Kentucky Week for the Animals
2018 Calendar!

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. 
Salute to Brave Fort Knox Military K-9's & Handlers 

Ft. Knox Army Base
Dept of Emergency Services
K-9 Section 
Building 204 
308 Old Ironsides Avenue
Ft. Knox, Kentucky 40121

As part of our Kentucky salute to the courageous military, we are requesting that everyone please send a card or letter of appreciation to the Ft. Knox K-9's and handlers.  Also a thank you to S.F.C. Christopher Keller!

These brave soldiers risk their lives and serve our country everyday with great distinction and honor. We can also be encouraged to send our well-wishes and thank-you's. We love you, Ft. Knox. God Bless Our Troops!
Friday -Sunday, April 20th   9:00 am- til 
Nature Photography Weekend

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park 7351 Highway 90 Corbin, KY 40701

Celebrate Earth Day with an event that focuses on nature---Photographers can enjoy a 24 hour competition in both advanced and beginner classes. Guest speaker Paul Hassell, will present on Friday and Saturday evening. Judging will take place on Sunday morning. Cost is $ 40.00 per person.
For more information, please call the park office at 270-335-3681 or email or visit our website at  (270) 335-3681
Friday-Saturday April 20-21    7:00 pm til
Owl Prowl Weekend at Lake Barkley 

Lake Barkley State Resort Park 3500 State Park Rd  Cadiz, KY   42211

Plan to visit Lake Barkley State the third annual Owl Weekend. The ticket price is $35/person and that includes one owl prowl and both Friday and Saturday night entertainment. Limited seating is available so get your tickets now! For tickets or additional information call the lodge at 1-800-325-1708 or email
  (Starts Fri) Saturday, April 21st                                 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ohio Valley Birding Festival

​John James Audubon State Park   3100 US Hwy 41 North  Henderson, KY 42420     270-826-2247

This annual April weekend birding event, sponsored by the Evansville Audubon Society and planned in cooperation with John James Audubon State Park, will interest all who have an appreciation for and curiosity about birds. A multitude of activities will please all ages: Hikes led by birding experts, presentations, live birds of prey, Family Fun birding activities and crafts, citizen-science opportunities through hands-on bird banding, and MORE! An activity schedule can be found here and at
Saturday, April 21st         9:00 am-9:00 pm 
Humane Society of Oldham County Adoptions

Feeders Supply LaGrange, 1806 Milestone Village  La Grange, KY 40031  Phone  (502) 813-7344

The HSOC has joined with Duffy's Dog Training Center & Dogs Helping Heroes through our KSR Dog Training Program!

Adoptions at Feeders Supply Fridays, 11 am to 9 pm Saturdays, 9 am to 9 pm Sundays, 10 am to 7pm  --The Humane Society of Oldham County offers rescued pets for adoption into permanent homes. The animals are available for a meet and greet before adoption days. Visit
Saturday, April 21st      9:00 am-2:00 pm 
Big Bone Creek Park Annual 
Lakeshore Clean up-Leave No Trace 

Buckhorn State Park Marina Road above the beach area    4441 Ky Hwy. 1833
Buckhorn, KY 41721

Staff and volunteers will be picking up litter in and around the stream, along the creek banks, and in the flood zones surrounding Big Bone Creek from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet at the Bison Circle Parking Lot a few minutes early to allow time to complete volunteer forms. 

Volunteers should wear rubber boots. Volunteers must wear waders if they plan on entering the stream. Trash bags, rubber gloves, and trash grabbers will be provided by the park. Water and light snacks will be available to volunteers. This event is free and open to the public. Call 859-384-3522.
​         Saturday, April 21st     All week                      9:00 am- 5:00 pm
The International Museum of the Horse 
International Museum of the Horse
4089 Iron Works Parkway        Lexington, KY 40511       (859) 259-4232

In 1978, Affirmed became the third horse of the decade and the last horse to win the elusive Triple Crown until American Pharoah in 2015. His duels with Calumet Farm’s Alydar stand as perhaps the greatest rivalry in the history of American racing.

The exhibition includes an interactive audio element featuring interviews with the Affirmed team and a specially created video highlighting Affirmed’s march to the Triple Crown. It also features his entire racing trophy collection including his Triple Crown trophies, his racing silks, blanket, halter, numerous photos, and jewelry belonging to Mrs. Wolfson, custom-made in celebration of Affirmed’s wins.
(800) 678-8813.    See current exhibits at
 Saturday, April 21st     9:00 am-2:00 pm
Find Treasures at Humane Society's of Calloway County Annual Outdoor Sale 

Weaks Center    607 Poplar Street        Murray, Kentucky 42071 

The annual Humane Society Yard Sale will be Sat., April 21.  It will be indoors at the Weaks Community Center.

If you're doing some spring cleaning, you can bring donations to the Humane Society office at the Weaks Community Center during regular office hours (Mon. – Thurs. 10 a.m.a to 3p.m.) or any time Fri., April 20 between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. We can arrange for pick up and storage if you need to get the items out of your way before April 20. We do not accept clothing or TVs but can take just about anything else that our volunteers can handle. Unsold items that cannot be easily held for a future sale will be taken to Angel's Attic to benefit the local Angel's Clinic. If you have any questions, just ask!

See our loving adoptables who this will benefit!
Saturday, April 21st             9:00 am- til all trees gone 
 Arbor Day Tree Give-away at the Louisville Nature Center
Louisville Nature Center    3745 Illinois Avenue , Louisville, Kentucky 40213
Phone at (502) 458-1328.

Starts at 9:00 am until the trees are gone! Small bare-root tree saplings are from the Kentucky Department of Forestry and the National Arbor Day Foundation:

First come - first served! 3 trees per family
Master Gardeners will be available for tree and planting advice.
List of trees for 2018 is as follows:
1. Blue Spruce
2. Red Maple 
3. Redbud
4. Sugar Maple
5. White Dogwood
6. Loblolly Pine
7. Blackgum
8. Persimmon
9. Pawpaw
A truly unique community resource, the Louisville Nature Center offers wonderful opportunities for nature study and recreation--right in the heart of the city! The Louisville Nature Center strives to provide nature education and encourage stewardship in an urban forest.

Among our unique features are:    A native wildflower garden and pond
Gardens that attract seasonal butterflies
Hiking trails through the Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve
A one-of-a-kind bird blind     Wildlife exhibits & Beargrass Creek watershed exhibit
Rental space and our quiet library   Come on out and experience all nature has to offer!
Saturday, April 21 at 9 AM - 3:30 PM
Ruff-Rider Roundup to benefit SparKy Rescue
Hosted by Saving Paws Animal Rescue of Kentucky

Kmart Parrish Avenue Parking Lot 2815 W Parrish Ave, Owensboro. KY 42301
Phone: (270) 926-6371

Join us for a charity motorcycle ride to benefit SparKy Rescue. Riders will meet at 9:00 AM at the staging area in Owensboro, KY. The ride will cover Daviess, McLean, Ohio, Hopkins, and Muhlenberg counties. Ride starts and ends in Owensboro.

Mission- To join in with rescue groups and shelters across America, by focusing on our local community to reduce the number of animals killed each year.
                      Saturday, April 21st                        10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Earth Day Celebration and Bike Ride

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

The Earth Day Celebration is free to the public and features dozens of exhibits, vendors, children's activities, live music, food and more  So spring into action and come celebrate with friends, family and community.      Website:
Saturday, April 21st    9:00-5:00 pm 
 Sugarfoot Farm Rescue at Home Place Plow Day 2018

Location 5807 New Columbia Rd, (Hwy 55) Campbellsville, KY 42718

Sugarfoot Farm Rescue is thrilled to participate in Plow Day 2018! We will be selling cotton candy and pop corn as a fund raiser and offfering information on dogs available for adoption. 

