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BISSELL Pet Foun the Shelters” Fall National Event‘ Tis the season for saving lives!


LINTON - NOVEMBER 29, 2023 - ‘Tis the season for saving lives! As our nation’s animal shelters are in crisis due to increased owner surrenders and stray intakes, spiking post-pandemic euthanasia rates across the country, according to the Shelter Animals Count

database.


"Our nation's animal shelters need your help as they face an overcrowding crisis unlike anything we have experienced in more than a decade. The devastating increase in owner surrenders and stray intakes has left tens of thousands of deserving pets desperate to find a home," said Cathy Bissell, Founder of BISSELL Pet Foundation.


"Our 'Empty the Shelters – Holiday Hope' event is theperfect opportunity to make a difference in your community by saving a life and creating space to give another homeless pet a chance this holiday season."



To help as many pets find loving homes just in time for the holidays, BISSELL Pet Foundation is once again prompting a national call for adoption with its “Empty the Shelters


– Holiday Hope” reduced-fee adoption event.


The Greene County Humane Society in Linton is one of more than 380 organizations participating in this lifesaving event to place deserving pets in loving homes.


“Our partnership with the Bissell Pet Foundation has been invaluable. Over the past 3 years, we have participated in numerous Empty The Shelter events and they have always been a great tool for us to remove a barrier to adoption for individuals and to get pets into permanent homes”. says Greene County Humane Society Board President Kegan Inman.


“Our shelter has been bursting at its seams since earlier this year and there have been more animals in Greene County needing help than we had had the space to help. We truly hope that this event gets some long-term residents out of our shelter so that those animals can finally have a couch to sleep onand we can start 2024 with empty kennels to get back to helping homeless and unwanted animals.



To support the nation’s animal shelters and help pets find loving homes just in time for the holidays, BISSELL Pet Foundation is hosting “Empty the Shelters” – Holiday Hope” reduced-fee adoption event from Dec. 1-17, including the Greene County Humane Society in Linton.


As the nation’s largest funded adoption event, “Empty the Shelters” has helped more than 204,000 pets find loving homes. During each nationwide event, BISSELL Pet Foundation sponsors reduced adoption fees of $50 or less to make adoption affordable for prospective pet owners.


● Greene County Humane Society will participate Dec. 1-17, 2023, at the shelter, 1026 N

1375 W, Linton, IN 47441, offering fee-waived adoptions for cats and $50 for most dogs.


● The Humane Society is open Monday to Saturday from 11AM to 4PM and until 7PM on

Fridays. Walk-ins and appointments are both welcome.


● Pre-approval of applicants is encouraged, online applications can be completed online in


● All interested adopters can see all pets available for adoption at:


WHEN: December 1 - 17


WHERE: Greene County Humane Society, Inc.

1026 N 1375 W

Linton, IN 47441

812-847-7777




The Greene County Humane Society is hosting “Paws & Claus” overlapping with the Bissell event.


The event will take place on Saturday, December 2nd from 1 - 4 PM. The event features SantaClaus and is open and free to the public to bring their animals for photos with Santa.


The event will have cookie decorating and free hot chocolate.


ADDITIONAL INFORMAION


▪ “Empty the Shelters” is the nation’s largest funded adoption event and has helped more

than 204,000 pets find homes across the country and in Canada since its inception in

2016.


▪ “Empty the Shelters” provides reduced adoption fees at shelters, the Greene County

Humane Society is offering dog adoptions for $50 and cat adoptions for $0.


▪ Our nation’s shelters need your support. Please consider fostering or donating if you are

unable to add a pet to your family.


▪ The Greene County Humane Society has been at capacity for multiple months and has

many animals that have spent more than 6 months in the shelter that are in dire need

for warm comfortable homes prior to Christmas.


▪ Details about the Greene County Humane Society’s adoption process and available

animals can be found at www.GreeneCountyHumaneSociety.org.


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