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Springfield Humane Society joins in “Empty the Shelter” event 


July 6-31—SPRINGFIELD—Springfield Humane Society is one of 335 shelters in 44 states participating in a national event to empty animal shelters. Adoption fees at participating organizations will be just $50 or less per cat or dog. As the nation’s largest funded adoption event, “Empty the Shelters” has helped nearly 158,000 pets find loving homes with an average of 1,200 pets adopted per day during quarterly national events.

Bissell Pet Foundation has teamed up with MetLife Pet Insurance to bring its summer national “Empty the Shelters” adoption event July 6-31 to Vermont. Springfield is the only shelter in Vermont participating. 

  “We are excited to team up with MetLife Pet Insurance to offer 30 days of pet insurance at no cost to the adopter, as well as the opportunity to purchase an annual pet insurance policy, which could make a difference in helping adopters deal with their pet’s unexpected illness or injury,” said Cathy Bissell, founder of Bissell Pet Foundation. “Veterinary costs add up quickly, and too often, pet owners forgo care or surrender their beloved pets when they can’t afford treatment. This collaboration could help to enable more pets in more communities to be adopted through “Empty the Shelters” and can help facilitate adopters seeking treatment to keep their pets healthy and in their new homes.”

“An essential part of MetLife Pet Insurance’s mission is helping pets find and stay in a home that is right for them, and we are dedicated to giving pet parents the confidence they need to help their pet live a happy and healthy life,” said Brian Jorgensen, head of MetLife Pet Insurance. “We are excited to work with the Bissell Pet Foundation on their Empty the Shelters event and support their efforts to give every pet their best life by providing guidance to navigate lifelong pet health and wellness.” 

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