This blog post was guest-written by Katie Burke, an intern and one of our foster care givers.
Becoming a foster family for the Kentucky Humane Society was one of the best decisions we have made. Brett and I both have a great love of animals. Our main reason for deciding to foster was the simple fact that animals are helpless and unable to save themselves when they are in bad situations like abuse or neglect. After doing a little research online and going to the informational meeting put on by the Kentucky Humane Society, we decided it was perfect for us. We decided to foster only dogs and puppies since I am highly allergic to cats. We were so anxious to get our first dog. The email went out about two beagle mix puppies that were six weeks old and needed two weeks in foster. We quickly replied that we wanted to take them, went to pick them up and were so excited! From there, we took on a Boxer mix that was bitten by a snake and near death. We had her for about a month to help her recover. After we returned her, we took on three more sets of puppies for two weeks at a time, and most recently we brought home three puppies for the weekend.
A huge THANK YOU to Apocalypse Brew Works and the LAGERS Homebrewing Club: they joined forces during Louisville Craft Beer Week in September for a fundraiser for the Kentucky Humane Society. The dog-friendly "Yappy Hour" was hosted by ABW along with the LAGERS members and their food truck friends Johnny's Diner Car and Jam Pan Jerk. All groups combined raised $3,200 for KHS’ lifesaving mission!