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
http://www.kentuckyanimals.org/information.html
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     Saturday, April 27th                          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 27th      10:30 thru evening!
'Sons of Anarchy' Dinner & Ride 
~Sponsored by Bluegrass Harley-Davidson~
Ryan Hurst and Tommy Flanagan to Help Raise Money for 
Kentucky Humane Society Pets

Bluegrass Harley-Davidson    I-64 and Blankenbaker Parkway,  11701 Gateworth Way   Louisville, KY 40299  (502) 244-8095

WHO: "Sons of Anarchy" stars Ryan Hurst (Opie) and Tommy Flanagan (Chibs), courtesy of Full Throttle Events, with Bluegrass Harley Davidson
WHAT: Poker Run/Ride and V.I.P. Dinner & Evening with "Sons of Anarchy" Stars. All proceeds from the Poker Run/Ride benefit pets at the Kentucky Humane Society.
WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. ride; 6-11 p.m. V.I.P. dinner
WHERE: Bluegrass Harley-Davidson, I-64 and Blankenbaker Parkway, Louisville
Sons of Anarchy to raise money for pets April 27"Sons of Anarchy" stars Ryan Hurst (Opie) and Tommy Flanagan (Chibs) will be in Louisville Saturday, April 27, to help raise money for homeless pets at the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS).

The day begins with a Poker Run/Ride with Hurst and Flanagan as Grand Marshals. The ride starts and ends at Bluegrass Harley-Davidson, with kickstands up at noon. Destination is Texas Roadhouse, 4406 Dixie Hwy. Registered riders will receive a free 8x10 inch poster of Opie and Chibs. Bluegrass Harley-Davidson will give first, second and third place prizes for poker hands. The cost is $25 per bike, with 100% of proceeds benefiting KHS. KHS will have pets and information about adopting at the beginning of the ride. Nonriders are invited to watch the start of the ride and to join riders at Texas Roadhouse for lunch, and are invited to donate to KHS. More information and to register

After the ride, Bluegrass Harley Davidson is hosting a V.I.P. Dinner and Evening with the Stars of the "Sons of Anarchy," Saturday, April 27, 6-11 p.m. at Bluegrass Harley Davidson, I-64 and Blankenbaker Parkway. https://www.kyhumane.org/sons-of-anarchy-ride
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Saturday, April 27th                            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.
http://shakervillageky.org/event/pet-parade/
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Saturday, April 27th                   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. https://www.crazycatsanimalrescue.com/
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Saturday April 27th     11:00 am-5:00 pm
Scott County Humane Society  Adoption

Petsmart   1945 Pavillion Way  Lexington KY 40509  (859) 543-1188 

Saturday, April 27th we'll be at PetSmart in the Hamburg Shopping Center located in Lexington, KY with cats (and select dogs) looking for their fur-ever home. P lease click here.  https://www.sc4paws.org/

If interested in adopting, complete an application today, click here.  https://www.sc4paws.org/forms/
See our wish list to help the pets.  https://www.sc4paws.org/info/display?PageID=19120

Questions? Please contact the center at 502-863-3279 or email us at  schscenter@yahoo.com
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Saturday, April 27th     11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Earth Day Celebration & Gardening Class

Trunnell’s Farm Market & Family Fun Acre Hwy. 431 in Utica Owensboro, KY Phone (270) 733-2222

Come Grow With Us on this Earth Day Celebration! It's the perfect time to start thinking about the planet we live on - and how to save it. ... But why do we celebrate Earth Day? .... IT IS OUR PASSION TO HELP SAVE THE EARTH WHICH INSPIRES US. Bring your child to Trunnell's this Earth Day to experience planting your own garden, Your Child will choose twelve different vegetable seeds to plant and take home to start their own garden oasis. 

Children can decide from a variety of vegetable seeds for their garden planting experience and learn the importance of knowing where their food comes from on this Earth Day! Spend the rest of the day enjoying the Earth with FREE ADMISSION to the Family Fun Acre! Cost for Event $5 per child. Visit http://www.trunnellsfarmmarket.com/events/
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​                                   Saturday, April 27th       11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Molly's Mutts & Sparky Adoption Day & Walk A Dog Day

Molly's 248 KY-983 Dixon, Kentucky  42409 Call (270) 213-5002

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.  
https://www.facebook.com/mollysmuttsky/timeline

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 http://awos.petfinder.com/shelters/KY426.html
https://www.facebook.com/mollysmuttsky/timeline
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Saturday, April  27th    11:00 am – 1:00 pm 
Bark-B-Que

Hopkinsville Dog Park Pardue Ln, Hopkinsville, KY    Call organizer 270-890-1500

From Visithopkinsville.com: Hopkinsville! Are you ready for Hoptown's 1st  ever Bark-B-Que?!Well get ready because its coming. Mark April 27th, 2019 on your calendars and meet the City of Hopkinsville\'s Animal Control (Christian County)https://www.facebook.com/Christian-County-Animal-Shelter-214216555270170/ 

