LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Kentucky Humane Society and Louisville Metro Animal Services are inviting the public to help homeless pets enjoy "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" by adopting before the July 4th holiday weekend.

The two agencies are partnering to offer a Pet Independence Adoption Celebration: adoption fees for dogs and cats four months and older are just $4 June 29 through July 3.

In addition to the $4 adoption fee, adopters pay for applicable Jefferson County pet licensing and microchip registration fees.

June and July are very high intake months for both KHS and LMAS.

"June and July are among the highest intake months for shelters," said Margaret Brosko, senior manager for Louisville Metro Animal Services. "More pets are given up in the summer than any other time of the year, and we want to make sure we do everything we can to find them loving, forever homes."

Brosko says LMAS and KHS have taken in more than 1,500 animals during the past month.

Anyone interested in adopting can do so at the following locations: LMAS Animal House, KHS Main Campus, KHS East Campus, and seven Feeders Supply KHS adoption sites (Fern Creek, Hikes Point, Preston Highway, Springhurst, St. Matthews, Dixie Highway and Clarksville, Indiana).

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