UPDATE 6/28  - EUTH ALERT! SHELTER IS FULL! PLEASE HELP IF YOU ARE A RESCUE!  Pull and some transport help available! 

CONTACT: Email - Holly Cichelli at [email protected], [email protected] or J'RieElliott - [email protected] - call the shelter at (859) 498-8751 or please stop by the shelter,115 Adena Dr. Mount Sterling KY.




FOSTERS WANTED! NEED short and long term standby dog and cat fosters. A foster gives them a place to stay, out of the shelter environment, until transport can be arranged.  CONTACT: Email - [email protected]
 #216 Kennel 22 Sheba Austrian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler) Mix Adult Female EXTREMELY URGENT! HAS BEEN AT SHELTER SINCE APRIL! HAS $155 in PLEDGES! 3 years old, about 40lbs. Spayed. A beautiful, sweet dog who has the personality of an angel. Sheba has been bounced around quite a bit in her life and finally landed here at the shelter. Sheba is good with other dogs and with people.

 #946 Kennel 19 Bourbon American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Adult  Male EXTREMELY URGENT! HAS $120 in PLEDGES! 5 years old. Bourbon must be an only dog and no young children. Precious…and needs a miracle.

 #195 Kennel 15 Quinn Amercian Staffordshire Terrier/Lab Mix Adult Male EXTREMELY URGENT! HAS $205 in PLEDGES! 2 years old, about 45lbs. Neutered. Wonderful medium sized dog, has lots of energy and gives lots of love. This is his second time at the shelter; he was adopted in October but was picked back up due to dog neglect and/or abuse.  Very nice dog. Not too big. Friendly and loving - a diamond in the rough.

 #160 Kennel 14 Mikey Terrier Mix Adult Male EXTREMELY URGENT! HAS $180 in PLEDGES! 3 years old, about 25lbs. Handsome dog. Doesn't like the kennels, nice with the volunteers and the staff when outside the kennels. Sweet and friendly.

  #273 Kennel 10 Nell American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Adult Female EXTREMELY URGENT! HAS $100 in PLEDGES! 4 years old. Spayed. Owner surrender. A friendly girl who loves to walk and play. She is a little overweight and could use some good walks. Sweet girl who deserves a second chance.

  #183 Kennel 9 Blue Husky Mix Medium Adult Male URGENT! HAS $10 in PLEDGES! 2 years old, 35lbs. High energy lovely boy who likes to jump and play. Has beautiful blue eyes and coat color. Very cute, awesome boy!
#312 Kennel 8 Fawn American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Young Female  EXTREMELY URGENT! HAS $90 in PLEDGES! 1 year old, 30lbs. Pocket pittie - small at about 30lbs. Barely out of puppyhood. Sweet young girl with lots of love to give.

#315 Kennel 7 Rod Rottweiler/Shepherd Mix Young Male URGENT! HAS $47 in PLEDGES! 1 year old, 40lbs. This good looking boy is a sweet, friendly fellow. He was well mannered and kind with the volunteers. Great dog!

Cage 7 Mirra & 3 Kittens URGENT! RESCUE ONLY! HAVE $10 in PLEDGES! Mirra is 2 years old. Her kittens are 2 weeks old.

Cage 12 Rissa Domestic Short Hair Young Female URGENT! TERRIFIED IN SHELTER! 1 year old. She needs time and TLC.
Cage 13  Dean Adult Male - HEALING FROM BOT BITES!  2 years old. Very sweet. Growing new hair. Just needs time and love.
Cage 15 Liz Domestic Short Hair Black and White Young Female URGENT! FIV+! 1 years old.

Cage 16 Cricket (orange & white) Female & Caterpillar (Calico) Gender Unknown URGENT! FERAL! 2 years old.

Cage 21 Cheeto (Orange) & Panda (Black) Adults Genders Unknown URGENT!  Both are 2 years old.
Cage 22 Uno & Dos genders unknown HEALING FROM BOT BITES! HAVE $10 in PLEDGES! Both are 1 year old.



POSTED 7/16  CODE RED! SHELTER AT CAPACITY AGAIN! WILL EUTH FOR SPACE IF CATS AND DOGS AREN'T MOVED!   CATS ARE EUTHANIZED EVERY WEEK!  HEARTSTICK SHELTER!  Serves two counties: Clinton and Cumberland Co. KY.  Transport and short term foster possibly available based on space availability. Adoption fee is $65 with approved application for Dogs & puppies Rescue pull fee is $15 for adults & $10 for puppies.

