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Animal Care & Control General Updates

Posted on: September 6, 2023

[ARCHIVED] BISSELL Pet Foundation Empty the Shelters Adoption Event

Bissell Pet Foundation Empty the Shelters

Maricopa County Animal Care & Control Aims to "Empty the Shelters"

BISSELL Pet Foundation is sponsoring adoption fees for dogs 6 months and older at Maricopa County Animal Care & Control (MCACC) from September 6 - 10, 2023 in an effort to "Empty the Shelters." Thanks to the support of BISSELL Pet Foundation, this event is exclusive to Maricopa County.

Summer is a notoriously busy time of year for animal shelters nationwide. Since June 1st, more than 4,700 dogs have arrived at MCACC. Currently, there are more than 900 animals waiting to find their forever homes. MCACC is hopeful hundreds of dogs will find homes during the BISSELL Pet Foundation's "Empty the Shelters" Adoption Event.

WHAT:          Waived adoption fees for dogs 6 months and older at MCACC

WHEN:          September 6 – 10, 2023 

WHERE:       Maricopa County Animal Care & Control

West Shelter: 2500 S. 27th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85009

East Shelter: 2630 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Mesa, AZ 85201

MEDIA INTERVIEWS: We hope you can visit us during one of our “Empty the Shelters” to get photos, video and learn more about our adoptable pets and the families meeting and adopting these deserving pets. 

Media interested in attending can contact Kim Powell at for interviews. 

Visuals at the adoption events includes MCACC staff and volunteers, potential adopters, animals available for adoption and more.

DETAILS: Below are some talking points and additional facts about BISSELL Pet Foundation and MCACC.

  • BISSELL Pet Foundation was founded in 2011 by Cathy Bissell.
  • “Empty the Shelters” is the largest funded adoption event and has helped nearly 140,000 pets find homes in 47 states and Canada since its inception in 2016.
  • “Empty the Shelters” provides reduced adoption fees at shelters, typically ranging from $0 to $50 per animal adoption.
  • Our nation’s shelters are overburdened and need community support. Please consider fostering or donating if you are unable to add a pet to your family.

All adoption fees for dogs 6 months and older at MCACC are waived during the “Empty the Shelters” event.

INFO: Media contact for BISSELL Pet Foundation:

Brittany Schlacter | Marketing & PR Specialist | | c. 616.600.9470

Media contact for MCACC: Kim Powell | | 602-525-4780

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