Bissell, area shelters push reduced-price pet adoptions

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Four area animal shelters will join almost 170 nationwide in an effort next month to get more stray and abandoned animals adopted.

The event Dec, 9-13 is in conjunction with the Bissell Et Foundation which works throughout the year to help provide reduced-cost adoptions.

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The program is part of Bissell’s Empty the Shelters – Holiday Hope event. BPF will support nearly 170 shelters by offering reduced-fee pet adoptions. 

BPF requires adoption fees do not exceed $25; fees vary by location. County licensing and microchip registration fees may apply. 

Participating shelters have the choice to hold a 5-day event or choose the days that work best for them. Be sure to check local listing on www.bissellpetfoundation.org/ets.

Empty the Shelters – Holiday Hope will take place at shelters in 35 states, including the following organizations in Kentucky:

  • Bowling Green/Warren County Humane Society – Bowling Green
  • Scott County Humane Society – Georgetown
  • Humane Society of Henderson County – Henderson
  • Lawrence County Humane Society Animal Shelter – Louisa
  • Lexington Humane Society – Lexington
  • Paris Animal Welfare Society Inc. – Paris   

Although pets can feel like a gift in terms of the joy they bring to your life, BPF reminds prospective pet parents that bringing a pet during the holidays is a long-term commitment. It’s important to make sure everyone in your household understands the new furry family member is a permanent addition.

All adoptable pets available during this promotion are required to be microchipped and spayed/neutered to prevent further pet homelessness.

Shelters continue to adapt their adoption process to meet local COVID-19 guidelines and many are scheduling meet and greet appointments to keep capacity low. Most pet searching and paperwork can be found online. Please check local shelter’s protocol before jumping in the car, as some facilities may not accept walk-ins at this time.