Forever Starts With All of Us

FLORENCE - Florence Lauderdale Animal Services is teaming up with the BISSELL Pet Foundation (BPF) October 1-4 for its annual Empty the Shelters event (ETS). You have the opportunity to save a life by choosing adoption or by making a contribution to the ETS fund at

During Empty the Shelters, BPF sponsors most of the adoption fees so adopters pay only $25 at FLAS. That fee includes shots, worming, and microchipping for your new family member!

With the unforeseen COVID-19 pandemic and the recent hurricanes, BPF has offered more assistance to shelter partners than ever before.

FLAS is one of 160 shelter partners in 33 states participating in this event. This will be the sixth ETS event this year and with the overwhelming demand, BPF is in need of your support to continue its lifesaving work through the rest of 2020. When you give to Empty the Shelters, 100% of your contribution will help a shelter pet find a forever home.

“BPF is happy to host Empty the Shelters events as our budget allows because we know it works for our shelter partners and the pets in their care,” said Cathy Bissell, Founder of BISSELL Pet Foundation. “By sponsoring adoption fees during ETS, we make it a win-win for everyone involved.”

The adoptable animals may be seen at

Call 256-760-6676 or email to set a time for your adoption event!

All animals included in the Empty the Shelters promotion will receive shots, be microchipped and spayed/neutered to prevent further pet homelessness.

BPF will also honor foster-to-adopt cases that begin Oct 1-4 and are finalized up to one week after the event.

Since the program’s inception in 2016, ETS has helped 40,550 shelter pets find homes.