Kentucky Week for the Animals
2017 Calendar Will be Growing Each Day!

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, April 21st   5:00 pm -8:00 pm
~Bluegrass Senior Dogs Adoption Event~

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

Please visit us and meet some of our loving adoptable cats at the new Pet Valu. The mission of the rescue groups is to care for our area’s homeless animals, to re-home as many animals as possible, and to improve animal welfare throughout our community.
See loving adoptables!
Saturday, April 22nd        8:30 am -12:00 noon
Bowling Green Warren County Humane Society 5K Walk
"Walk with Friends, Walk with Family or Walk a 
Shelter Dog!"

Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport
1000 Woodhurst Drive                  Bowling Green, KY 42103

The Bowling Green-Warren County Humane Society will hold it's annual 5K Fundraising Walk. Walk with Friends, Walk with Family or Walk a Shelter Dog!*

*Please contact the shelter prior to the event if you want to walk a shelter dog. For more information call 270-783-9404. See our loving adoptables. Our shelter is filling up. Please consider adding a new best friends to your family.

See all the fun we have plannned. It is going to be a blast. If you, your business, etc, are interested in sponsoring, please email me at for more details Thank you in advance for helping us save lives!!!
Humane Society: 270-842-8572 Adoption Center: 270-783-9404
Clinic: 270-745-8646

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!

Saturday, April 22nd      8:30 am-11:00 am 
Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park Annual 
Lakeshore Clean up-Leave No Trace 

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

Volunteers can pick up litter around the lakeshore. Garbage bags, gloves and drinking water will be provided. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. on the Marina Road above the beach area and a cookout for volunteers will be held after the cleanup at the lower shelter. For more information, call 606-398-7251 or 606-398-7510.
​         Saturday, April 22nd     All week                      9:00 am- 5:00 pm
The International Museum of the Horse 
'Treasures of the Bluegrass'

International Museum of the Horse
4089 Iron Works Parkway        Lexington, KY 40511       (859) 259-4232

The International Museum of the Horse  The International Museum of the Horse presents a new concept in special exhibitions with its opening of Equine Treasures of the Bluegrass. Utilizing the museum’s permanent exhibits and collections as its framework, as well as art and artifacts from some of the Commonwealth’s leading museums, libraries and private collectors, the exhibit is the most comprehensive exhibition ever produced telling the fascinating story of the mystical bond between Kentuckians and their horses.
(800) 678-8813.    See current exhibits at
Saturday, April 22nd    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 9:00am until the trees are gone! Small bare-root tree saplings are from the Kentucky Department of Forestry and the National Arbor Day Foundation:

Redbud,  Grey Dogwood, Roughleaf Dogwood,  Kentucky Coffee Tree, Pawpaw
Loblolly Pine,  River Birch

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 22nd           9:00 am-4:00 pm
 ALL DAY celebration of Pet Valu 1st Anniversary
w/ Boone County Animal Shelter

Turfway Crossings      1336 Hansel           Florence, KY 41042        (859) 371-1133

Stop by and join the fun while we celebrate our first full year in the community!
We will have raffles, prizes, adoption information, and SO much more!
We will also welcome:
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM : NKY Pet Sit LLC
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM : Doggie Paddles LLC
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM : LLR Canine Obedience
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM : Erlanger Veterinarian Hospital
12:00-4:00 PM : Boone County Animal Shelter    For more information, please call 859-371-1133
                                   Saturday, April 22nd                                9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Herpetology Weekend at Natural Bridge State Resort Park 

Natural Bridge State Resort Park  Natural Bridge State Resort Park
Slade, KY 40376

Natural Bridge State Resort Park is hosting Herpetology Weekend, April 21-22, 2017. This weekend is a great way to learn about some of nature’s most misunderstood critters: snakes, lizards, turtles, salamanders and frogs!

On Saturday, April 22, experienced herpetologists will lead morning and afternoon field trips into the Red River Gorge and surrounding areas to observe reptiles and amphibians in their native habitat. Herpetology professionals will be speaking on Friday and Saturday evening in the Woodland Center. 

