On October 9 the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) received 14 cats who were rescued by Animal Rescue Corps (ARC) during their “Operation Feline Freedom." The cats were removed from a former cat sanctuary in Morris Chapel, TN.
A number of the cats arrived at KHS suffering from upper respiratory and eye infections, possibly due to overcrowding in the home where they were rescued, according to Andrea Blair, KHS spokesperson.
We are thrilled to announce that 82 Kentucky Humane Society dogs, cats, puppies and kittens found homes on Saturday, October 12, 2019, during BISSELL Pet Foundation's Empty the Shelters event!
BISSELL Pet Foundation Sponsoring Adoption Fees Oct. 12
$25 dog adoptions and $0 cat adoptions at KHS East Campus and Feeders Supply adoption centers
After placing over 23,000 pets in homes since 2016, BISSELL Pet Foundation (BPF) is back to Empty the Shelters at participating animal shelters across the country, including the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS). On Saturday, October 12, KHS is reducing adoption fees on dogs to just $25 and will be charging no adoption fees on cats. BPF sponsors the remaining adoption fees.
Meet our October Volunteer of the Month, Jason Bishop! A photographer with a passion for animals, shares his experiences with the Kentucky Humane Society.
To anyone who has worked with Miniature horses, it’s no surprise that these little horses can have mighty big personalities.
This is especially true with Henry, Maggie and Hope.
These three “minis,” as Miniature horses are often called, were more than a handful. These horses had never been trained, and after their owner died, they were taken in by another relative. Vanessa and her boyfriend had no experience with horses, but they loved their uncle, and they wanted to try to take care of the minis in honor of him.
I wish it weren’t so, but there are animals in Kentucky who have never known true love. Animals like Tami.
LOUISVILLE KY – 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 animals at the KHS East Campus, 1000 Lyndon Lane.
A big thanks to Jeremy Bewley, DMD, DICOI, of Cornerstone Dental who donated a dental handpiece to the Kentucky Humane Society! This equipment retails for about $1,600, and we so appreciate this amazing donation!
The 7th annual Yappy Hour event at Apocalypse Brew Works, Friday September 20th, features more than 30 beers to benefit the Kentucky Humane Society. Sample beers from 15 plus award-winning homebrewers and a full line up of Apocalypse Brew Works favorites. Dogs on leashes are welcome. Hot Buns food truck and dog treats will be available
In recognition of FEMA’s National Preparedness Month in September, the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) is joining Hill’s Pet Nutrition and its network of animal shelter partners in a community awareness campaign to promote pet preparedness. Participating shelters provide pet parents with practical pet preparedness tips, including instructions for families to put together an emergency go-kit for their pets should an emergency strike.
Meet our September Volunteer of the Month, Jan Arnold! Jan has been a volunteer with the Kentucky Humane Society’s S.N.I.P. Clinic for over ten years. Each week, she dedicates her time and energy to animals in the community as they undergo their spay/neuter surgeries.
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 hosted by the Community Foundation of Louisville 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.
At just two days old, Owen was left an orphan. Without a mother, the wobbly kneed foal had nowhere to turn. And without proper nutrition and love from his mother, his life was in danger.
Ready for a new “fur-ever friend”? This Saturday the Kentucky Humane Society is offering $5 adoption fees for adult cats and $40 for select adult dogs during the national Clear the Shelters adoption event August 17.
The Kentucky Humane Society invites local animal lovers to Louisville’s premier event benefiting homeless pets. Tuxes & Tails Gala, presented by Mister "P" Express, Inc., will take place Saturday, August 17, at the Marriott Louisville Downtown.
Meet our August Volunteer of the Month, Danielle Wilkerson. Danielle has been a volunteer with the Kentucky Humane Society’s East Campus for five years. Each week, she dedicates her time and energy to the animals in the shelter.
A few weeks ago we introduced you to Lavender, one-year-old dog who had two-inch-deep wounds caused by an embedded collar. You won't believe how great she looks now!
The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Accredited status to the Kentucky Humane Society Equine C.A.R.E. Program as of June 20, 2019.
Want to help homeless animals while having a fun night out with friends? Don’t miss the Kentucky Humane Society’s Tuxes & Tails Lounge Preview Party on Wednesday, July 31.
On Wednesday, June 26, local Humana Employees participated in a volunteer activity with the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS).
Have you lost a pet or found a stray? Check out these resources recommended by our Pet Help Line that can help reunite pets with their owners.
Because you are a supporter of the Kentucky Humane Society, we wanted you to be among the first to know about a dog we just saved.
The Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) invites the public to create a “pet independence day” for grateful shelter pets by adopting this weekend.
During the “Pet Independence Adoption Celebration” July 5-7, 2019, cats 4 months and older can be adopted for $4, and dogs 4 months and older can be adopted for $17.76, in honor of the founding of the country. Jefferson County adopters also pay for pet licensing fees ($10.50) and donations are gratefully accepted.
Many people enjoy fireworks over the July 4th holiday, but fireworks can be terrifying for pets—causing many animals to escape their homes or yards and become lost. Animal shelters across the country often report an increase in strays following the July 4th holiday.
Meet our July Volunteer of the Month, Roberta Elmore! Retired from the accounting field and as a dog groomer, Roberta has refueled her passion for animal care by volunteering at the Kentucky Humane Society.
Early Times Kentucky Whisky announced a special addition to its family – “Earl,” the 1-year old male rescue puppy adopted from the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS), a nonprofit organization that is Kentucky's largest pet adoption agency.
