KHS

11 August 2020

Old dogs have something to wag about this summer, as The Grey Muzzle Organization announces the recipients of its annual grants, and senior dogs assisted by the Kentucky Humane Society are among the winners.

KHS will use the $7,575 grant to help an estimated 51 financially struggling families keep their senior dogs happy, healthy and in their homes. The grant will provide veterinary care and other critical support to senior dogs whose owners live in poverty or who are experiencing economic hardship because of COVID-19.

07 August 2020

Saturday, August 8, is International Cat Day. It’s also the second anniversary of the opening of Purrfect Day Café in Louisville, one of the most successful cat café’s in the country. And earlier this week, Purrfect Day Café celebrated their 3,000th cat adoption.

In recognition of these milestones, Purrfect Day Café is inviting previous adopters to stop by the café this weekend for a social distancing celebration by having a drink on the café’s outdoor “catio” and sharing photos and stories on social media of the “furrever friends” they adopted at the café. There will be a sidewalk sale of café merchandise. The café is located at 1741 Bardstown Road in the Highlands.

06 July 2020

Participants invited to register, raise money, and walk between Aug. 7-9 to support homeless animals; register by July 22 to get a T-shirt

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the Kentucky Humane Society is changing its annual Waggin’ Trail Walk for the Animals to a virtual event. This means participants can choose to walk in their own neighborhoods, at a nearby park or even on a treadmill at home to help KHS save more lives.

20 July 2020

After 23 successful years of partnering with Feeders Supply, KHS to centralize adoptions at three locations and increase pet retention services

LOUISVILLE KY – For 23 years, the Kentucky Humane Society and Feeders Supply have partnered to find loving homes for shelter dogs and cats, with Feeders Supply stores providing space for KHS adoption centers.

But with changes in animal welfare, KHS has decided to centralize their adoptions to three key locations: their East Campus at 1000 Lyndon Lane, their Sam Swope Pet Treatment & Lifesaving Center at 241 Steedly Drive, and adoptions at Purrfect Day Café on Bardstown Road.

18 June 2020

Funding will help to save more animal lives throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic

Louisville, KY — The Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) for COVID-19 relief. The grant will help KHS fund essential lifesaving services during the pandemic.

The grant is part of the ASPCA’s national Relief and Recovery Initiative, which includes providing a minimum of $2 million in critical funding for animal welfare organizations whose programs, operations or fundraising capabilities have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

16 June 2020

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.

28 May 2020

Meet adoptable dogs and cats by booking an appointment! To facilitate social distancing, the Kentucky Humane Society is now offering adoptions by appointment at our East Campus at 1000 Lyndon Lane and at our Sam Swope Pet Treatment & Lifesaving Center at 241 Steedly Drive in Louisville. We are unable to allow walk-ins at this time, and appointments must be booked in advance.

26 May 2020

Dear Friend of the Animals,

The animals at the Kentucky Humane Society desperately need your help.

Hundreds of dogs, cats and horses are in need of lifesaving care, loving attention and forever homes.

And during the coronavirus pandemic, it’s become even more challenging to help these animals. Our resources are stretched to the limit.

18 May 2020

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.

15 May 2020

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.