BISSELL Pet Foundation Sponsor Reduced Adoption Fees Across the Country

Pioneer Human Society/PAWS part of 275+ shelters participating in the spring “Empty the Shelters” event

Pendleton, Oregon, April 26, 2022—As shelters across the country face overcrowding, BISSELL Pet Foundation is aiming to “Empty the Shelters” by sponsoring reduced adoption fees of $25 from May 2-15. This event will be hosted in more than 275 shelters in 40 states, including PAWS.

PAWS will participate May 3-8 and 10-14. We are normally closed on Sundays and Mondays but will be open for Mother’s Day with a special gift for new pet “moms” Mother’s Day weekend. We will be offering $25 adoption fees for kittens, adult cats, and adult dogs. To see who we have available, please visit: http://pendletonpaws.org/adoption .

“Empty the Shelters,” BISSELL Pet Foundation’s largest program, began in 2016 as an effort to encourage more families to adopt a pet into their home. More than 83,000 pets have found adoptive homes through this reduced-fee adoption event. Since its inception, this lifesaving event has expanded to organizations in 45 states and Canada, partnering with a total of 443 animal welfare organizations. 

 “Shelters across the country are over capacity, and highly adoptable pets are at risk as we face one of the largest crises in recent years,” said Cathy Bissell, Founder of BISSELL Pet Foundation. “BISSELL Pet Foundation is calling on people to visit their community shelters during ‘Empty the Shelters’ to save a life through adoption. Without you, there is no tomorrow for these deserving pets.”

 

We are proud to have participated in several Empty the Shelters events in the past and can’t wait to see more of our shelter animals go to fur-ever homes!

BISSELL Pet Foundation and PAWS urge families to do their research about the pet they are interested in adopting, as well as adoption requirements. For more information on adopting or donating to “Empty the Shelters,” visit www.bissellpetfoundation.org/empty-the-shelters as well as http://pendletonpaws.org .

About BISSELL Pet Foundation:

BISSELL Pet Foundation is a charitable 501©(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 more than 5,500 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.