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November 12, 2023 News

2023 Impact Report

As animal lovers and advocates, we at BISSELL Pet Foundation believe every pet deserves a happy and secure life, and we know you do too.

Cathy Bissell smiles while hugging a brown and white pitbull mix
April 24, 2024 Cathy’s Blog

Innovating to Save Lives

Animal welfare organizations must innovate to increase access to spay/neuter.

March 8, 2024 Cathy’s Blog

Co-housing or Overcapacity?

Co-housing can save lives, but overcrowding your shelter without adequate staffing resources is simply overcapacity.

January 22, 2024 Cathy’s Blog

Choose Animal Shelters in 2024

Cathy Bissell encourages animal shelters and the community to make critical choices in 2024 to save the lives of pets.

cathy and dog
October 13, 2023 Cathy’s Blog

Animal Incident Management is Collaborating to Save Lives

Cathy Bissell shares insights on the lifesaving impact of BISSELL Pet Foundation's Animal Incident Management initiative.

cathy and dog
June 27, 2023 Cathy’s Blog

Giving Second Chances to 240+ Dogs Through BPF’s Animal Incident Management Program

Cathy shares details of BPF's Animal Incident Management team's recent mission in Missouri.

cathy and dog
May 17, 2023 Cathy’s Blog

The Compassion Fatigue Crisis in Our Nation’s Animal Shelters

Cathy passionately shares her concerns about certain animal welfare practices.

cathy and dog
March 16, 2023 Cathy’s Blog

3 Practices in Animal Welfare We Need to Change

Cathy passionately shares her concerns about certain animal welfare practices.

cathy and dog
February 28, 2023 Cathy’s Blog

Payment Options: Low-Hanging Fruit for Access to Veterinary Care

Why payment options should be available everywhere and what you can do.

February 3, 2023 Cathy’s Blog

Saving Lives in St. Landry Parish

Cathy Bissell shares updates on lifesaving efforts in St. Landry Parish.

cathy with a beagle
January 10, 2023 Cathy’s Blog

Improving Access to Care

Cathy Bissell talks about how the animal welfare industry can improve access to care for pet owners.

cathy and a dog
January 4, 2023 Cathy’s Blog

Supporting Source Shelters

Cathy Bissell shares how BISSELL Pet Foundation supports source shelters and how destination shelters are giving back.

cathy holding dog
December 7, 2022 Cathy’s Blog

Transforming Spay/Neuter in 2023

Cathy Bissell talks about BISSELL Pet Foundation's approach to spay/neuter in the year to come.

Cathy holding dog
November 15, 2022 Cathy’s Blog

How to Impact Homeless Pets this Giving Tuesday and Beyond

Giving Tuesday is one of the most important days for nonprofits, and it is just around the corner.

Cathy holding puppy
November 2, 2022 Cathy’s Blog

Drawing Families into Shelters to Adopt

Cathy Bissell talks about the impact of drawing potential adopters into shelters.

Horses Flooded by Hurricane Ian
October 3, 2022 Cathy’s Blog

A Disaster Response Update: Supporting Florida Shelters

BISSELL Pet Foundation is working tirelessly to support the people and animals impacted by Hurricane Ian in Florida.

September 6, 2022 Cathy’s Blog

What Happens When Puppy Mills Can’t Sell Their Dogs? 

BISSELL Pet Foundation recently helped place more than 50 puppy mill puppies.

August 11, 2022 Cathy’s Blog

Every Community Has Adopters

22,165 adoptions took place during BISSELL Pet Foundation's July 2022 Empty the Shelters event.

July 29, 2022 Cathy’s Blog

Bullying Shelters is not Acceptable

Speaking up for shelters in the face of bullying as they work to support more than 4,000 beagles saved from Virginia facility.

July 27, 2022 Cathy’s Blog

Rethinking the Narrative When Marketing Shelter Pets for Adoption

Cathy Bissell shares her insights on how to rethink the narrative of the marketing of pets in the animal welfare industry.

Cathy Bissell and a shelter pet
July 6, 2022 Cathy’s Blog

Our Nation’s Animal Shelters are in Crisis

With rising inflation, housing changes, the increased cost of veterinary care and many people struggling to make ends meet, shelters from coast to coast are seeing a drastic increase in owner surrenders.

June 2, 2022 Cathy’s Blog

BISSELL Pet Foundation Assists with 19 Cruelty Cases and Counting

We need to talk about large-scale animal cruelty cases, like hoarding situations and puppy mills, and how they impact our shelters and exhaust precious resources.

Cathy's Blog on the Shelter Crisis
April 15, 2022

Beyond Data: A Look at our Nation’s Shelter Crisis

March 2, 2022

Ending the Stigma to Appreciate Shelter Employees

BISSELL Pet Foundation and Petco Love
January 27, 2022

Building Healthy Communities Together

January 5, 2022

Empty the Shelters 2022

Cathy's Blog - Holiday Photo
December 20, 2021

Reflecting on Saving Lives in 2021

October 5, 2021

Reducing the Trauma of Pets in Shelters

September 22, 2021

Fighting the Sheltering Crisis of 2021

September 9, 2021

Together We Can Fight Puppy Mills

Cathy's Blog
August 11, 2021

Understanding the Impact of Shelter Veterinarians

July 20, 2021

Be Fair. Until EVERY pet has a home.

June 16, 2021

Addressing the Biggest Needs

May 27, 2021


May 6, 2021

BPF’s National Shelter Alliance

April 23, 2021

The Challenge

December 29, 2020

A Letter from Cathy Bissell – Making an Impact in 2020!

May 2, 2017

This is what success looks like: A message from Cathy Bissell, founder of BPF.

August 18, 2014

UIX: A Real Treat for Local Companion Animals: Cathy Bissell


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