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11 December 2019   Bri Olson
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BISSELL Pet Foundation Encourages Families to Adopt and Save a Life This Holiday Season

121 animal shelters and rescues nationwide will offer reduced-fee pet adoptions during the ‘Empty the Shelters’ event on December 13 & 14

ARIZONA. December 5, 2019 — BISSELL Pet Foundation (BPF) is aiming to bring holiday hope to homeless pets across America with its Empty the Shelters – Holiday Hope event. On December 13 & 14, BPF will support over 120 shelters by offering reduced-fee pet adoptions. 

BISSELL Pet Foundation’s Empty the Shelters - Holiday Hope event will include shelters in 25 states, including the following 3 locations in Arizona:

- Maricopa County Animal Care and Control
- Arizona Animal Welfare League
- Chino Valley Animal Shelter

All adoptable pets available during Empty the Shelters –Holiday Hope will be microchipped and spayed/neutered. Please be reminded that adopting a pet is a long-term commitment.

BPF prioritizes funding for adoption, so pets find loving homes. Since some shelters have higher success with a two-day event, or a free adoption rather than a reduced-fee, each participating organization is able to determine the parameters that will help the most pets in their area. BPF will provide the same shelter reimbursement for each pet adopted; making adoption affordable for families. 

“To permanently end the homeless pet problem, everyone across the country needs to understand that there are beautiful, worthy animals in shelters who should be the first choice when bringing a pet into your home,” said Cathy Bissell, Founder of BPF. “You will get the most loving pet who will literally change your life because it’s so grateful to be loved. I want every person to know they can be part of the solution if they adopt a shelter pet.”

Many shelters require a preapproval process, which may include an in-person visit. Adopters are encouraged to get preapproved to ensure they can adopt on the day of the event. Often, pets are adopted in the week leading up to ETS, so if you meet the pet of your dreams when visiting in advance, BPF suggests adopting on the spot.

BPF’s Empty the Shelters events have found homes for nearly 27,000 pets since the program’s inception in 2016.

To see a list of all participating locations, hours of operation and adoption requirements, please visit bissellpetfoundation.org/ETS. If you’re not able to adopt, please consider supporting BISSELL Pet Foundation’s lifesaving work at bissellpetfoundation.org/donate.

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 over 4,800 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.

 

About BISSELL Homecare, Inc.

For more than 140 years, BISSELL Homecare, Inc. has developed innovative floor care solutions that make cleaning up after families and pets easier. BISSELL supplies households across the globe with many products that are specifically engineered with pet families in mind; offering solutions for stains, odors, pet shedding and accidents for those who love their pets, but not the mess. For more on the complete line of BISSELL products, visit www.bissell.com.