Did you know that the Kentucky Humane Society takes in pets from overcrowded shelters throughout Kentucky? Often these animals have little chance of adoption in their home communities due to overcrowding, limited adoption interest or scarce resources for medical care.
He was curled up next to the spare tire in the trunk. The person dropping him off did not want to dirty his car by allowing this dog the space and dignity of a drive inside the car. We rushed the emaciated Boxer mix into our veterinary office and examined him. Chief, a dog who should have been 60 pounds, came to the Kentucky Humane Society weighing only 31 pounds. Our veterinarian wondered aloud how he had survived this long. He was days, perhaps hours, away from death.
The pressure sores on his body told of a life in a small crate. His legs trembled as he tried to stand and walk. We acted quickly to provide him with the fluids and nutrition he could handle.
Dinner tickets to the Kentucky Humane Society's Tuxes & Tails Gala are sold out. But tickets to our Emerald City Lounge are available and going fast!
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, 502-509-4PET, wants to remind pet parents that extreme heat can be very hazardous to pets.