213 William Thomason Byway
Leitchfield, KY 42754
7/14/2014 11:55 AM
© 2014 GCHS
The Grayson County Humane Society/SPCA is an all-volunteer group
that donates their time, talents (balancing acts included), and resources (never-ending free hugs)
to saving the pets in need in Leitchfield, Kentucky and the surrounding area.
The shelter is open daily from 8:00AM to 12:00PM (Central Time Zone).
Please contact us for an appointment if these times aren't suited to your schedule.
If you need directions to the shelter, please call us at 270-230-8839.
Click here for a map of the Grayson County Humane Society
CURRENT FUNDRAISERS AT GRAYSON COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY
We rely solely on public donations to provide all the necessary care to the animals in our shelter.
All donations are tax-deductible to the extent permissible by law.
If you are looking for gift items for your friends, family, colleagues or neighbors,
please take a look at the items that we have in our fundraisers, and spread the word!
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Summer's a great time to help Grayson Co. Humane Society just by sharing! Tell your friends, even friends who support some other cause or charity. Each person who joins iGive in July for the first time can mean $5 automatically donated to his or her cause... no purchase necessary! All they need to do is try the iGive Button.
Share your special Tell A Friend link to get credit for the contest (it's the only way to get credit) - go get the special link from: http://www.iGive.com/html/tellafriend.cfm, and then SHARE IT WITH YOUR FRIENDS! (Find out more detail about the prizes here.)
I'm Mack...and I need your help!!
Mack was on the path to heal, but suffered another major setback that left the shelter with a $4,000 bill. Mack truly deserved to live, that's why we made this choice to continue with his medical treatment. Can you help us help Mack? Here is his story...
I'm Mack and I'm back -- and unfortunately, I'm begging once again-- and not for treats... :-( You might remember my story. I was left at the shelter gate, the volunteers discovered my leg was broken. They rushed me to the vet where my leg was put in a splint. I also was severely underweight and covered with ticks. My first bill was around $500 and all of you generously helped that get paid. Return trips to the vet determined that my leg was not healing and I then got a cast. All of these visits amounted to another $500 or so (x-rays, office visits, services, etc).
After a few more weeks, it was again determined that my leg was not healing, so I went to a vet in Louisville. He felt my leg could be saved if it was pinned and referred me to an orthopedic surgeon (yes, I can already see the $$$ flashing before your eyes, just like it did those of the volunteers.)
So off I go to see yet another vet who determines that yes, the leg can be pinned and saved, but more bad news -- the hip on the other side is displaced and amputation is not an option for my broken leg. It's either surgery or (GULP!) you guessed it... Please don't let me die, please don't let me die, please don't let me . . .
So, the $4,000 bill is announced to the volunteers -- you could hear GULPS!!! all over Grayson County as they texted and called to discuss. The bottom line: They said I have been so very sweet and good, and so patient that it would be really hard (and unfair) to kill me. They would just have to find the money somewhere.
Efforts are being made here, there and everywhere to raise the funds to pay this bill. My surgery has been done and I came through with flying colors!! I still have to be cage bound for a few weeks, but I still enjoy my little jaunts to sit in the grass, and you can see that I am walking pretty well in this video. I've also gained 9 lbs. since I first came in. Life is good for me, I'm such a lucky guy!!!
And here is a video from July 13th:
I went back to the vet on June 30 and he said I'm doing great. I don't go back for another 6 weeks unless they notice something wrong, but I do have to be very careful. That's why I get to walk only for a short time while I go potty.
I am making my plans to leave to my new family -- hoping it will be soon, and I really hate leaving these nice ladies with this huge bill, but I really can't work and don't know how else to make any money for them. Would you be willing to help? Every little bit helps. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!
Please chip in, if you can! THANK YOU
You can donate using the YouCaring link (click here), or the PayPal Donate button (scroll down below), or bring/mail your check or Money Order issued to Grayson Co. Humane Society/SPCA to the shelter at 213 William Thomason Byway, Leitchfield, KY 42754.
MANY THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!
No contribution is too small.
As the expenses for caring for the homeless animals never end, we are always grateful for ANY donations that can help us keep the shelter running. Please consider donating to Grayson County Humane Society towards the care for the animals in the Leitchfield Animal shelter! Thank you for all the ways you love and support our shelter!
You can mail your donation check or money order issued to Grayson County Humane Society/SPCA to our address (at the top of the page), and you can also donate directly via PayPal by clicking this button. Thank you so much!!
SPECIAL ADOPTION RATES FOR CATS & KITTENS AT LEITCHFIELD ANIMAL SHELTER
Thanks to a special donation to help with the expenses of cat adoptions, the Leitchfield Animal Shelter is able to reduce the usual $55 adoption fee to $20. This special rate will be available until the donation funds are depleted.
Only cats/kittens who are spayed/neutered and up to date on shots are available for this special adoption rate. You can apply online or at the shelter to begin the screening process.
You may view adoptable cat/kitten pictures and videos on the Grayson County Humane Society website at www.graysonhumane.org or visit the shelter any day between the hours of 8:00 and noon Central.
For more information, please call the shelter 270-230-8839, or email our adoption coordinators at GraysonHumane@gmail.com, or visit us on Facebook and leave us a message there.
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PLEASE, if you rescue or are thinking about adopting, consider rescuing or adopting our pets, as we do allow out-of-state adoptions and rescues. TRANSPORT IS USUALLY AVAILABLE -- PLEASE JUST ASK!!!
While we do not have a specific kill date, when we are full, we have to euthanize. When we are not full, we do our best to love and care for each pet with all of our abilities.
However, our work force is too small for the number of pets we currently care for. Our shelter is full and when we look at these trusting faces we know the end is near for many of them.
Our shelter pets have been treated for whatever may have ailed them. They have been spayed or neutered. Some, sadly, have spent much more of their lives here than they have ever spent anywhere else. We can tell you about each and every one of them. Please just ask
They are our friends and they desperately need adopters or rescue. Our area simply does not have many adopters. Please consider offering a safe place to one of them today.
Grayson County Humane Society
213 William Thomason Byway
Leitchfield, KY 42754