Did you know that May is National Pet Month and we're pleased to let you know that the Pennsylvania SPCA’s Erie Avenue headquarters is partaking in BISSELL Pet Foundation's National Empty the Shelters event taking place this Saturday, May 4, from 11am-6pm. All adoption fees this Saturday will be $25! (Please note all regular adoption policies apply and additional nominal fees may apply including tax, licensing of dogs and all cats must leave in a carrier).
BISSELL Pet Foundation Sponsors Nationwide Empty the Shelters Event to Save Lives
Over 100 shelters in the U.S. & Canada will offer $25 pet adoptions during the ‘Empty the Shelters’ event on May 4
PHILADELPHIA, PA. April 23, 2019 — Pet lovers in Pennsylvania will have the opportunity to adopt a pet for $25 with BISSELL Pet Foundation sponsoring the remaining cost on Saturday, May 4. 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 in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Canada. Since the program began in 2017, nearly 20,000 pets have found their forever homes through 10 Empty the Shelters events.
The Pennsylvania SPCA, 350 East Erie Avenue, will participate on Saturday, May 4 with adoption hours of 11am-6pm.
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 preapproval, which may necessitate an in-person visit the week leading up to the event. Adopters are encouraged to get preapproved to ensure they can adopt on May 4. To see a list of all participating locations, hours of operation, adoption requirements and available pets, please visit bissellpetfoundation.org/ets.
BPF has impacted over 180,000 pets through grant funding for adoption, spay/neuter, microchipping and foster care since inception in 2011.
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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