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ANIMAL ABUSE

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After they had accustomed themselves at Rome to the spectacles of the slaughter of animals, they proceeded to those of the slaughter of men, to the gladiators. 

~Michel Montaigne
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December 16, 2013 ~ Seventh Year in a Row: Kentucky Ranked Worst State In Nation On Animal Abuse


Kentucky, Iowa, South Dakota, New Mexico, and Wyoming are 2013’s five best states to abuse animals, according to the latest report released by the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF). Following a detailed comparative analysis of the animal protection laws, ALDF has released a year-end report ranking all fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and other U.S. territories for the general comprehensiveness and relative strength of their respective animal protection laws. The report analyzes more than 4,000 pages of statutes, tracks fifteen broad categories of provisions, and reveals the states where animal law has real teeth—and calls out those, like Kentucky (the single worst state in the nation for animal protection laws, for the seventh year in a row) where animal abusers get off easy. ALDF’s eighth annual state rankings report is the longest-running and most authoritative report of its kind.  LDF’s complete “Animal Protection Laws of the U.S.A. and Canada” compendium,on which the report is based, is available at aldf.org/compendium.


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AND NOW THE RACE BEGINS TO BE #1 in 2014!

The indifference, callousness and contempt that so many people exhibit toward animals is evil first because it results in great suffering in animals, and second because it results in an incalculably great impoverishment of the human spirit.   ~Ashley Montagu

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December 14, 2011: Henry County ~ More than 200 Animals Seized from Hoarders

A husband and wife were accused of hoarding animals and operating a puppy mill out of their home in Campbellsburg, KY. Nearly 120 dogs, at least 25 cats, nine horses, 54 rabbits, guinea pigs, an owl and a hybrid wolf were all seized from the property. Many of the animals were blind, sick, injured, and hungry. Authorities said it was one of the worst cases of animal neglect they had ever seen.  Bond for the couple was set at $653. Despite the high number of charges, they were all  misdemeanors. The judge denied the prosecutor's request to increase the bond.

"The legislative weaknesses seen in the states at the bottom of the animal protection barrel include severely restricted or absent felony penalties for the worst types of animal abuse, inadequate standards of basic care for an animal, and lack of restrictions on the ownership of animals for those convicted of cruelty to animals. Kentucky, once again, had the notorious distinction of having the weakest laws of any state in the nation—a position it has held for the past five years."  ~Animal Legal Defense Fund"

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If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.   ~St. Francis of Assisi


December 25, 2011: Hancock County ~ Christmas Day Dog killings in Kentucky

Two dogs, a year old Great Pyrenees and a four month old German Shepherd Dog,  ran out of a garage when their owner opened the garage door on Christmas day.  A neighbor  subsequently shot and killed both dogs because they were allegedly chasing chickens on his property.The sheriff's office said the neighbor has shot and killed several other dogs on his property in the past. According to a Kentucky law (KRS 258.235) property owners have the right to protect their property and animals if threatened or damaged. As a result, the neighbor is not facing any criminal charges for shooting the dogs.

Video: This is graphic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1sw3QTK40I&feature=share

KY: Hancock Co Sheriff: Neighbor won't face charges for shooting two dogs
http://www.14news.com/story/16394793/hancock-co-sheriff-neighbor-wont-face-charges-for-shooting-two-dogs

"There are some people who don't value life and if they don't value the life of animals, they're not going to value the life of anyone."

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To inflict cruelties on defenseless creatures, or condone such acts, is to abuse one of the cardinal tenets of a civilized society - reverence for life. ~ Jon Evans

December 27, 2011: Montgomery County ~ Billy Boy Killed in Trap

A beautiful, loving boy was savagely killed by a steel trap laid for the purpose of snuffing out some poor, wild creature. The trap was set in an area where children play and families walk/run their dogs. His very last moments were agony: From the moment he poked his head into that lethal device until he was gone maybe one minute elapsed. No creature deserves to die like that let alone a member of the family. Billy Boy was the embodiment of devoted love and loyalty.


"I know of no sight more sorrowful than that of these unoffending animals as they are seen in the torture grip of these traps. They sit drawn up into a little heap, as if collecting all their force of endurance to support agony; some sit in a half torpid state induced by intense suffering. … as you approach [they] start up, struggle violently to escape, and shriek pitiably, from terror and as the pangs occasioned by their struggles." ~Charles Darwin, 1863, quoting a person who had observed many trapped animals.
  

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December 27, 2011:  Marion County ~ Abandoned Dogs

Thirteen dogs were found in the area of Jim Brown Road and Highway 208.


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The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that's the essence of inhumanity. ~George Bernard Shaw

December 31, 2011 ~ Boyle County:  Dogs stolen, freed from Boyle Animal Shelter

Someone broke into the Danville-Boyle County Humane Society after the facility closed Friday evening and  let nine dogs out of their cages, including puppies and a large, friendly Pit Bull. Four of the dogs were found on the property. On Monday morning one of the puppies was found in a dumpster at a McDonald’s restaurant. The puppy had recently been spayed and had sutures in her abdomen. When found, the puppy was shivering and was having a difficult time breathing. One dog is still missing - an adult male Pit Bull named Johnny. The puppy found in the dumpster  was diagnosed with pneumonia, but has been adopted and is expected to make a full recovery.

Among all the victimized animals, dogs are most subjected to cruelty followed by cats. Pit Bulls are the most victimized among dogs.

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We call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less because they have no words. ~Anna Sewell

January 1, 2012 ~ Henderson County: Battered dog could lead to undercover dog fighting

On New Year’s Day a Pit bull was found lying in a field in Northern Henderson County. The male Pit Bull, who is now named Sammy, was suffering from injuries authorities believe are consistent with dogfighting. Sam, or Sammy weighed half of what he should and had multiple injuries ranging from tears, punctures, and an injured eye. Authorities believe Sammy was used as a "bait dog" which are used to entice other dogs in dog fights.

Reward Offered in Henderson County, KY, Dog Abuse Case
http://www.humanesociety.org/news/press_releases/2012/01/reward_offered_henderson_01092012.html


When it was just the gangs running dog fights, the cops could ignore it. But now children are doing it, cheering on dogs in fights to the death in alleys and empty lots. Dog fighting has become a "pervasive poison," officials say, and its victims are not only the dogs. Children are growing up on a blood sport. The potential for damage to their hearts and minds is frightening..

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January 3, 2012: Marion County ~ Dogs Killed

Nine dogs were found shot in the head
in the area of Campbellsville Road/Highway 55.


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The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creature that cannot.  ~Mark Twain

January 5, 2012 ~ Hart County: Man Accused of Abusing and Neglecting Dogs

A man in Munfordville, KY was charged with 2nd degree animal cruelty after police went to his property  and discovered dead animals in cages, dogs in cages eating other dogs to stay alive, dog carcasses in the woods next to the house, and the remains of  animals that had been burned. Some neighbors said the smell from the house was awful and when some of the dogs got loose, they could  see every rib, every bone in their bodies. People had previously reported abuse at the residence, but no charges were filed because the claims were not substantiated.

------>Found this online:  Accusations made against same man in April 2010!  http://www.wdrb.com/Global/story.asp?S=12387035

Neglect and abandonment are the most common forms of animal abuse.

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May all that have life be delivered from suffering. ~Buddha

January 5, 2012 ~ Franklin County: Puppies found with umbilical cords attached in hoarding case

Thirty dogs, a mix of Shih Tzu and Maltese breeds, were seized from a home after neighbors complained the owner was hoarding them. One puppy was dead. The surviving puppies were so young they still had their umbilical cords attached. The adult dogs were extremely matted with feces. Police say they do not plan to press charges, saying animal control officers feel nothing criminal took place. This case is one of several  hoarding situations in the past few weeks. The Humane Society recently rescued 80 cats from three Frankfort homes.

Generally, animal hoarding is indicated by the accumulation of a large number of animals, overwhelming a person’s ability to provide minimal standards of nutrition, sanitation and veterinary care. ~ Dr. Derek Bergeron, psychologist for Texas A&M University Counseling Services
 
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 We have not two hearts - one for the animals, and the other for man. In the cruelty toward the former and the cruelty toward the latter, there is no other difference than in the victim.  ~Lamartine
 
January 6, 2012 ~Webster County: Puppy Stabbed with Pitchfork  
 
A family in Dixon County had a litter of ten puppies. One by one four of the puppies went missing. An anonymous caller contacted the Webster County Sheriff’s Department and reported the family’s neighbor, Andrea Searcy, was responsible for the disappearances. When a Springfield sheriff confronted Searcy, she readily admitted killing one of the puppies with a pitchfork and burning it. Searcy told authorities the puppies were in her yard. The family believes the three other missing puppies met the same fate. The six remaining puppies are now in a shelter. Searcy faces a charge of animal cruelty. The family hope she is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Kentucky Woman Admits to Stabbing and Burning Puppy
http://tristatehomepage.com/fulltext?nxd_id=480937

 
Many studies in psychology, sociology, and criminology during the last 25 years have demonstrated that violent offenders frequently have childhood and adolescent histories of serious and repeated animal cruelty. The FBI has recognized the connection since the 1970s, when its analysis of the lives of serial killers suggested that most had killed or tortured animals as children. Other research has shown consistent patterns of animal cruelty among perpetrators of more common forms of violence, including child abuse, spouse abuse, and elder abuse. In fact, the American Psychiatric Association considers animal cruelty one of the diagnostic criteria of conduct disorder.
 
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January 9 - 13, 2012 Hopkins County, KY: Animal Abandonment Incidents Reported in Hopkins

Between January 9th and 13th, several animals were found abandoned at a truck stop/travel center near the Pennyrile Parkway in Mortons Gap, KY. The animal were dropped off late at night or in the early morning hours when few people are around. Abandonment of animals, which is considered a form of 2nd Degree Animal Cruelty.  

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From beasts we scorn as soulless - In forest, field and den - The cry goes up to witness - The soullessness of men.  ~M Frida Hartley


January 10, 2012 ~ Louisville, KY: Jeffersontown man charged with cruelty to animals

A man living in an apartment in Jeffersontown was arrested after neighbors called police and reported hearing the sound of a dog yelping. When police entered the apartment, the man’s girlfriend’s was washing the Boxer mix named Juba. The police said the man, Shawn M. Cardwell, was agitated and belligerent. He told police that the dog had gotten out of his cage while he was at work and made a mess of the apartment. The girlfriend told them that Cardwell had called her earlier in the day and told her to come pick the dog up before he either, "lets it loose or kills it."  Police found a cracked stick in the apartment with what appeared to be blood on it. Cardwell admitted hitting and kicking the dog. Juba was bleeding from his rear leg and his eyes were very red and bloodshot.  Both Juba and another dog were taken into custody by Metro Animal Services. Cardwell was charged with second-degree cruelty to animals, a misdemeanor.

The line separating an animal abuser from someone capable of committing human abuse is much finer than most people care to consider. People abuse animals for the same reasons they abuse people. Some of them will stop with animals, but enough have been proven to continue on to commit violent crimes to people that it's worth paying attention to. ~ASPCA slogan

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January 12, 2012 ~ Nelson County: Face of Animal Abuse - Signs of cockfighting, dogfighting spotted in Nelson County
 
A Pit Bull with scars on its face, chest and legs was dropped off at the Nelson County Animal Shelter. Someone found the injured dog near Pottershop Road. There is no way of knowing who owned the dog.

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The person who kills for fun is announcing that, could he get away with it, he'd kill you for fun. ~Brigid Brophy 

January 16, 2012 ~ Harlan County: Puppy Shot in Face
 
Two homeless puppies were left at a trailer park. One of the residents of the trailer park began feeding them. One morning he found one of the puppies under his porch. The puppy had been shot in the face. The Animal Control Officer picked up the puppy and was horrified by what he found. Gabriel had been shot in the nose and the bullet traveled downward and shattered his lower jaw. Gabriel was only 5 months old. WAGGING his tail the people at the shelter tenderly loved on him till he passed. One of the volunteers held him in her arms until he slipped from the pain of this earth. Gabriel is now across rainbow bridge to be free of this pain. The other stray puppy was surrendered to animal control because the trailer park resident was afraid the second puppy would meet the same fate as Gabriel.
 
 
This year we see many states and territories that are continuing to make outstanding progress with their laws. Unfortunately, there are still many places - Kentucky in particular - where the laws are incapable of providing the legal protections that our country's animals need and deserve. ~Stephan Otto, Animal Legal Defense Fund's Director of Legislative Affairs

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January 16, 2012 ~Jefferson County: Starved Dog

Louisville Metro Animal Services ~ My name is BANDIT. ID#A438015 - I am a neutered male, white and tricolor Great Dane mix. My age is unknown. I have been at the shelter since Jan 16, 2012.  - Going to rescue in New Jersey.




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Life is as dear to others as it is to oneself. Good men bear this in mind and are merciful to all living creatures. ~Hitopadesa 
 
January 19, 2012 ~ McLean County: Dogs and Cats Found Abandoned in Camper

 This little guy is one of four dogs removed from a small camper in Calhoun, KY. There were also seven cats. The owner is allegedly in the hospital and the animals were left to fend for themselves. The dogs were emaciated. They are receiving care and food. The cats are all underweight and not very socialized. They are getting friendlier, but most of them don't stand a chance without foster homes or people to sponsor them. 
 
 
You will not find accurate statistics on cruelty to animals. You might find hints and stories of abuse, but you will never really know how many animals suffer at the hands of man.
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January 19, 2012 :  Marion County ~ Abandoned Dogs

Seven dogs were found in the area of Moore's Creek Road and Highway 289.

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January 19, 2012 ~ Louisville, KY: Man charged with animal cruelty after dog found tortured

A man surrendered a Cane Corso to Metro Animal Service and completed paperwork using a false name and address. He told police officers that the dog's purported owner was on home incarceration and that he was surrendering the dog on the owner's behalf. The dog had demodectic mange and was severely emaciated. The man has been charged with starving and torturing a dog and animal cruelty. The dog was euthanized due to the severity of the infection and malnourishment.

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Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself. ~James A. Froudes
 
 January 20, 2012 ~ Bowling Green, KY: Dog Severely Injured in Abuse Case
 
The Warren County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an animal cruelty case following the discovery of a small severely injured Pit Bull.  The dog/six month old pup was dragged behind a vehicle until the chain broke, causing extensive injuries to his head, sides and chest.  The dog, now named Malachi, lost between 30 and 50 percent of his skin during the incident and the wounds were covered in gravel.   
 
 
 
 
According to a 1997 study done by the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and Northeastern University, animal abusers are five times more likely to commit violent crimes against people and four times more likely to commit property crimes than are individuals without a history of animal abuse.

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January 24, 2012:  Marion County ~  Abandoned Dogs

Five dogs were found in the area of Jim Brown Road and Highway 208.  Twenty-seven dogs were found in the area of Campbellsville Road/Highway 55.

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Intellectually, human beings and animals may be different, but it's pretty obvious that animals have a rich emotional life and that they feel joy and pain.  ~ Moby

January 27, 2012 ~ Marion County, KY: Dogs Being Dumped on County Line

Twelve dogs were found in the area of Moore's Creek Road and Highway 289. In the past 45 days, more than 130 dogs were dumped in remote areas in Marion County. The animals have been dropped off in groups of five to 27. Some of the abandoned dogs were hit by cars and others were found dead. One dog was so weak he couldn't stand. These dogs have been left in very rural areas where they don't know where they are and have no means of caring for themselves. This is not only inhumane, it's a crime that has seriously taxed the resources of the Marion County Animal Shelter, which is struggling to catch and care for all these animals. The Marion County animal control officer believes the dog dumping could be linked to recent claims that animals at the Taylor County Animal Shelter were buried alive in mass graves. Residents of Taylor County having been calling the Marion County Animal Shelter saying they don’t want to take dogs to the Taylor County Animal Shelter. Some people are choosing to  abandon their dogs at the Marion/Taylor line, causing the Marion County Animal Shelter to become overcrowded with dogs from both counties and forcing the shelter to euthanize more dogs than usual. By law the animal shelter has to keep the dogs for five days. Currently, there are about 100 dogs at the shelter.

Domestic animals are not equipped to survive on their own. Many breed and create more homeless animals. On their own, they starve or freeze to death, get hit by cars, spread infectious disease, are killed by wild animals, and are used by some people as "target practice."
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To educate our people, and especially our children, to humane attitudes and actions toward living things is to preserve and strengthen our national heritage and the moral values we champion in the world. ~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy

January 29, 2012 ~ Meade County: Two Dogs Shot and Left Beside Road

Two Yellow Labrador Retrievers, who lived on a 200 plus acre farm with their family in Guston, KY were found fatally shot. Max and Sammy had been turned loose Sunday evening so they could get some exercise, as they were every evening.  When the family attempted to call the dogs home, they heard two gunshots from a wooded area.  The next day, after hours of searching, the family received phone calls from two strangers  who had  found the dogs' bodies and identified them from the names and phone number on their collars. The two dogs had been placed beside one another near Route 60 not far from the family’s home.  Max and Sammy had been given to the three children in the family by their father, an army veteran, before his last deployment to Iraq.  The sheriff believes the person who shot the dogs used a handgun.

Meade County Family's Dogs Shot To Death Near Home
http://www.wlky.com/r/30414102/detail.html
 

It has been statistically proven that humans that mistreat/abuse/neglect/torture/kill animals are more than likely treating other HUMANS (including human children) the same way. There is definitely something lacking in their soul. It is a serious symptom of the sick society we find ourselves living in today.

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February 2, 2012 ~ Carroll County - Dog Shot

 A family in Carrollton, KY is looking for answers in the shooting of one of their dogs. Moka got loose from her home and was subsequently discovered in a neighbor's driveway on Winslow Street.  She had been shot and suffered an injury to her back. According to neighbors, another dog and a cat in the area have also been shot recently. Moka is alive, but is paralyzed due to the back injury. She is unable to walk.

No Suspects After Dog Shot in City
http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/no-suspects-after-dog-shot-city


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February 3, 2012 ~ Rowan County: Five Dogs Tied Up and Left for Five Days with No Food, Water or Shelter

The owners moved and left five dogs at rental property in Haldeman. KY. The landlord knew the renters had moved, but didn't know they had left all those animals behind. When the landlord went to check the property five days later, she discovered the abandoned dogs.

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February 5, 2012 ~ Garrard County:  Dog Caught in Hunting Trap

Sassy, an 8 year old yellow Labrador Retriever who is an "outdoor dog", wandered away from her home.  The following morning Sassy’s family discovered that Sassy wasn’t in her dog house. The family searched and through binoculars saw that Sassy was on a rock ledge several feet above Herrington Lake. Workers from Camp Dick Fire and Rescue were called to help and discovered that one of Sassy’s paws was caught in a hunting trap.  Sassy was in the trap for approximately 18 hours. She was taken to the vet. The injury to her paw was deemed to be minor. Authorities in Garrard County are trying to  determine whether the trap was set legally.

Dog Safe After Caught in Hunting Trap

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UPDATE--->FEBRUARY 9 ~ Taylor County, KY: Doggie dumper arrested and charged with cruelty to animals: Taylor County woman charged with 23 counts of animal cruelty.
http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/doggie-dumper-arrested-and-charged-cruelty-animals

Christina Gribbins, the operator of "A New Leash Animal Rescue," allegedly collected dogs from surrounding shelters and rescue programs. She said she  became overwhelmed with too many animals and abandoned 23 dogs on Highway 412 in Marion County. "Instead of asking for help, she opted to go that route," the county sheriff said. "Gribbins should have contacted a local animal shelter for help. The real tragedy is that several of the dogs Gribbins dumped did not survive. Some were run over, and one froze to death."

Cruelty to animals in the second degree is a Class A misdemeanor. The penalty for a Class A misdemeanor is up to 12 months imprisonment and up to a $500 fine.


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UPDATE--->February  23 ~ Montgomery County:  Man Accused Of Setting Traps That Killed Two Dogs Pleads Not Guilty In One Case
http://www.lex18.com/news/man-accused-of-setting-traps-that-killed-two-dogs-pleads-not-guilty-in-one-case/

Gregory Tyra , who is accused of setting animal traps that killed two dogs in two different counties, pleaded not guilty to a charge of setting a trap on a public street in Montgomery County that killed a dog named Billy Boy.  Tyra admitted to setting animal traps in Garrard Park in Bourbon County that killed another dog.

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February 26, 2012 ~ Floyd County: Dog Tortured and Killed

Christopher Mullins, 21, of Prestonsburg, shot a dog with a crossbow and poured bleach in the dog’s wound, which resulted in the dog’s death. A woman witnessed the dog being killed. Mullins was arrested and charged with torturing a dog to death. He was also arrested for terroristic threatening and harassment  after he  followed, called, and texted the witness, threatening to kill her and her minor son. Torture of a Dog or Cat is typically a Class A misdemeanor, though when it involves the death of a dog or cat, it becomes a Class D felony. Terroristic threatening and harassment are both misdemeanors.

Prestonburg, KY:  Man charged with torturing, killing dog

http://floydcountytimes.com/bookmark/17680880

Why should you care about animal abuse? Anyone who abuses animals, would hurt you or your child. FACT.

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February 29, 2012 ~ Hardin County: Dog Shot in Head with Arrow During Burglary

A man came home early from work during a severe storm and discovered that his home had been ransacked and his dog shot with an arrow. The Pit Bull named Storm, who was in a cage during the break-in and shooting, had an arrow sticking out of his head just over his right eye. The homeowner immediately took his dog to a local vet. Storm walked into the office wagging his tail. If the bow had had more poundage, Storm would have died. The arrow came within millimeters of Storm's brain. The vet removed the arrow surgically and Storm is expected to make a full recovery.

Rineyville, KY: Dog survives being shot in the head with an arrow
http://www.whas11.com/news/local/Rineyville-dog-survives-being-shot-in-the-head-with-an-arrow-141128393.html

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UPDATE--->March 2 ~ Pike County:  Guilty plea in eastern Ky. animal cruelty case
http://www.necn.com/03/02/12/Guilty-plea-in-eastern-Ky-animal-cruelty/landing_nation.html?&apID=969b02b7f24e4ea1906467093908cdbd

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March 6, 2012 ~  Rockcastle County: Dog Intentionally Shot, "Family" Fails to Seek  Medical Care

This is sweet Boston...he crossed the rainbow bridge today. A member of The Way Home Rescue Alliance picked up Boston on Tuesday in Rockcastle County. Boston had been shot some time ago and over time had developed a severe systemic infection and quit eating. When he was picked up and taken immediately to the vet, he was skin and bones. His owners knew he had been shot and that he was progressively getting worse, but chose to ignore him and his urgent medical needs. They allowed him to suffer over several weeks, getting attacked by the other dogs in the area that run loose (there were scars and fresh wounds on his body) and letting him starve. Bostonwas too weak to fight back... TWHR did not find out about Boston until Monday night and immediately went and got him Tuesday. The vet did everything he could to get Boston stabilized and get him back on the road to recovery, but Boston was getting worse with treatment and he was too far gone. He was suffering, so they sent him to be at peace over the rainbow bridge. Boston didn't need to suffer anymore than he already had.

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March 11, 2012 ~ Gallatin County:  One 100 Animals Seized from Home in Sparta

The Gallatin County Animal Shelter seized more than 100 animals from a woman's home on Highway 42 in Sparta, KY. Among the seized animals were 20 dogs, 76 chickens and seven turkeys. Neighbors stated the woman would often leave the dogs tied to trees for days. According to an animal control officer, the animals were in bad shape. "Some of them were just standing there in mud holes and they were all wet. Some of them were real thin." One of the dogs died after being rescued. In January 2011 seventeen dogs were taken from this same woman after animal control officers found the dogs chained to trees in freezing temperatures.

Gallatin Co. animal shelter seizes more than 100 animals from one woman
http://www.fox19.com/story/17133040/animal-shelter-seizes-more-than-100-animals-from-one-woman


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March 15, 2012 ~ Jefferson County:  Two Pit Bulls Confined to Pantry

Drug and animal cruelty charges were filed against a Louisville couple accused of trafficking drugs near a licensed daycare and keeping two dogs confined to a kitchen pantry. Police executed a search warrant at the home and found two pit bulls inside a small, cramped pantry that was covered with feces.

Louisville couple faces drug, animal cruelty charges
http://www.wave3.com/story/17168333/louisville-couple-faces-drug-animal-cruelty-charges

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March 17, 2012 ~ Jefferson County: Dog Beaten and Abused
A black and white pit bull terrier mix was found on a road in the Valley Station area of Louisville in late February badly beaten. The female dog, who has been named Blessing, had a severe skull fracture and had been shot in the head four times by a pellet gun.  The trauma was so severe rescuers believe that the skull fracture was not caused by a kick, but  from an object like a baseball bat or a stick. Blessing is slowly recovering in a foster home.
Louisville, KY:  Reward offered in animal abuse case of Blessing
http://www.wdrb.com/story/17182671/reward-offered-in-animal-abuse-case-of-blessing

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March 21, 2012 ~ Hardin County: Vine Grove Couple Faces 89 Animal Cruelty Charges

<div class="source">Neal Cardin</div><div class="image-desc">A female chihuahua rescued Wednesday from a suspected puppy mill in Vine Grove looks from its cage at the Hardin County Animal Control complex waiting for food and water.</div><div class="buy-pic"><a href="http://web2.lcni5.com/cgi-bin/c2newbuyphoto.cgi?pub=053&amp;orig=321puppies6.jpg" target="_new">Buy this photo</a></div>Hardin County Animal Control, Vine Grove Police and numerous volunteers rescued approximately 100 dogs from a trailer in Vine Grove, KY. A phone tip to animal control initiated the raid. When officials went to the home, they discovered dogs without water and in a room with a temperature around 80 degrees. Some of the pups were a little lethargic and some dogs were dead. About half the dogs that were seized are younger than 8 weeks old, and  some of their nursing mothers are in bad shape. While the owners' claim the dogs were their children and all had names, clothes, and beds, one of the rescuers commented that one nursing mother was very thin...you could count every rib and her backbone was showing. "She was living in feces and urine...she also had a dead puppy in her cage with her. This is the face of a puppy mill." Officials stated this was the biggest puppy mill bust in Hardin County history. The couple has been charged with 89 counts of second-degree cruelty to animals - a Class A misdemeanor - punishable by up to one year in jail.

