Vine Grove shelter’s party encourages pet adoptions

By Amber Coulter Monday, December 12, 2011 at 3:00 am (Updated: December 12, 3:58 am) Some Vine Grove residents celebrated Christmas early Sunday by knocking against visitors’ legs and collapsing into their laps. The 10 dogs, three goats, donkey and estimated 140 cats at the Animal Refuge Center were the guests of honor at the shelter’s annual Christmas party for…

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The Shelter Pet Project

Some great PSA videos from the Shelter Pet Project. The Shelter Pet Project is the result of a collaborative effort between two leading animal welfare groups, The Humane Society of the United States and Maddie’s Fund, and the leading producer of public service advertising (PSA) campaigns, The Ad Council. Our goal is to make shelters the first place potential adopters…

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Oskars New Toys

November 22, 2011 11:46 AM Blind kitty gets his first toy By Bailey Johnson Shared by CBS News (CBS) – Meet Oskar. Oskar was born completely blind, his eyeballs never formed. But his loving owners haven’t let that stop them from providing Oskar with a good life. He’s also become a bit of a celebrity cat, with a thriving YouTube…

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November is Adopt A Senior Pet Month!

Penny Edwards, Shelter Manager 270-877-6064   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November Is Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month The Animal Refuge Center and are celebrating November as Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month. “Think of a pet that is already trained and doesn’t chew or scratch everything in sight — a pet who will love you unconditionally,” said Kim Saunders,’s Vice President of Shelter Outreach and Public…

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Dear Friends,     Our cat we love so much has not been seen since Monday night, Oct. 17th, 2011.  We wanted to pass this information about him along to you.  HE IS ON HEART MEDICATION and needs to come home now!    Here are photos of Dodger, if you want to pass it along on your Facebook and/or email.  We really…

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Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week

Press Release   Contact: Penny Edwards, 270-877-6064 For Immediate Release: 09-01-2011   The Animal Refuge Center Celebrates Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week The Animal Refuge Center is joining to celebrate Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week September 17 – 25.  The theme, “Don’t Hate Me Because I’m ____, Adopt Me Because I Need You,” urges people to adopt those pets who suffer from discrimination.  Reasons include…

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Athena Thanks YOU!

Thanks to you, Athena will be up on her feet again. Athena has had her surgery and is heading into her third week of recovery! Thankfully we surpassed our findraising goal of $3,000 because the surgery, pre-surgical procedures and aftercare mounted a cost of $4,000. The surgeon said Athena’s surgery went very well, and he hopes for a full recovery.…

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