Kentucky Week for the Animals 2018

KY Week is spotlighting shelters, leaders and orgs daily across the entire state. Your ideas and suggestions are welcome as we work together to build this exciting week designed to celebrate the amazing animals of Kentucky! 
Contact us and we will brainstorm/work to create the purrfect event with you. 
See Page 1 of Events at
     Saturday, April 28th                          10:00  am -2:00 pm  
Creatures Great & Small Adoption Day

Petsmart 2929 James Sanders Boulevard   Paducah, KY 42001          (270) 575-9300

Come see us at Petsmart.  I'm sure we have one that you like.  We have a lot of sweet loving pets that need homes.  270-495-0773 

Our foster group continually shares the care for over 20 dogs and 50 cats, plus any horses who are in our rescue at any given time. We also always need volunteers in the following areas: Help at events, pickup and delivery, foster support (repairs, setup) , preparation for events, serve on the fundraising committee .  See our adoptables at
Saturday, April 28th    10:00 am til
Earth Day Festival in Lancaster 

School Grounds 599 Industry Rd  Lancaster, KY 40444

Free Family Fun Music-Food-Vendors Educational Workshops & Exhibits-Free trees & seeds  ..Rain or Shine

On Earth Day, enjoy the tonic of fresh air, contact with the soil, and companionship with nature! Walk through the woods in search of emerging wildflowers and green moss. Go outside, no matter the weather!
Saturday, April 28th 10:00 am-12:00 noon
Pet First Aid and CPR class
Life House Adoption Shelter 14 Fido Ct  Frankfort, Kentucky

A Pet First Aid and CPR class will be held at LIFE House on Saturday, April 28. Registration is $25 per person before April 25, $30 after that. A morning class will be offered from 10:00 a.m. until noon, limited to 25 participants. If this class fills, a second one will be offered from 1:00-3:00 p.m..You can register in person at the shelter from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and 9:00 a.m. until 12 noon on Saturdays, from April 7-25, 2018. Mailed payments MUST be received by April 20.
Saturday, April 28th                            10:30 am - 11:30 am
 Shaker Village Farm & Historic Centre 
The Historic Centre
3501 Lexington Road     Harrodsburg KY 40330   800.734.5611 ext. 211

Admission to Shaker Village grants you full access to The Historic Centre, The Farm and The Preserve, with a full day of self-guided and staff-led tours, talks, demonstrations, hands-on activities, farm experiences and more. Visit the Artist Studios, hike the trails, check out the bird blind and stop in to see our seasonal exhibits.

Shaker Village is a landmark destination that shares 3,000 acres of discovery in the spirit of the Kentucky Shakers. Home to the third largest Shaker community in the country between 1805 and 1910, Shaker Village manages the country’s largest private collection of original 19th century buildings and is the largest National Historic Landmark in Kentucky.
Saturday, April 28th                   11:00 am- 4:00 pm
Crazy Cats Adoptions

Petsmart      1060 Hansel Avenue   Florence KY 41042    (859) 525-9215

See our loving animals by visiting our website. Come and see our adoptable animals and take one home with you. be a forever loving family to a special animal deserving a second chance. 
We are an all foster based cat rescue, all of our cats are fostered in our volunteer’s homes, and we do not have a physical location. 

We are very active in TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return). We personally go out and trap friendly and feral cats and their kittens, when the cats are Feral they are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and returned to their colony and when they are friendly we evaluate, fully vet, and foster them until they are adopted. When the funding is available we also supply food to low income individuals who care for feral colonies.
 Saturday, April 28th 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
BlueGrass Pug Rescue Adoptions 

Feeder's Supply - 12949 Shelbyville Road - Middletown, Kentucky  40243

Meet our Adoptable Pugs!
Click here to complete an adoption application (applications also accepted for "coming soon" Pugs). Be sure to check out our Facebook page for frequent photo updates and stories! 

