Our mission is to promote the well-being of animals through
SAVE: Spay/Neuter, Adopt, Volunteer and Educate.
The Woodford Humane Society is a non-profit animal adoption
center in Versailles, Kentucky. We care for the homeless and unwanted animals
in Woodford County, surrounding counties, as well as animals from other states.
We have welcomed thousands of animals since 1975 and strive to find good,
loving homes for all of them. A careful screening process helps us match the
right animals to the right adoptive homes.
With no government funding, we are completely dependent on
private contributions to continue to provide care to 1,200 animals each year.
Since 2007, we have placed 90% of our animals into their forever homes! The
national average is around 25%.
At any given time, we are home to over 200 animals
available for adoption. Adoption counselors are on staff to assist with the
selection of a new pet. We maintain a "wish book" for people seeking
a particular breed and let them know when a match has been made.
Adoption fees include spay or neuter surgery, a Home Again microchip, vaccinations and
deworming, feline leukemia and FIV screening for cats, heartworm screening for
dogs, rabies vaccination, a free veterinary checkup and dog training DVD.
We provide counseling and offer advice on topics such as obedience training, housebreaking, helping your pet
adapt to a new home and other behavioral issues.
Our open-door policy means that we take in animals in need,
regardless of their temperament, health, age or breed as long as we have the
room to accommodate them. All of our animals are evaluated based on health,
known history and temperament before being placed for adoption. We get to know
our animals well and provide the enrichment and the playtime they need to stay
Adoptable animals are held for as long as health, behavior
and space permit. We never set a time limit for adoptable animals to find a new
home -- in fact, many animals have remained here a year or more while awaiting
their new home Cageless cat rooms and spacious play yards for our dogs keep our
pets happy while they await adoption.
2014 was a
successful year! Our placement rate
continues to be roughly 90%, in an industry where 25% is seen as a success. We
receive no government funding at any level, and are completely dependent on
contributions to provide the level of care for which we are known. This year we
expect to spend more than $500,000 for regular operating expenses, which
includes medical care, housing, and staff support for the animals. Our SAVE
Matching Gift & Endowment Fund provides donors with an opportunity to
double their gift, because three generous sponsors have pledged a combined
$55,000 in funds to match gifts made to this fund in 2015.
Wet cat food
Dog and cat treats
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