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Give a pet their forever home and help Empty the Shelters on October 22

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Learn how you can adopt a pet for free on October 22 thanks to BISSELL Pet Foundation in this week’s segment of NPO Showcase.

About NPO Showcase

NPO Showcase highlights nonprofit and government organizations and the work that they're doing in our community. The program is a feature of GRTV, a service of the Community Media Center, with producer and host Julie Way. You can catch it on GRTV on Saturdays at 8 AM and 6 PM and can view past episodes on Grand Rapids Community Media Center website. If your nonprofit would like to be interviewed on NPO Showcase, please contact Julie Way.

Holly Kroeze of BISSELL Pet Foundation on GRTV's NPO Showcase

Holly Kroeze of BISSELL Pet Foundation on GRTV's NPO Showcase /GRTV

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Holly Kroeze from the BISSELL Pet Foundation discusses the importance of choosing adoption first when making the decision to give a pet a new home and how you can help empty local animal shelters later this month.

The BISSELL Pet Foundation addresses the growing problem of displaced and homeless animals by educating the community about pet adoption, spay/neuter programs, microchipping and foster care. And on October 22, they’re making pet adoption even easier by sponsoring all adoption fees at 51 shelters across the state during their Empty the Shelters event.

To ensure that these animals are being adopted into loving, forever homes, those looking to adopt on October 22 will need to apply in advance. While adoption fees will be waived, those who adopt dogs will be required to pay the licensing fee, which can range from $7 to $12. Families who adopt will also receive an Adopt Box from BISSELL Pet Foundation, filled with toys, treats, collars and more.

Watch the NPO Showcase segment above to learn more about Empty the Shelters and how you can give a pet their forever home. Visit BISSELL Pet Foundation’s website to see a list of participating shelters and what you’ll need to do in advance to adopt your new furry friend on October 22.

Check back next Wednesday for a new segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, featuring WYCE 88.1 FM’s new Station Manager, Quinn Mathews.

NPO Showcase is just one of the many ways that the Community Media Center serves the nonprofit community. For information about this and other CMC services for nonprofits, or to schedule a future interview, contact Nonprofit Outreach Coordinator, Julie Way, at 616.459.4788 x115 or email [email protected].

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