The animal adoption event is scheduled for this week

After successfully finding loving homes for 4,374 pets in May, the BISSELL Pet Foundation (BPF) Empty the Shelters adoption event is back this week.

With 186 participating shelters in 45 states offering low-fee adoptions of $ 25 or less, now is the perfect time to adopt. The main event will take place July 7-11.

The Fayette Regional Humane Society, located at 153 S. Main St. in Washington CH, is one of the participating shelters.

According to FRHS Executive Director Lee Schrader, more than 30 cats and kittens will be up for adoption, and the adoption fee for each will be $ 25, as BISSELL covers the rest of the adoption fees.

“We are very grateful to the Bissell Pet Foundation for sponsoring this incredible event. Emptying the shelters gives so many animals the chance to find their forever homes, ”Schrader explained.

The event’s opening hours at the FRHS will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.

FRHS Adoption Coordinator Bobbi Honicker-Bageant said, “We have so many beautiful and friendly cats and kittens. Now is the perfect time to add a wonderful pet to your family.

Cats adopted from FRHS, by age, are screened for infectious diseases, are vaccinated, dewormed, treated for fleas, sterilized, socialized and microchipped. Adoption fees help cover the cost of this animal care provided.

Other shelters in the state participating in the upcoming event include:

-Ashtabula County Animal Protection League, Ashtabula

-Animal Friends Humane Society, Hamilton

-Community action to save stray animals (CATSS), Oberlin

-Human Society of Greater Dayton, Dayton

-Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue, Cincinnati

-New and Used Sierra’s Haven for Pets, Portsmouth

-Toledo Humane Society, Maumee

All other participating locations are available at

BISSELL Pet Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help reduce the number of animals in shelters through pet adoption, spay / neuter programs, microchipping and emergency support.

According to the BISSELL website, “Empty the Shelters is BPF’s most important program, and we need your support to continue and develop it. If you cannot adopt, please donate to the ETS fund, where 100% of your contribution will help a shelter animal find a home forever.

As of May 2016, 53,742 pets have been adopted from shelter events in 45 states and Canada.

In other FRHS news, foster homes are being sought to help with an overabundance of kittens. Foster homes are also sometimes necessary for young puppies who need to be fed regularly. The feeding of cats or puppies is usually done every two to three hours. If there are other animals in the household, the foster home should be safe for both pets and placed animals.

Those interested in the placement can stop by the FRHS Adoption Center, located at 153 S. Main St. in Washington CH, to sign documents.

Contact reporter Jennifer Woods at 740-313-0355.

Reduced FRHS adoption fees, foster homes required

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