Vine Grove, KY: Suspected "puppy mill" busted: Vine Grove couple face 89 charges of cruelty to animals
http://www.wlky.com/news/30732638/detail.html


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UPDATE--->March 23, 2012 ~ New Castle, KY: Animal cruelty suspect pleads guilty
http://www.wave3.com/story/17210015/animal-cruelty-suspect-pleads-guilty

The woman charged with more than 200 counts of animal cruelty in Henry County has pleaded guilty to one count during what was supposed to be a pre-trial conference. She is still asking to keep two horses and two dogs. That decision is up to the judge. The animals are still housed with fosters and rescues. Sentencing is scheduled for April 16.


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March 23, 2012 ~ Jefferson County: POSTED ON CRAIGSLIST - FOUND WHITE MEDIUM DOG STRANGLED TO DEATH (VALLEY STATION)

This morning my 3 year old looked out the window to see a dog laying in the road near our yard. My husband went outside to look. The dog had been strangled to death. So much force was used that the dog’s eyes were bulging from it’s head and it's neck were a bloody mess. Dog looked to be a larger Beagle mix...around 40-50 lbs. white with spots (but mainly all white). The police are now involved and reports have been filed. Metro animal services have retrieved the body. Dog was dumped in the Leemont Acres area of Valley Station. If anyone has any information as to who the owner may be or who may have been responsible for horribly murdering this helpless animal a reward will be given. Please people keep your dogs indoors or under constant watch.

Reply to: gkrkr-2918269633@comm.craigslist.org
http://louisville.craigslist.org/pet/2918269633.html

Valley Station is where Blessing was found --->Louisville, KY:  Reward offered in animal abuse case of Blessing

http://www.wdrb.com/story/17182671/reward-offered-in-animal-abuse-case-of-blessing


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UPDATE--->March 23, 2012 ~ Falmouth, KY: Charges Against Pendleton County Dog Owner Dropped - Owner Agrees To Keep Fewer Than 10 Dogs
http://www.wlwt.com/news/30748091/detail.html

A woman will not face charges after nearly 90 animals were found in a warehouse last year. The animals were seized from Carletta Chaney in April 2011 after complaints about the smell from her facility. Chaney admitted that she didn't have a license, but had been in operation for several years and had adopted out many animals. The charges have dropped in exchange for a guarantee from Chaney that she will not keep more than nine dogs at a time.


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April 20, 2012 ~  Franklin County: Residents Complaining About Chained Dogs and Malnourished Horses

 Franklin County animal lovers have called and emailed  local authorities and animal control officers about chained dogs and horses with their ribs sticking out at a residence on St. Johns Road.  The horses, chickens, llamas and about a dozen pit bulls belong to Sandra and William Coy, who have a long history of animal cruelty charges. According to officials, there’s nothing illegal about how the Coys are caring for their animals. According to officials, "The way Kentucky laws are written the condition of the animals is not at the point where it’s criminal." 

An animal control officer, the Franklin County Humane Society Director and a state livestock investigator have been to the property. Although the horses looked skinny, the livestock investigator said they were "healthy by Kentucky standards."

In early 2009, the couple was charged with animal cruelty in the second degree. Before coming to Franklin County, the Coys faced similar charges in LaRue County. They were forced to leave the county in August 2007 after authorities seized more than 40 dogs and puppies from their home. Eleven of those dogs later died. The Coys were also reportedly convicted of harboring a vicious animal in 2003 and five counts of allowing dogs to run loose in 2006 in LaRue County.

Residents cry cruelty, officials can't help

http://www.state-journal.com/news/article/5180923


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May 18, 2012 ~ Henderson County, KY: Abused and Starved Beagle

This extremely frightened, and VERY skinny female Beagle was found in the road (Drury Lane). A male pulled up in a large white van, get out, opened the rear door, grabbed this poor girl by her head, and tossed her in the parking lot at the humane society.  A witness took screen shots with her phone camera.  SOMEONE OUT THERE MIGHT KNOW WHO THIS IS!! No animal deserves what this poor girl went through! This is what they are fighting every single day in Henderson County.



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June 14, 2012 ~ Jefferson County: Abused pit bull puppy euthanized; abusers sought

An abused pit bull puppy was found Tuesday outside Louisville Metro Animal Services location on Manslick Road.  Chef, an 8- to 10-week-old, blue and white Pit Bull puppy was found septic and weak outside the shelter. A blue solution was all over her and her leg had been mauled. Attempts to save Chef were unsuccessful and she was euthanized.

http://www.wdrb.com/story/18779310/group-asks-for-help-to-find-out-who-abused-a-puppy

Only when we have become nonviolent towards all life will we have learned to live well with others. ~Cesar Chavez
 
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Three Teens Charged with Animal Cruelty: Trio allegedly stole a kitten and killed it  (June 15 2012)
http://www.kentuckynewsnetwork.com/cc-common/mainheadlines2.html?feed=393284&article=10221362


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June 15, 2012 ~ Jefferson County: Louisville man kills cat with broom
 
A Louisville man is facing several charges in the beating death of a cat. The man admitted striking the animal three or four times with a broom. He subsequently left his apartment and when he returned he struck the cat again with the broom and then kicked it to see if it was still alive. The man said he was upset because the cat jumped on a chair, knocking another cat to the ground. Following the arrest, Metro Animal Services seized several other cats from the apartment.
 
Louisville man accused of killing cat with broom  (June 2012)
http://www.wave3.com/story/18798761/louisville-man-accused-of-killing-cat-with-broom


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June 20, 2012 ~ Crittenden County ~ Dog Shot in Eye

Marion, KY: Dog in Crittenden County Animal Shelter - Charlie 1 year old Female Lab/Great Pyrenees Mix Large Female. Was shot in the eye, Very sad dog who needs help. Definitely needs help. UPDATE: Charlie went to Big Fluffy Dog Rescue and is doing great!

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Police: Man Claims God Told Him To Kill Dog,  Friends (June 2012) 
http://www.lex18.com/news/police-man-claims-god-told-him-to-kill-dog-friends

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Abused dog found with tail cut off, leg mauled in Bell County, Ky (July 2012)
http://www.whas11.com/news/local/Abused-dog-found-with-tail-cut-off-leg-mauled--161196755.html

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Rockcastle County, KY: Dog shot in the head recovering with veterinarian
    (July 2012)
http://www.wkyt.com/news/headlines/Dog_shot_in_head_Lincoln_Rockcastle_County_161570175.html

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Franklin County couple charged with animal abuse  (August 2012)
http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/Franklin-County-couple-charged-with-animal-abuse-166669936.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

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Louisville, KY: Police make arrest in dog fighting investigation ~ 5 dogs, 15 puppies seized  (August 2012)
http://www.wlky.com/news/local-news/louisville-news/Police-make-arrest-in-dog-fighting-investigation/-/9718340/16189604/-/hjjrom/-/index.html


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Louisville, KY: Man accused of beating a cat to death, fleeing from police (November 2012)
http://www.whas11.com/news/local/Man-accused-of-beating-cat-to-death-177265591.html

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Louisville man charged after dog found with melon-sized tumor/Collar embedded in dog's neck (November 2012)
http://www.wdrb.com/story/19974666/police-louisville-man-arrested-after-dog-found-with-melon-sized-tumor?clienttype=printable
 
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December 4, 2012 ~ Daviess County, KY: DOG DRAGGED BEHIND TRUCK!!
 
 This boy is lucky to be alive. Witnesses said that he was tied to a truck and dragged almost a mile - all the while, the driver KNEW THE DOG WAS THERE!!!!!!! Please, please share and help this dog find its home or rescue ASAP! If you witnessed this or if you know who owns this dog, let us know asap! He is approximately 1 year old and was picked up in the Hamilton Ferry area. Daviess County Animal Shelter ~ CONTACT: PH: (270) 685-8275  Email: dcacanimals@yahoo.com https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=387136344702977&set=a.387136284702983.92621.369877699762175&type=1&theater
 
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Logan County, KY: Sheriff's office confirms dogs, cats poisoned
http://www.wave3.com/story/20538709/sheriffs-office-confirms-dogs-cats-poisioned


These two puppies were STOLEN from an adoption center. They suspected that the thief may have been planning to sell them. The puppies are both males. The individual who stole them asked to see the puppies and before they knew it he hurried out the door with both of them. The rescue who had the puppies have had these babies since they were 2 weeks old. After much cross-posting and media exposure, the puppies were returned unharmed.

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Officials Return to Woodford County Farm Where Dozens of Dead Animals Found (February 2013)
http://www.lex18.com/videoplayer/?video_id=32740&categories=56

Woodford County, KY: Dozens of dead animals found inside Kentucky barn 
(February 2013)
http://www.local12.com/guides/petcare/story/Dozens-of-dead-animals-found-inside-Kentucky-barn/4J8w7-xcTkS8FmbKJ1ZStg.cspx?rss=31


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Louisville, KY: DOG SHOT


https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=552103004821883&set=a.229172400448280.64688.207877712577749&type=1&theater

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Frankfort, KY: Puppy left in box (near river!) sparks investigation (March 2013)
http://www.state-journal.com/local%20news/2013/03/21/police-search-for-woman-who-abandoned-puppy-near-river

She was literally only feet from the animal shelter yet dumped this baby on the river bank.  You can see the kennels just past her SUV in the surveillance video.


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Pineville, KY: Kentucky teens told police they shot cows out of boredom (April 2013)
24 animals killed on 4 Bell County farms over course of three days. When the Bell County Sheriff asked point blank, "Why would you do such a horrendous act. These are big gentle animals, harmed nobody," and they said "we just didn't have anything else to do that day."

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Versailles, KY: Woodford Co. Animal Control Rescues 19 Cats From Hoarder (April 2013)
http://www.lex18.com/news/woodford-co-animal-control-rescues-19-cats-from-hoard/
 
Woodford County Animal Control took 19 cats from a Versailles woman, saying she and the animals were living in horrific conditions. The woman won't be charged. She called animal control herself to get help.  Five weeks ago, the humane society took in 14 dogs and five cats from another animal hoard.

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DUCT TAPED AND LEFT TO SUFFER!

"FRODO"- This boy was found this way. He underwent life saving surgery due to bite wound from behind which detached top of muzzle and detached both canines which embedded in mouth with bones fragments attached and infection has set in. He needed this surgery to be able to eat. He has bite wounds throughout his body - chin, scrotum, legs, ear, etc... Bad infection in front leg with actual bone infection. His back leg has been broken for a while and has atrophied with new wounds from recent attack. This leg will be amputated. This boy was in extreme pain. He seemed so sad but when he was told him that nobody was ever going to hurt him anymore and petted, "He lit up"! It was like - Is someone actually being nice to me ????

LINK: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=446163538815155&set=a.390861167678726.84408.364794080285435&type=1&theater

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September 2013 ~ Mason County: Severely emaciated NKY dog brought to Louisville for treatment

 
This female dog was found abandoned in an overnight drop at the Mason County Animal Shelter in Maysville. Besides being malnourished, she was infested with fleas and has a congenital heart defect. According to the vet who examined Cher, "This is about as bad as you get without getting ready to start to die."
News Article: http://www.wlky.com/news/local-news/kentucky-news/severely-emaciated-nky-dog-brought-to-louisville-for-treatment/-/9718420/21964382/-/11rm42n/-/index.html

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Lebanon, KY: WARNING! *****VERY GRAPHIC PHOTO******



PLEASE SHARE. SOMEONE KNOWS SOMETHING.


CONTACT: MARION CO ANIMAL SHELTER IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION PH: (270) 692- 0464

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September 12, 2013 ~ Louisville, KY: Fish Hook in Anus of Cat

This sweet cat, who has been named Mama Mia, was found at a nearby lake with a fish hook in her anus. This was not an accident. They believe someone put the hook in her because it was too large for her to have swallowed and passed through without tearing her insides up. She was taken to a vet and X-rays revealed Mama Mia was pregnant. This was not an accident.  Mamma Mia underwent emergency surgery to remove the fish. She subsequently delivered four healthy kittens and will be up for adoption after her kittens are weaned.

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 September 25, 2013 ~Clay County man beats kitten to death

A 23 year old man beat a kitten to death with a baseball bat while under the influence of drugs after his mother locked him out of the house. When arrested, the man said he enjoyed it and "pictured them to be humans."

News Article: http://www.kentucky.com/2013/09/28/2848964/clay-county-man-beats-kitten-to.htm

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September 25, 2013 ~ Gallatin County: Dog Abandoned by  Family

This poor, poor dog was found by an Owen Electric worker when he visited a property. The owners had moved out from well over a month ago. This worker found an emaciated Doberman Pinscher caged in an outside kennel with no food and no water. She was locked in this pen and had no way to get out. He contacted the Animal Control Officer and she was taken to the shelter. She was SEVERELY emaciated, could no longer stand on her own, and had pressure sores on her body because of it. She had ulcers inside her mouth, eye infections and everything else you can imagine from not being given even a teaspoon of food or water for many, many days. A WONDERFUL Rescue Group, SAAP, has taken this dog in and will try to save her life.

FACEBOOK LINK: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=699532983408543&set=a.161640523864461.41977.155543664474147&type=1&theater

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October 25, 2013 ~ Estill County KY - Emaciated Dogs 

Deputies took animals from an Estill County man now facing animal cruelty charges. CHANNEL 18 COVERING ANIMAL ABUSE CASE???

Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.532956073461552.1073741835.367707186653109&type=1


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November 8, 2013 ~ Henderson County, KY - Rottweiler with Severe Case of Demodectic Mange and Possible Chemical Burns

Sabrina, a female Rottweiler, was found by Henderson County Animal Controly. Her entire face and legs shows scarred and burned-like skin in one of the worst cases of untreated demodectic mange. Vets confirmed that for demodectic mange to become this severe would have taken months! An investigation is still underway, but the person responsible for this horrid neglect has been found.

READ HER FULL STORY: http://hendrickboards.com/s/sabrina
 
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November 12, 2013 ~ Pulaski County, KY - Dogs Shot in Head

This female Border Collie mix was hanging around a gas station with two other dogs. When a woman followed the dog to catch it, she discovered the dog's two companions. Both were dead - SHOT IN THE HEAD! 






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November 13, 2013 ~ Jefferson County, KY - Man Charged with Animal Cruelty

  Due to an anonymous tip, a man was arrested and charged with 8 counts of animal cruelty. Police found four dogs on fixed point chains without adequate shelter. They also found paraphernalia used in dog fighting - heavy chains and vet supplies to treat  wounded animals. Two of the four dogs had injuries indicating they were used to fight.

Link: http://www.whas11.com/news/local/Man-arrested-charged-with-8-counts-of-animal-cruelty-231758531.html

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November 26, 2013 ~ Campbell County, KY: Six deer found dead in Campbell County creek

The carcasses of six nearly intact dead deer were found in 12 Mile Creek near Flagg Springs
after the close of Deer season in Kentucky, The deer had their backstrap taken, which is the choicest meat section. They were not field dressed.  According to officials, this behavior is highly condemned.  A spokesman for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife said, "It’s not legal, and it is considered criminal littering under Kentucky law."

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November 26, 2013 ~ Bracken County - Kentucky Slaughter House Cited for Animal Welfare Abuse

Four times this year, government inspectors witnessed repeated examples of workers failing to quickly kill cattle and pigs for market at Brooksville Meat and Fabrication Center in Bracken County. In some cases, workers that were dispatching livestock with a 22-caliber gun were taking multiple shots and several minutes to kill the animals.

LINK TO STORY: http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20131125/BUSINESS/311250078/Kentucky-slaughterhouse-cited-animal-welfare-abuses

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Investigation underway for dog that suffered severe burns, reward offered  (November 2013)
http://www.14news.com/story/24730917/investigation-underway-for-dog-that-suffered-severe-burns-reward-offered

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January 17th, 2014 ~ Kenton County: 18 Dogs Rescued from Kentucky Puppy Mill

puppy millA Kentucky man is facing 20 counts of animal cruelty after 18 dogs were rescued from his puppy mill on Friday. The dogs were kept in in kennels that were outside in the freezing temperatures. The dogs had no fresh food or water.  One of the dogs, a Great Dane had bloody feet from walking in his own feces and urine. In addition to the Great Dane several Dalmatians and Golden Retrievers were also rescued. They are now in the care of Kenton County Animal Shelter.

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January 25th, 2014 ~ Jessamine County: Cruelty Case

A black Pomeranian was discovered near a pond in Jessamine County.  Someone duct taped the dog's leash to a rock and left the dog on the ice, apparently hoping the rock would break through the ice and drown the dog. When the ice didn't break, it appears the person shot and killed the dog. The dog was microchiped and last registered to a woman in Elizabethtown, KY.


Person Of Interest Comes Forward In Jessamine Co. Animal Cruelty Case
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/54224679/#.Uuu4BfbXFoQ

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February 6, 2014  ~ Laurel County - Corbin, KY: Laurel woman arrested for animal cruelty
http://www.thetimestribune.com/local/x1782777549/Laurel-woman-arrested-for-animal-cruelty

Woman pleads guilty to animal cruelty
http://www.thetimestribune.com/local/x1783671914/Woman-pleads-guilty-to-animal-cruelty

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February 7th, 2014 ~ Estill County: Animal Cruelty

Police discovered a female dog and six puppies living in an outbuilding full of trash. The dogs did not have food or water.

Estill county woman charged in animal cruelty case  (February 2014)
http://www.wkyt.com/news/headlines/Estill-county-woman-charged-in-animal-cruelty-case-244379471.html

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February 8, 2014 ~ Perry County: Dog Shot - Euthanized Due to Severity of Injuries


Perry County, KY: Police continue search for suspect in dog shooting
http://www.hazard-herald.com/news/news/3080776/Police-continue-search-for-suspect-in-dog-shooting


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February 9th, 2014 ~ Daviess County: Collie Shot in Face

A young Collie, named Lad, is in critical condition at an animal hospital in Louisville.  He was found Sunday in Daviess County on the side of the road with buckshot in his face. X-rays showed more than broken bones. Both sides of the jaw were broken...completely away from the face  Officials believe someone shot Lad five or six days ago, and since then the dog has been unable to eat.

Authorities looking for details into shot Daviess Co. dog
http://www.14news.com/story/24687168/animal-control-dog-shot-in-facee


SAD UPDATE (June 2014) Collie shot in face in Kentucky dies four months after jaw removed, owner charged 
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/collie-shot-face-kentucky-dies-months-jaw-removed-owner-charged-article-1.1827553

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Whitley, County Seven brutally killed dogs discovered near KY. 904  (February 2014)
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=749499861735344&set=a.369743073044360.90535.100000260107537&type=1&theater


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This was shared nearly 900 times in only two daysTaylorsville, KY: Spencer County kennel accused of animal abuse, again
http://www.wdrb.com/story/24740623/spencer-county-kennel-accused-of-animal-abuse-again


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80 Dogs Rescued From Leslie County Home Getting Ready For Adoption
http://www.lex18.com/news/80-dogs-rescued-from-leslie-county-home-getting-ready-for-adoption/

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900 Dead Piglets Fed to Their Mothers at Horrific Kentucky Farm photo 3075169large.jpg900 Dead Piglets Fed to Their Mothers at Horrific Kentucky Farm  (February 2014)
http://www.care2.com/causes/900-dead-piglets-fed-to-their-mothers-at-horrific-kentucky-farm.html

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Lexington officer who killed dog could face cruelty charge; internal investigation launched (March 2014)
http://www.kentucky.com/2014/03/11/3133947/lexington-police-officer-who-shot.html

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 Logan County Officials Search for Answers After Finding Several Deceased Dogs Recently (March 2014)
http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/Logan-County-Officials-Searching-for-Ansers-after-Finding-Several-Deceased-Dogs-Recently-249923821.html

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Whitley Sheriff calls horse abuse case a 'cruel thing'  (March 2014)
http://www.wkyt.com/news/headlines/Whitley-Sheriff-calls-horse-owner-Just-cruel--250721971.html

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McCracken County: Man sentenced after hanging dog in backyard because he 'couldn't afford to care for it  (March 2014)
http://www.fox19.com/story/25061236/man-allegedly-hangs-dog-in-backyard-because-he-couldnt-afford-to-care-for-it

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Taylor County, KY: Dog shot, in danger of losing leg (April 2014)
http://www.wave3.com/story/25209722/dog-shot-in-danger-of-losing-leg


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APRIL 18, 2014 ~ FRANKLIN COUNTY, KY:  Dog Shot in Shoulder - Leg Amputated!

 
Kasey was shot in the front leg. The Franklin County Humane Society took her to a local Vet for immediate pain management. Kasey was transferred into the care of the Arrow Fund. Her front left leg needed to be amputated to the shoulder soon after arrival at Blue Pearl. X-rays revealed that she had been shot through her elbow joint and it was completely obliterated. The wound was also old and smelled of rotting flesh. Sadly, there was simply no way to save her leg. In addition, Kasey was severely emaciated – at 26lbs she is a 3 on a 1-9 body scale with 1 being the lowest possible before death. The vet determined that Kasey is 1-1.5 years old. She was covered in ticks and, to top it all off, was heart worm positive! Kasey will undergo heart worm treatment after she has recovers from surgery and has gained some weight.  http://thearrowfund.org/kasey/


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MAY 2014 ~ SCOTT COUNTY, KY: GET MAD AT THIS PHOTO! 

A man is getting by with this in Scott County, KY!  The horse is alive in this photo! This is what people got to witness for 3 hours!!  The authorities were called and they made him put the horse down......so he came up the hill and shot the horse in the head while people watched.

Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152234500444213&set=t.100000029462343&type=1&theater

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Three from Floyd County charged with operating one of nation's largest cockfighting rings (May 2014)
http://www.kentucky.com/2014/05/06/3229772/three-floyd-residents-charged.html


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MAY 2014 - Henderson, KY: Group asks for help after puppy is purposely hit, injured
http://www.wlky.com/news/group-asks-for-help-after-puppy-is-purposely-hit-injured/26174744


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MAY 2014: Owen County, KY: Students admit killing farm animals at Owen County High School
http://www.wcpo.com/news/region-northern-kentucky/three-students-admit-killing-farm-animals-at-owen-county-high-school

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MAY 2014: Dog found in Henderson with cut neck is improving
http://www.14news.com/story/25670138/dog-found-in-henderson-with-cut-neck-is-improving

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JUNE 2014: Jefferson County ~ Portland neighborhood man charged with animal cruelty
http://www.wave3.com/story/25830534/portland-neighborhood-man-charged-with-animal-cruelty


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JUNE 2014: Henderson County ~  Henderson woman looking for answers after her dog was shot
http://www.14news.com/story/25871460/henderson-woman-looking-for-answers-after-her-dog-was-shot

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JULY 11, 2014: Louisville, KY:  Starved puppy found, search on for anyone responsible
http://www.wdrb.com/story/25998470/starved-puppy-found-search-on-for-anyone-responsible


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JULY 14, 2013: Lexington Man Charged With Animal Cruelty After Admitting To Biting Dog
http://www.lex18.com/news/lexington-man-charged-with-animal-cruelty-after-admitting-to-biting-dog/

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07_12_Dog_rescue_01.w.jpg JULY 12, 2014: Paducah, KY: 68 DOGS RESCUED: NA-FC Shelter takes in canines from Kentucky
http://www.newsandtribune.com/floydcounty/x1889870182/68-DOGS-RESCUED-NA-FC-Shelter-takes-in-canines-from-Kentucky

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Pitter Patter and Mocha JULY 2014 ~ Carroll County:  Dog left in trailer with puppy for two weeks after owner's arrest
http://www.examiner.com/article/dog-left-trailer-with-puppy-for-two-weeks-after-owner-s-arrest

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WHAT YOU CAN DO!

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Overview of State Cruelty Laws
http://www.animallaw.info/articles/ovusstatecrueltylaws.htm

Pet-Abuse.com
Search by County
http://www.pet-abuse.com/pages/cruelty_database/local_search.php?state=KY

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Know Where to Report Animal Abuse

DO NOT COMPLAIN DIRECTLY to the Offender In Person Or at a Website, as That Will Only Encourage Them. *May also harm another helpless innocent living beings. Instead, report it to the appropriate authority.

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ABUSE & CRUELTY YOU SEE:

Animal is in imminent danger, please contact your local police department immediately.

If you witness animal cruelty in progress and do not know the number to the appropriate agency, CALL 911. Animal cruelty is a CRIME, and the police dispatcher will be able to determine which department should respond. If they are unresponsive, call PETA immediately—day or night—at 757-622-7382 and dial 2.

