Ryan Eggold, star of NBC’s "New Amsterdam," will host a special 30-minute program beginning Aug. 28 that will recap this year’s Clear the Shelters nationwide pet adoption campaign. The "Clear the Shelters" show will feature stories of individuals and celebrities who are fostering and adopting pets during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as stories from social media animal brand, The Dodo.
Returning for a sixth consecutive year as a month-long virtual campaign, the stations’ 2020 pet adoption initiative kicked off on Aug. 1 and is helping individuals connect with shelters all across the country and meet pets through web/mobile platforms. The stations’ pet adoption campaign is also making it easy for people to donate online to participating shelters/rescues, according to officials.
"I discovered Jody [a pit bull rescue] at a shelter 12 years ago and can’t imagine my life without her," Eggold said, who is also known for his role as Tom Keen on the NBC drama "The Blacklist." "From beach runs to staying at home, especially now during the pandemic, Jody is always by my side. I look forward to celebrating this year’s Clear the Shelters campaign with audiences everywhere, and to highlight the most amazing pet adoption stories from this year’s campaign."
Since 2015, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ Clear the Shelters pet adoption campaign has resulted in more than 410,000 pets finding new homes, according to officials.