CONTACT: PH: (606) 387-0943 

Rosie Adult Female EXTREMELY URGENT! LONG TIMER! Very friendly. Good with other dogs. Scared of children. She hides from them.

Scooby Adult Male EXTREMELY URGENT! LONG TIMER! HAS DEVELOPED A HOT SPOT! NEEDS TO GET OUT OF THE SHELTER! 2 years old, 56lbs. Male friendly when introduced properly!

Anthym Adult Male EXTREMELY URGENT!  LONG TIMER! 1-2 years old, 46lbs. Shy at first, but is a love bug. Not dog friendly. Shelter believes he was kept on a chain for a long time and has had to protect himself from dogs passing by. He is sweet to people, sits and trembles when he wags his tail, but is different when he sees another dog.

Zeva Young Female EXTREMELY URGENT! LONG TIMER! 1 year old, 46lbs. Dog friendly. Very sweet and curious.

Black Mouth Cur?? Adult Male EXTREMELY URGENT! LONG TIMER! 3-4 years old, 68lbs. Owner surrender for killing cattle. Sweet boy.

Zena Young Female EXTREMELY URGENT! LONG TIMER!  6 months - 1 year old, 36lbs. Very sweet. Stray. Dog friendly.

Hoss Adult Male EXTREMELY URGENT! NOT IN NEW ALBUM AND NO UPDATE... 2-3 years old, 68lbs. Dog friendly.

 Shelby Adult Female  EXTREMELY URGENT! 2-3 years old, 54lbs. Very timid and smart! Shelby is so sweet and so petrified. She's not aggressive in any way but she is scared to death in the shelter and that's not a good place to be!!

Riley Young Female EXTREMELY URGENT!  NEEDS ADOPTION/RESCUE ASAP! 1 year old, 34lbs. Very sweet, dog friendly and very loving. She is a jumper, but only when she gets bored. This baby needs commitment and into a forever home before her boredom affects her personality.





CONTACT: PH: Julie Zine - PH:  (317) 327-1397  Email: [email protected]

  #276874 Margo Domestic Short Hair Dilute Tortoiseshell SENIOR Female MEDICAL URGENT! DECLINING RAPIDLY!! HAS $30 in PLEDGES!  8 years old. Margo is a dilute tortie who arrived as a stray at the beginning of June. She has been struggling with uri while here and has not been eating well since intake -was in foster and finally bloodwork and X-rays, Her urine and X-rays reveal possible kidney disease/ infection with anorexia and anemia. We have her on iv fluids, cerenia, famotidine, and antibiotics . Margo is declining rapidly and must find rescue in the next 24 hours!! Margo is a friendly kitty and hasn’t been any issue to handle. She is FELV/FIV negative, has had her rabies vaccine and is spayed and chipped. She just needs to get out of the shelter and feel better! Please respond quickly if you can help!!

 278401 Drako Mixed Breed Young Male MEDICAL URGENT! NEEDS RESCUE TODAY - TESTED POSITIVE FOR PARVO! HAS $115 in PLEDGES! 3 months old, 20 lbs. Drako was surrendered (7/13) by owner because he was sick. He has tested positive for parvo and needs urgent rescue or foster home. He is currently in an isolation area and needs rescue within 24 hours!
  #277225 Wilhelmina Pit Bull Terrier Adult Female URGENT! VERY FEARFUL! HAS $15 in PLEDGES!  3 years old, 61 lbs. Wilhelmina arrived as a stray and has not been claimed. She hides and trembles in her kennel and will not come out unless we go to get her from the corner. It is very sad how terrified she is. A few staff are working with her, and she is making friends. She seemed to relax a bit with me when I had her in a quiet room and allowed affection and stayed very close to me. She is far too fearful for our adoption floor and will likely remain on rescue only. She should be considered URGENT!

  #278169 Jennifer Rottweiler Adult Female URGENT! VERY FEARFUL! RESCUE ONLY! HAS $300 in PLEDGES!   3 years old, 88 lbs. Jennifer was surrendered with two other dogs. She is absolutely terrified here and is in a quiet room rather than a kennel. She did not want me to approach her and since I haven’t worked with her yet, I gave her space. The staff can handle her, though it took a very long time to capture her when she was in dog runs off-leash the other day. She has not been aggressive but so fearful she panics and runs. She should be considered URGENT!