How to Recognize Cruelty

http://www.aspca.org/fight-animal-cruelty/how-to-recognize-cruelty.html


What To Do If You Spot Animal Abuse or Cruelty:

http://www.helpinganimals.com/ga_reportCruelty.asp


Reporting Abuse -

http://www.pet-abuse.com/pages/animal_cruelty/reporting_abuse.php


ASPCA's Report Abuse Page -

http://www.aspca.org/fight-animal-cruelty/report-animal-cruelty.html


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ONLINE ABUSE & CRUELTY:

What to do if you see Cruelty on the Internet:

http://www.peta.org/actioncenter/onlinecruelty.asp

Don’t complain directly to the offending site, as this will only encourage the site owner. Instead, report it to the appropriate FBI branch office. http://www.fbi.gov/contact/fo/fo.htm
and the Department of Justice. http://www.justice.gov/contact-us.html

Email link and info to US Dept of Justice - AskDOJ@usdoj.gov


How To Report Online Animal Abuse -

http://www.animalalerts.org/2010/01/how-to-report-online-animal-abuse/


ASPCA, Report Internet Cruelty

http://www.aspca.org/fight-animal-cruelty/online-cruelty.html


If seen on Google, contact them to let them know -

http://www.google.com/intl/en/contact/


Animal Cruelty on TV and Film

Contact the American Humane Association Movie and Television Unit online or at (818) 501-0123. This unit oversees the use of live animals in movies and television. http://www.americanhumane.org/protecting-animals/programs/no-animals-were-harmed/

Abuse Seen Online - International Report via these sites:

US-based crimes (complaint can originate from any country, though):
http://www.ic3.gov/

http://www.usdoj.gov/criminal/cybercrime/reporting.htm

Internationally-based crimes (can include US depending on your residence):
https://tips.fbi.gov/

http://www.interpol.int/public/mail/mail3.asp?id=info

You can also report to this site: https://www.internet-signalement.gouv.fr/PortailWeb/planets/Faq.action?idSessionSignalement=49c64f61-fe82-4755-a4cf-80e745bdb84c

Where and How to Report Any Crime You Come Accross the Internet. -
http://tinyurl.com/27cefsu

Ongoing Note that Lists Where to Report Internet Animal Abuse/Cruelty/Crimes -
http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=132421310475&id=1068274481&ref=nf

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RESCUE HELPING FIGHT ANIMAL CRUELTY:


Rescue Ink formed to aid in battling animal abuse and neglect. Because of the sheer volume of requests and inquiries we get every day, the best way to reach Rescue Ink is via email.

info@rescueink.org / 516-208-7676 / 1-800-510-7355 / Rescue Ink. P.O. Box 465. Long Beach, NY 11561 http://www.rescueink.org/index.html

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HELPING with ANIMAL ABUSE & CRUELTY Awareness:


*PET-ABUSE, Multiple ways for advocates to stay informed on cruelty case updates, and help spread the word about animal cruelty. You can always search the animal cruelty database or browse new cases, but here are more ways to stay updated.
http://www.pet-abuse.com/
Pet-Abuse.Com - http://www.facebook.com/animalcruelty

*DNA database to help in animal cruelty cases / criminal dog-fighting -
http://wireupdate.com/local/the-nations-first-criminal-dog-fighting-dna-database-to-help-in-animal-cruelty-cases/

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*THANKS to  HappyNow Chalfant 'End Bsl' for the above information!
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000029462343#!/note.php?note_id=153111792504&id=1476242746&ref=mf

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ANIMAL NEGLECT

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Treat me kindly, my beloved master, for no heart in all the world is more grateful for kindness than the loving heart of mine.

    Do not break my spirit with a stick, for though I should lick your hand between the blows, your patience and understanding will more quickly teach me the things you would have me do.

    Speak to me often, for your voice is the world's sweetest music, as you must know by the fierce wagging of my tail when your footsteps fall upon my waiting ear.

~Beth Norman Harris

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1. Animal neglect is the failure to provide basic care required for an animal to thrive. (ADLF)

     A. Food of sufficient quantity and quality to maintain body weight.

     B. Access to drinkable water

     C. Access to protection from wind, rain, snow or sun with adequate bedding to protect against cold and dampness.

      D. Adequate veterinary care

2. Signs of Neglect  (Pet-abuse.com)

        A. Collar too tight: Not increasing the size of a collar as an animal grows causes injury, strangulation and death.

         B. Mange -  Mange, caused by tiny parasites, leads to itching, loss of hair and sores from scratching and biting to relieve the irritation. 

         C. Worms - A number of internal parasites (worms) can be life threatening, particularly in large numbers.

       D. Lack of grooming - Without regular grooming, a pet, especially a long-haired one, can get massive matting and sores.

       E. Starvation - Starvation is caused not only by lack of food, but also by improper food, untreated disease and parasites (like worms).

3. Other Types of Neglect/Abuse
 

       A. Chaining - Keeping your pet outside on a chain or leash for more than a few minutes. 

       B. Abandonment -  Desertion of an animal by its owner or the causing of the animal to be deserted by its owner, in any place, without making provisions for the animal's adequate care.

       C. Hoarding - Keeping higher than usual numbers of animals as pets without having the ability to properly house or care for them, while at the same time denying this inability.
 
       D. Puppy Mill - commercial dog breeding facility that is operated with an emphasis upon profits above animal welfare and often has substandard conditions regarding the well-being of dogs in their care.

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NEGLECT IN KENTUCKY

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June 2010 ~  Morehead, KY: Lilly Almost SHOT Because of Ear Problems

Lilly was taken to the vet by her "owner". She had 2 hematomas and the ear canal was closed off so it couldn't drain. The "owner" refused to treat Lilly's ears, so he was going to take her home and SHOOT her. The man let the infection progress until Lilly required surgery to help her. THE WORST PART IS HE WAS TORMENTING HIS OWN CHILD BY THREATENING TO SHOOT LILLY IN FRONT OF HIM. The child was in tears over his father's hateful attitude. Lilly is VERY sweet...Can you imagine how she must have felt with 2 sore ears?  The man signed Lilly over to the vet who called STAR to rescue her.

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June 2010: Owingsville, KY ~ Chow Pup with Embedded Chain!

This little guy was brought to the vet and emergency surgery was performed to remove an embedded chain. The chain was put on him as a pup and he grew. The cruelty here is beyond comprehension.  Through all his pain, he did not bite or even try to bite so he's a good natured guy.

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June 2010: Morehead, KY~ Six Month Old Hound With Mange

Shari is a severely neglected hound dog picked up by the dog warden. He asked STAR if they wanted to save this 6 month old girl instead of the fate she was headed for - euthanasia.
The rescue agreed that Shari deserved a chance of a decent life so she went to the vet for a long stay until she is well enough to go into a foster home, or better yet - a real home of her own. She is suffering from demodectic mange which is NOT contagious, but is passed on from the mother in the blood. She is on antibiotics and topical treatment. In addition to the skin issue, she has also been starved. Because she has never been shown love, she is a little scared too. However, she has not been aggressive at all, just scared of what is going on and wondering what her fate is...

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June 5, 2010: Morehead, KY ~  Infested with Worms

There is a new angel in Heaven. Sweet little Tannie crossed the Rainbow Bridge. He went with love and the knowledge that he mattered. He has two siblings waiting at the Bridge. The diagnosis was mass infestation of hookworms. This little baby was brought to the Rowan County Animal Shelter by his "owner" with 6 other dogs, 4 of which were his mom and 3 litter mates. 
They arrived on a Saturday eaten up with worms. The pound dewormed them and by Monday, this poor 2 1/2 pound baby had light in his eyes again and was walking around.  Tuesday he took a turn for the worse and couldn't even hold his head up. He was taken to the vet and received blood transfusions, but he could not be saved. Please worm your puppies.

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June 2010: Morehead, KY - Two Puppies Dumped Near Animal Shelter

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yan's story is a sad one. He was found near the pound by luck. Ryan and his sister had apparently been thrown out near the Rowan County Animal shelter and then Ryan was run over by a car. His sister caught someone's attention and when the person stopped the car to get her, saw Ryan lying in the ditch, unable to get up. He had trauma to the inside of his rear leg, exposing bone, two fractured femurs, a crushed pelvis, and his tail was degloved, requiring amputation. A rescue agreed to take Ryan. He was transported seven hours and taken to a vet for treatment. Shortly after surgery was performed, Ryan suffered a blood clot and died. Meg and Ryan were about 10 weeks old, weighed 8 lbs. and didn't deserve to have such a rough start in life.

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July 2010: Morehead, KY ~ Terrible typical story of local adoption

Carmello was a former pound dog adopted locally in February and then put on a chain to spend his life. I have to wonder why people get dogs only to stick them on a chain. As most of us know, chaining causes a dog to be aggressive. Apparently this is what happened to Carmello. He broke his chain and got into a fight with another dog in the neighborhood. Now he is back at the pound and will be put down this week. When Carmello was at the Pound previously, he was with other dogs without issue. So sad that his life will end here now. He was one of our favorite dogs when at Pound last winter. I am so sad that humans have let him down.

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July 2010: Bullitt County, KY - 25 Dogs Found in Trailer

The Bullitt County Shelter received a call from a concerned neighbor about a 77 year old woman. She stated that the woman had lost her husband 2-3 years ago and had started collecting dogs to feel the void. This elderly lady had fallen and was taken to the hospital with a broken leg, leaving her "babies" unattended in a trailer with no AC, no open windows and no way to get food or water.

The Animal Control Officer went to the home to check on the welfare of these dogs. Twenty-seven dogs were found inside the trailer, one of which was already dead and had been for a few days. It appeared as if the owner had placed the dead dog inside a yellow plastic bag like those found at the Dollar General Store. Its poor little body was bloated and had signs of cannibalism. Four puppies that were in poor condition were rushed to the vet. The other dogs were pulled from the trailer and taken to the Shelter.  One of the babies did not make it.

Rescue Angels
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWB2xjsXciw&feature=email


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August 2010: Frankfort, KY ~ Another Life Ends Tragically Because of Ignorance and Chaining

A dog named Big Boy went over an embankment and hung himself. While he struggled to get back up, a woman walking heard gurgling noises and found him. By the time she got him back up, it was too late. Want to know why this happened? Because his owners left him chained with a choke collar without food or water while they went out of town. He struggled for his life. His claw marks are all over the rock wall.  This did NOT need to happen. Help us get the word out about the dangers of chaining. UNTIL our lawmakers wake up and put an end to unattended chaining, dogs like Big Boy will continue to to be victims of this cruel practice.

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August 2010: Morehead, KY ~ Dog with Embedded Collar

This poor dog wandered the same area for over a month and the apathetic people in the area would not lift a finger to help him. He was ultimately picked up by animal control and taken to a vet with an embedded collar.
The smell of his rotting flesh was nauseating. The girls at the vet named him "Kiddo" because they kept telling him, "It's going to be OK Kiddo". When they took the collar out of his neck, hundreds of maggots fell out. Kiddo is doing much better. He seems to be in less pain and is starting to come out of his shell. He is beginning to realize he is safe. Adopted

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December  2011: Henderson, KY ~ Dog Breeder Charged with Animal Neglect
 
Animal Control removed 13 dogs and 2 other animals from a home in Spottsville, KY.   The dogs were found both inside and outside of the house and were malnourished, the shelter manager said. Many of the crates had 2 inches of waste in them, and several of the dogs had sores and infections on their feet. One dog was dead. The owner, who has been charged with 42 counts of animal neglect, claimed she was a loving animal caretaker who has a lot of pride in breeding dogs. Animal Control views her as a neglectful owner who doesn't deserve responsibility of any animal. The woman, a self proclaimed dog breeder, she says she has spent more than 20 years caring for animals.
 
Woman Speaks Out Against Animal Abuse Charges
http://tristatehomepage.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=480277


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December 7, 2011: McLean County, KY ~  Abandoned Dog

Folks, this is definitely upsetting, we know. BUT it’s reality. This is what can happen when people abandon an animal. This stray dog in McLean County was in bad shape and could not be caught. He had obviously been dumped. He had been hanging around a home with other dogs, playing with them and eating some of their food for the last several months. Daviess County Animal Control officers were given  permission to step in, since they have the ability to dart dogs. One of the Officers went out a few times with no luck, but he finally caught the dog - thank God for his persistence. The dog wasn't this bad when he first showed up at the home, but he progressively got worse. While sedated, he was taken to the vet who said that he had dog lice. He was treated for that and they suspected that he possibly had other issues as well. He was bloody and battered. Luckily, he was HW negative. The people at the shelter have only seen a few cases THIS BAD.....He was in such bad shape. They THOUGHT he might be an Alaskan Malamute, but even that was not certain.  Rescued by the Alaskan Malamute Society.

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July 2012: Pulaski County, KY ~  Poor Training

Jake was an owner surrender. The owners had a muzzle on him for 7 months because they could not deal with him chewing everything up. He is a very nice dog, scared. When you talk to him, he pees. He is crate trained and does not show any aggression towards you. Wants his tummy rubbed. Also has some hair loss due to stress. A REAL GOOD LOOKING & GREAT DOG FOR SURE - NEEDS SOME LOVE. EUTHANIZED RIP This boy was suffering from separation anxiety. The decision to let him go was not made lightly, but after three failed foster scenarios where his anxiety was putting himself and other dogs in danger, the decision was made to euthanize him. Rest in peace sweet one.

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EUTHANASIA

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In the end, our society will be defined not by what we create, but what we refuse to destroy.

~John Sawhill

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GASSING

Many shelters around the country, including Greenup County in Kentucky, are using a barbaric form of euthanasia in their shelter. The only humane system of euthanasia is via intravenous injection. Anything else is cruel and inhumane. Gassing is considered the most cruel. Below is a statement by the Humane Society of the United States against the use of gassing.

Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide (CO) gas is, without question, an unacceptable method of euthanasia in states where shelters can legally obtain and administer sodium pentobarbital.

Next is an excerpt from "Suggested Revisions to Specific Euthansia Methods" These are under consideration by the AVMA in 2010

It was recommended that carbon dioxide (which causes distress to humans and to all mammals in which its use as a euthanasia agent has been carefully investigated) be declared unacceptable as a euthanasia agent in a shelter environment.

It was recommended that shelters in those states that are allowed legal access to injectable euthanasia drugs be encouraged to transition from inhalant agents such as carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide to injectable agents. It was also recommended that those states that do not currently allow shelters access to injectable euthanasia agents be encouraged to pass such direct licensing laws.

Have you ever seen an animal gassed to death? Below is a link to a video. If you choose to watch this video please pay attention to the last 30 seconds. You can hear the dogs howling and the shelter worker says he can not stand it as he walks out.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Mx6Xzl9EJs&feature=related

Video from investigative reports News 9

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SHELTERS

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Terms like that, "Humane Society," are devised with people like me in mind, who don't care to dwell on what happens to the innocent.

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How many animals enter animal shelters each year? And how many are euthanized?

The HSUS estimates that animal shelters care for 6-8 million dogs and cats every year in the United States, of whom approximately 3-4 million are euthanized. At this time, there is no central data reporting agency for animal shelters, so these numbers are estimates; however, the Asilomar Accords method is gaining momentum as a standard for more accurately tracking these numbers. Annual statistics for approximately 150 shelters across the country are posted at http://asilomaraccords.org/ You can help develop a more accurate picture of the problem by encouraging your local shelters to report their data.

In the 1970s, American shelters euthanized 12-20 million dogs and cats, at a time when there were 67 million pets in homes. Today, shelters euthanize around 4 million animals, while there are more than 135 million dogs and cats in homes.
 
http://www.humanesociety.org/animal_community/resources/qa/common_questions_on_shelters.html
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KENTUCKY

285,000 animals are given to shelters or are abandoned throughout Kentucky each year. 
 
85% of homeless animals in the state are euthanized.
 
http://knol.google.com/k/leonard-smith/abandoned-animals-in-kentucky-helped-by/1rphjx7tb00ek/76#
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WE CAN DO BETTER THAN THIS!

Kentucky has approximately 4,300,000 people. It ranks 25th/26th in population. Based on the above statistics, the "average" state would have 80,000 cats and dogs in its shelters each year and 50% would be euthanized. Kentucky has more than 3 times the average number of animals in shelters and the kill rate is 15% above the national average.


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  The basis of all animal rights should be the Golden Rule:  we should treat them as we would wish them to treat us, were any other species in our dominant position. 

~Christine Stevens

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HOW WOULD YOU RATE YOUR COUNTY/SHELTER?

For more information about the shelters below, please visit the SHELTERS page on this website.

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Adair County

Green River Animal Shelter
Website: http://www.greenriveranimalshelter.org/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1

*The Green River Animal Shelter serves Adair, Metcalfe & Russell Counties resulting in constant overcrowding and euthanization of adoptable animals.

*Euth Rates - A total of 262 animals were taken in during August 2010. The shelter reported 21 adoptions, 38 animals going to rescue, and 203 euthanizations. This means 71% of incoming cats and kittens, dogs, and puppies were euthanized.

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Allen County

Allen County-Scottsville Animal Shelter  
Website: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/KY123.html

*Dogs at this shelter are also "courtesty posted" on the Bowling Green-Warren County Animal Shelter's Petfinder site.

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Anderson County

Anderson Humane Society  
Website: www.andersonhumane.org

*Euthanasia program for terminally ill and injured animals, and for pets whom we cannot find a suitable home for adoption. At any given time, we could be full at the shelter and have to euthanize due to lack of space.

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Ballard County


Animal Control   
No Website

*Local vet's office is the address for animal control.

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Barren County


Glascow-Barren County Animal Shelter
Website:  http://www.glasgowanimalshelter.org/

* Every year, our shelter receives more dogs and cats than we can possibly find homes for in our community.  That's why we're constantly looking for new and innovative strategies to reduce the number of pets coming in, while at the same time finding good homes for those we can adopt out.  Our goal is to find every adoptable pet a loving home.

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Bath County

Animal Control
No website

*Bath County does not have an animal shelter. They do have dog kennels located at the county dump. There is no running water at the County kennels, no heat, no air conditioning. The food they use is donated and sometimes has cat food, bird food, and paperclips mixed in it.

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Bell County


Bell County Animal Shelter
Website: http://www.shelter-friends.org/

*Approximately 97% of animals taken to the shelter in 2002 and 2003 were euthanized.  Animal control is the primary goal.

*The Bell County Animal Shelter staff is doing a terrific job of getting animals out of the shelter and into homes and rescue groups. So far this year almost 100 animals have gone to various rescue groups.

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Boone County

Boone County Animal Care and Control
Website: http://www.boonecountyky.org/bcas/

*Boone County Animal Care and Control has chosen to move beyond the "come to the shelter" approach to adoption and to bring our adoptable "pets to the people" where they work, play, and shop.

*By using this *shelter on wheels" we can achieve our goal of increasing adoptions of deserving animals and as a result end the euthanasia of adoptable pets.

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Bourbon County

P.A.W.S. Animal Shelter
Website: http://www.pawspets.org

 *P.AW.S. Animal Shelter - We save over 92% of all PAWS dogs. The adoption rate for dogs is 90%, but the rate for pet cats has only been 38%.

http://knol.google.com/k/leonard-smith/abandoned-animals-in-kentucky-helped-by/1rphjx7tb00ek/76# 

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Boyd County


Boyd County Animal Control Shelter
Website:   http://www.boydcountyanimalshelter.org/

*The animal shelter has increased adoptions from 20 percent per year to 70 percent.

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Boyle County

Danville-Boyle County Humane Society 
Website:   http://www.homes4pets.org

*The new program, Mutts with Manners, sponsored by the DBCHS in conjunction with the Northpoint Training Center in Burgin, KY (Northpoint Trained Canines Program), pairs carefully screened prison inmates with 5 shelter dogs for a 6-week period.

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Bracken County

Bracken County Animal Shelter
Website:  http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/KY261.html

*Animals are available for adoption six hours/week! Shelter Hours: Adoption & Viewing time is from 11:00 am - 12 noon Monday through Saturday. We are closed on Sundays and Holidays. KRS258.195(3)(b)(6)  requires shelters to provide access to the public for no less than twenty-four (24) hours in one (1) week, with the hours that the facility is open to the public posted in a visible location.

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Breathitt County

Kentucky River Regional Animal Shelter
Website: http://kyriverregionalanimalshelter.org/


*This shelter serves Perry, Knott, Letcher and Breathitt Counties in eastern Kentucky.


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Breckinridge County

Breckinridge County Animal Shelter
Website: http://www.bc-as.webs.com/

*We are located in rural Western Kentucky approximately 1 hour 45 minutes west of Louisville. We are a small shelter with 15 dog runs, and we try to move animals into rescue as quickly as possible so that we do not have to euthanize them for space reasons. We DO NOT accept any cats, or cat-related calls at this time.

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Bullitt County

Shepherdsville, KY - JB Rescue Ranger

Bullitt County Animal Shelter
Website: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/KY231.html

*The Bullitt County Animal Shelter is now down to a 12% euthanization rate thanks to Hope For Pets and their spay/neuter program which has helped reduce the number of unwanted animals in the community and to Hilltop Haven Animal Rescue, along with JB Rescue Rangers, for getting the shelter animals out to rescue every Saturday.

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Butler County

Butler County Animal Shelter Adoption Center
Website: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/KY264.html


*There are very few adopters in this rural area and many dogs are dumped knowing that they will be euthanized. Their only hope is rescue or out-of-state adoption.

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Caldwell County

Caldwell County Animal Shelter
Website: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/KY313.html

*The Christian County Animal Shelter is a regional shelter and serves four Kentucky counties in the Pennyrile area, including Caldwell County. Consequently the shelter stays at FULL CAPACITY!

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Calloway County

Murray-Calloway County Animal Shelter
Website:  http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/KY80.html

*The Murray-Calloway Animal Shelter is a high kill shelter. It has a very high "turnover rate" due to the ever-rising number of homeless pets, both stray and owner turn in. Their time at the shelter is limited.
Strays are euthanized after five days and owner turn-ins may be euthanized immediately if the shelter is overcrowded.

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Campbell County

http://www.campbellcounty.ky.gov/NR/rdonlyres/64C94E83-82F1-46BB-8261-5031D075470F/0/A_Shelter8.JPG
Campbell County Animal Shelter
Website:  http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/KY41.html

*Over 1,000 cats are euthanized in Campbell County every year. There is no holding time for cats in the county. A cat can be put to sleep the day it arrives at the shelter.

http://www.bellevuekypolice.org/animal_control_cats.htm

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Carlisle County

Carlisle County Animal Shelter
Website:  http://www.carlislecounty.ky.gov/services/animal.htm

*Pets or strays that are left within the facility for more than three weeks are taken to the Mayfield Vet Clinic.

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Carroll County

Animal Shelter

Carroll County Animal Shelter
Website: http://www.carrollcountygov.us/animal.asp

*Dogs have no hope except a rescue. The warden cannot do any paper work thus refuses to allow any local adoptions.

*When the animal control officer goes on vacation, all animals in the shelter are euthanized.

*October 2011 - For the last two months this shelter’s kill rate has been 100%.

2014 - Carroll County Animal Support is a non-profit, all volunteer organization which helps to save the lives of the animals that end up in the Carroll County Animal Shelter. Last year their efforts helped to bring a very high euthanasia rate (known as a "high-kill shelter") down to 30%!

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Carter County

Sherman Sparks, Carter County
 Animal Control Officer.

Animal Control
Websitehttp://www.cartercounty.ky.gov/services.htm

*Carter County’s first low-cost spay and neuter clinic for cats and dogs was planned for May 2010.

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Casey County

Animal Control  
No Website

*Casey County currently has a dog warden who houses stray dogs in pens on his own land. The county also contracts with Taylor County for use of its shelter when needed. 

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Christian County

Christian County Animal Shelter
Website: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/KY63.html

* This is a REGIONAL shelter and serves four Kentucky counties in the Pennyrile area. Consequently the shelter stays at FULL CAPACITY! We are still receiving animals from deploying military families.  Not all animals available are listed on our Petfinder site.  Dogs and cats are held at our facility for as long as possible.

Fort Campbell Stray Animal Impound Facility
Website:  http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/KY244.html


*The number of abandoned and stray animals is a huge problem on Fort Campbell.  Most of the pets in Fort Campbell’s stray animal facility are found wandering alone on the installation, and some are even picked up in the back 40.

* Housing has a new rule banning certain dog breeds from all housing areas.

* Animal care services are provided for all active duty, as well as retired services members and their families.


Humane Society of Christian County
Website:  http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/KY62.html

* We are a non-profit humane society run entirely by volunteers. We receive no state or federal funds. Our society takes in the injured and sick animals in our community first as funds permit. We do not take in owner surrendered animals.

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Clark County


Clark County Animal Shelter
Website:  http://www.petfinder.org/shelters/KY216.html


*We are striving to eliminate the unnecessary euthanasia of dogs and cats. We require all animals adopted from the Clark County Animal Shelter to be spayed or neutered before going to their new home. Unfortunately, with all our efforts some animals never find a home.

* We are trying to raise funds to build a new shelter.

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Clay County

Animal Control
No Website

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Clinton County

Tri County Animal Shelter
No website

*Government operated shelter serving three counties - Clinton, Cumberland and Wayne Counties. They permit adoptions for a low fee and require spay/neutering, but do not have a pro-active adoption program.

*Every year thousands of dogs and cats are euthanized at the Tri County Shelter (Wayne, Clinton, and Cumberland County.

 *Someone took a stray to the shelter and called two days later. "The dog was not there, but when I asked if he had been given a home, they could not find any information...so I assume he was put to sleep." http://www.topix.com/forum/county/greenup-ky/T78CTDI3V9TE5I1H8

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Crittenden County

Crittenden County Animal Shelter
Website: http://crittendenshelter.blogspot.com/

Tri County Animal Shelter
No website

*Government operated shelter serving three counties - Clinton, Cumberland and Wayne Counties. They permit adoptions for a low fee and require spay/neutering, but do not have a pro-active adoption program.

 *Someone took a stray to the shelter and called two days later. "The dog was not there, but when I asked if he had been given a home, they could not find any information...so I assume he was put to sleep." http://www.topix.com/forum/county/greenup-ky/T78CTDI3V9TE5I1H8

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Cumberland County

Tri County Animal Control Shelter
No Website

*Government operated shelter serving three counties - Clinton, Cumberland and Wayne Counties. They permit adoptions for a low fee and require spay/neutering, but do not have a pro-active adoption program.

*Every year thousands of dogs and cats are euthanized at the Tri County Shelter (Wayne, Clinton, and Cumberland County.

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Daviess County


Daviess County Animal Control/Shelter
Website: http://www.daviessky.org/index.asp?PageID=7711

*The shelter takes in 5000 to 6000 animals a year. Unfortunately, it is a high kill shelter due to the amount of animals being brought to the shelter. We take in approximately 300 cats a month and do very little cat adoptions.....90% of cats that enter this shelter, go out in a body bag.

Owensboro Daviess County Humane Society
Website:   http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/KY17.html


*We are the only NO-KILL animal shelter in the Daviess County area and are an independent, non-profit organization. Our size and fund restrictions limit the amount of animals we can rescue; however, we are dedicated to help as many animals as possible.

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Edmonson County

Edmonson County Animal Shelter
Website:  http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/KY243.html

 *The shelter opened in January of 2007 as an official shelter although Greg Carroll (shelter owner) has been the dog warden for four years prior to the opening. Greg completed his training in euthanasia in October of 2002 and the shelter was approved by the state prior to its opening in January 2007. The shelter is run by Greg and his wife, Kim along with their daughter, Taylor. The shelter serves Edmonson, Hart and Grayson Counties.

