Burgoo Festival 2014
September 26, 2014 - AHS once again had a very successful booth for this year's Burgoo Festival. Official mascot, Wiggles, make a few appearances much to the delight of children and adults. The new trend seemed to be "selfies" for the adults. AHS raised over $1000 on raffle tickets for the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville Gift Baskets, a gourd cat donated by Nancy Thompson,For the Love of Animals Dog Treats, and the sale of t-shirts and sweatshirts. The booth was worked entirely by volunteers, and a big shout out of thanks to all those donating their time.
Winners of the drawings, including a free spay/neuter voucher were:
Brandon Wells - spay/neuter certificate
Alice Green - UK Gift Basket
Jarrod Girtley - UofL Gift Basket
Darlene Murphy - Gourd Cat
The drawing of the country ham for the first round of "Pig Out" was Reva Newton.
Cub Scouts' Supply Drive Benefits AHS
September 20, 2014 - Cub Scouts Pack No. 38, led by Nycole Huber and her husband, came by the Adoption Center today with food and supplies they collected by holding a supply drive. The boys also enjoyed giving Lena a belly rub, and sponsored two of the kittens up for adoption. These are wonderful young men in the making and such generosity is sure to take them far in life. Thanks a bunch for thinking of AHS.
Adoption Event and Supply Drive
September 20, 2014 - We were invited by Tractor Supply to participate in Pet Appreciation Day, and so we showed up with kitties and dogs in tow. Lena, a boxer mix looking for her furever home, and long-time volunteer, Jennifer Worley, worked the supply drive out front, and volunteer, Melissa Scott, worked the table and cats inside. Also along was seeing impaired beagle girl, Miss Hazel. She enjoyed her time away from the Adoption Center and filled in for Lena outside during Lena's breaks. Hazel even took a ride in the shopping cart with all the goodies they collected today.
Birthday Goodies from Haylie
September 15, 2014 - Miss Haylie Cleaver asked for donations to the Anderson County Humane Society for her birthday in lieu of personal gifts. She is shown here with some of goodies. She is being photo-bombed by one the office cats, Miss Maria.
Thanks Haylie, that was a wonderful for you to think of all the animals waiting on their furever homes at AHS. They will certainly enjoy all the toys in that pretty pink bag, and can always use the food.
The staff and volunteers of AHS wish you Happy Birthday and send a big thank you for being so thoughtful.
Too Many Cats - The Ongoing Cat Crisis
September 10, 2014 - You may have seen the recent news reports regarding our crisis with having over 100 cats needing homes. Our facility is small, and when we are filled to capacity, we cannot pull any animals from Animal Control, and we feel an immediate crisis. Animal Control lets us know when they are full. They have no other good option except the Humane Society. Right now, Animal Control is full to capacity with cats, having taken in an additional 30 cats last Saturday. We need YOUR help. We are very fortunate that Animal Control works with us in the best way to reunite lost pets with their families, and hold animals for us to pull for adoption. Just in the past few days, we have been able to adopt out 18 cats, including two momma cats and newborn kittens which went to foster. We also currently have two momma dogs in foster homes with their newborn puppies.
At this time, we are desperately seeking foster families for kittens and cats, monetary donations for medical bills, and donations of cat food, kitten food and cat litter. If you are interesting in fostering or adopting an animal from us, please go to the Adopt tab on this page, and view the animals through Petfinder. Adoption Applications can be accessed under that tab, and you are welcome to submit an application by email. You may email our Director, Donna Callahan, at email@example.com, with your adoption application or foster request. Monetary donations can be made at the bottom of this page - press the DONATE button.
If you are thinking about adopting a kitten, cat or dog, we will have many in Frankfort this Saturday on the lawn of the Old Capital Building from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a joint adoption event and there will be other rescues too. Please come and visit us.
The news articles and interviews can be viewed on the Channel 18 and Channel 36 website.
Channel 36 Article: http://www.wtvq.com/content/localnews/story/Too-Many-Cats-at-Anderson-Humane-Society/sbKob9nPnUSVoV4z5dQcKA.cspx
Channel 18 Video and Article: http://www.lex18.com/news/anderson-county-humane-society-overcrowded-with-cats/
Joint Adoption Event on 9/13/2014
Once again, AHS was invited to participate in the 3rd Annual Furever Friends Pet Adoption Expo sponsored by Franklin Humane Society. It took a whole lot of help from our dedicated volunteers to set up and man two adoption areas for the dogs and the cats, but it was a big success for the Humane Society. Adopted out today to their furever homes were two adult cats, Molly and Tori, and we couldn't be happier for them.
We decided to make it a "special needs" event, and took some of the older guys and gals, along with some younger ones who have been with us the longest. Adoptable dogs spending their Saturday on the Old Capital Lawn in Frankfort, were Lena (long-time resident), senior dogs June and Elsie, and their blind friend Hazel, and little Scully. The cat attendees were office residents, Molly, Tori and Rose, along with kittens Pickles and Connor, and their new little buddy, Ollie. Pickles and Connor are "teen" kittens and the last of their litters not yet adopted. They really took to baby kitten Ollie, and have been grooming and playing with him. Pickles is quite animated and put on a good show for the kids that visited.
September 9, 2014 - The first ever Pig Out event was held on Tuesday evening, Sept. 9, at Hill Of Beans. Adults and children brought their piggy banks and emptied them into the trough for a chance to win a country ham. AHS collected over $500 in a two hour span, along with some generous supply donations. Wiggles, the mascot, also made an appearance and had both children and adults smiling.