Greenbrier Human Society partners with BISSELL for ‘Empty the Shelters’ adoption drive

LEWISBURG, W.Va. – BISSELL Pet Foundation, a national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending pet homelessness, is prompting a national call for adoption once again this summer with its Empty the Shelters reduced-fee adoption event July 8-31st. Greenbrier Humane Society will participate along with more than 390 shelters in 44 states. To help deserving shelter pets find loving homes, BISSELL Pet Foundation sponsors reduced adoption fees of $25 or less per cat or dog during each nationwide event. 

Greenbrier Humane Society Event Specifications:

  • Greenbrier Humane Society will participate July 8-31st at 151 Holliday Lane Lewisburg, WV 24901, offering $25 adoption fees for dogs and cats available for adoption. 
  • Hours of operation: 11 am – 5 pm, Tuesday through Saturday. 
  • All interested adopters can find more details online at 
  • All foster-to-adopt animals that are not spayed or neutered during this time frame of July 1st through July 31st, will not be included in the $25 adoption fee. 
  • If you take an animal on foster-to-adopt during this time frame, and they ARE spayed or neutered with us during this time frame, the $25 adoption fee is applicable. 

“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 otherwise not have. If you can’t adopt, fostering saves lives when shelters are full. Deserving pets across the country are counting on all of us.”

Kirstin Cole, Community Liaison states, “Empty the Shelters is a crucial event. BISSELL Pet Foundation and Cathy Bissell allow us to send animals into their forever homes at an affordable cost to adopters. So far in 2024, BISSELL has allowed us to send 35 animals into loving homes with just one event, imagine how many more we could send home this month! Making a difference in your community by choosing adoption saves more than one life- it also allows space for another homeless pet to have shelter and love with their stay with us.” 

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. More than 253,000 pets have found loving homes since its inception. Empty the Shelters is BISSELL Pet Foundation’s largest program, partnering with 742 animal welfare organizations in 49 states and Canada to reduce adoption fees.

BISSELL Pet Foundation and Greenbrier Humane Society urge families to research the pet they are interested in adopting, as well as adoption requirements. For more information on adopting or donating to Empty the Shelters, visit and 


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