Bluegrass Pug Rescue's mission is to rescue abused, abandoned, homeless unwanted Pugs, rehabilitate them and place them into loving, permanent adoptive homes in Kentucky. 
​                                   Saturday, April 28th       11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Molly's Mutts & Sparky Adoption Day

Petsmart 5241 Frederica St. Owensboro, Kentucky 42301 (270) 688-0412

Come out and meet our loving adoptables. Molly’s Mutts is a non-profit volunteer organization that is dedicated to rescuing orphan animals from the local pound and abandoned animals in Webster County and surrounding areas. We pride ourselves in finding loving homes to foster and adopt these loving companions. 

Our goal is to give them a temporary, loving home while providing vaccinations, spay or neutering, and finding forever homes for every animal that passes through our doors. Donations are always accepted. Organization founded in 2012, but our family has been saving dogs for decades!  Visit
Saturday, April 28th           11:00 am-1:00 pm 
Bark for Life at Cove Springs

Bark for Life Franklin County- Cove Springs Rd, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is a fundraising event honoring the life-long contributions of our canine caregivers. 

These dogs demonstrate unconditional love, joy, compassion, and no judgments of cancer survivors' abilities or appearances.                                                   
Saturday, April 28th    12:00 noon-2:00 pm 
Lexington Vegans Meetup at Blue Sushi Grill 

Blue Sushi  105 Summit at Fritz Farm, STE 130, Lexington, KY 40517  (859) 554-4452

This is a group for people who like to eat vegan food. You do not have to be a vegan, just open to enjoying plant-based food with other people. To see calendar and contact info visit
Saturday , April 28th         12:00-4:00 pm 
Shelby County Humane Society Adoptions

Shelby County Humane 400 Hudson Blvd Shelbyville, Kentucky ​ Call (502) 633-4033

To provide a safe haven for companion animals needing shelter, food, medical care and a chance for a new life. A place where animal lovers come and interact with animals in an environment centered around the animals physical & emotional needs.
                                                   Saturday, April 28th                            12 noon-4:00 pm
Hardin County Animal Shelter Offsite Adoptions 

Pet Supplies Plus  209 Towne Drive  Elizabethtown, KY 42701-
  PSP store 270-506-3570    Shelter phone Phone: 270-769-3428

Adoptions are done by application. Adoption hours are 12-4 pm on Saturday. Stop by and find your "Fur-Ever" friend.

Animal Control presently has 3 Animal Control Officers on staff and 3 employees that work in the shelter. We also have a staff of volunteers, if you would like to become a volunteer contact the office to fill out an application.  Sharon Gregory mgr.  See loving adoptables.
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Saturday, April 28th                                Call for visit 
Northern Kentucky Parrot Rescue

Northern Kentucky Parrot Rescue                              5255 Courtney Court 
Independence KY 41051 

Please contact us for availability and forms for adoption. We require a visit and we do background checks for the best home for all our parrots. You must call 859-359-4004 to make appointment! We carefully take care of your parrot while your away. You need a current vet check, and our rates are 10.00 per day.

Saturday, April 21st  & Everyday
Adopt A Kentucky Shelter Pet, Volunteer, Donate, Foster

Kentucky Animal Shelters

       Saturday, April 28th                     All Day
Lexington Humane Society Ways to Get Involved

LHS Main Campus
1600 Old Frankfort Pike    Lexington, KY 40504     (859) 233-0044

Visit our website to see adoptables at
Hamburg Pavilion  (859) 264-1742

If you witness suspected abuse or mistreatment of an animal in Fayette County, please contact Lexington-Fayette Animal Care & Control, LLC immediately at (859) 255-9033.  Your information can be kept confidential.  For more information, click here.
If you need to contact Lexington-Fayette Animal Care & Control call 255-9033 x 221 for the dispatcher or visit their website at
    Saturday, April 28th                                         12:00 noon - 6:00 pm
Lexington Humane Society Community Programs 
1600 Old Frankfort Pike   Lexington, KY 40504    (859) 233-0044

Canines Helping Our Military Personnel (CHOMP): We partner with the KY National Guard to provide select dogs to approved veterans free of adoption fees 

