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Allegany County Shelter Foundation Awarded BISSELL Grant For Spay/Neuter Program

July 20th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

The BISSELL Pet Foundation™, supported in part by BISSELL Homecare, Inc., has awarded $6,500 to the Allegany County Animal Shelter Management Foundation to support their life-saving efforts.   Funds will be used to spay/neuter shelter and community cats. 

“With literally millions of homeless pets euthanized every year in the U.S., we focus on funding programs that will do the most to change this heartbreaking outcome,” explains Cathy Bissell, Founder of the BISSELL Pet Foundation. “It brings me and my team so much joy to know we are helping to save the lives of thousands of animals through these grant awards.”

Established in 2011 by Cathy Bissell, a devoted pet lover and advocate, the BISSELL Pet Foundation addresses the growing problem of displaced, unwanted and homeless pets by providing assistance to shelter and rescue programs, and by creating awareness about pet overpopulation, in the hopes of finding every pet a loving home. Since its inception, the foundation has given more than $2 million in support to organizations like the Allegany County Animal Shelter Management Foundation.

The Allegany County Animal Shelter serves as a “Shelter of Hope” for the lost, abandoned, and homeless animals of Allegany County, Maryland. They strive to expand and strengthen their leadership in animal care, humane education, and progressive animal welfare programs and to find common-sense solutions for animal-related problems in our community.

“We are very excited to partner with the BISSELL Pet Foundation to spay and neuter the homeless and abandoned cats of Allegany County” said Tina Rafferty, Executive Director of the Allegany County Animal Shelter Management Foundation. “Altering these cats will reduce the numerous litters of kittens impounded at the shelter each year as well as help reduce the destructive behavior common in unaltered cats.” 

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