Get ready to leash up your walking buddy and join fellow animal lovers for the pet event of the year. Sign up today for this year’s VIRTUAL Waggin’ Trail Walk for the Animals and give shelter animals like Ethan a second chance at life! Our virtual charity walk takes place June 4-6.
Have you heard the incredible news? An anonymous donor has offered to match — dollar for dollar — every gift made to the Kentucky Humane Society before April 14, up to $30,000!
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Follow the story of Ethan, the miracle dog who survived starvation and has become a symbol of love and hope for so many. This page has updates in chronological order, with the mot recent updates at the bottom. For the most up-to-date information, follow our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/kyhumane.
January 29, 2021: Today around 12 pm, a dying dog was left in the KHS parking lot. Someone dropping off wish list donations saw the dog and alerted staff, who rushed him to our Veterinary Services department.
We immediately began working to try to save his life, warming him with heated blankets and warm IV fluids. Ethan, as we have named him, was so weak he could not lift his head. He is the thinnest dog we have ever seen that was still breathing. This rack of bones weighs just 38 pounds, when he should be about 80 pounds. The outline of every bone can be seen from his dehydrated skin, and his muscle loss is extreme, as his body tried to find any fuel to survive. Ethan was also filthy from feces and urine
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Every single day, the Kentucky Humane Society receives animals in urgent need of lifesaving care. But we couldn’t do it without your help!
This poor dog is recovering after emergency surgery at KHS to remove multiple large mammary tumors. Please keep Molly Mae in your thoughts as she begins the long recovery process and we address her many medical needs. She is being kept comfortable with pain medications and lots of TLC.
While we don’t know much about Molly Mae’s background, it is clear she was medically neglected for a very long time: she had the most mammary tumors we have ever seen, a wound on her abdomen, and she was missing much of her fur due to skin infections. Mammary tumors are more common in older unspayed female dogs, as progesterone can cause mammary cells to multiply. We are having the tumors biopsied to see if they are cancerous. Despite the discomfort Molly is in, she is a loving, sweet dog who loves getting butt scratches.
December 1 is #GivingTuesday, and we want to do something big. With YOUR help, we hope to raise $20,000 before midnight on Dec. 1. This is enough to prepare an additional 80 animals for adoption.
On Thanksgiving Day, all of us at the Kentucky Humane Society want to say "THANK YOU" for being a friend to the animals!
We have great news! Monday is "Match Monday," and an anonymous couple is matching donations in honor of their grand dogs, Sir Winston and Mr. Darcy.