In response to COVID-19, BISSELL Pet Foundation sponsored reduced adoption fees across different parts of the country between March 19 – April 8. BPF wanted to assist animal shelters that are struggling with fewer volunteers and staff to care for their animals. The foundation hoped this would encourage families to add a furry quarantine buddy into their home at a time when it’s needed the most. This ETS relief resulted in 3,325 adoptions and 247 new foster families!! These adoptions were facilitated by appointment only with social distancing in mind.
It’s important that we continue our efforts since many shelters have been forced to eliminate all foot traffic in their facilities. We applaud our shelter partners who are working to adapt to the new norm of processing adoptions online, virtually or at a safe distance.
We will continue to find solutions to support our partners in any way we can. Help us continue to Empty the Shelters today by making a gift to BISSELL Pet Foundation. With a partner network of over 5,000, BPF has impacted over 260,000 homeless animals across the country since 2011.