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Elliott County

*Most unwanted animals are simply ignored and left to fend for themselves before being shot by insensitive individuals who don't want any strays hanging around, begging for a morsel of food to eat. As for the rest, they are mostly ignored or forgotten; many just lie down somewhere in the weeds or nearby woods and die from starvation for lack of a real animal shelter.

http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs062/1102647426213/archive/1103553439131.html

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Estill County


Estill County Animal Shelter
Website: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/KY125.html

August 20, 2008: ALDF Takes Kentucky Counties to Task for Failing to Protect Homeless Dogs and Cats
http://www.aldf.org/article.php?id=675

December 18, 2009: Settlements in Kentucky Shelters Cases Will Mean a Happier New Year for Homeless Cats and Dogs
http://www.aldf.org/article.php?id=1148

*Located in Ravenna, Kentucky, the Estill County Animal Shelter serves 5 local counties, employing only an animal warden & one part-time worker, and they both put in over full-time hours! This shelter has a very high kill rate, euthanasias are scheduled weekly due to the lack of space and poor condition of many of the animals that are brought in. This facility has ten indoor all-weather kennels, three quarantine kennels, a cat "room", and ten covered indoor/outdoor kennels. Animals are generally given 5-7 days to be found, adopted, rescued, or euthanized.

*In 2007 the shelter took in 2,100 dogs and 500 cats; 66 dogs and 16 cats were euthanized on a single day that same year. According to Teresa Sparks, deputy judge-executive of Estill County, about half of the more than 2,165 animals brought in, including abandoned animals rescued from foreclosed properties, are euthanized. She said however that the euthanasia rate has decreased compared to 2008. 

http://knol.google.com/k/leonard-smith/abandoned-animals-in-kentucky-helped-by/1rphjx7tb00ek/76#

2012: I've been to this "shelter". It is a horrid place for any living soul. There is no air conditioning, cold cement floors, nasty conditions to say the very least. The cats have it even worse. ~ H. Clark 

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Fayette County

Lexington-Fayette Animal Care and Control
Website:  http://www.lfacc.org

*The LFACC shelter receives and cares for over 11,000 stray, abandoned, and relinquished pets every year. LFACC expects to receive over 5,300 cats and kittens this year. Nearly 4,000 will be received during the spring and summer months. Less than 3% will be reunited with their owners.

Lexington Humane Society
Website:  http://www.lexingtonhumanesociety.org

*We are a non-profit humane agency completely reliant upon private donations and community support.

 *Puppy mills and and animal overpopulation are daily realities in our community.  In Central Kentucky there is an out-of-control overpopulation of stray, abandoned, and homeless dogs and cats. As the largest open-door shelter in Central Kentucky, LHS is confronted with this problem daily.

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Fleming County

Animal Control
Website: http://www.flemingcountyky.org/articles/page.asp?articleid=1391

*Animals from Fleming County are currently being taken to the Mason County Animal Shelter - which has no website.

*There are more homeless and unwanted pets than there are people who want them in this area. Therefore, many are being put to sleep several times a week to have room for others coming into the shelter.

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Floyd County

Floyd County Animal Shelter
Website:  http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/KY149.html#who

*We are open to the public and we place animals in the area (Kentucky, Ohio, Virgin
ia & West Virginia) and beyond. We will do anything we can to find lasting homes for animals in need.

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Franklin County 


Franklin County Humane Society
Website: http://www.petfinder.org/shelters/KY16.html

*The shelter is overrun by animals. It was not built to hold all the animals being brought in. While the ACOs have brought many in, there have been owner turn-ins as well.

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Fulton County

Fulton Animal Control Shelter
Website:  http://www.petfinder.org/shelters/KY223.html

 *All animals are held for seven days and then euthanized.  No adoption fees, but require pet to be spayed/neutered.  Shelter is cinderblock building with no windows.

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Gallatin County

Gallatin County Animal Shelter
Website:   http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/KY138.html

As recently as late 2009, the Gallatin County Animal Shelter euthanized nearly all its dogs and cats. There were very few adoptions and the shelter was not rescue-friendly. In early 2010, volunteers got involved with the shelter and made it more rescue friendly. As a result, they reduced the euthanasia rate to nearly zero, but that was only because of the help of rescues - their adoption rate was still very low. In January 2011, the county's new Judge Executive agreed to contract out the operations of the shelter to the Friends of Gallatin Shelter (FOGS), a non-profit organization. FOGS is trying hard to prevent euthanizing any animals that come to the shelter, but it's a constant battle.

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Garrard County

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Grant County

Grant County Animal Shelter
Website: http://grantcounty.ky.gov/living/animal_shelter.htm

*2009 Statistics:   Intakes - 1748;  Adoptions - 644; Returned to owner - 91; Transfers to groups or rescues - 349; Died or lost in shelter care - 62; Euthanized 438 = 25% Euth Rate


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Graves County

Mayfield Graves County Animal Shelter
Website:  http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/KY55.html

*Working with rescue groups and Petsmart has enabled us to reduce our euthanasia rate significantly and give many pets a better chance at a new life.

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Grayson County

Animal Control
Contracted to Edmonson County
Website:   http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/KY243.html

Grayson County Humane Society
Website: http://www.graysonhumane.org/

*In a town of approximately 6,500 people, this shelter takes in almost 1,000 total cats and dogs per year  On average, only a dozen or so of these pets are reclaimed per year, two cats are adopted per month, and one dog is adopted per week. The rest simply MUST be euthanized.

*A small group of volunteers is working to change our local animal shelter from a high-kill, low adoption facility to a Low- or no-kill facility with a high rescue/adoption/reclamation rate. We have been fairly successful in our mission of rescue, but need to increase adoptions to end euthanasia due to shelter over crowding.

*We are working to offer extremely low cost cat spay and neuter to city residents to reduce shelter intakes. 

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Green County

Animal Control  
Contract with Taylor County
Website: http://members.petfinder.org/~KY116/main.html

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Greenup County

*If you are a dog without a home, one of the last places on earth you want to be is in Paintsville KY. They have no shelter. Strays are taken to the county garage for a few days and then transported to Greenup Shelter who does NOTHING to save them. They even named the street upon which the shelter resides Doggone Lane and truer words were never spoken.

*Greenup is 100% a gassing facility.  According to the county judge executive, they gas the dogs in Greenup County. He claims they just go arf... and are gone. We all know that is not the case. The county Judge executive is Robert Carpenter.

There's a petition you can sign if you would like to see a change.

" Greenup County Judge Executive Robert Carpenter: Make Greenup County Animal Shelter a Non-Gassing Shelter."

http://www.change.org/petitions/greenup-county-animal-shelter-make-greenup-county-animal-shelter-a-non-gassing-shelter


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Hancock County

Hancock County Animal Shelter
Website: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/KY317.html


*Hancock County's animal shelter is up and running. The county needs the shelter more than ever. With dog dumping on the rise and space for only 16 dogs, volunteers are providing training programs and spay-neuter clinics to help decrease numbers.

http://www.14wfie.com/global/story.asp?s=12699933

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Hardin County

Animal Control

Hardin County Animal Control
http://www.hcky.org/animalcontrol.asp

*Our Vision: 1. to control and maintain the issue of unwanted, stray, neglected and abused cats and dogs of Hardin County as humanely as possible; 2. to reunite lost pets with their owners; 3. to place cats and dogs in new caring and responsible homes; 4. to debunk the myth of the "evil" dogcatcher: 5. to educate the community about the necessity of spaying/neutering their pets

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Harlan County


Harlan County Animal Shelter
Website: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/KY197.html

*The shelter has about 58 kennels. Historically, they house 50-70 animals at a time. Many of our animals are not lucky enough to get rescued or adopted.

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 Harrison County

Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter
Website:  http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/KY05.html

*Flora Shropshire willed money to the county for a first class animal shelter. It is a 21-room indoor-outdoor run facility on a five acre lot. (from a 1983 news article)


Humane Society of Harrison County
Website: http://www.humanesocietyofharrisoncounty.com/

*Works closely with the Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter to promote animal welfare within the community and adoptions at the shelter. 

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Hart County

Animal Control
Contract with Edmonson County
Website:   http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/KY243.html

 *The Edmonson County Animal Shelter serves Edmonson, Hart and Grayson Counties.

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Henderson County

Henderson County Humane Society
http://www.hshcky.org/Default.aspx

*This shelter was named the best shelter in the state of Kentucky in 2006.

*Despite resource and space limitations, we continue to have a euthanasia rate FAR below the national averages, especially for a facility that also includes Animal Control services.  We have a goal of finding loving homes for 100% of adoptable animals by 2012.

*2011 Statistics ~41% Euth Rate ---> Total Intakes 2255 ~ Adoption/Rescue 1105 Return To Owner     150 ~ Euthanasia  931  ~ Spay/Neuter   802

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Henry County

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Hickman County

Animal Control 
Website:  http://www.hickmancounty.ky.gov/departments/animal.htm

*Inhumane conditions at Hickman Kentucky Animal Shelter  (2008)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgZQUxurk4w

*Hickman Kentucky Animal Shelter Conditions Improve (2008)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDsNU0STTqs&p=4E7F6DBC8EFE2F45&playnext=1&index=15

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Hopkins County

Hopkins County Humane Society
Petfinder:  http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/KY300.html

*May 2010 statistics: 479 animals came into the shelter; 22 animals were reclaimed by owners; 39 animals were adopted or sent to rescues; 273 animals were euthanized (57%)

*Our new goal of zero euthanasia of adoptable animals by our 50th anniversary in 2016 pushes us to work hard for the sake of the animals of our county.

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Jackson County

Animal Control   (London and Estill Co-op)
Website: http://www.jacksoncountyky.us/government/animal_control.html

*Stray animals are taken to the Estill County Animal Shelter which serves Five counties: Estill, Wolfe, Lee, Owsley and Jackson Counties - resulting in constant overcrowding and euthanization of healthy, adoptable animals.

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Jefferson County

Metro Animal Services
Website: http://www.louisvilleky.gov/AnimalServices/default.htm

*Louisville Metro Animal Services' Animal Care Center receives an average of over 15,000 animals annually. Thousands are brought to our shelter as a result of service requests from the community and many are surrendered by their owners.






Animal House (Metro Animal Services)

*The shelter in 2009 took in 7,132 cats and kittens and 5,918 dogs and puppies. Of those, the shelter euthanized 5,613 cats (78%) and 2,866 dogs (48%) with most of the rest returned to owners, adopted or transferred to pet-friendly organizations.

Building Front 2 by kentucky humane society

Kentucky Humane Society
Website:  http://www.kyhumane.org/

*Our adoption rate is more than double the national average and we  euthanize 1% of pets for overcrowding. However, our goal is to make that zero percent by 2010 and continue increasing our adoption rate each year until all healthy, temperamentally sound pets find permanent homes. 

*We humanely euthanize by lethal injection, most commonly for illness or temperament and, when necessary, due to overcrowding. All animals are treated lovingly by a trained staff member during the entire process.

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Jessamine


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Johnson County

*The Floyd County Animal Shelter is  the only shelter in three neighboring counties (Magoffin, Johnson and Martin) and accepts cats and dogs from these counties as well as their own.

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Kenton County

Kenton County Animal Shelter
Website: http://www.kentoncounty.org/county_departments/animal_shelter/

*In 2009,  3,053 cats came into the shelter compared with 2,192 dogs. Only 29 of those cats were reclaimed by their owners, compared with 462 dogs. The shelter adopted out another 276 cats. The rest were euthanized. Most of the 3,000-plus cats each year that come into the shelter don't get claimed.

*Kenton County's animal shelter is using grant money to keep the cost down for cat owners to spay/neuter. They are doing it to attack the cat population explosion.  353 cats were dropped at the shelter in July - 19 were adopted. 391 were euthanized.

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Knott County

Kentucky River Regional Animal Shelter
Website: http://kyriverregionalanimalshelter.org/


*This shelter serves Perry, Knott, Letcher and Breathitt Counties in eastern Kentucky.

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Knox County

Knox Whitley Animal shelter
Website:   http://www.knoxwhitleyanimalshelter.com

* The shelter serves three counties: Knox, Whitley and McCreary.

*There is an estimated 2 stray dogs for every person in the County. That's an estimated 120,000 stray dogs. The numbers for stray cats are even higher than that.

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Larue County

No shelter/no website

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Laurel County

London Laurel County Animal Shelter
No website

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Lawrence County

Lawrence County Humane Society
Website: http://www.lawrencecounty.petfinder.com


We serve as the shelter for Lawrence County and Magoffin County in Kentucky. Thanks to the foster program and Petfinder, our adoption rate jumped to almost an amazing 80% last year.


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Lee County

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Leslie County

Leslie County Humane Society/Animal Shelter
No website

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Letcher County

Kentucky River Regional Animal Shelter
Website: http://kyriverregionalanimalshelter.org/


*This shelter serves Perry, Knott, Letcher and Breathitt Counties in eastern Kentucky.

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Lewis County

Lewis County Animal Shelter
Website:  http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/KY315.html

*No animals posted on website. Dogs don't stay very long before they are put down because it is over populated.

*Adoption: Fees:  $20, but dogs and cats are not spayed/neutered and have not had their shots.

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Lincoln County

Lincoln County Animal Shelter
Website:  http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/KY238.html

*This shelter euthanizes weekly due to overpopulation.  Any animal that is not being fostered should be considered URGENT!

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Livingston

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Logan County

Logan County Humane Society
Website: http://www.logancountyhumanesociety.com/adopt.html

*We are fighting a very large problem in the county. There are a lot of people out there who do not spay or neuter their animals, which causes for massive unwanted population in both dogs and cats.

*Because of the continuing support of Logan County’s Judge Executive and magistrates and a dedicated volunteer base, Logan County’s Humane Society (HS) is within reach of becoming a no-kill shelter for dogs.

*The cat population is still posing a problem at the Humane Society. Right now there are not enough cat rescues to come close to becoming a no-kill.

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Lyon

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Madison

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Magoffin County

*This county does not have an animal shelter. Animals from Magoffin County are taken to the Lawrence County Humane Society.

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Marion

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Marshall County

Marshall County Animal Shelter
Website: http://www.marshallcounty.ky.gov/Departments/AnimalShelter/AnimalShelter.html





Humane Society of Marshall County
Website: http://www.humanesocietyofmarshallcounty.webs.com/


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Martin County

Animal Control
No website

*I thought we had a dog warden here. I have called several time and he doesn't call me back.
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/inez-ky/T3PHUJT6V15K6O0Q4

*The Floyd County Animal Shelter is  the only shelter in three neighboring counties (Magoffin, Johnson and Martin) and accepts cats and dogs from these counties as well as their own.

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Mason County

Maysville Mason County Animal Shelter
Website: None

*Animals from Fleming County are currently being taken to the Mason County Animal Shelter. There are more homeless and unwanted pets than there are people who want them in this area. Therefore, many are being put to sleep several times a week to have room for others coming into the shelter.

*Visit the horrible, sad shelter and see for yourself the conditions there and how the poor animals are suffering. This animal shelter is appalling. There is no attempt whatsoever to find the animals homes. The dogs are left to wallow in their own filth and then killed. http://www.topix.com/forum/city/maysville-ky/TEJ482OOSV9OCDUQQ

Humane Society of Buffalo Trace
Website:  http://www.humanesocietyofbuffalotrace.org/

*The Humane Society promotes the humane care of animals through advocacy and outreach programs. One of our goals is to establish and operate a state-of-the-art open admission animal shelter.

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McCracken County

Animal Control
Website: http://www.mccrackenfiscalcourt.com/animal_control.html

McCracken County Humane Society Animal Shelter
No website

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McCreary County

Animal Control
Website:  http://www.mccrearycounty.com/Services.html

*The county does not have an animal shelter. Animals are taken to the Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter which serves Knox, Whitley, and McCreary Counties.

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McLean County

McLean County Animal Shelter
Petfinder: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/mcleanac.html

*The shelter director quit September 2010,  so the animals in the shelter are in danger!  Please contact (270) 685-8275 or email dcacanimals@yahoo.com if you can help even just one of the animals on the shelter’s Petfinder site!

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Meade County

Meade County Animal Shelter
Website:   http://www.petsinneedsociety.org/shelter.html

*The ONLY way to see adoptables in Meade County is the newspaper. The shelter does not post animals in the shelter on their website.

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Menifee County

Menifee County Animal Shelter
Website:  http://www.menifeeshelter.com/   

*The Menifee County Animal Shelter located in Frenchburg, KY is a non-profit volunteer group that operates the county shelter. Before we started handling the shelter, almost all of the animals were killed on-site and buried.

*The animal shelter was  stressed to the breaking point in May when a family moved from Menifee County leaving 25 sick and shy dogs.

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Mercer County

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Metcalfe County

*The Green River Animal Shelter serves Adair, Metcalfe & Russell Counties resulting in constant overcrowding and euthanization of adoptable animals.

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Monroe

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Montgomery County

Animal Control
no website


*Animal control in Montgomery County KY (Mount Sterling) euthanizes every animal they have on Thursdays.  http://www.topix.com/forum/source/myfox8/T4ENAER69J07MU0L

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Morgan County

Morgan County Animal Shelter
No website

*New facility opened July 1, 2010  

* Shelter Statistics for Jan 1 - June 2010:  Total dogs taken in 321; Adopted 24; Reunited with owner 2; Stolen 1; In foster care 19; At the shelter 36; Transported 226; Euthanized 2.

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Muhlenberg County

Muhlenberg County Humane Society
Website:   http://www.petfinder.org/shelters/KY77.html

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Nelson County

Humane Society of Nelson County
Website: http://www.petfinder.org/shelters/KY33.html

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Nicholas County

Animal Control/Nicholas County Animal Shelter
Petfinder:  http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/KY296.html

*Currently, stray dogs who are picked up by animal control are housed in a old, unheated barn with unhealthy conditions. The absence of an adoption program means a euthanasia rate of over 90%

*Work has begun on the new shelter! The building will house eleven indoor/outdoor runs and two puppy runs, and will have space for a few cats. The building will house animals in a safe and sanitary environment and have proper ventilation and lighting, hot water and a heating system.

*The Petfinder site where animals at the shelter are posted is maintained by the Nicholas County Animal Welfare Society www.ncaws.org

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Ohio County

Ohio County Animal Shelter.Ohio County Animal Shelter
Website:  http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/ockyanimals.html

*Adoptions or transfers to no-kill rescue groups have increased in recent years, with about 600 animals being adopted or sent to no-kill rescues in 2009. In 2002, the shelter had only 19 adoptions.

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Oldham County

Oldham County Animal Shelter
Website: http://www.oldhamcounty.net/Animal%20Control/animalcontrol.htm




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Owen County

Owen County Animal Shelter
Website: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/KY198.html


 *The county has constructed a small shelter and it is being operated by Owen County Friends of Animals (OCFA), an independent non-profit volunteer group.  We are not affiliated with the animal control department or polices in Owen County. OCFA manages the shelter and operates on NO KILL, but we are desperate for help. We only have 12 runs and are at or over capacity most of the time. 

*Owen County Friends of Animals was started in 2005 due to the horrible treatment of shelter animals in Owen County.

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Owsley County

*No shelter or website. Contract with Estill County

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Pendleton County

Animal Shelter

Pendleton County Animal Control Shelter
Website: http://www.petfinder.org/shelters/KY74.html

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Perry County

Kentucky River Regional Animal Shelter
Website: http://kyriverregionalanimalshelter.org/


*This shelter serves Perry, Knott, Letcher and Breathitt Counties in eastern Kentucky.


Perry County, KY: Nearly 900 dogs euthanized last month (July 2011)

http://www.wkyt.com/wymtnews/headlines/Nearly_900_dogs_euthanized_last_month_125177659.html

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Pike County

*The new Pike County Animal Shelter is open. There's a room where surgery can be performed on pets to get spayed and neutered. The shelter has separate cat and dog adoption rooms, isolation rooms, visitation, and birthing rooms. It can hold more than 100 animals at a time and is 7,000 square feet. This is about six times as much as the last facility.


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Powell County

Powell County Dog Pound
Website: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/KY248.html

*Land for a new shelter has been purchased and hopefully within a year Powell County will have a new shelter for the animals and the conditions will be much better.

*Friends of Powell County’s Pets is only able to help 1 in 5 cats or dogs at the pound – that’s only 20%. A few of the remaining 80% are lucky enough to be adopted from the pound. Unfortunately, the majority of cats and dogs suffer and die needlessly.

*Irresponsible people own more dogs than they can afford to feed, then they take the animals to the shelter, dump them at the side of the road, or move and leave them roaming or locked inside their home or chained in the backyard. The same people do this over and over again.
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/clay-city-ky/T71B1HQFL4LRLE40F

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Pulaski County

Pulaski County Animal Shelter
Pulaski County Animal Shelter

Website: http://www.pcanimalshelter.com/


*The Pulaski County Animal Shelter is a high-volume rural shelter that takes in 60+ dogs per week with only 20 runs.

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Robertson County

Robertson County Animal Shelter
Website:  http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/KY326.html

August 20, 2008: ALDF Takes Kentucky Counties to Task for Failing to Protect Homeless Dogs and Cats
http://www.aldf.org/article.php?id=675

December 18, 2009: Settlements in Kentucky Shelters Cases Will Mean a Happier New Year for Homeless Cats and Dogs http://www.aldf.org/article.php?id=1148


*We have recently built a new shelter in Robertson County. This is our first shelter and we are very excited about starting an adoption program.




http://www.topix.com/forum/city/mount-vernon-ky/T9UGLGBB7F77I5TEU/p7



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Rockcastle County

Rockcastle County Animal Shelter
Website:
http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/KY121.html

*Mission is to shelter and find home's for the abandoned, stray and unwanted animal's of Rockcastle County.

*Shelter was renovated April 2011 and a Petfinder site has been created.


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Rowan County

Rowan County Animal Shelter
Website: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/KY251.html

*The Rowan County Animal Shelter is located on a flood plain.

*The drop off pen was taken out because people from different counties were dropping several dogs off everyday. People drop off animals when workers are not there to take them in. That is considered animal cruelty. 

*Because of the efforts of STAR (Saving the Animals of Rowan), the animal shelter has gone from being a high kill shelter to a low kill sheler.

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Russell County

*The Green River Animal Shelter serves Adair, Metcalfe & Russell Counties resulting in constant overcrowding and euthanization of adoptable animals.

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Scott County

Scott County Animal Shelter  
Website:   http://www.petfinder.org/shelters/KY118.html

Scott County Humane Society
Website:  http://www.sc4paws.org/


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Shelby County

Shelby County Animal Shelter and Animal Control
Website:  http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/KY139.html

*This shelter strives to be a no kill public shelter. Unfortunately, the reality is without adoptions, help from rescues, and the support of the community the shelter is constantly faced with the possibility of euthanizing adoptable animals due to overcrowding.

Clinic Mar 2010

Shelby County Humane Society
Website: http://www.shelbycohumanesociety.com/


*The No-Kill Mission started in 2008 with the goal to save ALL adoptable animals in Shelby County...

*Our new Mary Gaylord McClean spay/neuter clinic was completed in the spring of 2010.

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Simpson County

Simpson County Animal Shelter
Website: http://www.petfinder.org/shelters/KY185.html

*Our shelter is a very small one. We have 18 cages for cats which hold about one cat per cage and we have 16 dog runs which are about 2 feet wide and 4 feet long with a guillotine door that opens out into another 2 foot by 4 foot run that is "outside" but still on concrete. We can only hold 16 adult dogs and the biggest dogs do not fit into those 2x4 kennels. So when you look at our site and notice a few dogs, please remember that we only have room for 16 basically, and so we fill up quickly and have to make decisions based on room more so than larger shelters might.

*In 2009 we saved 64% of the animals (dogs and cats) that came through our doors. Our euthanasia rate is 36% overall.  In 2005 before Friends of the Shelter started helping, the euth rate at the shelter was much higher, in the 95% and above range.

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Spencer

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Taylor County

Taylor County Animal Shelter
Website: http://www.taylorcounty.us/county-government/animal-control.html

* No animals are posted on the shelter’s Petfinder site

*The Taylor County Animal Shelter is a disgrace to the animal shelters throughout the state of Kentucky!...Animals are wet, they do not get medical care, and they are fed only once a  day.  http://www.topix.com/forum/city/campbellsville-ky/TFPJBU2GKHV8ELLDM/p3

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Todd County

*Todd County does not have an animal shelter or official animal control officer.  They have contracted with the Christian County Animal Shelter to take in their stray animals through the efforts of the Road Department, although they are limited to transporting animals only on days the shelter is open.

*The Christian County Animal Shelter is a regional shelter and serves four Kentucky counties in the Pennyrile area, including Todd County. Consequently the shelter stays at FULL CAPACITY!

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Trigg County

Animal Control
Website:  http://www.triggcounty.ky.gov/elected/

Trigg County Humane Society
Website:  http://www.wkdzradio.com/pages/1499930.php

*The Christian County Animal Shelter is a regional shelter and serves four Kentucky counties in the Pennyrile area, including Trigg County. Consequently the shelter stays at FULL CAPACITY!

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Trimble County

Animal Control
Website: http://www.trimblecounty.ky.gov/services/hs.htm

*Dog Removal - Trimble County has been under contract since 2003 with the Kentucky Humane Society for dog removal program.

*Each year during Mother's Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend, the Milton Park in Trimble County holds an Animal Swap Meet where animals of all types can be purchased. http://www.trimblecounty.ky.gov/cities/milton.htm

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Union County

Animal Control/Dog Warden
Website:  http://unioncounty.ky.gov/govsvcs/dogwarden.htm

Union County Dog Pound
No posted hours, No website

*Not opened to the public 24 hours a week as required by state law. A news crew investigating a complaint about the shelter was not allowed onto the premises. The gate was locked.

