SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Rescuing a pet is rewarding not only for the cat or dog you bring home but for your entire family.

As a part of this year’s Clear the Shelters campaign, WSAV is highlighting those special pet rescue stories. Take a look through the gallery above to read more about local families (and some of WSAV’s own staff) who have given “fur-ever” homes to deserving animals.

To submit your own rescue story, simply send a photo of your pet to pics@wsav.com and tell us a little bit about their journey.

Please include “Clear the Shelters” in the subject line and let us know your name, your pet’s name and the shelter they were rescued from.

Our team will be in touch about the next steps.

Looking for a new furry friend in your life? Visit wsav.com/cleartheshelters to view a map of local participating shelters.