BISSELL Pet Foundation has teamed up with MetLife Pet Insurance to bring its summer national “Empty the Shelters” adoption event to more than 335 shelters in 44 states from July 6-31, 2023, including the Outer Banks SPCA in Dare County.
Adoption fees at participating organizations will be just $50 or less per cat or dog. As the nation’s largest funded adoption event, “Empty the Shelters” has helped nearly 158,000 pets find loving homes with an average of 1,200 pets adopted per day during quarterly national events.
Participating area shelters in North Carolina include:
- Asheville Humane Society Inc.
- Blue Ridge Humane Society
- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Care & Control
- Forsyth Humane Society
- Gaston County Animal Care and Enforcement
- Outer Banks SPCA
- Rockingham County Animal Shelter
- Stanly County Animal Protective Services
- The Animal Protection Society Of Durham
With the shared goal of helping pets find and stay in loving homes, this collaboration will save lives by expanding the foundation’s reach to include more shelters across the country.
“We are excited to team up with MetLife Pet Insurance to offer 30 days of pet insurance at no cost to the adopter, as well as the opportunity to purchase an annual pet insurance policy, which could make a difference in helping adopters deal with their pet’s unexpected illness or injury,” said Cathy Bissell, Founder of BISSELL Pet Foundation. “Veterinary costs add up quickly, and too often, pet owners forgo care or surrender their beloved pets when they can’t afford treatment. This collaboration could help to enable more pets in more communities to be adopted through ‘Empty the Shelters’ and can help facilitate adopters seeking treatment to keep their pets healthy and in their new homes.”
Visit www.BISSELLPetFoundation.org/Empty-The-Shelters for more information.