Humane Education: Shelter tours; portable information centers; and speakers visiting schools, groups, and businesses to educate on responsible pet ownership—call (859) 233-0044 for more information
Saturday, April 28th                         12:00 noon- Call for visit
L.I.F.E. for Pets (Life Inc.)
L.I.F.E. for Pets (Life Inc.)
P.O. Box 4304     Winchester, KY 40392

Life for Pets runs TNR program and feeds feral cats in Winchester and Lexington, KY.  Thank you for support.
L.I.F.E. for Pets is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization based in Clark County that is dedicated in giving homeless animals a chance for a better life by rescuing, fostering and adopting animals into loving homes. We are a group of volunteers concerned about pet overpopulation and educating the public on the importance of spaying and neutering. With no government funding, we rely solely on donations and fundraising efforts to care for and place these animals in carefully screened adoptive homes.    Pls visit
Saturday, April 28th             12:00 noon-til
Greyhound Pets of America Lexington, KY Chapter  

GPA. Box 910116, Lexington, KY 40591      Lexington, KY 40503

GPA is a 501(c)3 non-profit all volunteer organization dedicated to finding responsible, loving homes for retired racing Greyhounds.  GPA/Lexington serves the Lexington area as well as surrounding counties. Visit the GPA Lexington Store!!A portion of each purchase will be donated to GPA Lexington! Sherry Becker  President  (859) 266-5912. VP Bev Glass
859-227-9852 Pls visit

The retired racing greyhound is an adaptable, loyal, and affectionate companion. We are dedicated to finding good homes for these gentle dogs through public awareness of their availability. Their unique qualities make them unparalleled as devoted companions. See adpotables.
Saturday, April 28th   1:00 pm-3:00 pm 
S.A.V.E Pet Adoptions   

Hollywood Feed  4078 Finn Way Lexington, KY 40517  (859) 327-3813

The Hollywood Feed store in Lexington hosts in-store dog and cat adoptions with Kentucky S.A.V.E every Saturday from 1 – 3 p.m. The store is located at 4078 Finn Way, Suite 120, in Lexington. Kentucky S.A.V.E., which stands for Saving Animals, Volunteering, Educating, is a non-profit animal rescue dedicated to caring, helping, training and placing homeless, abandoned, abused, injured and ill domestic animals throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. For more information, visit
Saturday, April 21st                2:00 pm- til 
Honeybee Hive Installation at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest 
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest 2075 Clermont Rd,  Clermont, KY 
(502) 955-8512

Join the Bernheim Beekeepers in welcoming 10,000 honeybees to their new home! From the safety of the Wildlife Viewing Room, visitors can watch as the bees are moved from delivery package to hive. Beekeepers will guide visitors through the installation process and provide the fascinating “buzz” about beekeeping efforts at Bernheim. 

FREE; $5 per car weekend fee for applies for non-members. Program is weather dependent. Participants are encouraged to arrive early, as space fills quickly,
Sunday, April 28th      1:00 pm- 
Somernites Cruise
Pulaski Humane Society at Opening Cruise Weekend!

Somernites Cruise, Inc. • KY Business Hwy 80  • Somerset, KY 42502 ​

"The purpose of the Humane Society shall be the prevention of cruelty to animals,
the education of the community with regards to proper care and treatment of animals, the active promotion of spay/neuter programs, and the encouragement of pro-animal legislation."

Somernites Cruise is an amazing free, monthly car event that regularly draws 1000+ show cars and trucks to beautiful and historic downtown Somerset, Kentucky every fourth Saturday, April through October. The event is always rain or shine. Adopt one our loving pets.
Saturday, April 28th                                6:00 pm til 
Humane Society of Vandenbergh
Benefit Dinner & Auction  "Unleash Your Inner Hero "
Holiday Inn Evansville Airport
7101 U.S. 41     Evansville, IN 47725 ( Just across border)

The evening features dinner and both silent & live auctions. This event typically raises over $40,000 for the VHS budget each year.
The Vanderburgh Humane Society’s 23rd annual Going, Going, Gone to the Dogs! Benefit Dinner & Auction, sponsored by Pet Food Center and Jack Rogers Realty, will be held Saturday, April 28th, 2018 at the Holiday Inn Evansville Airport. This year’s theme is, “UnLeash Your Inner Hero” and the event just so happens to fall on National Superhero Day!

