Pet Helpers Participating in "Empty the Shelters" Pet Adoption Event

Pet lovers in South Carolina will have the opportunity to adopt a pet for $25 with BISSELL Pet Foundation (BPF) sponsoring the remaining cost on Saturday, May 4th. To encourage adoption and relieve overcrowded shelters, the Michigan-based nonprofit will celebrate National Pet Month with its first Empty the Shelters event of 2019 at 110 participating shelters in 20 states and Canada. Since the program began in 2017, nearly 20,000 pets have found their forever homes through 10 Empty the Shelters events.

All adoptable pets available during Empty the Shelters will be microchipped and spayed/neutered. BPF now requires that all pets’ microchips must be registered to the adopters before they leave the event to increase the chance of pets reuniting with their owners, if lost. A microchip registration fee and license fee will apply - costs may vary by location.

Many shelters require pre-approval, which may necessitate an in-person visit the week leading up to the event. Adopters are encouraged to get pre-approved to ensure they can adopt on May 4th. To see a list of all participating locations, hours of operation, adoption requirements and available pets, visit www.bissellpetfoundation.org/ETS.

Please be reminded that adopting a pet is a long-term commitment. If you’re not able to adopt, please consider supporting BISSELL Pet Foundation’s lifesaving work at bissellpetfoundation.org/donate.

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