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
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LAST YEAR’S GRANT RECIPIENTS
Community Spay Neuter Initiative Partnership (C-SNIP) received a $52,500 grant to subsidize the cost of spay/neuter in order to provide targeted, low-cost services to the public.
Harbor Humane Society received a $32,437 grant to provide adoption subsidies, microchipping, and spay/neuter services.
Humane Society of West Michigan received a $31,652 grant to provide adoption subsidies for reduced-cost adoptions, spay/neuter assistance, and their Silver Paws program.
Kent County Animal Shelter received a $28,480* grant to fund the purchase of equipment for a redesigned cat room and to fund free adoption subsidies.
West Michigan Spay & Neuter Clinic received a $22,000 grant to provide low-cost spay/neuter assistance for dogs and cats 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.
Pound Buddies (Volunteers for Muskegon County Animal Control) received a grant for $19,485 to provide spay/neuter services and microchipping in their community.
Carol’s Ferals received $15,000 to support their TNR trap-neuter-return efforts in West Michigan.
Lake Haven Rescue received a $14,000 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.
Al-Van Humane Society received a grant for $13,024 to provide medical treatment, microchipping, and free adoption incentives for senior pets.
Ionia County Animal Shelter received a grant for $10,000 to provide free adoptions for cats.
Montcalm County Animal Shelter received a grant for $9,950 to provide free adoption days for pets.
Safe Haven Humane Society received a grant for $7,800 to provide spay/neuter surgeries, preventing future unwanted litters.
Crash’s Landing and Big Sid’s Sanctuary received a grant for $6,150* to provide spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations, and adoption incentives for the cats in their care.
Kelley’s Heart-to-Heart Adoption Center received $5,700 in funding to provide reduced cost spay/neuter surgeries.
Pay It Forward Outreach received a grant for $5,00 to support low-cost vaccinations and microchipping.
Reuben’s Room Cat Rescue received a grant for $4,600 to support spay/neuter surgeries.
Focus on Ferals received a $3,959 grant to support their shelter pull program.
*A portion of this grant includes re-allocation of funds awarded in 2014