Events

Thank You BISSELL Pet Foundation!

We want to take this time to give a huge THANK YOU to our partner, BISSELL Pet Foundation. Through two of their programs, we have been able to help pets find their forever homes and pet owners get the spay and neuter surgeries their pets need. Ultimately, both of these programs help end pet homelessness! 

The first week of October was BISSELL Pet Foundation’s “Empty the Shelters” quarterly event. 10 kitties are in their forever homes this week thanks to Cathy Bissell and the Bissell Pet Foundation. Their “Empty the Shelters” effort helped sponsor reduced adoption fees for $25 or less at over 200 shelters and rescues across the country, including Planned PEThood of GA. 

Bissell began the “Empty the Shelters” event in 2016 as an effort to encourage more families to adopt a pet into their home. Since then, BISSELL Pet Foundation has expanded its “Empty the Shelters” reach to organizations in 47 states and Canada with over 500 partners. 

Below is a list of the adopted cats and pictures of a few of the adopted animals! We still have lots of cats and kittens in need of homes so view our adoptable cats here!

Happy life to Caramelo, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Ryder, Ebon & Estra, Fred, Babesita, Smokey, and Gretel! We are so glad you all found your forever homes! 

Through BISSELL Pet Foundation’s Spay/Neuter Grant, Planned PEThood has been able to help local pet owners safely spay and neuter their pets at a low cost or no cost. This helps end pet homelessness by preventing unwanted litters and decreasing the number of pets entering shelters. They have awarded grants in all 50 states and over 5,600 partner organizations. BISSELL Pet Foundation awarded Planned PEThood of GA $6,875 in funds to help more than 200 pets with free or reduced spay-neuter procedures.  Thanks to BISSELL Pet Foundation, pets, like Halo and Orianna, were able to get spayed and neutered. Thank you, BISSELL Pet Foundation and Cathy Bissell, for helping these pets in need! Remember, every Bissell product helps a pet in need. 

Bissell Empty the Shelter Event

Bissell Spay/Neuter Grant

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Newton County Residents and Their Pets Get the Help They Need!

 

This past Saturday, 224 pets received much needed assistance in Newton County. Planned PEThood’s outreach team, Go Fix Georgia, teamed up with Newton County Animal Control to provide free vet care and supplies to pet owners in need. In total, we were able to help 171 dogs and 53 cats and provide:

 

  • 194 rabies vaccines
  • 206 distemper vaccines
  • 193 microchips
  • 130 spay/neuter vouchers
  • 2,000+ lbs of pet food, leashes and collars

 

 

The need for outreach events like this was obvious. Hundreds of people lined up early in the chilly morning, some getting there hours before the event started. Owning a pet right now is hard. Vet care might be the last thing you can afford. These events help ensure the wellness of pets in the community and reduce overpopulation through free spay/neuter. We plan to continue working with Newton County and other counties to host outreach events like this in the future.

There were so many amazing organizations and volunteers that came together to help make this event successful. Without their support this would never have been possible. THANK YOU ALL!

Event Sponsor:

HALO (Hospice and Love Organization) – Newton County-based animal welfare agency 

Other Assistance Provided by:

Newton County Animal Control

Banfield Pet Foundation 

Atlanta Humane Society 

Petco Love 

Bissell Pet Foundation

GA Department of Agriculture

 

Free distemper vaccines were provided thanks to Petco Love and the vaccination campaign. The free vaccines are made possible through Petco Love’s national vaccination initiative, which is providing 1 million free pet vaccines to its existing animal welfare partners, including Planned PEThood of GA. An estimated 30% of pet parents do not take their pet to a veterinarian annually for preventative care. To address this critical need, we have partnered with Petco Love to make pet vaccines free and accessible in an effort to ensure the health and wellness of our beloved pets.  #VaccinatedAndLoved

 

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BISSELL Empty the Shelter Adoption Week: Oct. 1-8

BISSELL Pet Foundation is hosting its Fall 2022 national “Empty the Shelters” adoption event October 1-8, 2022, a quarterly event that helps pets find their furrever homes through reduced adoption fees at shelters across the country, including Planned PEThood of GA. 

During Empty the Shelters week, all cats 5 months and older available through Planned PEThood of GA will have their adoption fees reduced to $25! Each cat is spayed or neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, microchipped, tested, and de-wormed. By adopting a pet in need, you will open a foster home to save another animal from a shelter. 

View adoptable cats and apply/adopt within the week of October 1-8 to receive the discounted adoption fee courtesy of BISSELL Pet Foundation. View our adoptable pets now!

Visit us on October 1 at PetSmart Lawrenceville or October 8 at PetSmart Johns Creek to meet a variety of cats and kittens available for adoption.

You can learn more about BISSELL Pet Foundation’s Empty the Shelters program here: https://www.bissellpetfoundation.org/programs/empty-the-shelters/

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