CONTACT: Adoptions: PH: (606) 723-3587 or visit the shelter directly at 50 Ginter Road, Ravenna, KY 40472

If you are with RESCUE and want to  help, please e-mail

If you would like to SPONSOR an animal in the shelter, you can send sponsorship directly to our Paypal account at with a note of which animal(s) you would like the funds to be applied to, or if you would like us to apply the funds at our discretion to the most urgent animal(s) in the shelter.

 CTL 1095 Spencer Adult Male SAFE! 3 years old, 49lbs. OWNER SURRENDER. Sweet boy. GOOD WITH OTHER DOGS. No cats!

CTL 26-27 Two Young Males URGENT! OWNER SURRENDERS! EACH HAS $530 SPONSORSHIP! Siblings, 4 months old, 25lbs. Sweet boys. Good with other dogs.

CTL 49 Buster Young Male URGENT! HAS $50 SPONSORSHIP! OWNER SURRENDER! 9 months old, 52lbs. Sweet boy. GOOD WITH OTHER DOGS.

CTL 52 Freckles Young Male URGENT! HAS $50 SPONSORSHIP! OWNER SURRENDER! 10 months old, 56lbs. Sweet boy - has  superficial wound on face from fighting with a pig. 

CTL 56  Melody YOUNG Female URGENT! 1 year old, 47lbs. OWNER SURRENDER. Sweet girl. GOOD WITH OTHER DOGS.

CTL 58 Ruffus Adult  Male URGENT! HAS $50 SPONSORSHIP!  5 years old, 60lbs. OWNER SURRENDER!  Sweet guy. GOOD WITH OTHER DOGS.

CTL 59 Hoover  SENIOR Male URGENT! 10 years old, 27lbs. OWNER SURRENDER.  Sweet boy. GOOD WITH OTHER DOGS. This sweet guy was turned in because “he can’t run any more” - another hunter throwing their dog away.

CTL 54 Lady Young Female SAFE! OWNER SURRENDER! 1 year old, 38lbs. Sweet girl. GOOD WITH OTHER DOGS.

CTL 3  Male Cat URGENT! Friendly and sweet. He was bitten by a spider and ended up with an abcess which was drained. The bite ended up causing hair loss.

 CTL 6  Domestic Short Hair Black with White ADOPTED! Shy. NO OTHER INFORMATION!

 CTL 8-10 - 3 Domestic Short Hair Young Females URGENT! Very sweet. Two are shy.

CTL 23  Pig Domestic Short Hair Black YOUNG Male URGENT! 6 months old. Sweet boy - not sure why anyone would name a cat Pig!

Paris, KY: NEEDS RESCUE ASAP! Desperately need a foster/rescue for a shy, quiet, fiv+ male, totally vetted. Bud Domestic Short Hair Gray and White Male - This poor guy almost had a shot at going north to a home, but he tested FIV+. We knew when we took him to the rescue he might have to go back to the shelter but we hate to do that! We need rescue for him or at a minimum a foster. He’s a big guy that likes to be petted. He is being fully vetted. CONTACT: Email -

Georgetown, KY: MERRY STILL NEEDS RESCUE! Transport help available. Merry Domestic Short Hair Tabby - FULLY VETTED! Merry had a wound on her neck and her tongue was showing. The Way Home Rescue Alliance felt she needed help so they got her to the vet. It ends up she has an ulcer on her mouth which has made her lip retract. It is believed the drooling has in turn caused the place on her chest. Merry has been given a steroid shot (ulcers seem to respond well to) has been wormed, updated on vacs and we are waiting on combo test results. CONTACT: Email -

Irvine, KY: CAT NEEDS RESCUE IMMEDIATELY! Transport help available!  Kovu Domestic Short Hair Adult Male - HAS WOUND! FIV+ Fully vetted!Approx 5 years old. Kovu was brought into the shelter needing medical care. The Way Home Rescue Alliance took him to a local vet. His wound was cleaned and lasered - possibly an old abcess. Ku is friendly and a good weight. He has been given a convenia shot and treated with Revolution. It was determined he did not need fluids. The open wound is part of a bigger wound that has healed.. CONTACT:  Email -

