160 Shelters Nationwide to Reduce Adoption Fees During BISSELL Pet Foundation’s Empty the Shelters Event

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On October 1-4, BISSELL Pet Foundation (BPF) is teaming up with 160 shelter partners in 33 states to reduce adoption fees and find forever homes during Empty the Shelters (ETS). You have the opportunity to save a life by choosing adoption or making a contribution to the ETS fund at www.bissellpetfoundation.org/empty-the-shelters-donations.

Using the map and filter function on www.bissellpetfoundation.org/ETS, you can find the closest participating shelter location near you. (Antioch Animal Services)

During Empty the Shelters, BPF sponsors adoption fees so adopters pay $25 or less. With the unforeseen COVID-19 pandemic, along with the recent Hurricane Laura, BPF has offered more assistance to shelter partners than ever before.

This will be the sixth ETS event this year and with the overwhelming demand, BPF is in need of your support to continue its lifesaving work through the rest of 2020. When you give to Empty the Shelters, 100% of your contribution will help a shelter pet find a forever home.

“BPF is happy to host Empty the Shelters events as our budget allows because we know it works for our shelter partners and the pets in their care,” said Cathy Bissell, Founder of BISSELL Pet Foundation. “By sponsoring adoption fees during ETS, we make it a win-win for everyone involved.

All animals included in the Empty the Shelters promotion will be microchipped and spayed/neutered to prevent further pet homelessness. BPF will also honor foster-to-adopt cases that begin Oct 1-4 and are finalized up to one week after the event.

Each participating organization has their own adoption process with individual requirements to adopt, so please do your research and be prepared.

Since the program’s inception in 2016, ETS has helped 40,550 shelter pets find homes.

About BISSELL Pet Foundation:

BISSELL Pet Foundation is a charitable 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to help reduce the number of animals in shelters through pet adoption, spay/neuter programs, microchipping and emergency support. Founded in 2011 by Cathy Bissell, BPF is an extension of her long-standing love for animals and commitment to their welfare. BPF has since partnered with 5,000 shelters and rescues across the U.S. and Canada to help pets find loving homes. The foundation is supported by generous donors and BISSELL Homecare, Inc where every purchase saves pets. To learn more, visit www.bissellpetfoundation.org.