Dear Friend of Animals,
I’m excited to tell you about an amazing matching gift opportunity — and to introduce you to two little lives you can help.
Right now, thanks to three amazing animal advocates, we have a $30,000 Spring Matching Gift Challenge! Every gift the Kentucky Humane Society receives before April 14 will be matched, dollar for dollar, until the challenge is met.
Thanks to our foster families, the Kentucky Humane Society has won a $5,000 prize from Maddie’s Fund, a national family foundation established by Dave and Cheryl Duffield to revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals, for having the most shelter animal adoptions of a large organization during Maddie’s Fund’s national Foster Express Challenge.
The Foster Express Challenge focused on short-term fostering of shelter animals (which ranged from two-hour field trips to staying with foster families for one to 14 days) November 22, 2019, through January 10, 2020. This Challenge was designed to help shelters get more dogs and cats out of the shelter during the hectic holiday season, get them more exposure and attract new foster caregivers.
Meet Rebecca van Schepen! Originally from the Netherlands, Rebecca moved to the United States in June 2019. She has committed herself to volunteering and has made a huge impact on our Vet Services Department.
March in Louisville brings spring flowers, showers – and the arrival of kittens. The Purrfect Day Café is helping the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) prepare for incoming felines by hosting a Kitten Shower on Sunday, March 29, 3-6 pm. Purrfect Day Café is located at 1741 Bardstown Road in the Highlands.
Now is a fantastic time to adopt a feline companion! Most adult cats at KHS can be adopted for just $25. Cats who are part of this discount have "$25" after their names at www.kyhumane.org/adoptable-cats. Visit cats on special at our East Campus at 1000 Lyndon Lane and at seven Feeders Supply stores.
Grrr-ab your leashes and your four-legged best friend(s)! The Kentucky Humane Society’s 26th annual Waggin' Trail Walk and Festival for the Animals kicks off Sunday, May 31, at Louisville Slugger Field, 2-5 pm. There will be plenty of covered areas in case of rain! Join thousands of animal lovers and their canine companions for a fun-filled community dog walk and fundraiser.
Enjoy animal booths, food and beverage vendors and music. Fun and PAWsome activities throughout the day will keep your family and pets entertained! Lure coursing, painting with your pet, treats & delights to spoil your pooch, adoptable pets, and so much more!
The Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) has received a $9,220 grant from PEDIGREE Foundation to help expand its “Date with a Dog” initiative, which allows trained volunteers to “check out” a shelter dog for the day.
“Date with a Dog volunteers have taken dogs out on ‘dates’ to animal-friendly businesses, walks in the park, or home to watch movies and chill on the couch,” said Kaitlyn Murray, KHS Adoptions Manager.
Meet Melissa Garriott, a volunteer at the Kentucky Humane Society for four and a half years. Nicole, our Adoptions Counselor at the East Campus was thrilled to nominate Melissa for this honor.
Give your special someone the perfect Valentine's Day gift. Send them a Puppy Gram!
Your Valentine's Puppy Cuddle Gram will be delivered by a Kentucky Humane Society volunteer to your loved one's home or business for a 30-minute cuddle visit. Each visit includes a personalized card and special Valentine’s treats!
An 8-year-old beagle is recovering at the Kentucky Humane Society after he was dragged by a truck in Breckinridge County.
Witnesses saw the dog, now named Dean, being dragged by a truck down a country road. His wounds included road rash and a deep tissue wound to his back right leg. A good Samaritan found him and took him to the vet, who then turned Dean in to the Breckinridge County Animal Shelter.
Lavender had nothing to live for. The lonely dog was locked to a chain, and she never experienced human kindness.
The Kentucky Humane Society is excited to announce our 2019 Volunteer of the Year: John and Tina Dotson!
A third horse survivor from the herd shot and killed in Floyd County in mid-December is now recovering at our farm in Simpsonville.
Is your dog bored at home this winter?
If your dog has "cabin fever," we have have the cure: Doggie Daycare at the Kentucky Humane Society's Fern Creek Pet Resort or Eastpoint Pet Resort!
The Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) had its largest adoption year on record, with 6,902 animals finding homes in 2019 – 816 more pets than the year before.
And the biggest winners were cats.
“We are calling 2019 ‘the year of the cat,’” said Andrea Blair, KHS spokesperson. “For the first time in our history, cat adoptions were higher than dog adoptions.”
The Kentucky Humane Society’s S.N.I.P. Clinic wants you to ring in the New Year by making a resolution to neuter your male cat during their “Happy Neuter Year” campaign. In January, it’s just $20 to neuter a male cat at the KHS S.N.I.P. Clinic.
