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Tuesday, 01 December 2020 11:42

Feline Festive? Your Chance to Win Great Prizes and Help the Animals!

Ready to get your shopping on and unleash much needed joy this howliday season? The Kentucky Humane Society is offering an online Pawliday Raffle and Photo Contest!

Wednesday, 25 November 2020 10:44

December 1 is #GivingTuesday, and we want to do something big. With YOUR help, we hope to raise $20,000 before midnight on Dec. 1. This is enough to prepare an additional 80 animals for adoption.

Tuesday, 24 November 2020 14:09

On Thanksgiving Day, all of us at the Kentucky Humane Society want to say "THANK YOU" for being a friend to the animals!

Thursday, 19 November 2020 14:41

We have great news! Monday is "Match Monday," and an anonymous couple is matching donations in honor of their grand dogs, Sir Winston and Mr. Darcy.

Monday, 16 November 2020 08:45

My name is Possum, and I wanted to say "thank you"!

Tuesday, 10 November 2020 11:05

Are you looking for unique "howliday" gifts for your loved ones? Here are a few ideas that also benefit the animals at the Kentucky Humane Society!

Tuesday, 10 November 2020 10:59

Meet our Volunteer of the Month, Annabelle Pike!

Wednesday, 04 November 2020 14:07

Twiggy was starving and alone. Weighing less than two pounds and barely breathing, she was on the brink of death. This poor little stray puppy had no one.

Tuesday, 03 November 2020 13:27

Looking for a paw-sitively delicious snack that gives back to the animals? Check out Froggy’s Popcorn (named after the owner’s adopted cat Froggy), a Louisville company that gives back to animal shelters. For the month of November, 25 cents from each bag will be donated to the Kentucky Humane Society.

Tuesday, 27 October 2020 10:44

Meet the tiny but mighty Possum!

Monday, 26 October 2020 12:05

Charlie, a sweet two-year-old dog, arrived at the Kentucky Humane Society in need of emergency care after a wooden skewer was found embedded in his chest.

Thursday, 22 October 2020 11:25

It's National Make a Dog's Day! On October 22, 2020, Subaru and animal lovers around the world are celebrating their beloved companions.

Thursday, 22 October 2020 09:13

Kentucky Humane Society offers socialization classes for puppies adopted during the pandemic

The Kentucky Humane Society is now offering Puppy and “Teenage” Socials for puppies age 8 weeks to 6 months. The first classes start Saturday, October 3, 2020, at the KHS Sam Swope Pet Retreat in Jeffersontown.

So many puppies have found their forever home during the pandemic – but just like us, they’ve had limited opportunities to socialize. Proper socialization is immensely important to helping ensure your puppy will grow into a happy, well-adjusted and confident dog – which helps reduce future problems such as fear, anxiety and anti-social behavior.

Wednesday, 21 October 2020 14:27

The Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) announced Oct. 20, 2020, that it has been awarded a $9,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its Love 120 initiative which aims to improve animal welfare in rural counties in Kentucky.

Based in Louisville, the Kentucky Humane Society is Kentucky’s largest pet adoption agency and proactive animal welfare organization. Through KHS’ Love 120 initiative, the nonprofit agency is focused on improving the lives of companion animals in all 120 Kentucky counties within the next decade. KHS will use the Petco Foundation investment to empower rural shelters to increase their lifesaving capacities. Last year, KHS worked with shelters in 35 of Kentucky’s 120 counties by transferring in animals for adoption and by providing much-needed give-back fees to many shelters.

Friday, 16 October 2020 12:50

Adopt 1 kitten, get a 2nd kitten 50% Off!

This Friday-Sunday, why not DOUBLE THE LOVE when you adopt two kittens from the Kentucky Humane Society?

October 16-18, adopt a kitten 5 months or younger and get a companion kitten for 50% off the normal adoption fee.

Friday, 16 October 2020 09:03

You can support the animals at the Kentucky Humane Society with your purchases from Amazon! Since 2014, KHS has received over $14,000 in donations because of Amazon shoppers like you! Purchases truly add up to saving lives!

