Kentucky Humane Society Announces Pet Adoption Changes

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – The Kentucky Humane Society will no longer have adoption facilities at Feeders Supply locations in the Louisville area. The organization will now centralize its adoptions at three key sites. You can adopt cats and dogs from KHS East Campus at 1000 Lyndon Lane, their Sam Swope Pet Treatment & Lifesaving Center on Steedly Drive, and Purrfect Day Café on Bardstown Road.

Having three major adoption centers will help ensure adopters have a wider variety of adoptable pets to choose from. As Kentucky’s largest pet adoption agency, KHS expects to continue to find homes for approximately 6,000 pets annually. The three adoption centers will also help ensure that KHS can best meet the medical and behavioral needs of shelter animals and increase efficiency, ensuring that donor money is put to good use.

“We are so grateful to Feeders Supply and the over 65,000 pets they have helped us place in forever homes since 1997. Feeders Supply was one of the first pet supply stores in the nation to partner with an animal shelter, and they’re a big reason why Louisville is a leader in the pet adoption movement. We will continue to partner with them in a variety of ways that do not include permanent adoption centers,” said Karen Koenig, KHS vice president of animal welfare.

“Feeders Supply feels fortunate to have had a 23-year partnership with the Kentucky Humane Society,” said Brannon Dixon, CEO of Feeders Supply Company. “While we are disappointed that KHS is closing the seven permanent adoption centers in our stores, we look forward to continuing our partnership in other ways and supporting their vital pet retention and education programs.”

In addition to offering the largest selection of adoptable pets in the state, KHS plans to continue to expand pet keeping services as they believe it is the best way to keep pets. pet outside of shelters in the first place. KHS offers a wide variety of services to help struggling pet owners, including low-cost neutering surgeries, behavior training, telephone counseling, pet food, and veterinary assistance. Families in need of assistance are encouraged to call the KHS Pet Helpline at 502-509-3748.

The Steedly Drive location will open for adoptions in mid-July. To respect social distancing, the three adoption centers require appointments to be made online in advance and do not accept walk-in visits.

Click here for more information on the adoption process and to schedule an appointment.

For more information on Purrfect Day Cafe, click here.

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