Frequently Asked Questions

Found a Stray Animal? Weekend or After-Hours?

If you have found an animal during normal business hours please contact us at 270-826-8966 If it is after hours or on a weekend please try to contain the animal until we are open. IF the animal is sick, injured or in danger please call non-emergecy dispatch at 270-827-8700

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.

What is Covered in my Adoption Fee?

Cat Adoptions:

  • 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 with Registration
Fee: Kittens- $65 Adult Cats: $50 Dog Adoptions:
  • DA2PP Vaccine (Distemper, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza/Parvovirus)
  • Bordetella Vaccine
  • Rabies Vaccine
  • Canine Influenza Vaccine
  • Frontline Flea & Tick Treatment
  • Dewormer
  • Spay/Neuter Surgery
  • Microchip and National Registration
  • Shelter, food, and care from the Humane Society of Henderson County
  • City/County License
Fee: Puppies: $150 Adult Dogs: $125 Senior Dogs: $100

How do I purchase annual City/County License for my pet?

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

To obtain a City/County Liscense for your animal please bring your proof of rabies to Henderson County Humane Society along with the annual Fee: $2.12.

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.


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.

What if I Find a Stray Cat?

  • 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.


Do you Offer Low Cost Spay/Neuter?

We currently do not offer low cost public Spay/Neuter Resources. Please see a list of resources below: SNIPZ (270) 212-9025 Vanderburgh County Humane Society 812-426-2563 Owensboro Humane Society (270) 302-6813

What if I can no Longer Keep my Pet and Need to Surrender?

Call the shelter at 270-826-8966 to set up an appointment. Please bring the following:

  • $26.50 surrender fee
  • All Vaccination Records
Optional: A toy or blanket of your pet's to make them feel less nervous and/or scared.

How Can I adopt an Animal that you have? What does it Cost?

Please Fill out an application on our website. All available animals can be viewed here: Adoption Fees: Puppies: $150 Adult Dogs: $125 Senior Dogs:$100 Kittens: $65 Adult Cats: $50

What if I have adopted an Animal and it is not working out?

Please call the shelter at 270-826-8966 and we will schedule you a time to return the animal. ALL ANIMALS ADOPTED FROM THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF HENDERSON COUNTY MUST BE RETURNED TO OUR FACILITY. NO MATTER THE TIME PERIOD OF ADOPTION