Kentucky Humane Society Takes in Over 100 Shelter Animals from Flooded Eastern Kentucky Communities

Animals brought to KHS will make room for pets displaced by flooding

The Kentucky Humane Society transported more than 100 animals from shelters in Eastern Kentucky to KHS on July 30, helping make room in the shelters for animals displaced or injured by the flooding. The animals came from the Kentucky River Regional Animal Shelter (KRRAS) in Hazard and Floyd County Animal Shelter (FCAS) in Prestonsburg and were up for adoption prior to the flooding. KHS also delivered needed supplies to the shelters and is providing financial aid to KRRAS so it can rent a vehicle to transport additional animals outside the region.

KHS transported 13 dogs and puppies and 36 cats and kittens from FCAS to KHS’ Sam Swope Pet Treatment and Lifesaving Center (Main Campus). Eighteen dogs and puppies and approximately 30 cats and kittens from KRASS came to KHS’ Sam Swope Pet Retreat in Jeffersontown, with an additional six dogs transported to KHS’ Willow Hope Farm in Simpsonville. All the animals are being medically assessed and will remain at KHS until they are ready for adoption or fostering. KHS uses its Pet Retreat as an emergency staging center for animals coming from large-scale rescues.

“Many animals will be lost or injured by the floods, and others will be surrendered as families struggle in the flood’s aftermath,” said Karen Koenig, Vice President of Animal Welfare for KHS. “By taking in the animals that were in their shelters before the flooding, KHS is helping make room for them to focus on their community and reunite lost pets with their families.”

We expect more homeless animals from Eastern Kentucky who need shelter and care to arrive in Louisville in the aftermath of the flooding, increasing the strain on our local shelters that are already at capacity. We ask the community to help us clear our local shelters by adopting or fostering now from KHS or Louisville Metro Animal Services so that we can help as many animals as possible from Eastern Kentucky.

The best way to support the shelters and animals in Eastern Kentucky is to make a monetary donation directly to the shelters:
Donate to the Floyd County Animal Shelter here.
Donate to the Kentucky River Regional Animal Shelter here.

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