Shelters across the country are in crisis with overcrowding and other major obstacles, prompting a national call for adoption. BISSELL Pet Foundation is aiming to “Empty the Shelters” by sponsoring reduced adoption fees of $25 from May 2-15, 2022. West Feliciana Animal Humane Society (WFAHS) is one of more than 275 participating shelters across the country participating in this lifesaving event to place deserving pets in loving homes.
WHAT: BISSELL Pet Foundation is hosting its spring “Empty the Shelter” adoption event May 2 – 15, 2022, an effort that has helped more than 83,055 pets find homes in shelters throughout the country. During each nationwide event, BISSELL Pet Foundation sponsors reduced adoption fees for $25 or less. The “Empty the Shelters” event will be hosted in more than 275 shelters in 45 states, including WFAHS.
WHEN: May 2-15 2022
9946 West Feliciana Parkway
St. Francisville, LA
INTERVIEWS: We hope you can visit us during one of our “Empty the Shelters” days to get photos, video and more of families meeting and adopting the new members of their family.
QUOTE: “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.”
Below are some talking points and additional facts about BISSELL Pet Foundation and WFAHS.
BISSELL Pet Foundation was founded in 2011 by Cathy Bissell.
“Empty the Shelters” has helped 83,055 pets find homes across the country and in Canada since its inception in 2016.
“Empty the Shelters” provides reduced adoption fees at shelters, typically ranging from $0 to $25 per animal adoption.
Our nation’s shelters are facing an overcrowding crisis. Please consider fostering or donating if you unable to add a pet to your family.
Our Mission at WFAHS is to provide a safe, healthy, and caring environment for the animals under our care as we search for their original owners or a caring adoptive home. Our mission is also to help reduce the pet population in our parish.
Our animal shelter was founded in August 2012. A community member and animal lover, James "Bo" Bryant left a legacy when he donated the funds to begin the construction of our shelter. Before 2012, animal control was operated with a few holding kennels behind the parish jail. Now, we are able to operate a full-time animal shelter thanks to Mr. Bryant's generosity and love of animals. Our parish has moved from saving less than 10% of the parish's stray population, to now saving more than 95% of the stray population per year!
West Feliciana Animal Humane Society is proud to partner with the following organizations, allowing us to work together to educate our community and to reduce the stray population.
Sheriff Brian Spillman and the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office
Kenny Havard and the West Feliciana Parish Government
Bobee Leake and the St. Francisville Police Department
Dr. Penny Serio at St. Francisville Animal Hospital
Dr. Liz Morgan, Dr. Emily Carlson, Dr. Wendy Day at Audubon Animal Hospital
Dr. Pamela Doskey at St. Francis Animal Medical Center
Dr. Wendy Wolfson at LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
BISSELL Partners for Pets
Kevin Shiftlet and Tractor Supply, Co. in St. Francisville, LA
Jackson Vintage Village
ALD Pet Photography
Tara Marie Photography
Stacey Foretich Photography