Animal shelters across the country are in crisis, and adoptable pets are at risk due to unprecedented overcrowding. Factors such as increased length of stay for pets, slowed adoptions, staffing issues, the current housing and rental crisis, and more have created a dire situation for our nation’s pets.
BISSELL Pet Foundation is hosting its longest-ever Summer National “Empty the Shelters” reduced-fee adoption event to prompt a national call for adoption. By sponsoring reduced adoption fees or $50 of less from July 11 – 31, 2022, BISSELL Pet Foundation aims to take thousands of deserving shelter pets from kennels to couches.
WHAT: BISSELL Pet Foundation is hosting its longest-ever Summer National “Empty the Shelters” adoption event from July 11 – 31, 2022. This effort has helped more than 96,068 pets find loving homes, making “Empty the Shelters” the largest funded adoption event in the country. During each nationwide event, BISSELL Pet Foundation sponsors reduced adoption fees for $50 or less to take deserving shelter pets from kennels to the couches of loving homes. The “Empty the Shelters” event will be hosted at 250+ organizations in 42 states.
WHEN: July 11 – 31, 2022
Note – not every shelter is participating for the full event. Potential adopters are encouraged to visit the “Empty the Shelters” website to find the nearest participating shelter and confirm their adoption day details.
WHERE: 250+ shelters in 42 states
View our Interactive map: www.bissellpetfoundation.org/empty-the-shelters/
INTERVIEWS: Each location is likely to have a spokesperson available for interviews at the adoption events. Please contact the shelter closest to you to coordinate the details.
QUOTE: “Shelters are calling me daily and BISSELL Pet Foundation is feeling the burden of overcrowding. With the euthanasia of homeless dogs up 22% in just the first quarter of 2022 alone, we knew we had to act quickly to help at-risk pets,” said Cathy Bissell, Founder of BISSELL Pet Foundation. “Empty the Shelters is the largest funded adoption event in the country, and by extending the event to three weeks, we can help meet the immediate need to save lives.”
DETAILS: Below are some talking points and additional facts about BISSELL Pet Foundation.
BISSELL Pet Foundation was founded in 2011 by Cathy Bissell to end pet homelessness.
“Empty the Shelters” is the largest funded adoption event in the nation, helping 96,068 pets find homes in the United States and Canada since its inception in 2016.
“Empty the Shelters” provides reduced adoption fees at shelters, typically ranging from $0 to $50 per animal adoption.
Our nation’s shelters are facing an overcrowding crisis. Please consider fostering or donating if you unable to add a pet to your family.
View our 2022 National Shelter Crisis awareness video to learn more about what our nation’s shelters are facing: https://youtu.be/G3yDKZo6jwo
Visit www.BISSELLPetFoundation.org/Empty-The-Shelters for more information.