Published Aug 17, 2019 at 10:39 AM | Updated at 4:51 PM PDT on Aug 17, 2019
Animals lovers nationwide lined up early for a chance to find the purrfect pet to take home on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, during NBC and Telemundo's "Clear the Shelters" event.
One hundred shelter and rescue locations in Southern California participated in the fifth annual animal adoption drive. Click here to find a participating shelter near you.
Take a look below at "Clear the Shelters" in photos.