The 12th Annual  Kentucky Week for the Animals will joyfully take place from April 18-April 26, 2020 (postponed because of COVID shutdown).  Please join us in planning for the next exciting week for Kentucky's animals!

We are excited to announce that the Kentucky Week for the Animals, presented by Animal World USA, kicks off on Saturday, April 18, 2020.   See our Calendar of Events page for more details on the wide array of events taking place across Kentucky during this amazing Kentucky Week for the Animals.   

Visit Animal World USA Weeks website at: to see how other states and countries have celebrated their week. 

Throughout the special week, shelters, rescue groups, and humane organizations across the state will be hosting wonderful animal-related special events. Educators, students, businesses and caring citizens across Kentucky will be joining in as well, each planning activities to celebrate and help animals.  

Events will include adoption fairs, free and low cost spay/neuter  events, shelter days, animal programs in libraries, wildlife events, farm animals events and therapy dogs visiting hospitals and living-assisted homes. 

Also included are pet food donation drives, a salute to our K9 military and search and rescue dogs,  cat initiatives, special programs at sanctuaries, blessing for the animals, and fun-filled festival days for families to come and enjoy food, music and the amazing animals! Kentucky Earth Day events will be spotlighted, of course!

Become Involved! Events are being planned now, and we encourage animal lovers everywhere in Kentucky participate!  See the page "Become Involved" on this website for lots of great ideas and suggestions on what you can do.

See the Calendar of Events for exciting events scheduled and please note we will be adding events and activities up to the kickoff of the week. Please call or send us your ideas and suggestions. We want you to help create this special  Kentucky Week for the Animals . God Bless the beautiful state of Kentucky!

Please Join Together with:

