BISSELL Pet Foundation Announces
Fall “Empty the Shelters”
SRCAS part of 280+ shelters participating in fall “Empty the Shelters” event
BISSELL Pet Foundation is doing its part to take homeless pets from kennels to couches by sponsoring reduced adoption fees of $50 or less from Oct. 1-8. The Fall National “Empty the Shelters” event will be hosted in more than 280 shelters in 42 states, including Santa Rosa County Animal Services (SRCAS).
SRCAS will participate Oct. 1-8, at 4451 Pine Forest Road in Milton, offering $5 adoption fees for adult cats, dogs, kittens and puppies. View all adoptable pets online at www.santarosa.fl.gov/animals.
SRCAS has participated in BISSELL Empty the Shelter events several times over the last year. SRCAS regularly explores new opportunities and partnerships to provide reduced fees that encourage more adoptions.
"This year has been one of the most challenging for our shelter, with a large influx of dogs and a longer than normal kitten season. These animals are just looking for a home and would certainly make a family very happy," said Randy Lambert, Animal Service Chief, " We are very grateful for partners like the BISSELL Pet Foundation, who help us provide an affordable option for adoptees and helping find relief for our often overcrowded shelter."
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 nearly 118,000 pets find loving homes since 2016. “Empty the Shelters” is BISSELL Pet Foundation’s largest program, partnering with a total of 541 animal welfare organizations in 47 states and Canada to reduce adoption fees.
Adoption is a lifetime commitment. 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 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, vaccinations, 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 5,600 shelters and rescues across the U.S. and Canada to help pets find loving homes. The foundation is supported by generous donors and BISSELL Inc. where every purchase saves pets. To learn more, visit www.bissellpetfoundation.org.
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. To learn more, visit www.santarosa.fl.gov/animals.
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