Hiking trails and other recreational opportunities are available. For more information call 606-663-2214. F
                      Saturday, April 22nd                         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 22nd                              10:00 am- 4:00 pm
Pet Appreciation Day

Pet Valu      1336 Hansel Ave        Florence, KY 41042     (859) 371-1133

Boone County Shelter Adoption Wagon. Girl Scouts will be having a kitten season drive to help with supplies for Boone County !  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 22nd                10:00 am- til 
Earth Day Hike @Wickliffe Mounds
'All About Butterflies' 

Wickliffe Mounds  Historic Site    94 Green St         Wickliffe, KY 42087

Celebrate Earth Day  with an event that focuses on nature and sustainability with one of our most popular pollinators -- Butterflies! The program features butterflies that are found in your backyard, how to identify them, overview of their habitat and anatomy, and how you can help them thrive in the environment with a plant seed give-away. Make and take home a butterfly mobile! This is a great family activity for all ages and is included with paid museum admission of $5 adults, $4 children. Program is from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Don't forget to bring a picnic lunch! For more information, please call the park office at 270-335-3681. 

For more information, please call the park office at 270-335-3681 or email or visit our website at  (270) 335-3681
    Saturday, April 22nd                          11:00 am- 4:00 pm 
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 22nd   11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Molly's Mutts & Sparky Adoption Day

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

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

Our goal is to give them a temporary, loving home while providing vaccinations, spay or neutering, and finding forever homes for every animal that passes through our doors. Donations are always accepted.  Organization founded in 2012, but our family has been saving dogs for decades!  Visit
                                       Saturday, April 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.
                         Saturday, April 22nd                       1:00 pm-3:00 pm
LIFE House for Animals Rabies Clinic 

LIFEHouse  14 Fido Ct        Frankfort, KY    40601        (502) 875-3436

Rabies Clinic 1-3pm @ Life House for Animals - Call 502-695-1155 for more information
Rabies Clinic @ Life House for Animals   Call: 502-695-1155 for information

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 animlas and adopters.
                                         Saturday, April 22nd                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 22nd                     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 22nd    11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Utica Market Earth Day Celebration

Trunnell’s Farm Market & Family Fun Acre is located on Hwy. 431 in Utica and Trunnell’s HWY. 54 Market & Deli is located on Hwy. 54 in 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 22nd                              11:00 am-2:00pm
My Dog Eats First..Helping Homeless Pets & 
Homeless People 

CC Distr Center      509 Portland Avenue     Louisville, Kentucky 40212

Join us at our distribution center as Compassionate Creations teaches a class on how to make sleeping mats for the homeless out of Kroger bags! Bring your own scissors and 10 Kroger bags if you have them.

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:
Saturday, April 22nd   11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Woodstock Animal Foundation Adoptions 

 PetValu    4750 Hartland Parkway Hartland Shopping Ctr      Lexington, KY 40515. Phone: 859-309-1850. 

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,

Saturday, April 22nd                            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
Sunday, April 23rd        11:00 am - 2:00 am
Earth Day at HopCat Lex

HopCat      410 West Short Street     Lexington, KY40507

This Earth Day (4/22) we will be partnering with & raising funds for 12 different non-profit organizations across all our locations. HopCat Lexington is partnering with Seedleaf. SeedLeaf is the 501c3 organization that takes our compost! This grassroots composter works to nourish communities by growing, cooking, sharing, and recycling food. Not only do they work with local area restaurants as ‘compost partners’ eliminating thousands of gallons of organic waste from Lexington’s waste stream, they also put this compost to good use in community area gardens!
   Saturday, April 22nd  (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 40 lbs or over dogs 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 22nd                            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 22rd                                 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 22nd                         11:00 pm -2:00 pm
 Louisville chapter of Greyhound Pets of America

Petsmart    (1020 Veterans Pkwy)   Clarksville        812-285-1905

Meet & Greets are a great way to learn more about greyhounds. We hope that you come by and visit with us if you are in the area! Adopted dogs and available dogs will be there to meet, along with some of our volunteers that can answer any questions you may have.

We are always investigating additional Meet & Greet opportunities. Please let us know if you have any suggestions for potential locations.  Email
We are the Louisville chapter of Greyhound Pets of America.

