Wiggle Wednesday with Animal Care Society!

We are excited to partner with Animal Care Society to bring you Wiggle Wednesday! Wiggle Wednesday highlights a different pet each week that is available to be adopted at Animal Care Society! You can check out all of the animals they have available for adoption on their website at animalcaresociety.org!

Normally we’d have a special animal join us in the studio for you to learn about every Wednesday. In light of COVID-19, we’re taking the necessary precautions and practicing social distancing. Instead of an in-studio visit, we’re only going to highlight the animal below & on our social media accounts. If you would like more information about any of the animals available for adoption, the contact information for Animal Care Society can be found below! As soon as we are given the all-clear, we will be bringing you live in-studio Wiggle Wednesdays! 

Animal Care Society
12207 Westport Rd.
Louisville, KY 40245
502-426-6303
Click here to see animals available for adoption! 

Please note:

11/11/20- Izzie, Whippet Mix
Izzie was adopted from The Animal Care Society several years ago as a young pup. She lived in a loving home but unfortunately due to schedule changes, they were no longer able to care for her. According to her previous owners, Izzie is well mannered, housebroken and gets along with children. She doesn’t enjoy the company of cats, however. Last year, Izzie was diagnosed with Addison’s disease. This means that her adrenal glands no longer produce enough steroids to keep her organs happy. The good thing is, this can be managed with an inexpensive pill that she takes daily. While the disease is not curable, she can live a long, normal life with her medication. She recently had bloodwork ran at the vet’s office and they said she is doing excellent. Izzie is a very, very sweet dog, that wants nothing more than to please her people. Her favorite toy is her lamb chop stuffed animal, she likes to carry that around everywhere she goes. She also enjoys going on walks and playing fetch. If Izzie sounds like the right fit for you, head over to www.animalcaresociety.org to fill out an application!

11/4/20- Priscilla, Hound Mix

Sweet, spunky Priscilla came to The Animal Care Society from another rural shelter where her chances of finding her forever home were slim. This pup is just waiting for her day to come where she gets endless snuggles and treats for being the best girl. Priscilla is approximately 3 months old and appears to be a hound mix. Since she is so young, she will need a patient owner that is willing to work with her on potty training and basic manners. We think she would do well with another dog in the house to show her the ropes.
If you are interested in adopting this busy-bee, apply online today at www.animalcaresociety.org!

 

10/28/20- Mac, Labrador Retriever

Mac was transferred to The Animal Care Society from another rural shelter, in hopes that we could find a great home for him. Upon arrival, Mac was nervous about his new surroundings but quickly came to realize, this place isn’t so bad! He arrived with his brother who looks almost identical to him. They have remained best friends during their stay here and would love to go to a home together, but they would also do okay going separately. Mac is still young, so he’s very high energy and still working on his manners. It appears as if he’d never been leash walked before coming here so a fenced in yard would be best for him. It also needs to be at least 6 feet tall, as this boy can jump! We believe Mac is around 9 months old and about 40 pounds. Mac will need to be neutered before going to his forever home, but if you are interested in him, go ahead and submit an application at www.animalcaresociety.org!

10/21/20- Ganon, Siamese Mix

Ganon is one of 7 kittens born to a chocolate point siamese. Not one of the kittens looks anything like their mother. The litter is a variety of colors from orange tabby to brown squirrel hair tabby. Although they may not look like Siamese, some do seem to be talkers.

Ganon is an adorable kitten with typical kitten behavior. This play behavior consists of stalking, pouncing, jumping, biting, and clawing. Because of these normal behaviors, we do not adopt to homes with children under age 5 unless another kitten is in the home.// Because the kittens are not spayed or neutered, they can only be adopted to the residence of Jefferson County

10/14/20- Bella, Siamese Mix
 Bella is a beautiful chocolate point siamese who was owner surrendered pregnant. She was living both in and outdoors, which is how she got pregnant. Siamese cats are loving and affectionate. They are loyal and are highly intelligent and curious. They can also be energetic and playful.
We have noticed that Bella hisses and swipes at larger dogs, so she should not go to a home with big dogs.

