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(DALLAS, TX); December 6, 2021 – BISSELL Pet Foundation is bringing hope to shelter pets across the country this holiday season with its “Empty the Shelters – Holiday Hope” adoption event Dec. 6 – 20. During each nationwide event, BISSELL Pet Foundation sponsors reduced adoption fees of $25 or less per cat, dog, puppy and kitten. This event will be hosted in more than 200 shelters in 40 states, including the SPCA of Texas.
The SPCA of Texas will be offering $25 adoptions on all adult dogs and cats at their Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas from December 6-20, 2021 for the Empty the Shelters – Holiday Hope event. To learn more about adoptions at the SPCA of Texas, please visit www.spca.org/adopt. To browse adoptable pets at the SPCA of Texas, please visit www.spca.org/findapet.
The “Empty the Shelters” event began in 2016 as an effort to encourage more families to adopt a pet into their home. Nearly 68,000 pets have found adoptive homes through this reduced-fee adoption event. Since its inception, BISSELL Pet Foundation has expanded its “Empty the Shelters” reach to organizations in 45 states and Canada, partnering with a total of 443 animal welfare organizations.
“Shelters are overcrowded and in desperate need of support due to slowed adoption rates and increased length of stay for pets,” said Cathy Bissell, Founder of BISSELL Pet Foundation. “With so many people seeking to add pets to their family around this time of year, our ‘Empty the Shelters – Holiday Hope’ event is the perfect opportunity to make a difference in your community by saving a life and creating space to give another homeless pet a chance.”
The SPCA of Texas has participated in Empty the Shelters previously, adopting out 84 animals during the event from October 4-10, 2021.
“Partnering with BISSELL Pet Foundation allows us to find even more homes for animals in need, making their wishes of homes for the holidays come true”, said Kelli Eaves, Director of Lifesaving Initiatives for the SPCA of Texas, “By adopting a pet from the SPCA of Texas, you’re not only saving their life, but also the lives of the pets that can take their place at the shelter.”
Please remember that adopting a pet is a lifetime commitment and not just for the holidays. For more information on adopting or donating to “Empty the Shelters,” visit www.bissellpetfoundation.org/empty-the-shelters as well as www.spca.org/give to support the SPCA of Texas’ work in North Texas.
About BISSELL Pet Foundation:
BISSELL Pet Foundation is a charitable 501©(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to help reduce the number of animals in shelters through pet adoption, spay/neuter programs, microchipping and emergency support. Founded in 2011 by Cathy Bissell, BPF is an extension of her long-standing love for animals and commitment to their welfare. BPF has since partnered with more than 5,300 shelters and rescues across the U.S. and Canada to help pets find loving homes. The foundation is supported by generous donors and BISSELL Homecare, Inc where every purchase saves pets. To learn more, visit www.bissellpetfoundation.org.
About SPCA of Texas
The SPCA of Texas is the leading animal welfare organization in North Texas. Founded in 1938, the non-profit operates two shelters, an equine/livestock center, two spay/neuter clinics, two mobile spay/neuter and wellness vehicles, one mobile adoptions vehicle and an emergency animal rescue center, all located in Dallas, Collin and Ellis Counties, and maintains a team of animal cruelty investigators who respond to thousands of calls in North Texas counties. The organization does not euthanize for time or space. Moreover, the SPCA of Texas serves as an active resource center for an array of services that bring people and animals together to enrich each other’s lives. The SPCA of Texas is not affiliated with any other entity and does not receive general operating funds from the City of Dallas, State of Texas, federal government or any other national humane organization. The SPCA of Texas is dedicated to providing every animal exceptional care and a loving home. To learn more about the SPCA of Texas, visit spca.org.
Madeline Yeaman Arnold
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