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BISSELL Pet Foundation Sponsor Reduced Adoption Fees Across the Country - Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League is part of 275+ shelters participating in the spring “Empty the Shelters” event

West Palm Beach, Florida (May 2, 2022) — As shelters across the country face overcrowding, BISSELL Pet Foundation is aiming to “Empty the Shelters” by sponsoring reduced adoption fees of $25 or less from May 2-15. This event will be hosted in more than 275 shelters in 40 states, including Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League.

During this event at Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, adoption fees are $25. (This adoption event excludes puppies 5 months or younger.) Peggy Adams has various other adoption programs, such as Dolly’s Dream, Grey Whickers Club, Pets for Heroes and more, that include many benefits including waived adoption fees. *With all adoptions, a $20 rabies tag fee applies to Palm Beach County residents.

“Empty the Shelters,” BISSELL Pet Foundation’s largest program, began in 2016 as an effort to encourage more families to adopt a pet into their home. More than 83,000 pets have found adoptive homes through this reduced-fee adoption event. Since its inception, this lifesaving event has expanded to organizations in 45 states and Canada, partnering with a total of 443 animal welfare organizations.

 “Shelters across the country are over capacity, and highly adoptable pets are at risk as we face one of the largest crises in recent years,” said Cathy Bissell, Founder of BISSELL Pet Foundation. “BISSELL Pet Foundation is calling on people to visit their community shelters during ‘Empty the Shelters’ to save a life through adoption. Without you, there is no tomorrow for these deserving pets.”

“Peggy Adams is excited to participate in the “Empty the Shelters” adoption event for the second time this year,” said Rich Anderson, Executive Director/CEO of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. “Events such as this bring much needed attention to animal shelters and the importance of adopting. In February, “Empty the Shelters” was a three-day event and Peggy Adams adopted 56 animals into loving homes.”

Peggy Adams’ Adoption Center is open daily from 11am – 6pm and is located at 3200 N. Military Trail in West Palm Beach. For more information and to view adoptable dogs and cats, please visit PeggyAdams.org

   BISSELL Pet Foundation and Peggy Adams urge families to do their research about the pet they are interested in adopting, as well as adoption requirements. For more information on adopting or donating to “Empty the Shelters,” visit bissellpetfoundation.org/empty-the-shelters as well as PeggyAdams.org

About Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League:

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League saves more lives than any other rescue organization in Palm Beach County. It provides critical services to more than 30,000 or tens of thousands of animals each year.

The Mission of the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League is to provide shelter to lost, homeless, and unwanted animals, to provide spay and neuter and other medical services for companion animals, and to care for, protect, and find quality homes for homeless and neglected companion animals, to advocate animal welfare, community involvement, and education to further the bond between people and animals. Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest independent charity navigator. Peggy Adams is an independent nonprofit animal rescue organization operating continuously since 1925. For more information and to donate, please visit PeggyAdams.org

About BISSELL Pet Foundation:

BISSELL Pet Foundation is a charitable 501©(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to help reduce the number of animals in shelters through pet adoption, spay/neuter programs, microchipping and emergency support. Founded in 2011 by Cathy Bissell, BPF is an extension of her long-standing love for animals and commitment to their welfare. BPF has since partnered with more than 5,300 shelters and rescues across the U.S. and Canada to help pets find loving homes. The foundation is supported by generous donors and BISSELL Homecare, Inc where every purchase saves pets. To learn more, visit bissellpetfoundation.org

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Media Contact for BISSELL Pet Foundation:
Brittany Schlacter | BISSELL Pet Foundation | Marketing & PR Specialist | brittany.schlacter@bissell.com | 812.593.3296

Media Contacts for Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League:
Cara MacVane | PR Consultant |  CKMacVane@gmail.com|  561.685.2342
Lauren Ellis | Development and Marketing Manager | L.Ellis@PeggyAdams.org  | 561.472.8845

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