October 17th

Empty the Shelters National 10.6.18

Tails were wagging across America on Saturday, October 6 when BISSELL Pet Foundation waived adoption fees at 101 shelters across 14 states. Cathy Bissell and the BPF team are so grateful for the adopters who chose to welcome a pet into their hearts and into their homes. In less than 24 hours, 3,344 deserving shelter pets were able to receive a second chance.

Since the creation of ETS in 2016, this event alone has found homes for nearly 17,000 pets. Although this is amazing, we know we still have a long way to go. Over 5,000 animals are euthanized in the U.S. every day, so the next time you’re thinking of adding a pet to your home, remember to choose adoption first.

 

 

ALMOST HOME ANIMAL RESCUE
Adopted Dogs: 7
Adopted Cats: 8
Total Adopted: 15
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AL-VAN HUMANE SOCIETY
Adopted Dogs: 17
Adopted Cats: 11
Total Adopted: 28
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ANIMAL ARK RESCUE
Adopted Dogs: 35
Adopted Cats: 14
Total Adopted: 49
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ANIMAL CARE CENTERS
Adopted Dogs: 23
Adopted Cats: 37
Other: 4
Total Adopted: 64

 

AnimalVILLAGENM
Adopted Dogs: 1
Total Adopted: 1
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ARENAC COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL
Adopted Dogs: 6
Adopted Cats: 6
Total Adopted: 12
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ARIZONA ANIMAL WELFARE LEAGUE
Adopted Dogs: 22
Adopted Cats: 24
Total Adopted: 46
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ARIZONA HUMANE SOCIETY
Adopted Dogs: 126
Adopted Cats: 176
Other: 5
Total Adopted: 307

 

AuCaDo RESCUE MID-MICHIGAN
Adopted Dogs: 1
Adopted Cats: 1
Total Adopted: 2

 

BARRY COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER
Adopted Dogs: 3
Adopted Cats: 13
Total Adopted: 16
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BAY COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL
Adopted Dogs: 4
Adopted Cats: 27
Total Adopted: 31

 

BERGEN COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER
Adopted Dogs: 2
Adopted Cats: 17
Total Adopted: 49
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BERKELEY HUMANE SOCIETY
Adopted Dogs: 3
Adopted Cats: 21
Total Adopted: 24
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BIDEAWEE
Adopted Dogs: 9
Adopted Cats: 12
Total Adopted: 21
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BLUE WATER AREA HUMANE SOCIETY
Adopted Dogs: 1
Adopted Cats: 10
Other: 2
Total Adopted: 13
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BOTTLE BABIES RESCUE
Adopted Dogs: 44
Adopted Cats: 21
Total Adopted: 65

 

BROOME COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY
Adopted Dogs: 26
Adopted Cats: 29
Total Adopted: 55
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CANNONSVILLE CRITTERS
Adopted Cats: 33
Total Adopted: 33
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CASCADES HUMANE SOCIETY 
Adopted Dogs: 6
Adopted Cats: 12
Total Adopted: 18

 

CASS COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL
Adopted Dogs: 9
Adopted Cats: 14
Total Adopted: 23
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CAT TALES RESCUE OF MUSKEGON
Adopted Cats: 8
Total Adopted: 8
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CHARLEVOIX AREA HUMANE SOCIETY
Adopted Dogs: 5
Adopted Cats: 5
Total Adopted: 10

 

CHENANGO COUNTY SPCA
Adopted Dogs: 5
Adopted Cats: 38
Total Adopted: 43
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CLARE COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER
Adopted Dogs: 1
Adopted Cats: 6
Total Adopted: 7
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COBER’S CANINE RESCUE
Adopted Dogs: 5
Adopted Cats: 0
Total Adopted: 5

 

COMPANION CATS
Adopted Cats: 26
Total Adopted: 26
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COPPER COUNTRY HUMANE SOCIETY
Adopted Dogs: 6
Adopted Cats: 32
Total Adopted: 38
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CRASH’S LANDING 
Adopted Cats: 3
Total Adopted: 3
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DELTA ANIMAL SHELTER
Adopted Dogs: 12
Adopted Cats: 56
Other: 1
Total Adopted: 69
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DETROIT ANIMAL WELFARE GROUP
Adopted Dogs: 8
Adopted Cats: 10
Other: 1
Total Adopted: 19

 

