Citrus County Animal Services Extends Fall “Empty the Shelters” Event

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on October 15, 2022

Citrus County Animal Services (CCAS) is happy to announce that the BISSELL Pet Foundation has provided the opportunity to extend their “Empty the Shelters” event.

Citrus County Animal Services Extends Fall “Empty the Shelters” Event

•                     CCAS will participate through Saturday, October 15, 2022, at the shelter (located at 4030 S Airport Rd, Inverness, FL 34450)
•                     Adoption fees are reduced to $10, or waived with the donation of a 6lb+ bag of pet food
•                     All interested adopters can find more details online at

“Shelters across the nation are in crisis with overcrowding, and our neighbors to the south have the additional toll of devastation from Hurricane Ian,” said Colleen Yarbrough, CCAS Director. “This amazing organization has stepped up big time to help ease the burden and make adoption events possible in these hard times.”

BISSELL Pet Foundation’s “Empty the Shelters” event is the largest funded adoption event in the country. With a goal of encouraging more families to choose adoption, this lifesaving effort has helped nearly 118,000 pets find loving homes since 2016. “Empty the Shelters” is BISSELL Pet Foundation’s largest program, partnering with a total of 541 animal welfare organizations in 47 states and Canada to reduce adoption fees.

Adoption is a lifetime commitment. BISSELL Pet Foundation and CCAS urge families to do their research about the pet they are interested in adopting, as well as adoption requirements. For more information on adopting or donating to “Empty the Shelters,” visit or call CCAS at (352) 746-8400.

About BISSELL Pet Foundation:

BISSELL Pet Foundation is a charitable 501©(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to help reduce the number of animals in shelters through pet adoption, spay/neuter programs, vaccinations, microchipping and emergency support. Founded in 2011 by Cathy Bissell, BPF is an extension of her long-standing love for animals and commitment to their welfare. BPF has since partnered with more than 5,600 shelters and rescues across the U.S. and Canada to help pets find loving homes. The foundation is supported by generous donors and BISSELL Inc. where every purchase saves pets. To learn more, visit



Pam Thomas says

What an amazing event. I wish I could have volunteered to help.

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