The horse and mule teams are returning to Homeplace to show off their skills at our 3rd Plow Day event. We'll also have an antique tractor show, original arts and crafts vendors, demonstrations, exhibits, petting farm and other activities for kids, great food, and live music. All designed to bring back "the good old days" at the farm! $10 admission per vehicle. Bring your family and friends!
                           Saturday, April 21st                           10:00 am- 4:00 pm
Boone County & Stray Haven Pet Appreciation Day--
Additional Rescue Groups coming!
Pet Valu      1336 Hansel Ave        Florence, KY 41042     (859) 371-1133

Boone County Shelter Adoption Wagon. !  Boone County Animal Care & Control        5643 Idlewild Road     Burlington, KY 41005  Phone: (859)586–5285

Are you ready for a new love to hop into your life? Come out to see us. Nobody knows how to love more than one of our long term feline residents! They have spent lots of time perfecting their lovin' skills/ These beauties are looking for someone to share them with!    
We will have multiple groups with dogs and cats. Stay tuned for groups.
​                                         Saturday, April 21st        10:00 am-3:00 pm 
Bullitt County Animal Shelter Adoptions

Shepherdsville Feeders Supply, 187 Adam Shepherd Pkwy. Shepherdsville, KY 40165


Come to Feeders Supply to adopt one of our loving pets. Ck out our FB page.
Saturday, April 21st      - 10:00 am-1:00 pm 

Coffee with Candidates 
Roebling Point Books & Coffee  
306 Greenup St. Covington, KY 41011

Come and join Kentuckians For The Commonwealth as we invite candidates for Covington City Commission to hang out with voters in Covington! We hope you join us, and ask them about the issues you care about. We will have some information on who we at KFTC are, what we do, and the last chance to register to vote before the primary is over!
    Saturday, April 21st                          10:00 am- 4:00 pm 
Tails of Hope & Crazy Cats Adoption Day

PetSmart 1060 Hansel Dr. (next to Target)   Florence, Ky 41042    (859) 525-9215

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.

See loving adoptables
Saturday, April 22nd                            10:00 am -2:00 pm  
Crittendon County Adoption Day

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

Come see our loving pets at Petsmart and that on our blogspot page.

Anyone wishing to help support the shelter can purchase a T-shirt at the Marion Tourism Center. They are $15 each and 100% of the proceeds goes directly to help the animals and is used to purchase vaccinations, food and treats. 

                                           Saturday, April 21st    10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m
  Earth Day---Big Bone Creek Clean-Up

Big Bone Lick State Historic Site, 3380 Beaver Road     Union, KY 41091
Phone: (859) 384-3522

Staff and volunteers will be picking up litter in and around the stream, along the creek banks, and in the flood zones surrounding Big Bone Creek from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet at the Bison Circle Parking Lot a few minutes early to allow time to complete volunteer forms. 

Volunteers should wear rubber boots. Volunteers must wear waders if they plan on entering the stream. Trash bags, rubber gloves, and trash grabbers will be provided by the park. Water and light snacks will be available to volunteers. This event is free and open to the public. Call 859-384-3522. Visit
Saturday, April 21st     10:00 am-2:00 pm 
Bluegrass Music & Arts in the Park Day-Cadiz 

Cadiz-Trigg County Tourist and Convention Commission        S Jefferson St
 Cadiz  KY 42211

Help us make this a Fun and Entertaining day in Cadiz, Ky.  We have Live Music Scheduled , The Ridge Runners, Bluegrass Review, Dusty Oliver, Bluegrass Revival , and the Famous Nameless Band. FREE admission, FREE Parking, and FREE smiles if you come.

This is an Event sponsored by The City of Cadiz, The Community Planning Group and the Cadiz-Trigg County Tourist Commission. Friendly leashed pets welcome!

Call 270-522-3892 or email for Info . Visit

Saturday, April 21st    10:00 am- til 

Rolling Thunder KY 5 Spring Poker Run & Fundraiser

Renegade Classics, 1315 Winchester Road  Lexington, KY 40505

The poker run starts at the Renegade Classics, 1315 Winchester Road in Lexington. Registration begins at 10:00 am and the motorcycles go out at 12:00 pm. The fee to draw a poker hand is $20.00. The best and worst hands are the winners. 

The ride ends with a silent auction, cornhole, and food. All proceeds will benefit the local veterans. For more information click here to send e-mail or go to
                                                                Saturday, April 21st                11:00 am-3:00 pm
Woodford Humane Society Offsite Adoptions 

John's Run/Walk Shop      317 South Ashland Avenue,    Lexington, KY.  40502

Celebrate spring with a new pair of running or walking shoes and a new friend to walk with! 
 Learn about all the ways you can help the animals and meet our pets and staff.   Visit website    859.873.5491

ALSO see our loving adoptables !
Saturday, April 21st      11:00 am-5:00 pm 
Lexington Humane Society Adoptathon 

Petsmart Hamburg Pavilion  1945 Pavilion Way     Lexington, KY 40509  
phone (859) 543-1188

On April 21st from 11-5 we will have tail wagging dogs and sweetie pie kitty cats looking for their loving forever homes.  a new home w/ you!.

When looking for a new pet, opt to adopt one of the thousands of homeless pets LHS cares for every year. By adopting, you not only get a new best friend and devoted lifelong companion, but you help us to save even more lives.

All our animals are already spayed/neutered, 25% are purebred, many are already house-trained, and we also have many small or exotic animals. Visit
Saturday, April 21st                     11:00 am - 4:00 pm
 Project Hope Adoption Day

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

Project Hope is no-kill, non-profit 501(c)(3) Animal Rescue Organization.  We provide a no-kill solution for unwanted, homeless animals in the Southern Illinois/western Kentucky area. We also strive to provide a high quality of life for the dogs and cats in our care by utilizing large cages and enclosures, exercise and play, as well as good nutrition and vet care. For the dogs, we have almost a half acre fenced in for them to run and play in three times daily. 

The cats have large enclosures, where they can climb, play or just hang out and cat nap on different levels. All animals are spayed and neutered, and kept up to date on vaccines and heartworm prevention (for dogs).See adoptables and how we help the animals. Work in IL & KY.
Phone: 618-524-8939
Saturday,  April 21st    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
Saturday, April 21st        12:00-4:00 pm 
Woodstock Animal Foundation Adoptions & CatSnip Adoptoins 

Petsmart – Westport Road Louisville, KY 40241     Phone:  (502) 326-0271

VOLUNTEERS ARE ALWAYS NEEDED, especially for  Setup on Saturday morning at 10 am. Please help if you can, T he Woodstock Animal Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to positively impacting the companion pet population, making every pet a wanted pet. Through the use of education and high quality, low cost spay and neuter programs and vaccination services,

See our beautiful pets
Saturday, April 21st                            11:00 am-4:00pm
Lend a Helping Hoof with New Hope Animal Sanctuary  
Help A Horse Day

 Southern States        701 Nicholasville Bypass         Nicholasville, KY 40356

We are a 501c 3 No-Kill Animal Rescue. We provide a safe haven for abused and neglected animals giving them the love and medical treatment that so often they have not had. We give them their dignity and chance at finding their forever home no matter how long that may take.  See adoptable horses and learn more about this event at
Saturday, April 21st        11:00- 4:00 pm 
Greyhound Pets America  & Shamrock Pet Foundation  Adoptions 
Feeders Supply 12949 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, KY 40243   (502) 244-9902

Are you thinking about adopting a dog? We’d love to talk to you about making a retired racing Greyhound a part of your family. We will also have a M & G Sat, April 21, 12 noon – 2:00 pm
Petco 1963 S Hurstbourne Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40299

Greyhounds are clean, quiet and docile. Most are fine living with other canine breeds and many get along well with cats. Retired racers make wonderful household pets and companions but they are strictly inside pets. They make excellent walking companions and most are “greyt” with well behaved children.

