The Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) is reminding people to check their car hoods for outside cats seeking warmth this winter, after an injured kitten was surrendered to the nonprofit animal shelter this week.
“In cold weather, outside cats sometimes crawl into car hoods seeking the warmth of a recently turned off engine. A bang on your car hood or a beep of your horn before starting the engine can give cats a chance to escape or make their presence known and can help save lives this winter,” said Megan Decker, KHS Media Manager.
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.
At the Kentucky Humane Society, adoptable dog Jack is known for his farsightedness. He can see, but he typically focuses on things that are farther away. One day, while thinking about this, he decided he needed a change of scenery. He wanted an adventure, he wanted to see new places! Jack found a shelter volunteer, and they headed to the park together.
A Big Thanks to the Arnall Family Foundation and ASPCA for Their Support
The Kentucky Humane Society is grateful for the Arnall Family Foundation's and the ASPCA's support of our new Animal Relocation Vehicle, which helps us safely and comfortably transport shelter animals from rural animal shelters across Kentucky to KHS for adoption.
The Kentucky Humane Society is caring for an extremely emaciated Chihuahua with a body condition score of 1 out of 9, which is the lowest score an animal can have and still be alive. Her temperature was just 90 degrees (11 degrees lower than normal) when she arrived on June 15.
We have exciting news to share Hope – a horse who survived the shooting of 20 members of her herd in December – gave birth to a healthy, wobbly-kneed colt on May 17! Both "mom" and baby are doing well.
You may remember that in December 2019, the Kentucky Humane Society took in three horses from Eastern Kentucky after the other members of their herd were gunned down in inhumane act of tragedy. One of these survivors, Hope, was a pregnant mare.
On May 14, the Kentucky Humane Society's Equine C.A.R.E. team joined the Kentucky State Police (KSP), Kentucky Department of Agriculture (DOA) and Office of the State Veterinarian (OSV) to coordinate the rescue of a large number of horses in Wayne County KY.
Following up on a complaint, the KSP investigated and found four dead horses and over 40 living horses, including many in poor condition and numerous pregnant mares. The KSP and DOA asked KHS to assist them in the rescue.
An 8-year-old beagle is recovering at the Kentucky Humane Society after he was dragged by a truck in Breckinridge County.
Witnesses saw the dog, now named Dean, being dragged by a truck down a country road. His wounds included road rash and a deep tissue wound to his back right leg. A good Samaritan found him and took him to the vet, who then turned Dean in to the Breckinridge County Animal Shelter.
Dec 28, 2019: Late last night, the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) received a pregnant mare and her weanling colt from the same herd where 20 horses were found shot dead on a strip mine near the Pike and Floyd County line on Dec. 17.
The two survivors are recovering at the Kentucky Humane Society’s Willow Hope Farm in Simpsonville KY.