Dec 28, 2019: Late last night, the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) received a pregnant mare and her weanling colt from the same herd where 20 horses were found shot dead on a strip mine near the Pike and Floyd County line on Dec. 17.
The two survivors are recovering at the Kentucky Humane Society’s Willow Hope Farm in Simpsonville KY.
UPDATE: on Dec. 23, additional horses were found shot and killed on this strip mine. This brings the total number of horses killed from this herd to 20.
The Kentucky Humane Society is joining other animal welfare groups in asking the public for help finding the people responsible for killing 15 horses in Eastern Kentucky.
The horses – including pregnant mares and foals – were found shot dead on a strip mine on the Pike and Floyd County line Dec. 17. Local authorities believe the horses were hunted down and shot with a low caliber rifle.
The Kentucky Humane Society's Equine Program now has a new home. On Thursday, October 24, KHS dedicated Willow Hope Farm in Simpsonville. The farm is named after Willow, a recently found abandoned and extremely malnourished horses. Her will to survive inspired KHS to name their new barn in her honor.
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!
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.
An underweight dog who was found sleeping on trash bags a few miles from Maker’s Mark Distillery was rescued and brought to the Kentucky Humane Society.
Some animals have terribly difficult lives before they arrive at our doors. Danny is one of them. Read about his dramatic rescue and how you can help....
On September 26, a Kentucky Humane Society employee was driving home in Bullitt County when she learned a tiny kitten had been struck by a car. Sadly, no one had stopped to help.
On June sixth, a couple was awoken by screams and cries of panic coming from their backyard. What they saw sent them racing into their yard, horrified and speechless. A poor cat’s foot had been caught in between the boards of their privacy fence, leaving the distressed cat dangling upside down, trying to free himself. When they reached the fence they saw scratch marks, tuffs of cat hair and even teeth marks from where the desperate feline had tried to free himself. They made several attempts to free the cat’s leg with no success. Feeling the limb grow colder by the minute, they decided to take apart their fence and were finally able to free the trapped cat. The frantic couple then rushed the feline to the Kentucky Humane Society to see if anything could be done to help him.
Twelve dogs rescued from extreme neglect are now recuperating at the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) in Louisville after a three-hour drive from an emergency shelter in Lebanon, Tenn. The dogs, which range in age from 12 weeks to 10 years, are a variety of small breeds, including Yorkies, Shih tzus, Poodles, Maltese, Terriers and Hounds.