 Irvine, KY: NEEDS RESCUE! Joe Domestic Short Hair Adult Male  NEEDS RESCUE/ADOPTION! FIV+ - Approx 3 years old, NEUTERED. Very nice boy - due to his bad ear, we had him taken to the vet. He has a pea size growth in his ear causing an infection. The surgery was done to remove the growth in his ear. He is Fiv+ but this shouldn’t be held against him! Would be a lovely indoor addition.  CONTACT: Email:

Irvine, KY: CLARICE NEEDS RESCUE!  Fully vetted! Transport help available! Clarice Domestic Long Hair Young Femal - Clarice was pulled from the Estill County Shelter in June. She had 3 kittens with her at the shelter, 1 was adopted. She along with the remaining two kittens were pulled to avoid euthanasia and went to a temporary local foster. Sadly the two remaining kittens fell ill and passed away suddenly. Clarice is a beautiful, petite, long haired young female. She is extremely shy, once cornered she loves to be petted, with too much freedom and places to hide she will revert to being less social. She absolutely hates to be held and will struggle mightily to get down but has not bitten or scratched. I feel with a really good foster who can spend a lot of time with her, Clarice will blossom into a wonderful cat. She will still probably do best in a quiet home with a another nice calm cat, she adores our young cat Nanook who is friendly and playful. She is skinny, a bit finicky about eating loves the gravy off of wet food but the not food, loved the Iams kitten chow but is eating Purina Muse Salmon flavored dry. Maybe more brands need to be explored to find something she really likes. CONTACT: Email:  or Sherry Reams - PH: Cell  (859) 582-1279 Home (606) 723-7367 Email:

Georgetown, KY: NEEDS RESCUE ASAP! Transport help is available. Leroy Adult Male - 6 years old, 48lbs. Leroy is a sweet boy who is GOOD WITH OTHER DOGS. He was at the shelter in Ravenna, KY and The Way Home Rescue Alliance found out that he had a lump that started dwelling. The swelling had gone towards his mouth so they got him out of the shelter and to the vet. UPDATE: Vet thinks Leroy is younger than 6 yrs. The mass on his neck was removed Mon and he is doing well. He was neutered and has had rabies, bordetella, wormer and flea/tick treatment. He was positive for ehrlichia and has been put on doxy.Can anyone help this sweet boy? CONTACT: Email -

Cynthiana, KY: Missy SENIOR Female NEEDS RESCUE!???? HAS $100 SPONSORSHIP FOR 501c3 RESCUE  13 years old, 40-50lbs., spayed but not UTD on shots.Missy gets along with kids and other dogs, but is afraid of storms and fireworks.She is in good health as far as is known. Her owners have another dog who medical costs are climbing and they hope to find somewhere else for Missy. Who can help this senior girl? CONTACT: Email: or Joyce Fox  PH: (859) 227-4424




POSTED 1/11 - Please do not think all the animals on our list are safe, they are not.


Homeward Bound Waggin is a transport group; we are not an animal control facility.  HBW posts animals in need of rescue on behalf of 4 different facilities in the areas of Quincy, IL and Hannibal, MO. All the shelters euthanize for space. All animals posted are sitting in a kennel somewhere.  They need rescue groups who offer adoptions to take them in if they are going to get any closer to their forever home. Transport help is available.

