The Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) was joined by BISSELL Pet Foundation and multiple shelters from the region to assist Spencer County Animal Care & Control (SCACC) rescue more than 100 dogs from a single property this week. The dogs, which are mostly Huskies and other large breeds, were living in outdoor kennels or on chains in unsanitary conditions.
SCACC invited KHS to assist after relatives of the dogs’ owner, who recently passed away, voluntarily surrendered them to SCACC. The small SCACC shelter does not have the capacity to take in such a large number of animals or move them to safety at shelters outside the county.
BISSELL Pet Foundation, Lexington Humane Society in Kentucky, Columbus Humane in Ohio, Adopt A Husky, Inc. serving Illinois and Wisconsin and shelters from the region joined KHS to assist SCACC in the rescue of the dogs. KHS and its partners have been evaluating and providing medical assessments and care for the dogs and helping arrange transport to shelters that have room for them.
“We are thankful that we were able to rescue these dogs and bring them to safety,” said Lori Kane Redmon, President & CEO of KHS. “It was an enormous task that was only possible because of the incredible collaboration with our shelter partners and we are grateful for their support.”
KHS regularly partners with county animal care and control agencies throughout Kentucky to assist in large animal rescue situations by providing staff and resources to help care for the animals and move them to safety.
Multiple Shelters Help Transport Dogs Surrendered from Unsanitary Conditions on a Single Property to Safety