The Humane Society for the Treatment of Animals (HATS) announced 33 adoptions during BISSELL Pets’ Holiday Hope “Empty the Shelters” event.
Between December 6 and 20, more than 15,000 homeless pets were adopted during the holiday period, bringing the total number of pets adopted through “Empty the Shelters” in 2021 to 33,695.
HATS joined December 6-19 and offered $25 pet adoptions including dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens. This is Humane Animal Treatment Association’s most successful Holiday Hope event to date.
“Empty the Shelters” is the largest initiative of the BISSELL Pet Foundation and continues to grow each year to provide vital relief to overcrowded shelters. The nationwide fee reduction event was held at 245 shelters in 45 states and Canada. The BISSELL Pet Foundation offers per-adoption grants – $100 per dog and $50 per cat, allowing shelters to reduce adoption fees to $25 or less. Pets must be tamed/disabled, vaccinated and microchipped before being adopted, an additional cost savings for the family, making the adoption choice even more affordable.
Cathy Bissell, founder of BISSELL Pet Foundation, said: “Holiday Hope 2021 is officially the largest sponsored adoption event in the country and it’s the best way to end a challenging year of saving lives. living”. “It is heartwarming to think about the thousands of pets that have been put into loving homes just in time for the holidays.”
HATS’s standout adopted son is Tigger. The family that met him couldn’t have been more perfect. The staff are always shocked. The tiger is still in the shelter, he is an amazing dog; Sweet, playful, funny and gorgeous.
“It’s like they’re waiting for each other,” commented several employees.
Tigger is currently living his best life with his little friend Markus and Tigger just earned his Service Dog certification.
“This event is important not only for the animals that find their permanent home, but also for all the animals waiting to come to the shelter. Specifically, the hundreds of cats on the catering list don’t always wait in the house. This event gives way to new enrollments,” said Aleisha N..
For more information about adopting or donating to “Empty the Shelters,” visit www.bissellpetfoundation.org/empty-the-shelters as well as www.hatsweb.org.
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