If you are interested in Bella, please fill out an application at animalcaresociety.org!

ADOPTED! 10/7/20- Reeses, Chihuahu & Dachshund Mix

Owner surrenders, the “Candy” puppies were brought to ACS when their parents had an unexpected litter. With nine puppies in total, the owners were not prepared to handle both parents AND the large litter. With a Chihuahua mix mother and a Yorki/Dachshund father, these puppies are incredibly cute. While ACS believes that adopting nine of them would be too much, interested parties may choose to adopt a pair. After all, they’re just so cute!

With their scruffy, dappled, brown or black and tan and tiny appearance, it is sure to be a madhouse at ACS when these puppies become available. Because they cannot be spayed/neutered for several months (boys until November 2020, girls until January 2021), they are restricted to Jefferson County, KY residents. There are no exceptions to this rule. They will also need a fenced yard because they are still in the process of their shots. Dog parks and other public areas are NOT acceptable.

9/30/20- Monty, Domestic Short Hair


Monty came to the Animal Care Society from a high-kill rural shelter much like many of the animals at ACS. Afraid of the busy shelter life, it took days for the staff to see the true personality of this wonderful kittens. As a young cat, he has a playful bliss once he came out of his shell. Monty will play hard-to-get while he is warming up to a new person. He is a truly sweet cat and will be a great addition to anyone’s family. If you are interested in Monty, apply today at www.animalcaresociety.org!

9/23/20- Airi, Boston Terrier Mix

Arriving at ACS without any information from a high-kill rural shelter, Airi was a complete mystery to the staff. Approximately two years of age, it is likely that she had a previous owner. Extremely sweet, Airi is always excited to see the ACS staff. Her kennel is kept neat, although we cannot say that she is house-trained.

Airi appears to have some Boston Terrier in her. She is definitely not a pure-bred as she weighs more than a Boston should, weighing around 30 pounds. Bostons are known to be easier to groom compared to other terriers, and have a goofy and curious personality which tends to get them into trouble. They tend to be very playful and have a high energy level for a smaller breed. However, these are companion animals which prefer to be with their person despite their chaotic tendencies (i.e. zoomies, chasing their stubby tail in circles). Airi might show some of these traits with her adopters; she certainly has enjoyed snuggling with the ACS staff as well as leaping in joy when someone enters her kennel.

Bostons are very intelligent, and combined with a muscular body, they can be quite interesting to watch as they goof off. Airi might have Boston Terrier as part of her breed mixture, but she certainly has proven to be an entertaining companion during her time at ACS. Airi will be spayed before her adoption. If you are interested in her, apply today at www.animalcaresociety.org!

ADOPTED! 9/16/20- Slick, Labrador Retriever Mix

!!!JEFFERSON COUNTY, KY RESIDENTS ONLY!!! NO EXCEPTIONS!
FENCED YARD IS REQUIRED!

Coco and Slick were brought to ACS from rural Kentucky. Soon after their arrival, both broke with parvovirus and were rushed to the vet for emergency care. Fortunately, both survived and returned to the shelter within days of their initial treatment. Now fully recovered, both siblings are ready to find their forever homes.

It is a guess that these two puppies are mixed with Labrador Retriever. Without information on their exact DNA, their mother was described to ACS as a Lab. If they are truly a Lab, their adopters should expect these two dogs to behave like puppies until they are three years of age. Labs are very friendly and intelligent. Because of their temperaments, they are trained and used as service and emotional support dogs commonly. While these two puppies are likely mixed with unknown breeds, they have the energetic and playful nature of the Labs as well as some physical traits.

Because neither Coco nor Slick is altered, they are restricted to Jefferson County, KY residents ONLY. Coco cannot be neutered until October 2020 and Slick cannot be spayed until December 2020. Applications from non-Jefferson County, KY residents will NOT be accepted until these puppies are altered following the months of either October or December.

