Friday, 22 September 2017 09:46

Empty the Shelters: No Adoption Fees On Any Pets Sept. 23 Thanks to BISSELL Inc.

This Saturday, the Kentucky Humane Society will charge no adoption fees on any animal at our East Campus (1000 Lyndon Lane) or adoption centers at 9 Feeders Supply stores. 

This is made possible by BISSELL Pet Foundation's EMPTY THE SHELTERS Hurricane Relief initiative. This program will help shelters that have assisted hurricane-impacted communities get ALL their pets into homes faster.

Animal shelters in Texas and Florida are facing a capacity crisis with hurricane-displaced pets added to their already full facilities. To help, KHS has taken in over 250 unowned animals from Florida and Texas that were in shelters before the storms hit. This is in addition to the hundreds of animals already in KHS’ care.

“Now is such an important time to choose adoption,” remarked Cathy Bissell, Founder of BISSELL Pet Foundation. “In the wake of these natural disasters, pets need to be moved out of the devastated areas, but shelters are full. Please save a life and help us EMPTY THE SHELTERS to make room for pets in dire need of safety.”

From Sept. 11-22, BISSELL Inc. paid the adoption fees for animals evacuated from Texas and Florida. And on Saturday, Sept. 23, they will pay the adoption fees for ALL pets at KHS and at 14 other shelters across the nation.

KHS is waiving the adoption fees, but not the adoption process. Adopters pay a $10.50 licensing fee, and donations are gratefully accepted.

The KHS East Campus at 1000 Lyndon Lane is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Feeders Supply adoption centers are open 9 a.m.-8 p.m. at Clarksville (Ind.), Dixie (Valley Station), Fern Creek, Hikes Point, Pewee Valley, Preston, North Dixie, Springhurst and St. Matthews. Adoptions will stop about one hour before the centers close. No adoptable pets will be at the Steedly Drive location.

View all adoptable dogs and their locations
View all adoptable cats and their locations

BISSELL Pet Foundation (BPF), a nonprofit based in Grand Rapids, MI, organized EMPTY THE SHELTERS Hurricane Relief to save lives and help pets find loving homes. More information

BPF LogoAbout BISSELL Pet Foundation

BISSELL Pet Foundation is a charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to help reduce the number of animals in shelters and to support organizations dedicated to the humane care and treatment of animals through pet adoption, spay/neuter programs, microchipping and foster care. Founded in 2011 by Cathy Bissell, BISSELL Pet Foundation is an extension of her long-standing love for animals and commitment to their welfare. The foundation is supported by BISSELL Homecare, Inc., a 140-year-old Grand Rapids-based floor care appliance brand in its fourth generation of family leadership.

BISSELLPfPLogo 200About BISSELL Homecare, Inc.

For 140 years and counting, Michigan-based BISSELL Homecare, Inc. has developed innovative floor care solutions that make cleaning easier. As the top-selling brand in floor care appliances based on NPD unit sales, BISSELL understands that fuller lives often mean more messes, and that convenient cleaning tools help us embrace life’s messier moments. Now in its fourth generation of family leadership, the company supplies households across the globe with vacuums, sweepers, deep-cleaning machines, hard floor cleaners and cleaning formulas. For more on the BISSELL complete line of floor care products, visit



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