“Empty the Shelters” event offers reduced pet adoption fees

Looking for a furry friend? The nation’s largest funded adoption is back.

Bissell Pet Foundation’s Fall National “Empty the Shelters” event began Oct. 1 and runs through Oct. 8.

According to a release from the foundation, reduced-fee adoption events are happening at over 280 shelters in 42 states.

Memphis Animal Services is participating.

The foundation is offering reduced adoption fees of $50 or less during “Empty the Shelters.”

The nation’s animal shelters are overburdened, putting healthy, adoptable pets at risk. Factors such as increased owner surrenders due to the economy and the housing and rental crisis, as well as staffing and resource issues, have created a dire situation for our nation’s pets, according to the foundation.

View an interactive map of all participating shelters.

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