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Live Blog: 2023 Clear the Shelters event today

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — A dozen Central Texas animal shelters are participating in an annual event to adopt out as many furry felines and precious pups as possible Saturday — include waived or discounted fees.

KXAN and these groups are part of the Clear the Shelters effort, NBCUniversal’s nationwide pet adoption and donation campaign.

See the local shelters participating and follow along with updates from the day below:

Live Blog:

6:30 a.m.

The Clear the Shelters Central Texas event officially kicks off Saturday. A dozen local shelters are offering waived or reduced adoption fees.

Last year set a nationwide record of 161,000 adoptions and $540,000 raised, according to NBCUniversal. Since 2015, the event helped adopt out more than 860,000 pets nationwide.

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