Metro Animal Services, KHS join Empty The Shelters Event Dec. 13-14

December 10, 2019

All adoptions FREE at Animal House & LMAS Shelter, $25 dog adoptions and $0 cat adoptions at KHS on Dec. 13-14

(Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019) – BISSELL Pet Foundation (BPF) is aiming to bring holiday hope to homeless pets with its national Empty the Shelters – Holiday Hope event. This Friday and Saturday, BPF will support over 110 shelters by offering reduced-fee pet adoptions – Metro Animal Services (MAS) including the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS).

MAS is offering free adoptions for all dogs, cats, puppies and kittens at Animal House Adoption Center, 3516 Newburg Road; the LMAS Harshaw Family Foundation Animal Shelter, 3528 Newburg Road; and PetSmart, 4601 Outer Loop. Animal House Adoption Center and the LMAS Shelter will be open from 12-6pm Friday and Saturday. Meet & greets are mandatory for families with children; dog and cat testing are available by request. For more information about LMAS Pet Adoptions or to view adoptable pets, click here.

The KHS special is valid for all dogs, cats, puppies and kittens at the KHS East Campus at 1000 Lyndon Lane, and at KHS adoption centers at seven Feeders Supply stores: Dixie, Fern Creek, Hikes Point, North Dixie, Preston, Springhurst and St. Matthews. View all KHS pets and their locations at

While KHS and MAS will be reducing or waiving adoption fees Friday and Saturday, the adoption process remains the same. Adopters will fill out an application, must be approved to adopt and will meet with an adoption counselor, to ensure every pet finds the right home. All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, microchipped and up to date on vaccinations.

Adopters are asked to bring or purchase a collar and leash for dogs, and a crate for cats. Jefferson County residents will also be required to purchase a 1-year, renewable pet license. Donations are gratefully accepted.

“Empty the Shelters will be our first major adoption event since the new LMAS Animal Care Campus opened in October,” said MAS public information specialist Teeya Barnes. “It’s an excellent to find homes for homeless pets while also preventing Euthanasia because of shelter overcrowding. We’re also looking forward to showing families what our state-of-the-art animal care facility and adoption center have to offer on one conveniently located campus.”

BPF’s Empty the Shelters program began in 2016 to capitalize on the foundation’s mission to find every pet a loving home. Empty the Shelters aims to shed light on pet homelessness across the county and encourage families to adopt a pet and save a life. To see a list of all participating locations, please visit  

BPF’s Empty the Shelters events have found homes for nearly 27,000 pets since the program’s inception in 2016.


About BISSELL Pet Foundation:

BISSELL Pet Foundation is a charitable 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to help reduce the number of animals in shelters through pet adoption, spay/neuter programs, microchipping and foster care. Founded in 2011 by Cathy Bissell, BPF is an extension of her long-standing love for animals and commitment to their welfare. The foundation is supported by generous donors and BISSELL Homecare, Inc. Up to $25 for every pet product purchased helps fund the foundation’s mission.