Event https://www.facebook.com/events/425213198282208/
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Saturday, April 27th         12:00 noon- 3:00  pm
Assumption High School's Humane Action Team Pet Adoption Fair

Assumption High Schoo;l 2170 Tyler Ln Louisville, Kentucky 4020

The club is hosting a Pet Adoption Fair on Saturday. Six  (6) agencies will feature pets available for adoption. Our Humane Action Team club members are here bright and early with Kaydee's Promise Feline Rescue, Chibi's Furiends, and Kentucky Pets Alive promoting the Pet Adoption Fair this Saturday!

Stop by Assumption from Noon - 3 p.m. Saturday for the adoption fair and help provide a home for an animal in need. #CompassionInspires https://www.facebook.com/AssumptionHighSchool/
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Saturday , April 27th         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.  https://www.facebook.com/ShelbyCountyHumaneSociety/
http://awos.petfinder.com/shelters/shelby.html
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Saturday, April 27th   12:00 noon -3:00 pm 
 Bluegrass Greyhound Meet n Greet 

Petco  366 Kroger Way, Versailles, KY 40383  (859) 214-5005

Thinking of letting a greyhound race into your heart and home? Please stop by and say hi! Greyhounds are a powerful people magnet and love human interaction. We would love for you to meet some of our available dogs, as well as some of our best ambassador dogs, as we answer any questions you may have. Who knows, you might just meet your next family member!
https://bluegrassgreyhoundadoption.org/available-dogs 
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                                                   Saturday, April 27th                            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

 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 27th                                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.  http://www.kyparrotrescue.org/
http://www.kyparrotrescue.org/adoptions.html
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Saturday, April 27th 1:00 am-2:30 am
KY Humane- Manners for Life

Kentucky Humane  1000 Lyndon Ln    Louisville, KY 40222

Manners for Life ( 4 months and older)
It’s time for your dog to learn the basics! Your canine friend will learn to sit, stay, down, walk on a leash and more. Classes also address unwanted behaviors, such as jumping on people, however, if your dog becomes so excited (barking, lunging, pulling) when he sees dogs or other things in his environment, please see Reactive Rover class. If you need help determining which class is right for you, feel free to call our Group Behavior Line at 502.253.2883.

 Please bring a copy of your dog’s most recent vaccinations to the first night of class. Vaccinations required are rabies, distemper/parvo (titers accepted for dogs over two years of age) and bordetella. ​

https://www.kyhumane.org/about/events/events-calendar
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Saturday, April 27th  & 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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       Saturday, April 27th                     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 27th                                         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 27th                         12:00 noon- Call for visit
L.I.F.E. for Pets (Life Inc.) TNR for Cats 
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 27th            see meetups on website
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     gpa@gpalex.org  (859) 266-5912. VP Bev Glass
859-227-9852 Pls visit http://www.gpalex.org/index.html
. See adoptables.   http://www.gpalex.org/dogs.html
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Saturday, April 27th    12:30 pm-2:30 
CELEBRATING EARTH DAY in Frankfort 

Frankfort Park District • 140 Oak Street Frankfort, IL 60423 (Main Park) 

Come out to Main Park for an afternoon of Earth Day fun! There will be kid friendly games, inflatable jump, learning activities for children, crafts, give-a-ways, popcorn, hot dogs, paper shredding drop off, and more! Each family will receive a tree sapling to plant and help make a difference this Earth Day. Location: Main Park. https://www.active.com/frankfort-il/classes/celebrating-earth-day-2019
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most Saturdays, April 27th     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 htt   https://www.facebook.com/KentuckySave/   p://www.kentuckysave.org/      
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 Saturday, April 27th            1:00 pm-4:00 pm 
'Party for the Planet' in Lexington

The Arboretum 500 Alumni Drive Lexington, KY 40503    859-257-6955

ARBOR DAY - Note the new time this year! Tree Planting at 2:30 pm 
 28th Annual Celebration at The Arboretum!

Location Visitor Center   https://arboretum.ca.uky.edu/calendar

The Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky is a 100-acre greenspace located on the campus of the University of Kentucky in the heart of Lexington, Kentucky. We receive over 200,000 visitors annually who can enjoy and learn about our three main features, the Walk Across Kentucky, the Home Demonstration Garden and the Kentucky Children's Garden. The Walk Across Kentucky is a two-mile paved loop featuring wild-collected native plants from the seven physiographic regions of Kentucky.

