The SEASON OF GIVING is upon us once again! After more than 25 years of saving lives in Hardin County, we never fail to be touched by the generosity of our community all throughout the year. As everyone involved in animal rescue knows, Need knows NO season, but that special outpouring of love and support we get each and every year fills us with joy, and hope that the coming year will find us best equipped to save more lives and find more homeless pets Forever Homes than ever before!
Please make every effort to support these local businesses who have pledged Angel Trees to help us collect food, toys and supplies for the homeless pets in our care! These businesses have big, generous hearts, and when you help us, you help them, too. And when you help them, you help us, which is even better. Need our Wish List?
Cat Treats, Kitty Litter, Cat Toys, Dog Food, Canned Food, Dog Toys. Cleaning supplies, towels and blankets are also welcome to make these homeless pets’ holiday merry and bright. If you must make a cash donation, please rather write a check to The Animal Refuge Center and mail it to PO Box 400, Vine Grove, KY, 40175-0400 or make a secure donation to ARC here directly on our website.
Unable to volunteer at The Animal Refuge Center but wish you could do more? YOU CAN! Please consider joining our Sponsor Program, where you can pledge a monthly amount for as many pets as you are able to provide for, a pledge of love and support that goes on and on! All you have to do is click the Sponsor button below to learn all about our Sponsor Program, with detailed instructions if you have never done this online. Whether you choose to support one of our Pets For Adoption until they find their Forever Home, or browse the slideshow of unadoptable pets on our Sponsor Page to select the Sponsor Pet that tugs at your heart, your decision is a gift that saves more lives than you’ll ever know. For becoming a Sponsor, you will be mailed a photo and the story of your chosen sponsor pet. Or, if you want to help but can’t afford to make a long-time commitment, go to our Donation page (or click that big Donate button below), and know that in whatever way you are able to give, you have saved a life.
Peace and love and joy to each and every one of you this holiday season!
Black cats. We love ’em. These cute little wide eyed mini-panthers, these perfect little cuties that we love to pick up and kiss are more popular than ever before. It might surprise you to learn that in other countries, black cats are tokens of good luck!
This holiday season, the Animal Refuge Center is extending its Black Magic Adoption Promotion through December 31st!
In ancient Egypt, all cats (including black ones) were revered. Killing one could result in a death sentence for the offender. Cats were protected by ancient Egyptians because they could kill cobras, scorpions, and other dangerous creatures. Egyptians believed that cats captured the glow of the setting sun in their eyes and kept it safe until morning.
The Japanese also honor black cats as symbols of good luck, and they are viewed as particularly important for single women (some things are just universally true, right?) A black cat is believed to be a lucky lure that will bring many and quality suitors.
Proponents of Feng Shui believe that cats are drawn to harmony. Therefore, a happy cat is the sign of a happy, harmonious home. A figurine of a black cat is often placed in the home, facing north, to ward off evil.
ALL of the cats below are available through our Holiday Magic offer! For a limited time you can adopt a great pal with a ton of personality that is already spayed or neutered, tested, and up to date on all shots FOR ONLY A $20 ADOPTION FEE! That’s right–until New Year’s Eve you can adopt three cats for the price of one.
Take advantage of this offer while it lasts–these wonderful little guys are ready to go home. Don’t wait too long: Before you know it, this offer–and maybe even the cat of your dreams–will be gone. ACT NOW! Your new best friend is waiting for you.