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.

   Saturday, April 21st  (Ongoing thru April )        12:00 noon- 6:00 pm 
Louisville  Metro Animal Services Pay It Forward 
Free Pet Adoptions in April! 
Animal House Adoption Center     3516 Newburg Road      Louisville, KY 40205
Animal Services phone         (502) 473-7387

All Cats and dogs 40 lbs or over FREE Adoptions!
LMAS has a number of pets in need of loving, forever homes. Please browse our adoptables and consider saving a shelter animal!

Animal House Adoption Center:   3516 Newburg Road   Louisville, KY 40205
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Fridays: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Our other location:  Animal Care Center:  3705 Manslick Road   Louisville, KY 40215
Monday – Friday: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
See loving adoptables
                            Saturday, April 21st                            12:00 noon - 3:00 pm
No Kill Louisville Openet Food Bank

No Kill Louisville         630 Bruce Ave                 Louisville, KY 40208  

Pet Food Bank Open. *We always need volunteers, especially during prep time beginning at 10. Mature children 14 and up can volunteer with parental supervision.

*Do not bring your pets to the PFB. They are not allowed on the premises. Do not leave pets in your vehicle. Always bring your photo ID (even if we know you).
For all the information on requirements, please visit our website:
 Founded on April 22, 2010, we are recognized as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
    Saturday, April 21st                                12:00 noon- 5:00 pm.
Sweet Dreams House Rescue
156 Pavilion Pkwy.          Newport, KY 41071          (859) 814-0052

Sweet Dream House Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit, no kill, all volunteer, all breed animal rescue.  Our shelter is staffed and run entirely by volunteers.  We also utilize a network of foster homes for pets ready for adoption.  Thank you in advance for all your help!

Sweet Dream House Rescue is holding adoption events this Saturday and Sunday from (12:00 to 5:00) at the Newport Petsmart (156 Pavilion Parkway Newport, Kentucky), on Saturday at the Eastgate Petsmart (650 Eastgate South Dr., Cincinnati) and the first and third Saturdays of the month at South Lebanon Petsmart (476 Corwin Nixon Boulevard, South Lebanon, Ohio).   See our loving adoptables

Saturday, April 21st     All day 
Adopt A Kentucky Shelter Pet, Volunteer, Donate, Foster

Kentucky Animal Shelters


Saturday, April 21st                       1:00 pm - til
Marshall County Animal Shelter Offsite Adoption Day

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

Marshall County Animal Shelter will be there with loving adoptables. Come out-we would love to meet you! (Marshall County Animal Shelter   839 Benton-Briensburg Road Benton, Kentucky 42025 .)Mon - Fri:  8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Phone(270) 527-0954     Email
Saturday April 21st   1:00-3:00 pm 
 Southern Barker & Lexington Humane Society 

Southern Barker 1890 Star Shoot Pkwy #175, Lexington, KY 40509  (859) 687-9753

On April 21st from 1pm-3pm Southern Barker is hosting a “Featured Dog” from the Lexington Humane Society. Everyone is welcome to stop by and meet the Featured Dog, who will be in need of a new home.

When looking for a new pet, opt to adopt one of the thousands of homeless pets LHS cares for every year. By adopting, you not only get a new best friend and devoted lifelong companion, but you help us to save even more lives.

All our animals are already spayed/neutered, 25% are purebred, many are already house-trained, and we also have many small or exotic animals.
   Saturday, April 21st     2:00 pm -5:00 pm
~Pug Rescue & Greyhounds of America Meet N Greet Event~

Pet Valu    7000 John Davis Dr #300            Frankfort, KY 40601 (502) 695-3100

GPA Mission Statement 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 wish list for shelters/rescues Scoopable Cat Litter,   Paper Towels,  Disposable Plastic, Gloves, Trash Bags, (lawn & kitchen),  Rawhide Chews,  Cat and Dog Toys, Dog Crates,  Cat Furniture or Scratching Posts, Laundry, Detergent Bleach    Peanut Butter, Volunteers,   See loving adoptables!
 Saturday, April 28th  -2:00 pm-3:30 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

· Many children’s activities. Silent Auction closing and reception May 7th from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. 

birdhouse/birdfeeder pickup 3:30-4:00 p.m. From April 18 to May 6, entries will be displayed throughout the gardens (open dawn-dusk). Vote for your favorite outside or inside the Visitor Center, Silent Auction open in Visitor Center (open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

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!
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Saturday, April 21st                              6:00 pm - til
Franklin County Humane Society 
6th Annual Celebrity Waiters' Dinner and Silent Auction

Frankfort Country Club        101 Duntreath St          Frankfort, KY 40601

The Franklin County Humane Society will be hosting the 6th Annual Celebrity Waiters' Dinner and Silent Auction. Festivities will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a cocktail hour including appetizers and entertainment.  The silent auction will also being at 6:00 p.m., and we have a wonderful array of items to offer for your bidding pleasure.

Also, Come see our loving adoptable dogs at our shelter! You will fall in love. 
 We have select other dogs for adoption at $50.  Please visit us on Facebook or our "Adopt" page to see who is for adoption.
                                  Saturday, April 21st                                                   6:00 pm-11:00 pm  
Barren River Animal Welfare Association 
10th Annual Shake Your Paw Ball 

Barren River State Resort Park    Highland Room      Lucas, KY 42156

A wonderful evening planned to help Barren River adoptables and shelter animals. Wine Beer & Dinner Music.  Fun all evening!  Music by Palmer Lessenberry & then The Cassady Band will have you dancing the night away! For more information or for tickets, please call Molly Taylor at 270-670-4422.

Tickets are $60 per person and go on sale Monday, April 2nd at BRAWA.
Come and enjoy a night of dinner, music, dancing, and a silent auction with items you don't want to miss! Proceeds help care for the homeless animals of Barren County!

Visit page
See our loving adoptables
                                Sunday, April 22nd                             Call to visit
Kentucky Equine Humane Center Adoptions 

Kentucky Equine Humane Center
1713 Catnip Hill              Nicholasville, KY 40356 

KyEHC, a local charitable organization which works to rescue, retrain, and re-home equines of all breeds.  The mission of the KyEHC is to provide humane treatment and shelter while seeking adoptive homes for Kentucky’s abandoned and surrendered equines, regardless of breed; to educate the public and raise awareness for responsible equine ownership so that fewer horses end up in crisis; to work with and serve as a model for organizations with the same mission in other states: to save horses from inhumane treatment. Adopt

Mission: To provide humane treatment and shelter while working as a clearinghouse to seek adoptive homes for all of Kentucky's unwanted equines, regardless of breed.
To educate the public and raise awareness for responsible equine ownership so that fewer horses end up in crisis. To work with and serve as a model for organizations with the same mission in other states: to save America's equines from inhumane treatment.

From Nicholasville Rd. : South on NICHOLASVILLE RD / US-27 toward Nicholasville. Turn right  onto CATNIP HILL RD / KY-3375, go approximately 1 1/2 miles. Farm is on righ at 1713 Catnip Hill Rd.
Sunday, April 22nd                     10:00  am- 5:00 pm
Explore Cedar Line  Nature Preserve 

Cedar Line Nature Preserve             5 Hale Rd.        Butler, KY 41006     859-654-4321

There are 43 acres of woodland have been donated to the Pendleton County Fiscal Court to serve as the Cedar Line Nature Preserve. The area contains several short trails that people may use to explore the property. There have been over 40 species of trees identified, and 27 species of birds. The preserve is open daily during daylight hours for guests to explore and experience the natural beauty of the grounds.   Pls visit
Sunday, April 22nd                 10:00 am- 5:00 pm
Louisville Zoo Earth Day Celebration

The Louisville Zoo   1100 Trevilian Way      Louisville, KY 40213      (502) 238-5331

Part of a month-long celebration of the Earth.« Learn and see Eco-Partner displays. Part of a month-long celebration of the Earth.  
Louisville Zoo educators located around the Zoo explain and demonstrate ways you can help our planet. Part of Party for the Planet: A Month-Long Celebration 

The Louisville Zoological Gardens, a non-profit organization and state zoo of Kentucky, is dedicated to its mission to “Better the Bond Between People and Our Planet” by providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for visitors, and leadership in conservation education.
     Sunday, April 22nd                                      10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dewey Dam Dog & Cat Protection Society
Adoption Day  --  Open 7 Days A Week!  

