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Time to 'empty the shelter' again

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Posted at 5:45 PM, Oct 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-07 17:45:46-04

LANSING, Mich. — The BISSELL Pet Foundation (BPF) is coming back to Jackson to empty the shelter!

Next weekend, the Jackson County Animal Shelter will offer discounted pet adoptions from 10- 4 on Saturday, October 12.

Adopters will pay $25 for their dog, cat, puppy, or kitten while BISSELL sponsors the rest.

"Our shelter partners continue to give feedback that Empty the Shelters is saving lives in their area," said Cathy Bissell, Founder of BISSELL Pet Foundation.

The Empty the Shelter program started in 2016 and since then, nearly 20,000 pets have found furr-ever homes.

"Not only do thousands of pets find homes, but shelter and rescue organizations of all sizes collaborate to make the greatest impact possible for pets. These relationships continue long after the event ends."

The Jackson County Animal Shelter is 1 of 125 organizations in 26 states taking part in the program.

They say that all adoptable pets available will be micro-chipped and spayed/neutered.

BPF requires that all microchips must be registered to the adopter before they leave, to increase the chance of pets reuniting with their owners, if lost.

A microchip registration and license fee may apply-costs may vary by location, according to BPF.

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