Adoptions

$17 Adult Cats for 'St.Catrick's'

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Adoption Special for Cats One Year and Older March 14-20

Celebrate "St. Catrick's Day" by adopting a lucky adult cat for just $17. This special is valid March 14-20 on cats age one year and older at any of the Kentucky Humane Society's 10 adoption centers. 

Adopters from Jefferson County also pay for licensing fees ($10.50). All Kentucky Humane Society animals are spayed or neutered, micro-chipped and up-to-date on vaccinations. 

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$14 Adoptions on Select Pets Feb. 1-15

Find "The One" in Time for Valentine's Day

the-oneAre you looking for the right pet? Someone to love with all your heart? This February, let our adoption counselors (aka matchmakers) help you find "The One."

In honor of Valentine's Day, February 1-15, 2016, we will be offering some of our lonely hearts for an adoption fee of $14, to help them find "The One," too. Could one of our dogs or cats be a match made in heaven? Check out our selection on our website and then come see the pet of your dreams.

View Adoptable Dogs.

View Adoptable Cats.

Pets who are part of this special will have "$14 Adoption" listed after their name. 

This adoption special is made possible by Best Friends Animal Society. In addition, Hallmark Channel is graciously providing support for this promotion through their “Countdown to Valentine’s Day.” 

 

Pit Bull Dogs Are Family Campaign Launched

'Pit Bull Dogs Are Family’ Campaign Launched by Local Animal Welfare Agencies

Funded by Best Friends, campaign is designed to increase adoptions

JANUARY 21, LOUISVILLE, KY – Louisville Metro Animal Services (LMAS), the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) and Saving Sunny have launched an adoption campaign to help get more local shelter dogs into loving homes.

Called “Pit Bull Dogs Are Family,” the campaign is funded by national animal welfare organization Best Friends Animal Society. The campaign is designed to change potential adopters’ perceptions about pit bull terrier dogs. Approximately 20% of dogs in Louisville’s shelters are pit bull terriers or pit mixes. Sadly, they often wait twice as long to be adopted as other dogs because of breed stereotypes.

“There are hundreds of wonderful dogs right now at LMAS and at our shelter partner, the Kentucky Humane Society,” said Jessica Jo Montgomery, LMAS director. “These loving, affectionate dogs are waiting for their future families to adopt them.”

The campaign features photographs of local families in local settings, taken by Beth Andrews Fine Photography. “This campaign shows everyday people with their everyday dogs,” says Kelsey Westbrook, co-founder of Saving Sunny. “People from all walks of life—young, old, black, white, gay, straight, with children and without—share their homes with pit bull terriers.”

The adoption campaign is part of a holistic approach to find loving homes for shelter dogs and to provide families with support they need to keep their companion animals.

LMAS, KHS and Saving Sunny are all members of Best Friends Animal Society’s No More Homeless Pets Network Partners. Assisted by Best Friends’ grant monies, the agencies are increasing their life saving effort. In 2014, KHS received funding to provide 700 pit bull terriers with free spay/neuter surgeries. Saving Sunny received grant funding to create its Community Dog Resource Center, which provides support to pet owners in the Portland area of Louisville. LMAS received grant monies for Pit Perks to encourage more people to adopt pit bulls, by offering adopters reduced adoption fees, tuff toys, crates and dog training classes.

The campaign is geared to take lifesaving efforts to the next level by increasing adoptions and awareness. Ads are displayed on 60 TARC buses and can be seen on billboards throughout Louisville. Media partners that will be running campaign ads include The Courier-Journal, Louisville Magazine, Today’s Woman, Today’s Family, Metro TV, WDRB, iHeartMedia and others. The animal welfare agencies will use the #PitBullDogsAreFamily on social media platforms. Learn more about the campaign at PitBullDogsAreFamily.org.

“We are so excited to launch this campaign with the help of Best Friends Animal Society and all our media partners who stepped forward to support this lifesaving effort,” says Andrea Blair, KHS PR and marketing director. “We are lucky to have such a compassionate, humane community that cares about companion animals.”

View all adoptable dogs at LMAS at www.louisvilleky.gov/animal-services and at KHS at www.kyhumane.org.

The theme “Pit Bull Dogs Are Family” is borrowed with permission from Animal Farm Foundation, which works nationally to secure equal treatment and opportunity for pit bull dogs. More about Animal Farm Foundation at www.animalfarmfoundation.org.

 

About Louisville Metro Animal Services

Louisville Metro Animal Services (LMAS) is the only open intake shelter in Louisville Metro. LMAS is committed to caring for over 10,000 animals that enter the facility every year and giving them a second chance through adoption, rescue, reunification with owners and more. The department is dedicated to educating and reaching out to all members of the community to make sure responsible pet ownership and compassion are at the forefront. LMAS has a fundamental mission to protect public health and safety, ensure the humane treatment of animals and provide quality customer service to the public. www.louisvilleky.gov/animalservices

About the Kentucky Humane Society

The Kentucky Humane Society is a private, nonprofit animal welfare agency located in Louisville KY that provides leadership and proactive solutions to ending pet overpopulation, including spay/neuter, education and adoptions. KHS is the state’s largest pet adoption agency and saves every adoptable animal it takes in. www.kyhumane.org

About Saving Sunny

Saving Sunny Inc. is a rescue organization that exists to reduce the flow of pit bull terrier dogs into shelters and to advocate for the equal treatment and social justice for pit bull terrier dogs. Saving Sunny works to achieve these goals by rescuing and re-homing pit bull dogs; assisting dog owners (of all breed types) in underserved areas with free food and other resources needed to care for their pets; in-home behavior support; assistance re-homing dogs when necessary; and access to free and low-cost spay/neuter services. In addition, Saving Sunny hosts pit bull positive community events, media relations, school visits and other myth-breaking activities. www.savingsunnyinc.org 

 

Our Horses

Find the Right Equine Companion for You

Below are horses currently in our program who are ready to be adopted or who are looking for sponsors. Want more information? Contact us at [email protected].

Ready to adopt? Download our Equine Adoption Form (PDF) and send the completed form to [email protected]

 

Our Horses

 

Our Orphaned Foals

Some of our orphaned foals will be available for adoption by owners experienced with raising foals. Others will be placed with trusted rescue partners who specialize in foals. Below are the foals currently in our care. They remain with us until they are stable and strong enough for either adoption or rescue placement.

 

Sponsor a Horse

Can't adopt but want to help? Sponsor a Horse! Your donation supports our lifesaving work of rescuing Kentucky's at-risk equines. You choose the horse you want to sponsor and the amount of your gift. Just click on the "Sponsor Me" link below.

You can become a Sponsor-a-Horse Guardian by donating $250 or more. Guardians will receive a photo of their sponsored horse and will be contacted when their special horse is adopted or is placed with a trusted rescue partner. Your donation of $250 means so much to our horses, as it provides for hay, veterinary care and training while they are under our care. Learn more about our sponsor program.

 

Puppies Removed from Hoarder

Dogs Taken to Kentucky Humane Society for Medical Care, Adoption

Puppies removed from hoarding situationJanuary 19, 2015 – Eight puppies arrived at the Kentucky Humane Society’s Main Campus in Louisville after they were removed from a hoarding-type situation in Eastern Kentucky.

The underweight, six-month-old puppies were found living in a squalid, excrement-filled home. One of the puppies is blind in one eye and all need socialization.

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