 #278179 Sweetie Pie Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler) SENIOR FEMALE SAFE!! 10 years old, 53 lbs. Sweetie Pie was surrendered by her owner after she had a few seizures over a two day span. The owner thought she had "gone rabid," but we assured him that what he described was seizure activity and very manageable. He surrendered her anyway. We suspect she had another seizure since arriving, though we can't confirm. Sweetie is a very sweet older gal. Vet staff said she is doing well and getting around with no issues, though she does have a stiff gait likely due to age. Owner said she has not lived with other animals but has been good with kids. Our shelter is not the place for this old gal, and she will need a work-up to see about regulating/managing these seizures she is having. We need to find her rescue by SUNDAY 7/15/18!!

# 277442 Colette Spitz Mix Adult Female HAS RESCUE COMMITMENT! MEDICAL URGENT! HAS DRY EYE IN ONE EYE - TRIES TO BITE OUT OF FEAR! NEEDS RESCUE ASAP! 7 years old, 29 lbs. Spayed. Colette arrived as a stray, so we do not know very much about her. She is a timid girl and very nervous in the kennel. She warms up in a quiet room and will give soft tail wags. She is an adorable little girl who needs a bit of TLC. Her fur is thin in places, and she has a crusty, goopy eye we are medicating. Colette seems to be fine with other dogs but not ready to play with busy active dogs.

# 276916 Sylvia Cane Corso Large Adult Female SAFE IN FOSTER! 5 years old, 73 lbs. Sylvia is a very friendly and social gal. She loves affection and seems very people centered. She and Bentley (another dog from our rescue list) were together in the yard at their home but have been separate here at the shelter. Sylvia has not tested well here with other dogs. She will also need a home with no small children. She stiffens and growls, if you touch her while she is eating. We did go ahead and place her on our adoption floor, but she is starting to injure herself by banging her head on her kennel. We are now housing her in a side room, but this can be only temporary, as we use this room for behavior evals, meetings, etc. We have been unable to find a suitable placement for her, and she has just become so stressed here. Per kennel manager, she has until end of day Saturday to find placement. Temp test notes: SWEET GIRL. TIMID, GO SLOW. SOUGHT OUT ATTENTION, LEANED IN. KNOWS SIT. TOOK TREATS GENTLY. STIFFENED & GROWLED WHEN BOWL WAS RETURNED & HAND APPROACHED. NOT INTERESTED IN OTHER DOG, SNAPPED AT FRIENDLY DOG.

#277589 and #277590 Brutis and Georgie Mixed Breeds SENIOR Males RESCUED! BONDED! HAVE $270 in PLEDGES! 15 YEARS OLD!! Neutered. Owner surrendered because of landlord. Both have lived indoors. They are both extremely sweet and well mannered, but owner said are not tolerant of children. Not surprising at their age. Brutis is 71 lbs of pure sweetness. He seems a bit older in spirit than his brother Georgie and nothing is better than a good nap on a soft bed for this guy. He has a soft lump on his jaw that may need some attention. Georgie is more social and alert and super treat motivated! He is 45 lbs. Georgie has terrible yeasty skin and ears, and hair is thinning all over. His neck and feet are especially rough right now. He has likely suffered with skin issues for quite some time. He has a hematoma on one ear that has caused it to crunch up. What a lover he is, despite his condition! Both of these dogs are just too sweet to be sitting in this shelter for long. They must stay together as they have always been together.

#095741 Sly Domestic Short Hair SENIOR Male MEDICAL URGENT! RESCUE ONLY! DIABETIC! HAS $65 in PLEDGES! 11 years old. Neutered.. Sly was in the home when his owner passed away. We had to come take him and a few other cats back to the shelter. Owner's brother did tell us Sly was diabetic but knew little else about him. He is with us now and we are giving him his insulin, but rescue is needed ASAP. Sly seems sad and lost, but he is a friendly kitty.

# 277315 Emma Domestic Short Hair Large SENIOR Female RESCUE ONLY! 13 years old, 21 pounds!! Spayed. Poor Emma is so big, she has trouble getting around. She also has arthritis and the weight is just making it worse for her. She is currently struggling with terrible upper respiratory as well as urinary tract infection, and we had to get her into an urgent temp foster home. However, she is in need of rescue rather than adoption from our shelter at this point. She has got to lose weight, and she needs time to just get better and feel better. Emma is very friendly and does get along with other kitties.