Friday, 09 October 2020 13:01
Friday, 09 October 2020 09:33

Dogs and Babies: Preparing your pup for your new family member.

Friday, 09 October 2020 09:06

Meet James Yackle! James is our Volunteer of the Month! He has been with KHS since April 2019 as a Foster and as of September, he started volunteering at our Sam Swope Pet TLC for our Pet Food Bank.

Friday, 02 October 2020 10:29

A Big Thanks to the Arnall Family Foundation and ASPCA for Their Support

The Kentucky Humane Society is grateful for the Arnall Family Foundation's and the ASPCA's support of our new Animal Relocation Vehicle, which helps us safely and comfortably transport shelter animals from rural animal shelters across Kentucky to KHS for adoption.

Thursday, 01 October 2020 12:16

Subaru of America and Neil Huffman Subaru are proud to partner with the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) during Subaru’s October “loves pets” month.

As part of the celebration, Subaru of America and Neil Huffman Subaru will donate $100 toward the adoption fee of one select adult dog each day in October at KHS, or $3,100 in total.

“We are thrilled to partner with Subaru to bring attention to a different dog each day who is seeking a loving family. Thanks to their generosity, a total of 31 dogs in October will have their adoption fees lowered by $100 – helping adult dogs get adopted faster and providing savings for families,” said Robin Vincent, KHS Shelter Operations Director.

Thursday, 24 September 2020 09:11

Dogs like Mamaw need your love. This sweet senior found herself at the Kentucky Humane Society when she was turned in as a stray, and no one came for her.

When a dog or cat gets on in years, being turned in to a shelter is very difficult for them. They are lonely and confused. They don’t understand why they aren’t at home with their families, napping on a comfy bed.

It’s heartbreaking to see our senior dogs — like Mamaw — waiting patiently, looking out at everyone who comes in with hope in their eyes and a wag in their tails. The worst part is when their hope starts to fade. We’ve seen many senior animals give up.

Sunday, 30 August 2020 11:22

Make plans to join the Kentucky Humane Society's Tuxes & Tails "MasFURade" Gala remotely on Saturday, September 19, from 6:20-8:30 p.m.

Don't “mask” your excitement, as this enchanting evening will stream live on Facebook and YouTube. Hosted by Angie Fenton from WHAS11 Great Day Live, the gala will feature special four-legged guest appearances, raffles, a spirited online auction, and touching stories about animals rescued by KHS. This year’s presenting sponsor is Mister “P” Express Inc., and signature sponsor is Brown-Forman Inc.

Thursday, 27 August 2020 11:28

Imagine what your gift can do, when you donate to the Kentucky Humane Society during Give for Good Louisville! This 24-hour online giving day on Thursday, September 17, 2020, is hosted by the Community Foundation of Louisville. It was created to inspire people to give generously to local nonprofits. Online giving takes place between midnight and 11:59 p.m. at the Give for Good Kentucky Humane Society Page.

Wednesday, 26 August 2020 08:05

Celebrate National Dog Day with Us!

Monday, 24 August 2020 14:35

Are you stressed out? Feeling lonely or a bit blue? Does every day seem the same? Can’t find anything new to watch on TV? The Kentucky Humane Society has a cure for the pandemic doldrums: adopt a cat! To encourage adoptions, KHS is offering $10 adoptions for cats age 5 months or older. The special is valid at KHS’ three adoption centers, and potential adopters are required to schedule appointments are online.

Monday, 24 August 2020 14:11

Adopters are invited to share how their pet has changed their life for a chance to help the Kentucky Humane Society earn up to a $100,000 grant award

Have you adopted from KHS? Your are invited to share how your pet has changed your life to help give KHS a chance to receive a $100,000 grand prize Holiday Wishes grant award from the Petco Foundation.

