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Grand Rapids-based non-profit aims to help hurricane displaced pets find homes

Grand Rapids-based non-profit aims to help hurricane displaced pets find homes (Courtesy: BISSELL Pet Foundation)

(NEWSCHANNEL 3) – A Grand Rapids-based non-profit is stepping up to help pets ready for adoption who were displaced by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

The Bissell Pet Foundation is organizing the Empty the Shelters: Hurricane Relief effort, to help animals from those areas hit by the two natural disasters find loving homes in other parts of the country.

According to a release Thursday, Bissell will pay adoption fees for pets transported from hurricane disaster areas and taken in by shelters across the country.

On the 23rd, Bissell will also hold Empty the Shelters events at these shelters as well, during which they will pay adoption fees for all available pets, to help the shelters make room for hurricane displaced animals.

Shelters in or near the West Michigan area which are participating in the event are:

  • FurEver Fosters (South Bend, IN)
  • Harbor Humane Society (West Olive, MI)
  • Muskegon Humane Society (Muskegon, MI)
  • Humane Society of West Michigan (Grand Rapids, MI)
  • Van Buren County Animal Control (Hartford, MI)

For more information on the effort, please click here.

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