There are 2 things that those of us in rescue hear a lot... "I can't foster because I get too attached, I could never give an animal up!" OR "We just lost our beloved pet, and since we are getting older too, we can't commit to a pet because something could easily happen to cause us not to be able to care for a puppy or kitten." Our Silver Hearts & Silver Paws program resolves BOTH of those issues at one time!
"How?" Thanks for asking!
That's basically how Silver Paws for Silver Hearts works -- we supplement and/or cover the expenses; you provide an indoor home, fenced yard, and lots of love! There are more benefits to being a "Silver Heart for Silver Paws" too (like maybe even a FREE calendar if your Silver Paws Pet wins a month in our annual calendar contest! )
Interested? Just click the button below to complete a foster application! Questions? Just contact us!
Persistent Pawitivity is a subscription program that sponsors animals in need.
What you get as an individual/family member of Persistent Pawsitivity:
What you get as a business member of Persistent Pawsitivity:
If you have questions before committing to a recurring donation, please do not hesitate to contact us!
Pet Re-Homing Service
Our lives change. Sometimes its job-related. Sometimes it's health related. Sometimes its lifestyle related. Whatever the reason, sometimes it's just not possible to keep the pets that we have come to love so dearly. The volunteers at Somerset-Pulaski County Humane Society are besieged daily with requests for help re-homing pets -- literally hundreds of requests each month. As much as we truly WANT to help find these animals a loving new furever home, we are a small rescue organization, with a limited number of foster homes in which to place animals. We try very hard to help folks needing to re-home their pets know that "free to good home" is a very risky thing for the animals being re-homed, unless they REALLY know the person to whom they are giving the animal. That's why we feel so bad when all of our foster homes are full, and all of our rescue friends are in the same situation--our hands are tied, and it usually is the animal that suffers.
Fortunately, there IS a solution for those that can keep their pets for just a little while longer! It's called REHOME by Adopt-A-Pet. It's a safe, reliable way to re-home your pet. Just click the button below to find a perfect new home for your pet(s).
Sometimes people are in very difficult situations. Sometimes people love their pets so much, that love keeps them from getting help for themselves. Sometimes, that means staying is a situation of domestic violence, because they can't go to a victim's shelter with their animals. Sometimes it means not seeking treatment for a health issue because there is no one that could care for their pet(s) while they are away. Sometimes, a person might have lost their home, through no fault of their own, and in order to survive, they feel that they have to surrender their pet, but can't bear to lose their pet, too. That's where "Soft Landings" can step up to help.
Our Soft Landings program provides short-term foster care for the pets that might otherwise have to be surrendered or might prevent the human from getting the help they need. We will provide food, veterinary care, and loving home for the pet for a limited time, allowing the human to get back on their feet. Of course, this foster care is provided free of charge to the pet's owner. Once their lives have stabilized, the pet is returned and they can live happily ever after!
If you see abuse, neglect, or abandonment call the Pulaski County Animal Shelter at 606-679-6432 and/or call 911 until someone responds.
The Somerset-Pulaski County Humane Society is all about saving animals from a life of abuse and neglect. That said, we do not and can not go around seizing animals or make visits regarding abused abandoned or neglected animals. Without permission from a home owner we can't enter private property.
We are a PRIVATE rescue group -- NOT law enforcement, NOT animal control. We receive many calls regarding abuse and neglect. Those calls are turned over to Pulaski County Animal Control and the police to handle.
Often, we can take in animals that have been abandoned, who's owners have unexpectedly died, animals that have been hit by cars, or desperately need veterinary care for any number of reasons. Our ability to do this is certainly not limited by our hearts, but by the availability of foster homes in which to place them and funds to care for them! Want to help? Click here to Donate Money, or here for other ways you can help, or here to apply to be a foster pet-parent or click here to adopt one of the amazing pets in our foster network!
While it is not always something we can offer, we understand that sometimes bad things happen to good people. Sometimes these bad things include financial strife.
If you have run headlong into one of these situations, and need assistance with pet food or supplies, please contact us. We will do the best we can to help.
Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), is the humane approach to addressing community cat populations. It works wonders, by saving cats’ lives and is effective. TNR improves the lives of cats, addresses community concerns, reduces complaints about cats, and stops the breeding cycle. TNR improves the co-existence between outdoor cats and humans in our shared environment. Scientific studies and communities with TNR programs are proof that TNR reduces and stabilizes populations of community cats.
Here in Somerset, KY we recognize that the number of feral cats in our community is huge! This is why the Pulaski County Humane Society has initiated our TNR program.
If you would like to be a positive force that benefits both the humans and the cats in our community, please click the green button below to become a volunteer! Be sure to tell us in "comments" that you'd like to be part of our TNR team!
We are proud to be able to offer low-cost spay/neuter services to our community on two Thursdays every month from March - September! It includes surgery, rabies vaccination, and pain medication for your pet. (For cats, we will also provide ear mite medication if we discover mites during the procedure. There is a small additional cost if this is required.) You can also choose to have your pet vaccinated and/or microchipped during the procedure, which provides tremendous peace of mind if your pet is ever lost or stolen.
Our S'neuter Shoppe is no longer accepting waiting list registrations. Presently, our list is so long, that we will have a tough time getting everyone done in 2022. Please click here for some alternatives. We will post an update here early in 2023 to let you know when we will be reopening in March.
If you have already registered your pet, or are planning on registering your cat for our waiting list, please know that we will call you with more information as soon as we have an available date for your pet to be altered.. We will only call once to schedule your appointment and will leave ONE message. If you do not return the call within 24 hours, or if we are unable to leave a message due to voicemail not being set up or full, your name will be moved to the bottom of the list. Someone else will get your spot in the queue.
Proof of current rabies vaccine is required if you tell us that your animal(s) is/are current on their rabies vaccine. Unfortunately, we no longer offer 'just shots' to our clients. All vaccines are available if your pet is being altered, but not just 'coming in' for shots. Check with local veterinarians about vaccinations. (Please scroll down to the "veterinarians" section after clicking the link for alternative low-cost spay/neuter clinics above.