Our mission is “to showcase Kentucky landscapes and serve as a resource center for environmental and horticultural education, research and conservation.”
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Saturday  April 27th   2:00 pm
Max's Hope for Rescue PINTS FOR PAWS

Hopkinsville Brewing Company  102 East 5th Street  Hopkinsville, Kentucky 42240


Join us for an afternoon of good times and good beer. Hopkinsville Brewing Company will be hosting Max's Hope Pet Rescue for a social gathering to kick off some hopefully wonderful weather! Max's Hope will be the non-profit for the month of April so a portion of sales will go to help cover veterinary cost of animals in the rescue, as well as cover the cost of caring for the animal in our foster homes. The event is free to attend! But if you purchase our VIP Package you will get a goodie bad that includes a Max's Hope coozie, a beer flight, snacks, and more! https://www.facebook.com/maxshope/

Low Cost spay & neuter opportunities/  http://www.maxshope.com/spay---neuter.html
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                  Saturday, April 27th         2:30 til
Salato Wildlife Education Center Earth Day Celebration 

Salato Wildlife Education Center 1 Sportsman's Ln, Frankfort, KY 40601
502-564-7863

Celebrate Earth Day at Salato with a special program that will feature some of the center's most interesting critters! We'll also be talking about the agency's new and exciting Kentucky Wild program, which supports the wildlife species in the state that aren't hunted, fished, or trapped. Join us at 2:30 pm to learn more!  http://app.fw.ky.gov/salatocalendar/
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  Saturday, April 27th     3:00 til 
Earth Day Bike Ride- 16 miles

Bluegrass Community & Technical College  BCTC Campus,   Danville, KY  40422
(59 Corporate Drive)          (859) 239-7030

The Earth Day Celebration is free to the public and features dozens of activities, live music, food and more So spring into action and come celebrate with friends, family and community. http://www.dbfky.com/calendar/2016/12/28/2019-april.html      Website: http://www.dbfky.com/calendar
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Saturday, April 27th  6:30 pm- 8:30 pm
 Louisville Veggie Meetup ​Dinner at Half Peach Cafe
Half-Peach  Bakery & Cafe 4121 Oechsli Ave, St Matthews (Louisville) , KY 40207  (502) 742-7839

We'll meet at one of our tried and true spots: Half Peach Vegan Bakery and Restaurant. Try the new Impossible Burger, named such because it "delivers all the flavor, aroma and beefiness of meat from cows. But here’s the kicker: It’s just plants doing the Impossible." Consumer Reports claims that "it came closer to real beef in flavor and texture than any other veggie burger we’ve tasted at Consumer Reports. In cooking, the Impossible Burger develops a nicely browned crust. When you bite into it, you get the same browned flavors, fatty mouthfeel, and burst of juiciness you would in a burger...". And without the animal cruelty or environmental impact of real meat.

If you aren’t in the mood for a burger, Half Peach will have its usual other great menu items, including pizza, Southern chickn, banh mi, shrimp po boy, and the fantastic nacho bowl. Please join us for a casual night out.  It will be easy to find the group. I'll have a few tables pushed together, with a stack of vegan magazines for people to peruse.   https://www.meetup.com/Louisville-Veggie-Meetup/events/260764368/
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 Sunday,  April 28th                                                        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! 

 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 28th     11:00  am til
5K Charity Dog Walkathon
Northern Kentucky Veterinary Technicians and Northern Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association

Boone County Arboretum, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Union, Kentucky 41091 (859) 384-4999

Take your best friend for a special walk in the park and raise money at the same time at the 5K NKY Charity Dog Walkathon benefitting Pilot Dogs Inc., a Lions Club organization that provides guide dogs to the visually impaired.  

The fun, family-friendly event will take place at Boone County Arboretum, with gift bags and a cookout awaiting participants after the walk, and prizes donated by pet businesses awarded in numerous categories. Registration starts at 11 a.m,. and the walk begins at noon. 
513-831-5530, nkydogwalkathon.com
https://moversmakers.org/2019/04/15/nky-dog-walkathon/
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​Sunday, April 28th           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.  http://fchsanimals.org/

Shelter Open 12:00-5:00pm -- Tuesday thru Sunday (502) 875-PAWS
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Sunday, April 28th 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.   Visit  http://www.kyk9.org/
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 Sunday, April 28th             5:15 pm-6:30pm
Paws and Reflect: Yoga With Cats

Lucky Cat Café & Lounge  2230 Dundee Road  Louisville, KY 40205  502.403.5809

Practice your cat-cows with curious kitties! Led by a certified yoga instructor, this class is WAY more fun than it is serious. We laugh at the silly cats as they weave in and out of our arms and legs while we move and stretch. Class is 50 min, followed by 30 min of cat cuddling and hot tea. Wear comfy clothing. Bring your mat and water bottle. Please arrive 10 min early to get checked in. $20 per person. Book your spot online. Ideal for people ages 16+. http://shamrockpets.com/shamrock-partners-with-lucky-cat-cafe/

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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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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. 

