The Kentucky Humane Society is seeking adopters for their big dogs (housed in runs) and cats one year and older. Could you be one?
From now through August 31, 2017, dogs 50 pounds or over and adult cats will have their adoption fees cut in half.
With the start of a new year come many resolutions. We here at the Kentucky Humane Society would like to offer some suggested resolutions for you and your pet that we hope are easy to keep.
This year, resolve to…
Hi! My name is Ginger. See how pretty I am! I am really special too. Not many female cats are redheads. Most redhead cats are boys. I am two years old and I have had quite a life. I was born outdoors and my momma died when I was really small. My new momma found me at a place called a “vet” and took me to live with her and her family. I have one brother who looks like me and two siblings who are big and bark. I like all my siblings even when I don’t understand why the silly dogs are barking!
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:
What exactly is “cat-ification” you ask? Cat-ification is a necessary component to any cat owne'rs home. Cats like to explore, climb, jump, scratch and rest in just the right spot. It is instinctual for all cats to do these thing,s and an indoor environment doesn’t always allow that luxury. Cats are also very territorial and if they don’t feel safe in their territory, it can cause your cat to get stressed out. Whether your cat is spraying, fighting with other cats, or biting and clawing at her humans, sometimes just “cat-ifying” the environment can reduce these problems and lead to a much happier house.
Bringing a new pet into your home is a joyous occasion for the whole family. You may have been searching for just the right pet for weeks and then one day on the KHS website you come across the perfect match. You go down to meet your potential new family member, put a hold on her and then go prep the house. You probably bought new food and water dishes, food, treats, bedding and a crate or litter box. You have puppy or kitty proofed, set up pet sitters and researched the KHS Pet Resorts as a place for doggy daycare or boarding if you even have to go out of town. You have set up an appointment with your vet for a new pet check up and now its time to go pick up your new baby. You have been looking forward to this event for days or even weeks and now that you’ve found your New Pet, the whole family is excited as a kid on the first day of summer! You bring New Pet home ready to start the next chapter of your lives and as soon as you walk in the door, Fluffy, your current pet runs and hides at the first sight of New Pet. Heartbroken, you wonder if you made the right choice or if you will have to take New Pet back to the shelter.
The following is an op-ed piece published by The Courier-Journal on Feb. 10, 2014, and written by KHS President and CEO Lori Redmon
Partially deaf, arthritic and her fur covered in motor oil, Betty spent her days chained to a tire. The senior Australian shepherd mix was living at a substandard breeding facility — often called a puppy mill — in Nancy, Ky. When authorities arrived to shut down the facility Jan. 21, they found Betty lying under a broken-down van, doing her best to stay out of the biting wind. Her rescuers had to coax her out. When she finally emerged, she wagged her tail slowly and gazed at her rescuers with her beautiful blue eyes.