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Shelters Nationwide Partner with Bissell Pet Foundation

Bissell Pet Foundation
Bissell Pet Foundation
Bissell Pet Foundation

Humane societies and animal shelters across the country are partnering with the Bissell Pet Foundation to host "Empty the Shelters." In July, shelters in Clinton, Peoria, and Dubuque received grants from the foundation to lower the costs of adoption.

Brittany Schlacter from the Bissell Pet Foundation, says that this nation-wide event increases adoption rates.
"What better way than create a program that provides grant funding to shelters? Then, people are able to adopt a pet and they get it for a little bit less. It comes vaccinated, spayed/neutered, microchipped and licensed."

Available for Adoption in Peoria: Tic Tac

The foundation contributes 50 dollars for every dog adoption and 20 dollars for every cat.
Schlacter says, Bissell Pet Foundation holds emergency events, as well.

Available for Adoption in Dubuque: Noni

"Emergency 'Empty the Shelter' events are typically with shelters and rescues that we've already partnered with, but we are always open to working with shelters in crisis. Often times, we get connected with that we've never worked with before; after a natural disaster."

Available for Adoption in Peoria: Ressie

The shelters participating near the Quad Cities are the Clinton Humane Society, the Dubuque Regional Humane Society, and Peoria Animal Protection Services.

Available for Adoption in Dubuque: Nickelback

Susanna Kemerling is WVIK Quad Cities NPR's 2022 Fellowship Host/Reporter. She graduated from Northern Illinois University for Media Studies in Communication and spent the last year working as a Teaching Assistant through the graduate program at NIU.