ARC Mourns Jacques – 2010-2012

Posted 10/23/12 After a three-week fundraiser to get life-saving heart surgery for little Jacques, a Poodle/Bedlington Terrier mix with a congenital heart defect, he was taken to Metropolitan Veterinary Specialists in Louisville, KY with high hopes. But at 6:30 pm Tuesday evening, October 23, Penny Edwards, ARC shelter manager, received heartbreaking news: Jacques passed away during the surgery despite Doctor…

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Calling All Angels

We have seen a lot of homeless pets pass in and out of these doors, but every so often one arrives that truly wouldn’t stand a chance without us. Jacques is one of those pets. Not long after Jacques, a Poodle/Bedlington Terrier mix, arrived at ARC in horrible condition, matted, bone thin, filthy and shy of humans, we learned through…

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Chihuahuas Need Loving Forever Homes!

The news was just released in the News Enterprise this morning!!! The Chihuahuas in our care and Hardin County Animal Control have been released! A Vine Grove couple accused of mistreating more than 100 dogs in their care pleaded guilty Monday to 75 counts of second-degree animal cruelty in Hardin District Court. Brian and Joyce McCarthy were arrested in March…

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Defending Your Ethics

Checking out incoming links on the old website this morning, I found some poor reviews on the Animal Refuge Center at These are from people who have failed our adoption screening process, and it’s important that people know why. We want PERMANENT homes for the pets in our care. Another thing that bugs us is the indifferent “I’m here…

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Summertime Blues

Well, this just says it all. Trust our little furry friends to put things back in perspective. I was wondering how to put this upcoming article. Summertime Blues! That’s the theme song for animal shelters everywhere as everyone goes off to vacation. We have to do extra fundraisers and events to keep the money coming in. There’s nothing like going…

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Beginners Dog Training Class

  Beginners Dog Training Classes – Hardin County, Kentucky Circletop Farm TLC 4.9 (19) · Kennel 840 Jenkins Rd · (270) 360-0091 Open until 11:00 AM Website Directions Bella’s K9 Academy No reviews · Dog Trainer 1248 Woodland Dr · (270) 369-0933 Website Directions More places Bella’s K9 Academy – Dog training in Elizabethtown, Kentucky Here at Bella’s K-9…

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