Dubois County Humane Society offering pet adoption assistance over the holidays

Dubois County Humane Society joins 275-plus shelters participating in the “Empty the Shelters – Holiday Hope” event

BISSELL Pet Foundation, a national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending pet homelessness, is bringing hope to the nation’s shelter pets this holiday season with its “Empty the Shelters – Holiday Hope” adoption event from Dec. 1 to Dec. 11.

BISSELL Pet Foundation sponsors reduced adoption fees of $50 or less per cat or dog during each nationwide event. This event will be hosted in more than 275 shelters in 43 states, including Dubois County Humane Society. 

  • Dubois County Humane Society will participate Dec. 1-11, 2022, at the shelter at 426 Wernsing Rd, offering reduced-fee $20 adoptions for cats and dogs, kittens, and puppies.
  • All interested adopters can find more details online at www.duboiscountyhumane.org including adoption application process, view available pets, open hours, and how to schedule an appointment to visit during non-open hours.  

“BISSELL Pet Foundation is in constant communication with our shelter partners across the country and they are struggling with unprecedented increases in owner surrenders and longer stays for pets,” said Cathy Bissell, Founder of BISSELL Pet Foundation. “With so many great pets waiting in shelters, our ‘Empty the Shelters – Holiday Hope’ event is the perfect opportunity to save a life through adoption and create space to give another homeless pet a chance. If you can’t adopt, please consider fostering.” 

This is the first time Dubois County Humane Society has participated in the “Empty the Shelters” event.  

“We are honored and excited to partner with BISSELL Pet Foundation this holiday season.  We hope it will provide second chances for many of our deserving homeless dogs and cats in finding their forever families,” said Kaia Holt, DCHS Board Secretary

BISSELL Pet Foundation’s “Empty the Shelters” event is the largest funded adoption event in the country. This lifesaving event began in 2016 with a goal of encouraging more families to choose adoption. Nearly 160,000 pets have found loving homes since its inception. “Empty the Shelters” is BISSELL Pet Foundation’s largest program, partnering with 560 animal welfare organizations in 47 states and Canada to reduce adoption fees.

Pet adoption is a lifetime commitment, and not just for the holidays. BISSELL Pet Foundation and Dubois County 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 www.bissellpetfoundation.org/empty-the-shelters and www.duboiscountyhumane.org.