URGENTS MAY 21, 2018




POSTED 5/21  - 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]
  #144 Kennel 11 Penelope American Staffordshire  Terrier Female EXTREMELY URGENT! HAS $160 IN PLEDGES! Spayed. Owner surrender. Returned due to a death in the family.

 #116 Kennel 16 Jag Black Lab Mix Adult Male EXTREMELY URGENT! HAS $185 in PLEDGES! 3 years old. Jag came in emaciated and abused and is very distrustful of new people. With great effort, shelter staff have gained his trust and can handle him and he behaves well for them, but it takes him a while to warm up to new people. He is scared of rapid movement and loud noises as well as being picked up. He has gained 10 lbs since he came to the shelter and now looks more like a lab.

 #195 Kennel 15 Quinn Amercian Staffordshire Terrier/Lab Mix Adult Male EXTREMELY URGENT! HAS $180 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 with visiting female dog.

 #160 Kennel 14 Mikey Terrier Mix Adult Male EXTREMELY URGENT! HAS $85 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.

   #161 Kennel 20 Walter Labrador Retriever SENIOR Male EXTREMELY URGENT! HAS $215 in PLEDGES! 7+ years old, about 50lbs. Walter is a good boy. Adjusting to life in the shelter. He seems in good health. Walked well on the leash. He is a very nice dog. Has a sturdy build ( looks more solid than his picture). Happy / excited to get out of kennel, greeted my dog okay, and me very nicely. He seems to have plenty of get up and go, like I think he would have no problem with long hikes! Would probably get along with another dog, if mellow and not " in your face type." The gentleman said he had been around His horses with no problem. Over all a very nice dog.
#231 Kennel 17 Peaches Black Lab Mix Adult Female EXTREMELY URGENT! HAS $75 in PLEDGES! 3 years old, about 65lbs. Peaches is beautiful, lovely shiny coat. She's not happy about kennel life but when out with the staff is interested in everyone and happy. Strong on the leash.
 #216 Kennel 22 Sheba Austrian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler) Mix Adult Female EXTREMELY URGENT! 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.

  #273 Kennel 10 Nell American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Adult Female EXTREMELY URGENT! HAS $50 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.

#272 Kennel 22 Nadine American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Adult Female EXTREMELY URGENT! HAS $107 in PLEDGES! 4 years old. Spayed. Owner surrender.
  #254 Kennel 7 Forest Shepherd/Norwegian Elkhound Mix Adult Male URGENT! 3 years old. Sweet and handsome...a great combo.




CODE RED! SHELTER AT CAPACITY! WILL EUTH FOR SPACE IF 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 

Caity Adult Female EXTREMELY URGENT! LONG TIMER! 3 years old, 34lbs. Friendly. Second time in shelter in 60 days due to irresponsible owner.

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

Butter Shepher Mix Adult Male URGENT! LONG TIMER! HAS BEEN IN THE SHELTER OVER 30 DAYS! 2 years old. Weighs 41lbs. Very sweet and loving.

Hayden Young Male HAS RESCUE COMMITMENT! 1 year old, 47lbs. Good with other dogs.

Lil Nikki Adult Male URGENT! HE IS IN PAIN!! About 2-3 years old, weight unknown.  Not aggressive, but he is fighting pain.  Has been given some leftover pain medication.
Shep Adult Male Large Adult Male - 3-4 years old, 72lbs. Shep is a big boy. He is sweet.





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

  #235170 Buddy Pit Bull Terrier Mix EUTH ALERT! AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION OR RESCUE! HAS $430 in PLEDGES for RESCUE! 3 years old, 78 lbs. Neutered. Buddy has been on our adoption floor since the beginning of May. He has begun to escape his kennel and/or harm himself trying. He also escaped his transport kennel after his ride to get neutered! We have him in a side room, and he is doing well there, but per Kennel Manager must find rescue by Friday 5/25. We just can’t safely house him here. We tried to have him in our front office, but he was able to jump the counter. Buddy did not do well when meeting dogs for his initial temperament test but since has been on two “pack walks” and did very well walking along side another dog. They met and sniffed appropriately and had no issues. Buddy is a big boy but very sweet. I visited with him several times today in his room. He did not seem jumpy or pushy and greeted me nicely and leaned in for affection. He likes to sleep in the old recliner we have in there and hops up to say hello. He knows sit and allows me to leave the room without trying to come with me. He has been quiet all day (as my office is right next door). HW negative, rabies vaccinated and adoption ready!