*Union County Dog Pound - Another County-Funded Animal Shelter INJUSTICE
http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=188089215892

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Warren County

Bowling Green - Warren County Humane Society                      
Website:    http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/KY18.html

*The shelter is high intake and high kill. August 2011 Numbers  INTAKES:  932 (398 cats, 518 dogs)  Euthanasia: 434 = 46% kill rate.


*The Bowling Green/Warren County Humane Society Hildreth Adoption Center opened in 2004. This building is COMPLETELY funded by donations, they receive no city/county funding. 

*Bowling Green, KY: Humane effort - Adoption center struggles after taking in more than 2,000 animals
http://www.bgdailynews.com/articles/2011/08/12/news/news1.txt

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Wayne County

Tri County Animal Control Shelter
No Website

*Government operated shelter serving three counties - Clinton, Cumberland and Wayne Counties. They permit adoptions for a low fee and require spay/neutering, but do not have a pro-active adoption program.

*Every year thousands of dogs and cats are euthanized at the Tri County Shelter (Wayne, Clinton, and Cumberland County.

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Webster County

Webster County Dog Facility
Website: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/KY342.html

*The pound only has eight pens.

*No animals are posted on the shelter's Petfinder site.

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Whitley County

Knox Whitley Animal shelter
Website:   http://www.knoxwhitleyanimalshelter.com

* The shelter serves three counties: Knox, Whitley and McCreary.

*Our community needs full time animal control, as well as more strict and properly enforced animal laws.  If you would like to make a change please contact the Whitley County Courthouse by calling 606-549-6000 and voice your opinion

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Woodford County

Woodford Humane Society
Website:   http://www.woodfordhumanesociety.org

*Since 2007, we have placed 90% of our animals into their forever homes! The national average is around 25%.

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WHAT YOU CAN DO!

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"I looked at all the caged animals in the shelter...the cast-offs of human
society. I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread, sadness and
betrayal. And I was angry. "God," I said, "this is terrible! Why don't you
do something?" God was silent for a moment and then He spoke softly.
 "I have  done something," He replied. "I created You."

~Jim Willis
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How to avoid taking animals to a shelter or being in a free ad.

Please do not take a Pet to a shelter before you at least try some Rescues. Do a search for "pet rescue city? state?" on Google. Call & email some in your area. http://www.google.com/

Vets can be a huge help also  to help find good homes. Send or email local vets.

Many rescues and shelters will post a "courtesy listing" on their website to help you rehome your pet. Search on Petfinder.com to find a rescue or shelter near you.

Reasons:

*A Shelter could mean a death sentence to a pet, most are overfull and no where to put another. If your beloved pet does not go in one door and out the back, another pet will.

*A Free Ad could put them in even worse danger if you do not know how to screen and follow up. Once you hand over a beloved pet, you no longer have any say it what becomes of them. Sadly, a shelter could have been a better end than to fall into the wrong hands.

*Finding a home on your own. Please check with some rescues and ask for screening help. Please do a home visit as to see what you are releasing your pet to. Will it be outside chained the rest of its life or worse? These things an actual rescue would screen to try to prevent.

*No Time for your pet now? If it is a time issue and you think you are doing your pet a favor, you are not. No matter what chances are the best thing you can do is keep them. There are 46 pets for every 1 child born. The pets sitting on death row and those for years caged waiting on a chance for a new home would rather have as hour or two of your attention each day than what they have now.

***Please Read Before looking for a Home for your Pet - very helpful information!
http://www.petrescue.com/petlibrary/pet-rescue/how-to-place-pets/

Please, if you want to keep you pet but can't find a pet friendly home or are having financial problems, you are not alone. There are places and people that may be able to help.

Helping Families & Pets Stay Together:

*Lost Our Home Pet Foundation, Helping pets & families.
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=18976637345

*Pet Assistance Network, helps keep pets in forclosures etc. -
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pet-Assistance-Network/177369936059?ref=mf

*Find a Pet Friendly Apartment
 http://www.imstoday.net/paws/aptsearch.aspx

*No Pet Left Behind, Helping People with ways to Keep their Pets
http://nopawsleftbehind.org/paws/
*UK - Pet Friendly Homes listed and other pet issues - http://www.thepetsdirectory.co.uk/

Helping Our Soldiers Pets
*Read - http://www.nwguardian.com/2009/12/10/6608/pet-foster-care-offers-deploying.html
*Guardian Angels for Soldier's Pet - http://www.guardianangelsforsoldierspet.org/
*Foster & Help Military take care of deployed people's pets - http://tinyurl.com/2e95c2m

Other Help:
*Low cost Spay & Neuter Clinics - http://tinyurl.com/2a675vf
*Pet Food Pantry Programs by State - http://tinyurl.com/2bpyynd
*Pet Owners Struggling With Economy Have Options - http://tinyurl.com/2ehyj4j
*Pet Behaviorist, Virtual - http://www.aspcabehavior.org/
*Pet Behavior. Ask the Experts - http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/ask-the-expert/
*Help People Afford the Vet Bills - http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=390666883784&id=100000226143773&ref=mf

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USA, Help by State

ALABAMA - Happy PAWS Haven, Inc. Arab, AL. Marshall County. Helping pets in need. - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Happy-PAWS-Haven-Inc-Alabama/308369658489

ARIZONA - Lost Our Home Pet Foundation is based out of Scottsdale. Help pets & families.
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=18976637345

CALIFORNIA -
Angels for Animals Network helping Southern CA -
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Angels-for-Animals-Network/315830505222
Jindo Rescue in Los Angeles, CA - http://www.facebook.com/jindoproject
Save Leadwell Kitties - http://www.facebook.com/HelpSaveLeadwellKitties

FLORIDA -
Central Florida Pets Directory - http://www.facebook.com/centralfloridapets
The Homeless Pet Advocates South FL - http://www.facebook.com/TheHomelessPetAdvocates
S.FL - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Eyes-Of-An-Angel-Pet-Rescue/327499916031

GEORGIA -
Atlanta Petz Magazine - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Atlanta-Petz-Magazine/6414625891
Caring4Creatures Inc (Rescue) Lawrenceville - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lawrenceville-GA/Caring4Creatures-Inc-Rescue/122854617742279
Luckydogs Rescue. Stockbridge, GA - http://www.facebook.com/luckydogs.rescue
Saving Georgia Dogs - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Saving-Georgia-Dogs/28847533399

MARYLAND -
Rude Ranch Animal Rescue in Harwood, MD, 20776 - http://www.facebook.com/RudeRanch
Helene in Baltimore, Networking for to find pets homes - http://www.facebook.com/hscharf1

MINNESOTA -
B.A.R.K MN - http://www.facebook.com/pages/BARK-MN/146097877219

MISSOURI -
Tracy is a rescuer/networker helping animals - http://www.facebook.com/angel4allanimals

NEVADA -
SOS Las Vegas Networking - http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=10150123624970372

NEW ENGLAND -
Paws New England: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?v=wall&id=1401863190
ION New England.com is a site for New England States - CT, VT, NH, MN, MA, RI
http://www.facebook.com/pages/ION-New-Englandcom/175455761657

NEW YORK -
Foster Dogs in NYC - http://www.facebook.com/FosterDogsNYC
Rescue Inc. based in NYC area but helping all over - http://www.facebook.com/rescueink
Joe Panz RESCUE INK NYC - http://www.facebook.com/JoePanzRescueInk
Rescue Ink's "Rebel" Official Fan Page NYC - http://www.facebook.com/RebelRescueInk
Social Tees Animal Rescue. NYC - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Social-Tees-Animal-Rescue/337067131846

NORTH CAROLINA -
A Shelter Friend - http://www.facebook.com/ashelterfriend

PENNSYLVANIA -
Pastray Saveinc - http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000107313579&ref=mf

TENNESSEE -
Pet Assistance Network, Pet issues, helping save pets in forclosures etc.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pet-Assistance-Network/177369936059?ref=mf

VERMONT -
Good Karma Rescue Inc. VT, helping save pets in need - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Montpelier-VT/Good-Karma-Rescue-Inc-VT/46330501732

VIRGINIA -
Bonnie Blue Rescue - http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000206597459

*CARIBBEAN ISLANDS -
Island Dogs Inc. Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix, Vieques and Culebra. - http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=15952847991&v=info

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By BREED

BLACK PETS :
*Black Cat Rescue - http://www.facebook.com/blackcatrescue
*Black Dog Rescue Project - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Black-Dog-Rescue-Project/146721102232
*Lonely Hearts is Helping the Black Dogs and Cats In Shelters  - http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=wall&ref=mf&gid=310204352036

SENIORS :
*The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs - http://www.facebook.com/doglost?ref=profile#!/group.php?gid=95242253508&ref=mf
*Angels Among Us Animal Sanctuary in PA - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Angels-Among-Us-Animal-Sanctuary/297721442560

SPECIAL NEEDS :
*Blind Dog Rescue Alliance - http://www.blinddogrescue.com/
*Trains to detect various medical diseases - http://www.facebook.com/savedogs.savelives

PIT BULL :
*Pitbulls.org - http://www.facebook.com/PitBulls.org
*Pit Boss. California - http://www.facebook.com/PitBossUS
*Prfl Rescue Maryland. PA, NY area Pitbull and Rottweiler rescue - http://www.facebook.com/prfl.rescue
*Misunderstood Pit Bull Rescue, Richmond, Virginia - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Misunderstood-Pit-Bull-Rescue/44482210080?v=wall
*Pinups for Pitbulls, Inc. - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pinups-for-Pitbulls-Inc/115398598207?v=wall&ref=ss

OTHER BREEDS :
*Big Apple Bull Terrier Rescue, NYC - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Apple-Bull-Terrier-Rescue/236546927178

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USA

People that want to help:

*Saving Pawz - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Saving-Pawz/132195246792998
*KY Central, Urgent Pets, Transport etc - http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000029462343
*Deb, Networking for All Animal Issues, Urgent Pets, Transport etc. - http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?v=wall&ref=mf&id=100000629435736
*Sally, Please Post Any & All Pets In Need - http://www.facebook.com/speedpetworking
*Kim, Networking to rescue & find homes - http://www.facebook.com/Kimberjo1
*Judi, Networking to rescue & find homes - http://www.facebook.com/judi.abbott

Groups:

*Pick Your Paw Animal Network - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pick-Your-Paw-Animal-Network/352970229408
*DogsinDanger.com - http://www.facebook.com/pages/DogsInDanger/126922957333271?ref=ts
*Bring Pets Home - http://www.facebook.com/BringPetsHomeUS?v=wall
*Freedoms Animal Rights and Rescue Network and Platform - http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=243854831691
*Cross Posting for any animal in need of a home - http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=117646501614824&v=wall&ref=share
*FAR Group - http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=183470355925
*USA Rescues Listed by States at Yahoo Groups. Please Make an Email account for your pet before joining. Remember they are also helping others, so you to will get emails. That is how they help so many pets. - http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=121216877504

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WORLDWIDE

Animal Rescue-Petitions and News!!!
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=47041528962&v=wall

Best Friends Animal Society - http://network.bestfriends.org/
http://www.facebook.com/bestfriendsanimalsociety

Help Death Row Dogs Worldwide -
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=347248963866&v=wall&ref=ts

Second Acts, helps small, volunteer-run animal rescue groups nationwide
http://www.facebook.com/note.php?saved&&suggest&note_id=364851062285

The Facebook Animal Rescue Army - http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=231526736882&v=info&ref=mf

Large Fan Base may help -
Catbook - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Catbook/6325427665
Dogbook - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dogbook/5819707854
Dogster, Inc - http://www.facebook.com/dogster
Petcentric by Purina - http://www.facebook.com/PetcentricbyPurina

The Animal Rescue Site, daily clicks help pay to feed shelter pets -
http://www.facebook.com/theanimalrescuesite


ANIMAL TRANSPORTERS :
*Rescue Transport Groups - list of resources to help rescues get transported -
http://www.farec.org/transport.htm
*Worldwide Foster/Rescue/Transport Volunteers Directory
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=109813662363064
*KY Central - http://www.kycentral.org/transports.htm

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NOTES:

1. KEEP YOUR PET, FIND A NEW HOME, Pet friendly apartment listings.
USA - No Pet Left Behind, Helping People Keep Their Pets - http://nopawsleftbehind.org/paws/
UK - pet friendly homes listed and other pet issues - http://www.thepetsdirectory.co.uk/

2. The Animal Rescue Site, our clicks feed pets in shelter - http://www.facebook.com/theanimalrescuesite

3. FIND A PET A NEW HOME, repost from Atlanta Petz Magazine fan page.

David Harvey -  Here's a great way to find homes for dogs and cats. We get the church communities involved by: creating a small flyer 3.5"x5" (1/4 of a regular sized sheet of paper). Place a photo of the dog or cat on the flyer and write a short descriptive paragraph of the little one. Make sure you include contact phone numbers and email address. Don't post your physical address - the potential adopter has to call for that. Take the flyers to at least 3 churches in the area and ask the boss if you can leave the flyer on the bulletin table prior to service this Sunday (and for several weeks until the cat is adopted). Usually, a boy or girl, mom or dad or grandparent will call before they are halfway home to find out if the dog is still available. Make sure you screen the adopters properly and insist on spay/neuter (if needed). Ask for a small adoption fee to ensure they will be financially responsible for the dog (or cat). You are welcome to use our "Application to adopt a rescued dog" (or cat) found at our website www.happypawshaven.org. Please remove all references to our organization if you use it. Its not quite like filling out a mortgage application, but its close! Let us know how this work for you (feedback is greatly appreciated). David Harvey: davidh@happypawshaven.org or 256.653.1674 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Atlanta-Petz-Magazine/6414625891?v=wall#!/profile.php?id=603981856&ref=mf

4. Make a video of the dog that needs a home.
*Bones ADOPTED in 2 weeks of video post. Had been waiting 2 years for a home. New family posts video of him now - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xk7SR7vCamU
*Good rescue video to watch, dumped scared little dog at a shelter - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LqSHfkLvHk
*Missing Dog - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kV21s0r5r34

5. Finding homes for pets, always visit were they will live first. Get & check references. Once you give them away, they belong to who you gave them to. If they tie them outside for the rest of their life, little you can do. Find out how to do a 60 day probation contract & follow up.

Margo's Interview - 20 POINT Questions VIA Email to Applicants:
1.  Do you have a dog now?
2.  If yes, what breed is it?
3.  Are you fully fenced? How high?
4.  Do you allow your animals inside house?
5.  Is this decision to get a dog ok with husband?
6.  Do you have a cat?
7.  Do you have children? I don't usually adopt if kids young.
8.  Do you believe in good quality pet feeding, no crap?
9.  What do you do with the dog when you go on vacation?
10.  What are your neighbors like?
11.  Have you ever taken an animal to a pound or animal control?
12.  If no dog, did you have a dog before what happen to it?
13.  Do you believe in desexing of family pets?
14.  Are you a breeder? if yes you are terminated at this point.
15.  Do you own your own home? No renters or drifters for me
16.  Does your husband work?
17.  Who is home through the day with the dog?
18.  Can you afford the vet bills on this dog?
19.  Are you fully prepared for the big decision to get a dog?
20.  If you do not fulfill my criteria I will terminate you now!

(Reference from - Margo's Animal Sanctuary)
*Other thoughts on own or rent:  Really depends on the area you live on some things. Have known many renters that gave the best lives to their pets until they died from old age. My daughter has a stray cat she adopted in 2001, still with her in her rented apartment. Then I have known many home owners who lost homes or divorced and pets taken to the pound. We have home owner neighbors that have had 5 or more dogs in 6 years. Many all were strays found. Known many home owners that tied dogs out side all the dogs life. Visit the home, do a contract with a 60 day probation period. So you can take the pet back if things are not working out. If you can't screen and follow up best to find a good rescue to help.

6. Ready to Get a Pet  - Please consider Adopting one. Look Here - http://www.petfinder.com/
*If you want a certain breed there are rescues for almost any breed you may want. Do a google search for 'breed name' rescue link on the top of this note & post on some pages above.
*Find the right pet for you - http://www.healthypet.com/FindAPet/AvailablePets.aspx
*You can also find contact information for your local shelter, check the yellow pages or visit the ASPCA's searchable database of organizations. - http://www.aspca.org/adoption/shelters/
*Pets Hotel for pets when you are away - http://petshotel.petsmart.com/

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TO SERVE & PROTECT

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I want to be in Kentucky when the end of the world comes, because it's always 20 years behind the times. ~Mark Twain
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In an ideal world, animals would not be disposable and owners would be responsible. Unfortunately the real world is not always ideal. Animals are often thought of as mere possessions and can be tossed out like yesterday's trash at their owner's whim. Irresponsible people have created the animal overpopulation problem that simply does not allow a home for every pet produced. It is the job of people, therefore, to provide a safe place for these homeless animals.

An animal shelter should be a safe haven for all animals in need, and should function as the nucleus of a community's animal care and control program. It should teach humane principles in the community and protect animals from cruelty and suffering. Its staff should provide quality care for all animals in its charge, making every effort to provide a safe, comfortable, and healthy environment. The shelter should also be accessible to the public and serve as a resource to the community. ~ HSUS Guidelines for Animal Shelter Policies

Today, other than strays, most shelters can kill every single animal who comes through their doors. It doesn’t matter if they are healthy or sick, young or old, beautiful or ugly, friendly, scared, or aggressive, the choice is up to them. If the animal was surrendered by a family, he or she can be killed within minutes of arriving. No meager holding period. No chance at adoption. No food, water, or shelter. Just a trip from the front counter to the gas chamber or to be poisoned with an overdose from a bottle marked "Fatal-plus." ~Nathan J. Winograd (The Past is Prologue)

Despite passage of the "Humane Shelter Law," many Kentucky counties are treating the animals in their care with reckless disregard for the suffering that they are causing. This misconduct continues because the Humane Shelter Law has no enforcement provision and the state has not stepped in and demanded that the basic standards of care required by the Law be provided to these animals.  ~ Animal League Defense Fund

In addition, Kentucky is the #1 state to be an animal abuser. Progress in improving the animal protection laws has been slow and Kentucky lags far behind its neighboring states such as West Virginia, Virginia and Tennessee in progressive animal protection legislation. In fact, a recent study of all state statutes pertaining to animal cruelty has revealed that Kentucky ranks LAST in the nation because of inadequate or non-existent animal protection laws.  ~Kentucky Animal Welfare Alliance

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CROSSING THE LINE

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Nothing so endangers the fineness of the human heart as the possession of power over others: nothing so corrodes it as the callous or cruel exercise of that power: and the more helpless the creature over whom power is cruelly or callously exercised, the more the human heart is corroded. ~John Galsworthy

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SHELTERS IN KENTUCKY
ALL OF THE INFORMATION BELOW CAN BE FOUND ON THE INTERNET

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Adair County

October 1, 2010:  Adair County ~ Fiscal Court Meeting

A  family brought a complaint against the director of the Green River Animal Shelter for killing their dog, Rusty, only 2 days after he had been brought in to the shelter as a stray. Pursuant to KRS Section 258.215 "Impounded dogs shall be kept for not less than five (5) days".


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Allen County

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Anderson County

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Ballard County

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Barren County

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Bath County

July, 2010 ~ Neglected Dogs Pulled from Shelter

Mike and Mandy were siblings, young hounds that needed to be rescued.  They were pulled from the Bath County kennels. They are wonderful dogs...scared, but they are joyful, eager to please, fun and hopeful. They are about 6-8 months old and  both very thin. Mike needed a little time for his feet to heal - caused by standing in his own waste at the shelter.

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Bell County

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Boone County

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Bourbon County

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Boyd County

July 2012 ~ Ashland, KY: Severely Emaciated Great Pyrenees at Rural Pound
 

~ RIP BABY ~ Euthanized ~


He only weighed 74 pounds. He seemed to be afraid of men and had probably been abused. He loved women though. Shelter claims to be rescue friendly. The lady that found him, fed him 6 bowls of food as soon as she got him to her house. He was full of burrs so she also had to chop his hair to get them out.  He also had tons of ticks on him. Rescues offered to save this poor sweet boy. Fosters even stepped up. Messages were sent via email and messages were left on voicemail. Many suspect that the shelter intended to euthanize him no matter what. It is certainly a sad day.


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Boyle County

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Bracken County

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Breathitt County

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Breckinridge County

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Bullitt County

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Butler County

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Caldwell County

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Calloway County

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Campbell County

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Carlisle County

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Carroll County

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Carter County

  AUGUST 2012 - This is acceptable to Sherman Sparks, Carter County Animal Control and Carter County Judge Executive Charlie Wallace. Nobody lives at this location!!!!

 The owner of the property is in a nursing home.

Dog Warden - Sherman Sparks
(606) 474-5477
Everyone needs to call 606-474-5249 ---> Sherman Sparks HOME number.

Charles Wallace is his BOSS--->606-465-0640

Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150876545807824.355639.505497823&type=1&notif_t=photo_album_comment

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Casey County

Two women discuss defeated attempts to get an animal shelter in Casey (August 2010)
http://www.amnews.com/stories/2010/08/13/loc.707403.sto

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Christian County

October 22, 2010 ~ SAD DAY IN HOPKINSVILLE, KY -

Hi everyone, Today was a SAD day in Hopkinsville. It started with magistrate Bill Bruce found deceased from having a heart attack. Also the Christian County Animal Shelter had three employees resign and one of them being ME. I was forced to resign in court today. I am sending you a copy of my letter of resignation so you know exactly what it says from me. Where one door closes God will open another. God says that I have done my job and now it is time to move on. See letter below

To: Judge Steve Tribble,

I, hereby tender my resignation effective this date from my position at the Christian County Animal Shelter. I have truly enjoyed fighting for the animals of the Christian County over the past 17 years. It is sad that I had to choose to save these dogs since the Deputy Sheriff did not do his job. The "owner" of these neglected dogs has never been held accountable. I regret that I was forced to depart the shelter. My health has gotten worse, and worse, but I have pushed on, all for the Animals. The pain I endured was made tolerable by seeing the animals being saved. I tender this resignation with the understanding that I will be paid for sick time from Oct. 8,2010 through today, as well as, being paid for any accrued vacation time, additionally that no additional charges will ever be brought against me, and that my retirement remain available. I submit this with a SAD HEART and Knowledge that the result will be unnecessary killing of animals.

Frieda Gilford  10-22-2010

Date: Saturday, October 23, 2010

    We all love you Frieda! But we are not giving up this fight. All of you, the fight is not over just because Frieda was forced to resign. THIS IS NOT OVER! We all need to bombard the Attorney General with letters, and phone calls. Nadine has his contact info. All of us need to be heard. It is not to late!

    They have already blocked more dogs from being rescued only hours after Frieda resigned. Do not quit this fight! The Attorney General is interested and waiting to hear from us all. He told Sharon Ross he would look into this situation, and he does want to hear from us all.

    Contact Attorney General Jack Conway by fax 1-502-564-2894. Voice your concerns for CCAS animals. Ask him to reinstate Frieda Gilford as Director. Tell him rescues have already been blocked from pulling dogs within hours of Frieda resigning!

Spread Frieda's story and the plight of the CCAS animals on your web sites. Spread it on your face book pages. Talk to the media, talk show hosts, tell all your rescue contacts. FIGHT!!!! It is never to late. DO NOT LET THE ANIMALS DOWN! Never give up when there are lives to save! NEVER GIVE UP!

    Gabby


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Clay County

Caught in a cockfight Clay County official latest to endorse Ky. bill (February 2010)
http://thetimestribune.com/local/x966813093/Caught-in-a-cockfight

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Crittenden County

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Cumberland County

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Daviess County

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Edmonson County

Edmonson County Sherif's Lieutenant Shoots Horse  (September 2011)
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xlc6sd_edmonson-county-sheriff-s-lieutenant-shoots-horse_news

More Information about Horse that was Shot in Edmonson County
http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/More_Information_about_Horse_that_was_Shot_in_Edmonson_County_130679978.html


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Elliott County

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Estill County

September 24th, 2013 THE WAY HOME RESCUE ALLIANCE HAS BEEN BANNED FROM THE ESTILL COUNTY SHELTER - PLEASE READ.

NOTE FROM THE WAY HOME RESCUE ALLIANCE


Dear Friends,

TWHRA received a notification today at 5 pm on behalf of Judge Executive Wallace Taylor that the Estill County Shelter will no longer continue its association with The Way Home Rescue Alliance, and that any rescues or adopters interested should be directed to go directly through the Estill County Shelter.
We have been BANNED from helping the animals at this shelter of which we have personally worked with for several years. We expect this is in retaliation to the outcry that the Judge Executive received based on our posting yesterday regarding the five dogs killed on Friday. A reason was not provided to us.

Just to be clear on the impact this will have, of the 2024 animals that the Estill County Shelter took in during 2012, 1686 were saved by rescue, which was coordinated and arranged by TWHRA (please feel free to check the numbers, they are public record via Estill County). The majority of the rescues that we coordinate with to save these animals are out of state and require extensive transport, vetting, and boarding arrangements prior to transport, which the Estill County Shelter does not have the man power nor the means to accomplish. In truth, this is a death sentence for the animals at the shelter.

To our knowledge, the animals currently posted in the Urgent Album for euthanasia on 9/26 are still available. The shelter will not be sending us the new intake that arrives, so there will be more dogs and cats in the shelter than what are posted in the album. Because we, unlike those in Estill County, put the well being and safety of the animals as the FIRST PRIORITY, we encourage you to visit the shelter at 50 Ginter Road, Ravenna, KY, or call at 606-723-3587. The shelter does not have the ability to return long distance calls, so keep trying if you don't reach anyone. Emails regarding animals at the shelter should be directed to Tommy Mullen at the shelter is tjmptm724@yahoo.com or Ellen at ellenfrederick@windstream.net .

We are deeply saddened and heart sick about this situation, but we felt it our duty as defenders of these animals to make public the deaths of the five innocent lives lost at the shelter for no reason on Friday. It appears that in doing so, the animals still in the shelter will pay the price only because we spoke with truth. This was not our decision, but that of the Estill County Judge Executive. All of the death to come in the shelter will be his burden, not ours.

We do not intend to give up and are in process of determining what our options are. There are no grounds for our rescue to be banned from a public facility which the taxpayers fund. We will keep all informed as we know more.