In need of rescue but not listed: Lucy
Zara American Staffordshire Terrier SENIOR Female URGENT!  SPAYED, MC, HW NEG, ALL VACCINES. 9.5 years old, 59 lbs! Super Sweet and great with children! Zara has had a rough go of it.  She was surrendered the first time just over two years ago. She spent almost a full year in the shelter and then her lucky day came, so she thought.  She was finally adopted!  Fast forward one year and she is surrendered again. Why?  Because she needs to be an only dog, the person adopting her knew that. The girlfriend moved in with her dog and back to the shelter Zara was sent.  Sadly the owner didn’t take the best care of her the last year either and let her eat all she wanted and she gained a whopping 25 lbs!  She came back in at 72lb with a leaky bladder so she was started on Proin.  She has lost 13lbs and is now down to 59lbs and the leaky bladder seems to have corrected itself.   She really is super sweet and friendly and would make a great dog for an older couple/ person that wants a companion and someone to take for walks.  She is spayed, microchipped, heartworm tested negative and current on rabies, DHPP, and Bordetella.  She is a super sweet girl who just needs to be the only dog for the few years she may have left.

Rudy American Staffordshire Terrier Adult Male NEUTERED, ALL VACCINES.  2-3 years old. Rudy was an owner surrender for not getting along with the other dog in the house.  Rudy was an owner surrender for not getting along with the other dog in the house.   Rudy is a very nice guy and good with kids as there were kids in the home but he needs to be an only pet.  The biggest and number one issue we see with Rudy is he needs someone to teach him some manners.  He isn’t a bad dog but it is clear no one has worked with him. He is very food motivated so is quickly learning sit, shake, etc.   He is neutered, heartworm negative and current on rabies, DHPPL and Bordetella. He is now working on basic obedience training.

Speckles Treeing Walker Coonhound Adult Female RESCUED! OWNER SURRENDER! HW NEGATIVE, HAS ALL VACCINES. 4 years old. Speckles was an owner surrender as the owner was moving and not taking her with, mind you he mentioned he was taking his other 3 dogs who it seemed lived in the house and Speckles lived outside.  She is very sweet and friendly and definitely kid friendly but has not done well with the dogs we have introduced her to and she appears to have been trained to hunt. She will clear a 4’ fence. She is not spayed but is heartworm tested negative and current on rabies, DHPP and Bordetella.

Booger Domestic Short Hair SENIOR Male URGENT! DECLAWED, NEUTERED, FIV/LEUK NEG, ALL VACCINES.  11 years old. Booger was surrendered when his owner passed away and no one in the family wanted to keep him.  He can be the sweetest old dude when he wants to but like most cats he wants attention but only to be held so long. He is really is a nice cat who deserves to be spending his golden years in a home. He does need a quieter home with no dogs and if cats older, calm cats.  He doesn’t take kindly to the young whipper snapper adolescent cats running about.

Diamond Hound Mix Adult Female URGENT! SPAYED, ALL VACCINES.   2 years old. Diamond was an owner surrender with her sister (Roxanne) as the owners didn’t have time for them. Diamond is pretty high energy and needs quite a bit of play time to get that energy out and some basic obedience training.  She is good with kids and dogs as long as she has slow introductions and ok with cats.  Diamond is spayed and will be heartworm tested and current on rabies, DHPPL and Bordetella prior to transport.

Jackel & Aphroditie Huskies Adult Male/Female RESCUED! BONDED SIBLINGS! 3 years old, 37 – 40lbs. Both are intact and will be heartworm tested and current on rabies, DHPPL and Bordetella prior to transport.  Owner moved and left them behind with another husky, Simba.  Both are very friendly and playful and good with kids. Have been told they are good with dogs but not cats, but we have not tested yet. 

Simba Husky Adult Male RESCUED!  3 years old, 35lbs. Simba was left behind with Jackel & Aphroditie when their owner moved. Simba is intact and will be heartworm tested and current on rabies, DHPPL and Bordetella prior to transport.    He is very sweet, friendly and playful and good with kids.  Have been told he is good with dogs but not cats, but we have not tested yet.


