The Bissell Pet Foundation will once again be sponsoring the National Empty The Shelters event this fall, and this year's event will include 8 shelters across West Michigan.

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The event is set to run from October 4th-10th, but pre-approval is strongly encouraged prior to those dates.

Cathy Bissell, Founder of the Bissell Pet Foundation, explains why this fall's event is so important:

Shelters are in dire need of support in the wake of natural disasters and overcrowding due to obstacles such as increased length of stay and slowed adoptions for mid-to-large sized dogs...Our fall 'Empty the Shelters' will support the adoption of thousands of pets across the country, helping shelters in this time of crisis. Opening your home to a shelter pet will save a life and create space to give another pet a chance.

The 8 West Michigan Shelters participating in this fall's event include:

Kent County Animal Shelter

Grand Rapids, MI

Crash's Landing

Grand Rapids, MI

1545 Diamond NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505

(616) 821-5085

Humane Society of West Michigan

Grand Rapids, MI

3077 Wilson Dr NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49534

(616) 453-8900

Harbor Humane Society

West Olive, MI

14345 Bagley St
West Olive, MI

(616) 399-2119

Wishbone Pet Rescue Alliance

Allegan, Michigan

Allegan County Animal Shelter 2293 33rd Street
Allegan, Michigan 49010

(269) 686-5112

Heaven Can Wait Animal Haven

Norton Shores, MI

Petco - Norton Shores 5239 Harvey Street
Norton Shores, MI 49444

(616) 405-1970

West Michigan SPCA DBA Faithful to Felines

Muskegon, MI

2525 Hall Rd
Muskegon, MI 49442

(231) 773-3030

Wishbone Pet Rescue Alliance

Douglas, Michigan

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