With deep sadness,

The Way Home Rescue Alliance
Sarah Jones
Mary Pat Nixon
Lisa Schorr
Jenny Neat


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TWHRA is extremely upset and disgusted by the killing of several dogs including Reese, Riley, Sparkle, Miles and Shine. (September 2013)
This is what we are contending with when dealing with the shelter:

1. The shelter will NOT allow any of our volunteers into the area of the shelter where dogs are kept. They bring the dogs that we have rescue for to our volunteer vehicles for transport. We have no way of knowing how many dogs are in the shelter - we only have the emails they send us to go by. Keep in mind, this is a PUBLIC facility but RESCUES are NOT allowed to see the animals in their kennels at the shelter. This is ridiculous!

2. We know that the shelter is NOT sending us photos and info on the animals coming in as they arrive. It is blatantly obvious on days like today. As of Fri, 9/20, we were only aware of 11 dogs being in the shelter. Today we have received photos of 22 dogs with Control #'s ranging from CTL 1370 to CTL 1444. We know for a fact that not ALL of these dogs arrived just this morning! They have been held at the shelter for days before ever being sent to us.

3. A group of 5-6 dogs or pups (we aren't sure which) was also killed last week that we never received photos of. It was noticed by one of our volunteers that there was a large sequence of control numbers missing from the intake the shelter was sending. When asked, we were told the vet needed to look at the animals and they were not available yet. A day and a half later when we asked about them again, we were told they were killed. In the past we were ALWAYS given the opportunity to SAVE those with medical emergencies or needs that weren't fit to stay in the shelter. We are NO LONGER BEING GIVEN THAT OPPORTUNITY!

4. We are NOT notified in advance of the shelter EUTH'ING! We were continuing to try to find rescues for dogs over the weekend that had been killed on Friday because no one from the shelter ever bothered to tell us!

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December 2009 ~ Settlements in Kentucky Shelters Cases Will Mean a Happier New Year for Homeless Cats and Dogs

 
http://www.aldf.org/article.php?id=1148

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Fayette County

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Fleming County

A new beginning for Fleming animal shelter (February 2011)
http://www.maysville-online.com/news/local/article_b81c60e0-3631-11e0-a9c1-001cc4c03286.html


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Floyd County

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Franklin County

July 3, 2010 Dog mistaken for coyote released into wild -
  http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/99075159.html

Copper, a 20 lb eleven year old female Shiba Inu, is still missing after being released "into the wild" after the Franklin County Humane Society in Kentucky deemed her a wild coyote. She was released alone at an abandoned Home Depot by Frankfort city police. 

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Fulton County

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Gallatin County

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Garrard County

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Grant County

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Graves County

On May 9, 2011, residents in the Cedar Ridge subdivision asked Graves County officials to pick up two stray dogs, a collie and a small black terrier, who were apparently displaced by recent flooding. But when officials arrived, they started shooting.  One neighbor stated, "I heard a shot, sounded like a shot gun. I heard a dog yelp and keep yelping." The dogs ran off—the collie is now missing and the terrier has reportedly been  seen running around the area with a bullet wound to the neck.

When contacted by PETA caseworkers, Graves County officials refused to search for the injured dogs or initiate efforts to trap them.

UPDATE: Animal control makes changes in the face of incidents
http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/news/local/Animal-control-makes-changes-in-the-face-of-incidents--121806879.html


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Grayson County
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Green County

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Greenup County

Dogs and pups are being gassed at Green County Animal Control because of overcrowding at the shelter.  It's a dog pound , but also has cats. Carter County dogs are being sent there…county pays Greenup a monthly fee for animal disposal. Those poor creatures are GASSED!!

http://www.topix.com/forum/city/grayson-ky/TDP8CE8TCNF523JIV

Greenup is 100% a gassing facility.
Very inhumane treatment of animals. Animals who go there are pretty much given a death sentence. It is the County morgue for animals. There is a group of concerned citizens that just recently began going there to take pictures (when allowed) of the animals and try to find them foster or rescue. Adoptions there are very inexpensive. There's a petition you can sign if you would like to see a change.

" Greenup County Judge Executive Robert Carpenter: Make Greenup County Animal Shelter a Non-Gassing Shelter."

http://www.change.org/petitions/greenup-county-animal-shelter-make-greenup-county-animal-shelter-a-non-gassing-shelter

     Tiny pound, very rural area - volunteers are doing the best they can to get pictures and info on the dogs.  Pull and some transport help available.  CONTACT: racheljean1980@hotmail.com

Animal Control Officer

Lacy Brown
46 Dog Gone Lane
Oldtown, KY 41144
(606) 473-5711

    Greenup is about 1hr 40 minutes south of Columbus OH in SE.

Greenup County Animal Control
Oldtown, KY
Website:
http://www.greenupcounty.ky.gov/elected/

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Hardin County

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Harlan County

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Harrison County

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Hart County

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Henderson County

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Henry County

The Henry County Animal Shelter was closed in 2002. The  animal control officer was using gunshot euthanasia.
http://www.wlky.com/r/1565833/detail.html






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Hickman County

Inhumane conditions at Hickman Kentucky Animal Shelter  (2008)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgZQUxurk4w

Hickman Kentucky Animal Shelter Conditions Improve (2008)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDsNU0STTqs&p=4E7F6DBC8EFE2F45&playnext=1&index=15


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Hopkins County

New Shelter Manager at Hopkins County Humane Society (April 2010)
http://www.isurfhopkins.com/local-news/5940-new-shelter-manager-at-hopkins-county-humane-society.html


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Jackson County

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Jefferson County

Shelter flooded, some animals drown  (August 2009)
http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20090804/PETS/908040343/1008/rss01


Metro Animal Services under investigation  (January 2011)
http://www.fox41.com/story/13799855/employees-cite-problems-in-metro-animal-services

Police Shoot, Kill Dog During Foot Chase -Doberman Shot In Own Back Yard (April 2011)
http://www.wave3.com/story/14398291/dog-killed-during-police-foot-chase


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Jessamine County

 KY: Jessamine County Dog Euthanized By Mistake  (September 2013)
http://www.lex18.com/news/jessamine-county-dog-euthanized-by-mistake/


Jessamine awarded grant for new animal shelter (September  2010)
http://www.jessaminejournal.com/stories/2010/09/30/thw.858614.sto


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Johnson County

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Kenton County

Kenton shelter shows off new look
(July 2009)
http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2009907150335


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Knott County

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Knox County

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Larue County

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Laurel County

Former shelter board member charged with animal cruelty 
(May 2009)
http://www.thetimestribune.com/local/local_story_135131613.html


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Lawrence County

 Dog Shot And Killed By Dog Warden, Puppies Euthanized
http://www.lex18.com/news/dog-shot-and-killed-by-dog-warden-puppies-euthanized/

A dog warden in Lawrence County shoots and kills a dog, who had recently given birth to 9 puppies. The dog warden says he was just doing his job. Many in the community, however, think otherwise.

The phone in Bill Richard's office has not stopped ringing. His machine is now filled with messages from all over the world. "I hope someone puts a bullet in your (expletive) head." Richards has even received death threats from nearly every state in the country, and a few from Australia and Norway. Some messages are tamer than others, while others just want Richards fired from his job as the Lawrence County Dog Warden. "This is appalling, you should lose your job," says one voicemail.

They're all stemming from an incident last Tuesday. When a pitbull was shot and killed by Richards. "It's unfortunate I had to shoot that dog," says Richards. "But at that point is was me or her. Bottom line."

Jessica Shane says the dog followed her husband home from work one day, so they kept it in the front yard. They decided to keep it on a chain until animal control could pick her up.

"We called her Mamma," says Jessica.

But before the dog warden arrived, 'Mamma' gave birth to 9 puppies. "She was so friendly and so loving, she let me hold the puppies," says Jessica.

Jessica fell in love with the dogs. Nonetheless, she simply couldn't keep them. "I was under the impression they were going to the shelter. But that didn't happen. "The warden came and I was gone to pick up my son," says Jessica. "I pulled in and the dog was lying on the ground."

"I told everyone this is what happened: The dog attacked me 3 times," says Richards. "I have every right to shoot this dog. But, what I'm going to do is tranquilize it and try to gain control of it."

So Jessica took her kids inside. When she came back out. "He just looked at me and said, 'don't come any closer,'" remembers Jessica.

"As soon as I turned around she stared at me, growled and lunged. That's when I shot her," says Richards.

The puppies were only a few hours old. So Richards took them to the shelter. But the shelter said the dogs were too young, and couldn't survive without their mother, so they were euthanized.

Richards maintains he was protecting himself and the community. "My job is to get there and seize it. It's not something I enjoy doing. I have dogs at home."

"I don't think she got a fair chance. Everything she did she was doing in defense of those puppies. Had I been there I know I could have gotten them out without incident," says Jessica.

LEX 18 spoke with the county judge executive and he says he stands behind his employee and does not plan to fire him. Richards says he's scared to go back to work after the death threats. As for Jessica, she just hopes something can be learned from this situation.

Jessica says the community has really reached out to her, dropping off dog food for her pets as well as encouraging messages.

Commentary:

YesBiscuit! ~ Chained Mama Dog Shot to Death by KY Dog Warden
http://yesbiscuit.wordpress.com/2011/07/20/chained-mama-dog-shot-to-death-by-ky-dog-warden/

"Any dog warden would – or should – know that, while most dogs are friendly, there are certain dogs strangers should approach with extra caution in order to determine how reactive the dog may or may not be.  Dogs who have been fending for themselves on the streets, dogs on chains and dogs who have just whelped a litter would all be candidates for GO SLOW.  This poor dog in KY was in all three categories."

Care 2 Petition ~Demand Justice for Mamma pit and puppies killed by KY dog warden
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/demandjustice4slainmammapitandpups/


YouTube ~ Pit bull Mommy and Puppies Reportedly Killed by Lawrence County Dog Warden
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jfz50erKEFk

Lawrenceburg Dog Warden shoots, kills pit bull, get national attention
http://www.thelevisalazer.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1830:lawrence-dog-warden-shoots-kills-pit-bull-gets-national-attention&catid=66:local-news-today&Itemid=250

"All I can say is that I was just doing my job, and I felt I had to shoot the dog or I wouldn't have done it," Richards said. "These things happen and it is my job to protect the public and myself from dangerous animals and that's all I did."

SecondChancePet.org ~ Media Coverage of Pitbull Mommy Death Lack Important Details!
http://sites.google.com/site/secondchancepet/announcements/mediacoverageofpitbullmommydeathlacksdetails

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Lee County

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Leslie County

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Letcher County

New Animal Shelter planned for Letcher County  (September 2010)
http://www.wkyt.com/wymtnews/headlines/103573114.html


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Lewis County

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Lincoln County

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Livingston County

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Logan County

County enters into contract with Humane Society (August 2010)
http://www.newsdemocratleader.com/view/full_story/9132972/article-County-enters-into-contract-with-Humane-Society?instance=secondary_news_left_column

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Lyon County

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Madison County



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Magoffin County

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Marion County

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Marshall County

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Martin County

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Mason County

Maysville Rescue Team seeks change at animal shelter (October 2010)
http://www.maysville-online.com/news/local/article_98233182-d683-11df-a753-001cc4c002e0.html


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McCracken County

Outraged animal activists keep fighting for change
(April 2011)
http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/news/local/Outraged-animal-activists-keep-fighting-for-change-119669079.html


Man charged with not sedating animals (November 2011)
http://www.fox19.com/story/16073536/ky-man-charged-with-not-sedating-animals

Humane Society Director to Resign Following Euthanization Investigation  (November 2011)
http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/Humane_Society_Director_to_Resign_Following_Euthanization_Investigation_134271398.html


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McCreary County

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McLean County

Crowding problems at McLean Co. Animal Shelter (January 2009)
http://www.14wfie.com/Global/story.asp?S=11793233

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Meade County

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Menifee County

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Mercer County

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Metcalfe County

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Monroe County

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Montgomery County

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Morgan County

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Muhlenburg County

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Nelson County

Rescue team says starving horses were on public official's property (December 2009)
http://www.whas11.com/news/local/Rescue-team-says-starving-horses-belong-to-public-official.html


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Nicholas County

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Ohio County

Wounded dog survives after allegedly being beaten, buried by deputy (July 2011)
http://www.whas11.com/news/Deputy-suspended-after-allegedly-beating-dog-125079984.html


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Oldham County

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Owen County

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Owlsey County
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Pendleton County

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Perry County

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Pike County

New Pike County Animal Shelter is open (June 2010)
http://www.wkyt.com/wymtnews/headlines/98172349.html    


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Powell County

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Pulaski County

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Robertson County

Lawsuit Against Northern Kentucky Animal Shelter  (August 2008)
http://www.wcpo.com/news/state/story/Lawsuit-Against-Northern-Kentucky-Animal-Shelter/XnY4lU_q7EuKoGnLZw4vXQ.cspx

Robertson animal shelter to be completed by June  (February 2009)
http://www.maysville-online.com/articles/2009/02/19/local_news/457robertson.txt

Settlements in Kentucky Shelters Cases Will Mean a Happier New Year for Homeless Cats and Dogs (December 2009)
http://www.aldf.org/article.php?id=1148

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Rockcastle County

Rockcastle Animal Shelter Under Investigation  (August 2008)
http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/26363734.html

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Rowan County

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Russell County
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Scott County

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Shelby County

Shelby County opens first "No Kill" Animal Shelter in the state of Kentucky
(May 2009)
http://www.whas11.com/news/local/stories/053009whascwTopNoKill.321

Shelbyville woman says her dog was shot by sheriff's deputy  (June 2011)
http://www.wave3.com/story/14943897/shelbyville-woman-says-her-dog-was-shot-by-sheriffs-deputy


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Simpson County

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Spencer County

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Taylor County

 TAYLOR COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER in KENTUCKY - 2013!

This is George. He entered Taylor County Animal Shelter on December 31, 2012. George was sick and never received vetting. George bled out for three. On January 2, 2013, George died from severe blood loss. Not only that, he laid there for the entire 3 day holiday weekend.

The Taylor County Animal Shelter has also announced they will be closing their doors to the public, meaning no adoptions and no rescues. The animals entering the shelter are just as good as dead.


Please help in supporting the Taylor County community, who has taken a stance against animal cruelty within this shelter. Community members have been protesting diligently for these sweet babies.


TAYLOR COUNTY ARTICLE:
http://yesbiscuit.wordpress.com/2013/02/27/taylor-co-advocates-battle-officials-for-the-lives-of-shelter-pets/

TAYLOR COUNTY ARTICLE: http://www.wdrb.com/story/21285855/agriculture-commissioner-looking-into-taylor-county-animal-shelter

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Todd County
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Trigg County

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Trimble County

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Union County

NEWS 25 Investigates: Union Co. Dog Pound (November 2009)
 http://www.news25.us/global/story.asp?s=11495617

State Answers Union Co. Dog Pound Questions
(December 2009)
http://www.news25.us/Global/story.asp?S=11501732



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Warren County

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Washington County

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Wayne County

 *Someone took a stray to the shelter and called two days later. "The dog was not there, but when I asked if he had been given a home, they could not find any information...so I assume he was put to sleep." http://www.topix.com/forum/county/greenup-ky/T78CTDI3V9TE5I1H8

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Webster County

March 2010: SLAUGHTERS, KY - Injured Dog, Broken Leg, No Medical Help

Please watch this video from the Webster County Dog Pound taken on March 10, 2010. This dog entered the dog pound on March 3, 2010 and has not been provided any medical attention. As you can see from the video the dog's leg is clearly broken and the bone can be seen from each side of the dog's leg. The dog warden for Webster County is John Dunn. He refused to allow this dog any medical attention. This is not the first time this abuse has occurred.

The dog's leg is completely broken and dangling. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrTZGXafzTQ

UPDATE: 4:00 PM March 11:  We have confirmation that the dog with the broken leg from Webster County was humanely euthanized. Upon the dog warden learning of the video he immediately took the dog to a veterinarian and had it euthanized.  Animal cruelty charges are being pressed against him as we speak for the week that it suffered.

HEADLINES: Webster Co. Dog Warden Charged with Animal Cruelty (March 2010)
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ttp://yesbiscuit.wordpress.com/2010/03/15/ky-dog-warden-charged-with-animal-cruelty

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Whitley County

August 20, 2010: Williamsburg, KY ~ Officer shoots stray dog after being called to help

Workers at an office complex in Whitley County befriended a big white stray dog. The dog called Bugsy - the name on his collar - was gentle, timid, and could not be caught. The workers  worried about Bugsy’s safety, so they called animal control, hoping that Bugsy would be taken to the animal shelter, cleaned up, and adopted out. Instead, the officer pulled out a .22 rifle, then shot Bugsy twice, killing him.

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Wolfe County

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Woodford County

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Protect Kentucky's Homeless Animals

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PETITION: PLEASE READ & SIGN!
http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5154/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=2971

Despite passage of the "Humane Shelter Law," many Kentucky counties are treating the animals in their care with reckless disregard for the suffering that they are causing. This misconduct continues because the Humane Shelter Law has no enforcement provision and the state has not stepped in and demanded that the basic standards of care required by the Law be provided to these animals.

Please sign ALDF's petition to Governor Steve Beshear asking him to step in and end the suffering of all innocent animals in Kentucky by pressing the legislature to act and have the state take back responsibility for oversight of these shelters.

Petition to Governor Steve Beshear
Commonwealth of Kentucky

In 2004, the state of Kentucky abdicated its responsibility to protect all citizens of the state by relinquishing the authority to oversee and regulate the animal shelters in each county in the state. Despite passage of the "Humane Shelter Law" (KRS Chap. 258) that same year, many Kentucky counties are treating the animals in their care with reckless disregard for the suffering that they are causing. This misconduct continues because the Humane Shelter Law has no enforcement provision and the state has not stepped in and demanded that the basic standards of care required by the Law be provided to these animals.


While the state stands idly by, animals are suffering and dying in deplorable conditions. Preventable shelter-borne diseases, filth, flea and tick infestations and contaminate water are common. Even worse, there are stories across the state of dogs and cats being routinely euthanized, even shot (illegal under the 2004 law), without any attempt to find their owners or adopt them into loving homes.


The Animal Legal Defense Fund filed lawsuits in two particularly problematic counties -- Robertson and Estill -- that helped put an end to the abuse and neglect that was running rampant, and also negotiated to achieve improvements in Rockcastle County, but the problems are taking place all across the state. As a supporter of the Animal Legal Defense Fund, I strongly urge you to step in and end the suffering of all innocent animals in Kentucky by pressing the legislature to act and have the state take back responsibility for oversight of these shelters. As a pet owner, you have a real chance to make a difference in the lives of thousands of animals. I urge you to act quickly.

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STATE OF THE COMMONWEALTH

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*NOTE: As time passes, some of the stories may be removed from the internet and links will be broken. The "stories" below are displayed here as a record of what has occurred over the past few years.
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Change Ky.'s dismal animal-protection record  (August 2013)
http://article.wn.com/view/2013/08/27/Change_Kys_dismal_animalprotection_record/#/related_news

Kentucky Ranked 2012's "Best State To Be An Animal Abuser"
(December 2012)
http://www.lex18.com/news/kentucky-ranked-2012-s-best-state-to-be-an-animal-abuser-/


Group wants Kentucky to strengthen animal abuse laws 
(July 2012)
http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20120702/NEWS01/307020117/1001/rsslink

Cockfighting animals seized in traffic stop--->Destined for a fight in Kentucky!
(June 2012)
http://www.wlwt.com/news/local-news/indiana/Cockfighting-animals-seized-in-traffic-stop/-/13610848/15369922/-/v0js5y/-/index.html

KY wildlife commission expands bear hunting season 
(March 2012)
http://www.bgdailynews.com/news/state/ky-wildlife-commission-expands-bear-hunting-season/article_98b5e870-266a-562c-a1cf-03d23c09d477.html

Reality Check: Why Kentucky is in dog house for animal abuse 
(February 2012)
http://www.wkyt.com/news/headlines/Kentucky_worst_in_nation_at_fighting_animal_abuse_138760019.html

 Ky. Could Allow Hunting Bears With Dogs: Animal Welfare Activists Say Plan Inhumane 
(February 2012)
http://www.wlwt.com/r/30372831/detail.html

Kentucky's first sandhill crane hunting season fails to hit mark
(January 2012)
http://gantdaily.com/2012/01/19/kentuckys-first-sandhill-crane-hunting-season-fails-to-hit-mark/

Lawmaker says animal abuse won't be taken up by General Assembly in 2012 session: Ranking Says Kentucky the Best Place to Abuse Animals
(January 2012)
http://www.thelevisalazer.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3314:lawmaker-says-animal-abuse-wont-be-taken-up-by-general-assembly-in-2012-session&catid=66:local-news-today&Itemid=250

New ALDF Report: 2011 State Animal Protection Laws Rankings (December 2011)
http://www.aldf.org/article.php?id=1895

Ranking says Kentucky the best place to abuse animals (December 2011)
http://www.kentuckynewera.com/web/news/article_208a9612-2f5e-11e1-a2fe-0019bb2963f4.html

Kentucky Governor Signs Nation's First Legislation Promoting Humane Treatment of Horses, Other Farm Animals (June 2010)
http://www.aqha.com/news/2010PressReleases/061010kentuckybill.html

Shelters see increase in pets being turned in (December 2009)
http://www.allbusiness.com/science-technology/life-forms-mammals-cats/13577046-1.html

Kentucky Takes a Step Backwards 
(June 2009)
http://aldf.org/article.php?id=1013


Animal Rights Activists Say Many Ky. Shelters Still Subpar   (August  2008)
http://www.wkyt.com/wymtnews/headlines/27334474.html

WLKY Investigates Animal Cruelty at Kentucky County Shelters
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwQxzuZ4Hc8

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Adair County

Man Found Guilty Of Animal Cruelty  (August 2009)
http://adairprogress.com/news/News/2358.html

 Sheriff's Department Seizes More Animals
(March 2009)
 http://adairprogress.com/news/News/2120.html




Anderson County

Anderson man found guilty of fatally beating puppy  (January 2012)
http://www.kentucky.com/2012/01/18/2033337/witness-describes-scene-where.html

Law would tighten leash on pit bulls (
May 2009)
http://www.lcni5.com/cgi-bin/c2.cgi?003+article+News+20090505160959003003002

Barron County

BRAWA offers reward in dog cruelty case
(June 2010)
http://glasgowdailytimes.com/local/x1703932108/BRAWA-offers-reward-in-dog-cruelty-case

Bath County

Teacher Fired For Reporting Animal Abuse On School Grounds Reinstated (August 2010)
http://www.lex18.com/news/teacher-fired-for-reporting-animal-abuse-on-school-grounds-reinstated

Kentucky: Is Animal Murder OK if You're Connected? (June 2010)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iy-gBY3W0UE

Bath County Middle Schoolers In Trouble After Allegedly Killing Opossums (May 2010)
http://www.lex18.com/news/bath-county-middle-schoolers-in-trouble-after-allegedly-killing-opossums/

Canine shot, hung from Tractor (November 2009)
http://themoreheadnews.com/local/x546383957/Canine-shot-hung-from-tractor

Animal abuse alleged: 60 horses suffer malnutrition and death in Salt Lick (March 2009)
http://www.themoreheadnews.com/local/local_story_090135521.html?keyword=secondarystory

Litter Of Puppies Left To Die On Highway (September 2008)
http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/28007184.html


Men cited for dragging horse behind car

Bell County

Kentucky teens told police they shot cows out of boredom - 24 animals killed (April 2013)
http://www.courier-journal.com/viewart/20130412/NEWS01/304120072/Kentucky-teens-told-police-they-shot-cows-out-boredom

Abused dog found with tail cut off, leg mauled in Bell County, Ky (July 2012)
http://www.whas11.com/news/local/Abused-dog-found-with-tail-cut-off-leg-mauled--161196755.html

Bell County:  Ky. pet store owner accused of animal cruelty  (July 2011)
http://www.westport-news.com/news/article/Ky-pet-store-owner-accused-of-animal-cruelty-1414934.php

Boone County

Neighbor shoots dog with bow and arrow  (July 2013)
http://www.wlwt.com/news/local-news/news-northern-kentucky/neighbor-shoots-dog-with-bow-and-arrow/-/13608792/20930778/-/7yh8z/-/index.html

Shelter starting feral cat method ~Spay/release program launched  (March 2012)
http://nky.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/AB/20120318/NEWS0103/303190020/

Boone County Animal Shelter to have new operating hours  (December 2008)
http://74.125.95.132/search?q=cache:MdUY1sN_UXAJ:www.boonecountyky.org/PressReleases/AnimalShelter

Boyd County

Animal rescue needs home: Program to be suspended if new location can�t be found
(March 2012)
http://dailyindependent.com/local/x579806267/Animal-rescue-needs-home

Caring for the cats: Westwood house a shelter for felines in need of home  (August 2009)
http://www.dailyindependent.com/local/local_story_214231450.html

One at a time: Group works to find homes for animals 
(May 2009)
http://www.dailyindependent.com/local/local_story_126222714.html

Boyle County

Boyle County Humane Society chooses new director (March 2011)
http://www.centralkynews.com/amnews/news/amn-boyle-county-humane-society-chooses-new-director-20110317,0,790723.story

10 malnourished horses found in Boyle (August 2009)
http://www.kentucky.com/2009/08/13/893168/10-malnourished-horses-found-in.html


Bracken County

Investigation after Boyle Co. Fair Incident Involving Raccoon (June 2014)
http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/Investigation-after-Boyle-Co-fair-incident-261386701.html

Kentucky slaughterhouse cited for animal welfare abuses  (November 2013)
http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20131125/BUSINESS/311250078/Kentucky-slaughterhouse-cited-animal-welfare-abuses

Breathitt County

Teenager shoots dog to death with a rifle
(January 2011)
http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/Teenager_shoots_dog_to_death_with_a_rifle_112778004.html

Breckinridge County


The Humane Society of the United States Rescues Animals from Kentucky Hoarder
(October 2008)
http://www.hsus.org/press_and_publications/press_releases/hsus_rescues_animals_from_ky_hoarder_102108.html

