Days Numbered For Central Kentucky Animals

It's a life or death situation for dozens of animals at the Anderson County Humane Society. If they're adopted, they'll live. If they're not, they'll have to be put down.

In fact, five animals were euthanized just last week, due to overcrowding at the Anderson County Animal Shelter and the Humane Society.

Now, officials with the Humane Society are pleading with people to adopt pets, or take them in as foster pets.

For more information about adoption call the Anderson Humane Society at: (502) 839-8339.

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  • by Stephanie Location: Eastern Kentucky on Jan 19, 2008 at 08:15 AM
    @Wow Location: Richmond. Yes. I know of several cats that are walked by their owners on a leash. Also, there are many other ways to exercise cats such as having them chase toys attched to string, giving them catnip toys, using a laser light, and the many battery powered toys that most cats go wild for such as the Panic Mouse. I know many cats that are spayed and neutered and the majority of them are not overweight and are very active. All pets also need their food and treat intake monitored to maintain a heathly weight just like people. And just because an animal is not spayed or neutered doesn't mean it won't become overweight or sedentary. All pets need exercise, good nutrition, mental stimulation and love to be happy and healthy. If all pet owners would start monitoring there pet's food intake and exercise level as well as their own we would have a lot more healthy pets and people. Spaying and neutering is not the guilty party, just an easy target.
  • by Git-R-Done Location: Pound on Jan 19, 2008 at 06:52 AM
    Most stories disapear after 2 days and this one, with only 12 messages, has been here 5 days --> Git-R-Done
  • by bill Location: lexington on Jan 19, 2008 at 04:26 AM
    i think its a sad day when we put so much emphasis on animals and neglect the needs of people. we eat everything else what makes cats and dogs so special? euthanize and go on
  • by Sadie Location: Mercer Co on Jan 18, 2008 at 04:18 PM
    To Wow: I was in a hurry earlier and mis-read your statement. If you are inferring that I feel the way I do because I am a woman, then you are simply showing your ignorance. There are plenty of men who work shelters and rescues that feel the same as I do.
  • by Wow Location: Richmond on Jan 17, 2008 at 02:30 PM
    @Sadie Location: Mercer Co. So your saying take a cat for a leash walk when it doesnt want to do anything but sleep because its natural drive to breed has been taken? Its always teh women that say these things isnt it?
  • by Sadie Location: Mercer Co. on Jan 17, 2008 at 11:00 AM
    Spaying and neutering DOES make for a healthier animal! It can prevent prostate cancer in males and mammary tumors and uterine infections in females; all life threatening, if not deadly, conditions. They will only become obese and unhealthy if their owners are too lazy to provide them with adequate exercise!
  • by Wow Location: Richmond on Jan 16, 2008 at 07:32 PM
    @Stephanie Location: Eastern Kentucky I agree with all but one part of what you said. Spaying or neutering cant make an animal "healthier". Just the opposite if it loses its drive to roam or stay acitve it will become obese and unhealthy just like most people these days. Although with the over population of cats alot of shelters wont even take them even if the animals arleady "fixed".
  • by shawn Location: Lincoln co on Jan 16, 2008 at 06:15 PM
    Omg... what a sad thing too hear about.. i would love too be come a foster family for an inncent animal its better than the alterative now dont you think.... i also agree with the idea of waiveing adoption fees.. come on kentucky out 4 legged animals need our help....
  • by Anonymous on Jan 16, 2008 at 05:09 PM
    Bubba, the adoption fees do not even begin to cover the vet bills for these animals. They are spayed/neutered, given their shots, and any other treatment required. Many shelters and Humane Societies rely on fund raising and donations to off set this cost. In addition, you NEVER want to offer an animal for free; medical labs have taken these animals for laboratories; they have been used as bait animals in dog fighting; small dogs and kittens have been used as food for snakes...the list goes on and on Have a heart and adopt an animal today. Spay and neuter your pets! "Don't breed or buy while millions die." Millions of animals are killed every year just because there just isn't enough room in the shelters and in people's hearts.
  • by anonymous Location: ky on Jan 16, 2008 at 02:32 PM
    good idea bubba!!!
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