DETROIT DOG RESCUE
Adopted Dogs: 5
Total Adopted: 5
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DO ONLY GOOD ANIMAL RESCUE
Adopted Dogs: 11
Total Adopted: 11
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DUTCHESS COUNTY SPCA
Adopted Dogs: 11
Adopted Cats: 13
Other: 2
Total Adopted: 26
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FAMILY PAWS RESCUE
Adopted Dogs: 5
Total Adopted: 5
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FREDERICKSBURG SPCA
Adopted Dogs: 23
Adopted Cats: 19
Total Adopted: 42
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FRIENDS FOR ANIMALS OF METRO DETROIT
Adopted Dogs: 13
Adopted Cats: 23
Total Adopted: 36
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FRIENDS OF CHICAGO ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL
Adopted Dogs: 12
Adopted Cats: 4
Total Adopted: 16

 

FRIENDS OF DETROIT ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL
Adopted Dogs: 23
Adopted Cats: 7
Total Adopted: 30
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FRIENDS OF MICHIGAN ANIMAL RESCUE
Adopted Dogs: 4
Adopted Cats: 2
Total Adopted: 6

 

GENESEE COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL
Adopted Dogs: 19
Adopted Cats: 16
Total Adopted: 35
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GRATIOT ANIMALS IN NEED
Adopted Cats: 24
Total Adopted: 24
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HAPPY HEARTS FELINE RESCUE
Adopted Cats: 7
Total Adopted: 7

 

HARBOR HUMANE SOCIETY
Adopted Dogs: 38
Adopted Cats: 33
Total Adopted: 71
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HAVEN HUMANE SOCIETY
Adopted Dogs: 31
Adopted Cats: 20
Other: 1
Total Adopted: 52
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HAYWARD ANIMAL SHELTER
Adopted Dogs: 4
Adopted Cats: 4
Total Adopted: 8
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HEAVEN CAN WAIT ANIMAL HAVEN
Adopted Cats: 32
Total Adopted: 32
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HUMANE ANIMAL TREATMENT SOCIETY
Adopted Dogs: 9
Adopted Cats: 10
Total Adopted: 19
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HUMANE SOCIETY & ANIMAL RESCUE – MUSKEGON
Adopted Dogs: 13
Adopted Cats: 15
Total Adopted: 28
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HUMANE SOCIETY OF MIDLAND COUNTY
Adopted Dogs: 26
Adopted Cats: 41
Total Adopted: 67
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HUMANE SOCIETY OF MONROE COUNTY
Adopted Dogs: 9
Adopted Cats: 24
Total Adopted: 33
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HUMANE SOCIETY OF SOUTHERN WISCONSIN
Adopted Dogs: 13
Adopted Cats: 21
Total Adopted: 34
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HUMANE SOCIETY OF WALDEN
Adopted Dogs: 2
Adopted Cats: 2
Total Adopted: 4
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HUMANE SOCIETY OF WEST MICHIGAN
Adopted Dogs: 36
Adopted Cats: 16
Other: 2
Total Adopted: 54
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HUMANE SOCIETY OF YATES COUNTY
Adopted Dogs: 3
Adopted Cats: 13
Total Adopted: 16
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HURON HUMANE SOCIETY INC.
Adopted Dogs: 8
Adopted Cats: 31
Total Adopted: 39
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INGHAM COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL
Adopted Dogs: 13
Adopted Cats: 13
Total Adopted: 26
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IONIA COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER
Adopted Dogs: 11
Adopted Cats: 21
Total Adopted: 32

 

JACKSON COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER
Adopted Dogs: 6
Adopted Cats: 20
Total Adopted: 26

 

KALAMAZOO ANIMAL RESCUE
Adopted Dogs: 4
Adopted Cats: 44
Total Adopted: 48

 

KANAWHA-CHARLESTON HUMANE ASSOCIATION
Adopted Dogs: 36
Adopted Cats: 37
Total Adopted: 73
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KENT COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER
Adopted Dogs: 15
Adopted Cats: 9
Other: 3
Total Adopted: 27
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KENTUCKY HUMANE SOCIETY
Adopted Dogs: 55
Adopted Cats: 66
Total Adopted: 121
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LAWRENCE CO (KY) HUMANE SOCIETY
Adopted Dogs: 19
Adopted Cats: 35
Total Adopted: 54
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LENAWEE HUMANE SOCIETY
Adopted Dogs: 5
Adopted Cats: 20
Total Adopted: 25
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LEXINGTON HUMANE SOCIETY
Adopted Dogs: 41
Adopted Cats: 29
Other: 3
Total Adopted: 73
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LITTLE TRAVERSE BAY HUMANE SOCIETY
Adopted Dogs: 6
Adopted Cats: 15
Total Adopted: 21
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LIVINGSTON COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER
Adopted Dogs: 5
Adopted Cats: 6
Total Adopted: 11
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LOS GATOS FOSTER ANIMALS
Adopted Cats: 20
Total Adopted: 20
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LOUIE’S LEGACY ANIMAL RESCUE
Adopted Dogs: 6
Adopted Cats: 24
Total Adopted: 30
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MACOMB COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL
Adopted Dogs: 19
Adopted Cats: 16
Total Adopted: 35
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MARICOPA COUNTY ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL
Adopted Dogs: 140
Adopted Cats: 14
Total Adopted: 154
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MENDOCINO COUNTY ANIMAL CARE SERVICES
Adopted Dogs: 8
Adopted Cats: 18
Total Adopted: 26