“Neutering male pets is a simple surgery that reduces unwanted behaviors, like roaming, fighting, and urine marking,” says Karen Koenig, KHS Vice President of Animal Welfare. “It also guarantees your pet does not add to the pet overpopulation problem.”
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.
BISSELL Pet Foundation (BPF) is aiming to bring holiday hope to homeless pets with its national Empty the Shelters – Holiday Hope event. On Dec. 13-14, 2019, BPF will support over 110 shelters by offering reduced-fee pet adoptions – including the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) and Metro Animal Services (MAS).
During these days, KHS is reducing adoption fees on dogs to $25 and will be charging no adoption fees on cats. MAS is waiving all adoption fees both days for all cats and dogs, thanks to BPF and the non-profit, Friends of Metro Animal Services.
On Monday, December 9, Moxy Louisville Downtown is offering a $2,500 matching gift challenge. You can help us reach this by donating today! Every gift on Match Monday will help us reach this goal.
For the 32nd year in a row, Santa Claus and over 800 volunteers will take time out of their busy schedules to help local homeless animals.
The annual Picture Your Pets with Santa at all 24 Feeders Supply stores will be held the first two weekends in December on Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
The event is expected to attract over 5,000 families and raise over $100,000 for 13 local animal charities: the Kentucky Humane Society, Floyd County Animal Rescue League, Lexington Humane Society, Franklin County Humane Society, Humane Society of Oldham County, J.B. Ogle Animal Shelter, Saving Sunny, Shamrock Pet Foundation, Barktown Animal Rescue, Boone County Animal Control, Friends of Hardin County Animal Shelter, Heart Humane Society, and Harrison County Animal Control.
Dec. 3 is #GivingTuesday! In the next 24 hours, we want to do something big. With YOUR help, we hope to raise $10,000. This is enough to prepare an additional 40 animals for adoption. DONATE NOW
It takes $250 to provide each animal with food, medical care and a warm place to stay until they find their forever home. On this national day of giving, will you make a lifesaving gift to help the dogs, cats and horses in our care? We will share our progress throughout the day on Facebook and Twitter.
Let’s see how many more animals can we can save because of you and other kind donors!
In October, the Kentucky Humane Society's Transport and Rescue Manager, Kristin Seaman, attended the Maddie's Hands-Up Hub and Spoke Transport Model Apprenticeship at St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center.
Meet Robin May! A retired Nurse Practitioner with a passion for horses. Robin volunteers weekly with our Equine C.A.R.E. Program
Dear Friend of the Animals,
At just six weeks of age, Ruby had already known a lifetime of heartache.
She was abandoned by her owners in rural Kentucky. By the time her rescuers found her and brought her to the Kentucky Humane Society, both of her front legs were broken, and the tiny puppy was fighting for her life.
Without help, Ruby wouldn’t survive much longer. She needed urgent medical care to relieve her pain — and plenty of food, and loving attention to regain her strength and spirit.
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.
This Sunday, Oct. 27, get up close and personal with a Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) rescue horse during “The Gallop Out to Bill Collins Equine Event” at Bill Collins Ford of Louisville, 4220 Bardstown Road.
From 12-3 pm, Silver Fox – a beautiful gray Quarter Horse – will be at this free event. There will also be adorable KHS puppies to play with, food, drinks, giveaways and a live remote with radio station WXMA 102.3.
On October 9 the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) received 14 cats who were rescued by Animal Rescue Corps (ARC) during their “Operation Feline Freedom." The cats were removed from a former cat sanctuary in Morris Chapel, TN.
A number of the cats arrived at KHS suffering from upper respiratory and eye infections, possibly due to overcrowding in the home where they were rescued, according to Andrea Blair, KHS spokesperson.
We are thrilled to announce that 82 Kentucky Humane Society dogs, cats, puppies and kittens found homes on Saturday, October 12, 2019, during BISSELL Pet Foundation's Empty the Shelters event!
BISSELL Pet Foundation Sponsoring Adoption Fees Oct. 12
$25 dog adoptions and $0 cat adoptions at KHS East Campus and Feeders Supply adoption centers
After placing over 23,000 pets in homes since 2016, BISSELL Pet Foundation (BPF) is back to Empty the Shelters at participating animal shelters across the country, including the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS). On Saturday, October 12, KHS is reducing adoption fees on dogs to just $25 and will be charging no adoption fees on cats. BPF sponsors the remaining adoption fees.