 #275963 Yoshi ADULT Female spayed DSH, 3 years old. 16 lbs. Front declawed. She has chronic UTI and we suspect may have FLUTD (feline lower urinary tract disease).

#275980 Tabitha SENIOR Female RESCUED! Spayed DMH, front declawed, 18 YEARS OLD! 

#275326 Mario SENIOR Male neutered DSH - HAS $65 in PLEDGES + $50 for MEDICAL EXPENSES! 16 YEARS OLD! Mario has been an outdoor cat his whole life per owner. Mario has terrible dental disease and part of his ear is missing. Dental is needed for him!

#276096 Spike SENIOR Male neutered DMH, 15 YEARS OLD! He has a few medical issues so has been marked as rescue only. We have done bloodwork and Spike’s kidney values are elevated. He tested FIV positive and has a low grade heart murmur as well.

#167986 Katie SENIOR Female spayed DSH, 11 years old. Katie  has elevated liver and kidney values. Our vet determined stage 2 kidney disease.

#275569 Minka Large SENIOR Female spayed DMH, 10 years old, 17 pounds. Minka was sniffling and sneezing. We did x-rays, and her heart or trachebronchial lymph nodes appear to be swollen.

#274970 Hagrid ADULT MALE male DMH, 2 years old. He came to us looking very sickly and since arriving has been generally unwell. He is anemic and FIV positive.

#274944 Ernie  Flame-Point Siamese SENIOR MALE URGENT! Has $90 in PLEDGES! Neutered. 11 years old. Ernie was surrendered for urinating outside of his litter box. When I went to meet him for his picture, he did hiss at me but he had just arrived and likely is just confused. He has lived in a home and does look to be well cared for. Stress of the shelter will not be good for him so hoping he can find placement ASAP.

#167986 Katie Domestic Short Hair SENIOR Female URGENT! HAS $30 in PLEDGES! Spayed. 11 years old. Katie was surrendered because owner could not afford to care for her any longer. She has elevated liver and kidney values. Our vet determined stage 2 kidney disease. Katie is a social cat but just a bit reserved in our setting here. She likes head scratches and soft words and seems to be a very gentle kitty.

#275326 Mario Domestic Short Hair SENIOR Male RESCUE ONLY! HAS $65 in PLEDGES + $50 for Medical Expenses. 16 YEARS OLD! Mario has been an outdoor cat his whole life per owner. Mario has terrible dental disease and part of his ear is missing. Dental is needed for him! He is a friendly cat but a bit timid. He seems okay being indoors at the shelter, so we believe he would do well with an indoor retirement home.

#271137 Rex Magnus Pit Bull Terrier Adult Male EXTREMELY URGENT! LONG TIMER!! RESCUE ONLY! HAS $455 in PLEDGES + $100 worth of supplies and toys/treats, etc! Neutered, 4 years old, 74 lbs. Rex Magnus was adopted and returned. He is a strong guy but very social and friendly. When we first had him in the quiet room, he relaxed and was easy and calm and just hanging out with us. I squeaked a toy, and he suddenly became a different dog. Very intense about finding/getting the toy and would not settle down. Whimpering and a bit vocal. I had been told he toy guards and has very good ball/toy drive but will not give back. During his eval for the adoption floor, he was tolerant of meeting an active and pushy dog. He is going to need some work with his guarding issues and will not be able to go to our adoption floor.
#275194 Chip Mixed Breed SENIOR MALE RESCUE ONLY! HAS AN ENTROPION IN RIGHT EYE AND WILL LIKELY NEED SURGERY! HAS $60 in PLEDGES! 9 years old. Chip arrived as a stray. He is an easy going senior who was reported to be tied to a stop sign. When our officer arrived, he was roaming free and was brought back to the shelter. He is quiet and very laid back. He is a bit timid, but treat motivated and warms up with some sweet talking and snacks! He has a swollen, squinty eye we are treating with meds.

#274355 Shema Pit Bull Mix SENIOR Female RESCUE ONLY! HAS $5 in PLEDGES! 8 years old, 54 lbs. Spayed. HW negative. Shema was on our adoption floor and then went into foster home. She started having lots of coughing and on exam back at the shelter, our vet determined she has laryngeal/tracheal collapse. It seems to surface when she is excited, or tugging on leash. She spent a day in my office and was super social and seems house trained. She is at the shelter and no longer in foster and now in need of rescue. She was okay at first in foster's home with the other dog but became less tolerant so would likely not do well in multi dog household!

