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Wednesday, 18 April 2018 11:12

Meet Stevie and Ray! These five-week-old cuties came to the Kentucky Humane Society on Monday with their mom and two other siblings. You may notice that Stevie and Ray have a unique look to them. Well, that’s because these fluffy little ones both have underdeveloped eyes and are completely blind!

Thursday, 15 March 2018 14:19

Learn about pre-sales for groups and private events.

Monday, 12 February 2018 08:02

Charming was found with his ears missing and his body covered in bite wounds. But this amazing dog is full of love - and is ready for a home.

Thursday, 25 January 2018 16:31

Ever wanted to bring your pooch to the bar? Unsure how to prepare them in order to make sure the outing is safe and enjoyable for both you and your dog? Join the Kentucky Humane Society’s behavior manager Kat Rooks and Edwin Ramirez of Edwin’s Canine Academy for Lagunitas Beer with a Dog Trainer Pint Night!

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 11:12

Meet Stevie and Ray! These five-week-old cuties came to the Kentucky Humane Society on Monday with their mom and two other siblings. You may notice that Stevie and Ray have a unique look to them. Well, that’s because these fluffy little ones both have underdeveloped eyes and are completely blind!

Monday, 26 March 2018 11:48

On March 25, the Purrfect Day Cafe had a prelaunch party to announce their plans. Learn more. 

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 11:13

April in Louisville brings spring flowers, showers – and the arrival of kittens! The Kentucky Humane Society is preparing for the influx of felines by hosting a Kitten Shower at its East Campus, 1000 Lyndon Lane, on Sunday, April 15, 1-3 p.m.

Thursday, 12 October 2017 10:04

Horse owners in Breathitt, Perry, Knott and Letcher counties can have their stallions castrated by a veterinarian for free on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The veterinarian will come to the horse owner’s property to perform the surgery.

Friday, 05 May 2017 12:40

In 2017, the Kentucky Humane Society will host its 30th year of summer camp! This weeklong camp, offered June through July, helps your animal lover build a sense of kindness, respect and responsibility towards all living beings and our planet. This year our Lifelong Friends camp will take place at our East Campus location which is located at 1000 Lyndon Lane in Louisville, Ky.

Thursday, 04 September 2014 07:46

Every year, the Kentucky Humane Society assists hundreds of scouts of all ages in earning a badge or award.  Created back in 2007, our Girl Scout program was an instant success.  We only had 157 Girl Scouts go through our workshops that first year but the news spread and since then, we have worked with at least 400 girls every year.  Success lies in the natural draw that children have towards animals and the simple mission statement of the Girl Scouts:  to help girls become confident and compassionate, making the world a better place.  The Girl Scouts needed an animal connection in the community.  KHS needs young advocates for our homeless animals.  It was a perfect partnership.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 12:21

As another KHS summer camp season comes to a close, I can’t help but reflect on how lucky I am to be able to witness positive changes in our campers as a result of their time with us. There are so many wonderful stories that I could share but here are a few of my favorites.

Wednesday, 07 March 2018 11:04

Help "free the shelters" this weekend! Adopt a pet and pay no adoption fee March 9-11.

Friday, 12 January 2018 09:07

The Kentucky Humane Society's East Campus will close at noon January 12 due to weather. Our Healthy Pets Clinic is closed all day. Feeders Supply adoptions will follow Feeders Supply's schedules. Stay safe, everyone!

Wednesday, 01 November 2017 13:26

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month. Read "spokesdog" Benny's story about the rewards of adopting an older pet. 

Thursday, 12 January 2017 13:10

Jan. 12, 2017 - The Kentucky Humane Society announced the opening of its Sam Swope Pet Retreat, a rehabilitation center for needy shelter animal is named in honor of the late Sam Swope, founder of Sam Swope Auto Group.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015 09:56

Is your dog bored? Sometimes our animals need stimulation, even when we don't have time for play. One option to keep them occupied and happy is a puzzle toy. Puzzle toys make your dog think about how to get to a treat. The right toy can keep your dog occupied for quite some time. While there are dozens of puzzle toys on the market, you can make your own, as well.

Friday, 28 August 2015 11:15

This blog post was written by Traci Hall, a Kentucky Humane Society volunteer.

When I was 13 my surprise birthday present was a Miniature Schnauzer puppy. I wanted a dog for years and finally I got one! I was ecstatic! A few months later, my mom enrolled us in a private behavior class from a trainer who was “recommended.”

Friday, 23 February 2018 16:10

With all the recent rain, some Kentuckians are facing flooding. Are you "pet prepared"? Check out these safety tips.

Tuesday, 26 December 2017 12:51

With temperatures dropping throughout the region, what can pet owners do to keep pets warm and healthy? Follow these tips provided by the Kentucky Humane Society's Pet Help Line, 502-509-4738.

Tuesday, 07 November 2017 10:50

The holiday season starts on Thursday, and whether you are having family over for Thanksgiving dinner or taking your dog to the family Hanukkah celebration, it is important to keep a few safety tips in mind to keep your pet safe during family time.

Tuesday, 04 November 2014 14:07

by Valerie Merrifield

I’ll never forget the feeling of terror as I gazed upon my lifeless dog, Lulu.

It was the holidays. My family had gathered at my house to exchange gifts and unbeknownst to me, Lulu had been given a forbidden gift: a tiny rawhide bone. Rawhide isn’t allowed at my house. I have experienced problems with it before. It was completely new for Lulu who grabbed it and ran to another room to relish her prize. I suddenly noticed that Lulu was not with us…and that never happens. She loves to be right in the mix of things. I got up to search for her and found her in the corner of a bedroom…not breathing.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 13:26

Do YOU have the cutest pet? Enter a photo in the Kentucky Humane Society Pet Resorts and WHAS11's Cutest Pet Contest!

Thursday, 09 February 2017 20:03

All Clear: The property beside the Fern Creek Pet Resort caught fire earlier this evening. We are happy to report the fire did not affect our property or our guests. All our guests are safe and sound. We'd like to thank the Fire Department for their quick response and for ensuring our guests remained safe at all times.

Wednesday, 06 May 2015 08:53

Just like humans, fur kids need regular grooming. Most groomers recommend a dog is brought in every 6 to 8 weeks, depending on the specific needs of the dog. Here are the top ten reasons to have your canine companion groomed on a regular basis!

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 16:45

Sign up for our fun walk and festival, benefiting dogs, cats and horses at the Kentucky Humane Society! 

Monday, 02 April 2018 11:31

A movie about America's most renowned stray dog benefits local pets at the Kentucky Humane Society! Learn more:

Friday, 30 March 2018 12:19

Hwang’s Martial Arts (HMA) will have their annual spring fundraising event, The Louisville Health Kick Festival, at the Kentucky Fairground and Exposition Center, West Wing, on Saturday, April 14, 2018, from 12 – 4:00 p.m., and the Kentucky Humane Society has been chosen to as this year’s charity! Tickets are on sale now!

Monday, 09 April 2018 14:33

In March we launched our new core values, and we are excited to share them! Read more.

Wednesday, 04 April 2018 14:28

Tully was a shy dog when he arrived at KHS. But with your help, he blossomed. Read his incredible story.

Monday, 26 March 2018 17:17

Grant of $22,000 will extend efforts to save more animal lives in Louisville. Read more.