Animal Shelter - Floyd County 
PO Box 1502         Prestonsburg, KY 41653   Phone: 606-886-3189 

We are dedicated. We are open to the public and we place animals in the area (Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia & West Virginia) and beyond. We are very rescue friendly! If you are a breed-specific rescue or just want to save them all - please contact us. We would be happy to hear from you!

We will do anything we can to find lasting homes for hte precious animals in need. Please call about adopting a pet today! Monday thru Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday 10:00am to 3:00pm and Sunday 10:00am to 1:00pm  Phone: 606-886-3189 
-5 minutes from Prestonsburg, KY, downtown area
-1.5 hour from Ashland, KY and Huntington, WV.
-2 hours from Lexington, KY.              -2.5 hours from Bristol, TN and Abingdon, VA. 
-3 Hours from Cincinnati, OH.
Sunday, April 22nd                                 10:00 am- 6:00 pm
Friends of Gallatin County Shelter Adoptions 

Gallatin County Animal Shelter
4550 Hwy 455 (Johnson Rd)         Sparta, KY 41086        859.643.3647     

Shelter is open 7 days a week, 10am - 6pm. Every other Sunday at Petsmart in Florence, KY from 12-4.  We now have cats at Petco in Crescent Springs, KY, 7 days a week! 1 859.643.3647   
The shelter is open for adoptions 7 days a week. Our adoption fees are as follows:
Dogs $85. Includes DHLPP vaccine, wormer, rabies shot and spay/neuter voucher.
Cats  $65. Includes FRCP vaccine, wormer, rabies shot and spay/neuter voucher.
 If you see an animal you are interested in, please contact us at and we will send you an application. 
  Sunday, April 22nd                                              10:00 am-6:00 pm
Newport Aquarium ...Meet Splash & Bubbles, Seahorses 

Newport Aquarium        Aquarium Way     Newport, KY 41071  800-406-3474

 A new, interactive exhibit where guests can discover 10 species of seahorses, sea dragons, trumpetfish, shrimpfish and pipefish. With a head like a horse, snout like an aardvark and belly pouch like a kangaroo- seahorses are anything but ordinary. The way the exhibit is designed; guests will be completely immersed in the world of seahorses with something new to experience around every corner.   (859) 261-7444. Newport on the Levee parking garage. Additional public parking lots located within two blocks. Free for children under 2.   Visit
Entire Month of April 
                   Heartworm Preventation Awareness Month-
               Don't Forget the Preventative!
                             Sunday, April 22nd      11:00 am-4:00 pm
Kentucky SAVE Cat Adoption Day

Petsmart 2175 Lantern Ridge Drive Richmond, KY 40475 (859) 623-3124

Kentucky S.A.V.E. (Saving Animals, Volunteering, Educating) is a non- profit 501c3 certified, no kill, animal rescue which is dedicated to caring, helping, training, and placing homeless, abandoned, abused, injured, and ill domestic animals (dogs and cats) throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
                                                      Sunday, April 22nd                            11:00 am-4:00pm
Lend a Helping Hoof with New Hope Animal Sanctuary  
 Southern States     701 Nicholasville Bypass         Nicholasville, KY 40356

We are a 501c 3 No-Kill Animal Rescue. We provide a safe haven for abused and neglected animals giving them the love and medical treatment that so often they have not had. We give them their dignity and chance at finding their forever hoe no matter how long that may take.  See adoptable horses and learn more about this event at
Sunday, April 22nd                   12:00 pm-4:30 pm
Danville Boyd Humane Society Adoption Day

Petsmart Brannon Crossing  310 E. Brannon Rd.       Nicholasville, KY  40356    (859) 271-8170

Danville Boyd Humane Society has loving dogs and cats for adoption! Danville Boyd website
You can adopt a furever friend 7 days a week at the PetSmart store in the Brannon Crossing Shopping Center.  Cats and kittens are at the store every day, and dogs and puppies are at the store on weekends. 

Spay/Neuter Clinic: 859-691-1137
Happy Paws Spay/Neuter Clinic, operated by the DBCHS, is a low-cost, high-quality facility dedicated to providing affordable spay/neuter services to those in need. It's simple — a spayed/neutered pet is a happier, healthier pet. Make an appointment today.
Who can use the clinic? Those on public assistance or those with low or fixed incomes. If you aren’t sure whether you qualify, please give us a call  859-691-1137
 Sunday, April 22nd      12:00 noon- 3:00 pm 
KY Wags Pet Therapy Children’s Military Appreciation Day

Jeffersontown Community Center    10617 Taylorsville Rd 
 Jeffersontown, KY 40299       Phone: (502) 267-8333

Our Mission -To utilize the relationship between humans and animals to enhance health, independence and quality of life.

-To extend the opportunity for animal-assisted therapy and animal-assisted activities to more people.
-To reduce barriers that prevent involvement of animals in everyday life.
-To expand awareness of the positive effect animals can have on humanity
(502) 562-WAGS (9247) Sign Up to Have Your Facility visited or to become a volunteer.

 Monthly Meetings are held at: (Call Norma 502-649-8533 for above event info) 
St. Matthews Episcopal Church 330 North Hubbards Lane Louisville, KY 40207
    Sunday, April 22nd   &  24/7
Kentucky Animal Rescue and Adoption Listings

The rescue of Kentucky dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, and small domestic mammals, is critical to the well-being of these companions. This page is dedicated to providing rescue lists for all Kentucky pets. We thank all those people who give unselfishly to the saving and placement of the less fortunate, and we hope that any heartache you encounter is overwhelmed by the happiness you make.
Sunday,  April 22nd          2:00 pm-til 
Earth Day Spring Expo &  Plant & Seed Swap  
 Tompkinsville Old Mulkey Meetinghouse State Historic Site
38 Old Mulkey Park Rd. Tompkinsville, KY 42167

Join the fun as Old Mulkey gets ready for gardening! Whether you like vegetable gardens, flower gardens or just want to have a lush lawn there's something for you at this event! We'll begin with a variety of educational presentations and wrap up with our popular "plant and seed swap." 

You are encouraged to bring extra plants, seeds, cuttings, bulbs, ornaments and/or garden magazines to "swap" with other gardeners. Gardening related vendors welcome. Please register by contacting the park. Starts at 2 p.m. Call 270-487-8481.
Sunday,  Apr 22nd    2:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach Jr.

Lexington Children's Theatre 418 West Short Street, Lexington, KY 40507 PHONE 859-254-4546

James Henry Trotter was the saddest and loneliest little boy you could find – at least until the day when a mysterious stranger appeared, a potion was brewed, and a gigantic peach sprang up in his own backyard! 

Now James is off on a wacky adventure with five of the best insect friends anyone could wish for. You won’t want to miss this toe-tapping musical based on Roald Dahl’s classic story of a boy, a peach, and a journey to find home. Recommended for ages 7 and up.
Monday, April 23rd       8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Alley Cat Advocates 
       Quick Fix: 150 spay/neuter appointments( Mon. – Fri.)