3. Mount Vernon, KY: URGENT! SHELTER FULL!

POSTED 12/21 -     Adoption fee on any available animal is $20. All rescues that are 501(c)3 tax exempt will not be charged a pull fee but must present a copy of their tax exempt status.

CONTACT: PH: (606) 256-1833   Email:



 Roscoe Pit Bull Terrier Mix Adult Male - LONG TIMER! 3 years old.  Friendly. NO LIVESTOCK! Good looking boy begging for someone to save him!

Gus Mixed Breed Young Male - LONG TIMER!  4-5 months old, 20lbs. Friendly. St. Bernard Mix?

 Gunner Lab Mix? Adult Male - LONG TIMER! 3 years old. Friendly and smart. NO CHICKENS! Handsome boy.

Sassy Shar Pei Mix YOUNG Female - 9 months old. Friendly with people and larger dogs. Aggressive with small animals.

Bruiser Mastiff Mix Adult Male - HAS SKIN ALLERGY! 2-3 years old, 50 to 60lbs. Slightly aggressive with other dogs.

Rufus Shepherd Mix Adult Male - 1-2 years old, 40lbs. Friendly with people and other dogs.


Rockcastle County Animal shelter
Mount Vernon, KY

POSTED 9/25   Shelter is rescue and adopter friendly in and out of state.

 CONTACT: PH: (859) 737-0053 Email: or Email:


Rose Beagle/Hound Young Female - 1 year old. Rose is precious! Very affectionate and loving. Good with children. Lots of energy, but smart and trainable!

Tank American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Adult Male -  2 years old. Neutered.

PD Hound Mix Adult Male - 3 years old. Neutered.  My previous owner chained me outside and let my collar grow into my neck then dumped me at the police department. I will have the scars to tell my story from now on.

Chloe Beagle/Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler) Mix Medium Senior Female - 9 years old.

Ozzy Siberian Husky Mix (Shaved) Medium Young Male - 1 year old. Very loving, but would be best as only pet.

Tinkerbell Russian Blue/Domestic Short Hair Mix Medium Adult Female - $25 ADOPTION FEE! 6 years old. Spayed.

Persia Domestic Medium Hair Medium Adult Female - $25 ADOPTION FEE! 3 years old. Spayed.

Mr. Kitty Domestic Short Hair Mix Medium Adult Male - $25 ADOPTION FEE! 3 years old. Neutered.

Marcus Domestic Short Hair Mix Medium Young  Male - $25 ADOPTION FEE! 5 months old. Neutered.

5. Madisonville, KY: ADOPTABLE CATS & DOGS!
CONTACT: Email: PH: (270) 821-8965 

 Buddy Mac Lab/German Shorthaired Pointer Mix Large Adult Male - HW POSITIVE!  ADOPTION FEE SPONSORED! 4 years old, 63lbs.  He was very nervous when he first arrived as an owner surrender. He has warmed up but sometimes can bark at the fence which ends up making people walk away. We would be more than willing to get him out so you can see just how awesome and friendly he is. Buddy Mac is heartworm positive, so you would need to talk with your veterinarian about treatment options and pricing.

Piper Domestic Short Hair Calico Mix adult Female $30 ADOPTION FEE! 2 years old.  Piper was surrendered back in June of 2018, when her owners could no longer afford to take care of her. She is now spayed and up to date on her Rabies vaccination. She's a sweet laid back cat.

Charlie Boxer Mix Young Male - LONG TIMER! 1 year old, 64lbs. Charlie has been with us since April of 2018, and we aren’t sure why. He’s a big dog, but loves people. He does well with other dogs, but we always suggest an introduction before adopting with other dogs in the household. He’s heartworm negative.