GPA-Louisville is a 501(c)(3) all-volunteer organization which relies entirely on donations and gifts from people like you and organization which support our efforts.
Phone:  (502) 995-3767   Visit
Saturday, April April 22nd       1:00-3:00 pm
'Unchained Love' Spring Pack Walk  
Downtown Paducah Riverfront 

Time for our 2017 pack walks spring kick off. Downtown Paducah Ky. Walk the river front with us and your pouch. Please no retractable leashes. Please pick up after your fur kid. All dogs are welcome. No charge. Come out and have fun with us! (AWESOME organization)
Saturday, April 22nd                           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 22nd     2:00 pm -5:00 pm
~Lifehouse for Animals Pet Adoption Event~

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

Please visit us and meet some of our loving adoptable cats at the new Pet Valu. The mission of the rescue groups  is to care for our area’s homeless animals, to re-home as many animals as possible, and to improve animal welfare throughout our community.  L.I.F.E. House for animals was established in 1997 by three board members who saw a need for a no euthanasia pet adoption facility dedicated to finding loving homes for pets in need. The Fido Court facility in Frankfort, KY opened in May 2003. Wish List
Scoopable Cat Litter    Paper Towels  isposable 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 22nd     2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Saluto Wildlfe Center - Meet a Critter!
Saluto Wildlfe Center
1 Sportsman's Ln, Frankfort, KY 40601 (502) 564-7863

Join us at the Salato Center for a Meet-A-Critter, one of our most popular programs! This is your opportunity to get an up close and personal look at some of the animals that call the Salato Center home. Those hoping for a hands-on encounter will have the chance to touch snakes and turtles while the groundhog and raptors can be admired from a close distance.

Saturday, April 22nd                              6:00 pm - til
Franklin County Humane Society 
5th 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 5th 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.

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 baskets to offer for your bidding pleasure. Dinner will begin at 7:00 p.m. with a star-studded list of celebrity waiters from Franklin County and beyond. Waiters participating in this year's event will be posted as they are confirmed. Seats will go fast so reserve your seat early!

For tickets email
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 22nd                                                  6:00 pm-11:00 pm  
Barren River Animal Welfare Association 
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 by Andy and the Rockers. 
Visit page
See our loving adoptables
                                    Saturday,  April 22nd                   7:00 pm til
The 2nd Annual Ales for Tails fundraiser 
to benefit Hardin County Shelter Pets 

Boundary Oak Distillery   2000 Boundary Oak Dr,      Radcliff, KY 40160 

2nd Annual Ales for Tails fundraiser to benefit Hardin County shelter pets is set for April 22 at Boundary Oak Distillery. The event this year will feature silent and live auctions, music by local band Poor Man's Grave and heavy hors d'oeuvres by Tony York's on Main.

   FOHCAS is excited to work with the Boundary Oak staff to provide an elegant and fun setting for our annual fundraiser. We are looking forward to a successful night that will benefit our Hardin County Shelter pets!  Thank you to our sponsors Pet Supplies Plus, John Kenyon Eye Institute, Elizabethtown Pediatric Dentistry and The Cecilian Bank for their support of Hardin County pets.  
Tickets are $55 online until April 21 and $65 at the door the night of the event.
                                Sunday, April 23rd                             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 23rd                     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 23rd                   9:00 am-4:00 pm
Kentucky Humane --Metzger's Country Coral 

Metzger's     6791 Shelbyville Road     Simpsonville, KY 40067

Come to Metzger's Country Store on Sunday, April 23, to meet Kentucky Humane Society orphaned foals, Lil' Sebastian, and working cats! We'll be hosting a wish list and donation drive, so you can purchase items from Metzgers for our orphaned foals and needy horses. We'll also have KHS merchandise for sale - including "I Met Lil' Sebastian" T-shirts!

You can also meet our Working Cats who are looking for barn homes. This is a family-friendly free event.​Come to Metzger's Co    Visit
Sunday, April 23rd                 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 23rd                                      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 23rd                                 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 23rd                                              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 Month-Don't Forget the Preventative!
                       Sunday, April 23rd                           11:00 am  -5:00 pm
~Dog Wash by Civitan & Misfit Hounds Rescue Adoptions 

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

Please visit us and meet some of our loving adoptable cats at the new Pet Valu.  The mission of the rescue groups y is to care for our area’s homeless animals, to re-home as many animals as possible, and to improve animal welfare throughout our community.

