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Kentucky Week for the Animals 2017




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
http://www.kentuckyanimals.org/information.html
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   Saturday, April 29th 10:00 am -2:00 pm
Spring is for the Birds! Birdhouse Exhibit & Silent Auction - 
April 21 to May 7 State Botanical Garden of Kentucky

The Arboretum 500 Alumni Drive Lexington, KY 40503

Activities:
· Many children’s activities. Silent Auction closing and reception May 7, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Website is www.ca.uky.edu/Arboretum

FREE! The Arboretum provides an ever-changing show of color, sights and sounds. Come check out our attractions. The view changes constantly. Check out the Kentucky Children's Garden!  http://www2.ca.uky.edu/arboretum/Childrens_Garden.php
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   Saturday, April 29th                             10:00 am-2:00 pm 
LifeHouse Animals Cat Adoptions

Pet Valu 7000 John Davis Drive, Suite 300 Frankfort, KY 40601

LIFE House for Animals will be at Pet Valu from for cat adoptions. Shelter adoptions
http://www.lifehouse4animals.org/Adopt.aspx
Our hours are Monday 9-11 & 1-5 Tuesday 9-1 & 2-5 Wednesday 10-4 Thursday 9-5
Friday 9-1 & 2-5 Saturday 9-12 Sunday CLOSED

 We are a volunteer operated organization .L.I.F.E. House for animals was established in 1997 by three board members who saw a need for a no euthanasia pet adoption facility dedicated to finding loving homes for pets in need. 
LIFE House for Animals is a no-kill canine and feline adoption facility with limited access. Our mission is to nurture, celebrate, and reinforce the human-animal bond with successful animal adoptions, preventing overpopulation of pets and providing community education and awareness of animal issues. Our mission is accomplished by making permanent placements based on the individual needs of the animals and adopters. 502-875-FIDO (3436) Visit http://www.lifehouse4animals.org/
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Saturday, April 29th                   10:00 am-6:00 pm   
Animals Can Talk​
Festival of Healing and Spirtual Awareness

Shelbyville Fairgrounds - Floral Hall      1513 Midland Trail      Shelbyville, KY 40066

Bring your dog or cat out to see me!!!! If you can't bring your pet, bring me a current face picture. I will be providing one-on-one readings for you and/or your pets! Animals can be living or crossed over, as well as, humans. Just create a list of questions you would like to ask and bring it with you for your session. Sessions are first come, first serve. Sessions are 15 minutes =$40.00 and a 30 minute sessions=$60.00. Spend the day with some fantastic readers, healers and spiritual metaphysical people. Fun for all.  Saturday 10a-6p   Sunday 12noon-6p.  Visit http://www.animalscantalk.com/upcoming-events
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Saturday, April 29th                          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 http://www.helpthecreatures.com/
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Saturday, April 29th                            10:30 am - 11:30 am
 Shaker Village 
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.
http://shakervillageky.org/event/pet-parade/
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Saturday, April 29th                   11:00 am- 4:00 pm
Kentucky Tails 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.  http://www.kytailsinc.org/

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Saturday, April  29th     11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Pittie Rescue at Frankfort Township’s
 5th Annual Family and Pet Spring Fling

Frankfort Township Animal Control
9434 W. LaPorte Road, Mokena, IL 60449

Join It’s A Pittie Rescue at Frankfort Township’s 5th Annual Family and Pet Spring Fling! There will be food, vendors, raffles, microchipping for cats & dogs, demonstrations, and much more!

(All dogs must be leashed, cat leashed or in a carrier, and you must have an updated rabies tag and/or rabies certificate.)Please note that we do not perform onsite adoptions. http://rescueapittie.org/events/family-and-pet-spring-fling/
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                                                  Saturday, April 29th                        Ongoing
SOAR:Speak Out And Rescue Educational Group Focusing on Helping Chained Dogs

SOAR        North & Central Kentucky 

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 
Checs 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.
https://www.facebook.com/Speak-Out-And-Rescue-232873172587/

Kentucky Tails is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization incorporated in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  We are devoted to finding homes for stray or abandoned animals, reducing overpopulation & euthanasia rates, in conjunction with community education & action programs.         Our current needs are dry kitten & puppy food and litter.
SOAR       http://www.speakoutandrescue.org/

SOAR supports legislation for stiffer penalties for animal abuse and works with state and local governments to change laws and ordinances.
http://www.speakoutandrescue.org/
SOAR President, Tracy Miller tracy@speakoutandrescue.org

