If you love cats and dogs, then you will be very happy to hear that the Lafayette Animal Shelter and Care Center is partnering with the Bissell Foundation to be part of their event, "Empty the Shelters".

Officials say the summer months are when the shelters become full of dogs and cats that need a home. The LASCC has partnered with Cathy Bissell of the Bissell Foundation to help you save money if you adopt.

The Bissell Foundation will cover the cost of your adopting a dog or cat now through Monday, July 31. When you adopt, the shelter will receive $50 for each dog adoption and $20 for each cat adoption.

Kit-Kat Needs a Home
Photo courtesy of Lafayette Animal Shelter & Care Center

All the pets adopted from LASCC have the following already completed:

  • Heartworm tested
  • Microchipped
  • Dewormed
  • Fully vaccinated
  • Spayed/Neutered

When you click here, you can see all the sweet dogs and cats that can become a part of your family.

Scrappy Doo Needs a Home
Photo courtesy of Lafayette Animal Shelter & Care Center

Here are some things to think about from the professional at the Lafayette Animal Shelter:

  • Owning a dog or cat costs more than the initial adoption fee. Food, veterinary care, heartworm/flea prevention, and proper identification—that means a collar with tags and a more permanent form of ID such as microchipping—can add up.
  • Time is also a factor. Dogs benefit from several hours of exercise and companionship every day. Cats are healthiest and happiest indoors and love to be treated to energetic play sessions. If your work demands that you travel often, or if you're out of the house most days and evenings, this may not be the right time to adopt.
  • It is important to consider whether your children, along with your resident pets, are able to accommodate the addition of a cat or dog to your household.If you can offer a loving home, be sure to check out the Lafayette Animal Shelter and Care Clinic to meet and greet the sweethearts waiting for a fur-ever home.

The LASCC is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Saturdays, LASCC is open for people adopting only. The hours are noon until 2 p.m.

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