125+ shelters in 26 states will offer $25 pet adoptions on Saturday, October 12

After successfully placing over 23,000 pets in homes, BISSELL Pet Foundation is back to Empty the Shelters at a participating location near you. On Saturday, October 12, adopters will have a chance to bring a pet home from Friends of the Animal Shelter or Young-Williams Animal Center for the reduced fee of $25 while BPF sponsors the remaining cost.

“Our shelter partners continue to give feedback that Empty the Shelters is saving lives in their area,” said Cathy Bissell, Founder of BISSELL Pet Foundation. “Not only do thousands of pets find homes, but shelter and rescue organizations of all sizes collaborate to make the greatest impact possible for pets. These relationships continue long after the event ends.”

BPF’s Empty the Shelters program began in 2016 to capitalize on the foundation’s mission to find every pet a loving home. ETS aims to shed light on pet homelessness across the county and encourage families to adopt a pet and save a life.

All adoptable pets available during Empty the Shelters will be microchipped and spayed/neutered. BPF requires that all microchips must be registered to the adopter before they leave, to increase the chance of pets reuniting with their owners, if lost. A microchip registration and license fee may apply—costs may vary by location.

Friends of the Animal Shelter and Young-Williams Animal Center are two of 125 organizations in 26 states taking part in this special adoption day. Many shelters require a preapproval process, which may require an in-person visit the week leading up to the event. To see a list of all participating locations, event hours and preapproval requirements, please visit www.bissellpetfoundation.org/ETS.

Please be reminded that adopting a pet is a long-term commitment. If you’re not able to adopt, please consider supporting BISSELL Pet Foundation’s lifesaving work at bissellpetfoundation.org/donate. To date, BPF has impacted over 200,000 pets through grant funding for adoption, spay/neuter, microchipping and foster care.