The Scoop

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October 14th

BISSELL Pet Foundation Transports 5,000th Pet

BISSELL Pet Foundation (BPF) exists to support animal welfare organizations and provide resources to underserved communities. When Cathy Bissell saw an overwhelming need for support in crowded southern shelters last year, she knew BPF could take action to save pet lives by transporting dogs and cats to areas with more available shelter space and higher […]

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October 5th

Reducing the Trauma of Pets in Shelters

Imagine if one day your family was gone. You were taken to a place where other people were all around you, crying and frustrated. You have no idea why life just suddenly changed. A guy across the aisle from you hates you and you are unsure why, but he keeps throwing himself against the bars […]

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October 1st

BISSELL Pet Foundation Part of First Ever TNR in Australia  

BISSELL Pet Foundation (BPF), in collaboration with Australian Pet Welfare Foundation (APWF), is undergoing the first Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) – or Community Cat Program – efforts in Australia to help with the stray and community cat population. BPF awarded APWF $30,000 for the pioneer event with a goal of providing care to 1,200 cats. The Community Cat Program is the Australian organization’s way of […]

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September 22nd

Fighting the Sheltering Crisis of 2021

Transport is on my mind once again as BISSELL Pet Foundation and our partners work tirelessly to keep pets moving safely across the country. Unfortunately, the animal welfare industry is painfully unbalanced when it comes to the lifesaving transports of homeless pets. We need to up our game. Day after day, I see posts from […]

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September 17th

From Abandoned to Adopted: Belky’s Story

Abandoned pets don’t always get the happy endings they deserve. But for Belky, the 15-year-old Australian Shepard mix, she found the love and care she desperately needed thanks to Good Samaritans, outstanding shelter teams, and a devoted adopter. Belky’s rescue story starts with her being left in grave condition on the side of a highway […]

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September 17th

Don’t Get Tricked by Puppy Mills

September is Puppy Mill Awareness Month. According to the Humane Society of the United States, an estimated 10,000 or more puppy mills are in operation throughout the country. Puppy mills come in all shapes and disguises. These commercial dog breeding operations may sell puppies in pet stores, online, or directly to the public through classified […]

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September 9th

Together We Can Fight Puppy Mills

Last month, my team, along with Pointe Coupee Animal Shelter and other incredible shelter partners, addressed a suspected puppy mill in Louisiana, with more than 150 dogs and 100 cats, all in varying stages of neglect. Typical of a puppy mill, the living conditions were devastating. Cats wandered freely with no food or water set […]

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August 31st

Senior and Large Pets Find Homes Through Emergency Empty the Shelters

1,805 dogs and cats found forever homes over six days through the emergency Empty the Shelters: Big Dog & Cat Crisis event with BISSELL Pet Foundation. The event was hosted in 97 shelters in 29 states to support shelters facing overcrowding. In addition, reduced fee adoptions were focused on harder-to-place pets, such as adult cats […]

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August 25th

Rise of COVID-19 in Shelters

By: Allison Black Cornelius, CEO at Greater Birmingham Humane Society I always fear losing one of our animals. I wasn’t prepared to lose so many human family members.  It was Sunday, August 17, 2021. I was sitting in the Birmingham airport about to board a plane to Colorado. The Greater Birmingham Humane Society (GBHS) was […]

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