In partnership with BOBS from Skechers, the Petco Foundation is granting more than $750,000 this holiday season to qualified animal welfare organizations across the country. Awards will range from $5,000 to $100,000, and adopters with winning submissions will receive up to a $1,000 Petco shopping spree and a prize pack with BOBS from Skechers shoes.

Thursday, 20 August 2020 11:10

We want to say a big thank you to all of our supporters, sponsors, vendors and fundraisers for making this year's Virtual Waggin' Trail a success!

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 11:31

At just four weeks of age, the little orange kitten had already known a lifetime of heartache.

Papaya was orphaned when her mother was hit by a car. With no one to protect her, she was attacked by an animal and gravely injured.

Tuesday, 11 August 2020 10:21

Old dogs have something to wag about this summer, as The Grey Muzzle Organization announces the recipients of its annual grants, and senior dogs assisted by the Kentucky Humane Society are among the winners.

KHS will use the $7,575 grant to help an estimated 51 financially struggling families keep their senior dogs happy, healthy and in their homes. The grant will provide veterinary care and other critical support to senior dogs whose owners live in poverty or who are experiencing economic hardship because of COVID-19.

Friday, 07 August 2020 13:56

Saturday, August 8, is International Cat Day. It’s also the second anniversary of the opening of Purrfect Day Café in Louisville, one of the most successful cat café’s in the country. And earlier this week, Purrfect Day Café celebrated their 3,000th cat adoption.

In recognition of these milestones, Purrfect Day Café is inviting previous adopters to stop by the café this weekend for a social distancing celebration by having a drink on the café’s outdoor “catio” and sharing photos and stories on social media of the “furrever friends” they adopted at the café. There will be a sidewalk sale of café merchandise. The café is located at 1741 Bardstown Road in the Highlands.

Wednesday, 29 July 2020 09:35

This Year's Waggin' Trail Walk for the Animals Goes Virtual!

Monday, 20 July 2020 11:49

After 23 successful years of partnering with Feeders Supply, KHS to centralize adoptions at three locations and increase pet retention services

LOUISVILLE KY – For 23 years, the Kentucky Humane Society and Feeders Supply have partnered to find loving homes for shelter dogs and cats, with Feeders Supply stores providing space for KHS adoption centers.

But with changes in animal welfare, KHS has decided to centralize their adoptions to three key locations: their East Campus at 1000 Lyndon Lane, their Sam Swope Pet Treatment & Lifesaving Center at 241 Steedly Drive, and adoptions at Purrfect Day Café on Bardstown Road.

Wednesday, 15 July 2020 12:39

This poor little kitten is now at the Kentucky Humane Society, after being found with a large hook through her mouth and eye.

Monday, 06 July 2020 13:42

Participants invited to register, raise money, and walk between Aug. 7-9 to support homeless animals; register by July 22 to get a T-shirt

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the Kentucky Humane Society is changing its annual Waggin’ Trail Walk for the Animals to a virtual event. This means participants can choose to walk in their own neighborhoods, at a nearby park or even on a treadmill at home to help KHS save more lives.

Tuesday, 30 June 2020 12:15

Help a grateful shelter cat declare their kitty independence by adopting before July 5! 

Thursday, 18 June 2020 09:04

Funding will help to save more animal lives throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic

Louisville, KY — The Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) for COVID-19 relief. The grant will help KHS fund essential lifesaving services during the pandemic.

The grant is part of the ASPCA’s national Relief and Recovery Initiative, which includes providing a minimum of $2 million in critical funding for animal welfare organizations whose programs, operations or fundraising capabilities have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

Tuesday, 16 June 2020 15:24

The Kentucky Humane Society is caring for an extremely emaciated Chihuahua with a body condition score of 1 out of 9, which is the lowest score an animal can have and still be alive. Her temperature was just 90 degrees (11 degrees lower than normal) when she arrived on June 15.

Thursday, 11 June 2020 09:54

KHS is now offering Cat Training by video chat! Work with a certified behavior trainer who specializes in feline behavior one-on-one through a live video chat.

