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109 Lives Saved - Adoption Day Grand Rapids

Saturday, April 25th, BISSELL Pet Foundation sponsored 100% of all adoption fees at both the Kent County Animal Shelter and Humane Society of West Michigan while BISSELL Homecare, Inc. donated a free cleaning product for new pet parents.

This event was the first dual adoption event in the Grand Rapids Area. A total of 109 pets were adopted breaking the record for the most adoptions in one day at the Kent County Animal Shelter. Thanks to Adoption Day Grand Rapids, the two largest shelters in the community were able to unite in a positive partnership to work together to find homes for many pets.

Adoption Day Grand Rapids

photo credit Nidal Kanaan

“Together with the Kent County Animal Shelter and Humane Society of West Michigan, we were able to save the lives of over 100 hundred of pets in our community in just one day,” said Cathy Bissell, founder of BISSELL Pet Foundation. “Many of the pets that were adopted might not have had a second chance at life had it not been for free adoptions. We are so proud of our community for understanding the importance of pet adoption.”

The breakdown of numbers:

Dogs: 64
Cats/Kittens: 43
Bunny: 1
Guinea Pig: 1

Adoption Day Grand Rapids

photo credit Nidal Kanaan

Read more from the press:

WOODTV8: Over 100 pets find homes during free pet adoption day 4/25/15
Fox17: ‘Free Pet Adoption Day’ breaks record at Kent Co. Animal Shelter 4/25/15
WZZM13: BISSELL Pet Foundation to cover adoption fees Saturday 4/24/15
Press Unleashed: BISSELL Pet Foundation sponsoring free adoptions at West Michigan’s two largest shelters Saturday 4/22/15
WOODTV8: Free pet adoptions at 2 animal shelters Saturday 4/19/15
Women’s Lifestyle: Free Adoption Day Courtesy of BISSELL Pet Foundation 4/13/15
WZZM13: BISSELL Pet Foundation Cleaning out Shelters with Grand Rapids FREE ADOPTION day! 4/10/15