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Belleville Area Humane Society takes in 14 dogs


More than 130 dogs surrendered from commercial breeding facilities throughout the Midwest will receive second chances as they make their way via ground flight transport to find loving homes at animal welfare organizations throughout the country. The Belleville Area Humane Society welcomed fourteen dogs on Wednesday, October 4, 2023. This lifesaving transport was facilitated and funded by BISSELL Pet Foundation.

At the request of National Mill Dog Rescue, BISSELL Pet Foundation’s Animal Incident Management initiative was called into action to facilitate and fund placement for more than 130 dogs and puppies from commercial breeding facilities throughout the Midwest that have overproduced. The foundation is also covering the costs associated with preparing these rescued dogs for travel with vaccinations and health certificates. The dogs—Boston Terriers, Poodle mixes, Pomeranians, Dachshunds, Pekinese, and more—this surrender will help raise awareness that these types of pets can be found in local animal shelters.

The dogs on this lifesaving BISSELL Pet Foundation mission are a result of the sharp increase in the number of dogs being surrendered from commercial breeders this year. The placement of these dogs into shelters draws the community in to meet all adoptable pets waiting for homes.

The Belleville Area Humane Society is a 100% donor-funded 501(c)(3) non-profit animal shelter. The Belleville Area Humane Society (BAHS) improves the lives of animals in our community through adoption, humane education, and community outreach. BAHS is dedicated to supporting people and pets in our community and beyond.

The Belleville Area Humane Society is located at 1301 South 11th Street in Belleville, IL. Potential adopters can stop by the shelter anytime during business hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For questions, give the BAHS team a call at 618-235-3712.

Savannah Rigley McDonald, Director of Development and Administration, will be available on-site for interview. Contact her at development@bahspets.org or 618-235-3712 ext. 109.

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