60 Pets Adopted during Bissell #EmptytheShelters May 5-8
We are thrilled to announce that 60 Kentucky Humane Society pets found new homes during Bissell Pet Foundation’s national Empty the Shelters event May 5-8, 2021!
“I want to give a special thanks to our amazing staff and volunteers, who helped adopters find their new matches. And I want to thank our patient and enthusiastic adopters, who scheduled adoption appointments online and were understanding about COVID safety restrictions. We are thrilled that so many shelter animals found homes during the first large-scale adoption event we’ve hosted since the pandemic began,” said Robin Vincent, KHS Shelter Operations Director.
Of the 60 animals adopted, 39 were adult dogs and cats who were part of the reduced fee adoption special. Bissell Pet Foundation subsidized adoption fees, which helped KHS to lower adoption costs to $25 for dogs one year and older and $10 for cats one year and older. Check out photos of pets and their adopters on the KHS Facebook page.
We are particularly grateful that many of our special needs animals found homes during the event, including:
- A three-year-old special needs blind dog named Maui
- Two FIV+ adult cats, Sheldon and Maximillian
- An 8-month-old feline leukemia-positive kitten named Chip
- Two heartworm-positive dogs; KHS will continue to pay for heartworm treatment until they are negative for this parasite
- Addy, a six-year-old dog who had been at KHS for almost five months
- A 10-year-old cat named Oscar
- 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, 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 over 5,200 shelters and rescues across the U.S. and Canada to help pets find loving homes. The foundation is supported by generous donors and BISSELL Homecare, Inc where every purchase saves pets. To learn more, visit www.bissellpetfoundation.org.