 #267592 Javier Mixed Breed SENIOR Male RESCUED! 10 years old, 51 lbs. Javier was adopted from IACS last October. He was recently returned because owner said he was not getting along with animals in the home. I tested him with another dog today, and he seemed fine. Interested and wagged tail. He has lost 22 lbs since he was adopted, but he is eating fine and not showing any reason why he would have lost so much weight. He has been hanging out in a supervisor’s office, but had to go back to his kennel. He was becoming possessive over her and hard barking people coming into the office. He did snap at a volunteer who had approached the supervisor too quickly. He was friendly when I had him out today. Quiet and calm on leash. He met other staff nicely.

  #274820 Jillian Pit Bull Terrier Young Female RESCUE ONLY! WAITING LONGEST FOR RESCUE! HAS $95 in PLEDGES+ FREE Spay Certificate to an Indian Rescue! 1 year old, 50 lbs. Jillian was found as a stray. Jillian is a darling, silly gal. She was nervous and sometimes pancaked in the hall when she first got here. Then, she came out of her shell in a big way! We tested her for the adoption floor, but she is a little too jumpy and mouthy and did not pass handling. She was interested in the other dog she met but a little forward when meeting.

Precious SENIOR Female MEDICAL URGENT! RESCUE ONLY! HAS $170 in PLEDGES + $50 for Medical Expenses + Free SNSI Spay Certificate for an Indiana Rescue! This sweet gal is 14 years young and arrived as a stray. What we thought was an abscess on her cheek has turned out to be a mass. Our vet suspects cystic mass, and it will need attention and removal. We have drained it, and it continues to fill with fluid. We must find her a rescue ASAP, so she can continue the care she needs! Precious is eating well, but does seem nervous here. She likes head scratches but is not demanding of attention and seems very reserved.
 #275921 Marcel Mixed Breed Young Male URGENT! STRESSED AT SHELTER! RESCUE ONLY! HAS $30 in PLEDGES! 1 year old. Marcel was on our adoption floor for a bit, but life at the shelter has taken it’s toll on him. He is beginning to become hard to handle. He is a happy, jubilant boy who has zero manners on leash. He is starting to be very mouthy with strength and finds his antics very satisfying, since he is so very bored here. Marcel can be forward with other dogs, but then wants to play. He would benefit from training and lots of room and time to run and play. Marcel is HW negative and up to date on rabies vaccine.

 #276840 Sofie Pit Bull Mix Adult Female MEDICAL URGENT! RESCUE ONLY! JAW HAS FRACTURE-LIKE INJURY!  NEEDS DENTAL WORK ASAP! HAS $150 in PLEDGES + $250 to All Volunteer Rescue! Sofie has several teeth coming out with roots exposed and will need some dental work ASAP. She holds her jaw slightly open, but she is able to eat and drink. We all just love her! She has a really great personality. Very sweet and social and easy to handle. No issues in kennel or when passing other dogs while walking.

# 277010 Bishop Pit Bull Terrier Young Male RESCUE ONLY! HAS WONKY WALK…HAS $60 in PLEDGES + Free SNSI Neuter Certificate to an IN Rescue! 1 year old. Bishop was surrendered by his owner. He was limping on his back leg, so we did xrays. Here are vet notes: lysis of femoral head on left rear hip. appears that femoral head is unattached and acetabulum is flattened.. likely severed arthritic change at this point due to young age. right rear looks normal likely needs FHO for long term pain relief. Bishop does not seem to realize his leg is wonky and will run and jump and play like any other young dog. He loves toys and sits for treats. He can be strong on leash and will need to work on some leash manners once his leg is better. He is a happy, social guy who seems to have some basic training already.

#276918 Bentley Cane Corso Male URGENT! STRESSED IN SHELTER! HAS $60 in PLEDGES & Neuter Certificate to an Indiana Rescue!  61 lbs. Bentley came in owner surrendered with a sibling who has since been adopted. Bentley is showing barrier aggression here at the shelter while in his kennel so is unable to go to our adoption floor at this time. Our staff are able to get him out on leash and handle him. He trembles out of his kennel and pancakes and is very head shy and will cower. Hoping to find a rescue with some Corso experience. Bentley is very stressed in the shelter environment and should be considered URGENT!