"We go where Beagles dare!"  Coonhounds, Foxhounds, and Beagle advocate and foster. Amazon wishlist: Misfit Hounds Paypal :

                                   Sunday, April 23rd                            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 23rd                   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 23rd       12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue

Petco  5453 North Bend Rd      Cincinnati, OH 45247 *just across KY state border    (513) 389-9447

This is a monthly event , Please come visit us if not this month next month!! It is held the 4th Sunday of every month. Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue is a NO KILL shelter located in Ohio dedicated to saving and placing abused, abandoned, and neglected Great Danes in suitable, loving, and forever homes in Northern Kentucky, Ohio,and a small portion of Eastern Indiana. The welfare and safety of the Great Danes and other dogs are our main concern. Visit
 Sunday, April 23rd     1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Field Work with  the Mules

Land Between the Lakes location   LBL 36.6554856,-87.9752916

The plan today is to harness Dan and Todd to work the fields, but if it's too wet, the farmers will tend to other jobs such as making shingles, woodworking, building fences, stripping and tying tobacco, blacksmithing, or brushing the winter coat off the oxen and mules. Ages 13 and up - $5 Ages 5-12 - $3 Ages 4 and under - Free  Contact: 1-800-LBL-7077   call 1-800-LBL-7077 or visit the l LBL website at

What better place to begin your journey than at the Golden Pond Visitors’ Center. You’ll find helpful maps and brochures of everything there is to see and do within the 170,000 acres that make up the Land Between the Lakes. 
Sunday, April 23rd  1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Earth Day Celebration 
Somerset Community College  808 Monticello St, Somerset, Kentucky 42518
Reptiles, birds, butterflies, bees, kayaks, chickens, lambs, trees, rabbits, fish and more will all be on hand at the 12th annual Somerset Community College Earth Day celebration.
The event, will feature over 60 exhibits and displays!

The SCC Earth Day Celebration runs from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is FREE and open to the public.
Sunday,  April 23rd  2:00 pm -5:00 pm
Liftoff Equestrian  5380 Troy Pike       Versailles, KY 40383

Join the Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center (MMSC) in celebrating the ASPCA® national Help A Horse Day with the Liftoff Horseless Horse Show and Fair! 

The highlight of the event, the Horseless Horse Show, gives you the opportunity to imitate your favorite four-legged equine partner by jumping courses of human-sized jumps and obstacles! Participants of all ages are welcome.
Kissing Booth with OTTB Light and Thunder aka "Andy"
-Meet the Thoroughbreds of Liftoff Equestrian Center
-Paint your own horseshoe
-Face painting
-Feed sack races
-Bucket toss game
-Pony rides      -Inflatable bowling    -Carrot Cake and Apple Pie Bake-off
-Bake sale snacks and drinks   -Wine Tasting with Wildside Winery, 21 and older please
  Sunday, April 23rd   & Ongoing 
Pet Guardian Angels of America 
Kentucky Animal Rescue and Adoption Listings
~Rescue dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, and small domestic mammals~

The rescue of Kentucky dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, and small domestic mammals, is critical to the well-being of these companions. This site is dedicated to providing rescue lists for all Kentucky pets. Please consider saving a life. This site covers five categories of pets: Dogs, Cats, Small Mammals, Birds, and Fish and Reptiles. The best way to view all of the different categories and the indexed data associated with each category is by using the Navigation Bars at the top of each page and post on our website above..
Sunday, April 23rd          spotlight & Ongoing  
The Arrow Fund 

The Arrow Fund        PO Box 1127     Prospect, KY 40059

 Providing medical treatment to animals who are victims of extreme torture, abuse, and neglect. Please see
For inquiries regarding adoptions, please contact
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact
For general inquiries, please contact
Monday , April 24th       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 24th   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 24th (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 24th 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 24th                       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 24th                            6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Kentucky Humane Society Paint the Ponies 

 Uptown Art     Louisville, KY 40214                    (502) 366-3355

 Come out to Uptown Art on Monday, April 24 to paint, meet KHS Horse Ambassador Lil' Sebastian, enjoy the cash bar, and meet other horse enthusiasts!

The cost is $50 and includes your canvas and all painting supplies. You'll go home with your own equine masterpiece! And proceeds benefit the Kentucky Humane Society's Equine C.A.R.E. Program. "Paint the Ponies" helps the horses at the Kentucky Humane Society and part of our celebration of ASPCA #HelpAHorse Day.  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. 
Please RSVP to Frank Hanlon, Community Relations Manager, at 502-515-3143 or
  Monday, April 25th 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 25th                            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 24th                                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 24th                                     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 24th - April 30th
BRAWA says "CELEBRATE with us the 9th 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 May 1st. 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 25th       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 25th                  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 25th                           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 25th             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 25th                    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 25th  thru April Sat 29th                             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 25th                        Call for times
Kentucky Spay/Neuter Voucher Programs

