$25 Adoptions with $5 Microchip July 7-11th

Bissell July 7th

BISSELL Pet Foundation Announces Summer 2021 “Empty the Shelters”

The Athens Animal Rescue Shelter is a part of 180+ shelters participating in the national event
Athens, Texas. July 3rd — BISSELL Pet Foundation is hosting its summer 2021 national “Empty the Shelters”
adoption event July 7 – 11, 2021, a quarterly effort that has helped more than 53,742 pets find their forever homes
in area shelters. During each nationwide event, BISSELL Pet Foundation helps sponsor reduced adoption fees for
$25 or less per dog, cat, puppy and kitten. This summer’s event will be hosted in more than 180 shelters in 40
states, including The Athens Animal Rescue Shelter.

%E2%97%8F The Athens Animal Rescue Shelter will participate July 7-11, 2021, offering $30 adoption fees for adult
cats and dogs, kittens, and puppies. This fee includes a $ 25 adoption and a $ 5 Microchip fee which is
required for the event.
%E2%97%8F All interested adopters can find more details on our Facebook Page
-https://www.facebook.com/AthensAnimalRescue, or Website – Athensanimalrescue.com.
%E2%97%8F All Adoptions will be by Appointments Only – Shelter Times – 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM daily during the Bissell
Adoption Event.
The “Empty the Shelters” event began in 2016 as an effort to encourage more families to adopt a pet into their
home. Since its inception, BISSELL Pet Foundation has expanded its “Empty the Shelters” reach to organizations in
45 states and Canada, partnering with a total of 414 shelters. The goal for the summer 2021 event is to find forever
homes for 4,000 pets.

“BISSELL Pet Foundation 'Empty the Shelters' events have become a valuable tool for our shelter partners to find
loving families for their pets, allowing them to support their community and other shelters who struggle,” said
Cathy Bissell, Founder of BISSELL Pet Foundation. “We are excited to have 40 states - the most ever - represented
in our July event. Thousands of pets across the country will find forever homes, and that’s what it’s all about.”
For more information on adopting or donating to “Empty the Shelters,” visit www.bissellpetfoundation.org/emptythe-
shelters as well as the Athens Animal Rescue website – Athensanimalrescue.com.
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 www.bissellpetfoundation.org.
Media Contact:
Tori Allen | BISSELL Pet Foundation | PR &