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Help the SPCA of Texas Clear the Shelters

WHAT: The SPCA of Texas is excited to announce that it will be participating in the NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth / KXAS and Telemundo 39 / KXTX Clear The Shelters™ month-long pet adoption campaign. The SPCA of Texas is offering $25 adoptions on all adult (6 months and older) animals through September 12 at its Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas and its Ellis County Animal Care Center in Waxahachie. From September 13-19, adoption fees (excluding equine/livestock) will be waived at the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center and the Ellis County Animal Care Center in hopes of finding even more pets loving homes. The Jan-Rees Jones Animal Care Center is open for adoptions every day from noon to 6:00 p.m. Animals are available by walk-in on a first-come, first-served basis. Appointments are also available for select animals. Adoptions at the Ellis County Animal Care Center will be available by appointment only. Information about available pets can be viewed online at

Monday, September 13, through Sunday, September 19, 2021
Noon to 6 p.m.

Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center
2400 Lone Star Drive
Dallas, TX 75212

Ellis County Animal Care Center
2570 Farm to Market Road 878
Waxahachie, TX 75165

HOW: Animals are available for adoption by walk-in on a first-come, first-served basis. Adoption appointments are also available for select animals.
Please browse our available animals at and visit to inquire about a dog or to inquire about a cat.

WHY: "The SPCA of Texas has a large number of adoptable pets searching for homes of their own. By participating in Clear the Shelters, the SPCA of Texas hopes to place more pets in loving homes, making space at our shelters and allowing us to assist even more animals in need." said Karen Froehlich, President & CEO for the SPCA of Texas, "We are grateful for the partnership with NBC 5 and Telemundo 39 and Park Place Dealerships to find homes for our animals."

This is the seventh consecutive year that NBC and Telemundo owned stations present their popular pet adoption initiative to communities nationwide. Since 2015, NBC 5 and Telemundo 39‘s local Clear The Shelters campaign has helped close to 45,000 pets find new homes. Nationally, more than half a million pets have been adopted. Visit for more information.
About the SPCA of Texas
The SPCA of Texas is the leading animal welfare organization in North Texas. Founded in 1938, the non-profit operates two shelters, an equine/livestock center, two spay/neuter clinics, two mobile spay/neuter and wellness vehicles, one mobile adoptions vehicle and an emergency animal rescue center, all located in Dallas, Collin and Ellis Counties, and maintains a team of animal cruelty investigators who respond to thousands of calls in North Texas counties. The organization does not euthanize for time or space. Moreover, the SPCA of Texas serves as an active resource center for an array of services that bring people and animals together to enrich each other’s lives. The SPCA of Texas is not affiliated with any other entity and does not receive general operating funds from the City of Dallas, State of Texas, federal government or any other national humane organization. The SPCA of Texas is dedicated to providing every animal exceptional care and a loving home. To learn more about the SPCA of Texas, visit

About NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth / KXAS
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth / KXAS is the local NBCUniversal-owned television station serving the communities of North Texas with quality local news, weather forecasts, consumer and investigative reports and sports and entertainment programming across all platforms, including the station’s dedicated website, its mobile app, social media channels and on COZI TV (Digital 5.2) and NBCLX (Digital 5.3), the station’s multicast channels.

About Telemundo 39 / KXTX
Telemundo 39 / KXTX is Telemundo’s local television station serving the Spanish-speaking community throughout North Texas. Owned by NBCUniversal, Telemundo 39 delivers award-winning local breaking news, weather, entertainment and sports programming across a variety of platforms, including on air, online at and via mobile and social media channels.

About Clear The Shelters
Clear The Shelters™ Desocupar Los Albergues® is an annual, nationwide pet adoption campaign that is spearheaded by NBCUniversal Local, a division of NBCUniversal. Every year, NBCUniversal Local’s NBC and Telemundo owned stations, plus affiliated stations, partner with animal shelters and rescues in their communities to host Clear The Shelters events. NBCUniversal Local’s Clear The Shelters campaign was inspired by a 2014 North Texas pet adoption event hosted by NBC 5 / KXAS and Telemundo 39 / KXTX and dozens of area shelters that resulted in the most adopted pets in one day for North Texas. Since 2015, NBCUniversal Local’s Clear The Shelters pet adoption campaign has resulted in more than a half million pets finding new homes. Visit and for more information.

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