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Our Programs

Emergency Response

Responding to Emergencies

Why We Do This Work

During emergencies ranging from civil unrest to hoarding cases, disease outbreaks and puppy mill raids, shelters need outside assistance. Shelters know they can count on BISSELL Pet Foundation to respond to their call.

How We Make a Difference

BPF aims to be a dependable resource by reacting quickly in situations requiring an immediate response. Emergency grant funding and BPF’s National Shelter Alliance support shelters and save pets endangered by life-threatening events.

Urgent Rescue

As part of the emergency response effort, BPF assists with puppy mill rescues, hoarding situations, and cruelty cases. We provide grant funding to animal welfare organizations assisting the evacuations of pets in deplorable conditions throughout the country where necessary medical attention is given to the rescued pets.

Shelter Overcrowding

Partner shelters struggling with extreme overcrowding can count on BPF to address the crisis with lifesaving solutions such as sponsoring Emergency Empty the Shelters events and air and ground transports. 

Disease Outbreak

When outbreaks of disease occur in shelters or communities at large, BPF works to find lifesaving solutions through collaboration with our National Shelter Alliance and partners. Whether it’s providing a free community vaccine clinic or coordinating and funding a transport to open up lifesaving space and place healthy pets safely in other shelters.

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See our past emergency support.

Our Impact

Doodle dog with matted fur saved from a puppy mill

In the first few months of 2022, Greater Birmingham Humane Society experienced a large-scale hoarding case of 140+ sick dogs, two tornadoes, a distemper outbreak and a puppy mill bust. Each and every time we were asked to respond to these disasters, we said, “Yes.” We always do, but only because of the support of the BISSELL Pet Foundation team. Thank you for being the "Yes" that gives hope, prevents death, stops suffering and saves so many lives.”

Greater Birmingham Humane Society in Birmingham, AL

Your support allows us to act quickly when pets need us most.

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