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Posted on: July 10, 2023

[ARCHIVED] BISSELL Pet Foundation Partners with MetLife Pet Insurance for Summer National “Empty the Shelters”

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Santa Rosa Animal Services (SRCAS) will participate in the BISSELL Pet Foundation Partners with MetLife Pet Insurance for Summer National “Empty the Shelters” July 16-31 at 4451 Pine Forest Road in Milton and is offering $5 adoption fees. View adoptable pets online at www.santarosa.fl.gov/405/Search-Adoptable-Pets.


BISSELL Pet Foundation, a national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending pet homelessness, is excited to announce it will team up with MetLife Pet Insurance for the foundation’s upcoming “Empty the Shelters” reduced-fee adoption event. With the shared goal of helping pets find and stay in loving homes, this collaboration will save lives by expanding the foundation's reach to include more shelters across the country. From July 6 to July 31, BISSELL Pet Foundation's Summer National “Empty the Shelters” will occur at more than 335 shelters in 44 states with pets available for adoption for just $50 or less, including SRCAS.


SRCAS has participated in several BISSELL Pet Foundation "Empty the Shelters" events throughout the last few years. These events have helped find homes for many of Santa Rosa County's most vulnerable animals.


"We're excited to once again partner with BISSELL Pet Foundation to provide reduced adoption fees for the Summer "Empty the Shelters" event," said, Randy Lambert, SRCAS Chief. "Many pets have found their forever families thanks to these events making adoptions more affordable for our community members."


Since the 2016 inception of BISSELL Pet Foundation’s “Empty the Shelters,” nearly 158,000 pets at 669 animal welfare organizations in 49 states and Canada have received second chances. An average of 1,200 shelter pets are adopted each day during each quarterly national event. Through this partnership and continued support, the foundation is looking forward to reaching more pets in more shelters and communities during this upcoming event. 

 

“We are excited to team up with MetLife Pet Insurance to offer 30 days of pet insurance at no cost to the adopter, as well as the opportunity to purchase an annual pet insurance policy, which could make a difference in helping adopters deal with their pet’s unexpected illness or injury," said Cathy Bissell, Founder of BISSELL Pet Foundation. "Veterinary costs add up quickly, and too often, pet owners forgo care or surrender their beloved pets when they can't afford treatment. This collaboration could help to enable more pets in more communities to be adopted through 'Empty the Shelters' and can help facilitate adopters seeking treatment to keep their pets healthy and in their new homes.”


BISSELL Pet Foundation and SRCAS 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 www.santarosa.fl.gov/animals.


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About Santa Rosa Animal Services:

Santa Rosa County Animal Services' mission is to build a society in which every animal is treated with compassion; we provide humane shelter and care for the approximately 3,500 lost, displaced and victimized animals who enter our doors every year. Our services protect animals and educate the community through outreach, intervention, and enforcement. 



We are dedicated to providing a positive outcome for all of the animals in our care. Since 2019, we have changed our approach to animal sheltering to better serve our community and pets. Through this transformation, our shelter has earned no-kill shelter status and are continuing to promote positive change.



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, visit www.bissellpetfoundation.org.



Media Contact:

Brittany Schlacter | Marketing & PR Specialist | brittany.schlacter@bissell.com, 812.593.3296

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