SAN JACINTO, CA — On October 1-4, Bissell Pet Foundation is teaming up with 160 shelter partners in 33 states — including Ramona Humane Society in San Jacinto — to reduce adoption fees and find forever homes during Empty the Shelters.
During Empty the Shelters, BPF sponsors adoption fees so adopters pay $25 or less. With the COVID-19 pandemic, along with the recent Hurricane Laura, BPF has offered more assistance to shelter partners than ever before, the foundation reported.
“BPF is happy to host Empty the Shelters events as our budget allows because we know it works for our shelter partners and the pets in their care,” said Cathy Bissell, founder of Bissell Pet Foundation. “By sponsoring adoption fees during ETS, we make it a win-win for everyone involved.”
All animals included in the Empty the Shelters promotion will be microchipped and spayed/neutered to prevent further pet homelessness. BPF will also honor foster-to-adopt cases that begin October 1-4 and are finalized up to one week after the event. (Each participating organization has its own adoption process with individual requirements to adopt.)
In addition to adoption, people can also make a contribution to the ETS fund at www.bissellpetfoundation.org/empty-the-shelters-donations.
“BPF is in need of your support to continue its lifesaving work through the rest of 2020,” according to a foundation news release. “When you give to Empty the Shelters, 100 percent of your contribution will help a shelter pet find a forever home.”
In addition to Ramona Humane Society, a handful of other Southern California shelters are taking part in the Bissell program. Using the map and filter function on www.bissellpetfoundation.org/ETS, you can find the closest participating shelter location near you.