All Adoption Appts are Full for Empty the Shelters Event

All adoption appointments for the Bissell Pet Foundation’s national Empty the Shelters event are full and we are unable to take more reservations.

The Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) is joining Bissell Pet Foundation’s national Empty the Shelters event May 5-8, 2021. Thanks to support from Bissell Pet Foundation, adoption fees will be lowered to just $25 for dogs and $10 for cats age one year and older at the KHS East Campus at 1000 Lyndon Lane and the KHS main shelter at 241 Steedly Drive in Louisville.

This is the first large-scale adoption special KHS has hosted since the pandemic began. KHS is not allowing walk-ins, and adoption appointments must be scheduled in advance. To view adoptable cats and dogs and schedule an appointment, visit www.kyhumane.org/dogs or www.kyhumane.org/cats. Pets cannot be put on hold, and adoption appointments are one hour.


In addition to the adoption fee, adopters are responsible for paying applicable pet licensing fees, and donations are gratefully accepted. All dogs and cats are spayed or neutered, micro-chipped and up-to-date on vaccinations. Pets younger than one year are excluded from the adoption special, as well as cats at Purrfect Day Café.


After successfully finding forever homes for 18,359 pets in 2020 alone, BISSELL Pet Foundation is again aiming to Empty the Shelters by sponsoring reduced adoption fees at 200 participating shelters and rescues in 36 states in May. Visit www.bissellpetfoundation.org/ets for more information.


BISSELL Pet Foundation’s mission to find every pet a loving home is the driving force behind Empty the Shelters. In 2016, BPF created this reduced-fee adoption event to make an immediate impact on the nation’s ongoing pet homelessness problem. Since then, this program has encouraged prospective pet owners to consider adoption as their first option when bringing a pet into their family, as there are so many deserving animals waiting to be loved. 49,360 pets have found homes from this program’s efforts.


Empty the Shelters is by far BPF’s biggest program and cannot continue going and growing without donor support. BPF makes adoption affordable and reimburses shelters for every pet adopted during the event to help cover spay/neuter, microchipping, vaccination, and other costs of care. Since 2016, BPF has expanded its ETS reach from 24 shelters in 1 state to 365 shelters in 43 states + Canada. The foundation is seeking donations to continue to expand ETS to more areas, and 100% of contributions will go directly to fund pet adoptions: www.bissellpetfoundation.org/empty-the-shelters-donations/.


“The national Empty the Shelters event in May will be our largest yet, and as a small foundation, we are incredibly proud to see the growth of this program as we continue to expand its impact,” said Cathy Bissell, Founder of BISSELL Pet Foundation. “Empty the Shelters not only helps our shelter partners free up space in their facilities, but it places pets in permanent homes. It’s a win-win for everyone involved…our partners, ETS adopters, and most importantly, the pets.”


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.


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