Edward Domestic Short Hair Black Adult Male - FELINE LEUKEMIA POSITIVE! CAME FROM HOARDING SITUATION! ADOPTION FEE SPONSORED! 4 years old.  He’s considered special needs because he is feline leukemia positive. He would need to be the only cat in the home, or with other cats who also have this disease. We are doing our best to find him the home he deserves. Edward is one of the last few we have left from the 60 hoarding case we took in. He’s actually the first one who tested positive. We are hoping that someone will look past this and give him the second chance he needs. He is already microchipped.
James Hound Mix Large Adult Male - HEARTWORM POSITIVE! Are you looking for a partner who can see past your loud singing in the car, snoring so loud you wake yourself up, or maybe you just simply sing off key. Well James is the guy you’ve been searching for! As a matter of fact he loves to hang his head out the window, and sing at the top of his lungs. Honestly yes most of the time it’s off key. But you see it doesn’t bother him because he uses his selective hearing! Yup we believe he has us all fooled for a long time thinking he was deaf . He’s still an amazing boy who deserves his chance though.

Chase Domestic Short Hair Brown Tabby Adult Male -  CAME FROM HOARDING SITUATION! $30 ADOPTION FEE! Neutered. Chase is one of the last few we have left from the 60 hoarding case we took in back in April of 2018. He would do good as a barn cat, as he's a spunky guy who still likes to spray around sometimes.

Hopkins County Humane Society
Madisonville, KY




CONTACT: PH: (606) 298-4035  Email:

 Bianca Domestic Short Hair White & Black Young Female - Bianca is a year old and so, so sweet. She is a quiet cat that would love to sit in your lap and be your beautiful house cat. Her fixing is $45 and includes rabies shot. She has had her boosters.

 Andi Boxer Mix Medium Adult Female - ADOPTED AND RETURNED! AT SHELTER FOR 3 YEARS! 45lbs.  She really is a sweet, beautiful dog. She never had a single accident in the house, seldom barked and loved riding in the car. She loves attention and wants someone to play with her. An active family with space for her to run would be an ideal home for Andi. If we had a fenced yard, she would still be with us. I am spayed, vaccinated, wormed, flea treated.

Hattie Domestic Short Hair Young Female - 5 months old. Hattie and her sister Haley need homes.

Magic Mike Border Collie Mix Medium Adult Male - LONG TIMER! HAS BEEN AT THE SHELTER AT LEAST 2 YEARS!   6-7 years old. Good with cats and children. Magic Mike is about five years old and a medium-sized dog. He is a small lab, in other words. Why this sweet, eager to be loved dog is stuck in a shelter is unknown. He is so adoptable and so cute! He likes kids and adults, but has trust issues. He also doesn't like other dogs, due to his hard life scrounging and fighting for food. He needs a home where he will be loved and appreciated. He has had shots. He weighs about 40 pounds.

Heath Domestic Short Hair Young Male - 6 months old. Just a small older kitten, not much taller than a treat box. Stocky and short. Health is sweet and loves being petted.

 Willie Feist Medium Adult Male - Good with cats, children and other dogs. What a cutie Willie is! He is about 1-2 years old and weighs about 35 pounds. He is a small to medium-sized dog. He likes to have fun and play and would make a great little family dog.
Willie likes to boss male dogs, but when he is neutered, this tendency will cease.He is a friendly, happy dog that needs a loving home.
Haley Domestic Short Hair Young Female - 5 months old. Look at those gorgeous stripes! Haley and look-a-like sisters have been at the shelter since they were tiny babies. They are sweet kitties who will make you laugh with their antics.

White Shepherd Mix Medium Young Male - Weighs about 38lbs.  Has a goofy personality. Loves to play tug of war, keep away, and have a good time. He is not as big as his photos make him appear. He is very protective of his people.

Jasper Domestic Short Hair Black Young Male - 5 months old. Loving and sweet. One of the black kittens at the shelter.

