Maricopa County Animal Care and Control and Arizona Humane Society partnered with BISSELL Pet Foundation on Saturday, July 14 to host an Empty the Shelters event that resulted in 683 furry friends finding a forever home. Continuing the foundation’s efforts to decrease the high population of animals in shelters amid challenging weather conditions, BISSELL Pet Foundation will return to Phoenix on Saturday, August 4 to pay for all pet adoption fees.
I spoke with Jose Santiago from Maricopa County Animal Care and Control and Micheal Morefield
from the Arizona Animal; Welfare League about the program and about the constant need and
appreciation for volunteers. Listen to that interview on this page ..
"Summer is such a critical time for pet adoption in the Maricopa County area with shelters filled to capacity and the weather putting stress on the animals," said Cathy Bissell, Founder of BISSELL Pet Foundation. "We are grateful that hundreds of pets found homes through Empty the Shelters on July 14, but there are hundreds more waiting. We are pleased to announce that we will be back in August to give even more pets a chance for a loving home." (Cathy is pictured in the gallery with Jose Santiago)
To get more information about Empty the Shelters, visit their website www.bissellpetfoundation.org/empty-the-shelters or follow along on Facebook (BISSELL Pet Foundation) and Instagram (@bissellpets & @cathy_bissell).