The auction will feature a preview cocktail party, dinner, and both silent and live auctions. Higher-valued items, unique items, or packages with high interest will be featured in the live portion of this successful event.

Tickets are on sale now! Individuals begin at $75 per plate, with benefactor tickets available at $125 and corporate tables of 10 available at $1250. Tickets will not be sold at the door, so patrons should plan accordingly and make advance reservations. The dress for this event is business casual or themed wear.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. To list your company as an event sponsor, please contact Amanda Coburn at (812) 426-2563 ext. 218 or

The Humane Society of Vandenbergh
The Humane Society  would like to try to reduce the numbers of unwanted animals by  in the form of VERY LOW cost spay and neuters to families that are on supplemental, low, or no income (with documentation).

Please visit our website at for a list of upcoming community events, and for more ways on how to help us continue to offer our lifesaving programs!  
Adoption & animal viewing hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm CST. We are open for one additional hour (12:00-7:00) on Fridays. 
General business hours begin at 9:00 am, Tuesday through Saturday in the front lobby. VIEWING & ADOPTION hrs begin at 12 noon. Vanderburgh Humane Society
400 Millner Industrial Drive Evansville, IN 47710( just across state line)
 Sunday,  April 29th                                                        10:30 am -2:00 pm
Wolf Run Wildlife Sanctuary Weekend Events 
Wolf Run 
7376 Old Danville Road       Nicholasville, Kentucky  40356
*just south of the Camp Nelson Heritage Park and military cemetery

Wolf Run Wildlife Refuge and Educational Facility, Inc.  began its lifesaving efforts in 1993. The facility, located in Nicholasville, KY, was enacted to help innocent animals find a world that was safe, free from abuse and a permanent sanctuary for those that could not be released back into the wild. Wolf Run has grown into a state and USDA licensed educational facility that houses Kentucky native wildlife as well as  African lions to South American cougars, from Wolves and Coyotes to our native Whitetail deer. We work to offer each of them an existence that closely mimics their natural habitats. It is our intense compassion and devotion to caring for these animals that makes Wolf Run Wildlife Refuge such a wonderful place! 

If you wish to contact Wolf Run Wildlife Refuge regarding volunteer opportunities, wildlife in need of rescue, tours, or any other matters please do so through our email at and a volunteer will be in touch with you as soon as possible.  We are open for special events the last weekend of each month beginning in April and running through November. Please check our events page for details. 

We also rescue homeless, abused, neglected, abandoned, unwanted, and senior dogs and other pets along with other domestic and farm animals in hopes of healing them physically and emotionally then finding quality homes for them to reside in.  phone (859) 881-3449

​Sunday, April 29th           12:00 noon-5:00 pm
Franklin County Humane Society Adoptions 

Franklin County Humane   1041 Kentucky Ave        Frankfort, KY 40601 

 The demand on the shelter to provide the community with animal control services is great and space is limited. Due to this a foster care program has been started and rescues transfer efforts are being utilized. Your time, talents, and input are invaluable to help our animals.

Shelter Open 12:00-5:00pm -- Tuesday thru Sunday (502) 875-PAWS

Sunday, April 29th  12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
'Suds on Sunday'
 Hosted by Earth Dog Spa & Apawthecary and 
Pet Wants Lex

Pet Wants Lex 321 S Ashland Ave, Lexington, Kentucky 40502

Our friends at Earth Dog Spa will be on site sudsing up pups for $20 and nail trims for $5. The Bassett rescue of Kentuckiana will also be with us to kick off their yearly shoe drive. All proceeds from the wash and 10% of Pet Wants daily sales will be donated to the rescue. Give your pup a deserving spaw day and help out a great cause!! Visit
Sunday, April 29th                           1:00 pm- 3:00 pm

