Celebrate Cat Week With Cat’s Pride and Save Homeless Cats!

Ellen Degeneres kicks off Cat Week! Cat’s Pride is also celebrating Cat Week! Helping your favorite shelter is just a click away! By 2020, Cat’s Pride hopes to donate 20 million pound of litter to shelters across America. Sign up to nominate your favorite shelter today and start changing Litter for Good. 2,480,035 lbs donated in 2018 through the Litter…

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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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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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Help FOHCAS Support Larue County Rescue

Friends of Hardin County Animal Shelter is raising money to provide vetting and spay/neuter surgery for the 30 LaRue County dogs rescued from an unfortunate situation late last week. The FOHCAS Medical Fund provides sick and injured shelter pets a second chance, and these dogs are some of the most deserving. All dogs are responding well but must be vetted…

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I Buy Strays Hoax – Snopes says FALSE

Author: David Mikkelson Published: Feb 11th, 2010 We are posting this because animal cruelty is a reality and suppressing these hoaxes only allows abusers to work freely. Claim: Web site offers to buy unwanted cats and dogs to re-sell for vivisection and animal testing services. Status: False. Example: [Collected via e-mail, December 2007] IBUYSTRAYS.COM can you check out this website?…

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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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Animal control director takes position in Louisville

BREAKING NEWS! Jerry Foley to become assistant director of city’s Metro Animal Services By Emma Kennedy Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 4:00 am (Updated: September 28, 4:00 am) One of Hardin County’s most prominent animal advocates will leave for Jefferson County next week to continue his career. Aside from about a one-year hiatus, Jerry Foley has been the director of…

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