LOUISVILLE, Ky. — There are some very happy animals in Kentuckiana after a successful adoption event through the Kentucky Humane Society. Their "Empty the Shelters" event on October 12 found forever homes for nearly 100 pets.

On Saturday,  51 dogs and 31 cats were adopted. The adoption fee for dogs and puppies was dropped to $25 and cats and kittens were free to adopt. 

"It was a really good adoption event," said Robert Davis, an adoption counselor for the Kentucky Humane Society. The shelter said it was an amazing day for the animals, their new families, and the staff at KHS.

"Empty the Shelters" is a national event sponsored by the BISSELL Pet Foundation. The foundation covers adoption fees for shelters across the country to give animals a better chance of getting adopted. Since 2016, the foundation has helped find homes for over 23,000 pets.

The Kentucky Humane Society is one of 125 organizations in 26 states taking part in the special adoption day. Other locations in Kentucky include the Scott County Humane Society, the Lexington Humane Society, and the Humane Society of Henderson County. You can see more participating locations on the BISSELL Pet Foundation website.

Even though the "Empty the Shelters" event has ended, there are still plenty of dogs and cats in need of good homes. You can view all adoptable animals currently at the Kentucky Humane Society on their website.

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