ST. LOUIS – Missouri animal shelters are reducing adoption fees to help empty their facilities.

The Bissell Pet Foundation is hosting its National Empty the Shelters adoption event from October 1 through October 8.

During each nationwide event, the fees drop to $50 or less to take deserving pets from kennels to the couches of loving homes. Various locations in Missouri and Illinois are participating.

Click here to see a full list of participating shelters.