Kennel Chronicles: News & Events for Kentucky Humane Society Friends

Mr. Happy is On the Mend

Mr. Happy is recovering well from amputation surgery after coming to KHS suffering from a radial nerve avulsion in his front left leg. He grows more alert by the day, purring and leaning into affection every chance he gets. Now that Mr. Happy’s leg is on the mend, our veterinary team is focused on helping him gain weight to recover from his emaciation. He is getting lots of love in addition to nutrition, and seems to be growing healthier by the day. We are so grateful that Mr. Happy came to KHS to receive the tender loving care he needs to thrive. We will be sure to keep you updated on his progress, but in the meantime consider making a donation in Mr. Happy’s honor. Every gift impacts vulnerable animals in our community who have nowhere else to turn.

Popeye’s Next Chapter

Popeye came to KHS in late August and after settling into shelter life, his stress was evident. We found him a foster home where he could decompress, and his true personality began to shine. Popeye’s time in a foster home helped us learn his likes and dislikes, ultimately allowing us to find him a forever home perfectly suited for his needs.

After five months in his foster home, Popeye has found his people and will soon be adopted! Thanks to his dedicated foster paw-rents, this sweet dog felt safe enough to open up and show us how loving he truly is. Now he’s all set for a lifetime of love and laughter with his favorite people by his side. Happy tails, Popeye! You can make a difference for animals like Popeye by becoming a foster caregiver today. Click here to learn more.

You’re Invited: Foster Open House

Curious about fostering a shelter animal but unsure of where to start? Join us on Saturday, January 27 at the Sam Swope Pet TLC (Main Campus) for a Foster Open House. Our foster team will teach you all about our program and introduce you to some of the animals in need of breaks from shelter life. Approved foster caregivers can even leave the open house with a new foster animal! Cat people and dog people alike are sure to find perfect placements who suit their schedule and household dynamic.

Adopt Kusama

Kusama is a six-year-old Kentucky Mountain mare who was rescued alongside her herd last February. She was pregnant upon her arrival at Willow Hope Farm and safely delivered a beautiful colt named Jax in April. Now that her baby is weaned and adopted, Kusama is ready to find a loving home with an experienced horse owner. Because of her past, Kusama needs a committed owner who’s ready to continue her training. We’re confident that with a little bit of patience, her skills will start to shine!

Join Us for Lunch and Learn in February

Are you interested in a behind-the-scenes look at the Kentucky Humane Society? Join us for our next Pet Tales Lunch & Learn on Wednesday, February 14. Attendees enjoy a complimentary lunch provided by Salsarita’s Fresh Mexican Grill, followed by an uplifting presentation by Alisa Gray, our President & CEO. Then you’ll meet our incredible cats, dogs, kittens and puppies – and the remarkable team members who make our lifesaving work possible! Click here to learn more.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Willow Hope Farm

Hold your horses – sign up for a tour at KHS’ Willow Hope Farm! These unique, interactive tours make an excellent gift for your equine-loving friends and family. For a $150 donation, you and five friends can enjoy a behind-the scenes tour of Willow Hope Farm, meet all of the beautiful horses in our care, and enjoy a Valentine’s Day-themed photoshoot with the horses.

Supplies Ask: Large Dog Crates

We are desperately in need of new or gently used large and extra-large dog crates. Can you help our shelter pups out? Donations can be shipped through our Amazon wish list, or dropped off at our Sam Swope Pet TLC (Main Campus) at 241 Steedly Drive in Louisville. Thank you for helping us keep our animals safe and secure as they search for loving homes!

Book a Puppy Visit for Your Valentine

Give the gift of cuddles this Valentine’s Day by sending your loved one a KHS Puppy Visit! For a $250 donation, your loved one will receive 30 minutes of puppy snuggles, a stunning floral arrangement and delicious chocolates from Art Eatables. This one-of-a-kind gift can be scheduled for Tuesday, February 13 or Wednesday, February 14. Book your puppy visit today by contacting Haley Aldridge at [email protected] or 502-515-3134.

Start the New Year Off on the Right Paw

Now that it’s 2024, make sure to set some New Year’s resolutions that are for both you and your pet! If your resolution includes making a plan to protect your loved ones, secure your assets, and support your furry friends, KHS can help. With this easy and secure resource from our partner, FreeWill, you can create your will in as little as 20 minutes, 100% cost-free. You can specify a guardian and care instructions for your pets or enroll your pets in KHS’ Pet Guardianship Program, ensuring they will always have a loving home. For more information, please contact our Donor and Estate Planning Specialist, Kristin Binkowski, at kbinkowski@kyhu​mane.org.

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