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Empty The Shelters takes place May 9-17

Posted at 8:41 AM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-06 08:41:40-04

It's no surprise that many pets have found new forever homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. The BISSELL Pet Foundation is assisting that mission even further by once again aiming to Empty the Shelters across the country.

From May 9 - 17, people can adopt a pet at their local animal shelter for just a fee of $25. Thanks to sponsorship from BISSELL Pet Foundation, they cover the adoption fee; new pet owners just have to pay the cost of a pet license.

Due to social distancing and COVID-19, the event will be slightly different this year. Shelters will be doing adoptions by appointment only, so call ahead to schedule a visit.

To see a list of participating shelters, visit