Remembering Mick

Multiple community pleas begged us to help Mick out of his misery. Tethered to a porch in a trailer park during the -20° deep freeze in Dec-Jan, 2017-18, excruciating for any creature to be in, Mick had only frozen food, a frozen water bowl and a filthy frozen blanket in his plastic house: the trailer was abandoned. We secured him,…

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Suit: Animals suffer in Kentucky shelters because state won’t enforce its laws

By Greg Kocher gkocher1@herald-leader.com January 21, 2018 12:39 PM Updated January 21, 2018 05:58 PM Animals are in overcrowded county shelters that don’t have enough money to operate because the state has failed to enforce a 2004 law, according to a new lawsuit filed against Gov. Matt Bevin and Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles. “Accountability is something everyone should be held…

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Winter Fosters Needed

  Winter is Coming! Last year we barely got out of 21 days of some of the most unbearable freezing cold we have seen in decades, and this year will likely be more of the same. There is always a need for winter fosters for ARC’s animals. Our kennel area at the Animal Refuge Center is top-notch, state of the…

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Cookie’s Legacy Updates – December 2017

It’s that time of the year again when we report back to you about Cookie’s Legacy. Back in February 2016 our world forever changed when we took in an injured community cat from Radcliff, KY. She had been hit by a car and was permanently paralyzed on her hind legs. This little black kitty never knew warmth, kindness or a…

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Damaged Goods, Or A Diamond in the Rough?

Article by Penny Edwards, Manager Animal Refuge Center, Inc. Last year ARC made a decision to help as many animals from the Hardin County Animal Shelter as possible. Up to this point, we’ve taken in approximately 105 cats and approximately 20 dogs and more than 70 of those cats and dogs have come from HCAS alone. Everyone asks if we…

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California becomes first state to ban sale of pets from puppy mills

  Source: AP Friday, October 13, 2017 08:26PM SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California has become the first state to ban the sale of animals from puppy mills. Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday that he has signed a law requiring pet stores to work with animal shelters or rescue operations if they want to sell dogs, cats or rabbits. It still allows…

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Is Spaying And Neutering Pets A Sin?

I saw the need for this article and dialogue after recently discussing spay and neuter with a local person who wanted to get their cat spayed, yet refused to spay their cat on religious grounds … she was pregnant. They did not believe in abortion for ANY reason. And THEN a few weeks later they asked the Animal Refuge Center…

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Animal Refuge Center Awarded Grant From Petfinder!

ANIMAL REFUGE CENTER AWARDED $10,000 GRANT AS PART OF $250,000 DONATION FROM PETFINDER TO CELEBRATE 20th ANNIVERSARY  Local Animal Refuge Center, Inc. one of 25 organizations nationwide to receive a donation from Petfinder to celebrate its 20th anniversary and 25 million pet adoptions PRESS RELEASE (December 7, 2016) – Petfinder, the nation’s leading resource for pet adoption, announced in November…

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Recent TNR Success

It’s been a busy last few weeks at the Animal Refuge Center.  We would like to take this opportunity to update all our supporters with the most recent feral cats we’ve been able to help out because of your generous donations to Cookies Legacy.  We received a tip from one of our supporters that there was a colony living behind…

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Friends group, pet advocates join forces for spay, neuter efforts

By The News-Enterprise Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 1:53 am (Updated: September 28, 2:00 am) Two local spay and neuter programs have joined forces to battle Hardin County’s pet overpopulation. Friends of Hardin County Animal Shelter, also known as FOHCAS, has merged its Spay/Neuter Assistance Program with Hardin County Pet Protection’s Pet Pros Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic. The clinic now…

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Help Homeless Pets By Using ResQWalk!

My name is Pam Harrison and I am Marketing Director at the Animal Refuge Center. As you know, Pokemon has been taking over the world. What you might not know is that the app’s popularity is benefiting rescues like ours! While catching Pokemon, our supporters are simultaneously using ResQwalk – a free mobile app that enables people to earn money…

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NOW Is The Time To Spay and Neuter!

NOW is the time to spay/neuter your cats! Help us make kitten season a non-event – – or at least less of an event. If you turned in kittens to the shelter in the last year and kept the mother cat, you are eligible to have the mother cat spayed at NO charge. If this is you, please call 502-437-4227…

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Reservists fight allergies, help animals

Posted:  08/07/2015 4:00 AM From The News Enterprise U.S. Army Spc. Josh Salinas and Staff Sgt. Jeffery Smith, both allergic to cats, found themselves surrounded Thursday morning by more than 125 potential feline foes. But when one rubbed up against them or meowed at them at the Animal Refuge Center Inc. near Vine Grove, they reacted with smiles, not shudders.…

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Network hosts pet expo in E’town

By Jill Pickett, The News Enterprise Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 2:54 pm (Updated: April 20, 7:28 am)  Copy by ARC Webmaster, Pam Harrison The Animal Refuge Center joined the PAWS United Network yesterday at the Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown, KY for the network’s first-ever event, Bail Me Out of the Shelter Pet Expo! A great time was had…

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DEFEATED – Kentucky Senate Kills SB 143

Mar 24, 2015 — Due to the pressure that we all, (over 52,000 of us) as petitioners, put on Senate President Robert Stivers, he did call the bill up for Concurrence during last night’s legislative session. With our collective voice, and the eyes of the world, trained directly on him he knew he had no other choice. However, he took the…

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Hardin County Pet Protection – Pet Pros Spay and Neuter Clinic

Hardin County Pet Protection is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded in 1988 with the goal of reducing the pet overpopulation problem in Hardin and surrounding rural Kentucky counties.  The Pet Pros/FOHCAS SNAP Clinic provides spay and neuter surgery for pets belonging to low income families as well as homeless pets being cared for by shelters and foster care programs while they…

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What You Need to Know About Declawing

Our #1 pet peeve at the Animal Refuge Center: Declawing! We are tired of people trying to justify to us why it’s good to declaw cats when we have been working with them and rehabilitating them since 1992. These advocates of declawing don’t seem to think we know a thing of what we’re talking about. Tell that to the behaviorally…

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