 

MENOMINEE ANIMAL SHELTER 
Adopted Dogs: 1
Adopted Cats: 23
Total Adopted: 24

 

MICHIGAN HUMANE SOCIETY
Adopted Dogs: 57
Adopted Cats: 59
Other: 2
Total Adopted: 118
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MID MICHIGAN HUMANE SOCIETY
Adopted Dogs: 7
Adopted Cats: 4
Total Adopted: 11
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MISSAUKEE HUMANE SOCIETY
Adopted Dogs: 24
Adopted Cats: 18
Total Adopted: 42
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NORTH SHORE ANIMAL LEAGUE AMERICA
Adopted Dogs: 9
Adopted Cats: 8
Total Adopted: 17
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NORTHWOODS ANIMAL SHELTER
Adopted Dogs: 4
Adopted Cats: 16
Other: 1
Total Adopted: 21
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OAKLAND COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER
Adopted Dogs: 21
Adopted Cats: 49
Total Adopted: 70
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OGEMAW COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY
Adopted Dogs: 4
Adopted Cats: 4
Total Adopted: 8
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OTSEGO COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER
Adopted Dogs: 5
Adopted Cats: 8
Total Adopted: 13
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POSH PETS RESCUE
Adopted Dogs: 7
Adopted Cats: 14
Total Adopted: 21

 

POUND BUDDIES ANIMAL SHELTER
Adopted Dogs: 11
Adopted Cats: 5
Total Adopted: 16
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SANILAC COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY
Adopted Dogs: 8
Adopted Cats: 11
Total Adopted: 19
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SAVING CATS & KITTEN IN MICHGAN 
Adopted Cats: 12
Total Adopted: 12
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SHIAWASSEE HUMANE SOCIETY
Adopted Dogs: 6
Adopted Cats: 6
Total Adopted: 12
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SOUTH SUBURBAN HUMANE SOCIETY
Adopted Dogs: 8
Adopted Cats: 4
Total Adopted: 12
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SPCA OF SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN
Adopted Dogs: 25
Adopted Cats: 12
Total Adopted: 37
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SPCA OUEST
Adopted Cats: 39
Total Adopted: 39
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ST. CLAIR COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL
Adopted Dogs: 10
Adopted Cats: 7
Total Adopted: 17
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TANNER’S P.A.W.S. 
Adopted Dogs: 7
Adopted Cats: 8
Total Adopted: 15

 

TOMPKINS COUNTY SPCA
Adopted Dogs: 1
Adopted Cats: 9
Total Adopted: 10

 

TRUE FRIENDS ANIMAL WELFARE CENTER, INC. 
Adopted Dogs: 18
Adopted Cats: 5
Total Adopted: 23
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ULSTER COUNTY SPCA
Adopted Dogs: 2
Adopted Cats: 6
Total Adopted: 8
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UNLEASHED LOVE PET RESCUE
Adopted Dogs: 16
Total Adopted: 16
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UPPER PENINSULA ANIMAL WELFARE SHELTER
Adopted Dogs: 7
Adopted Cats: 22
Other: 10
Total Adopted: 39
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VAN BUREN COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL
Adopted Dogs: 4
Adopted Cats: 9
Total Adopted: 13
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WISHBONE PET RESCUE ALLIANCE
Adopted Dogs: 18
Adopted Cats: 13
Other: 4
Total Adopted: 35
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YOUNG-WILLIAMS ANIMAL CENTER
Adopted Dogs: 43
Adopted Cats: 29
Total Adopted: 72

 

YUBA COUNTY ANIMAL CARE SERVICES
Adopted Dogs: 6
Adopted Cats: 26
Total Adopted: 32
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