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Empty the Shelter event sees over 2,000 adoptions

Cheboygan County Humane Society emptied their shelter for the first time in 13 years.
Credit: BISSELL Pet Foundation Facebook

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The BISSELL Pet Foundation had a few obstacles this year for their annual Empty the Shelters event. 

With the coronavirus still taking a toll throughout the country, the event moved digital. It also extended the event to a full week. 

Out of the 115 participating shelters in 32 different states across the country, 36 organizations took part in Michigan. 

This includes Cheboygan County Humane Society who completely emptied their shelter for the first time in 13 years.

Over the course of the week-long event, BISSELL Pet Foundation sponsored the bulk of adoption fees for 2,907 homeless animals.

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