BISSELL Pet Foundation Fights Shelter Overcrowding by Reducing Adoption Fees Across the Country

Kentucky Humane Society Joins Louisville Metro Animal Services and 250+ shelters participating in summer “Empty the Shelters” event

Our nation’s shelters are facing unprecedented overcrowding this summer, including those in Louisville and across Kentucky. To help take homeless pets from kennels to couches, BISSELL Pet Foundation is sponsoring reduced adoption fees of $50 or less from July 11 – 31 across the county. The longest-ever Summer National “Empty the Shelters” event will be hosted in more than 250 shelters in 42 states, including the Kentucky Humane Society.

Starting today, the Kentucky Humane Society is joining Louisville Metro Animal Services, who began their Empty the Shelters adoption special on July 11, in the promotion.

  • Kentucky Humane Society will participate July 18-31, 2022, at its Louisville locations –  East Campus at 1000 Lyndon Lane and the Sam Swope Lifesaving and Treatment Center (Main Campus) at 241 Steedly Drive offering $25 adoption fees for dogs 1 year and older, waived adoption fees for cats 1 year and older
  • All interested adopters can find more details online at kyhumane.org

“Shelters are calling me daily and BISSELL Pet Foundation is feeling the burden of overcrowding. With the euthanasia of homeless dogs up 22% in just the first quarter of 2022 alone, we knew we had to act quickly to help at-risk pets,” said Cathy Bissell, Founder of BISSELL Pet Foundation. “Empty the Shelters is the largest funded adoption event in the country, and by extending the event to three weeks, we can help meet the immediate need to save lives.”

“We are excited to join our friends at Metro Animal Services in BISSELL Pet Foundation’s Empty the Shelters event,” said Karen Koenig, VP of Animal Welfare at KHS. “Shelters across the nation are at capacity this summer, including in Louisville and Kentucky. If you’re interested in adopting, now is the time to do it, and help your community during this national crisis.”

BISSELL Pet Foundation’s “Empty the Shelters” event is the largest funded adoption event in the country. With a goal of encouraging more families to choose adoption, this lifesaving effort has helped more than 96,000 pets find loving homes since 2016. “Empty the Shelters” is BISSELL Pet Foundation’s largest program, partnering with a total of 443 animal welfare organizations in 47 states and Canada to reduce adoption fees.

Adoption is a lifetime commitment. BISSELL Pet Foundation and Kentucky Humane Society urge families to do their research about the pet they are interested in adopting, as well as adoption requirements. For more information on adopting or donating to “Empty the Shelters,” visit www.bissellpetfoundation.org/empty-the-shelters as well as kyhumane.org.

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 more than 5,600 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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