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Free Spay/Neuter for Franklin County Cats and Pit Bulls
The Franklin County Humane Society is offering free spay/neuter services in 2022 for all cats and Pit Bulls living in Franklin County, Kentucky. Proof of residency in Franklin County is the only requirement to schedule an appointment. Visit the Spay/Neuter page on their website or call 502-875-7297 for more information. The Humane Society is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon until 5:00 pm and Sundays from noon until 4:00 pm. The shelter is closed to the public on Mondays. It's located at 1041 Kentucky Ave.
New Home for the Franklin County Humane Society
The construction of the new shelter for the Franklin County Humane Society is finally underway after years of planning and fundraising. Construction officially began in February 2022 with a planned Grand Opening in March 2023. However, the fundraiser is still ongoing and any and all donations are greatly appreciated as the cost of materials continues to rise. You can donate online, or by postal mail. They ask if you donate by check to please write “new shelter” on the memo line. The mailing address is 1041 Kentucky Ave, Frankfort, KY 40601
You can see photos of the construction as it continues at what will be the new address: 100 Companion Place. If you would like to see the construction in person, take Sower Blvd to Flynn Ave and go to the end behind the Frankfort Plant Board.
For more information, visit their website.
Adoptable Horses from the Kentucky Humane Society
Are you interested in adopting a horse? If so, visit the Kentucky Humane Society website for more information.
Shop and Support Local Animals
The New Leash on Life Thrift Store, located at 415 W Broadway in downtown Frankfort, offers a variety of merchandise including unique and vintage items with an inventory that regularly changes. All proceeds from this store go to the Franklin County Humane Society.
Operated by volunteers, the New Leash on Life is open to customers Fridays and Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Donations are accepted on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and also during store hours on Fridays and Saturdays.
For more information, visit their Facebook page.
If you're interested in a new pet, be sure and check out Adoptable Pets in Frankfort, KY.
A note from Barbara:
In the Twitter feed above, you will notice the list has nine members -- the Kentucky Humane Society, Lexington Humane Society, Woodford Humane, Scott County Humane Society, Indy Humane, Holly's Place, United States Humane Society, SPCA Cincinnati, and Humane Society International.
When you see the Twitter name simply as "Humane Society" on posts, this is the official Twitter feed of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). SC Humane Society is the Scott County Humane Society in Georgetown
The Kentucky Humane Society uses "KY Humane Society" on Twitter and "Indy Humane" is the official Twitter account of the Humane Society of Indianapolis. Holly's Place in Lawrenceburg tweets about the animals available for adoption at the Anderson Humane Society in Lawrenceburg, which does not use Twitter. The remainder appears self-explanatory.
Owen County Friends of Animals, a no-kill shelter located on Old Monterey Rd, Owenton does not use Twitter but you can connect with them through the organization's Facebook page. The same goes for the Henry Trimble County Animal Shelter, they do not use Twitter but do use Facebook. This shelter is located near the Valley View Landfill in Sulphur, Kentucky near the Valley View Landfill and serves both Henry and Trimble counties as the name implies.
Please note that my local humane society, Franklin County, does not use Twitter and the Shelby County Humane Society has a Twitter account, not used since 2013. If you know of others you think we should include here, just let us know. These I chose because I follow them on Twitter and the accounts are quite active. I can personally attest that spreading messages for animals in need helps every day.