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BISSELL Pet Foundation Hurricane Adoption Event Finds Homes for 184 Pets In Louisville
Updated September 28, 2017 7:10 AM
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(LOUISVILLE, KY) - 184 pets from Kentucky Humane Society in Louisville went to loving, forever homes during EMPTY THE SHELTERS Hurricane Relief, a free adoption event organized by BISSELL Pet Foundation (BPF) with adoption fees at participating organizations generously funded by BISSELL.

Kentucky Humane Society was one of 15 shelters in 7 states taking part in the event which found homes for 764 pets. Each pet adopted from a shelter creates space for another pet to be taken in, resulting in 1,528 lives saved by EMPTY THE SHELTERS.

EMPTY THE SHELTERS Hurricane Relief was BPF's response to a capacity crisis resulting from recent hurricanes in Florida and Texas. Animals from those states, who had been in shelters prior to the storms, needed to be adopted to make room for pets displaced by the hurricanes. BISSELL paid the adoption fees for all pets at the 15 participating locations.

"We are proud of the results we had with the hurricane relief event, " said Cathy Bissell, Founder of BISSELL Pet Foundation. "We worked closely with our shelter partners to achieve this success and save so many lives. At BISSELL Pet Foundation, our goal is to bring awareness for adoption and to find every pet a loving home."

Participating shelters and rescues were required to follow their usual adoption requirements to ensure pets go to the right homes. BISSELL Pet Foundation has found homes for more than 9,000 pets since beginning the EMPTY THE SHELTERS initiative in May 2016.

The breakdown of adoptions at Kentucky Humane Society was - Cats: 73; Dogs: 111

About BISSELL Pet Foundation

BISSELL Pet Foundation is a charitable 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to help reduce the number of animals in shelters and to support organizations dedicated to the humane care and treatment of animals through pet adoption, spay/neuter programs, microchipping and foster care. Founded in 2011 by Cathy Bissell, BISSELL Pet Foundation is an extension of her long- standing love for animals and commitment to their welfare. The foundation is supported by BISSELL Homecare, Inc., a 141-year-old Grand Rapids-based floor care appliance brand in its fourth generation of family leadership.

About BISSELL Homecare, Inc.

For 141 years and counting, Michigan-based BISSELL Homecare, Inc. has developed innovative floor care solutions that make cleaning easier. As the top-selling brand in floor care appliances based on NPD unit sales, BISSELL understands that fuller lives often mean more messes, and that convenient cleaning tools help us embrace life's messier moments. Now in its fourth generation of family leadership, the company supplies households across the globe with vacuums, sweepers, deep-cleaning machines, hard floor cleaners and cleaning formulas. For more on the BISSELL complete line of floor care products, visit

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