Emergency Empty the Shelters Event

Bissell & UPAWS Empty the Shelter Event

$25 to adopt dogs / FREE to adopt cats

March 19th – 25th at UPAWS

Assisting Shelters Amidst COVID-19 with Sponsored Adoption Fees by Appointment-only

In response to COVID-19, BISSELL Pet Foundation is sponsoring reduced adoption fees across the state of Michigan starting Thursday, March 19 in efforts to assist animal shelters that are struggling with fewer volunteers and staff to care for their animals. With a rather atypical Empty the Shelters adoption special in place for the next week, the foundation hopes this will encourage families to add a furry quarantine buddy into their home in a time when it’s needed the most.

Many shelters have already been forced to eliminate all foot traffic in their facilities and nobody is coming to adopt. Organizations are scrambling to find fosters to take pets in during this desperate time and they need our help.

With BPF funding, Michigan residents can adopt a pet at a discounted rate ($25 dogs and FREE cats at UPAWS).

You can view adoptable animals on our shelter website and then schedule an appointment to come to UPAWS in-person to meet the pets and do the paperwork – all with keeping social distancing in mind.

Schedule your appointment by calling or online at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e4ba4a722a4fc1-emergency

Questions? Call 906-475-6661 or email info@upaws.org