June 14, 2016

Blocktail Grants

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 West Michigan 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

BISSELL Blocktail Grant FAQs

Questions? Email Joanna Randazzo


Community Spay Neuter Initiative Partnership (C-SNIP) received a $54,500 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 $45,000 grant to provide adoption subsidies for reduced-cost and fee-waived adoptions along with supporting their Silver Paws program.

Harbor Humane Society received a $42,190 grant to provide adoption subsidies, microchipping, and spay/neuter services.

Kent County Animal Shelter received a $28,000 grant to fund adoption subsidies.

West Michigan Spay & Neuter Clinic received a $23,980 grant to provide low-cost spay/neuter and microchipping assistance for dogs and cats in their community.

Pound Buddies (Volunteers for Muskegon County Animal Control) received a grant for $22,485 to provide spay/neuter services and microchipping in their community.

Vicky’s Pet Connection received a $20,000 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.

Al-Van Humane Society received a grant for $19,875 to provide medical treatment, microchipping, and adoption incentives for senior pets.

Ionia County Animal Shelter received a grant for $15,000 to provide free adoptions for cats.

Lake Haven Rescue received a $14,850 grant to provide spay/neuter services to low-income individuals, to support their senior dog program, and to fund their barn cat spay/neuter program.

Pay It Forward Outreach received a grant for $14,657 to support low-cost vaccinations.

Crash’s Landing and Big Sid’s Sanctuary received a grant for $10,195 to support spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations, and microchipping.

Barry County Animal Shelter received a grant for $10,000 to support TNR spay/neuter efforts.

Pets In Need – West Michigan received a $10,000 grant for the purchase of medicine and medical supplies.

Carol’s Ferals received $6,000 to support their TNR trap-neuter-return efforts in West Michigan.

Safe Haven Humane Society received a grant for $6,000 to provide spay/neuter surgeries, preventing future unwanted litters.

Kelley’s Heart-to-Heart Adoption Center received $5,638 in funding to provide reduced cost spay/neuter surgeries and microchips.

Reuben’s Room Cat Rescue received a grant for $4,600 to support spay/neuter surgeries.

Cannonsville Critters received a $2,100 grant to support spay/neuter surgeries





BISSELL Pet Foundation
2345 Walker Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Phone: 616.735.6666


Sponsorship, Auction & General Inquiries: Email Mara Rasikas
Media: Email Holly Kroeze


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