   #273687 Ralph American Staffordshire Terrier SENIOR Male URGENT! HAS $350 in PLEDGES + $350 to an All Volunteer Rescue!! 10 years old, 58 lbs. Ralph was reported to be locked in a shed. We went and left notice for owner, and when we went back to check on things, Ralph was inside the house with a muzzle duct taped to his snout. He could barely breath so he was brought to the shelter. His owner will not be getting him back, and he is now looking for rescue. He has had some bloody diarrhea while in and has sore/raw paws. We have done a fecal and had him on meds to help, but he hasn't had much relief. Our vet staff did do bloodwork today but I haven't seen the results. Ralph can be hard barky at the cage front, but once out of cage, he is friendly and pretty active for an old guy. He should be considered urgent as he likely needs more diagnostics. Ralph is HW negative.

 #267592 Javier Mixed Breed SENIOR Male RESCUE ONLY! ADOPTED AND RETURNED! HAS $70 in PLEDGES! 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.

 #273604 Rocky Mixed Breed SENIOR MALE RESCUE ONLY! LONG TIMER!  HAS $245 in PLEDGES! 9 years old, 71 lbs. Rocky arrived as an owner surrender because he was not doing well with kids in the home. When I got Rocky out for photo, he was energetic and lively. Friendly boy but he does seem to have some behavior quirks. During his eval for the adoption floor, he was not happy having his tail touched. He can be stiff around food and did not pass food bowl test. When introduced to another dog, he became nervous so unsure how he would be with another dog in the home. He is doing better with us than when he first arrived, and I have hope that a rescue will be able to help him find his way out of our shelter!
#254786 Della Dutch Shepherd Mix Adult Female RESCUE ONLY! HAS $110 in PLEDGES! Spayed. 3 years old, 53 lbs. Della was adopted from us just a few weeks ago and days after going home, she killed the adopter's cat. While the owner was trying to save the cat, she was bitten. Della was returned and placed on 10-day bite quarantine. She really is a very nice dog with people, so we would like her to have a chance to be rescued. She is very good with handling and warms right up to you for affection. She loves belly rubs! She can be nervous when meeting other dogs and obviously should not be around cats!
#275020 Egbert Pit Bull Terrier Mix Adult Male RESCUE ONLY! HAS $240 in PLEDGES! 6 years old, 45 lbs. Egbert is a such a happy guy! He did really well when meeting another dog, bounced right over to sniff and say hello. He loves toys, as you can see, and did not even want to trade this one for a treat. Rescues, this guy is sure to make you smile! Egbert was running down the street when an officer was on another call. Officer opened the door, and he jumped right in happy to be going for a ride. He has some terrible pressure sores/wounds that are very deep in places. He has not had much care and is sort of a bedraggled boy. He is far too thin for his frame and needs to get healthy with some good groceries and bathing and time to heal. Don't let his gentle face fool you though, as this boy has some spunk and is a real goofball! He is very social and happy and jumps up to get attention. I was surprised at how active he actually was once out on leash. He did seem sad and pitiful in his kennel, but he was fooling me!
 #273893 Zappa German Shepherd Dog Mix RESCUE ONLY! HAS $70 in PLEDGES!  2 years old, 55 lbs. Zappa was tied out in a yard and tangled up in a blanket. He couldn’t reach his food or shelter. His owner never came to claim him, and he is now looking for rescue. He is friendly at the cage but once in eval room, he was shaking and trembling and just didn’t relax. He can be reactive to dogs in the kennels but did okay meeting a female dog. He doesn’t seem to do well with male dogs. Too timid and nervous for our adoption floor here. Zappa has been doing better outside with the volunteers, but he is still very timid inside the shelter. We have to go slow with him. this poor guy has waited over a month for rescue, and he is still nervous and unsure. He needs out of this environment. Isn't there someone in rescue who can help?

