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Kaua‘i Humane Society announces reduced fee adoptions

LIHU‘E — Starting Monday and continuing through July 31, the Kaua‘i Humane Society announced its participation in the Summer National Empty the Shelters program done in partnership with the BISSELL Pet Foundation.

During the program, the Kaua‘i Humane Society will offer $25 adoption fees for all dog and cats, except seniors which have their adoption fees waived. All dogs and cats residing in the shelter for more than 100 days have adoption fees waived.

All puppies and kitties are eligible for a 2-for-1 adoption fee, and all adoptions take place every day, except Thursday starting at noon.

After participating with the BISSELL Foundation and Empty the Shelter program since 2021, this summer’s program will be the Kaua‘i Humane Society’s 13th year, joining more than 390 shelters in 44 states.

“We have been at more than double capacity for months, and the overcrowding is taking a toll on the animals in our care,” said Nicole Schafer Crane, the KHS executive director.

“We see adoptions increase at every Empty the Shelters event, and we hope this one is no different. We have dogs and cats of all ages, sizes, breeds and coat coloration. Adoptions have slowed this year, so we hope this event allows us the opportunity to find homes for our amazing animals.”

Rebecca Mungali, of the Kaua‘i Humane Society, said they adopted 52 animals during the May Empty the Shelter program.

“Shelters are struggling with a variety of challenges right now. Some are evacuating pets because of wildfires, tornadoes or even loss of air conditioning in extreme heat, and others are overcrowded and having to euthanize highly adoptable pets to make space, a tragic situation,” said Cathy Bissell, founder of BISSELL Pet Foundation.

“BISSELL Pet Foundation’s upcoming Summer National Empty the Shelters event is a crucial opportunity for people to make a real difference in their community through adoption. Every single adoption saves a life and creates space to save another. Please adopt and give a pet a chance it might not otherwise have. If you can’t adopt, fostering saves lives when shelters are full. Deserving pets across the country are counting on all of us.”

BISSELL Pet Foundation’s Empty the Shelters event is the largest funded adoption event in the country. The event started in 2016 with a goal of encouraging more families to choose adoption. More than 253,000 pets have found loving homes since the program started.

The Kaua‘i Humane Society encourages and urges families to view adoptable animals on the website before visiting. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome.

For more information on adopting or donating to Empty the Shelters, visit, and
Source: The Garden Island

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