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If you are looking for a pet, skip the pet store and head over to an animal shelter. If you need more information about animal adoption you can log onto the Humane Society website or head down to a local animal rescue in your city or county and speak to a volunteer. Before looking for your new dog or cat there are some animal shelter terms that you should become familiar with.

  • Animal Rescue or Shelter - An animal protection foundation that fights against pet cruelty. There are no-kill animal shelters which find homes for animals and do not put unwanted ones to sleep.
  • Adopt - To take care of an animal as one's own. Animal shelters allow people to adopt puppies and kittens for little to no cost.
  • Stray - A pet that roams or wanders without a definite home. Dogs and cats become strays after being abandoned by their original owners.
  • Pound - A facility where stray animals can wind up after being found on the street, rescued or given up by their owners. Foster homes are needed for these animals so that they do not have to be put to sleep.
  • Breeding - Reproducing offspring. People should have their pets fixed to avoid accidental breeding and unwanted offspring.
  • Abuse - Pet rescuers save dogs and cats from abusive situations and owners. They will often rescue them when an owner has been abusive, hurtful and neglectful to an animal. Animal abuse is prevalent at puppy mills and it is imperative that these puppies and kittens be rescued and sent to a loving home.
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    Hilltop Haven Animal Rescue
    503 Whitesides Road, Coxs Creek, KY 40013
    We are an animal rescue located on 17 acres. Check us out and review all our services.
    (502) 468-5968
    Jennings County Animal Control
    580 W County Road 350 N, North Vernon, IN 47265
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    (812) 346-5725
    User Review: "The staff was wonderful in locating our beloved lost bo, a shorthaired pointer. Relatives there at the time of the rescue..." - Pat (IN)
    Meade County of
    516 Hillcrest Dr Ste 16, Brandenburg, KY 40108
    (270) 422-4911
    Harrison Animal Control
    3132 Hope Ln Nw, Corydon, IN 47112
    (812) 738-8163
    Stepping Stone Apartments
    293 Summit View Dr, Corydon, IN 47112
    (812) 738-4902
    Breckinridge County
    498 Glen Nash Ln, Hardinsburg, KY 40143
    (270) 580-4299
    Kentucky Humane Society
    241 Steedly Dr, Louisville, KY 40214
    (502) 253-2883
    Louisville Metro Animal Services
    3705 Manslick Rd, Louisville, KY 40215
    (502) 361-1318
    A All Animal Control
    Elizabethtown, KY 42702
    (270) 300-5255
    Perry County Animal Shelter Inc
    200 Herzelle St, Cannelton, IN 47520
    (812) 547-6381
    New Albany Floyd County Animal Shelter
    215 W Market St, New Albany, IN 47150
    (812) 948-5355
    Animal Rescue League-Floyd County
    311 Hauss Sq Ste 214, New Albany, IN 47150
    (812) 949-9099
    Kentucky Humane Society
    5759 Preston Hwy, Louisville, KY 40219
    (502) 969-7260
    Ky Humane Society
    229 E Lewis and Clark Pkwy, Clarksville, IN 47129
    (812) 981-5047
    Animal House Adoption Center
    3615 Newburg Rd, Louisville, KY 40218
    (502) 473-7387

    Animal shelters deal with the problem of unwanted pets and sometimes large animals and livestock. They may take in anything or specialize in a specific species such as dogs or horses. Many counties in the United States have a humane society. Animal control may also operate a 'pound' where homeless animals are held until they can be adopted. Unfortunately, many shelters eventually run out of space and may euthanize animals to make room. Adult animals are generally harder to place than puppies and kittens. An animal control facility also holds lost and stray animals until their owners can be found. Rescues may operate in the same way as shelters, or as networks that employ foster homes to take care of the animals. Most rescues are species specific and many focus on a specific breed, especially cat and dog rescues. Rescues are generally set up as charitable foundations and may have a board of directors. A county or city facility, on the other hand, may be arranged as part of the local government or through the local humane society. Rescues and shelters may also deal with cases of cruelty and abuse. Abusers are often expected to surrender their animals to a shelter or animal control center. Many animals that end up in shelters are abandoned, others are given up by their owners for financial or personal reasons. Some rescues may also help owners place animals without actually taking physical custody. Animal shelters are something of a sad necessity. In cases of deliberate neglect or abuse, animals may have to be held as evidence and their recovery photographically documented.
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