Clear the Shelters encourages adoptions in south central Kentucky

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – August is the busiest month of the year for humane societies around the country, and in south central Kentucky, things are no different.

“This past weekend, we did Clear the Shelters. We were really excited to offer $25 adoption fees for all cats, dogs, puppies, kittens and even our small animals,” Leah Lawrence from the Bowling Green/Warren County Humane Society says.

Larger shelters have been seeing huge numbers, but don’t forget about the smaller shelters either.

“Adoptions jumped up pretty good. We normally adopt out 20-25 dogs a month, which is phenomenal for this county, because there’s only 19,000 in the county. This weekend, we went over 43,” Anthony Roberts from the Hart County Animal Shelter says.

In total, over 500 furry friends found a forever home.

“Every single cage has been full. Any extra incentive for adopters to come out and adopt a pet is really helpful, especially during the summer,” Lawrence says.

All shelters, whether large or small, are grateful to their communities for being willing to adopt.

“Some people can’t afford, a lot of people can’t afford $50. A lot of people can’t afford $100… It helps the community out. People wanted a dog or a puppy… They’re getting a dog and we’re making a family happy,” Roberts says.