WALKER, Mich. (WOOD) — If you’re looking to add a furry family member to your house this season, the BISSELL Pet Foundation is making it easier by picking up much of the tab.
The organization is holding an Empty the Shelters event Saturday, May 4 to celebrate National Pet Month. Participants must pay $25 towards their pet adoption and the BISSELL Pet Foundation will cover the remaining cost. Adopters must also cover any required licensing or microchip registration fees.
More than 110 organizations across the country and one in Canada are participating in Saturday’s event, including the following West Michigan groups:
- Al-Van Humane Society in South Haven
- Berrien County Animal Control in Benton Harbor
- Cannonsville Critters in Greenville
- Cass County Animal Control in Cassopolis
- Cober’s Canine Rescue in Muskegon
- Companion Cats, Inc. in Battle Creek
- Crash’s Landing in Grand Rapids
- Family Paws Rescue in Grand Rapids
- Harbor Human Society in West Olive
- Heaven Can Wait Animal Haven in Grand Rapids
- Humane Society of West Michigan in Grand Rapids
- Ionia County Animal Shelter in Ionia
- Kalamazoo Animal Rescue in Kalamazoo
- Kent County Animal Shelter in Grand Rapids
- Muskegon Humane Society in Muskegon
- Pound Buddies Animal Shelter and Adoption Center in Muskegon
- SPCA of Southwest Michigan in Kalamazoo
- Unleashed Love Pet Rescue in Grand Rapids
- Van Buren County Animal Control in Hartford
- Wishbone Pet Rescue Alliance in Allegan
While BISSELL Pet Foundation’s Empty the Shelters event is Saturday, many shelters strongly encourage potential adopters to obtain pre-approval days earlier. To start the pre-approval process, contact the shelter you’re interested in adopting from.
For more event information, visit BISSELL Pet Foundation’s website.