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As shelters across the country face overcrowding, BISSELL Pet Foundation is aiming to “Empty the Shelters” by sponsoring reduced adoption fees of $25 and less from May 2-15. This event will be hosted in more than 275 shelters in 40 states, including Española Humane.

  • Española Humane will participate Monday, May 2-15, 2022, at 108 Hamm Parkway, Española, NM, offering fee-waived adoptions for adult cats (6 months and older), and adult dogs (6 months and older). Puppies and kittens are available for an adoption fee of $25.
  • All interested adopters can find more details about pets and the adoption process at www.espanolahumane.org.

“Empty the Shelters,” BISSELL Pet Foundation’s largest program, began in 2016 as an effort to encourage more families to adopt a pet into their homes. More than 83,000 pets have found adoptive homes through this reduced-fee adoption event. Since its inception, this lifesaving event has expanded to organizations in 45 states and Canada, partnering with a total of 443 animal welfare organizations.

“Shelters across the country are over capacity, and highly adoptable pets are at risk as we face one of the largest crises in recent years,” said Cathy Bissell, Founder of BISSELL Pet Foundation. “BISSELL Pet Foundation is calling on people to visit their community shelters during ‘Empty the Shelters’ to save a life through adoption. Without you, there is no tomorrow for these deserving pets.”

Española Humane is a longtime partner with BISSELL Pet Foundation and enjoys the collaboration of the nationwide Empty the Shelters adoption effort, said Bridget Lindquist, executive director of Española Humane. As are many shelters, Española Humane is operating at capacity and adoptions are critical now.

“We are grateful for the BISSELL Pet Foundation in bringing national attention and direct help to overcrowding, especially to the most vulnerable pets at our shelter,” Lindquist said. “If you have thought about adopting, now is the perfect time. If you can’t, please consider fostering, even for a short time to help open a kennel for other pets.”

For more information on adopting or donating to “Empty the Shelters,” visit www.bissellpetfoundation.org/empty-the-shelters as well as www.espanolahumane.org.