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.”
The Kentucky Humane Society launched Date with a Dog out of the Sam Swope Pet Retreat on February 22nd.
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.”
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.
With Halloween just around the corner, well-intentioned animal supporters are warning against the dangers of black cat adoptions on October 31. Some even advise animal welfare agencies against performing any adoptions of black cats the entire month of October. They fear that black cats will become victims of ritualistic abuse or sacrifice.
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).
Urgent need: Parker just arrived at the Kentucky Humane Society in critical condition from being malnurished.
In 2017, the Kentucky Humane Society will host its 30th year of summer camp! This weeklong camp, offered June through July, helps your animal lover build a sense of kindness, respect and responsibility towards all living beings and our planet. This year our Lifelong Friends camp will take place at our East Campus location which is located at 1000 Lyndon Lane in Louisville, Ky.
Every year, the Kentucky Humane Society assists hundreds of scouts of all ages in earning a badge or award. Created back in 2007, our Girl Scout program was an instant success. We only had 157 Girl Scouts go through our workshops that first year but the news spread and since then, we have worked with at least 400 girls every year. Success lies in the natural draw that children have towards animals and the simple mission statement of the Girl Scouts: to help girls become confident and compassionate, making the world a better place. The Girl Scouts needed an animal connection in the community. KHS needs young advocates for our homeless animals. It was a perfect partnership.
All Kentucky Humane Society locations have a two-hour delay on January 30. The SNIP Clinic is open. Please check the Feeders Supply website to learn of delays for our Feeders Supply sites.
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.
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.
Jan. 12, 2017 - The Kentucky Humane Society announced the opening of its Sam Swope Pet Retreat, a rehabilitation center for needy shelter animal is named in honor of the late Sam Swope, founder of Sam Swope Auto Group.
Is your dog bored? Sometimes our animals need stimulation, even when we don't have time for play. One option to keep them occupied and happy is a puzzle toy. Puzzle toys make your dog think about how to get to a treat. The right toy can keep your dog occupied for quite some time. While there are dozens of puzzle toys on the market, you can make your own, as well.
This blog post was written by Traci Hall, a Kentucky Humane Society volunteer.
When I was 13 my surprise birthday present was a Miniature Schnauzer puppy. I wanted a dog for years and finally I got one! I was ecstatic! A few months later, my mom enrolled us in a private behavior class from a trainer who was “recommended.”
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:
by Valerie Merrifield
I’ll never forget the feeling of terror as I gazed upon my lifeless dog, Lulu.
It was the holidays. My family had gathered at my house to exchange gifts and unbeknownst to me, Lulu had been given a forbidden gift: a tiny rawhide bone. Rawhide isn’t allowed at my house. I have experienced problems with it before. It was completely new for Lulu who grabbed it and ran to another room to relish her prize. I suddenly noticed that Lulu was not with us…and that never happens. She loves to be right in the mix of things. I got up to search for her and found her in the corner of a bedroom…not breathing.
Do YOU have the cutest pet? Enter a photo in the Kentucky Humane Society Pet Resorts and WHAS11's Cutest Pet Contest!
All Clear: The property beside the Fern Creek Pet Resort caught fire earlier this evening. We are happy to report the fire did not affect our property or our guests. All our guests are safe and sound. We'd like to thank the Fire Department for their quick response and for ensuring our guests remained safe at all times.
Just like humans, fur kids need regular grooming. Most groomers recommend a dog is brought in every 6 to 8 weeks, depending on the specific needs of the dog. Here are the top ten reasons to have your canine companion groomed on a regular basis!
KHS will be closed to the public for the holidays on the following days:
Feeders Supply adoption centers will close at 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve and 5 p.m. on New Year's Eve. All our adoption centers will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
Healthy Pets Clinic will be open December 22 and then closed throughout the holiday, reopening December 26. Healthy Pets will also be closed Tuesday, New Year's Day.
KHS Pet Resorts will close to the public at noon on both Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, and they will be closed to the public on Christmas and New Year's Day.
Admissions will close at 3 p.m. Christmas Eve and New Years Eve, and will be closed on Christmas and New Year's Day. Admissions are by appointment only.
Have a safe and happy holiday!
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 14 will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $10,000!
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.