OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Saturday was Clear The Shelters day in Oklahoma and News 4 teamed up with NBC network as well as six local animal shelters to encourage Oklahomans to adopt.

Oklahoma’s shelters are often operating at well-over maximum capacity. The rescues are also seeing record numbers of animals needed loving forever homes or foster homes.

Clear The Shelters has been leading thousands from across the country to adopt from animal shelters since 2005.

“We’ve been wanting a cat for a couple months, so we got a two-for-one deal.” said a family adopting from the OKC Animal Welfare on Clear The Shelters day.

Oklahoma City Animal Welfare is located at 2811 S.E. 29th St. in Oklahoma City. For more information, call (405) 297-3100 or visit the shelter’s Facebook page or website.

News 4 is proud to be a sponsor of Clear The Shelters in Oklahoma and we’re glad to see our furry friends find new homes.