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Friday, 13 September 2019 11:25

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

Wednesday, 11 September 2019 13:13

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.

Monday, 09 September 2019 17:00

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. 

Wednesday, 04 September 2019 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 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.

Wednesday, 04 September 2019 09:30

Thank you so much for your help in ensuring that our Tuxes & Tails Gala was a success!

Tuesday, 27 August 2019 13:37

The Grey Muzzle Organization Supports Kentucky Humane Society’s Senior Dog Programs

Thursday, 22 August 2019 10:00

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. 

Friday, 16 August 2019 12:06

Does it feel like your dog walks you? 

Friday, 16 August 2019 12:00

Does your dog jump up on you or tackle your visitors on their way in the door? 

Thursday, 15 August 2019 09:31

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.

Wednesday, 07 August 2019 08:50

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. 

Friday, 02 August 2019 13:44

 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. 

Monday, 22 July 2019 12:49

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!

Wednesday, 17 July 2019 12:38

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.

Monday, 15 July 2019 10:08

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.

Monday, 08 July 2019 11:15

On Wednesday, June 26, local Humana Employees participated in a volunteer activity with the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS). 

Friday, 05 July 2019 14:58

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. 

Friday, 05 July 2019 10:50

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.

Thursday, 04 July 2019 19:23

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.

Monday, 01 July 2019 13:02

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.

Friday, 28 June 2019 13:57

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.

Monday, 24 June 2019 08:49

Summer can be a fun time for pet owners and their animals to get outside and play. But the Kentucky Humane Society’s free Pet Help Line, 502-509-4738, wants to remind pet parents that extreme heat can be very hazardous to pets.

Friday, 21 June 2019 10:15

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.

Friday, 21 June 2019 09:54

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!

Thursday, 20 June 2019 16:29
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 15:42

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!

 

Friday, 14 June 2019 10:51
Friday, 31 May 2019 10:03

In May Petco Foundation announced that is has awarded the Kentucky Humane Society $50,000 to increase its lifesaving capacity for cats.

Thursday, 30 May 2019 10:51

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.

Wednesday, 29 May 2019 09:21

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.”

Friday, 24 May 2019 09:15

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!

Thursday, 02 May 2019 11:23

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.

Wednesday, 01 May 2019 14:48

Over 40 local Starbucks employees volunteered their time to help animals at the Kentucky Humane Society on April 26.

Monday, 29 April 2019 12:19

Does your cat need to be spayed or neutered? Our S.N.I.P. Clinic offers affordable, high-quality spay/neuter surgeries five days a week. Call 502-636-3491 to schedule an appointment.

Wednesday, 24 April 2019 08:19

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.

Monday, 22 April 2019 11:55

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!

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 11:32

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.

Wednesday, 03 April 2019 13:36

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.

Monday, 01 April 2019 11:42

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.

Friday, 22 March 2019 14:36

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.”

Thursday, 21 March 2019 11:18

The Kentucky Humane Society launched Date with a Dog out of the Sam Swope Pet Retreat on February 22nd.

Tuesday, 19 March 2019 14:56

We are encouraging students to get involved in this year’s Waggin’ Trail Festival for the Animals.

Thursday, 07 March 2019 15:45

Dear Friend,

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!

Thursday, 07 March 2019 13:18

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).

Tuesday, 05 March 2019 12:16

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.

Friday, 01 March 2019 15:44

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.

Wednesday, 27 February 2019 14:21

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.”

Wednesday, 20 February 2019 08:16

Find your better half and pay half the regular adoption fee on select dogs, February 20-27.

Monday, 18 February 2019 09:30

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!

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 16:38

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.

Monday, 11 February 2019 14:19

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.

Friday, 08 February 2019 14:45

In August of 2018, the Kentucky Humane Society received an adorable Terrier Mix named Halo from an overcrowded shelter.

Friday, 08 February 2019 08:05

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.

Tuesday, 05 February 2019 14:59

Want the perfect Valentine's Day surprise for a loved one? How about a Puppy Gram!?!

Monday, 04 February 2019 07:06

We are thrilled that Banfield Foundation has awarded KHS a grant to support our Pet Help Line, 502-509-4738. The Pet Help Line provides pet owners with free advice seven days a week, as well as access to pet resources.

Wednesday, 30 January 2019 10:37

The Healthy Pets Clniic will have limited services on Wednesday, January 30. We will be available for most preventives. We plan to have full services available on Thursday.

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 14:59

Tuesday through Saturday, January 22-26, adoption fees for dogs 25 pounds or more are reduced to $25. 

Friday, 18 January 2019 13:39

On her volunteer days at the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS), Betty spends her time walking and socializing both dogs and cats at our Sam Swope Pet TLC. “Being at the shelter is my favorite ‘me’ time of the week,” Betty says. “The dogs and cats have so much love to give and I get to be the lucky recipient for a few hours.”

On her volunteer days at the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS), Betty spends her time walking and socializing both dogs and cats at our Sam Swope Pet TLC. “Being at the shelter is my favorite ‘me’ time of the week,” Betty says. “The dogs and cats have so much love to give and I get to be the lucky recipient for a few hours.”

Each December, Betty volunteers as a Co-Chair for Picture Your Pets with Santa, one of KHS’s signature fundraising events. She enjoys working with a wonderful and hardworking crew of volunteers each holiday season.  Throughout the year, Betty also participates in additional special events that support the shelter animals.

Her love for animals expands outside of KHS as Betty volunteers with Alley Cats Advocates one Saturday a month. She also brings her own pets to visit residents every Tuesday at Signature East nursing home.

When not volunteering, Betty shares her home with 3 KHS “foster failures” and alumni from the shelter. Walking her dogs is her favorite way to relax and also get some exercise.

“I encourage people to volunteer as you will receive more than you give” says Betty. “The KHS staff and volunteers have hearts like mine towards the animals that share our world. I love being in the company of these compassionate people.”

Betty is pictured with adoptable dog, NAME. She met NAME at the Sam Swope PET TLC during one of her routine volunteer trips to the shelter.
Thursday, 17 January 2019 12:34

LOUISVILLE - Dogs and cats in Kentucky’s rural communities will soon be getting extra help – thanks to a $1.2 million grant awarded to the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) by WaterShed Animal Fund.

Wednesday, 16 January 2019 13:03

We want to recognize Raising Cane's and MOD Pizza for their ongoing support of our many volunteers. They have fed volunteers at numerous events; and they will help us recognize special volunteers throughout the year.

Tuesday, 15 January 2019 08:41

Dear Friend of the Animals,

Wilbur came to us after his family fell apart. He was a loving nine-year-old dog, but neglect left him with a melon-sized tumor on his chest. Thanks to your partnership, Wilbur's story has a happy ending -- something we want for all homeless animals.

Monday, 14 January 2019 13:06

Did you know that each cat or dog adopted from the Kentucky Humane Society comes with 30 days of pet insurance?  Adopters just need to contact PetFirst Pet Insurance to receive this benefit. 

Friday, 11 January 2019 12:19

Almost every day of the week, needy animals are transported to the Kentucky Humane Society’s adoption program from overcrowded shelters. This journey helps KHS save the lives of over 3,500 animals a year.

Thursday, 10 January 2019 12:48

Park Community Credit Union (PCCU) and its members have donated more than $107,000 to the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) over the past seven years, with almost half the funds raised by members who chose a co-branded, animal-themed debit card with a $5 donation to KHS.