Seven Local Shelters to Bring Nearly 100 Dogs and Puppies for On-Site Adoptions at Kentucky Exposition Center on Saturday, May 13
The Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) with Louisville Metro Animal Services (LMAS) today announced that they will host the inaugural LOU ADOPTS! mega adoption event to find loving homes for nearly 100 adoptable local dogs and puppies. Sponsored by Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers, LOU ADOPTS! will offer on-site adoptions at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center Pavilion on Saturday, May 13 from noon – 4:00 p.m.
Like shelters across the country, local shelters are experiencing an increase in the number of animals being surrendered. Owner surrenders and other intakes have skyrocketed nationwide by 9.5 percent in the past year, while adoptions are down. The goal of LOU ADOPTS! is to help find homes for as many dogs and puppies as possible to free up space in our local shelters so that they can continue to help animals in need.
KHS and LMAS will be joined at LOU ADOPTS! by Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs or GRRAND, Animal Care Society, Hardin County Animal Shelter, Anderson County Care and Control and Jeffersonville Animal Shelter to offer the public a large variety of friendly, loving adoptable local dogs and puppies.
Adoption fees will vary by participating shelters. Jefferson County adopters will be required to pay a $10.50 licensing fee. All the dogs and puppies will be spayed/neutered, micro-chipped and up-to-date on vaccinations.
Every new pet family deserves a housewarming present, so Isaacs & Isaacs will provide each adopter with a unique branded “Hammer” gift that will only be available at this event. Attendees will also have an opportunity to have their photo taken with Darryl Isaacs, aka The Hammer himself.
LOU ADOPTS! is free to attend. Food and drinks will be available for purchase onsite from local food trucks and Kentucky Exposition concessions. Parking is free when entering through Gate 4 of the Fair and Exposition Center. For more details, visit kyhumane.org/LOUADOPTS!
“We are thrilled for so many of our local shelters to come together at LOU ADOPTS! to offer adopters a chance to find their perfect match, and for the support of Isaacs & Isaacs to help make this event possible,” said Alisa Gray, President & CEO, KHS. “Our community’s local shelters are extremely crowded right now, so when you adopt at LOU ADOPTS!, you’re not just giving a loving home to your new best friend, you’re supporting your local shelters and helping make room for them to save more animals.”
“With shelters nationwide struggling with unprecedented crowding, there is no better time than now to adopt and give a forever home to a deserving dog or puppy,” said Ashley Book, Interim shelter director at LMAS. “In addition to waived adoption fees, all our adoptable pets are already spayed-neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated.”
“I love dogs, I even feel like I might have been a dog in a former life,” said Darryl Isaacs, owner and founder of Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers. “So if there’s anything we can do to make sure these lovable animals find their family, we’re proud and excited to be involved. If you’re looking to fill your home with more love, you won’t find a better place to do it than this event.”
About Kentucky Humane Society
The Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) is Kentucky’s largest animal adoption agency and spay/neuter provider. KHS also provides free counseling and support to local pet owners to help them keep pets at home and out of shelters, including behavior advice, veterinary care referrals, free pet food and supplies, and more. Through its Love 120 program, KHS works with rural shelters across Kentucky to reduce overcrowding and increase their lifesaving capacity.
Louisville Metro Animal Services operates the city’s only open intake shelter, that for the fourth consecutive year, has not euthanized any pets for lack of time or space. The Harshaw Family Foundation Animal Shelter opened in 2020, creating one campus for all metro animal-related services. In addition to animal control, licensing and microchipping, LMAS offers free adoptions for certain shelter pets through the Pay It Forward Program, that is supported by the non-profit Friends of Metro Animal Services and public donations.
About Isaacs & Isaacs
Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers is a law firm dedicated since 1993 to helping injured people get the compensation and recovery they deserve. They are dedicated to helping injury victims regain their quality of life, and they have recovered over $2 billion for their clients, including a recent verdict of $10 million. The firm accepts and represents clients in Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio.