Kentucky Week for the Animals
2019 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, April 19th    5:00 am - 8:00 pm
BlueGrass Pug Rescue Flight of the Pug 2

 West Sixth Brewing 501 W 6th St, Ste 100, Lexington, Kentucky 40508

Flight of the Pug "2" 
We are getting together at West 6th Brewing for an evening of "flights" and raffle items and the Quilt raffle winner will be drawn at 8 p.m.! 
Bring your pug or any friendly, leashed dog!  

*** (Every time you buy a flight in one of our taprooms, you are presented with a Wooden Nickel that gives you the opportunity to give $1 to a local non-profit or use it for $1 off merchandise. The non-profit is different each month, This is just one of the many ways you can drink good beer and do good things.)

BLUEGRASS PUG RESCUE is the Wooden Nickel non-profit for the month of April!
Meet our Adoptable Pugs!
Click here to complete an adoption application (applications also accepted for "coming soon" Pugs). Be sure to check out our Facebook page for frequent photo updates and stories! 

Bluegrass Pug Rescue's mission is to rescue abused, abandoned, homeless unwanted Pugs, rehabilitate them and place them into loving, permanent adoptive homes in Kentucky. 
Saturday, April 20th         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, 20 Apr 2019, 9:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Louisville Metro Animal Services
Low Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic

Wyandotte Park 1104 B eecher Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40215 (502) 574-7275

LMAS will host a low cost Rabies Clinic at Wyandotte Park on Saturday, April 20th from 9am-12pm. et owners can get 1 or 3 year rabies vaccinations, purchase or renew a pet license or have their pet microchipped.

Pricing is as follows:

1YR RABIES Vaccination - $10 3YR RABIES Vaccination - $15
1YR PET LICENSE- $10 -Seniors - $5 Unaltered - $60
3YR PET LICENSE - $27 - Senior - $13.50
MICROCHIP - $25 ***6% sales tax applies to all services***
DAPP Vaccination - FREE thanks to a Grant!!! All dogs must be leashed & cats must in a carrier.
​         Saturday, April 20th     All week                      9:00 am- 5:00 pm
The International Museum of the Horse 
Chronicle of African Americans in the Horse Industry
International Museum of the Horse
4089 Iron Works Parkway        Lexington, KY 40511       (859) 259-4232

The history of the horse industry in America cannot be separated from African American history. From slavery to agriculture to professional sports, one could say that the entire equine industry has been built on the backs of African Americans. Likewise, American culture was built around horses. Recognition of individuals, their contributions and achievements is long overdue, and the memory-holders are fading away. The ultimate goal of the Chronicle is to create an online, interactive archive to house and display photos, documents, artifacts, and oral histories. Users will be able to connect the past to the present.
Call (800) 678-8813.    See current exhibits at
Saturday, April 20th          9:00 am- til 1:00 pm
 Arbor Day Tree Give-away from Master Garderner
at 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!

First come - first served! 3 trees per family
Master Gardeners will be available for tree and planting advice.
List of trees for 2019 is as follows:
1. White Dogwood
2. Redbud
3. Loblolly Pine
4. Blue Spruce
5. Red Maple
6. Persimmon
7. Black Gum
8. Sugar Maple
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 20th    9:00 am-10:00 pm
Pet Food Bank Open from No Kill Louisville

No Kill 630 Bruce Ave , Louisville Kentucky 40208

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.
Saturday, April 20th   9:00-5:00 pm 
 Sugarfoot Farm Rescue at Home Place Plow Day 2019

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 20th                           10:00 am- 4:00 pm
Boone County Animal Shelter Adoptions 

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!  

​                                         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 20th                     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 20th                            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 20th    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 20th     10:00 am-2:00 pm 
Easter Weekend - Egg Hunt and Easter Bunny
Kentucky Lakes / Prizer Point KOA, KY 42211

Help us make this a Fun and Entertaining day in Cadiz, Ky. Fun for everybody!
Call 270-522-3892 or email for Info . Visit
Saturday, April 20th    10:00 am- til 
Rolling Thunder KY 5 Spring Fun Run & Fundraiser

Renegade Classics, 1315 Winchester Road  Lexington, KY 40505

Theride 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 Registration starts 11am - Leave out @ High Noon
Draw 1st and last card at Renegade and 1 at each stop.
Answer a trivia question correctly at all 3 Stops and draw an extra card when you return to Renegade. 
$20 a hand for a rider or driver - $10 a hand for a passenger
We now accept credit/debit cards!

