The season of giving has arrived, and Palm Valley Animal Society is delighted to announce its partnership with BISSELL Pet Foundation for the "Empty the Shelters – Holiday Hope" adoption event! Running from December 1 to December 17, this nationwide initiative spans 380+ shelters across 43 states, with the goal of reducing adoption fees to $50 or less per cat or dog.
Palm Valley Animal Society is hosting the event at its two locations, Trenton Center: 2501 W Trenton Rd, Edinburg, TX 78539, and Laurie P. Andrews Center: 2451 N Expressway 281, Edinburg, TX 78541. The shelter is offering fee-waived adoptions for adult cats and dogs and an incredible 50% discount, with puppies available for $50 and kittens for $25.
Cathy Bissell, Founder of BISSELL Pet Foundation, underlines the urgency of addressing the current shelter crisis: "Our nation's animal shelters need your help as they face an overcrowding crisis unlike anything we have experienced in more than a decade. The devastating increase in owner surrenders and stray intakes has left tens of thousands of deserving pets desperate to find a home. Our 'Empty the Shelters – Holiday Hope' event is the perfect opportunity to make a difference in your community by saving a life and creating space to give another homeless pet a chance this holiday season."
Why it Matters
This event holds particular significance for Palm Valley Animal Society as they battle the overcapacity crisis, with some residents enduring a year-long stay in the shelter. The holiday season offers a unique chance to provide these pets with the gift of a loving home, not just for the holidays but for every one thereafter. The community's support has been crucial, and previous "Empty the Shelters" events have made a lasting impact by helping pair families with the perfect pet.
BISSELL Pet Foundation’s "Empty the Shelters" event, the largest funded adoption event in the country, began in 2016 with a goal to encourage more families to choose adoption. With over 204,000 pets finding loving homes since its inception, this event is a testament to the impact of collective efforts in the animal welfare community.
As a reminder, pet adoption is a lifelong commitment, and BISSELL Pet Foundation and Palm Valley Animal Society encourage families to thoroughly research the pets they are interested in adopting, along with understanding adoption requirements.
How to Get Involved
This holiday season, join us in making a difference in the lives of these deserving pets. Let's bring warmth, love, and hope to every corner of our community. Your support can transform this holiday into a season of joy not just for you but for a furry friend waiting for their forever home.