FRHS to participate in ‘Empty the Shelters’ event

As shelters across the country face overcrowding, BISSELL Pet Foundation is aiming to “Empty the Shelters” by sponsoring reduced adoption fees in more than 275 shelters in 40 states, including the Fayette Regional Humane Society (FRHS).

FRHS, 153 S. Main St. in Washington C.H., will participate May 2-5 and May 7., offering $25 adoption fees for cats and kittens.

All interested adopters can find more details online at

“Empty the Shelters,” BISSELL Pet Foundation’s largest program, began in 2016 as an effort to encourage more families to adopt a pet into their home. More than 83,000 pets have found adoptive homes through this reduced-fee adoption event. Since its inception, this lifesaving event has expanded to organizations in 45 states and Canada, partnering with a total of 443 animal welfare organizations.

“Shelters across the country are over capacity, and highly adoptable pets are at risk as we face one of the largest crises in recent years,” said Cathy Bissell, Founder of BISSELL Pet Foundation. “BISSELL Pet Foundation is calling on people to visit their community shelters during ‘Empty the Shelters’ to save a life through adoption. Without you, there is no tomorrow for these deserving pets.”

FRHS currently has 20 cats and kittens available for adoption and more will be available after they are spayed or neutered.

“We are grateful for the BISSELL Pet Foundation sponsoring these special adoption events throughout the year,” said Brad Adams, FRHS Outreach Director and Chief Humane Agent. “We’ve already taken in 726 animals to-date this year due to us having a steady adoption rate — and there have been 200 more adoptions than this time last year, which allow us to take in more animals.”

BISSELL Pet Foundation and Fayette Regional 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 as well as

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 5,500 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

Pictured is “Stallion,” a 2-year-old domestic-short-haired boy. is “Stallion,” a 2-year-old domestic-short-haired boy. Courtesy photo

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