The Kentucky Humane Society is teaming up with Best Friends Animal Society to help you find your MVP. During the month of September, select dogs and cats will be available for a $25 adoption fee.
Twenty years ago, the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) and Feeders Supply launched a lifesaving partnership that has resulted in over 40,000 dog and cat adoptions.
The late Roy Gibson – founder of Feeders Supply – first offered a permanent pet adoption site to KHS in 1996.
At the time, no pet store in Louisville devoted permanent space for pet adoptions to a shelter, and few pet stores in the country had tried it.
UPDATE: The $4 Adoption Special is extended to July 4th at Kentucky Humane Society adoptions at 8 Feeders Supply stores. See our Feeders Supply locations
Grant of $25,000 will extend efforts to save more animal lives in Louisville area
[LOUISVILLE KY] (July 18, 2016) – The Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) announced it has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its lifesaving foster program to help fragile shelter pets.
KHS is a nonprofit organization that is Kentucky’s largest pet adoption agency and no-kill animal shelter. More than 1,500 KHS dogs, cats, puppies and kittens spend time in volunteer foster homes each year. Foster homes allow puppies and kittens too young to be adopted time to grow and to be socialized; foster families also care for animals recovering from illness, surgery, abuse or neglect and are critically important to KHS’ lifesaving mission.
The Petco Foundation investment will help KHS continue its lifesaving foster program. In 2015, 24% of all KHS animals spent some time in foster.
“We are so grateful for the Petco Foundation’s generous support,” said KHS President & CEO Lori Redmon. “Their donation will help us provide loving, temporary foster homes for our animals before they are adopted.”
For more information about KHS or the Petco Foundation, visit www.kyhumane.org or www.petcofoundation.org. Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or by using the hashtag #PetcoFoundation.
About the Kentucky Humane Society
The Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) is dedicated to finding proactive solutions to ending pet homelessness through spay/neuter, education and adoption. Located in Louisville, KHS is a local, nonprofit animal welfare agency that is the state’s largest pet adoption agency and no-kill animal shelter. Each year KHS finds homes for more than 6,000 dogs, cats and horses and spays or neuters more than 10,000 owned pets at its S.N.I.P. Clinic.
About the Petco Foundation
At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life. Since 1999, we’ve invested more than $157 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. Through our Think Adoption First program, we partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, we’ve helped more than 4.9 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit petcofoundation.org to learn more about how you can get involved.