The Scott County Humane Society, a non-profit community in Scott County, KY is united in a mission to ensure humane care and conditions for companion animals through spay/neuter, humane awareness education, and responsible pet adoption and ownership.
Since 1981, our volunteer-run organization has provided lifesaving programs to cats and dogs, and outreach services to those in our community. Scott County Humane Society does not have an intake facility for animals being surrendered by homes or for abandoned animals in the community. Instead, our organization works closely on a daily basis with the Scott County Animal Shelter, a county-run, open admission facility for all abandoned or unwanted animals. We work to save and better lives through successful cat and dog foster and adoption programs, a partnership with PetSmart Charities Rescue Waggin', a pet food bank, spay and neuter programs, Kind Kids educational program, and our Adoption and Education Center in Georgetown.
Because no animal is ever turned away at the county shelter, many are sadly euthanized to make room for others being given up or abandoned by their homes. Our goals are to save more lives through spay and neuter, adoption placement and through providing educational resources to help homes keep their pets forever so no pet ever finds itself homeless or with their life in jeopardy.
Each year more than 150 Scott County Humane Society volunteers dedicate their time, talents and compassion to assist and save nearly 1,300 cats and dogs lives.
Through our message to "Luv 'em Fix 'em Keep 'em" we strive for every cat and dog to have the most important things they require: to be loved, to be spayed/neutered, and through education find and remain in a caring and loving home forever.
Goals for the current year include
1. Implement weekly educational offerings in the community and region to support pet ownership and to facilitate the bond between person and pet.2. Increase the save rate an additional 20% of cats and dogs at the county-run shelter.3. Increase lost pet recovery through implementation of a low-cost microchip program.4. Provide more than 1,400 spay/neuter surgeries to cats and dogs in the county through our low-cost programs.
Our Cat and Dog Foster and Adoption Programs annually save and place in approved adoptive homes approximately 700 cats and dogs. All foster animals come from the county-run shelter which is open-admission and has an average 50% euthanasia rate. While being fostered in volunteers' homes, foster animals receive veterinary care per established protocols which include vaccinations; spay/neuter surgery; and microchip pet recovery implant. Foster animals also receive behavior modification and training while in volunteers’ homes. Foster animals are placed with adoptive homes through an application and interview process. Adoption venues include PetSmart stores, the Scott County Humane Society Adoption and Education Center, and online adoption portals.
In recognizing that increasing spay/neuter outreach for cats and dogs in the community will decrease the number of animals abandoned or surrendered by pet owners, Scott County Humane Society provides several low-cost spay/neuter programs for cats and dogs residing inScottCountyand the City ofGeorgetown. Programs are facilitated through voucher distribution and with support of participating, local veterinary clinic providers. Current programs provide free or low-cost spay/neuter for: domestic cats and dogs, and free-roaming cats, in a targeted area; “bully” breed mix dogs, domestic cats and dogs in homes receiving government assistance. In 2013, more than 1,400 cats and dogs will receive spay/neuter assistance through Scott County Humane Society.
Pet Ownership Assistance allows pet owners residing inScottCountyto receive services provided by Scott County Humane Society. In addition to our low-cost spay/neuter programs for domestic cats and dogs, Scott County Humane Society operates a Pets Eat Too (P.E.T.) food-bank to assist financially strained pet owners, free parvo-distemper vaccinations for dogs, low-cost microchip implants for lost pet recovery, and free classes for current, new or prospective dog owners which address such topics as obedience, housetraining, leash-walking, and nuisance behaviors. Ownership assistance programs and initiatives allow Scott County Humane Society to help pet owners in the county better ensure their pet’s health, and develop a lifelong bond with their four-legged family member.
Community Outreach services operated by Scott County Humane Society educate residents in the community, and students kindergarten through college of the beneficial aspects of pet ownership, and to further develop compassionate relationship and bond between person and pet.ScottCountyHumane Society. Such initiatives offered by Scott County Humane Society in our community include: Stressless with Pets atGeorgetownCollegeand Kind Kids education at local elementary and middle schools.
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