Contribution will fund a series of grants to support pet adoption across America
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., October 6, 2011 ― BISSELL Homecare Inc., a longstanding supporter of pet adoption, announced its recent Like BISSELL, Love Pets online fundraising campaign reached its goal of raising $30,000 this summer. This brings the company’s contribution to the Petfinder.com Foundation to a total of $50,000 this year. The $30,000 raised through the online campaign June 27-September 23 will be disbursed in a series of grants to help 10 Petfinder.com shelters and rescue groups in need of help, and will serve to arm pet parents with the knowledge and tools they need to care for their furry companions.
BISSELL’s gift to the Petfinder.com Foundation was made possible by the more than 60,000 pet lovers across America who rallied around the importance of pet adoption and helped spread the word that pet clean-up shouldn’t be a deterrent to adoption.
“BISSELL’s research shows that many Americans don’t have pets because of the messes they
make – 38 percent say they’d add a pet to their home if clean-up was easier,” said Rich
Petfinder.com member shelters and rescue groups that will receive BISSELL grants this fall include the following:
Braxton County Animal
Shelter ,Braxton, WV
Upper Rio Grande Animal
Society ,Monte Vista, Calif.
- Humane Society of Jefferson
County ,Jefferson City, Tenn.
- Friends of the Animal Shelter in Hancock
County ,Waveland, Miss.
- Mendocino County Animal Care
Services ,Ukiah, Calif.
Rescue ,York, SC
- Rescue Group at Jackson County Animal
Shelter ,Cottageville, WV
- Humane Society for Campbell
County ,Rustburg, Va.
Clark County Animal
Shelter ,Winchester, Ky.
Pulaski County Animal
Shelter ,Pulaski, Ky.
“ We’re pleased to have had the opportunity to partner with BISSELL to help numerous animal shelters and rescue groups in 2011,” said Liz Neuschatz, executive director for the Petfinder.com Foundation. “Through the years, BISSELL has been a great champion for pet adoption, and we admire the company’s dedication to pet-related causes.”
Earlier this year, BISSELL contributed $20,000 to help fund an animal shelter
rehabilitation project in Eastern Kentucky led by Rescue
In addition to partnerships with organizations like
About BISSELL Homecare, Inc.
A 135-year-old company, Grand Rapids-based BISSELL Homecare, Inc., is the top-selling brand in floor care appliances in North America* with an expanding presence worldwide. As an innovator of cleaning products, BISSELL produces and sells vacuums, sweepers, deep-cleaning machines, bare floor cleaners and cleaning formulas at retail locations across the globe. The company is in its fourth generation of family leadership.
About the Petfinder.com Foundation
The Petfinder.com Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)3 public charity, helps homeless pets by
saving lives through adoptions, helping shelters prepare for and recover from disaster and working to make sure
animal welfare organizations across the country are more sustainable. Its mission is to ensure no adoptable pet
is euthanized for lack of a home. Since
*based on NPD sales data