Animal shelter

Is your local animal shelter hoping to “empty the shelters” next month?

(WHNT) – Animal shelters across the country – including a few in Alabama – are hoping to “empty the shelters” next month as part of the BISSELL Pet Foundation’s national spring event.

From May 2 through May 8, the foundation will sponsor reduced adoption fees at nearly 300 shelters in 45 states and Canada. BISSELL Pet Foundation will reduce pet adoption fees by $25 at participating shelters.

“Our nation’s shelters are facing an overcrowding crisis,” read a statement from the foundation. “Please consider fostering or donating if you [are] unable to add a pet to your family.

So far, four shelters in Alabama have announced their participation in the initiative:

  • Greater Birmingham Humane Society: 300 Snow Drive, Birmingham, Alabama 35209
  • Humane Society Pet Rescue and Adoption Center: 4200 Brooke Avenue, Gadsden, Alabama 35904
  • Metro Animal Shelter, Inc.: 3140 Investigator Dornell Cousette Street, Tuscaloosa, Ala. 35401
  • Lee County Humane Society: 1140 Ware Drive, Auburn, Alabama 36832

You can see the full list of participating shelters here.

To date, the BISSELL Pet Foundation has helped more than 83,000 pets find homes in shelters nationwide. The foundation was founded in 2011 by Cathy Bissell.