Bissell invites animal lovers to help pets find homes

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What do vacuums, sweepers, deep-cleaning machines, and cleaning formulas have to do with pets, anyway? The easy way to clean up after them, of course!

To encourage animal lovers to adopt pets from shelters and rescues across North America, Bissell Homecare is launching a fundraiser to help homeless pets find a place they can call their forever home. Between now and September, anyone who "Likes" Bissell's Facebook page will help to donate 50 cents toward Petfinder.com.

The goal for 2011 is $50,000, so become a fan, and get your animal-lovin' friends to become fans too.

The $50,000 gift that Bissell plans to give the Petfinder.com Foundation, will go toward funding shelters and rescue groups. It will also help to provide each pet with a home so that no animal is euthanized.

Bissell, a longtime supporter of pet adoption, contributes a total of $200,000 to 100 U.S. pet charities annually. They also work hard to provide pet owners with the easy cleaning tools they need to keep their homes tidy with their furry friends running around inside, since unfortunetly, many people choose to not have pets because of their messes.

Rich Sorota, Vice President and General Manager of Global Marketing and Sales for Bissell explained his findings in PR Newswire.

"Sadly, our research shows many Americans don't have pets because of the messes they make – 38% say they'd add a pet to their home if clean-up was easier," said Sorota. "This misconception compels us to support adoption groups like the Petfinder.com Foundation, and to continue to develop tools that simplify pet clean-up."

The love and joy of owning a pet is so worth the occassional clean up, and with the help of Bissell's cleaning supplies, clean up can be made so easy.

The next time you're shopping for cleaning supplies, be sure to purchase Bissell products, and help to support animals at the same time.

Alexandra Hedin | Facebook | @Alexandra_Hedin
Alexandra is highly passionate about animals and animal rights, and wants to raise awareness of the cruelty that many animals suffer in the best way she knows how, and this is by written word. She is a recent graduate of Metropolitan State University in Minnesota, with a degree in Professional Writing and a minor in Creative Writing.

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