We can address litter box issues, relationships between dogs and cats in the household, destructive scratching, impolite play, exercise and enrichment, manners and obedience, harness and leash training, and more!

Tuesday, 09 June 2020 01:28

It’s “kitten season,” with hundreds of adorable kittens looking for homes through the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS).

To help KHS care for these adorable little ones, Purrfect Day Café is hosting a “Curbside Kitten Shower” June 16-21. The public is encouraged to bring much-needed kitten supplies to the café, which is located at 1741 Bardstown Road in the Highlands.

To encourage social distancing, there will be a tent set up outside the café where supporters can drop off donations for KHS. Purrfect Day Café will be accepting donations Tuesday-Sunday 1-8pm. Everyone who brings a donation will receive a coupon for $1 off a purchase at Purrfect Day Café. They will also receive a special sticker celebrating their support.

Monday, 01 June 2020 12:58
As a PAWrent, you might looking for fun things you and your four-legged friend can do together. Why not work on some basic training?
Thursday, 28 May 2020 08:44

Meet adoptable dogs and cats by booking an appointment! To facilitate social distancing, the Kentucky Humane Society is now offering adoptions by appointment at our East Campus at 1000 Lyndon Lane and at our Sam Swope Pet Treatment & Lifesaving Center at 241 Steedly Drive in Louisville. We are unable to allow walk-ins at this time, and appointments must be booked in advance.

Tuesday, 26 May 2020 12:09

Dear Friend of the Animals,

The animals at the Kentucky Humane Society desperately need your help.

Hundreds of dogs, cats and horses are in need of lifesaving care, loving attention and forever homes.

And during the coronavirus pandemic, it’s become even more challenging to help these animals. Our resources are stretched to the limit.

Monday, 18 May 2020 17:59

We have exciting news to share Hope – a horse who survived the shooting of 20 members of her herd in December – gave birth to a healthy, wobbly-kneed colt on May 17! Both "mom" and baby are doing well.

You may remember that in December 2019, the Kentucky Humane Society took in three horses from Eastern Kentucky after the other members of their herd were gunned down in inhumane act of tragedy. One of these survivors, Hope, was a pregnant mare.

Friday, 15 May 2020 16:00

On May 14, the Kentucky Humane Society's Equine C.A.R.E. team joined the Kentucky State Police (KSP), Kentucky Department of Agriculture (DOA) and Office of the State Veterinarian (OSV) to coordinate the rescue of a large number of horses in Wayne County KY.

Following up on a complaint, the KSP investigated and found four dead horses and over 40 living horses, including many in poor condition and numerous pregnant mares. The KSP and DOA asked KHS to assist them in the rescue.

Wednesday, 13 May 2020 14:07

With local pet owners staying #HealthyatHome, Kentuckiana’s dogs are loving the extra walks, attention and time they get to spend with their families. But as the region prepares to slowly open up businesses, all this extra time with our pets may coming to an end for many families.

That’s why the Kentucky Humane Society is recommending that families start preparing their dogs for changes to their schedules. Some dogs may react by showing signs of loneliness and even separation anxiety when their owners leave the house.

Tuesday, 05 May 2020 13:16

The Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) has received a COVID-19 Relief Fund grant from the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to help dog, cat and horse owners struggling during the coronavirus outbreak. The goal is to help keep animals in their homes and out of shelters, according to KHS.

Friday, 01 May 2020 10:35

Thank you for supporting the Kentucky Humane Society during #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity for nonprofits worldwide. Your support of needy dogs, cats and horses during COVID-19 pandemic means so much! With your help, we'll get through this together. 

Our Vice President of Outreach, Alisa Gray, has a special thank you message for you: 

Thursday, 30 April 2020 17:13

The Kentucky Humane Society is participating in #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity for nonprofits worldwide. Let’s stand together and support our community and the animals affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tuesday, 28 April 2020 13:48

The Kentucky Humane Society asked for your help, and you delivered!

