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Tuesday, 22 January 2019 14:59

Tuesday through Saturday, January 22-26, adoption fees for dogs 25 pounds or more are reduced to $25. 

Friday, 18 January 2019 13:39

On her volunteer days at the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS), Betty spends her time walking and socializing both dogs and cats at our Sam Swope Pet TLC. “Being at the shelter is my favorite ‘me’ time of the week,” Betty says. “The dogs and cats have so much love to give and I get to be the lucky recipient for a few hours.”

On her volunteer days at the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS), Betty spends her time walking and socializing both dogs and cats at our Sam Swope Pet TLC. “Being at the shelter is my favorite ‘me’ time of the week,” Betty says. “The dogs and cats have so much love to give and I get to be the lucky recipient for a few hours.”

Each December, Betty volunteers as a Co-Chair for Picture Your Pets with Santa, one of KHS’s signature fundraising events. She enjoys working with a wonderful and hardworking crew of volunteers each holiday season.  Throughout the year, Betty also participates in additional special events that support the shelter animals.

Her love for animals expands outside of KHS as Betty volunteers with Alley Cats Advocates one Saturday a month. She also brings her own pets to visit residents every Tuesday at Signature East nursing home.

When not volunteering, Betty shares her home with 3 KHS “foster failures” and alumni from the shelter. Walking her dogs is her favorite way to relax and also get some exercise.

“I encourage people to volunteer as you will receive more than you give” says Betty. “The KHS staff and volunteers have hearts like mine towards the animals that share our world. I love being in the company of these compassionate people.”

Betty is pictured with adoptable dog, NAME. She met NAME at the Sam Swope PET TLC during one of her routine volunteer trips to the shelter.
Thursday, 27 December 2018 15:58

Tuco is a senior Patterdale Terrier mix who came to the Kentucky Humane Society in February 2017 from an overcrowded shelter. He was in rough shape: his right front leg was curved from a previous break that went untreated and his tail had been broken. On top of this, Tuco was also blind.

Wednesday, 03 October 2018 09:50

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.

Tuesday, 07 August 2018 11:29

The Purrfect Day Cafe opens Wednesday, August 8! The Cafe will offer coffee and cocktails and kitten cuddles by appointment. Adoptions are completed through the Kentucky Humane Association.  

Monday, 11 June 2018 08:31

June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, and cats one-year and older at KHS now have adoption fees waived.

Friday, 21 September 2018 16:51

Urgent need: Parker just arrived at the Kentucky Humane Society in critical condition from being malnurished. 

Thursday, 24 May 2018 09:35
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Friday, 05 May 2017 12:40

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.

Thursday, 04 September 2014 07:46

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.

Monday, 14 January 2019 13:06

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. 

Friday, 11 January 2019 12:19

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.

Thursday, 29 November 2018 11:55

This Saturday, December 1, Kentucky Humane Society adopters can give a grateful pet a home for the holidays and pay adoption fees of just $20 – thanks to BISSELL Pet Foundation’s Empty the Shelters–Holiday Hope event.

Thursday, 12 January 2017 13:10

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.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015 09:56

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.

Friday, 28 August 2015 11:15

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.”

Monday, 22 October 2018 13:23

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: 

Monday, 25 June 2018 08:49

Summer can be a fun time for pet owners and their animals to get outside and play. But the Kentucky Humane Society’s free Pet Help Line, 502-509-4738, wants to remind pet parents that extreme heat can be very hazardous to pets.

Tuesday, 04 November 2014 14:07

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.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 13:26

Do YOU have the cutest pet? Enter a photo in the Kentucky Humane Society Pet Resorts and WHAS11's Cutest Pet Contest!

Thursday, 09 February 2017 20:03

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.

Wednesday, 06 May 2015 08:53

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!

Friday, 07 December 2018 13:12

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!

Tuesday, 17 July 2018 12:13

Reserve your tickets, now, for the Kentucky Humane Society's 25th annual Tuxes & Tails Gala, August 11 at the Marriott East in Louisville.

Thursday, 14 June 2018 13:14

The 2018 Waggin' Trail Walk and Festival for the Animals was held June 10. While the weather was not as cooperative as we would have liked, the results of the fundraiser were phenomenal! We raised just over $108,000, exceeding our goal and ensuring we'll be able to help even more dogs, cats and horses! 

Thursday, 17 January 2019 12:34

LOUISVILLE - Dogs and cats in Kentucky’s rural communities will soon be getting extra help – thanks to a $1.2 million grant awarded to the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) by WaterShed Animal Fund.

Tuesday, 15 January 2019 08:41

Dear Friend of the Animals,

Wilbur came to us after his family fell apart. He was a loving nine-year-old dog, but neglect left him with a melon-sized tumor on his chest. Thanks to your partnership, Wilbur's story has a happy ending -- something we want for all homeless animals.

Thursday, 10 January 2019 12:48

Park Community Credit Union (PCCU) and its members have donated more than $107,000 to the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) over the past seven years, with almost half the funds raised by members who chose a co-branded, animal-themed debit card with a $5 donation to KHS.