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.
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           Saturday, April 29th                            12 noon-4:00 pm
Hardin County Animal Shelter

Hardin Animal Shelter
220 Peterson Dr.     Elizabethtown, KY 42701    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.   http://www.hcky.org/animalcontrol.asp

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. 
https://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelterid=KY59
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Saturday, April 29th                                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 parrotsYou 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.  http://www.kyparrotrescue.org/
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GRRAND for Animals/ Kroger Card

Kroger  Stores    Louisville, KY 40601

Do you have a GRRAND Kroger card? GRRAND receives 4% of every purchase you make at Kroger on your GRRAND Kroger card. That means, if you spend $500 a month on groceries and/or fuel, GRRAND receives $20! It’s that easy!  Thank you to everyone who has a GRRAND Kroger card! If you would like to request one, please e-mail Mary Ann at krogercard@grrand.org Each Kroger card costs $5, but is pre-loaded with a $5 credit.  http://www.grrand.org/
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Everyday
Adopt A Kentucky Shelter Pet, Volunteer, Donate, Foster

Kentucky Animal Shelters 
http://www.animalshelter.org/shelters/Kentucky.asp

Petfinder
http://www.petfinder.com/awo/index.cgi?action
=state&state=KY&limit=100
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Ongoing 
Kentucky State Parks
http://parks.ky.gov/
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       Saturday, April 29th                     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 http://www.lexingtonhumanesociety.org/
SATELLITE ADOPTION CENTER AT PETSMART IN HAMBURG
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. 
http://www.lfacc.org/general-information/
If you need to contact Lexington-Fayette Animal Care & Control call 255-9033 x 221 for the dispatcher or visit their website at http://www.lfacc.org
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    Saturday, April 29th                                         12:00 noon - 6:00 pm
Lexington Humane Society Community Programs 
LHS
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   http://lexingtonhumanesociety.org/programs
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Saturday, April 29th                         12 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  https://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelterid=KY46
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Saturday, April 29th              1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Greyhound Pets of America Lexington, KY Chapter  

Petsmart\Pavillion        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     gpa@gpalex.org  (859) 266-5912. Pls visit http://www.gpalex.org/index.html

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Saturday, April 29th                                6:00 pm til 
Humane Society of Vandenbergh
Going, Gone of the Dogs Benefit Dinner & Auction
 "Game of Bones"
Holiday Inn Evansville Airport
7101 U.S. 41     Evansville, IN 47725 ( Just across border)

ontact: To become a sponsor or to donate auction items, contact:
Amanda D. Coburn
Special Events, Development, & Media
(812) 426-2563 ext. 218 a.coburn@vhslifesaver.org.

Save the date for the 22nd annual Going, Going, Gone to the Dogs Benefit Dinner & Auction! 2017's theme will be "Downton Tabby." Tickets go on sale soon!

The evening features dinner and both silent & live auctions. This event typically raises over $40,000 for the VHS budget each year.

Tickets begin at $75/plate.    Benefactor level: $125   Patron table of 10: $1,000
Corporate table of 10: $1,250 

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

The Humane Society of Vandenbergh  http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/IN190.html
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 www.vhslifesaver.org 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)
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 Sunday, April 30th   9:00 am- 12:00 noon
Omelettes and Mimosas Brunch at Maker's Mark Secretariat Center Fundraiser for the Horses 

 Maker's Mark Secretariat Center   4 089 Iron Works Pkwy.   Lexington, KY 40511   More Info: www.secretariatcenter.org

Join us for the first annual Omelette & Mimosa Brunch, to benefit the Maker's Mark Secretariat Center! Brunch, cocktails, music, demonstrations and more! All to benefit Thoroughbred reschooling and adoption.

Omelettes and Mimosas are the perfect way to kick off the last day of the Rolex Kentucky 3-Day event! This event is open to all ages, but you must be 21 years old or older to consume alcohol.