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 h  Kerri 859-231-7066  ttp://www.ckrh.org    
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Sunday, April 28th  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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Sunday, April 28th Ongoing 
Kentucky State Parks
http://parks.ky.gov/
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April 28th and Ongoing
Bowling Green-Warren County Humane Society
Year Round Low cost Spay & Neuter & open clinic

Bowling Green Humane Society 1925 Old Louisville Rd   ng 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

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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Sunday, April 28th  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!  http://horse.rescueme.org/Kentucky
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 April 28th 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
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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Sunday, April 28thand 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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Sunday, April 28th 
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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April and 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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April and Ongoing 
KY 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

https://uknowledge.uky.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=1000&context=gluck_reports
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Sunday, April 28th Ongoing
Visit Kentucky Dog Parks!
See extensive list.
http://www.doggoes.com/parks/kentucky
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Sunday, April 28th  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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  Sunday,  April 28th    Ongoing
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 

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  http://www.logancountyhumanesociety.com/
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April & Ongoing (See May 4th event below) 
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.   Come to our   YARD SALE on May 4th 
Sat 9 AM EDT · Sure Fire Cycles · Corbin, Kentucky
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 Sunday, April 28th                    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 activityhttp://www.animalworldusa.org/Inspiration.html
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Sunday, April 28th ongoing  
SOAR(Speak Out And Rescue) Educational Group 
Helping Chained Dogs

Based in Georgetown, Kentucky   859-621-0079.
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.
https://www.facebook.com/speakoutandrescue/photos/a.451773837587.
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 Visit  https://www.facebook.com/speakoutandrescue/?__tn__=kC-R&eid=ARBClh7GnMKbVLuUqAHWH4r_WPy3vo_U_O86k4ywO8Bu79TNmh
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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 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. Let's work on no chaining every dog. 
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Monday, April 29th  5:00 pm-9:00 pm 
 Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville event at Waterfront Park!
 -Hosted by Louisville Metro Animal Services and 
Kentucky Derby Festival Happy Hour-

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

Once again, Metro Animal Services will host HappyTail Hour, in conjunction with Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront. This “pet inclusive” cocktail event will take place Monday, April 29, from 5 – 9 pm at Waterfront Park with entertainment featuring Electric Garden with special guest Solar Flannel. All pets must be on leashes.

The event will provide a fun opportunity for the pet-loving community to come together. Guests can listen to music, mingle, and play games with their dogs!

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!

https://discover.kdf.org/happytail-hour/
The Arrow Fund: Providing medical treatment to animals who are victims of extreme torture, abuse, and neglect. Please see http://thearrowfund.org/
For inquiries regarding adoptions, please contact Adoption@TheArrowFund.org
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Volunteer@TheArrowFund.org
For general inquiries, please contact Info@TheArrowFund.org
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Monday,  April 29th      5:00 pm-10:00 pm
Le Moo Gives Back  for the Kentucky Humane Animals

Le Moo  2300 Lexington Rd     Louisville, KY 40206    (502) 458-8888

By simply joining Le Moo for dinner, you can help KHS find homes for hundreds of animals and work to control the pet population. There is no extra cost to you. Just let Le Moo know you are dining out for KHS & they will donate up to 10% of your check to our shelter animals! It's Le Moo's way of giving back to nonprofits who are doing good work in the community.

RESERVE NOW: lemoorestaurant.com/reservations or call (502) 458-8888. Be sure to mention you are dining on behalf of Kentucky Humane Society!  https://www.kyhumane.org/about/events/events-calendar/event/1470-le-moo-gives-back
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​Upcoming    Sunday, May 5, 2019! 
Old Friends Equine 15th Annual Homecoming May 5, 2019!

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/articles/come-to-our-15th-annual-homecoming-event.html

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 had grown 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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Saturday, May 11th        4:00 pm-5:00 pm 
Love on a Leash READ Dogs 
Kids Read to Dogs* (Ages 5-11) Woodford County Library  

Main Branch 115 North Main St. Versailles, KY 40383  (859) 873-5191

Children gain confidence by reading to friendly therapy dogs. *Please call (859) 873-5191 or use the form below to sign up for this free program.Register Now For Kids Read to Dogs* (Ages 5-11). Monthly program from Love on A Leash therapy dogs.  https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/counties/woodford-county/article44397117.html

Click on the swimming dolphins to hear "One Love."

Kentucky Week for the Animals 
calendar (pg 2)! The calendar will be growing extensively!
See Page 1     http://www.kentuckyanimals.org/information.html
2018 calendar page 2 is below. See Page 1 link above.
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Old Friends Rail Trip is a featured horse, Click on Rail Trip to learn more.