The BISSELL Blocktail Party was established in 2005 as a fundraising event to support local, West Michigan, animal welfare causes. Beginning in 2012, all funds raised through this event will be contributed to the BISSELL Pet Foundation and will continue to support worthy organizations in the Greater Grand Rapids area. Funds raised will be allocated and administered by the BISSELL Pet Foundation through contributions and grants awarded to agencies committed to reducing the number of animals in shelters and rescues through pet adoption, spay/neuter programs, microchipping and foster care.
For more information about the BISSELL Pet Foundation, visit: bissellpetfoundation.org
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LAST YEAR’S GRANT RECIPIENTS
Community Spay Neuter Initiative Partnership (C-SNIP) received a $45,000 grant to subsidize the cost of spay/neuter in order to provide targeted, low-cost services to the public.
Humane Society of West Michigan received a $40,000 grant to provide adoption subsidies for reduced-cost adoptions, spay/neuter assistance, and their Silver Paws program.
Vicky’s Pet Connection received a $27,000 grant to provide medical care and support for senior and ill or injured pets. Additionally, funding will be used to off-set their cost of care for cats, keeping adoption fees affordable for the public.
Pound Buddies (Volunteers for Muskegon County Animal Control) received a grant for $19,500 to provide spay/neuter services and microchipping in their community.
Kent County Animal Shelter received a $18,845 grant to fund the purchase of medical equipment used in animal cruelty investigations and a veterinary fund for neglected animals.
West Michigan Spay & Neuter Clinic received a $18,000 grant to provide low-cost spay/neuter assistance for dogs and cats in their community.
Crash’s Landing and Big Sid’s Sanctuary received a grant for $12,500 to provide spay/neuter surgeries and microchips for the cats in their care.
Lake Haven Rescue received a $10,000 grant to provide spay/neuter services to low-income individuals and to support their senior dog program.
Safe Haven Humane Society received a grant for $10,000 to provide spay/neuter surgeries, preventing future unwanted litters.
Reuben’s Room Cat Rescue received a grant for $6,750 to support microchipping, spay/neuter surgeries and dental care. Their grant also supported their foster care program and care of senior citizens program.
Carol’s Ferals received $5,000 to support their TNR trap-neuter-return efforts in West Michigan.
Focus on Ferals received a $5,000 grant to support comprehensive veterinary care for the stray and feral cats that enter their program.
Kelley’s Heart-to-Heart Adoption Center received $5,000 in funding to support the Hearts to Hold program for pets requiring extensive medical treatment.