LEWISBURG W.Va. (WVDN) — With animal shelters across the nation facing an overcrowding crisis, thousands of highly adoptable pets are waiting for their second chances. Greenbrier Humane Society is proud to partner with BISSELL Pet Foundation, a national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending pet homelessness, for its Winter National “Empty the Shelters.” From Dec. 1 – 16, BISSELL Pet Foundation will sponsor reduced adoption fees of $50 or less at more than 345 shelters in 42 states.
- Greenbrier Humane Society will participate Dec. 1-16 at 151 Holliday Lane Lewisburg, WV 24901, offering sponsored adoptions for dogs and cats.
- All interested adopters can find more details by calling the facility at 304-645-4775.
BISSELL Pet Foundation’s “Empty the Shelters” event is the largest funded adoption event in the country. With a goal of encouraging more families to choose adoption, this lifesaving effort has helped more than 190,000 pets find loving homes since 2016. As BISSELL Pet Foundation’s largest program, a total of 687 animal welfare organizations in 49 states and Canada have participated throughout the years. During the BISSELL Pet Foundation’s “Empty the Shelters” quarterly national events, an average of 1,225 shelter pets are adopted each day.
“Our nation’s animal shelters are facing an overcrowding crisis unlike anything we have experienced in more than a decade. The devastating increase in owner surrenders and stray intakes has left tens of thousands of socialized, house-trained, and leash-trained pets desperate to find a home,” said Cathy Bissell, Founder of BISSELL Pet Foundation. “Our Winter National ‘Empty the Shelters’ will support the adoption of thousands of pets across the country, helping shelters in this critical time. Opening your home to a shelter pet saves a life and creates space to give another pet a chance.”
This is Greenbrier Humane Society’s fourth BISSELL Event for the 2023 year. The last one was held in October of 2023, and there were 44 successful adoptions. They are hoping to have even more for December in an effort to empty the shelters!
Kirstin Cole, Greenbrier Humane Society Community Liaison, stated, “This is such an amazing event for our community. Everyone in Greenbrier County and surrounding areas surprises us every day with adoptions, donations, partnerships, volunteering and saving efforts for homeless animals in our area. But BISSELL plays such an important role by allowing us to sponsor these animals and getting them to their forever home at no cost to the adopters. It has been such a great turnout thus far and I can’t wait to see the success out of December’s event.”
Adoption is a lifetime commitment. BISSELL Pet Foundation and Greenbrier Humane Society 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 Greenbrier Humane Society’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/greenbrierhumanesociety/.
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