 Max Boxer Mix Medium Adult Male - LONG TIMER! Good with other dogs and children. I'm Max, a strong pit bull with a heart of gold. I came to the shelter with Cassie. We were removed from our home due to neglect. We were too skinny, had worms, and were tied up. We are much healthier now. I am friendly, but cautious. I like people and other dogs, but NOT cats. However, if another dog challenges me, I will challenge him back with growls. When I get neutered, I'll be more appreciative of other male dogs! I weigh 55 pounds. I am a family dog, not meant to be tied or penned up.

Johnie Pit Bull Terrier Medium Young Male - LONG TIMER!  Good with other dogs and children. Would prefer a home without cats. Johnie came to the shelter as a stray. He is still fun-loving. He likes everybody, is a baby really, and is good with other dogs. He is very handsome, and strong, but easily trainable. He would make a great companion for a home that can give him daily exercise and attention. He is a pet, not a watch dog - he is too friendly for that role-and not to be tied up. He belongs with a family who will treat him as the treasure he is. He weighs about 55 pounds.

Whatsa Domestic Short Hair Brown Tabby Adult Female - Whatsa has been at the shelter for almost a year! She is adorable, quiet and well-mannered, but loves to climb, run and play. She needs a loving home to come out of her shell. She is about two years old, had her boosters. Her spay and rabies is $45.

Opal Pocket Pit Bull Terrier  Medium Adult Female - LONG TIMER! 6-7 years old. Opal loves people and wants all of their attention. She came from a very bad situation, where the police removed her and brought her to the shelter. She has been at the shelter for too many months.
  Storm Tabby/White Mix Female - Storm is a beautiful girl who has been at the shelter for a few months. She has large eyes, and is super sweet. She needs time to adjust to her new family. She is spayed and ready to go home.
Ozzy Tabby Mix Male - Ozzy is a shelter favorite. He is friendly and has cute white paws.

Peppermint Hemingway Polydactyl Young Male - I have grown up at the shelter, which is a shame. I am a male kitten, about 7 months old with extra toes on my front paws, so I am unique! I look like I have an attitude, but really, I love attention, and to play and have fun.

Biggie Smalls Domestic Short Hair Tabby Adult Male - ONE EYE HAS BEEN REMOVED! Biggie Smalls is a handsome tabby male with nice chocolate tabby stripes. He is about two years old and lives in a foster home with other cats. Unfortunately, Biggie Smalls had an eye infection when he was a kitten that required one eye to be removed. But, that doesn't stop him from playing and being an affectionate cat! He is best as a housecat, due to lack of sight on one side. He could get in trouble real quick outside. Biggie is also neutered.
Carmen Domestic Short Hair Female - Beautiful Carmen needs a quiet home. Carmen is very shy and needs to adapt to her new home at her own pace, but once she falls in love with her new family, she will be devoted to them.

Checkers Large Black and White Male - Rescued from a housing project where he was a stray. Checkers is a big boy and loves to eat. All he wants to do is lay around and be petted. Everyone loves Checkers because he is gentle, quiet and friendly. Great cat!

Martin County Animal Shelter
Inez, KY




CONTACT:  Lori at PH: (419) 788-8714

 Roger Lab/Chow Chow Mix Adult Male EUTH ALERT!  5 years old. Neutered. Stray found with Rita. Neither dog knows how to play. They don’t like being caged and are becoming more difficult to handle in their cages as time passes. Outside their cages they will run along side a human. Not aggressive towards other dogs and don’t care about cats. Roger likes to be petted and told what a good dog he is. Roger and Rita are not bonded, so they can go separately, but they play well together.

Rita Bull Terrier/Chow Chow Mix Adult Female EUTH ALERT! 5 years old. Spayed. Stray found with Roger Neither dog knows how to play. They don’t like being caged and are becoming more difficult to handle in their cages as time passes. Outside their cages they will run along side a human. Not aggressive towards other dogs and don’t care about cats. Rita likes to flop over on her back and lay with her head on your lap while you rub her belly. She is submissive around other dogs. Roger and Rita are not bonded, so they can go separately, but they play well together.

Hancock County Humane Society
Findlay, OH