We are pleased to announce a special demonstration at the Omelette and Mimosa Brunch by eventer Tik Maynard and jockey Rosie Napravnik! Rosie and Tik will work and play with the adoptable OTTBs of the MMSC to show one of the crucial building blocks on the path to success with your own horses - HAVING FUN!
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 Sunday,  April 30th                                                        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 contactwolfrun@gmail.com 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.
 ceoatwrwrhope@aol.com  phone (859) 881-3449    http://wolfrun.org/
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​Sunday, April 30th           12:00 noon-5:00 pm
Franklin County Humane Society 

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.  http://fchsanimals.org/

Shelter Open 12:00-5:00pm -- Tuesday thru Sunday (502) 875-PAWS
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Sunday, April 30th                           1:00 pm- 3:00 pm
GARDENAGANZA

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.  http://www.louisvillenaturecenter.org/
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Sunday, April 30th         1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Suds on Sunday DogWashes + 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. PAWSinKY@aol.com        Website is http://www.pawspets.org/
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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.  
Visit http://www.kyk9.org/
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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. http://www.kwas.org/dogs/

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.
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              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   http://parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/pennyrile-forest/
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                 Sunday, April 30th                       4:00 pm-8:00 pm
Paws on the Patio Adoption Event for No Kill Louisville

The Cure Lounge
1250 Bardstown Rd,      Louisville, KY 40204   (502) 459-0022
http://www.nokill-louisville.com/contactus.htm

We are an all-volunteer organization comprised of a "working" Board of Directors, several committees, and many hard-working, compassionate volunteers who see our vision closer to fruition with every passing day!! Founded on April 22, 2010, we are recognized as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.   http://www.nokill-louisville.com/apps/calendar/
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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 http://www.ckrh.org
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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.  https://www.facebook.com/Paws4acausePaducah
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Adopt A Shelter Pet, Volunteer, Donate 

Kentucky Animal Shelters 
http://www.animalshelter.org/shelters/Kentucky.asp

Shelters & Rescue Groups
http://muttcats.com/shelters/kentucky.htm

Petfinder
http://www.petfinder.com/awo/index.cgi?action
=state&state=KY&limit=100

Kentucky Orgs & Sanctuaries
http://www.kentuckyliving.com/showcase/creature_animalrescue.html
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Ongoing
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! www.bgwchsky.org/   (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.
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 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
http://louisville.earthsave.org/   https://www.facebook.com/groups/earthsavelouisville/?fref=ts

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.
louisville@earthsave.org
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Upcoming 
Old Friends Equine 13th Annual Homecoming May 7, 2017!

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  http://www.oldfriendsequine.org/

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.            http://www.oldfriendsequine.org/
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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!
https://www.facebook.com/pages/
Saving-Kentucky-Shelter-Animals/229012927246783?id
=229012927246783&sk=info

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

Saving Kentucky Shelter Animals, Inc
http://www.savingkentuckyshelteranimals.org/
LowCostSpayNeuterClinics.html

              -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
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Ongoing 
The Shamrock Pet Foundation Thrift/Consignment Store

Wags-N-Wiggles       414 Baxter Avenue      Louisville, KY 40204

Do you have items around your home that you don't need or want anymore? Well, Wags-N-Wiggles has offered the Shamrock Pet Foundation the opportunity to raise funds in a new way. When you take items there for the purpose of selling and specify that when those items sell, the proceeds be donated to Shamrock, we will receive a check. It's that simple!   www.wagsnwigglesky.com    Phone 502-817-2224

The Shamrock Pet Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the lives of companion animals through proactive programs such as spay/neuter, public education and adoption options. We are a group of highly committed, unpaid volunteers who have a passion for our mission and its goals.
http://shamrockpets.com/
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Ongoing 
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 http://www.oldfriendsequine.org/articles/the-history-of-old-friends.html
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ANIMAL SHELTERS THAT NEED THE MOST HELP
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
http://www.wkyt.com/content/news/WKYT-Investigates-The-state-of-animal-shelters-in-Kentucky-390619671.html
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Ongoing
Visit Kentucky Dog Parks!
See extensive list.
http://www.doggoes.com/parks/kentucky
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Sunday, April 30th  Ongoing
'Let Freedom Ring' For Kentucky's Chained Dogs

Table of State Dog Tether Laws
https://www.animallaw.info/topic/table-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). 
http://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/
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​Ongoing 
Lexington Vegans 
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 http://www.meetup.com/Lexington-vegans/
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Ongoing 
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!
https://www.facebook.com/JFAAKY/timeline

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 
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 Sunday, April 30th                    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: http://www.animalworldusa.org/Inspiration.html
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Click on the swimming dolphins to hear "One Love."
2017 event calendar is growing daily ! 
Page 2 Events are Below in Green Box. 
Page 1 Events are at this link:
http://www.kentuckyanimals.org/information.html
2017 calendar page 2 is below. See Page 1 above.
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Old Friends Rail Trip is a featured horse, Click on Rail Trip to learn more.