Also happening; Silent Auction, prizes, and 50/50 
All proceeds benefit Kentucky Veterans and ​POW☆​​MIA awareness. We can't do what we do without your support.
                                                Saturday, April 20th    11:00 am-5:00 pm 
Lexington Humane Society Adoptions

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

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 20th  11:00am – 2:30pm
Franklin County Humane Society
Feeders Supply Portable Dog Adoption

Feeders Supply, Franklin Square Shopping Center 1303 US Hwy 127 South, Frankfort, KY 40601, 

Come meet some of the adoptable dogs from the Franklin County Humane Society! Are you thinking about adding a furry member to your family? We have wonderful dogs, cats, puppies and kittens to choose from! See our current adoption specials!

If you aren’t able to adopt, please think about fostering. Fostering means taking care of an animal who needs extra TLC in your home for a short amount of time – it is a HUGE help to our animals and one of the most rewarding ways to help our shelter! Click here for more information. 

We are also rescue friendly. If you are with a rescue organization that is interested in pulling any of our dogs or cats then please contact our Rescue Coordinator.
Saturday, April 20th                    11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Paducah Pet 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

Creatures Great and Small is a group of volunteer dog and cat lovers whose mission is to rescue, provide sanctuary, and ultimately to re-home abandoned, stray and neglected animals. Whenever possible we also assist dogs and cats who, because of extenuating circumstances, are unable to remain in their homes with their owners. We are located in Paducah, Kentucky.

Saturday, April 20th       12:00-4:00 pm 
Woodstock Animal Foundation Adoptions  

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 20th                          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 20th       12:00- 2:00 pm 
Greyhound Pets America  & Shamrock Pet Foundation  Meet n Greet Adoptions - 3 events today!

Feeders Supply 12949 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, KY 40243   (502) 244-9902

Feeders Supply, 2236 Holiday Manor Center, Louisville, KY 40222
Petco 1963 S Hurstbourne Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40299, 

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 20th  12:00 ​Noon - 4:00 pm
Humane Society of Oldham County 'Fashion & FURiends'

City Place 112 s. 1st Place  LaGrange, KY  40031   (502) 225-0870

Join us on April 20, Noon to 4 pm at City Place in LaGrange for the funnest fashion show around! Local celebrities and community leaders walk their own or an adoptable dog down the runway showing off the latest Derby fashions! You will see a variety of women and men's fashions, hats and of course some adorable dogs that always steal the show. Erica Coghill will be our emcee for the event, and there will be entertainment before and after the show. 

VIP tickets $25 sold online only gives you a front row seat to the show  
General tickets $20 online & $25 day of show gives you second row seating first come first serve or a standing view of the show. 
100% of the proceeds go the Humane Society of Oldham County 
Purchase your tickets here today! Your name will be added to the General or VIP guest list. Just provide your name at the door. ​No tickets will be mailed to you.

Support a participating model and help them win "Best in Show" by buying a ticket to the show and adding their name in the "Note to Seller" box which will give them a vote. The model with the most tickets sold in their name will not only win bragging rights for "Best in Show", they will also win a prize!

Music will be playing by DJ Marshall, Oliveros food truck and a sweet treat booth will be on hand for lunch, dog training demonstrations, fashion vendors will be offering unique clothing and accessories just in time for your Derby look. There will be a silent auction on the runway before the show. Please leave your pets at home so that our runway dogs don't get distracted. Know someone modeling? Come out and support them and have a great time.
See our loving adoptables!

Saturday April 20th     12:00 noon-3:00 pm
Franklin Easter Parade &  Pet Pictures

Parade Start   1718 Frankfort Ave    Louisville, KY 40206

Saturday is the Frankfort Avenue Easter Parade! And to help celebrate, the Easter Bunny will be here taking pictures with your pets! Pictures are free but donations are welcome and will go toward The Arrow Fund. So dress your pets in their Easter best and stop by our store during or after the parade.
   Saturday, April 20th (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 20th                            12:00 noon - 3:00 pm
No Kill Louisville Open 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.

Adopt A Kentucky Shelter Pet, Volunteer, Donate, Foster

Kentucky Animal Shelters


Saturday, April 20th                       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 [email protected]
Saturday April 20th   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 20th 2:00 am-3:30 pm

Central Park Courthouse Pavilion        Murray, KY  42071

- DOGGIE BONE HUNT for $5 per dog at 3:00 pm
- Separate hunt areas for large and small dogs
- PAW PAINTING (weather & volunteers permitting)
- DRAWING for Easter baskets
- CUSTOM ID TAGS made while you wait beginning at $4
- MICROCHIP your pets for $10
- Click here
   Saturday, April 20th     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 20th    3:00 pm-til
Bowling Green-Warren County Humane Society Adopter Seminar w/ Dogs Day Out 

The Davis Mosby Education Center at 1951 River Street. Bowling Green, KY 42101.