Alley Cat Advocates  3044 Bardstown Rd., #204   Louisville, Ky 40205

Alley Cat Advocates offers our Quick Fix option every week. We have approximately 150 appointments available each week . Call 502-634-8777 for an appointment. To provide for the humane treatment of unowned cats in our community by directing a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program in the safest, most efficient and cost effective way possible.
Monday, April 23rd   All day 
Adopt A Kentucky Shelter Pet, Volunteer, Donate, Foster

Kentucky Animal Shelters


 Monday, April 24th                            drop off  8:00 am -8:30 am
      Garrard County Animal Shelter Low Cost Spay Neuter 

White House/Facility     Crab Orchard Rd.        Lancaster, KY 40444

Please help spread the word. Location: Crab Orchard Rd., Lancaster, white house to right of Mine Shields. Call Garrard County Animal Shelter to make appointment or for more information: 859-792-1562. Email below.

The Garrard Co Animal Shelter is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to the protection of all animals from cruelty and exploitation and to the elimination of pet overpopulation. Working to insure the well-being of all animals, the shelter is committed to educating the public about responsible pet ownership, advocating the humane treatment of all animals, and inspiring compassion toward every living creature. Always looking for fosters.
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                Monday,  April 23rd (All week)-28th             8:00 am-2:30 pm
                                                       Estill Animal Shelter

Estill Animal Shelter Ginter Rd                         Ravenna Ky, 40472         (606) 723-3587

Tommy is the manager. They need a photographer. Please stop by and and adopt an animal. Offsite adoptions they hope to pick up soon. They will have a table set up during KY Week to become involved.
Monday, April 23rd and Ongoing ​
 Kentucky Citizens Against Animal Abuse and Domestic Violence

We choose to support and work with our elected officials. We consider them friends who can help us achieve a better life for all vulnerable humans and their pets.

We are not Animal Rights Activists and we do not support the Humane Society of the United States. We do not support any legislation that would deny hunters their legal rights or traditions and will not support restrictive legislation regarding animal agriculture or regulatory restrictions on good farmers and breeders. We promote human and animal welfare and we promote them together because research has proven interpersonal violence and domestic pet cruelty are connected.

We welcome all individual Kentucky voting pet owners who want a safer life for domestic pets and themselves through better legislation that will protect them from those who would bring them harm by neglect, abuse or torture. Founder Dee Robinson!
                                                       Monday, April 23rd                       Ongoing 
Danville-Boyle County Humane Society Mutts with Manners 

Danville-Boyle County Humane Society          Hwy. 127 By-Pass
(across from 84 Lumber)P.O. Box 487    Danville, KY 40423

The Danville-Boyle County Humane Society (DBCHS) has recently launched a new program known as Mutts with Manners to help homeless dogs have their day and find forever homes.

Sponsored by the DBCHS in conjunction with the Northpoint Training Center in Burgin, KY (Northpoint Trained Canines Program), the new program pairs carefully screened prison inmates with 5 shelter dogs for a 6-week period. Ten inmates, working together with a professional trainer, prison staff and volunteers, provide the dogs with basic obedience training, socialization, behavior modification, and one-on-one companionship. In the end the dogs participating in the program graduate with a wealth of valuable skills that help give them an increased chance (or a paw's up!) on finding a loving home.  For more information about our Mutts with Manners call (859) 583-1774 or (859) 329-9436 or write to 

The Mission of the Danville-Boyle County Humane Society is to promote the humane treatment of companion animals through sheltering, adoptions, community education, and spay/neuter programs.  **Danville-Boyle Humane Society Hwy. 127 By-Pass(across from 84 Lumber)  P.O. Box 487 Danville, KY 40423-0487 (859) 238-1117  (859) 936-1571
Monday, April 23rd                            10:00 am-6:00 pm
Kentucky Humane Society Adoptions 

East Campus 1000 Lyndon Lane Louisville, KY 40222 Louisville, KY 40214                    (502) 366-3355

Pls come out and adopt one of our loving pets. Or you can sign up, become a volunteer. Visit

 The Kentucky Humane Society advocates the humane treatment of companion animals through leadership and proactive solutions to pet overpopulation, including adoptions, education and spay/neuter efforts. 

All pets at the Kentucky Humane Society are spayed or neutered and micro-chipped and are up-to-date on vaccinations. If you are thinking about adding a pet to your family, please make adoption your first option. If we don't have the perfect pet for you now, keep checking our website. We take in hundreds of homeless pets a month and have a wide selection of adoptable cats and dogs.

  Monday, April 23rd spotlight      anytime 
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
       Monday, April 23rd                            11:00 am -6:00 pm
Kentucky Humane Society S/N Special 

Kentucky Humane Society      241 Steedly Drive         Louisville, KY 40214

Call the Kentucky Humane Society's SNIP Clinic for spay or neuter surgeries in April for pets under age six months, 636-FIX1 (3491).

The Kentucky Humane Society's S.N.I.P. Clinic is our city's only full-time, donor-supported public spay/neuter clinic. Since it opened in 2007, more than 55,000 cats and dogs have been spayed or neutered--leading to a reduction in the number of pets turned in to local animal shelters. The S.N.I.P. Clinic is located at 2445 Crittenden Drive, Louisville, KY 40217. More about the S.N.I.P. Clinic on website. 
* Visit
* Call (502) 515-3149
Monday-Friday  April 23rd                                12:00 noon- 5:30 pm
Scott County Humane Society Spay & Neuter Clinic

Scott County Humane   751 Slone Drive, Suite 13      Georgetown, KY 40324  
Phone   502-863-3279   

The Scott County Humane Society is pleased to announce  our Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic! For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 502-370-4086.  

The Scott County Humane Society is united in a mission to ensure humane care and conditions for companion animals through spay/neuter, humane awareness education, and responsible pet adoption and ownership.   Monday - Friday 12pm-5:30pm
Monday, April 23rd                                   5:30 pm - 6:30 pm 
 Kentucky Humane Society’s SNIP Clinic

Kentucky Humane Society     241 Steedly Drive                  Louisville, KY 40214

Our S.N.I.P. Clinic provides low-cost spay/neuter services for cats and dogs Monday through Friday. Learn more S.N.I.P. Clinic. Learn more

The clinic offers low-cost wellness exams and vaccinations on Saturdays.  Are you interested in learning more about the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS)? Perhaps you're an adopter or volunteer who hasn't visited us in a while? Maybe you're a donor who wants to see how your money is being used to help the animals?

Or, maybe you're a pet lover who just wants to know more about the animal issues in our community and what KHS is doing to address those issues? Email   Phone 502-515-3149    Website
Starting Monday April 23rd - April 29th
BRAWA says "CELEBRATE with us the 10th Annual
Kentucky Week for the Animals!
Name That Dog Contest!

BRAWA- Barren River Animal Welfare Association
175 Trojan Trl, Glasgow, 42141, KY

We will be having a "Name that Dog" Contest   Here's how to play:
You must stop by the shelter to enter and name the dog that will be pictured on display. If you bring in a donation with you, you will get an additional chance to enter another name. The staff of BRAWA will vote on their favorite name on Monday.The winner will receive a spring gift basket full of fun outdoor activity items. The basket will be on display also at the shelter for all to see.Come out & Celebrate with us this week, we look forward to seeing everyone!

Tuesday, April 24th       10:00 am-4:00 pm 
Logan County Humane Society Adoptions & 
Low Cost Spay & Neuter 

Logan County Humane Society 
1230 Morgantown Road, Russellville, KY 42276         phone # 270-726-2186

See loving dogs waiting for a good home!
See loving cats waiting for a good home!

