The Empty the Shelters event is coming to Greenbrier County and offers a chance for people to adopt a pet free of charge. The Greenbrier Humane Society (GHS) is hosting the event on Saturday, May 5, 2018.
Adoption fees are being covered by the Bissell Pet Foundation. They are covering the costs for adopting pets at 111 shelters in 13 states.
“We are so excited. We have wonderful dogs and cats that have been looking for forever homes, and Empty the Shelters helps get them attention,” said Mereda Doss, the Executive Director of the Greenbrier Humane Society. “Bissell Pet Foundation’s generosity makes all of this happen! They say nearly half of the people who adopted during the previous Empty the Shelters events had never adopted at a shelter before, so we are looking forward to new visitors at GHS and seeing them meet their new best friend.”
Every animal adopted during the event has been spayed or neutered and microchipped. They are also up to date on age-appropriate vaccinations. Those who wish to adopt must bring a photo ID and an approval letter from their landlord if they rent.
People who are looking to adopt a dog will be required to participate in a supervised meet and greet. No animals will be “held” for future pick up. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.