In partnership with Dogs Day Out, we are hosting an Adopter Seminar on Sat  at 3pm. This event is FREE for anyone who has adopted a dog from the BGWCHS! Topics will include: Housebreaking, Pulling, Leash Manners, Jumping, Introductions, and Containment. Event will be held at the Davis Mosby Education Center at 1951 River Street. (humans only, please).
                                  Saturday, April 20th                                                  6:00 pm-11:00 pm  
Barren River Animal Welfare Association
 Critter Club / Youth Service 

Barren River AAW  175 Trojan Trail    Glasgow, KY 42141 

BRAWA is an Open Admission Shelter, we accept Barren County animals in need, regardless of their temperament, health, age or breed. Our animals are evaluated based on health, known history and temperament before being placed for adoption. We try to get to know our animals well and provide the enrichment and the playtime they need to stay happy.

Visit page
See our loving adoptables
                                Sunday, April 21st                             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. [email protected]
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 20th                    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 21st                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 21st                          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 [email protected] and we will send you an application. 
  Sunday, April 21st                                              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 21st                           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 21st                  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 21st     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 21st   &  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 21st       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,  April 21st     See showtimes
Charlotte's Web 

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

Charlotte's Web is a children's novel by American author E. B. White and illustrated by Garth Williams; it was published on October 15, 1952, by Harper & Brothers. The novel tells the story of a livestock pig named Wilbur and his friendship with a barn spider named Charlotte. When Wilbur is in danger of being slaughtered by the farmer, Charlotte writes messages praising Wilbur (such as "Some Pig") in her web in order to persuade the farmer to let him live.

Written in White's dry, low-key manner, Charlotte's Web is considered a classic of children's literature, enjoyable to adults as well as children. The description of the experience of swinging on a rope swing at the farm is an often cited example of rhythm in writing, as the pace of the sentences reflects the motion of the swing. In 2000, Publishers Weekly listed the book as the best-selling children's paperback of all time.

Purchase Tickets: Call the Box Office at 859.254.4546×247 or visit the Box Office
. Recommended for ages 7 and up.
Sunday, April 21st ~ 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Family Matinee at the Meowvies: 'Milo and Otis'

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

Free popcorn for everyone! Bring a small blanket & pillow to sit on the floor to watch the movie. Kitties will likely join up on laps or pillows. Drinks and other snacks available for purchase in our café. Arrive 10 min early to get checked in. $8 per person. Book your spot online. , ages 8+ parent/guardian.
Monday, April 22nd       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 22nd                            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.
Email:  [email protected]<a href=
                Monday,  April 22nd (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 22nd 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 22nd                       Ongoing 
Danville-Boyle 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 [email protected]

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 22nd                      10:00 am-6:00 pm
Kentucky Humane Society Pet 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 22nd 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 22nd                               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  [email protected]   Phone 502-515-3149    Website

Tuesday, April 23rd       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 23rd                  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 23rd                          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 [email protected] or [email protected]
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 23rd                    12:00 noon-6:00 pm  
  Louisville Metro Adoption Center-Adopt & Volunteer
**Free Adoptions Going On all Week! 

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 23rd  thru April Sat 27th                             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 23rd                             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 [email protected]
Jett Town Plaza is located approximately 1/4 mile off exit 58 from I64 toward Frankfort beside the Honda Dealership.
    Wednesday, April 24th                                   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 24th                               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 24th                 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 24th                                   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: [email protected]
Wednesday, April 24th 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 24th  Ongoing 
            Adopt A Kentucky Shelter Pet, Volunteer, Donate 

Kentucky Animal Shelters

April is Adopt a Greyhound Month!
Greyhounds of Shamrock website

Thursday, April 25th        8:00 am-10:00 pm
6th Annual ASPCA Help a Horse Day Kick Off
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 25th                                   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 25th  spotlight
The University of Louisville
Equine Industry Program -Earn a Degree

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

The University of Louisville offers the world’s only equine industry degree from an accredited college of business, giving you the opportunity to turn your love of horses into a viable career.

Situated in the heart of horse country and a mile and a quarter from Churchill Downs Racetrack, UofL is distinctively positioned to offer an equine business program. There is no other institution similarly dedicated to the combination of horse commerce, business enterprise, and academics.

The goal of the Equine Industry Program (EIP) is to produce graduates with an education in sound business and management skills. We are committed to all breeds and disciplines.
starting Thursday, April 25th   8:00 am   6:00 pm til 

Kentucky Horse Park     IronWorks Pkwy    Lexington, KY  40489
 Kentucky Three-Day Event returns to Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, April 2-28. The field includes dozens of riders from countries all over the world.

