Empty the Shelters with BISSELL and Cincinnati Animal CARE

Adoption fees are currently $10 for adult animals

As our nation’s shelters face unprecedented overcrowding, BISSELL Pet Foundation is doing its part to take homeless pets from kennels to couches by sponsoring reduced adoption fees of $50 or less from July 11 – 31. The longest-ever Summer National “Empty the Shelters” event will be hosted in more than 250 shelters in 42 states, including Cincinnati Animal CARE

Cincinnati Animal CARE will be participating in the Empty the Shelters event July 11-31, 2022 with $10 adoption fees for all cats over 6 months old and all dogs over 6 months and over 25 lbs. Cincinnati Animal CARE is located at 3949 Colerain Avenue in Northside and is open daily from 1 pm-6 pm. No appointments are necessary to meet animals in the shelter but to see adoptable pets or apply for an animal living in a foster home, visit cincinnatianimalcare.org

“Shelters are calling me daily and BISSELL Pet Foundation is feeling the burden of overcrowding. With the euthanasia of homeless dogs up 22% in just the first quarter of 2022 alone, we knew we had to act quickly to help at-risk pets,” said Cathy Bissell, Founder of BISSELL Pet Foundation. “Empty the Shelters is the largest funded adoption event in the country, and by extending the event to three weeks, we can help meet the immediate need to save lives.” 

“We’ve had tremendous success working with Bissell’s “Empty the Shelters” events,” said Ray Anderson, Community Engagement Manager for Cincinnati Animal CARE. “It’s fun, exciting, and most important, we see animals going home! Our community is always fired up and wanting to be a part of the solution.” 

BISSELL Pet Foundation’s “Empty the Shelters” event is the largest funded adoption event in the country. With the goal of encouraging more families to choose adoption, this lifesaving effort has helped more than 96,000 pets find loving homes since 2016. “Empty the Shelters” is BISSELL Pet Foundation’s largest program, partnering with a total of 443 animal welfare organizations in 47 states and Canada to reduce adoption fees. 

Adoption is a lifetime commitment. BISSELL Pet Foundation and Cincinnati Animal CARE urge families to do their research about the pet they are interested in adopting, as well as adoption requirements. For more information on adopting or donating to “Empty the Shelters,” visit www.bissellpetfoundation.org/empty-the-shelters as well as cincinnatianimalcare.org

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 5,600 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 Cincinnati Animal CARE 

Cincinnati Animal CARE is Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s only open-intake, no-kill animal shelter and the county’s sole provider of Dog Warden (animal control) services. The shelter also works to reunite lost companion pets, aims to reduce the stray population, offers opportunities for unwanted animals to be adopted or rescued, and provides the public with information and programs about pet ownership. Learn more at cincinnatianimalcare.org.

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