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Empty the Shelters

May 4, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT

Oakland Animal Services will be participating in Empty the Shelters on Saturday, May 4! Stop by on our biggest adoption day of the year for discounted adoption fees on dogs, cats, and rabbits.

This weekend, all animal shelters in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties will participate in the BISSELL Pet Foundation’s Clear the Shelters. On Saturday, May 4 2019, all adoption fees for cats, kittens, dogs and puppies will be a flat $25 in hopes of matching all pets with new loving homes.

This effort is a part of a national push by over 100 shelters in 20 states, which will add to the over 19,000 animals already adopted as part of other Empty the Shelters events. By participating in the event as a coalition, the Bay Area will be a premier location for adopters looking to find a pet to join their families.

“Shelters are more crowded than ever, and we have to help them,” said Cathy Bissell, Founder of BISSELL Pet Foundation. “Empty the Shelters brings awareness for adoption and makes people consider bringing a pet into their home, whether it’s their first pet or an addition to their pack. It’s been an extremely successful program to save lives and we hope this event will help thousands of pets get the second chance they deserve.”

Participating shelters include: Berkeley Humane, Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter, East Bay SPCA, East County Animal Shelter, Contra Costa County Animal Services, Antioch Animal Services, Berkeley Animal Care Services, Valley Animal Center, Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation, Tri-City Animal Shelter, Oakland Animal Services, and Hayward Animal Shelter. Oakland Animal Services is open 1-5pm on Saturday.

All regular adoption requirements apply. For more information about our adoption process, visit: https://www.oaklandanimalservices.org/adopt/how-to-adopt/

About Oakland Animal Services
Oakland Animal Services is Oakland’s only open admissions shelter: We accept all of Oakland’s homeless, injured, orphaned, unwanted, lost, abandoned and mistreated animals, including companion animals, farm animals, exotic animals, and native wildlife. Every animal brought to our door is welcome, regardless of age, breed, temperament or medical condition. We are a city agency that proudly provides public safety and animal welfare services as well as human health and social services.  We are here to serve our community’s residents.

About BISSELL Pet Foundation
BISSELL Pet Foundation is a charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to help reduce the number of animals in shelters and to support organizations dedicated to the humane care and treatment of animals through pet adoption, spay/neuter programs, microchipping and foster care. Founded in 2011 by Cathy Bissell, BISSELL Pet Foundation is an extension of her long-standing love for animals and commitment to their welfare. The foundation is supported by BISSELL Homecare, Inc., a 141-year-old Grand Rapids-based floor care appliance brand in its fourth generation of family leadership. For more on the BISSELL complete line of floor care products, visit www.bissell.com.


May 4, 2019
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT


Oakland Animal Services
1101 29th Ave
Oakland, 94609 United States
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