           Governor Andy & Britainy Beshear 

Animal World USA
Alley Cat Advocates
Animal Care Society
Animal Hospital, Bowling Green
Animal Law Coalition
Animal Protection League of McCreary County
Arbor Day Foundation
Ashley Cecil, Artist
A Voice for Animals    
Barren River Animal Welfare Association
Bluegrass Animal Welfare League
Bluegrass Boxer Rescue
Bluegrass Training and Therapy Center.
Bluegrass Wildlife Rescue  
Boone County Animal Care & Control 
Bowling Green-Warren C ounty Humane Society
Boyd County Kentucky Animal Shelter
Brekenridge County Animal Shelter
Butler County Animal Shelter 
Campbell County Animal Shelter
Carroll County Adoptable Animals
Central Bank
Central KY Regional Humane Society, Inc.
Central Kentucky Riding for Hope 
Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge
Chasing the Sun Stables
CF Elegance Pet Grooming & Spa
Christian County Animal Shelter
Church of the Advent
Corgi Rescue & Adoption of Northern KY
Danville-Boyle County Humane Society
Dee Robinson
Dewey Dam Dog & Cat Protection Society
Dimensions Educational Foundation
Dog Wizard- Training, Louisville
Dogtown Daycare & Boarding, Lexington
Dogs Deserve Better
Downtown Lexington Corporation
Dreamland Animal Rescue
Earth Heart Aromatherapy 
Edmonson County Animal Shelter
Elliott Wildlife Rehab
Fort Knox Army Base
Franklin County Humane Society
Freedom Farms and K9
Friends of Powell County Pets, Inc.
Friends of the Animals of Jessamine County, Inc
Friends of the Shelter, Union, KY
Froggy 104.9, Frankfort 
Kingfish Restaurants
Gallatin Area Greyhound Adoption
God's Little Creatures Rescue
Glasgow Dog Park
Glasgow-Barren County Animal Shelter
GRRAND, Golden Retriever Rescue & Adoption of Needy Dogs
Grayson County Humane Society/SPCA
Green Hills Therapy
Green River Animal Shelter
Green River Animal Welfare League 
Greyhound Pets of America, Louisville, KY
Greyhounds of Shamrock
Hancock County KY Animal Shelter
Happy Paws Spay/Neuter Clinic
Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue
HaiMAx Pet Salon, Louisville, KY
Holly's Place 
Home at Last Animal Sanctuary   
Humane Society Animal League for Life of Madison County 
Canines & Felines
Haven for Dogs - Lexington, Kentucky
Heart of Kentucky Sheltie Rescue - Winchester, Kentucky
Heartland Animal Life Organization - Lebanon Junction, Kentucky
H.elping A.nimals Get a S.econd C.hance - Franklin, Kentucky
Henderson Animal Shelter - Henderson, Kentucky
Herding Dog Rescue of Kentucky - Goshen, Kentucky
Holly's Place - Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
Home at Last Animal Sanctuary - Salvisa, Kentucky
Home I Go Rescue - Mt. Vernon, Kentucky
Humane Society, Animal League for Life - Madison County, Kentucky
Humane Society of Calloway County - Murray, Kentucky
Humane Society of Christian County - Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Humane Society of Gallatin County - Glencoe, Kentucky
Humane Society of Harrison County - Cynthiana, Kentucky
Humane Society of Marshall County - Benton, Kentucky
Humane Society of Nelson County - Bardstown, Kentucky
Humane Society of Northern Kentucky - 
Humane Society of Henderson County      
Humane Society of Marshall County
Humane Society of Oldham County 
John James Audubon State Park
Justice for Abused Animals
Kenton County Library
Kentuckiana Pug Rescue
Kentucky Association for Environmental Education
Kentucky Department of Agriculture
Kentucky Doberman 
Kentucky Equine Abilities Center Therapeutic Riding
Kentucky Horse Park Foundation
KET, Kentucky’s statewide public television network
Old Friends Equine Retirement
Kentucky Citizens Against Animal Abuse and Domestic Violence
Kenton County Animal Shelter      
Kentucky Great Dane Rescue
Kentucky Horse Council 
Kentucky Horse Council’s Save Our Horses (SOHO)
Kentucky Horse Park
Kentuckiana Pug Rescue - Louisville, Kentucky
Kentucky Boston Terrier Rescue - Drakesboro, Kentucky
Kentucky Doberman Rescue
Kentucky Humane Society Lifelong Friends - Louisville, Kentucky
Kentucky Lab Rescue - Winchester, Kentucky
Kentucky Humane Society - Louisville, Kentucky
Kentucky Humane Society
Lawrence County Humane Society Animal Shelter
Leslie County Animal Control
Leslie County Humane Society
Lexington Fayette Animal Care & Control
Lexington Humane Society
Lexington Legends baseball team
LIFE House for Animals 
LifeBridge for Animals
Lifehouse 4 Animals 
Logan County Humane Society
Louisville Metro Animal Services
Love on a Leash Therapy Pets
Lucy Duane, Young Student working for the rescued horses in Kentucky
Madison County Animal Shelter
Maine Coon Rescue - Franklin, Kentucky
Marion County Animal Control
McCracken County Animal Shelter
Menifee County Animal Shelter
Mountain View Rescue
Movie Gallery, Russellville
Muhlenberg County Humane Society 
Mutbone Dog Rescue
NIFAA -National Institute for Animal Advocacy
Nelson County Animal Control and Protection
No Kill Louisville
Not One Sparrow
Old Friends Equine, A Retirement Home for Retired Thoroughbreds, Georgetown
Operation Catsnip, Inc.
Paul Sawyier Public Library, Frankfort
Paws for A Cause
P.A.W.S. Animal Shelter 
Pawsibilities Unleashed Pet Therapy of Kentucky, Inc
Pet School and Hotel, Louisville
Pike County Animal Shelter
Powell County Dog Pound
Primate Rescue Center, Inc
Pulaski County Animal Shelter
Rainhill Equine Facility
Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky
Repets Animal Rescue & Adoption Center
Rerun, Inc, Adopt a Thoroughbred
Reverend Carole Mahaffey
Riding for the Son
Rowdy Rescue
St Luke United Methodist Church, P.E.T.S. Ministry 
(Pets Enrich the Soul)
Shamrock Foundation
Shelby County Animal Shelter
Shelby County No Kill Mission 
Shelby County Humane Society
Simpson County Animal Shelter
Shelby County No Kill Mission 
SOAR, Speak Out And Rescue
Speak Up for Horses
Sugarfoot Farm Rescue Inc.
Taylor County Animal Shelter
The Center for Courageous Kids
The Excellor Fund for Horses
The Gryphon Press
The Trixie Foundation
Thoroughbred Charities of America, Lexington
Troy Yocum, his dog Emmy "Run for the Fallen."
True Heart MinPin Rescue, Inc.
Unchained Love
UNITED Against Dog-Fighting in Kentucky
United Rescues of Kentucky
Unity Church of Middletown
University of Kentucky - Work-Life Pet Care Program
Veterans Helping Today’s Returning Heroes
Veterinarians for Equine Welfare
WAGS- Wonderful Animals Giving Support
Wildcat Service Dogs
Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery
Wonderful Animals Giving Support (WAGS)
Woodford Humane Society
Woodstock Animal Foundation
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Thank you to the Governor for officially  proclaiming
Kentucky Week for the Animals!  
Scroll to read the 2019 Governor's Proclamation.

Announcing 12th Annual
Kentucky Week for the Animals
 Returns.....2024 dates TBA!

Our gratitude to Governors Steven Beshear and  Matt Bevin for their support and proclamations and look forward to working with Governor Andy Beshear and  staff!
  12th  Annual
 Kentucky Week for the Animals

Andy Beshear 
Please learn how to help retired racehorses 
on both calendar pages.
Steven Beshear
Matt Bevin
Cover by KY artist Ashley Cecil 
"The Bluegrass State"
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Week for the Animals 
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