Meet our October Volunteer of the Month, Jason Bishop! A photographer with a passion for animals, shares his experiences with the Kentucky Humane Society.
To anyone who has worked with Miniature horses, it’s no surprise that these little horses can have mighty big personalities.
This is especially true with Henry, Maggie and Hope.
These three “minis,” as Miniature horses are often called, were more than a handful. These horses had never been trained, and after their owner died, they were taken in by another relative. Vanessa and her boyfriend had no experience with horses, but they loved their uncle, and they wanted to try to take care of the minis in honor of him.
I wish it weren’t so, but there are animals in Kentucky who have never known true love. Animals like Tami.
LOUISVILLE KY – Coldwell-Banker’s national “Homes for Dogs Project” is this weekend, and the McMahan Co. office, based in Crestwood KY, is teaming up with the Kentucky Humane Society to lower adoption fees for all adult animals at the KHS East Campus, 1000 Lyndon Lane.
A big thanks to Jeremy Bewley, DMD, DICOI, of Cornerstone Dental who donated a dental handpiece to the Kentucky Humane Society! This equipment retails for about $1,600, and we so appreciate this amazing donation!
The 7th annual Yappy Hour event at Apocalypse Brew Works, Friday September 20th, features more than 30 beers to benefit the Kentucky Humane Society. Sample beers from 15 plus award-winning homebrewers and a full line up of Apocalypse Brew Works favorites. Dogs on leashes are welcome. Hot Buns food truck and dog treats will be available
In recognition of FEMA’s National Preparedness Month in September, the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) is joining Hill’s Pet Nutrition and its network of animal shelter partners in a community awareness campaign to promote pet preparedness. Participating shelters provide pet parents with practical pet preparedness tips, including instructions for families to put together an emergency go-kit for their pets should an emergency strike.
Meet our September Volunteer of the Month, Jan Arnold! Jan has been a volunteer with the Kentucky Humane Society’s S.N.I.P. Clinic for over ten years. Each week, she dedicates her time and energy to animals in the community as they undergo their spay/neuter surgeries.
Imagine what your gift can do, when you donate to the Kentucky Humane Society during Give for Good Louisville! This 24-hour online giving day hosted by the Community Foundation of Louisville was created to inspire people to give generously to local nonprofits. Online giving takes place between midnight and 11:59 p.m. at the Give for Good Kentucky Humane Society Page.
At just two days old, Owen was left an orphan. Without a mother, the wobbly kneed foal had nowhere to turn. And without proper nutrition and love from his mother, his life was in danger.
Ready for a new “fur-ever friend”? This Saturday the Kentucky Humane Society is offering $5 adoption fees for adult cats and $40 for select adult dogs during the national Clear the Shelters adoption event August 17.
The Kentucky Humane Society invites local animal lovers to Louisville’s premier event benefiting homeless pets. Tuxes & Tails Gala, presented by Mister "P" Express, Inc., will take place Saturday, August 17, at the Marriott Louisville Downtown.
Meet our August Volunteer of the Month, Danielle Wilkerson. Danielle has been a volunteer with the Kentucky Humane Society’s East Campus for five years. Each week, she dedicates her time and energy to the animals in the shelter.
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!
The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Accredited status to the Kentucky Humane Society Equine C.A.R.E. Program as of June 20, 2019.
Want to help homeless animals while having a fun night out with friends? Don’t miss the Kentucky Humane Society’s Tuxes & Tails Lounge Preview Party on Wednesday, July 31.
On Wednesday, June 26, local Humana Employees participated in a volunteer activity with the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS).
Have you lost a pet or found a stray? Check out these resources recommended by our Pet Help Line that can help reunite pets with their owners.
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.
The Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) invites the public to create a “pet independence day” for grateful shelter pets by adopting this weekend.
During the “Pet Independence Adoption Celebration” July 5-7, 2019, cats 4 months and older can be adopted for $4, and dogs 4 months and older can be adopted for $17.76, in honor of the founding of the country. Jefferson County adopters also pay for pet licensing fees ($10.50) and donations are gratefully accepted.
Many people enjoy fireworks over the July 4th holiday, but fireworks can be terrifying for pets—causing many animals to escape their homes or yards and become lost. Animal shelters across the country often report an increase in strays following the July 4th holiday.
Meet our July Volunteer of the Month, Roberta Elmore! Retired from the accounting field and as a dog groomer, Roberta has refueled her passion for animal care by volunteering at the Kentucky Humane Society.