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Featured Pet of the Month

Meet Gunner!


 Hello! My name is Gunner! I am a BIG, lovable, handsome (if i do say so myself ; ) ), and  happy 3.5 year old boy! I love my toys and I  love to play in the baby pool! My caregivers at the Humane Society are helping me with my manners with some basic obedience training. I can now walk nicely on a gentle leader and I learned "Sit" and "Stay"  They say I would do best in a home without small children (due to my large size) and without  cats or other doggies. Please call Chris at  502-487-0701 if your interested in knowing more about me!


Meet Olivia!

Olivia is an adorable lop eared bunny. Olivia is a very friendly, and gentle girl. She is 1 year old, spayed, and ready to find her loving indoor home. Olivia is in foster care so if interested please call 633-4033 for more info or appointment to meet her.

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Chains No More

The Shelby County Humane Society has started 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.

Updated: 3/17/17

 Since inception in November 2014 we have provided 15 dogs in our community with fenced in areas without chains, plus spay/neuter surgeries for those dogs and many other dogs who were  brought into the home or rehomed after speaking with the pet owner.

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 and they were very appreciative!!

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  homeless animals.

  *  To provide education  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 rescue 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, The Buddy Bus Transport Program, Chains No More 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:


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