Adopt Dogs

24 September 2020

Dogs like Mamaw need your love. This sweet senior found herself at the Kentucky Humane Society when she was turned in as a stray, and no one came for her.

When a dog or cat gets on in years, being turned in to a shelter is very difficult for them. They are lonely and confused. They don’t understand why they aren’t at home with their families, napping on a comfy bed.

It’s heartbreaking to see our senior dogs — like Mamaw — waiting patiently, looking out at everyone who comes in with hope in their eyes and a wag in their tails. The worst part is when their hope starts to fade. We’ve seen many senior animals give up.

24 August 2020

Are you stressed out? Feeling lonely or a bit blue? Does every day seem the same? Can’t find anything new to watch on TV? The Kentucky Humane Society has a cure for the pandemic doldrums: adopt a cat! To encourage adoptions, KHS is offering $10 adoptions for cats age 5 months or older. The special is valid at KHS’ three adoption centers, and potential adopters are required to schedule appointments are online.

24 August 2020

Adopters are invited to share how their pet has changed their life for a chance to help the Kentucky Humane Society earn up to a $100,000 grant award

Have you adopted from KHS? Your are invited to share how your pet has changed your life to help give KHS a chance to receive a $100,000 grand prize Holiday Wishes grant award from the Petco Foundation.

In partnership with BOBS from Skechers, the Petco Foundation is granting more than $750,000 this holiday season to qualified animal welfare organizations across the country. Awards will range from $5,000 to $100,000, and adopters with winning submissions will receive up to a $1,000 Petco shopping spree and a prize pack with BOBS from Skechers shoes.

12 August 2020

At just four weeks of age, the little orange kitten had already known a lifetime of heartache.

Papaya was orphaned when her mother was hit by a car. With no one to protect her, she was attacked by an animal and gravely injured.

11 August 2020

Old dogs have something to wag about this summer, as The Grey Muzzle Organization announces the recipients of its annual grants, and senior dogs assisted by the Kentucky Humane Society are among the winners.

KHS will use the $7,575 grant to help an estimated 51 financially struggling families keep their senior dogs happy, healthy and in their homes. The grant will provide veterinary care and other critical support to senior dogs whose owners live in poverty or who are experiencing economic hardship because of COVID-19.

07 August 2020

Saturday, August 8, is International Cat Day. It’s also the second anniversary of the opening of Purrfect Day Café in Louisville, one of the most successful cat café’s in the country. And earlier this week, Purrfect Day Café celebrated their 3,000th cat adoption.

In recognition of these milestones, Purrfect Day Café is inviting previous adopters to stop by the café this weekend for a social distancing celebration by having a drink on the café’s outdoor “catio” and sharing photos and stories on social media of the “furrever friends” they adopted at the café. There will be a sidewalk sale of café merchandise. The café is located at 1741 Bardstown Road in the Highlands.

06 July 2020

Participants invited to register, raise money, and walk between Aug. 7-9 to support homeless animals; register by July 22 to get a T-shirt

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the Kentucky Humane Society is changing its annual Waggin’ Trail Walk for the Animals to a virtual event. This means participants can choose to walk in their own neighborhoods, at a nearby park or even on a treadmill at home to help KHS save more lives.

20 July 2020

After 23 successful years of partnering with Feeders Supply, KHS to centralize adoptions at three locations and increase pet retention services

LOUISVILLE KY – For 23 years, the Kentucky Humane Society and Feeders Supply have partnered to find loving homes for shelter dogs and cats, with Feeders Supply stores providing space for KHS adoption centers.

But with changes in animal welfare, KHS has decided to centralize their adoptions to three key locations: their East Campus at 1000 Lyndon Lane, their Sam Swope Pet Treatment & Lifesaving Center at 241 Steedly Drive, and adoptions at Purrfect Day Café on Bardstown Road.

18 June 2020

Funding will help to save more animal lives throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic

Louisville, KY — The Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) for COVID-19 relief. The grant will help KHS fund essential lifesaving services during the pandemic.

The grant is part of the ASPCA’s national Relief and Recovery Initiative, which includes providing a minimum of $2 million in critical funding for animal welfare organizations whose programs, operations or fundraising capabilities have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

16 June 2020

The Kentucky Humane Society is caring for an extremely emaciated Chihuahua with a body condition score of 1 out of 9, which is the lowest score an animal can have and still be alive. Her temperature was just 90 degrees (11 degrees lower than normal) when she arrived on June 15.