The Purrfect Day Café opened on International Cat Day on August 8, 2019. Since then, more than 1,000 Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) cats have been adopted through the café – blowing past the goal of 300 annual adoptions that Purrfect Day Café and KHS set!
A donation from Supplies Over Seas - a Louisville based charity known for providing medical help for overseas patients - recently donated medical supplies and equipment to the Kentucky Humane Society.
Learn how this generosity helped KHS save the live of Cranberry, an eight-week-old pit bull mix who needed a lifesaving blood transfusion.
A big thanks to WLKY for covering this story!
In May Petco Foundation announced that is has awarded the Kentucky Humane Society $50,000 to increase its lifesaving capacity for cats.
Dear Friend of the Animals,
When you look back on challenging times in your life, what do you recall most?
For me, it’s the helpers. Those people who saw I was struggling, reached out, and gave me a hand. They helped turn a difficult time into one of hope and healing.
Meet our June Volunteer of the Month, Dawn Rowe. A dedicated volunteer and foster for the Kentucky Humane Society, Dawn has built a room in her house called the “Cat Paradise Room.”
Purrfect Day Cafe entered a video for Jackson Galaxy's Cat Pawsitive National High-Five Day Contest - and now we need YOU to vote to help the Kentucky Humane Society win a grant award!
The first Saturday in May is unforgettable in Kentucky, full of celebrations and traditions.
This year, we are inviting you to create a new tradition: during Derby, could you make a donation to help horses at the Kentucky Humane Society?
We want to tell you about Frannie—an orphaned foal we rescued when she was just three days old.
Over 40 local Starbucks employees volunteered their time to help animals at the Kentucky Humane Society on April 26.
Meet our May Volunteer of the Month, Laura Grubb! Retired from the Thoroughbred industry, Laura currently works in real estate, but has refueled her passion for horses through volunteering.
Purrfect Day Cafe held a kitten shower for KHS on April 14, 2019. Turnout was fantastic and the gifts and offers to help us with kittens this season. In addition, the cafe has donated over $17,500 and found homes for 825 cats so far this year!
Sweet Valentine had a broken leg and a broken heart.
She was abandoned by her family after she was hit by a car. They couldn’t afford the operation to remove her shattered leg. And neither could the rural animal shelter that took her in.
Emily is a nine-year-old kitty who came to the Kentucky Humane Society from an overcrowded shelter. Emily came in confused and alone. She hid from strangers. But with big, soulful eyes, Emily let us know how much she craved attention.
Meet Debbie Wohner! Debbie is a Legal Assistant at a local law firm here in Louisville. As a volunteer, Debbie works at our signature events, Waggin’ Trail, Tuxes & Tails and Picture Your Pets with Santa. In addition, she manages several Belly Bank locations.
Saturday March 23 is National Puppy Day, and the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) is encouraging people to celebrate by adopting.
“Shelter puppies make fantastic members of the family,” said Robin Vincent, KHS Shelter Operations Director. “They come in all sizes, colors and personalities, and each deserves a loving, forever home.”
The Kentucky Humane Society launched Date with a Dog out of the Sam Swope Pet Retreat on February 22nd.
Knowing how much you care about innocent animals, I’m excited to tell you about an amazing matching gift opportunity – and to introduce you to our miracle kitten, Cheddar.
Right now, thanks to our friends at Purrfect Day Café – Louisville’s first cat café – every gift we receive before April 30 will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $10,000!
The Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) has announced a new project to help keep owned horses out of risk and in their homes. The project is funded by a $50,000 grant from the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).
The Kentucky Humane Society is preparing for an influx of kittens this spring. To help us gather all the supplies we and the kittens will need, we are hosting a kitten shower at Purrfect Day Café on Sunday, April 14, from 3-6 p.m.
Aurelia Zilinskas is a full-time student at the University of Louisville. She is two months away from graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.
Aurelia currently volunteers at the Sam Swope Pet TLC in the Pet Photography Department. Aurelia assists with photographing and posing animals for pictures. This program focuses on capturing high-quality images of adoptable animals that our staff uses on the website and for PR/marketing purposes. She is thankful for “the opportunity to meet and interact with each pet as they become a great memory to me,” she says.
Animal shelters can be very stressful for pets—which is why the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) is delighted to announce it has received a grant from the PEDIGREE Foundation to recruit more families to foster shelter dogs.
“No matter how hard we try, a shelter will never be a home,” says Robin Vincent, KHS Shelter Operations Manager. “And sometimes, the best place for a shelter animal is in a temporary foster home until they are ready for adoption.”
This incredibly special young lady, Isa, dropped by with her organization Paw Pillows to donate some much needed beds to our shelter animals on Valentine's Day!
Valentine came to the Kentucky Humane Society with a shattered leg and a wounded heart. Your gift of love to the Kentucky Humane Society is giving this girl the chance to find love again.
Since February 2005, Tracy Smith has made a difference in the lives of thousands of animals. On her 14-year KHS anniversary, we are happy to announce Tracy Smith as our Volunteer of the Month.
In August of 2018, the Kentucky Humane Society received an adorable Terrier Mix named Halo from an overcrowded shelter.
Find a dog that completes your family. Feb. 20-27, select dogs are available for half their regular adoption fee. While we reduce the adoption fee, we do not reduce the time we take to get to know you. The adoption application and interview generally take one hour.