Louisville Nature Center       3745 Illinois Avenue      Louisville, KY 40213

Plant Sale •Margaret Shea’s Dropseed Nursery native plants  •Annuals, herbs and vegetables from Wallitsch Garden Center •Perennials, shrubs, vegetables & more from the Jefferson County Master Gardener Association •Vendors with a variety of items

Garden Auction Door Prize – Raffle Food Truck Music by Hominy and Grizz
Your Source for Rain Barrels This event is a major fundraiser for both of these
501c3 non-profit organizations No Pets Please  

For more information, call us at (502) 458-1328 Located at the corner of Brownsboro Road and Story Avenue in front of the Beargrass Creek Pumping Station and at the trail head for the Butchertown Greenway.
Sunday, April 29th      1:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pittie Rescue Paint Your Pet – Fundraiser

Wine Paper Scissors,   45 N. Main Street,       Manteno, IL 60950

Join It’s A Pittie Rescue at ‘Wine Paper Scissors’ and paint your pet with instructor Andrew Palmer! A portion of the proceeds will be donation to It’s A Pittie Rescue. Along with any on-line Make IT For Me or in workshop purchases on the day of the event. We will also have a fun Raffle so be sure to bring some cash. :)
Sunday, April 29th         1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Suds on Sunday Dog Washes + PAWS Adoption Event

Pet Wants Lex      321 S. Ashland Ave     Lexington, KY 40502 ​859-948-3333

Get your spring cleaning done, including the pup!! $20 dog washes by Earthdog with our locally made organic shampoo by 4-Legger. Don’t have a furry friend yet? Paris Animal Welfare society will have animals available for a furever adoption as well! All dog wash proceeds as well at 15% of Pet Wants daily sales will be donated to PAWS!🐾 
PAWS Phone: 859-988-9800.        Website is
Sunday, April 29th and Ongoing 
KY  K-9 Search and Reunite Services

K9 Search           1941 Bishop Lane, Ste 707            Louisville, KY 40218. 

KYK9 Search and Reunite Services uses search dogs to find missing persons and reunite families.  KYK9 is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.  If a person is missing, CALL 911 or your local police.  KYK9 can then be contacted at 502-295-7972.  
Sunday, April 29th   Ongoing
The Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter Low Cost Spay & Neuter

Knox-Whitley Shelter    66 Busy Lane         Corbin, KY 40701

We will have with as many dogs from the shelter and that are in foster care as we can. To see our dogs for adoption, check them out here.

The Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter is a 501c3 registered non-profit organization located in Corbin, Kentucky, serving the following 4 counties: Knox, Whitley, Clay and McCreary.  We are dedicated to placing abandoned or relinquished animals into appropriate homes.  

Many people realize the benefit of spaying or neutering but find it difficult to pay the costs associated with this procedure.  Thankfully, The Knox Whitley Animal Shelter is willing to help those who qualify for financial assistance.  Please see below for details and contact the shelter for further information.  We’re here to help stop the cycle of unwanted pets, so  call   606-526-6925.
              Everyday                                   Check in Time 11:00 am
Stay With Your Pet(s) at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park
20781 Pennyrile Lodge Rd.    Dawson Springs, KY 42408    Phone: (270) 797-3421

The rustic wood and stone Pennyrile Lodge, with 24 rooms, sits serenely on a high cliff overlooking Pennyrile Lake. Open year-round. Rooms available by late afternoon. Lodge room check-out by 11:00am, local time. A limited number of lodge rooms will be available for pets. No more than two pets are allowed per room/cottage. Facility & Trail Map 
Horse Trails    Bluewater Canoe Trail   Mountain Bike Trails  
Interactive Adventure Map
April and Ongoing
Central Kentucky Riding for Hope Volunteers Needed
-Enriching the lives of disabled individuals, children and adults, through therapeutic activities involving the horse-

KY Horse Park  4185 Walt Robertson Rd        Lexington, KY40511

Central Kentucky Riding for Hope provides both mounted and non-mounted Equine Assisted Activites. Therapeutic Riding and Hippotherapy are just two of the programs offered. CKRH partners with many Lexington area organizations including Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation, The Veterans Administration as well as Hospice of the Bluegrass and many local schools.

