The 2019 Pet Calendars are in, and they are beautiful. For all who submitted photos, thanks for making this the best calendar yet!
All Feeders Supply adoption center locations will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. They will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday night. Our adoption centers will be open regular hours on Friday. Have a safe and happy holiday!
For the 31st year in a row, Santa Claus and over 800 volunteers will take time out of their busy schedules to help local homeless animals.
With Halloween just around the corner, well-intentioned animal supporters are warning against the dangers of black cat adoptions on October 31. Some even advise animal welfare agencies against performing any adoptions of black cats the entire month of October. They fear that black cats will become victims of ritualistic abuse or sacrifice.
The Purrfect Day Cafe opens Wednesday, August 8! The Cafe will offer coffee and cocktails and kitten cuddles by appointment. Adoptions are completed through the Kentucky Humane Association.
Urgent need: Parker just arrived at the Kentucky Humane Society in critical condition from being malnurished.
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.
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.
This Saturday, December 1, Kentucky Humane Society adopters can give a grateful pet a home for the holidays and pay adoption fees of just $20 – thanks to BISSELL Pet Foundation’s Empty the Shelters–Holiday Hope event.
Coldwell-Banker’s national “Homes for Dogs Project” is this weekend, and the McMahan Co. office, based in Crestwood KY, is teaming up with the Kentucky Humane Society to lower adoption fees for all adult pets.
UPDATE 10/6/18: We are thrilled to announce that 121 dogs and cats were adopted on Oct. 6 during BISSELL Pet Foundation’s (BPF) national Empty the Shelters event!
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.
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.
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.”
Halloween may be a fun night for trick-or-treating and festivities, but it can be particularly spooky and possibly dangerous for our four-legged friends. Here are some tips to help make sure that this Halloween is a safe one for pets and people alike:
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.
Do YOU have the cutest pet? Enter a photo in the Kentucky Humane Society Pet Resorts and WHAS11's Cutest Pet Contest!
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.
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!
KHS will be closed to the public for the holidays on the following days:
Feeders Supply adoption centers will close at 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve and 5 p.m. on New Year's Eve. All our adoption centers will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
Healthy Pets Clinic will be open December 22 and then closed throughout the holiday, reopening December 26. Healthy Pets will also be closed Tuesday, New Year's Day.
KHS Pet Resorts will close to the public at noon on both Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, and they will be closed to the public on Christmas and New Year's Day.
Have a safe and happy holiday!
Reserve your tickets, now, for the Kentucky Humane Society's 25th annual Tuxes & Tails Gala, August 11 at the Marriott East in Louisville.
The 2018 Waggin' Trail Walk and Festival for the Animals was held June 10. While the weather was not as cooperative as we would have liked, the results of the fundraiser were phenomenal! We raised just over $108,000, exceeding our goal and ensuring we'll be able to help even more dogs, cats and horses!
Celebrate the holidays with friends - both furry and human - at Purrfect Day Cafe! From "Yoga with Kittens" to a "Cat's Pajamas and Hot Cocoa Party," you'll relax, sip and play.
Want to help us save more lives? Donate by December 31, 2018, to have your gift matched!
We are so excited that the Kentucky Humane Society won a $50,000 grant from Petco Foundation's Holiday Wishes Campaign - thanks to an inspiring story about how one little dog helped our shelter veterinarian learn that love is the best medicine.