LEWISBURG, W.Va. (WVDN) – Greenbrier Humane Society announces 86 adoptions during its participation in BISSELL Pet Foundation’s Summer National “Empty the Shelters” event. From July 6-31, a total of 31,861 pets were adopted from 337 shelters in 44 states. The Foundation teamed up with MetLife Pet Insurance for this lifesaving reduced-fee adoption event.
Greenbrier Humane Society participated from July 6 through 31 and offered no cost for pet adoptions including dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens.
“Empty the Shelters” is BISSELL Pet Foundation’s largest initiative and continues to grow each year to provide critical relief to overcrowded shelters. Since the event’s inception in 2016, more than 191,986 pets have found loving homes through this lifesaving event. BISSELL Pet Foundation provides grants for each adoption – $100 per dog and $50 per cat – allowing shelters to reduce adoption fees to $50 or less. Pets must be spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped before being adopted out, an additional cost savings for the family, making the choice to adopt even more affordable.
“The people that chose to adopt during our Summer National ‘Empty the Shelters’ event literally saved lives as shelter pets are at risk,” said Cathy Bissell, Founder of BISSELL Pet Foundation. “Shelters nationwide are in crisis with an overwhelming number of highly adoptable, homeless pets. Each adopter who chose consciously to adopt a pet is my hero and made a lifesaving difference.”
Nikita Honaker, Greenbrier Humane Society Office Manager, stated- “We are so grateful to be a part of the Empty the Shelters event hosted by BISSELL Pet Foundation, MetLife Pet Insurance, and Cathy Bissell. The July event in particular was our most successful one to date with 86 adoptions! We saw so many residents go out the door and find their forever families, one in particular being Ginger, a long-term resident that we all had so much love for, and she was so happy to go home. We hope to be a part of many more Empty the Shelters events and see even more of our residents find their forever homes!”
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 crisis and disaster response. 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 5,800 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 and make a donation, visit www.bissellpetfoundation.org.
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