 Whether mounted or non-mounted, each participant interacts with a trusted, accepting horse and is supported by dedicated volunteers, experienced instructors and therapists. Why the horse? The horse's strength, warmth, soothing rhythm and three-dimensional movement pattern provides healthy exercise while improving circulation and muscle tone. 

The responsibility associated with horsemanship and social interactions within the program benefit our participants physically, mentally, and emotionally by raising self-confidence and encouraging independence through goal attainment.  Kerri 859-231-7066

Mission Statement CKRH's purpose is to enrich the lives of disabled individuals, children and adults, through therapeutic activities involving the horse. CKRH works with physical, mental, emotional and developmental challenges with clients over 4 years of age.  Visit
Sunday, April 29th Ongoing
Paws 4 a Cause ....Paducah, KY 
Our goal for the future is that there are no unwanted, unloved, or abandoned animals. Our purpose is to easily bring together pets with families.

We are dedicated to improving the welfare of every animal in our community through shelter, placement, spay / neuter education and awareness.  Paws 4 a Cause is also a monthly publication distributed around Paducah and surrounding areas. Look for advice, training tips and adoption information in every issue.
Adopt A Shelter Pet, Volunteer, Donate 

Kentucky Animal Shelters

Shelters & Rescue Groups


Kentucky Orgs & Sanctuaries
Sunday, April 29th Ongoing 
Kentucky State Parks
Bowling Green-Warren County Humane Society
Year Round Low cost Spay & Neuter & open clinic

Bowling Green Humane Society
1925 Old Louisville Rd            Bowling Green, KY 42103

We accept dogs/cats from out of state & out of county, anyone willing to drive is welcome!   (270) 842-8572
Dogs (spay/neuter)- $65.......Cats (spay/neuter)- $45
Call 270-842-8572 or 270-783-9404 for details
You must come to the shelter & fill out the required paperwork & pre-pay in order to make an appointment. If you are out of county or out of state, please feel welcome to make an appointment & pay over the phone via credit card.
Sunday, April 29th  Ongoing Call for appts. 
Kentucky Horse Adoptions

Want to know when new horses are posted? Subscribe to Rescue Alerts. Need to find a home for an animal? Post Animals for Adoption. 
Animals posted on Rescue Me! are viewed by thousands every day and most find homes fast! Each week stray animals, animals at shelters, and animals from families forced to move suddenly are posted here. The vast majority are adopted in a very short time. Do you have an animal emergency? Post or find your animal now!
Monday, April 30th     4:00 pm 8:00 pm
Panera fundraiser! Hosted by LIFE House for Animals

Panera Bread Frankfort 101 West Ridge Drive, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

Help raise money for LIFE House for Animals by dining at the Frankfort Panera Bread on Monday, April 30 from 4:00-8:00 p.m.! Show the flyer on your mobile device when you place your order. You can also order ahead online - just be sure to use Promo Code "FUND". You may also print the flyer and show it at checkout. Thank you for helping us help homeless animals!
 April and Ongoing -See event calendar 
EarthSave Louisville

EarthSave Louisville Chapter     PO Box 4397             Louisville, KY 40204 
Phone 502.299.9520 

EarthSave Louisville educates people about the extremely powerful and documented effects our food choices have on the environment, our health and all life on Earth, and encourages an ever-transitioning shift toward a healthy, plant-based diet. Visit

Make a Difference Today and Join EarthSave! If you believe in EarthSave's work, and you're not a member yet, now is the time to join. Members share in the pride of supporting an organization that is influencing opinions and educating thousands about the compelling health, compassion and environmental reasons for choosing a plant-based diet.
Upcoming on Sunday, May 6, 2018! 
Old Friends Equine 14th Annual Homecoming May 6, 2018!