It is one of the world's most prestigious equestrian competitions, and is one of only 6 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 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 25th       10:00 am am-4:30 pm 
Sugarfoot Farm Rescue Adoptions 

Sugarfoot 860 Sparksville Rd Columbia, Kentucky 42728

Our major goal is to establish a low cost/no cost spay/neuter program that is available to everyone to help stop the overpopulation of pets in KY. e are a NO KILL facility. Any dogs brought here stay until they find a home. If suitable homes cannot be found, the dogs stay on the farm in our sanctuary program.

It can sometimes take 6 months or longer, to fully rehabilitate a dog depending on their condition when rescued. Before we allow dogs to be adopted, they are given a health care check, spayed or neutered, vaccinated (all at our expense). 

We also provide optional microchip for the dogs when they are placed and have a policy that the dogs can be returned to us at any time for any reason. 

We have placed hundreds of happy, healthy dogs into loving adoptive homes. We have also worked to create a networking program over several states to help with proper adoption and transportation.

Friday, April 26th  & Ongoing                        Schedule an appt. 
Kentucky Wildlife Center Wildlife Center 
Educational Program

Kentucky Wildlife Center, Inc.    5423 Leestown Rd, Lexington, KY 40511    (859) 983-4330

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 [email protected] 
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 26th                  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 26th     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 26th       3:30 p.m.​ til
Feed The Deer Program at Woodlands Nature Station

Where: LBL 36.9016496,-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 26th          5;30 pm-8:30 pm
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
Friday, April 26th   -8:00 pm -10:30 pm 

Bernheim Arboretum Creatures of the Night: 

​Bernheim Arboretum and Research Center 2075 Clermont Rd, Clermont, KY 40110 Phone: 502-955-8512

Spring is an opera, complete with throaty vocals, high pitched vibratos, and an expert cast of creatures, each playing its part in this ancient drama. Creatures of the Night programs provide opportunities to experience the sights and sounds of natural phenomena that often go unnoticed. Journey with Bill Napper and fellow Volunteer Naturalists on a driving tour into sections of Bernheim where crepuscular and nocturnal creatures are most active. Program includes a small amount of hiking through easy terrain.

Bernheim Members $10; Non-Members $12. ages 8 and up. No pets allowed. Registration and payment are due by 4 P.M. on the day prior to start of program.
Saturday April 27th     8:00 am=til
Saturday Morning Kitty Yoga

Purrfect Day Cat Cafe    1741 Bardstown Road.    Louisville, Kentucky 40205

Yoga, kittens and cats… Oh my! If you are looking for the Purrfect mix of exercise and cuddles, look no further than this yoga with cats experience. Our residents are particularly active and full of poses and cuddles in the mornings. Join RYT Betsy Durham (or a staff member of Betsy's) as she leads you and the cats through this yoga journey.

$22.00 per session, per person. Price includes your choice of a complimentary tea, coffee, or soda! **Please note there is a 24 hour cancellation policy.***Price includes your choice of a coffee, tea, or soda.
Saturday, April 27th    All day 
~April is Heartworm Prevention Awareness Month~
Don't forget to give your pets their HW preventative! 
Saturday, April 27th                 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 27th                      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 27th                                             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 27th       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 27th   10:00 am - 2:00 pm
*sponsored by Toyota of Murray
Toyota of Murray  1301 South 12 Street, Murray, Ky. 42071  (270) 753-4961 

- ADOPTABLE Dogs and Puppies
- MICROCHIP your pets for FREE;
- T-SHIRTS on Sale for $10 (100% sales benefit Humane Society)
- CUSTOM ID TAGS made while you wait beginning at $4 each
- FREE Refreshments
- WISH LIST Items Accepted
- Click here
Saturday, April 27th              8:00 am-12:00  noon 
LIFE House for Animals 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 27th       9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park Spring Cleanup
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park  7351 Hwy. 90
Corbin, KY 40701  Phone: (606) 528-4121

If you enjoy Cumberland Falls, then please volunteer for the 2019 Cumberland Falls Spring Cleanup! Since 2008, the annual event has mobilized 4,075 volunteers.

From 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. ET, volunteers will pick up litter along Hwy. 90 and other roads near the park. Volunteer groups with children will be directed to age-appropriate cleanup areas.

**All volunteers will receive a free lunch, and they will be entered in a drawing for door prizes.** 
Saturday, April 27th                                              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 27th    10:00 am-2:00 pm 
Big Bone Creek Park 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 27th                                      10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adopt A Kentucky Shelter Pet, Volunteer, Donate, Foster

Kentucky Animal Shelters

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