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Featured Pet of the Month

Meet Polly!

Look at this adorable little girl! Polly is as cute as a button with those adorable little freckles on her nose! :)  She is such a sweetie too! Polly is around 1 to 2 years old and super friendly. She loves people and gets along well with other kitties and cat friendly dogs. Polly would love to have a family and home of her own. What a beautiful girl to add to your family. If you could give this adorable girl a loving home please contact us through email or give us a call at (502) 633-4033 for information on adoption.


Meet Gus!

Gus is a 6-7 year old Lhasa/Westie mix. He is a very sweet and loving boy that just wants to be with people. He seems to do well with other dogs and cats. Gus is a great boy who has some hip issues but seems to be doing well on supplements which aren't a big expense. He is currently in a foster home and his foster mom reports that he appears to be house trained as he has had no accidents in the house. He is a little over weight but is loosing a few pounds and this seems to be helping with his hips problems as well. His foster mom says Gus is a great dog and would make a good addition to any family. Because of his hips we do feel it would be best for him to go to a home with older children. For more information on Gus please contact us!


Gus is a sweet boy who is looking for his forever home ! If you are interested in learning more about this handsome boy contact Chris at 502 487 0701


  Congratulations to  Shiloh !!

Who went to his forever home !



Latest Humane Society News


Chains No More

The Shelby County Humane Society is beginning a new program to help get dogs off chains in Shelby County.

Call Chris at 502 487 0701 if you know of a dog in need.

So far, since inception in November 2014 we have provided 3 dogs in our community with fenced in areas without chains! (plus spay/neuter surgeries)

Please help support us in our mission. Please utilize our PayPal button to donate, Your money will go soley for building materials for the fences as well as roofing materials, dog houses, etc. The work is performed by dedicated volunteers. Please help us in our mission to get dogs off chains. Donate or Volunteer your time. Contact Chris at the above number to help! 



Need Barn Cats?


Shelby County Humane Society is introducing our new Barn Kitty program.

Click here for more information  on this new exciting program!


 Animal Oxygen Masks

With a grant from the Mattie Harris Foundation the Shelby County Humane Society was able to purchase much needed oxygen masks for our companion animals in Shelby County. We presented them to the Shelby County Fire Department earlier this month!

Thank you Jo Carol McGavic- Shelby County Humane's Vice President, for heading up this project!



About The Shelby County Humane Society


  * To offer low cost, high quality spay and neuter services to the community in an effort to reduce the number of  unwanted and homeless animals.

  *  To educate the community on the importance of valuing and respecting the lives of our  companion animals.

  *   To provide care to sick and injured homeless animals until permanent loving homes are found through our adoption services. 


The Shelby County Humane Society is a non-profit, no-kill shelter located in Shelbyville, Kentucky. "No-kill" means animals stay with us or in foster homes until they are adopted. No animal is euthanized unless it is medically necessary. Our work includes rescue of homeless animals, pet adoptions, a spay/neuter program and humane education. It is our goal to provide these services to the best of our ability in the hope that we can significantly reduce the number of unwanted and homeless animals in our community, as well as educating the public about responsible pet ownership. We gratefully accept donations and any volunteer time you have to offer.

The Shelby County Humane Society is a group of people who love animals. We are a society because we share these common beliefs:

  1. We believe it is morally wrong to kill companion animals just because there are "too many of them".
  2. We believe that it is part of the responsibility of all human beings to be kind and take care of animals. Consequently, if there are more animals than homes, we have a responsibility to control the population by spaying and neutering these animals so they do not continue to multiply.

  3. We believe that it is reasonable to require by law that people take care of their animals, which includes providing proper housing, veterinary care and having them spayed and neutered unless they are excellent specimens of their breed and being bred with the intention of improving their breed.

  4. We believe that the humane way to handle feral cats is to trap them in live traps, spay/neuter and vaccinate them to be returned to an area where someone has agreed to feed and watch over the group.  Please visit Operation Catsnips website at and help  to control the feral cat population in Shelby Co KY.  



The Shelby County Humane Society is part of 5 5 Rescues ia a local group of animal rescues who are working together to save the lives of our homeless companion animals in Shelby County,  KY. As a group we believe by joining efforts we can make a substantial impact in the lives of the animals in our community.

5 consists of the following five entities:

 From left to right on back row:  Barbara Witte (Woodstock Animal Foundation, Ashley Shelburne (Founder and Director of Tyson's Chance), Robin Kenyon  Sandra Hill (Operation CatSnip of Kentucky, Director and Co-Founder), Sheila Collins,  Jo-Carol McGavic (Shelby County Humane Society. Board of Directors and Operations Committee) and front row, Carol Larson (Woodstock Animal Foundation). Not present for the photo:  Our photographer, Vicki Moore (Shelby County Animal Care Coalition)

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