“Empty the Shelters” event helps pets find new homes

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Some families across Michigan are cuddling up to new furry friends tonight and the cost of these pets didn’t break the bank. 

Saturday was “empty the shelters” day across the country. Bissell, the company best known for its vacuum cleaners, has a foundation that helped pick up the tab for people looking for pets.

New owners only had to pay $25 for their new best friends and the Bissell pet foundation picked up the rest. The program has helped 20,000 animals find homes in the last two years.

“The goal is in the name you know, we want to clear out all the animals in the shelter, you know we and a bunch of other shelters all over the country,” said Capital Area Humane Society Assistant Manager Logan Richardson. “I think they said there was twenty states and over a hundred other shelters participating you know we try to pull other animals from local groups that might be sturggling a little bit and we just try to find all of them homes today.”

More than 50 shelters across michigan took part, including the Capital Area Humane Society in Lansing. Also, the county shelters in Ingham, Livingston, Ionia, and Shiawassee counties.

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