Founded in 1884, the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) is the oldest animal welfare organization and largest pet adoption agency in the state. As a private nonprofit agency, KHS relies on support from donors to help thousands of needy cats and dogs in our community. KHS does not receive city or federal funding and is not a branch or affiliate of any national humane organization.
For 130 years, KHS has provided shelter, food and medical care for thousands of unwanted animals each year. Thanks to the community’s continued support, we’re making Louisville and its surrounding areas a better place for our four-legged friends and the people who love them.
In 2013 the Kentucky Humane Society:
The Kentucky Humane Society advocates the humane treatment of companion animals through leadership and proactive solutions to pet overpopulation, including adoptions, education and spay/neuter efforts.