#272213 Shalom Pit Bull Terrier Adult Female URGENT! RESCUE ONLY!  HAS $45 in PLEDGES! 2 years old, 53 lbs. Shalom was adopted and returned for being too hyper. Shalom is extremely energetic and focuses lots of energy on leash biting during walks. She amps up very quickly and jumps and bites at the leash ending up with tug of war. Our volunteers have been working with her using high value treats and chain leashes combined with harness. I am told these methods work well with her at times. She is going to need training and patience, but she is friendly and happy about all of her antics. The power and intensity behind her jumping and leash biting makes her VERY URGENT and in need of rescue ASAP. Sitting in shelter is only going to enhance her boredom and frustration, so we want to find a spot for her quickly! Her temp test notes say she met another dog with a soft approach and was tolerant with a playful dog. Although, she may be selective with her dog friends.

#275828 Amberly Pit Bull Terrier Older Adult Female MEDICAL URGENT! RESCUE ONLY! HAS $50 in PLEDGES! 8 years old, 58 lbs. Amberly was brought in as a stray. She seems kind of sad here but does perk up with walks. She is easy to handle and likes treats and is friendly to everyone she meets. Amberly has a tennis-ball-sized mass on her shoulder as well as rectal polyp. She has been doing quite a bit of straining and should be considered URGENT and in need of rescue very soon!h his guarding issues and will not be able to go to our adoption floor.

 #276123 Nellie Labrador/Chesapeake Bay Retriever? SENIOR Female  RESCUE ONLY! 10 years old, 93 lbs. Spayed. Nellie was owner surrendered because she knocked down her elderly owner. Sadly, she caused him to break his ankle. Her owner has cancer and is already somewhat fragile. :( Nellie is a big old gal who really enjoys walks. She is strong for an old gal, but much more spunk at the beginning of her walk and does seem to tire pretty quickly-like many seniors. Nellie is treat motivated and dog/people friendly. She has some anxiety about going back into her kennel, but she just arrived, so we are not surprised.

 #276043 John Labrador Retriever SENIOR Male RESCUE ONLY! HAS $200 in PLEDGES! 11 years old, 90 lbs. Neutered. John was owner surrendered because he was “too big” and knocking over the children. John is a super happy old guy who loves to go for walks, loves attention and is just all around a super social guy! He has 2 large pendulous masses on his underbelly/chest area that will need some attention. They do not seem to bother him. He did well meeting other dog.

Indianapolis Animal Care and Control Services
Indianapolis, IN
Facebook: IACS Rescue -




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]
Four Kittens Domestic Short Hair BABIES - Born April 2. These 4 adorable sweeties are Marianette's babies. There are 3 boys and 1 girl, they are about a month old so they will be ready for their forever homes 2-4 weeks.
Queen Blue Point Siamese Mix Medium Adult Female - Came in as a stray. Gave birth to four beautiful kittens. She is in a foster home and will remain there until the kittens are weaned. Very pretty girl, seems to be calm and friendly.

Bambi Domestic Long Hair Black Small Young Adult Female - Bambi is a petite female long-haired black kitty. Bambi is friendly and loving, black cats make wonderful pets but are usually one of the last to be adopted.

Flower Domestic Short Hair Tabby/White Small Young Female - 7 months old. Flower is petite and a sweet little doll.

Swiss Chocolate Lab/Pit bull Terrier Mix Medium Adult Female - 1.5 years old. Friendly, lively and playful. Swiss came to the shelter with a litter of 9 puppies. The puppies were all placed in foster homes and now Swiss needs a forever home of her own.

Tutti Hound/Lab Mix Medium Adult Female - Tutti is a precious little hound mix, she is a little timid but very loving. Tutti also knows some commands, when I asked her to sit her butt immediately hit the floor! She is so gentle too, she likes treats and is very careful when she takes them from your hand.
Oreo Corgi/Border Collie Mix Small Adult Male - 4 years old. Oreo has the long body and short legs of a Corgi but the coloring of a Border Collie. He is a very lively, goofy little fellow. Oreo will definitely keep you on your toes and keep you laughing!

 Pink Pit Bull Terrier Mix Medium Adult Female - Pink is a little pit bull that a Good Samaritan brought to the shelter after she said the dog was dumped in her driveway. Pink has obviously not had an easy time despite this she is still the sweetest dog. 

Dolly Belgian Malinois Large Young Female - 7-8 months old. Picked up as a stray. Dolly is very sweet and loving little girl, she is also mellow for her age and breed.

 Jeff Lab Mix Adult Male - 7 years old. Neutered. Jeff does the cutest thing! When you tell him to sit, he sits then throws up a paw, and sometimes 2 paws!





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