Old Friends      1841 Paynes Depot Rd.      Georgetown, KY 40324
Phone: 502-863-1775

Join in for the annual "Homecoming" and enjoy a BBQ Buffet, live music, a live & silent auction of equine art, jewelry, and racing memorabilia. Special guest: Eclipse-Award winning photographer Barbara Livingston, who will be signing copies of her new book Old and New Friends ($39.95) Tickets are $25, kids under 12 free.  For reservations call the farm or visit

AT OLD FRIENDS, the non-profit Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, KY, the horses may not be racing anymore, but they are winners every day. Founded in 2003 by former Boston Globe film critic Michael Blowen, Old Friends now cares for more than 150 horses across three states whose racing and breeding careers came to an end. A “living history museum of horse racing”, the farm attracts nearly 20,000 tourists annually.

The 501 (c) 3 was formed in 2003, propelled by news that Kentucky Derby winner Ferdinand had died in a slaughterhouse. We started with one leased paddock and two horses. By 2014 we hadgrown into a 136-acre owned farm, additional leased acres, and a satellite facility in NY. In all, Old Friends supports over 150 rescued and retired Thoroughbreds.  
Sunday, April Ongoing
Saving Kentucky Shelter Animals 

Saving Kentucky Shelter Animals has been created to connect rescues,adopters, fosters with shelter animals to increase state-wide save rates. We post all information made available to us. Any additional questions can be answered by contacting the shelter directly. 

We hope, through this page, we can not only save lives, but use this opportunity as a platform to educate Kentucky Residents on the importance of responsible pet ownership. Our goal is simple: Work together. Save lives. Please join us, in our venture to increase save rates within the great state of Kentucky!

Wonderful resource!
Extensive List of Low Cost Spay Neuter Clinics!

Saving Kentucky Shelter Animals, Inc

              -All 4 Paws, Georgetown, KY: 502-370-4086
              -Critters Without Litters, Harrodsburg, KY: 859-734-0199
              -Hope Spay/Neuter Clinic, Versailles, KY: 859-873-HOPE (4673)
             -Bourbon County Low Cost S/N Clinic, Paris, KY: 859-293-9397
History of Old Friends Book 
A Home for Retired Thoroughbreds 
Publisher: The History Press     

This is the story of the creation of Old Friends, a Thoroughbred retirement farm in Georgetown, Ky., by Michael Blowen, who turned a dream into reality.

Like many before him in the Bluegrass State, Michael Blowen, a former Boston Globe entertainment writer, fell in love with horses, specifically Thoroughbreds. The reality beyond the racetracks, he knew, was that each day a Thoroughbred was in the spotlight, for some of these distinguished athletes, their days were numbered. For that reason, he dreamed of finding a way to give them a dignified retirement after they completed their rigorous racing careers. When he opened the Thoroughbred retirement farm Old Friends in Kentucky in 2003, he never dreamed his idea would grow so big, so fast. Today, Old Friends is home to more than 130 horses, many of them stallions, as well as geldings, mares and one loveable miniature horse named Little Silver Charm. Join journalist and horse lover Rick Capone for the story of Old Friends and the horses that call the arm home.
50% of the sales of this book is donated to Old Friends.

CALL 502-863-1775    $19.99 plus $5.00 shipping.   Visit
1. Fulton County Animal Shelter       2. Carlisle County Animal Shelter
3. Tri-County Animal Shelter (Albany, KY)
4. Garrard County Animal Shelter
5. Kentucky River Regional Animal Shelter (Hazard, KY)
6. Spencer County Animal Shelter
7. Martin County Animal Shelter     8. Greenup County Animal Shelter
9. Estill County Animal Shelter
10. Crittenden County Animal Shelter
11. Marion County Animal Shelter    12. Green River Animal Shelter
13. Ballard County Animal Control   14. Robertson County Animal Shelter
15. Floyd County Animal Shelter   16. Breckinridge County Animal Shelter
17. Anderson County Animal Shelter  18. Butler County Animal Shelter
19. Muhlenberg County Animal Shelter   20. Lincoln County Animal Shelter
21. Clark County Animal Shelter   22. Ward Vet Clinic (Hickman, KY)
23. Caldwell County Animal Shelter  24. McLean County Animal Shelter
25. Morgan County Animal Shelter  26. Rockcastle County Animal Shelter
Visit Kentucky Dog Parks!
See extensive list.
Sunday, April 30th  Ongoing
'Let Freedom Ring' For Kentucky's Chained Dogs

Table of State Dog Tether Laws

Find your Legislator. Contact Them With Your Concerns on Chained & Tethered Dogs. Work with fence building groups in the area. Form coalition(s).