Between four million and six million pets are euthanized every year because they are homeless.  That means between 11,000 and 16,000 pets are euthanized every day simply because they are homeless.
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.
          Tuesday, April 25th                             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.
    Wednesday, April 26th                                   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 26th                               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 26th                 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 $30 Dogs are $87. 
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 26th spotlight (going thru November 1st)
 MAn'O'WAr 100 Year Anniversary 


Opening to the public on March 29th at the International Museum of the Horse, this one-of-a-kind tribute to the legendary racehorse will give visitors a chance to learn more about his amazing career and experience never before seen items on display. Included in the price of admission to the park, the exhibit will run through the summer and fall, closing on November 1st, the day of Man o’ War’s passing. 

See all the exciting exhibits and events going on to celebrate MAn'O'WAr!!
Will be going thru November 1st). 859-233-4303

See the most amazing Man o' War
Read more.'_War
Wednesday, April 26th    5:00 pm- 7:00 pm
VIP Petcare Clinic 
Pet Valu Florence (Turfway Crossings), Florence, KY     call 859-371-1133

Join us at Pet Valu Florence (Turfway Crossings) on the following Wednesdays from 5:00-7:00 PM for an affordable, preventative veterinary care clinic with VIP Petcare! No appointment needed! For more information, please call 859-371-1133!
Wednesday, April 26th 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 27th  Ongoing 
            Adopt A Kentucky Shelter Pet, Volunteer, Donate 

Kentucky Animal Shelters


April is Adopt a Greyhound Month!
Greyhounds of Shamrock website

Thursday, April 27th                                   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 27 (8:00am to Sunday, April 30th)  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 27-30. 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 27th                               6:00 pm til
Lexington Humane Society at Rolex 3 Day Event  
w/ Lexington Humane Society Adoptables 

Kentucky Horse Park 4089 Iron Works Pkwy   Lexington, KY 40511           (859) 233-4303

Are you going to be at the Rolex KY Three-Day Event? Stop by our tent and visit our doggie kissing booth, gift shop and adoptable dogs! 

Shelter hours daily. Adoption Center   Monday - Thursday and Saturday: 12pm - 6pm
Friday: 12pm - 8pm     Sunday: 1pm - 5pm
- See more about their amazing work at:
Friday, April 28th(thru Sun April 30th)          early check in 
Christian Veterinary Mission Retreat

Country Lake Christian Retreat Center     815 Country Lake Rd
Underwood, IN 47177     

Christian Veterinary Mission is hosting a retreat for veterinary professionals to get away, fellowship, and be refreshed. Speakers will be sharing on topics of joy, grace, rest and much more. Join us April 28-30th in Southern, Indiana, at Country Lake Christian Retreat Center. Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association

If a weekend of spiritual, emotional, and physical refreshment sounds like just what you need, then the Southeast Professional Real Life Real Impact is going to be perfect for you. You’ll hear from an exceptional lineup of speakers, worship and fellowship with likeminded Christian vet professionals, but still have time to enjoy nature and get alone with God.

Please join us at beautiful Country Lake Christian Retreat Center, and invite your spouses, techs, and friends, to come along for a restful Christ-filled weekend! 
Check out for more details and to register for the event.  Contact:Lauren Charles         502-612-1357
Friday, April 28th  & 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 28th           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 29th                  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 28th       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 28th          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 22nd                 8:00 am-12:00 noon 
The Walk Run and Wag Your Tail 5K 
benefit for Mandy's Mission Dog Rescue

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 29th  Ongoing 
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!
Saturday, April 29th                      8:00 am-til
Best Farmer's Markets in Kentucky
Saturday, April 29th                                       9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Humane Society of Calloway County
Annual  Yard Sale
Calloway County Public Library 
Community Room       Main Street    Murray, KY  42071     (270) 753-2288 

 Donations from many households!  - Volunteers needed  - Call 270-759-1884 or email See loving adoptables  

The purpose of our Humane Callaway Society shall be the prevention of cruelty to animals, the relief of suffering among animals and the extension of humane education
Mission Statement   The mission of this Society is to unite animals and people in the community to enrich their lives and to advocate for compassion and kindness toward animals and people everywhere.   Pls visit animal shelter website too.
Saturday, April 29th                                             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 29th       7:30 am-2:00  pm
2017 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 29th              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 29th                                              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 29th                                      10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adopt A Kentucky Shelter Pet, Volunteer, Donate, Foster
Kentucky Animal Shelters

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