Photo contributed by Bissell Pet Foundation
The Bissell Pet Foundation recently awarded a $3,550 grant to assist efforts of Pioneer Humane Society/Pendleton Animal Welfare Shelter in helping animals find their forever home.
The grant money will be used for preventative veterinary care prior to the adoption of animals at the shelter. The Bissell grant will provide spay/neuter procedures for 80 homeless pets in the care of PAWS.
Providing the surgery assists in making the animals more adoptable and prevents future unplanned litters, said Holly Kroeze, Bissell’s communications and events manager. Because of the extra financial burden, unaltered animals are often more difficult to place because the adopter is required to pay for the spay/neuter procedure.
Marcia Flemmer, PAWS director, expressed gratitude for the foundation grant, which will make PAWS animals more adoptable.
“The greatest reward is to help our partners save thousands of animals’ lives each year by supporting their efforts,” said Cathy Bissell, founder of Bissell Pet Foundation. “We hope to see the day when every pet has a loving, forever home.”
The Bissell Pet Foundation provides financial assistance to animal welfare organizations with the goal of finding every pet a loving home. Since its inception, the foundation has given more than $4 million in support to organizations like Pioneer Humane Society/Pendleton Animal Welfare Shelter. For more information, visit www.bissellpetfoundation.org.