We are open 5 days a week  from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. We are closed on Wednesdays and Sundays.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
Tuesday, April 24th                  12 noon-4:00  pm
Bowling Green Warren County Humane Adoptions
Bowling Green Humane Society     Humane Society: 270-842-8572  
925 Old Louisville Road,         Bowling Green, KY 42102

Come out and adopt one of our loving adoptables. We have some beauties!  Adoption Ctr: Call   270-783-9404   Website:

Clinic: 270-745-8646      Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10AM-4:30PM, Saturday 10AM-4PM, Sunday 12-4PM 

The Humane Society is an independent, non-profit agency contracted by Warren County to operate the animal shelter, which we moved into in 1983. The Humane Society is not a department of city or county government. The city and county own the shelter building. The Humane Society receives funds from city and county governments to operate the shelter.  The Humane Society's mission is to provide a clean comfortable shelter for homeless, abused, lost and impounded animals of our community; to place as many of these animals as possible in loving and responsible homes and humanely euthanize those not adopted; to investigate complaints of animal abuse/neglect; and to educate the public about responsible care of companion animals, ESPECIALLY SPAY/NEUTER!
Tuesday, April 24th                           Ongoing
The Way Home Rescue Alliance

The Way Home Rescue Alliance      Midway, KY  40347

The Way Home Rescue Alliance is not a shelter with a central location but they do amazing work for all central KY shelters.  Our animals for adoption in The Way Home are all in foster care in the Central Kentucky area. To visit with one, please email the contact person noted in the animal's description on their Petfinder listing. We need volunteers. 

If you have any questions or comments, please email or
There are 4 cities 15 miles to Midway.  Frankfort ,KY,      Georgetown ,KY
Stamping Ground,KY         Versailles ,KY
                           Tuesday, April 24th             Ongoing everyday -All day
Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center Pet Therapy

Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center      200 Veterans Dr.          Hazard, KY 41701

We have been blessed here at the Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center with a facility dog provided to us from Canine Companions for Independence.  Canine Companion “Graham”, a 2 year old blonde golden retriever and Labrador retriever mix and handler Neil Napier (Recreation Director) can be seen throughout the facility providing one on one visits to residents.  

Graham is specifically trained to work in a healthcare setting having the ability to visit residents in multiple situations as well as help with various rehabilitation exercises with our residents.  Graham definitely brightens the day of everyone he meets and is loved by residents and staff.  If you have questions about out Pet therapy program or would like to donate to the “Graham Fund” contact Neil Napier for more information at 606-435-6196.
Tuesday,  April 24th                    12:00 noon-6:00 pm  
  Louisville Metro Adoption Center-Adopt & Volunteer
**Free Adoptions Going On! 

Louisville Metro Animal Services : Animal House Adoption Center
3516 Newburg Road       Louisville, KY 40218     (502) 473-7387

Louisville Metro Animal Services (LMAS) is the only open intake shelter in Louisville Metro. LMAS is committed to caring for the over 10,000 animals that enter the facility every year and giving them a second chance through adoption, rescue, reunification with owners and much more. See SWEET adoptables

The department is dedicated to educating and reaching out to all members of the community to make sure responsible pet ownership and compassion are at the forefront. LMAS has a fundamental mission to protect public health and safety, ensure the humane treatment of animals and provide quality customer service to the public.

Tuesday - Noon - 6 pm    Wednesday - Noon -7 pm   Thursday - Noon - 6 pm   Friday - Noon - 6 pm    Saturday - Noon - 6 pm   Sunday - Noon - 6 pm   Closed - Mondays & Holidays
 Tuesday April 24th  thru April Sat 28th                             12 noon-4:00 pm
Hardin County Animal Shelter Adoptions

Hardin County Animal Shelter 220 Peterson Dr     Elizabethtown, KY        (270) 769-3428

What do some dogs have in common? They all need homes! Each dog has a different personality but they will all happily give you unconditional love if you adopt them as your new family member. ! The adoption fee still includes spay/neuter, microchip, shots and a county license. You can't ask for a better deal on unconditional love!

Hardin County regulations require bully breeds to have a fenced yard or fenced kennel even if you are going to keep them as an inside dog, which we encourage to begin with. Adoption hours are 12-4, Monday-Saturday - please come in and meet one of these amazing dogs to see if they will be a fit for your family! If you have other dogs, please schedule a meet and greet with the shelter by calling 270-769-3428.  Pls visit
Tuesday, April 24th     6:00 pm -8:00 pm 
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Center Volunteer Orientation
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Center 2075 Clermont Rd,   Clermont, KY  40110  Phone: 502-955-8512

Volunteers can give a few hours or several hundred hours, providing support to Bernheim and our visitors. Have fun in the great outdoors by participating in a variety of activities. Take the first step in becoming a Bernheim volunteer by attending this general orientation.

To register or for any questions, contact Amy Joseph Landon, Volunteer Coordinator.
          Tuesday, April 24th                             6:30 pm til
Pawsibilities Unleashed Obedience Class 
and Meet Therapy & Service Dogs

Training Center   1410 Versailles Road     Frankfort, KY 40601 

If you need a service dog, contact us. Link below.
New Service Dogs
Bodie - Mobility Service Dog          Rosie - Medical Alert Service Dog
Shadow - Autism Service Dog          Jett - Diabetic Alert Dog
Jellybean - Medical Alert Service Dog    Hershey -  Medical Alert Service Dog
Lilly - PTSD Service Dog     Sadie - Diabetic Alert Service Dog
We please need fosters!   Email
Jett Town Plaza is located approximately 1/4 mile off exit 58 from I64 toward Frankfort beside the Honda Dealership.
Tuesday, April 24th  7:00 pm-10:00 pm
Pawsome Bingo for No Kill Louisville

Wayside Center 9125 Galene Dr, Louisville, KY 40299

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.
    Wednesday, April 25th                                   10:00 am- 4:30 pm
McCracken Humane Society Humane 
Senior Adoption Days

McCracken County Humane Society   4000 Coleman Road        Paducah, KY 42001     Phone: (270) 443-5923

SENIOR ANIMAL ADOPTION DAYS--Animals have much to offer and make some of the best companions. That is why MCHS believes that just as animals of all ages and abilities should have loving companions, so should people. To help make this a reality, we have Senior Days every Wednesday. See loving  beauties

Adopters over 60 years of age, who cannot afford the full fee will receive a 50 % discount on selected dogs or cats.
                        Wednesday, April 25th                               11:00 am- 4:00 pm
Boone County Animal Cruelty & Laws 
Boone County    Animal Care & Control   5643 Idlewild Road    Burlington, KY 41005 
Phone: (859)586–5285

 Our animal control team consists of 1 field services supervisor and 5 animal control officers (ACO). Our ACOs investigate or respond to over 3500 calls each year and pick up or rescue over 1100 animals. They cover 256 square miles and provide emergency response 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Are you ready for a new love to hop into your life?  Nobody knows how to love more than one of our long term feline residents! They have spent lots of time perfecting their lovin' skills/ These beauties are looking for someone to share them with! 
Wednesday April 25th                 schedule a.m.  time
Owensboro Humane Society Low Cost 
Spay & Neuter Clinic

Owensboro Humane Society  3101  W. Second Street    Owensboro, KY  43201

Cats are now ONLY $55 Dogs are $97 and up if dog weighs 50 lbs more. 
This includes their pain medicine. If you do not have a proof of Rabies vaccination you will have to purchase one for an additional $5. Animals must be 6 months of age. 

For more information please call 270-302-6813. To sign your pet up please come down to the humane society during normal hours. **We accept cash only for our clinic.Owensboro Humane Society is open 7 days a week from 11:00am-4:00pm daily.
 We are in front of the Thompson-Berry Soccer Fields, and next to the Botanical Gardens.  Our website is
Wednesday, April 25th                                   7:00 am-til
My Dog Eats First..Helping Homeless Pets & 
Homeless People  (Waggle Wednesday)

CC Distribution  Center 509 Portland Avenue Louisville, Kentucky 40212

Time: Doors Open at 7:00 am.
What You Need To Bring: We don't require identification, proof of income, etc. for help. If you need pet food we are here for you.
Cost: Our pet food and supplies are distributed on a first-come first-served basis and there is no cost involved but we do appreciate donations since we are completely run on donations and volunteer efforts.