 #053075 Dana Mixed Breed SENIOR Female RESCUE ONLY! HAS $175 in PLEDGES! Spayed. 13 YEARS OLD, 40 lbs. Dana was adopted as a puppy from our shelter 13 years ago. Her owner surrendered her because she is an outside dog. He said the flies keep getting to her, and he can’t care for her anymore.  Dana has some skin issues as well as eye infection and is on meds here. She is missing quite a bit of fur here and there and has very thickened skin on her neck and shoulders. She is also heartworm positive. Poor gal has led a rough life, it seems, and deserves to be treated like a princess in her last part of life. She is currently hanging out in our supervisors' office and is doing well. She loves going outside for potty walks and greets everyone with a smile. We are all very smitten with her! Hoping for quick rescue for her!

  #77669 Nigel Chow Mix SENIOR MALE! ReSCUE ONLY! HAS $70 in PLEDGES! 10 years old, 41 lbs. Nigel was found as a stray dragging a chain leash behind him. He was running in traffic, and we were called out to help. Nigel is a sweet old man who absolutely LOVES snacks! He sits his butt right down and waits so patiently. At some point this boy has had some training, I think. Nigel needs a good groom and some TLC but visually appears to be in good shape for a senior. I am not certain why he was placed on rescue only list and will update when I get more info. Surely, someone just can't resist his sweet Chow face!

#244776 Jordan Pit Bull Terrier Mix Adult Female RESCUE ONLY! HAS $75 in PLEDGES + Free Spay Certificate to an Indiana Rescue! 5 years old, 58 lbs. Jordan’s owner was taken to the hospital, and Jordan was left in the car so we were called out. Owner is unable to have her back. She was evaluated for the adoption floor and did pass her temperament test. Then, she growled when vet staff was doing adoption floor exam and hard barked/lunged at someone entering the room (while she was tethered), so she will not be going to our adoption floor. Her evaluation says she is a happy, energetic gal who takes treats nicely. She sits when asked and is treat motivated. She was interested in meeting another dog but can be pushy and forward so will need slow intro.

Indianapolis Animal Care and Control Services
Indianapolis, IN
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CONTACT:  Kristie Jones PH: (502) 331-3644 for Rescue or Adoption or Shelter PH: (859) 734-5154
Mercer County Animal Shelter
Harrodsburg, KY



CONTACT: PH: (606) 526-6925  - Email: [email protected]  To Adopt/More Information: Email [email protected] 
Max Boston Terrier Mix Adult Male - 6 years old. Max has the sweetest little underbite. He really wants a family of his own.
Hanna Golden Retriever/Lab Mix Young Female - 10 months old. Hanna is a stunning beauty.

Smiley Boxer Mix Young Male - 6 months old. Neutered. Has infamous “Say cheese” smile.

Mufasa Domestic Short Hair Tabby/White Mix Young Male - 1 year old. Mufasa is a big guy with a big personality.





CONTACT:  PH: (270) 759-4141 Email: [email protected]

Milo Pit Bull Terrier Mix Large Young Male -  Milo was found as a stray, he is the most loving, friendliest boy! He will kiss you all over until you are soaking wet and he has never met a stranger!

Dixie Lab/Pit Bull Terrier Mix Medium Young Female - 7 months old. House trained and good with other dogs and children.

Rosie Labrador Retriever Adult Female - 2 years old. Spayed. House trained and good with children and other dogs. Rosie is an all around nice dog!  Owner surrender. She has never lived with cats.

 Sheba Shepherd Mix Large Young Female - Sheba was found as a stray dog running near a local restaurant. She was very shy but is coming around. Sweet girl who is quiet and loving.

Birdee Pit Bull Terrier Mix Large Young Female - Found as a stray on Murray State Campus.  Sweet. Wants to be petted.
Marianette Domestic Short Hair Tortoiseshell Adult Female - Spayed. Marianette is an adult tortoiseshell with gorgeous coat coloring. She came to the shelter pregnant and spent a few weeks in a foster home to have her babies. Marianette has been around children, dogs, and other cats. She is currently looking for her forever home.

Luna Domestic Short Hair Tortoiseshell Medium Adult Female - Spayed. Luna is an owner surrender to our local shelter. She is housetrained and loves to lounge around.





CONTACT: PH: (502) 633-0009  Email: [email protected]

Spike American Pit Bull Terrier Medium Adult Male - Neutered.

 Sawyer American Pit Bull Terrier Medium Adult Male - Neutered. Not good with cats, other dogs and children.
Shelby County Animal Shelter
Shelbyville, KY