Valley Animal Center: Clear the Shelters at Super Adoption

Aug 12, 2023 | 2023 Articles, Animal Rescue Adventures, Pets

by Alisia Sanchez, VAC Marketing Manager

Since 2015, NBC Universal Local has helped more than 860,000 pets find their furever homes through their nationwide annual pet adoption campaign, Clear the Shelters. In Fresno County, this campaign is led by NBC affiliates, KSEE24 and Telemundo Fresno. Local no-kill shelter for dogs and cats, Valley Animal Center, has teamed up with them once again August 1-31 to clear their shelters, but their efforts don’t stop there.

The nonprofit organization is hosting its annual Super Adoption, a day when they join forces with rescues and shelters throughout the Central Valley to find furever homes for as many dogs and cats in one day, on August 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Valley Animal Center located at 3934 N. Hayston Ave. in Fresno. This event is regarded by the organization as the largest adoption event of the year and in the valley.

This year, the organization’s efforts are ambitious, as they’ve set out to look for individuals, businesses, and organizations who can sponsor the adoption fees of animals at Super Adoption. With the help of Lithia Subaru of Fresno and Elaine’s Pet Resorts, adoption fees at Super Adoption are sponsored on a “first come, first adopt” basis. These sponsorships will not only help Valley Animal Center find homes for the animals in their care, but they will also help other rescues and shelters that do not have the ability to waive adoption fees do the same.

In addition to all-day pet adoptions, Valley Animal Center’s Super Adoption will also consist of food and shopping vendors, nonprofit organizations like the Central California Animal Disaster Team and Fresno TNR, and fun activities for the whole family. Activities include bumper cars, a bounce house, and a foam mountain sponsored by Cannon’s Bounce Houses.

So far, the marketing team at Valley Animal Center has featured a number of adoptables on social media as a way to increase their chances of adoption this August.


Akira (animal ID: 26217) was rescued from terrible living conditions last year in October. She was malnourished at the time and has undergone a transformation in the hands of Valley Animal Center’s dog care associates. Akira loves to sunbathe, play with squeaky toys, and enjoys being around humans. This gentle soul enjoys greeting other dogs and can often play the role of peacekeeper at playgroups.


Valley Animal Center welcomed Ivy (animal ID: 26470) this March. She, too, is a gentle soul and loves to snuggle and receive pets, especially head scratches. She can be very timid at first, but once she warms up, she’ll never want to leave your side. Due to her high stress levels, the best home for Ivy is a quiet one.

Both Akira and Ivy are available for adoption at Valley Animal Center, and anyone interested in meeting them can visit their dog and cat adoption centers Wednesday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If they do not find homes before Super Adoption, these two will be available to meet then.

In the meantime, the organization encourages the public to save the date and follow them on social media for upcoming Clear the Shelters promos. To learn more about Super Adoption, head to

Email: info@valleyanimal[dot]org
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Check out more animal rescue stories in our Pet Perspective section & watch for more stories from Valley Animal Center every month, and we would love to have you join our KRL Pets Facebook group.


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