The Joanne Gauntt Charitable Foundation provided a $35,000 matching gift challenge for COVID-19 emergency relief: They offered to match donations made between April 16 to 23.

Friday, 24 April 2020 15:48

The Kentucky Humane Society’s Healthy Pets Clinic is excited to start offering preventives to our current clients starting Monday, April 27. 

The clinic will be open by appointment only to current clients. No new clients will be accepted.

Friday, 24 April 2020 15:24
Partnership with Kentucky Humane Society Supports COVID-19 Pet Food Bank
Monday, 20 April 2020 15:01

During National Volunteer Week 9 (April 19-25), we have a special message to our amazing volunteers. 

Thursday, 16 April 2020 08:11

Now more than ever, it’s crucial that the Kentucky Humane Society is here for companion animals and the people who love them.

Donations are being matched through Thursday, April 23, so your gift will have TWICE the impact. The Joanne W. Gauntt Charitable Foundation is matching donations to the Kentucky Humane Society, up to a total of $35,000, to help us address the COVID-19 crisis.

Friday, 27 March 2020 08:55
Dog and cat food assistance is available by appointment to pet owners impacted by pandemic’s economic toll
Friday, 13 March 2020 14:06
We will provide updates about COVID-19 and how this impacts our operations at this page. Please check this page often.
Sunday, 08 March 2020 11:35

Dear Friend of Animals,

I’m excited to tell you about an amazing matching gift opportunity — and to introduce you to two little lives you can help.

Right now, thanks to three amazing animal advocates, we have a $30,000 Spring Matching Gift Challenge! Every gift the Kentucky Humane Society receives before April 14 will be matched, dollar for dollar, until the challenge is met.

Wednesday, 04 March 2020 16:14

Thanks to our foster families, the Kentucky Humane Society has won a $5,000 prize from Maddie’s Fund, a national family foundation established by Dave and Cheryl Duffield to revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals, for having the most shelter animal adoptions of a large organization during Maddie’s Fund’s national Foster Express Challenge.

The Foster Express Challenge focused on short-term fostering of shelter animals (which ranged from two-hour field trips to staying with foster families for one to 14 days) November 22, 2019, through January 10, 2020. This Challenge was designed to help shelters get more dogs and cats out of the shelter during the hectic holiday season, get them more exposure and attract new foster caregivers.

Tuesday, 03 March 2020 12:41

Meet Rebecca van Schepen! Originally from the Netherlands, Rebecca moved to the United States in June 2019. She has committed herself to volunteering and has made a huge impact on our Vet Services Department.

Monday, 02 March 2020 10:03

Now is a fantastic time to adopt a feline companion! Most adult cats at KHS can be adopted for just $25. Cats who are part of this discount have "$25" after their names at www.kyhumane.org/adoptable-cats. Visit cats on special at our East Campus at 1000 Lyndon Lane and at seven Feeders Supply stores.

Tuesday, 18 February 2020 13:18

Grrr-ab your leashes and your four-legged best friend(s)! The Kentucky Humane Society’s 26th annual Waggin' Trail Walk and Festival for the Animals kicks off Sunday, May 31, at Louisville Slugger Field, 2-5 pm. There will be plenty of covered areas in case of rain! Join thousands of animal lovers and their canine companions for a fun-filled community dog walk and fundraiser.

Enjoy animal booths, food and beverage vendors and music. Fun and PAWsome activities throughout the day will keep your family and pets entertained! Lure coursing, painting with your pet, treats & delights to spoil your pooch, adoptable pets, and so much more!

Wednesday, 12 February 2020 16:50

The Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) has received a $9,220 grant from PEDIGREE Foundation to help expand its “Date with a Dog” initiative, which allows trained volunteers to “check out” a shelter dog for the day.

“Date with a Dog volunteers have taken dogs out on ‘dates’ to animal-friendly businesses, walks in the park, or home to watch movies and chill on the couch,” said Kaitlyn Murray, KHS Adoptions Manager.

Tuesday, 11 February 2020 11:41