“Empty the Shelters” event across Alabama helps pets find forever homes for the holidays.

Animal shelters across Alabama are working to find forever homes for pets in the state this holiday season. Six of these organizations are participating. BISSELL PET FOUNDATION “Holiday Hope: Empty the Shelters” event. A national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending pet homelessness.

The adoption event spans 380 participating organizations in 43 states, including the Yellowhammer state. From now until December 17th, adopters can bring home a fully vaccinated, microchipped, spayed or neutered cat or dog for $50 or less.. All interested applicants must go through a participating organization’s adoption process to ensure they are a perfect match for a pet.

In a press release, the BISSELL Pet Foundation said the adoption event comes at a time when many animal shelters are experiencing unusual overcrowding due to increased intakes and slower adoption rates. It also comes at a time when post-pandemic death rates are on the rise due to lack of space..

Brittany Schlacter is the Marketing and PR Specialist for the BISSELL Pet Foundation. Adopters benefit from bringing a furry friend home just as much as the adoptable pet, she said.

“These events are truly transformative, not only for animal shelters and pets to save lives and reduce the number of animals in shelters, but also to raise awareness for adoption,” she explained. Increasing.” “And to really bring some extra attention to the fact that there are so many pets in this country waiting for loving homes.”

The BISSELL Pet Foundation’s “Empty the Shelters” event is reportedly the nation’s largest funded adoption event. According to the organization, the effort has helped more than 204,000 pets find loving homes since 2016. During the BISSELL Pet Foundation’s “Empty the Shelters” quarterly national events, an average of 1,225 pets are adopted per day.

“Our nation’s animal shelters need your help as they face an overcrowding crisis the likes of which we have not experienced in over a decade. Devastating increases in owner surrenders and stray eaters. has left tens of thousands of deserving pets desperate to find homes,” said Cathy Bissell, founder of the BISSELL Pet Foundation, in a press release. “Our event is a great opportunity to make a difference in your community by saving a life and making room for other homeless pets to have a chance this holiday season.”

Alabama shelters participating in “Holiday Hope: Empty the Shelters” include:

–Greater Birmingham Humane Society

–Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter, Inc.

–Mobile’s perfect partners

— Florence Lauderdale Animal Services

–HASRA Inc (Heart of Alabama Save Rescue Adapt)

— Lee County Humane Society

While pets can feel like a gift in terms of the joy they bring to life, the BISSELL Pet Foundation reminds prospective pet parents that adopting a pet during the holidays is a lifelong commitment. Find a partner organization near you or donate to help “Empty the Shelters.” Click here.

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