Empty The Shelters: Adopt A Pet For $25 On Saturday

WWJ News
October 11, 2019 - 7:38 am

photo: BISSELL Pet Foundation

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(WWJ) - Have room in your heart and home for a new fur baby? There’s no better time than the present to seek one out.

The BISSELL Pet Foundation is turning October 12 into "Empty The Shelters Day" for hundreds of dogs and cats across Michigan and 25 other states. The Grand Rapids-based non-profit is lowering all adoption fees to just $25 for the event and will cover the rest, which can be up to several hundred dollars per adoption. 

More than 130 shelters and rescue organizations across the country are participating, 53 of which are in Michigan. An interactive map on the foundation's website shows all the participating shelters and rescue organizations.

Millions of pets are abandoned or released to shelters and rescue organizations each year. In Michigan alone, approximately 40,000 pets are euthanized yearly because they are unable to find new homes.

All adoptable pets available during Empty the Shelters will be microchipped and spayed/neutered. A microchip registration and license fee may apply—costs may vary by location.

For more information about Empty the Shelters day, including a list of participating shelters and rescue organizations, visit bissellpetfoundation.org.