Logan County Humane Society Low Cost Spay & Neuter 

Logan County Humane Society 
550 Sportsman Club Rd. Russellville, KY 42276 

 If you acquired your pet from someplace other than the Logan County shelter, our veterinary services will perform a spay or neuter surgery when your pet is 12 weeks of age or older for a fee. This is done through our low-cost spay and neuter program. Phone 270.726.2186 

Cost for the spay or neuter depends on the size of the pet. 
$35 All cats $45 Small dogs under 40 pounds  
$55 Dogs 45 - 90 pounds $65 Dogs over 90 pounds 
It will be an additional $5 per pet for a rabies vaccine. Please contact us about low cost options for spay and neuter! Visit website at
Justice For Abused Animals Inc. Central Kentucky

To seek justice for abused animals, getting charges brought against the abusers and supporting the animal cruelty case in court and to assist in the seeking of medical treatment for the abused animals we fight for. Awesome organization! Visit & help!

About JFAA - We are an organization that depends on DONATIONS to help with the animal cruelty in our surrounding counties. For animals that are being abused or neglected, in any way, we seek charges against the Abusers - attending the court meetings and getting justice for the abused animals - and we seek to place the abused animals in a forever home, with lots of love and care. All of our animals and spayed/neutered prior to adoption. Jamey, founder, is amazing! Phone 606-523-0053 
 Sunday, April 29th                    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm  local time 
  A Prayer for the Animals
~An official Kentucky Week for the Animals event~

Join others who would like to observe a moment of prayer for the precious animals. We are requesting prayers from 6-7 pm local time.   This is a multi-faith observance. Light a candle. 
Wherever you are, if you can observe a moment for the animals who need us...that collective energy will surely grow and bring light to our cause to love, assist and help them from any and all suffering. 

For ideas on this activity:
Monday, April 30th       5:00 pm-9:00 pm 
The Arrow Fund at HappyTail Hour
 Hosted by Louisville Metro Animal Services and 
Kentucky Derby Festival

Louisville Waterfront Park - Great Lawn    231 Witherspoon Street, 
Louisville, KY 40202

Join us for Happy Tail Hour -- an official Kentucky Derby Festival event!
You won't want to miss this pet-friendly cocktail evening inside Fest-a-Ville at Waterfront park!
Support LMAS while enjoying music, food, vendors, games & more!
Walker Montgomery performs live!
***Free Admission with a 2018 Pegasus Pin.​

The Arrow Fund: Providing medical treatment to animals who are victims of extreme torture, abuse, and neglect. Please see
For inquiries regarding adoptions, please contact
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact
For general inquiries, please contact
Sunday, April 29th ongoing  
SOAR(Speak Out And Rescue) Educational Group 

​SOAR is an all volunteer organization based in Georgetown, Kentucky focusing on the plight of dogs chained continuously outdoors. SOAR was formed to speak out on behalf of chained, abused, and neglected dogs, and to help rescue those in need.

SOAR works with other animal welfare groups and helps transport, advocate and educate, to create better living conditions for all animals.

SOAR Checks on Chained and Penned dogs that have been reported.
If you know of a chained or penned dog in the counties of: Scott, Fayette, Clark, Franklin, Woodford, Bourbon, Anderson or Harrison that needs our assistance, private message us or call the SOAR line @ 859-621-0079.

SOAR supports legislation for stiffer penalties for animal abuse and works with state and local governments to change laws and ordinances. SOAR President, Tracy Miller

If you can help with fostering or work with us on unchaining dogs legislation, Contact us.  
Congratulations to Tracy who along with fellow advocates was able to get a NO CHAINING law passed in Frankfort in December 2010. No dog can be chained unless accompanied with person who is 14 yrs old there with them. Let's work on no chaining every dog. 

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