This is the Leitchfield City Animal Shelter that was built after the original one burned to the ground on March 19th, 2004. Sadly, 28 dogs and 22 cats perished in the horrific fire. The volunteers work every day to honor the memory of each of the precious lives that were lost that day.
The mission of the Grayson County Humane Society is focused on saving the lives of the abandoned animals in the area, as well to educate the public about their pet's care and the urgent need to spay and neuter their furry family members.
Dogs that arrive at the shelter are housed in one of the 12 inside/outside kennels that are attached to the main building or in one of the 40 "covered" outside kennels.
Dog houses and/or beds are provided to as many pups as possible. And in case you're interested, that's "The Rock" relaxing in his dog house and Frankie catching up on his sleep while sacked out in his bed (Frankie is still in need of being adopted or rescued).
Several times a day, the dogs are allowed to stretch their legs and to enjoy some play time in one of the three fenced-in run areas.
Cats are held in one of the 2'x2'x2', 2'x2'x4', or 2'x3'x4' cages that line the cat room.
Friendly cats that have been spayed or neutered are occasionally allowed to spend some time roaming around the room.
Even neighborhood feral cats are lovingly tended to at the shelter. Below is a photo of Greg, a handsome feral that, only after three years, let one of the shelter volunteers touch him (July 22nd, 2008 was the momentous day!). He was tough to trap and neuter when he first arrived (that too took months to accomplish), but even after he was, he decided that the volunteers there TRULY loved him and he stayed around. Eventually, he warmed up even more to humans and he was actually adopted with his semi-feral pal Bennett to a loving family.
So many mouths to feed every day.....so much laundry to do to make everyone comfortable.....but the volunteers do it 7 days a week, 365 days a year, and they ALWAYS do it with LOVE.....