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                              Frequently Asked Questions


 The Humane Society is not government-funded. However, there is city and county funding to maintain the animal control program. The sustained care, vaccinations, adoptions, medical services, foster care program, etc. are all funded by public donations, adoption fees, and other fundraising events. We are also continually trying to upgrade the facilities to provide even better care of the animals we receive.

 Found a Lost or Stray Animal?

  • Is this during normal business hours? 

    • If you have found an animal during normal business hours please call and set a time to bring the animal to our facility. 

  • After Hours or on a Weekend?

    • IF you can contain the animal until normal business hours please do so and the call to schedule a time to bring the animal in.

    • IF THE ANIMAL IS SICK OR INJURED please call Non-Emergency Dispatch at 270-827-8700 and Animal Control will respond. 

All lost and stray animals MUST go to the animal control facility in the county in which they were found. The animal control facilities job is to help reach out to the potential owner of that animal during the duration of their stray hold. 



Q: Why should my pet be spayed or neutered?

  • Spaying /neutering your pet is good for your pet, you, and the community.

  • Spaying and neutering helps dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives.

  • Spaying and neutering can eliminate or reduce the incidence of a number of health problems that can be very difficult or expensive to treat.

  • Spaying eliminates the possibility of uterine or ovarian cancer and greatly reduces the incidence of breast cancer, particularly when your pet is spayed before her first estrous cycle.

  • Neutering eliminates testicular cancer and decreases the incidence of prostate disease.

  • Spaying and neutering makes pets better, more affectionate companions.

  • Spaying and neutering helps to reduce the number of homeless and unwanted pets in our community.  We already have an overpopulation problem.  This means there are not enough homes for the number of animals born each year in Henderson County.

Q: What does my adoption fee go towards?

​The adoption fee covers the following :

  • FVRCP Vaccine (Feline viral Rhino tracheitis/Calici/Panleukopenia)

  • Rabies Vaccine

  • Advantage Multi Flea & Tick Treatment

  • Dewormer

  • Spay/Neuter Surgery

  • Shelter, food and care from the Humane Society of Henderson County

  • microchipping



Q: Do you offer rabies vaccinations?

We currently do not offer rabies vaccinations, you will have to schedule an appointment with a veterinarian for vaccinations. 

Q:  What are the yearly rabies vaccination requirements? 


Yearly rabies vaccinations(at your veterinarian) are required for pets as well as yearly county license(at your local humane society).


Kentucky Revised Statute:

KRS 258.015 Dogs, cats, and ferrets to be vaccinated against rabies -- Issuance and distribution of certificates -- Tags for dogs -- Requirements for compliance by qualified persons -- Cat and ferret owners.

(1)  Every owner shall have his dog, cat, or ferret initially vaccinated against rabies by the age of four (4) months and revaccinated at the expiration of the immunization period as certified by the veterinarian. 

Henderson County, KY / Part II: General Legislation / Animals / Dogs 

Henderson County, KY Animals (

§ 95-10

License required. [1]

Any person owning, keeping, harboring or having custody of a dog over four months of age within Henderson County or any incorporated area therein shall each year obtain a County license therefor.


Q: Do you pick up cats?


If You find a stray cat/kitten and its healthy, it may be better where it is.

Call us to discuss options and/or Appointment, making sure we have adequate space to safely house them.

If you find a feral cat. (A feral cat is the offspring of stray or other feral cats and is not accustomed to human contact. Feral cats are usually too fearful to be handled or adopted.)  DO NOT TRY TO CATCH THEM.

We have feral cat traps available for a refundable  $60 deposit to catch them and get them to us for safe handling. 


Q: Do we offer spay and neuter services?

We currently do not offer spay and neutering outside of internal adoptions at this time.

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