Bullitt County

County officials warn that dog, cat problems will only get worse in time 
(August 2010)
http://www.pioneernews.net/cgi-bin/c2.cgi?093+article+News+20100810124651093093001

Mount Washington man checks into welfare of county's horses 
(August 2009)
http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2009908260305


Caldwell County

Grant due: Animal shelter affiliates hope for success 
(July 2011)
http://www.timesleader.net/news/grant-due-animal-shelter-affiliates-hope-for-success/article_a0775868-ad97-11e0-848f-001cc4c03286.html

Campbell County

Campbell County, KY: Six deer found dead in Campbell County creek  (November 2013)
http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20131125/NEWS0103/311250118?nclick_check=1

Woman Given Choice: Give Up Dogs Or Go To Jail  (August 2010)
http://www.wlwt.com/news/24806230/detail.html

Campbell Lodge Boy's Home opens new equine center (July 2010)
http://www.kypost.com/dpps/news/region_northern_kentucky/campbell-lodge-boy%27s-home-opens-new-equine-center._4945744


Carlisle County

Western Kentucky Man Charged With Disturbing Nests Of Endangered Bird (July 2012)
http://www.lex18.com/news/western-kentucky-man-charged-with-disturbing-nests-of-endangered-bird/

Carroll County

Dog left in trailer with puppy for two weeks after owner's arrest (July 2014)
http://www.examiner.com/article/dog-left-trailer-with-puppy-for-two-weeks-after-owner-s-arrest

No suspects after dog shot in city (February 2012)
http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/no-suspects-after-dog-shot-city

County doesn't try to save its animals (February 2011)
http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/county-doesn%E2%80%99t-try-save-its-animals

Carter County

Carter spay-neuter clinic planned
(April 2010)
http://dailyindependent.com/local/x908928512/Carter-spay-neuter-clinic-planned

Defendant to plead in Carter bat killings 
(December  2009)
http://www.dailyindependent.com/local/local_story_350224607.html

Casey County

pay/Neuter Clinic Comes to Casey County (March 2012)
http://www.caseynews.net/content/spayneuter-clinic-comes-casey-county

Woman pleads guilty in Casey dog case (September  2010)
http://www.amnews.com/stories/2010/09/22/loc.166628.sto

Grim details revealed in Casey dog rescue (August 2010)
http://www.amnews.com/stories/2010/08/12/loc.623198.sto

Two women discuss defeated attempts to get an animal shelter in Casey
(August 2010)
http://www.amnews.com/stories/2010/08/13/loc.707403.sto

Christian County


Addition planned for animal shelter (January 2012)
http://www.kentuckynewera.com/news/article_a6c178d8-425d-11e1-bbe6-0019bb2963f4.html

Christian County:  Woman reports burglary, cited for animal cruelty (December 2011)
http://m.kentuckynewera.com/mobile/news/crime/article_3592349c-09bc-11e1-aa00-001cc4c03286.html

 Soldier Turns Down Deal In Slain Dog Case (July 2011)
http://www.wtvq.com/iphone/8845-soldier-turns-down-deal-in-slain-dog-case


Clark County


As new shelter nears completion, help still needed, director says  (November 2011)
http://articles.centralkynews.com/2011-11-25/winchestersun/30443110_1_beth-bowman-clark-county-animal-shelter-new-shelter

Dog dies after being dragged  (September 2010)
http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/102237314.html

Clay County

Clay County man beats kitten to death, sheriff says  (September 2013)
http://www.kentucky.com/2013/09/28/2848964/clay-county-man-beats-kitten-to.html

Settlement in Clay County Lawsuit Will Mean Dramatic Improvements in Conditions for Kentucky's Homeless Animals (March 2012)
http://www.frostbrowntodd.com/newsroom-131.html

Suit Filed Over Extreme Animal Neglect by Officials in Clay County, Kentucky  (November 2010)
http://www.aldf.org/article.php?id=1522

Caught in a cockfight Clay County official latest to endorse Ky. bill (February 2010)
http://thetimestribune.com/local/x966813093/Caught-in-a-cockfight

Daviess County

Collie shot in face in Kentucky dies four months after jaw removed, owner charged  (June 2014)
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/collie-shot-face-kentucky-dies-months-jaw-removed-owner-charged-article-1.1827553

 900 Dead Piglets Fed to Their Mothers at Horrific Kentucky Farm  (February 2014)
http://www.care2.com/causes/900-dead-piglets-fed-to-their-mothers-at-horrific-kentucky-farm.html

Authorities looking for details into shot Daviess Co. dog  (February 2014)
http://www.14news.com/story/24687168/animal-control-dog-shot-in-facee

More than 75 animals seized from Daviess Co. home  (December 2011)
http://www.14news.com/story/16175412/more-than-75-animals-seized-from-daviess-co-home

Owensboro Home Condemned After 63 Cats Removed (November 2011)
http://www.wlky.com/news/29755597/detail.html

Border Collie recovering after being shot in face, abandoned (June 2011)
http://www.whas11.com/home/Rescued-Border-Collie-recovering-after-shot-in-face-124610194.html


Edmonson County

Edmonson County Sheriff's Lieutenant Shoots Horse  (September 2011)
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xlc6sd_edmonson-county-sheriff-s-lieutenant-shoots-horse_news

More Information about Horse that was Shot in Edmonson County
http://www.wbko.com/home/headlinesMore_Information_about_Horse_that_was_Shot_in_Edmonson_County_130679978.html

Investigation Underway Over Edmonson Dead Animals 
(January 2009)
 http://www.wbko.com/news/headlines/37240799.html

KSP describes cockfighting ring as one of largest In Southeast 
(July 2010)
http://www.whas11.com/home/KSP-describes-cockfighting-ring-as-one-of-largest-In-Southeast-98868899.html

UPDATE:Edmonson Co. Horse Abuse Now Under Investigation (January 2009)
 http://www.kentucky.com/181/story/643160.html
                                          

Estill County

Estill county woman charged in animal cruelty case  (February 2014)
http://www.wkyt.com/news/headlines/Estill-county-woman-charged-in-animal-cruelty-case-244379471.html

No happy ending for abused dog: Report all animal cruelty and advocate justice  (October 2013)
http://www.examiner.com/article/no-happy-ending-for-abused-dog-report-all-animal-cruelty-and-advocate-justice?cid=rss

 Estill County Judge Executive Bans Animal Rescue Group (September 2013)
http://www.wtvq.com/mostpopular/story/Estill-County-Judge-Executive-Bans-Animal-Rescue-G/RA87QmZ2eEi6Pc0Po00vEg.cspx

Donations, home sought for dog found severely hurt (July 2010)
http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20100630/PETS/6300408/-1/NEWS010603/Donations-home-sought-for-dog-found-severely-hurt

Settlements in Kentucky Shelters Cases Will Mean a Happier New Year for Homeless Cats and Dogs (December 2009)

 
http://www.aldf.org/article.php?id=1148

Suits cite conditions at animal shelters

http://bluegrassbeat.wordpress.com/2008/08/20/lawsuits-dogs-and-cats-mistreated/

Fayette County

Lexington Man Charged With Animal Cruelty After Admitting To Biting Dog (July 2014)
http://www.lex18.com/news/lexington-man-charged-with-animal-cruelty-after-admitting-to-biting-dog/

Police: Man Claims God Told Him To Kill Dog,  Friends (June 2012)
http://www.lex18.com/news/police-man-claims-god-told-him-to-kill-dog-friends

Nine Horse Found with Tails Cut Off  (November 2010)
http://www.pet-abuse.com/cases/16810/KY/US/

LFUCG Leaves Chained Dogs Out in the Cold  (April  2009)
http://www.southsidermagazine.com/Articles-c-2009-04-30-86663.113117_LFUCG_Leaves_Chained_Dogs_Out_in_the_Cold.html


Fleming County


A new beginning for Fleming animal shelter
(February 2011)
http://www.maysville-online.com/news/local/article_b81c60e0-3631-11e0-a9c1-001cc4c03286.html

Floyd County

Three from Floyd County charged with operating one of nation's largest cockfighting rings (May 2014)
http://www.kentucky.com/2014/05/06/3229772/three-floyd-residents-charged.html

A PURR-FECT STORM: Overrun shelter urges owners to spay and neuter  (June 2012)
http://www.floydcountytimes.com/view/full_story/18904928/article-A-PURR-FECT-STORM--Overrun-shelter-urges-owners-to-spay-and-neuter?instance=popular#ixzz1xbliAnBd

Man charged with torturing, killing dog (February 2012)
http://floydcountytimes.com/bookmark/17680880

Franklin County

Woman leaves estate to Humane Society (October 2013)
http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/Woman-leaves-estate-to-Humane-Society-228691171.html

Puppy left in box sparks investigation (March 2013)

http://www.state-journal.com/local%20news/2013/03/21/police-search-for-woman-who-abandoned-puppy-near-river

Overcrowding at Franklin Humane Society  (February 2013)
http://www.kentucky.com/2013/02/21/2524363/overcrowded-at-franklin-co-humane.html#storylink=relast

Franklin County couple charged with animal abuse  (August 2012)
http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/Franklin-County-couple-charged-with-animal-abuse-166669936.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

Residents cry cruelty, officials can't help (April 2012)
http://www.state-journal.com/news/article/518092

30 Dogs Removed From Frankfort Home  (January 2012)
http://www.wtvq.com/content/localnews/story/30-Dogs-Removed-From-Frankfort-Home/z-rMhNJzj06uTa0AoQ0X7Q.cspx?rss=3441

All humane society animals evacuated before flood? (August 2010)
http://www.state-journal.com/news/simple_article/4883340?page=0

Animal cruelty charges in dog's hanging
(August 2010)
http://www.state-journal.com/news/article/4882972

Battered board to fill empty seats (August 2010)
http://www.state-journal.com/news/article/4881651

Frankfort city commission is considering banning unattended chaining (August 2010)
http://www.state-journal.com/news/article/4874951


Humane Society board president resigns
(August 2010)
http://www.state-journal.com/news/article/4875937

Franklin County Dog Mix Up Brings Apology (July 2010)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38422056/ns/local_news-lexington_ky/

Dog mistaken for coyote released into wild  (July 2010)
http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/99075159.html

One dog's story a chance to get Humane Society on the right track  (July 2010)
http://www.state-journal.com/news/article/4868049

Franklin County Humane Society Needs Help After Devastating Flooding (May 2010)
http://www.lex18.com/news/franklin-county-humane-society-needs-help-after-devastating-flooding

Dalmatian shot in the face (April 2010)
http://www.fox41.com/global/story.asp?s=12608700

Malnourished dogs rescued during raid  (February 2009)
http://www.state-journal.com/news/article/4521063

Fulton County

Inhumane Conditions at Hickman Kentucky Animal Shelter (July 2008)
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/854247/inhumane_conditions_at_hickman_kentucky.html

YouTube - Inhumane conditions at Hickman Kentucky Animal Shelter (June 2008)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgZQUxurk4w

Gallatin County

Gallatin Co. animal shelter seizes more than 100 animals from one woman (March 2012)
http://www.fox19.com/story/17133040/animal-shelter-seizes-more-than-100-animals-from-one-woman

Garrard County

Garrard County to build new animal shelter
(February 2012)
http://www.centralkynews.com/amnews/news/local/amn-garrard-county-to-build-new-animal-shelter-20120214,0,3699554.story

Spay/neuter options coming to Garrard (February 2011)
http://www.centralkynews.com/amnews/news/amn-spayneuter-options-coming-to-garrard-20110211,0,1402716.story

Time for change: Garrard animal shelter gets new employees, plus many more dogs 
(December 2010)
http://www.centralkynews.com/amnews/news/amn-time-for-change-garrard-animal-113010,0,1164860.story

Grant County

Williamstown, KY: Animal shelter director uses detective work, dogged determination to rescue 11 dogs from puppy mill  (August 2013)
http://www.wcpo.com/news/region-northern-kentucky/grant-couny-animal-shelter-needs-help-after-rescuing-11-dogs-from-puppy-mill

Grant Co. Animal Shelter encourages dog licensing  (May 2010)
http://www.kypost.com/dpp/homepage_showcase/grant-county-animal-shelter-encourages-dog-licensing1275000409904

Graves County

About 100 Dogs Rescued From Alleged Graves County Dog Abuser (February 2012)
http://www.lex18.com/news/about-100-dogs-rescued-from-alleged-graves-county-dog-abuser/

Animal control makes changes in the face of incidents
(May 2011)
http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/news/local/Animal-control-makes-changes-in-the-face-of-incidents--121806879.html

Defendants in Dog Fight Case Head to Court June 29   (May 2009)
http://www.westkentuckystar.com/News/Local---Regional/Western-Kentucky/Defendants-in-Dog-Fight-Case-Head-to-Court-June-29

Dog owner sentenced in animal abuse case  (August 2010)
http://www.kypost.com/dpp/news/state/Animal-Cruelty_57151346

Ky. Man Charged With 30 Animal Cruelty Counts  (July 2010)
http://www.wlky.com/news/24244588/detail.html

KY Animal Shelter Needs Help (November 2008)
http://www.fanaticattack.com/2008/ky-animal-shelter-needs-help.html

Man charged with animal cruelty after neighbor reports him  (August 2011)
http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/news/local/Man-arrested-for--126861288.html


Grayson County

 Dog ordinance means changes in Grayson (March 2012)
http://journal-times.com/local/x1511614656/Dog-ordinance-means-changes-in-Grayson

Greenup County

Open house set at Greenup animal shelter - Officials ready to show off improvements  (September 2013)
http://dailyindependent.com/local/x865775700/Open-house-set-at-Greenup-animal-shelter

Greenup to add spay and neuter program  (July 2013)
http://dailyindependent.com/local/x493353206/Greenup-to-add-spay-and-neuter-program

Greenup County Animal Shelter, help stop the killing (March 2013)
http://www.examiner.com/article/greenup-county-animal-shelter-help-stop-the-killing

3 Skinned Dogs Left Beside Eastern KY. Road (February 2011)
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/02/05/national/main7321181.shtml

Dog was poisoned with antifreeze  (October 2010)
http://www.kentuckynewera.com/news/crime/article_6c7372ec-d16d-11df-a76c-001cc4c002e0.html


Barn Fire Kills Two Horses, Dog  (May 2009)
http://www.wsaz.com/newskentucky/headlines/45337727.html

Students get instruction about taking care of pets  (May 2009)
http://www.dailyindependent.com/local/local_story_130215033.html

Hancock County

Hancock Co Sheriff: Neighbor won't face charges for shooting two dogs
(December 2011)
http://www.14news.com/story/16394793/hancock-co-sheriff-neighbor-wont-face-charges-for-shooting-two-dogs

Hancock County's animal shelter up and running
(June 2010)
http://www.14wfie.com/global/story.asp?s=12699933

Hardin County

Dog survives being shot in the head with an arrow (February 2012)
http://www.whas11.com/news/local/Rineyville-dog-survives-being-shot-in-the-head-with-an-arrow-141128393.html

Hardin Co. Humane Society Closes Its Doors  (March 2009)
http://www.wlky.com/news/18909832/detail.html


Harlan County


Reward offered in shooting death of dog (July 2011)
http://harlandaily.com/bookmark/14520077

Lynch resident concerned with dogs running  loose (February 2011)
http://harlandaily.com/bookmark/11238614

Two people are charged in abuse of horses at Baxter (January 2010)
http://www.harlandaily.com/view/full_story/5695147/article-Two-people-are-charged-in-abuse-of-horses-at-Baxter?instance=home_news_lead

Teen throws dog off bridge (June 2009)
http://www.wkyt.com/wymtnews/headlines/49742752.html

Complaint filed by humane society  (January 2009)
http://harlandaily.com/bookmark/1044701

Harrison County

Kentucky dog abandoned without food or water (February 2011)
http://www.examiner.com/dogs-in-national/kentucky-dog-abandoned-without-food-or-water

Animal Shelter Hit, Animals and Supplies Stolen! (January 2010)
http://fortheloveofthedogblog.com/news-updates/animal-shelter-hit-animals-and-supplies-stolen


Hart County


Man Accused Of Abusing And Neglecting Dogs (January 2012)
http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/Man_Accused_Of_Abusing_and_Nelgecting_Dogs_136807618.html

Dog abuse allegations  (April 2010)
http://www.fox41.com/Global/story.asp?S=12387035


Henderson County

Henderson woman looking for answers after her dog was shot (June 2014)
http://www.14news.com/story/25871460/henderson-woman-looking-for-answers-after-her-dog-was-shot

Dog found in Henderson with cut neck is improving (May 2014)
http://www.14news.com/story/25670138/dog-found-in-henderson-with-cut-neck-is-improving

Group asks for help after puppy is purposely hit, injured  (May 2014)
http://www.wlky.com/news/group-asks-for-help-after-puppy-is-purposely-hit-injured/26174744

Henderson couple charged with multiple counts of animal cruelty, neglect  (August 2013)
http://www.courierpress.com/news/2013/aug/15/henderson-couple-charged-with-multiple-counts-of/?partner=RSS

Future of Henderson humane society in question  (February 2012)
http://www.14news.com/story/16698859/future-of-henderson-humane-society-in-question

Pay It Forward animal network's spay-neuter clinics pass 500-pet mark (January 2012)
http://www.courierpress.com/news/2012/jan/28/making-a-dent/?partner=RSS

Woman Speaks Out Against Animal Abuse Charges (January 2012)
http://tristatehomepage.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=480277

Henderson Co. Humane Society searching for possible dog fighting ring (January 2012)
http://www.14news.com/story/16438262/henderson-co-humane-society-searching-for-possible-dog-fighting-ring

Sealing out disease: Concrete dog runs at shelter undergoing total makeover  (July 2011)
http://www.courierpress.com/news/2010/aug/07/sealing/

Making changes: Shelter boosting adoption fees, reinforcing spay-neuter policy (February 2011)
http://www.courierpress.com/news/2011/jan/01/making-changes/

Henry County

New Castle, KY:  Animal cruelty suspect pleads guilty  (March 2012)
http://www.wave3.com/story/17210015/animal-cruelty-suspect-pleads-guilty

120 Animals Rescued From Henry County Puppy Mill (December 2011)
http://www.wlky.com/r/29986580/detail.html


Hickman County

A Dozen Dogs Found Poisoned In Hickman Neighborhood  (March  2009)
 http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/mostpopular/story/A-Dozen-Dogs-Found-Poisoned-In-Hickman/Tn-H0fkWD0mUihiwdCiO0g.cspx


Hickman Kentucky Animal Shelter Conditions Improve (2008)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDsNU0STTqs&p=4E7F6DBC8EFE2F45&playnext=1&index=15

Inhumane conditions at Hickman Kentucky Animal Shelter  (2008)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgZQUxurk4w

Hopkins County

Meth search leads to animal cruelty charges (November 2012)
http://www.wave3.com/story/20112780/meth-search-leads-to-animal-cruelty-charges

Animal Abandonment Incidents Reported in Hopkins (January 2012)
http://surfky.com/index.php/lakes/67-local-muhlenberg-top-news/9448-animal-abandonment-incidents-reported-near-county-border

Hopkins County Attorney says Animal Control is an Issue in Crisis (July 2011)
http://www.isurfhopkins.com/local/11993-hopkins-county-attorney-says-animal-control-is-an-issue-in-crisis.html


New Shelter Manager at Hopkins County Humane Society
(April 2010)
http://www.isurfhopkins.com/local-news/5940-new-shelter-manager-at-hopkins-county-humane-society.html

Jackson County

Veterinary clinic comes to Jackson County
(December 2010)
http://www.wkyt.com/wymtnews/headlines/111242049.html

Jefferson County

Starved puppy found, search on for anyone responsible (July 2014)
http://www.wdrb.com/story/25998470/starved-puppy-found-search-on-for-anyone-responsible

Portland neighborhood man charged with animal cruelty (June 2014)
http://www.wave3.com/story/25830534/portland-neighborhood-man-charged-with-animal-cruelty

Louisville, KY: Man arrested, charged with 8 counts of animal cruelty (November 2013)
http://www.whas11.com/news/local/Man-arrested-charged-with-8-counts-of-animal-cruelty-231758531.html

Animal Services releasing cats into neighborhoods: Advocates say program is alternative to killing animal  (September 2013)
http://www.wlky.com/news/local-news/louisville-news/animal-services-releasing-cats-into-neighborhoods/-/9718340/22105460/-/exkpg8/-/index.html

Louisville, KY: Sick puppy left in a shoebox found abandoned in Louisville park  (September 2013)
http://www.examiner.com/article/sick-puppy-left-a-shoebox-found-abandoned-louisville-park?cid=rss

Man accused of beating a cat to death, fleeing from police (November 2012)
http://www.whas11.com/news/local/Man-accused-of-beating-cat-to-death-177265591.html

Louisville man charged after dog found with melon-sized tumor/Collar embedded in dog's neck (November 2012)
http://www.wdrb.com/story/19974666/police-louisville-man-arrested-after-dog-found-with-melon-sized-tumor?clienttype=printable

Police make arrest in dog fighting investigation ~ 5 dogs, 15 puppies seized  (August 2012)
http://www.wlky.com/news/local-news/louisville-news/Police-make-arrest-in-dog-fighting-investigation/-/9718340/16189604/-/hjjrom/-/index.html

Louisville man accused of killing cat with broom  (June 2012)
http://www.wave3.com/story/18798761/louisville-man-accused-of-killing-cat-with-broom

Group asks for help to find out who abused a puppy  (June 2012)
http://www.wdrb.com/story/18779310/group-asks-for-help-to-find-out-who-abused-a-puppy

Reward offered in animal abuse case of Blessing 
(March 2012)
http://www.wdrb.com/story/17182671/reward-offered-in-animal-abuse-case-of-blessing

Louisville couple faces drug, animal cruelty charges
(March 2012)
http://www.wave3.com/story/17168333/louisville-couple-faces-drug-animal-cruelty-charges

Jeffersontown man charged with cruelty to animals (January 2012)
http://www.wdrb.com/story/16486906/police-jeffersontown-man-charged-with-cruelty-to-animals

Allegations of money mismanagement made against Metro Animal Services  (May 2009)
http://www.wave3.com/global/story.asp?s=10225301

LMPD Officer shoots and kills dog  (January 2012)

http://www.wave3.com/story/16636366/lmpd-officer-shoots-and-kills-dog

Man charged with animal cruelty after dog found tortured  (January 2012)
http://www.wdrb.com/story/16597387/man-charged-with-animal-cruelty-after-dog-found-tortured

Assumption teacher wins U.S. Humane Society award  (July 2009)
http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2009907010390

Bad news for dogs in Louisville (July 2010)
http://www.examiner.com/x-31244-Louisville-Public-Policy-Examiner~y2010m7d7-Bad-news-for-dogs-in-
Louisville?cid=exrss-Louisville-Public-Policy-Examiner

City animal shelter will install new incinerator  (June 2010)
http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20100628/PETS/6290301/1008/NEWS01/Louisville+animal+shelter+getting+new+incinerator

City rejects No-Kill bid, resumes search for Metro Animal Services director  (June 2011)
http://www.whas11.com/news/local/City-resumes-search-for-Metro-Animal-Services-director-124597564.html


Community rallying to save dog tossed from moving car
(September 2010)
http://www.wave3.com/story/13241741/community-rallies-behind-dog-tossed-from-moving-car

Delayed Puppy Palace hampers Louisville Metro Animal Services� efforts to improve (August 2010)
http://leoweekly.com/news/dog-pound

Deputies lock up man after his pets allegedly kill stray  (March  2009)
http://www.whas11.com/news/local/stories/WHAS11_090311_Local_Dogs.273a0dd9.html


Dog Quarantine: Cruelty Cases Create Dog Backlog (October 2009)
http://www.wlky.com/news/21113835/detail.html

Dog thrown from bridge sparks nonprofit aimed at combating animal cruelty 
(June 2010)
http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=20106040355

Dog Tortured, Shot To Death
(February 2011)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41459242/ns/local_news-louisville_ky/


Justin Scally selected as director of Metro Animal Services
(July 2011)
http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20110726/NEWS01/307260089/Justin-Scally-named-head-Louisville-animal-services?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|News
Leaked document might have led to Assistant Director of Metro Animal Services resignation (July 2011)
http://www.whas11.com/news/Assistand-Director-of-Metro-Animal-Services-Jackie-Gulbe-offers-resignation-125971993.html


Louisville man charged with animal cruelty, torture of dog for allegedly shattering dog's femur  (July 2010)
http://www.examiner.com/x-52390-Louisville-Crime-Examiner~y2010m7d22-Louisville-man-charged-with-animal-cruelty-torture-of-dog-for-allegedly-shattering-dogs-femur

Louisville Metro Council to consider 'no-kill' goal for animal shelter
http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2010308250100

Metro Animal Services Has Huge $500,000 Deficit  (November 2011)
http://thevillevoice.com/2011/11/04/metro-animal-services-has-huge-500000-deficit/

Malnourished Dog Found Abandoned In Apartment  (July 2011)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43746167/ns/local_news-louisville_ky/

Some criticize Metro Animal Services for adoption special on heels of distemper deaths  (July 2011)
http://www.whas11.com/news/Some-criticize-Metro-Animal-Services-for-adoption-special-on-heels-of-distemper-deaths-125032039.html

Police Shoot, Kill Dog During Foot Chase -Doberman Shot In Own Back Yard (April 2011)
http://www.wave3.com/story/14398291/dog-killed-during-police-foot-chase

Woman says Metro Animal Services gave her dog up for adoption  (March 2011)
http://www.whas11.com/home/Woman-says-Metro-Animal-Services-gave-her-dog-up-for-adoption-119372414.html

Metro Animal Services under investigation  (January 2011)
http://www.fox41.com/story/13799855/employees-cite-problems-in-metro-animal-services

Man Chokes Puppy Till It Vomits Blood (October 2010)
 http://www.wlky.com/news/25330938/detail.html

Metro Animal Services working for new image (August 2010)
http://www.fox41.com/Global/story.asp?S=12943366


Video Shows Churchill Trainer Striking Horse In Head (July 2010)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38456592/ns/local_news-louisville_ky/