What To Expect: Our doors open at 7:00 p.m. There is often a line outside the door so please dress for appropriate weather conditions. No shopping carts will be allowed in the facility. You will be directed to a table to sign in and will be asked to provide your signature on a waiver releasing MDEF from liability, phone number, the number of people in your home, the number/kind of pets you have and then will be directed to our pet food tables. We distribute 1 gallon size bag of cat food and 2 gallon size bags of dog food per ADULT. We do not give out supplies to children under the age of 18. All children must be accompanied by an adult. All pets must be secured on a leash or in a pet carrier.

3.5 million* Americans are homeless.Between 5% to 10% of homeless people have dogs and/or cats. In some areas of the country the rate is as high as 24%. In most cases the pets are the only companionship that the homeless have. Our mission is to help feed and provide care for the indigent and homeless' pets.

My Dog Eats First, Inc. 2640 Gleeson Lane Suite 2D Louisville, KY 40299
Phone: (502) 694-2746 Email:
Wednesday, April 25th spotlight ​
Ongoing                     6:00 pm-til
Louisville Vegetarian Initiative Dine Out Nights

Locations change for each meetup       Louisville, Kentucky 40205

Check for regular events on our link below. Founded in 2010, LVI are a social group of vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores interested in a vegan diet, living in and around the Louisville area.
Our purpose is to promote a peaceful, sustainable vegan lifestyle, with a focus on animal rights, human health, and the environment. 

Our goal is to come together monthly/bi-monthly to support, promote, and share the joys of veganism. In the past and hopefully to continue in the future are such events we have held: - Vegan potlucks - Dining out events - Walk for Farm Animals - Bake sales and "dessert parties" - Community meetings with discussion topics - Book club
Website is
                                                   Wednesday , April 25th  Ongoing 
            Adopt A Kentucky Shelter Pet, Volunteer, Donate 

Kentucky Animal Shelters

April is Adopt a Greyhound Month!
Greyhounds of Shamrock website

Thursday, April 26th        8:00 am-10:00 pm
5th Annual ASPCA Help a Horse Day
Across Kentucky 
ASPCA Help a Horse Day is celebrated annually on April 26 – a date chosen for its significance to the ASPCA’s long history of horse protection. In 1866, ASPCA founder Henry Bergh stopped a cart driver from beating his horse, resulting in the first successful arrest for horse mistreatment on April 26 of that year.

The protection of horses has been a core part of the ASPCA’s life-saving efforts ever since. Each year, we host a national grant competition in honor of Help a Horse Day to elevate the work of equine rescues who help at-risk horses who’ve been abused, neglected or find themselves homeless. This year, we’re celebrating our fifth annual Help a Horse Day with a nationwide, two-month contest aimed at finding good homes for horses. In KY, visit       
Thursday, April 26th     8:00 am-10:00 pm
How Many Horses Are There In Kentucky?
See Home page on Additional Horse Rescue Organizations on Ways to Help Horses & Donkeys.
                 Thursday, April 26th                                   8:00 am-8:00 pm
WAGS Pet Therapy of Kentucky

See all of  locations on website       Louisville, KY 91072         (502) 239-3231

WAGS Ambassador teams regularly visit all types of facilities throughout the Kentuckiana area. For more information on having a WAGS Ambassador team visit your facility, click on this website’s Contact Us link.

Notes:  Evaluations are scheduled every 3 months.  You must have met the prerequisites and submit the proper paperwork to the evaluation scheduler who will make your appointment for the evaluation.   WAGS Pet Therapy of Kentucky, Inc. is a non-profit, all volunteer organization based in Louisville, KY. We provide animal-assisted therapy and animal-assisted activities.

-To utilize the relationship between humans and animals to enhance health, independence and quality of life.
-To extend the opportunity for animal-assisted therapy and animal-assisted activities to more people.
-To reduce barriers that prevent involvement of animals in everyday life.
-To expand awareness of the positive effect animals can have on humanity
Thursday, April 26th  7:15 am to 2:00 pm

THE KENTUCKY HORSE PARK 4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, Kentucky 40511 Tel. 859-233-4303

We are excited to announce a partnership with the Kentucky Derby Museum to celebrate our 40th Anniversary! Limited spots available for these special tours, which include transportation from Louisville to Lexington and back, lunch, admissions to both attractions and an exclusive guided experience!
starting Thursday, April 26th   8:00am   6:00pm til 

Kentucky Horse Park     IronWorks Pkwy    Lexington, KY  40489

The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event returns to Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, April 26-29. The field includes dozens of riders from countries all over the world.

"Rolex Kentucky" is one of the world's most prestigious equestrian competitions, and is one of only six Four-Star Three-Day Events in the world and the only one in the Western Hemisphere. It is a part of the FEI Classics Series, which unites the top four-star international Eventing competitions from around the world.

Known to fans as "The Best Weekend all Year," the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event offers something for everyone: the highest-level of equestrian competitors, tailgating, music, shopping, bourbon tastings, and more. Visitors also receive general admission to the Kentucky Horse Park, America's only theme park dedicated to horses.
Call (859) 254-8123 to order tickets.

Thursday, April 26th       6:30 pm-8:30 pm 
Dog Obedience Rally and Training Classes
 Hosted by Sugarfoot Farm Rescue
Dunbar's Western Store & Arena, 1973 Hwy 379, Russell Springs, KY

Dog obedience and training classes. Educational topics, literature and speakers throughout the classes. Fee is $2 arena fee plus $10 class fee. ALL dogs ADOPTED through Sugarfoot Farm Rescue or Green River Animal Shelter are free with proof of adoption. Contact Connie Leach to register at 270.566.8560.  Visit
Friday, April 27th  & Ongoing                        Schedule an appt. 
Kentucky Wildlife Center Wildlife Center 
Educational Program

Kentucky Wildlife Center, Inc.       Georgetown, Kentucky 40324

Kentucky Wildlife Center, Inc. will provide education programs for your school or youth group free of charge. The programs can be tailored to fit specific age groups and core requirements.  Generally, we focus on Kentucky native mammals, and we can bring education animals to enhance the learning experience.  However, no actual contact is allowed with the animals.  We also have wonderful pictures and handouts.

Karen Bailey, founder of Kentucky Wildlife Center, Inc.,  received her Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Vanderbilt University.  She is a licensed wildlife rehabilitator with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and a Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator (CWR) with the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council.  She is also certified in the educational training programs, Project Wild and Flying Wild.   KWC is located on a 700 acre horse farm in Georgetown, Kentucky. KWC is located on a 700 acre horse farm in Georgetown, Kentucky.  Website

To schedule a program, please call (859) 983-4330 or email 
Friday, April 27th           9:00 am-11:00 am
Behind The Racing Scene
 Keeneland Race Course 4201 Versailles Road
Lexington, KY 40510   

Includes an insider's look at the Jockey's Quarters where some of racing's leading jockeys prepare for their race day, a walk through the barns, watching the morning workouts, and a tour of the world-renowned Keeneland Sales Pavilion. A limited number of dates and tickets are available for this exclusive experience. Tickets may be purchased in advance online or at the Keeneland Ticket Window.
                                 Friday, April 27th                  10:00 am-5:00 pm
Shelby County Humane Society Adoptions 

Shelby County Humane Society    400 Hudson Blvd.   Shelbyville KY 40065     Phone: (502)633-4033 

Our vision is to build a state of the art, green facility on the 17 acre Mary Gaylord McClean Campus located at 400 Hudson Blvd in Shelbyville KY that will provide a safe haven for lost, abandoned and displaced animals. Our new new facility will be be a place where animal lovers can come to see our adoptable  companion animals in a beautiful setting  which is centered on the physical and emotional needs of the animals and the people who love them.
Friday, April 28th     Call
Pulaski County Humane Society
Pulaski County Humane Society      179 Chris Way  - Somerset, KY 42502 

Somerset Pulaski County Humane Society is committed to proper pet responsibility education and reducing the number of unwanted litters. Non Profit. 

