Peanut and Reina Padilla

Peanut is more interested in the door as Reina Padilla holds the 5-year-old tom. This is a 2020 file photo so we hope Peanut found a home by now.

    The Española Valley Humane Society will participate during the week of Aug. 16 to 22 in an “Empty the Shelters” adoption event at 108 Hamm Parkway, off Lower San Pedro Road in Española.

    During the event adoption fees are waived for adult cats (6 months and older), senior dogs (7 years and older) and all big dogs, 40 pounds or more, regardless of age. Interested adopters can find more details about pets and the adoption process at

    The BISSELL Pet Foundation is sponsoring the event in an effort that has helped more than 59,650 pets find their forever homes in area shelters. During the nationwide event, BISSELL Pet Foundation will sponsor reduced adoption fees per dog or cat. This emergency event will be hosted in more than 80 shelters in 27 states, including Española Humane.

    To further support shelters in crisis throughout the nation, additional funding is being made available to shelters who can help others by transporting large and senior dogs and adult cats into their facilities. Shelters with higher adoption rates and the available kennel space are encouraged to support those who are struggling by accepting pets from other partner shelters. From Aug. 23 to 29, participating shelters with successful adoption events will receive grants for each pet they transport into their shelter and place into the “Empty the Shelters” adoption event.

    This is the second time this year Española Valley Humane has joined the nationwide Empty the Shelters adoption effort, said Bridget Lindquist, executive director of Española Humane. As are many shelters, Española Humane is operating at capacity and adoptions are critical now.

    “We are grateful for the BISSELL Pet Foundation in bringing national attention and direct help to overcrowding, especially to the most vulnerable pets at our shelter,” Lindquist said. “If you have thought about adopting, now is the perfect time. If you can’t, please consider fostering, even for a short time to help open kennel for other pets.”

    For more information on adopting or donating to “Empty the Shelters,” visit as well as

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