BISSELL Pet Foundation (BPF) announces EMPTY THE SHELTERS, a free pet adoption event, will be held Saturday, November 19th from 11am-4pm at Lakeshore Humane Society (LHS) in Manitowoc, WI. BPF will pay all adoption fees which average $135 for dogs and $70 for cats.
BPF, a national nonprofit headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, seeks to make a significant impact on pet homelessness with EMPTY THE SHELTERS events across the country. In October, BPF emptied 57 shelters in Michigan with 1,960 pets adopted. LHS took notice of this success and contacted BPF to be considered in the future. As a result, LHS will be one of five shelters nationwide to participate in EMPTY THE SHELTERS on the 19th as part of a test program for a prospective national rollout of the BPF event.
Additionally, LHS will partner with other animal welfare organizations in an effort to find forever homes for the most cats and dogs possible. As many as 150 cats and 30 dogs are expected to be available. Families who choose adoption at LHS during EMPTY THE SHELTERS will only be responsible for licensing fees.
“Our goal for EMPTY THE SHELTERS is to encourage people considering a pet to choose adoption first,” Cathy Bissell notes. “We hope that families in the Manitowoc area will open their hearts to the wonderful cats and dogs at Lakeshore Humane Society to give them a much-deserved, second chance at life.”
Millions of pets are abandoned or released to shelters and rescue organizations each year with nearly half euthanized because they are unable to find new homes. BPF is committed to solving this problem by supporting animal welfare organizations through adoption, spay/neuter, microchipping and foster care programs.
Lakeshore Humane Society is located at 1551 N. 8th Street, Manitowoc, WI 54220. Adoption requirements include: proof of vaccination of current pets and proof of home ownership/ pet policy in rental agreement, if applicable. Other restrictions may apply and adopters are encouraged to come prepared with all adoption requirements. Please visit lakeshorehumane.org for adoption application and to see adoptable pets. For more information about BISSELL Pet Foundation, please go to bissellpetfoundation.org.
About BISSELL Pet Foundation
BISSELL Pet Foundation is a charitable 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to help reduce the number of animals in shelters and to support organizations dedicated to the humane care and treatment of animals through pet adoption, spay/neuter programs, microchipping and foster care. Founded in 2011 by Cathy Bissell, BISSELL Pet Foundation is an extension of her long-standing love for animals and commitment to their welfare. The foundation is supported by BISSELL Homecare, Inc., a 140-year-old Grand Rapids-based floor care appliance brand in its fourth generation of family leadership.
About BISSELL Homecare, Inc. For 140 years and counting, Michigan-based BISSELL Homecare, Inc. has developed innovative floor care solutions that make cleaning easier. As the top-selling brand in floor care appliances based on NPD unit sales, BISSELL understands that fuller lives often mean more messes, and that convenient cleaning tools help us embrace life’s messier moments. Now in its fourth generation of family leadership, the company supplies households across the globe with vacuums, sweepers, deep-cleaning machines, hard floor cleaners and cleaning formulas.