The Pulaski Co. Humane Society offers a monthly Low-cost Spay / Neuter clinic. Our prices are below:  DOG - $80   CAT - $70  Includes surgery, rabies and pain medication. Other vaccines available.
Please call 606-451-2367 leave your name, number and if it's a dog or cat, female or male. We will call you back with more information.
Friday, April 27th       3:30 p.m.​ til
Feed The Deer Program at Woodlands Nature Station

Where: LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153 238           Visitor Center Dr
Golden Pond, KY 42211   (800) 525-7077

It's time to give the deer their daily treats, and you can help! Join us to feed the deer some of their favorite fruits and veggies and learn more about these cautious creatures. This is the best time to get a good look at the Nature Station's resident deer, since they often approach closely at feeding time At Land Between The Lakes Nature Station. Admission fees apply.   Contact: 1-800-LBL-7077
                  Friday, April 27th          5;30 pm-8:30pm
New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program Open House 

Mereworth Farm   t 719 Dolan Lane    Lexington KY 40511     (330) 518-9001.

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program was founded in 1992 to offer retiring racehorses a safe-haven, rehabilitation, and continued education through placement in experienced, caring homes. Most of the horses arriving at New Vocations are injured and thin, suffering the normal occupational hazards of racing. Without a useful skill to offer their previous option was often a one-way ticket to the local livestock auction.

New Vocations provides a safety net for these horses matching them with qualified individuals and following up on their rehabilitation and vocational training to ensure a successful transition. Our focus is on adoption versus retirement, believing that each horse deserves to have an individual home and purpose.

Over 5,500 retired Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds have been placed in qualified homes through New Vocations’ efforts since its inception. These horses have come from 40 different racetracks and have been adopted by families throughout the country.

New Vocations has 3 scenic Ohio locations in Garrettsville, Laurelville, and Marysville. Other locations include: Lexington, Kentucky and Hummelstown, Pennsylvania.More Info: Please visit
Saturday, April 28th    All day 
~April is Heartworm Prevention Awareness Month~
Don't forget to give your pets their HW preventative! 
Saturday, April 28th                 8:00 am-12:00 noon 
The Walk Run and Wag Your Tail 5K 
benefit for Mandy's Mission Dog Rescue

Burnside Elementary School Park  435 E Lakeshore Dr Burnside, KY 42519

The Walk Run and Wag Your Tail 5K is to benefit Mandy's Mission Dog Rescue, a local dog rescue located in Somerset, KY. The race will start and finish at Burnside Elementary School in Burnside, KY. Registration is from 7:00-7:45 AM eastern time, race starts at 8:00 AM. 

Walkers, runners, and furry friends are all welcome. If you bring a dog, please make sure they are on a leash (please no retractable leashes as these can extend too far and cause runners/walkers to trip). We will have participant bags with giveaways for all of the race participants. Lots of door prizes, vendors, and treats for your furry friends!

Medals will be given to the top 3 finishers in each age division and also a prize for the best costume! Door prizes will be drawn! Goodies for all of the furry friends!
Saturday, April 28th                      8:00 am-til
Best Farmer's Markets in Kentucky
Saturday, April 28th  Call for times
Kentucky Spay/Neuter Voucher Programs

Between two million and six million pets are euthanized every year because they are homeless. That means between 11,000 a day. An animal in a shelter is killed every 1.5 seconds. Spaying and neutering helps reverse the tragedy of pet overpopulation, reduces your pet's chances of developing deadly, costly medical problems, and improves your pet's behavior.
Saturday, April 28th                                             7:30 am til
Shamrock Pet Foundation RUN FOR TEAM SHAMROCK!

Starting LineUp
Main Street and Brook Street           Downtown Louisville, Kentucky  40202

Join Louisville's newest running team and help save the lives of Kentuckiana's homeless pets and help control  pet overpopulation through our spay/neuter, rescue, adoption and education programs!

As a team member, you will enjoy a new network of animal loving athletes.  Plus, you'll receive a custom Team Shamrock tee shirt, a FREE training program with Norton Sports Health and more!  You can run, walk or put together a marathon relay team. k.  Whether this is your first race or tenth, Team Shamrock welcomes all skill levels and abilities.  Download our flyer here and Register to join Team Shamrock here.  Visit
Saturday, April 28th       7:30 am-2:00  pm
2018 Paducah Farmers Market Kick Off  

North Second and Monroe Streets in historic downtown Paducah, KY . 42002

Once a month, through September, you don't want to miss the markets' "Celebration Saturdays." These days highlight market vendors and their goods, along with many activities such as childrens' craft tables, acoustic music, balloon animals, face painting, food sampling, cooking demonstrations, plant and farm education, as well as local businesses that may wish to host a booth to spotlight their local products or services.
Saturday, April 28th              8:00 am-12:00  noon 
LIFE House forAnimals Adoptions at the Farmers Market

Franklin County Farmers Market 
401 Wilkinson Blvd Frankfort, KY 40601

Farmers Market is open for the season at above address ! Adoption event if weather permits Owned by Hali Spencer L.I.F.E. House for Animals is located 14 Fido Court PO Box 1365Frankfort, KY 40601 502-875-FIDO (3436)

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.
Wish List: Scoopable Cat Litter Paper Towels Disposable Plastic Gloves 
Trash Bags (lawn & kitchen)Rawhide Chews Cat and Dog Toys Dog Crates Cat Furniture or Scratching Posts Laundry Detergent Bleach Peanut Butter Volunteers
Saturday, April 28th                                              Opens at 8:30 til    
Go Camping with Your Dog

John James Audubon State Park
3100 US Hwy 41 North         Henderson, KY 42419           Phone: (270) 826-2247

Surround yourself with unspoiled, natural beauty in the 69-site campground. A central service building has showers and rest rooms. Picnic tables, grills and a playground are also available in the camping area. Pets are allowed if restrained. Wifi available. 

Nature Center
The Nature Center comprises three areas: a Wildlife Observation Room; the Discovery Center with hands-on exhibits; and the Learning Center, where the park naturalist and art educator conduct environmental and art programs. And a giant bird’s nest is the centerpiece of the Discovery Center, with hands-on exhibits and educational programs.

Park website
 Saturday, April 28th                                      9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adopt A Kentucky Shelter Pet, Volunteer, Donate, Foster
Kentucky Animal Shelters

Saturday, April 28th      9:30 am-10:30 am
KY Humane- Yoga I.S. Helps Shelter Pets
 At Yoga Integrated Science
Yoga Integrated Studio    211 Clover Lane   Louisville. KY

Love Yoga- or want to try it out? A monthly class by Yoga Integrated Science benefits the animals at the Kentucky Humane Society and is free when you bring in an item from the KHS Wish List or a monetary donation!

Lauren Eirk, a Louisville native, opened Yoga Integrated Science Wellness Center in 2010. Her vision was not only to teach Yoga, but to help empower people to live healthily and holistically. And for Lauren, this means also caring about animals!

“I feel such a calling to help those who cannot help themselves,” says Lauren, who once wanted to be a veterinarian.With limited time to volunteer, she decided to host a monthly benefit class for the Kentucky Humane Society. Attendees make a cash donation of their choice. Every $10, $20 or more adds up: since 2014, the studio has collected more than $5,000 to help our animals. In addition, the studio has a “wish list” bin in the lobby to collect needed items.

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