BISSELL Pet Foundation is hosting a statewide emergency relief “Empty the Shelters” adoption event from Feb. 24-28, 2022. This event is a collaborative effort to support Florida shelters by finding loving homes for pets and providing relief to shelters assisting Santa Rosa County Animal Services after an intake of more than 70 dogs from a large-scale neglect case.
BISSELL Pet Foundation will sponsor reduced adoption fees for $25 or less for cats and dogs. This emergency event will be hosted in more than 12 shelters throughout Florida. The Panhandle Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) Shelter is also participating.
The cold weather shelter for the homeless and/or heatless will open Fri., Feb. 18 and Sat., Feb. 19 at Ferris Hill Baptist Church, 6848 Chaffin St. in Milton.
Those who would like to stay at the shelter must arrive between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Only service animals (with verification of rabies vaccination) are permitted to stay with guests. No one will be admitted after 8:30 p.m. unless brought in by law enforcement. The shelter closes at 7 a.m. each morning.