Louisville pet-adoption center nearing completion 
(June 2010)
http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=20106220353

Shelter flooded, some animals drown  (August 2009)
http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20090804/PETS/908040343/1008/rss01

New home for dog thrown from bridge  (July 2009)
http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20090727/PETS/907270327/1008/NEWS01/New+home+for+dog+thrown+from+bridge

Kentucky Humane Society breaking ground on $1.6 million main campus renovation  (June  2009)
http://www.bizjournals.com/louisville/stories/2009/06/01/daily19.html?ana=from_rss

Family's lost dog accidentally euthanized by Metro Animal Services (April  2009)
http://www.whas11.com/news/local/stories/whas11-top-090422-dog-euthanized.fec51e82.html
Police find evidence of dog fighting rings in Louisville  (May 2009)
http://www.wave3.com/Global/story.asp?S=10330962

Woman's dogs euthanized within minutes of being dropped at KY Humane Society  (May 2009)
http://www.whas11.com/news/local/stories/whas11-topstory-090520-humane-society-euthanized.21a4caa6.html

Woman Charged With Dropping Cat From High Rise  (February 2009)
http://www.wlky.com/news/18743396/detail.html

Louisville man charged with cruelty to animals along with October, 2007 burglary charge  (January 2009)
http://www.whas11.com/news/local/stories/012309wascwTopDogShooter.22ce603f.html

Jessamine County

Person Of Interest Comes Forward In Jessamine Co. Animal Cruelty Case (January 2014)
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/54224679/#.Uuu4BfbXFoQ

Jessamine County Dog Euthanized By Mistake  (September 2013)
http://www.lex18.com/news/jessamine-county-dog-euthanized-by-mistake/

Authorities Bust Possible Dog Fighting Operation (September 2010)
http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/104089939.html

County may construct new $505,000 animal shelter
  (August 2010)
http://www.jessaminejournal.com/stories/2010/08/11/thw.549246.sto

Jessamine animal shelter construction on schedule (December 2011)
http://www.centralkynews.com/jessaminejournal/news/jj-jessamine-animal-shelter-construction-on-schedule-20111207,0,5367329.story?track=rss

Jessamine fiscal court votes for county-run animal shelter (June 2011)
http://articles.centralkynews.com/2011-07-01/news/29729032_1_jessamine-county-animal-shelter-jenise-smith-animal-control-supervisor

Johnson County

Neglected animals seized in Johnson County, KY; charges pending (September 2013)
http://www.wowktv.com/story/23540279/neglected-animals-seized-in-johnson-county-ky-charges-pending

Kenton County

18 Dogs Rescued from Kentucky Puppy Mill  (January 2014)
http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2014/01/18-dog-rescued-from-kentucky-puppy-mill/

Kenton County man facing 175 charges in animal abuse case (October 2012)
http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/region_northern_kentucky/covington/kenton-county-man-facing-175-charges-in-animal-abuse-case

Kenton County man faces animal cruelty charges (February 2011)
http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/Kenton_County_man_faces_animal_cruelty_charges_116089254.html

Kenton shelter shows off new look
(July 2009)
http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2009907150335

Man gets 12 years for breaking in home, killing cats
(December 2009)
http://www.coshoctontribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2009912160306

$10 spay/neuter pickups a hit 
(August 2010)

http://nky.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/AB/20100817/NEWS0103/8180361/

Knox County

Kentucky animal shelter gets new home after fire  (June 2014)
http://www.wbir.com/story/news/local/2014/06/08/kentucky-animal-shelter-gets-new-home-after-fire/10190005/

Animals killed, several missing in animal shelter fire (November 2013)
http://www.wbir.com/story/news/local/2013/11/30/whitley-county-kentucky-animal-shelter-fire/3790315/

Corbin man allegedly kills dog of ex-wife: Faces charge of animal cruelty (July 2010)
http://thetimestribune.com/local/x540032322/Corbin-man-allegedly-kills-dog-of-ex-wife


Couple indicted for animal cruelty: Indictment stems from the discovery of various dead, malnourished animals

http://www.thetimestribune.com/local/local_story_026100536.html


Dead animals found in trash 
(April 2009)
http://www.thetimestribune.com/local/local_story_097101922.html

Laurel County

Laurel woman arrested for animal cruelty (February 2014)
http://www.thetimestribune.com/local/x1782777549/Laurel-woman-arrested-for-animal-cruelty

Laurel County Woman Charged With Animal Cruelty After Dogs Dies in Hot Car (May 2012)
http://www.lex18.com/videos/laurel-county-woman-charged-with-animal-cruelty-after-dog-dies-in-hot-car/

Roving animals cause problems on roadways  (December 2009)
http://www.sentinel-echo.com/local/local_story_350085910.html

 Former shelter board member charged with animal cruelty  (May 2009)
http://www.thetimestribune.com/local/local_story_135131613.html

Letcher County

Man shot to death while walking his dog 
(October 2010)
http://www.wkyt.com/wymtnews/headlines/Man_shot_to_death_while_walking_his_dog_104606819.html

New Animal Shelter planned for Letcher County 
(September 2010)
http://www.wkyt.com/wymtnews/headlines/103573114.html

Livingston County

Kentucky officers seize 34 illegal deer & 2 turkeys from residence
(Jan 2010)
http://www.examiner.com/x-8088-National-Hunting-Examiner~y2010m1d31-Kentucky-officers-seize-34-illegal-deer--2-turkeys-from-residence?cid=channel-rss-Recreation

Logan County

 Logan County Officials Search for Answers After Finding Several Deceased Dogs Recently  (March 2014)
http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/Logan-County-Officials-Searching-for-Ansers-after-Finding-Several-Deceased-Dogs-Recently-249923821.html

Sheriff's office confirms dogs, cats poisoned (Jan 2012)
http://www.wave3.com/story/20538709/sheriffs-office-confirms-dogs-cats-poisioned

Another killing at the Logan County shelter (March 2010)
http://newsdemocratleader.com/bookmark/6614692

County enters into contract with Humane Society
(August 2010)
http://www.newsdemocratleader.com/view/full_story/9132972/article-County-enters-into-contract-with-Humane-Society?instance=secondary_news_left_column

Lyon County

Group fights for emergency animal shelter  (October 2011)
http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/news/local/Group-fights-for-emergency-animal-shelter-133650988.html


Madison County

10-Week Kitten Abused in Madison County? (July 2011)
 http://www.wtvq.com/iphone/9028-10-week-kitten-abused-in-madison-county

Three animal cruelty cases are reported (June 2011)
http://richmondregister.com/localnews/x1227515497/Three-animal-cruelty-cases-are-reported

Alleged dog killer indicted on assault, torture of dog  (April  2009)
http://www.richmondregister.com/localnews/local_story_096065652.html


Magoffin County

Woman Faces 46 Counts Of Animal Cruelty 
(April 2009)
http://www.wkyt.com/wymtnews/headlines/43061542.html

Marion County

Fiscal Court approves $4,000 for animal shelter (February 2012)
http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/fiscal-court-approves-4000-animal-shelter

Over 100 dogs abandoned near Marion-Taylor County line in Ky. (January 2012)
http://www.whas11.com/news/local/Over-100-dogs-abandoned-near-Marion-Taylor-County-line-in-Ky-138265439.html

Mason County

Severely emaciated NKY dog brought to Louisville for treatment  (September 2013)
http://www.wlky.com/news/local-news/kentucky-news/severely-emaciated-nky-dog-brought-to-louisville-for-treatment/-/9718420/21964382/-/11rm42n/-/index.html

Maysville Rescue Team seeks change at animal shelter (October 2010)
http://www.maysville-online.com/news/local/article_98233182-d683-11df-a753-001cc4c002e0.html

Local Humane Society recipient of donated building (June 2010)
http://www.maysville-online.com/news/local/article_aa80c45e-7448-11df-b81a-001cc4c002e0.html


N.Ky. Man Charged With 30 Counts Of Animal Cruelty
(January 2010)
http://www.wcpo.com/mostpopular/story/N-Ky-Man-Charged-With-30-Counts-Of-Animal-Cruelty/xf02BCeGtEyAmedRKp-sSQ.cspx

McCracken County

68 DOGS RESCUED: NA-FC Shelter takes in canines from Kentucky (July 2014)
http://www.newsandtribune.com/floydcounty/x1889870182/68-DOGS-RESCUED-NA-FC-Shelter-takes-in-canines-from-Kentucky

Paducah, KY:  Dogs at Western Ky. Shelter Died of Heat Stroke (June 2014)
http://www.wbko.com/news/headlines/5-dogs-at-Western-Ky-Shelter-Died-of-Heat-Stroke-264784691.html

Paducah, KY: 5 dogs found dead at western Ky. shelter  (June 2014)
http://www.centralkynews.com/amnews/news/state/dogs-found-dead-at-western-ky-shelter/article_e7cacd01-c9dd-53ce-af18-23b71b57717c.html


Man sentenced after hanging dog in backyard because he 'couldn't afford to care for it  (March 2014)
http://www.fox19.com/story/25061236/man-allegedly-hangs-dog-in-backyard-because-he-couldnt-afford-to-care-for-it

Director of Humane Society breaks silence about allegations (December 2011)
http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/news/local/Director-of-Humane-Society-breaks-silence-about-allegations-136767323.html

Humane Society Director to Resign Following Euthanization Investigation  (November 2011)
http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/Humane_Society_Director_to_Resign_Following_Euthanization_Investigation_134271398.html

Ky. man charged with not sedating animals  (November 2011)
http://www.fox19.com/story/16073536/ky-man-charged-with-not-sedating-animals

Ky. woman charged with unlawful animal euthanizing (December 2011)
http://www.kfvs12.com/story/16169319/police

McCracken Man Arrested for Alleged Animal Cruelty (July 2011)
http://www.westkentuckystar.com/News/Local---Regional/McCracken-County/McCracken-Man-Arrested-for-Alleged-Animal-Cruelty-

New animal shelter president vows changes amid controversy (January 2012)
http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/news/local/New-animal

Outraged animal activists keep fighting for change (April 2011)
http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/news/local/Outraged-animal-activists-keep-fighting-for-change-119669079.html


McCreary County

 A Quick Fix: McCreary Native Offers Spay/Neuter clinic
(February 2010)
http://mccrearyrecord.com/local/x878583043/A-Quick-Fix

McLean County

Crowding problems at McLean Co. Animal Shelter
(January 2009)
http://www.14wfie.com/Global/story.asp?S=11793233

Fire Destroys Animal Shelter, Kills Cats, Dogs 
(November 2008)

Meade County


Broadbent Wildlife Sanctuary helps animals, people recover from life's traumas 
(July 2009)
http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2009907260322

Meade County Family's Dogs Shot To Death Near Home (February  2012)
http://www.wlky.com/r/30414102/detail.html

Menifee County

15 grocery bags of dead animals found in Kentucky car wash
(March 2010)
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/unleashed/2010/03/grocery-bags-of-dead-animals-found-in-kentucky-carwash.html

Mercer County

National attention for missing sick dog
(August 2010)
http://www.wkyt.com/news/headlines/100949679.html?storySection=comments

Starved Horses Confiscated in Mercer County, Kentucky 
(June 2009)
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1875369/starved_horses_confiscated_in_mercer.html?cat=48

Montgomery County

Abandoned Puppies Found Dead  (January 2009)
http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/37599449.html

Lexington man charged in animal cruelty case  (March 2009
http://www.kentucky.com/211/story/741630.html


Morgan County

Morgan County man charged with animal cruelty (October 2012)
http://www.wkyt.com/wymt/home/headlines/Morgan-County-man-charged-with-animal-cruelty-176121191.html

Muhlenburg County

Humane society officials not pressing charges after 15 dogs seized  (June 2014)
http://www.14news.com/story/25908295/humane-society-officials-not-pressing-charges-after-15-dogs-seized

Nelson County

Officials suspect dog fighting in Nelson County
(May 2009)
http://www.wave3.com/global/story.asp?s=10366596

Rescue team says starving horses were on public official's property
(December 2009)
http://www.whas11.com/news/local/Rescue-team-says-starving-horses-belong-to-public-official.html

Nicholas County

Cat Suffocated In Can; Woman Charged With Cruelty (April 2008)
http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/17862929.html

Ohio County

Investigation underway for dog that suffered severe burns, reward offered  (November 2013)
http://www.14news.com/story/24730917/investigation-underway-for-dog-that-suffered-severe-burns-reward-offered

Ohio County Shelter being sued for animal cruelty  (August 2013)
http://www.14news.com/story/23151197/ohio-county-shelter-being-sued-for-animal-cruelty

KY community welcomes new animal shelter (November 2012)
http://www.14news.com/story/20121588/ky-community-welcomes-new-animal-shelter

"Chance" Gets A Second One On Life  (July 2011)
http://www.news25.us/story/15083922/chance-gets-a-second-one-on-life

Ohio County Sheriff's deputy fired after animal cruelty investigation
(July 2011)
http://www.examiner.com/pet-rescue-in-national/ohio-county-sheriff-s-deputy-fired-after-animal-cruelty-investigation

Wounded dog survives after allegedly being beaten, buried by deputy
(July 2011)
http://www.whas11.com/news/Deputy-suspended-after-allegedly-beating-dog-125079984.html


Oldham County

Three Teens Charged with Animal Cruelty: Trio allegedly stole a kitten and killed it  (June 2012)
http://www.kentuckynewsnetwork.com/cc-common/mainheadlines2.html?feed=393284&article=10221362

Reward grows in poisoning of cats in Oldham County  (October 2011)
http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20111030/ZONE09/310300049/1001/rsslin


Owen County

Owen County, KY: Students admit killing farm animals at Owen County High School  (May 2014)
http://www.wcpo.com/news/region-northern-kentucky/three-students-admit-killing-farm-animals-at-owen-county-high-school

Owenton, KY: Court won't change shelter policy (January 2012)
http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/court-wont-change-shelter-policy

Pendleton County

Charges Against Pendleton County  Dog Owner Dropped - Owner Agrees To Keep Fewer Than 10 Dogs  (March 2012)
http://www.wlwt.com/news/30748091/detail.html

85 Dogs, 8 Cats Removed From Falmouth Warehouse: Animals Kept in Filthy Conditions, Authorities Say  (April 2011)
http://www.wlwt.com/news/27481691/detail.html

Perry County

Regional animal shelter uses rescues to improve conditions (September 2013)
http://www.williamsondailynews.com/news/home_top-news_local_features/2513244/Regional-animal-shelter-uses-rescues-to-improve-conditions

Outbreak at animal shelter forces shut down, euthanasia (July 2012)
http://hazard-herald.com/pages/full_story/push?article-Outbreak+at+animal+shelter+forces+shut+down-+euthanization%20&id=19546708&instance=top_stories

County Judge Executives looking to relocate KY River Regional Animal Shelter (October 2011)
http://www.wkyt.com/wymtnews/headlines/KY_River_Regional_Animal_Shelter_in_search_of_new_location_133214343.html

Dogs Left For Dead in Plastic Bag  (January 2009)
http://www.wkyt.com/wymtnews/headlines/37958799.html


Nearly 900 dogs euthanized last month (July 2011)
http://www.wkyt.com/wymtnews/headlines/Nearly_900_dogs_euthanized_last_month_125177659.html


Pike County

Black Labrador lucky to be alive after being shot with arrow
(January 2010)
http://www.wave3.com/global/story.asp?s=11767199

"Miracle" Dog Rescued After Burned with Bacon Grease, Reward Offered
(December 2009)
http://www.wsaz.com/home/headlines/80353127.html9.

More than 100 dogs taken from Pike County home (November 2011)
http://www.wdrb.com/story/16081229/more-than-100-dogs-taken-from-pike-county-home

Mudslide Flattens Shelter in Devastating Storm  (May 2009)
http://www.zootoo.com/petnews/mudslideflattensshelterinkysta-1347

New Pike County Animal Shelter is open
(June 2010)
http://www.wkyt.com/wymtnews/headlines/98172349.html     

Officials: Economy causing rise in Pike's abandoned horses 
(February 2009)
http://www.williamsondailynews.com/printer_friendly/1978272


Shelter Flattened by Mudslide Still Struggles  (June 2009)
http://www.zootoo.com/petnews/shelterflattenedbymudslidestil-1362

Pulaski County

Puppy mill stays in business despite animal cruelty charge (November 2013)
http://www.wave3.com/story/23934824/puppy-mills-allowed-to-stay-in-buisness-despite-animal-cruetly-charge

Animal cruelty trial set to begin  (August 2009)
http://www.somerset-kentucky.com/local/local_story_234185555.html

Bullock presents Pet Protection Program to magistrates
(March 2009)
http://www.somerset-kentucky.com/local/local_story_083201308.html


Dog poisoned with antifreeze, kicked 
(June 2009)
http://www.pet-abuse.com/cases/15763/KY/US/

Family says its dog was stabbed during burglary
(August 2010)
http://somerset-kentucky.com/homepage/x2064738064/Family-says-its-dog-was-stabbed-during-burglary

Humane society offers reward in dog poisonings 
(June 2009)
http://www.somerset-kentucky.com/local/local_story_180205800.html

Man charged with brutally killing puppy
(August 2010)
http://somerset-kentucky.com/local/x369042356/Man-charged-with-brutally-killing-puppy

News paper article about Pulaski Shelter  (October 2011)
http://somerset-kentucky.com/local/x459214288/Pulaski-Animal-Shelter-continues-to-make-progress

Pulaski Humane Society Has Some Grand Plans (February 2012)
http://somerset-kentucky.com/newslive/x318441983/Pulaski-Humane-Society-has-some-grand-plans

Richland County

Animal rescue transports help Mansfield shelter
  (May 2009)
http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/article/20090503/NEWS01/90502012/1002

Robertson County

Lawsuit Against Northern Kentucky Animal Shelter  (August 2008)
http://www.wcpo.com/news/state/story/Lawsuit-Against-Northern-Kentucky-Animal-Shelter/XnY4lU_q7EuKoGnLZw4vXQ.cspx

Robertson animal shelter to be completed by June  (February 2009)
http://www.maysville-online.com/articles/2009/02/19/local_news/457robertson.txt

Settlements in Kentucky Shelters Cases Will Mean a Happier New Year for Homeless Cats and Dogs (December 2009) http://www.aldf.org/article.php?id=1148


Rockcastle County

Family says its dog was stabbed during burglary (August 2010)
http://somerset-kentucky.com/homepage/x2064738064/Family-says-its-dog-was-stabbed-during-burglary

Humane Society Plans to Euthanize Animals, Viewers Step In (January 2011)
http://www.lex18.com/news/humane-society-plans-to-euthanize-animals-viewers-step-in/

Rockcastle Animal Shelter Under Investigation  (August 2008)
http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/26363734.html

Rowan County

118 Dogs Rescued From "Deplorable Conditions"  (October 2011)
http://www.lex18.com/news/118-dogs-rescued-from-deplorable-conditions-/#.To56uhauEQs.facebook

Animal shelter may be smaller than planned
(February 2011)
http://themoreheadnews.com/themoreheadnews/x492326490/Animal-shelter-may-be-smaller-than-planned

Man arrested for threatening to kill neighbor's dog (July 2011)
http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/Man_arrested_for_threatening_to_kill_neighbors_dog_124971829.html

Monkey seized from a drug bust (December 2011)
http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/Monkey_seized_from_a_drug_bust_135349233.html

STAR helps community; needs donations 
(May 2009)
http://www.themoreheadnews.com/local/local_story_125151150.html

Third Dog Found With Gunshot Wounds in Rowan County in Last Week (October 2011)
http://www.lex18.com/videoplayer/?video_id=19317&categories=56

Scott County

Lexington police officer will not face charges for killing neighbor's dog  (March 2014)
http://www.kentucky.com/2014/03/15/3142996/lexington-police-officer-will.html

12 Chickens Left To Roast In Hot Car In Walmart Parking Lot, One Dead  (July 2011)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/21/chickens-in-hot-car-heatwave_n_905895.html

Horse farm doubles as a wildlife rescue and rehab center 
(May 2009)
http://www.kentucky.com/211/story/807401.html

Scott County man accused of beating up ex-girlfriend and killing her dog  (February 2009)
http://www.whas11.com/news/local/stories/whas11_localnews_090224_ScottCountyMan.4ba53dca.html


Shelby County

Shelby County Animal Shelter forced to reduce population (August 2012
http://www.wlky.com/news/local-news/kentucky-news/Shelby-County-Animal-Shelter-forced-to-reduce-population/-/9718420/16120014/-/41116wz/-/index.html


Investigation complete for deputy that shot family dog
(July 2011)
http://www.fox41.com/story/15037858/investigation-complete-for-deputy-that-shot-family-dog


Shelbyville woman says her dog was shot by sheriff's deputy  (June 2011)
http://www.wave3.com/story/14943897/shelbyville-woman-says-her-dog-was-shot-by-sheriffs-deputy

Shelby County opens first "No Kill" Animal Shelter in the state of Kentucky (May 2009)
http://www.whas11.com/news/local/stories/053009whascwTopNoKill.321


Spencer County


Taylorsville, KY: Spencer County kennel accused of animal abuse, again (February 2014)
http://www.wdrb.com/story/24740623/spencer-county-kennel-accused-of-animal-abuse-again

Unlicensed backyard kennel upsets Spencer County neighbors (April 2010)
http://www.wave3.com/story/12298317/unlicensed-backyard-kennel-upsets-spencer-county-neighbors?redirected=true

Taylor County

Dog shot, in danger of losing leg  (April 2014)
http://www.wave3.com/story/25209722/dog-shot-in-danger-of-losing-leg

Protest at Taylor County Animal Shelter (February 2013)
http://www.wdrb.com/story/21252241/protest-at

Animal shelter launches PetPoint tracking system  (March 2012)
http://www.cknj.com/content/animal-shelter-launches-petpoint-tracking-system

Taylor Animal Shelter cleared of allegations  (February 2012)
http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/taylor-animal-shelter-cleared-allegations

Local SPCA group revived To address Fiscal Court about animal shelter allegations (December 2011)
http://www.cknj.com/content/local-spca-group-revived

Animal abuse alleged at local animal shelter (November 2011)
http://www.wave3.com/story/16036165/animal-abue-alleged-at-local-animal-shelter


Trimble County

Trimble rejects bids for new animal shelter (December 2011)
http://madisoncourier.com/main.asp?SectionID=178&SubSectionID=961&ArticleID=66013


Union County

NEWS 25 Investigates: Union Co. Dog Pound (November 2009)
 http://www.news25.us/global/story.asp?s=11495617

State Answers Union Co. Dog Pound Questions (December 2009)
http://www.news25.us/Global/story.asp?S=11501732


Warren County

BG couple arrested on drug charges, animal cruelty (
February 2010)
http://bgdailynews.com/articles/2010/02/09/news/news9.txt

Dog Severely Injured in Abuse Case (Dragging!)  (January 2012)
http://www.bgdailynews.com/news/local/dog-severely-injured-in-abuse-case/article_4b7ac2e8-43e5-11e1-890e-001871e3ce6c.html
  

Pit Bull Dogs, Puppies Found Abandoned  (May 2009)
http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/46487322.html

Underground dog rescue runs on volunteers from Kentucky to Maine
(August 2010)
http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/bethlehem/index.ssf?/base/news-2/128244992978530.xml&coll=3

Webster County

Kentucky Woman Admits to Stabbing and Burning Puppy (January 2012)

http://tristatehomepage.com/fulltext?nxd_id=480937

Pit bull ban passed on November 24, 2008
http://www.adoa.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=460&Itemid=33

Webster Co. Dog Warden Charged with Animal Cruelty (March 2010)
http://www.news25.us/global/story.asp?s=12126650

Whitley County

Kentucky animal shelter gets new home after fire  (June 2014)
http://www.wbir.com/story/news/local/2014/06/08/kentucky-animal-shelter-gets-new-home-after-fire/10190005/

Whitley Sheriff calls horse abuse case a 'cruel thing' (March 2014)

http://www.wkyt.com/news/headlines/Whitley-Sheriff-calls-horse-owner-Just-cruel--250721971.html

Whitley County Seven brutally killed dogs discovered near KY. 904  (February 2014)
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=749499861735344&set=a.369743073044360.90535.100000260107537&type=1&theater

Animals killed, several missing in animal shelter fire (November 2013)
http://www.wbir.com/story/news/local/2013/11/30/whitley-county-kentucky-animal-shelter-fire/3790315/

Man Says Ex Killed His Dog By Hanging It  (September 2013)
http://www.lex18.com/news/man-says-ex-killed-his-dog-by-hanging-it/

Corbin man allegedly kills dog of ex-wife: Faces charge of animal cruelty
(July 2010)

http://thetimestribune.com/local/x540032322/Corbin-man-allegedly-kills-dog-of-ex-wife

Controversy Stirred After Animal Control Officer Shoots Stray Dog (August 2010)

http://www.lex18.com/news/controversy-stirred-after-animal-control-officer-shoots-stray-dog

Kentucky town outraged after stray dog shot by animal control  (August 2010)
http://www.14wfie.com/Global/story.asp?S=13027394

Officer who shot dog to be punished 
(August 2010)
http://thetimestribune.com/local/x1442550968/Officer-who-shot-dog-to-be-punished

Puppy's death raises controversy 
(March 2009)
http://www.thetimestribune.com/local/local_story_058103322.html


Wolfe County

Group seeks help to pay for shot golden retriever's medical bills  (November 2010)

http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2010311290069


Woodford County

Woodford Co. Animal Control Rescues 19 Cats From Hoarder (April 2013)
http://www.lex18.com/news/woodford-co-animal-control-rescues-19-cats-from-hoard/

Officials Return to Woodford County Farm Where Dozens of Dead Animals Found (February 2013)
http://www.lex18.com/videoplayer/?video_id=32740&categories=56

Woodford County, KY: Dozens of dead animals found inside Kentucky barn 
(February 2013)
http://www.local12.com/guides/petcare/story/Dozens-of-dead-animals-found-inside-Kentucky-barn/4J8w7-xcTkS8FmbKJ1ZStg.cspx?rss=31

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