Because these puppies are still in the process of their shots, their adopters MUST have a fenced yard to provide them with a safe place to learn house training. Dog parks and other public options are not acceptable. This is to prevent the exposure of deadly diseases other than parvovirus.

If you are interested in either Coco or Slick (or both!), and live in Jefferson County, KY with a fenced yard, apply today at www.animalcaresociety.org!

9/9/20- Charm, Domestic Short Hair Mix

Named for her charming personality, Charm came to the Animal Care Society as a transfer from a rural high-kill shelter, along with her three kittens (who all found homes!). Now that her three babies are grown and off to homes of their own, Charm is ready to find one for herself. Charm loves to receive pettings and attention, and despite being a mother, she is still very much a kitten herself. Charm has very obviously been through a tough background, having had a litter at such a young age. While she cannot share with us her experiences, she enjoys the toys and companionship we give her on a daily basis. If you are interested in Charm, apply today at www.animalcaresociety.org!

9/2/20- Rainy, Dalmation

!!! JEFFERSON COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY !!! NO EXCEPTIONS

Transferred from a high-kill rural shelter, Rainy’s origins are a complete mystery, as well as her breed mixture. She appears to have personality traits of a Dalmation, with looks similar to a Hound or sight dog. She is energetic, LOVES her toys, and will need training for her bark. While she hasn’t quite figured out how to calm down in order to snuggle, she enjoys companionship and play sessions. Oh, and did we mention that she loves to give kisses?

This is a dog who would not be well suited for an apartment because of her bark. We do not see signs of separation anxiety, instead, she appears to be figuring out the world as a puppy might while talking at every opportunity. Rainy is a young puppy with a lot of love to give who will need the typical puppy training all young dogs get. From what we have seen, she is begging for the attention and would enjoy any training session with her adopter.

She is restricted to Jefferson County, KY residents only because she is not yet altered. She cannot be spayed until October 2020. At no time before October 2020 will she be altered or available to non-Jefferson County, KY residents. There are no exceptions to this rule. She will also need a fenced yard as she hasn’t yet finished her shots. She cannot visit public spaces for risk of deadly diseases such as parvo. Because of this, the fence is also not an exception.

If you have a fenced yard and live in Jefferson County, KY, apply today at www.animalcaresociety.org!

8/26/20- Elvis, Domestic Short Hair Mix

Remember little Elton? Elvis is from the same litter of kittens, all named after singers starting with the Letter “E”. While Elton and his other siblings have been adopted, Elvis HAS NOT left the building. But despite being at The Animal Care Society since he was 2 weeks old, 4-month-old Elvis isn’t blue! As you can see, he’s energetic and playful, and like a true Superstar is not shy when the cameras come out! You Can’t Help Falling In Love with Elvis’ beautifully marked Gray Tabby coat – it’s a real show-stopper! And while this Elvis doesn’t have Blue Suede Shoes, he does have sweet little white paws! While the friendly staff makes his stay at ACS far from a Heartbreak Hotel, Elvis would still like to move to his furever home, just like his litter-mates have. If you think this hunk-a-hunk-a purring love is the one for you, please fill out an application at http://animalcaresociety.org/! It’s Now Or Never!

 

8/19/20- Scout, German Shepard Mix
!!! No children under 12 !!! STRUCTURAL FENCE REQUIRED!

Scout was surrendered to a high-kill rural shelter when his owner was concerned about how the large dog would do with a child on the way. Already gentle with the man’s 4-year-old daughter, the only real issue was with Scout knocking the child down simply due to his size and goofy personality. Scout received no training from his previous owner. However, since joining the ACS shelter, Scout was quick to learn to sit. It was obvious that Scout was used to being yelled at: he only listened when you yelled. Since working with Scout, he has become more used to a quieter voice. However, as with the Shepherd, an assertive voice is always required.

While there has not been a DNA test on Scout, it has been theorized that he could be a pure-bred Shepherd. He stands weighing 65-70 pounds; built of pure muscle and intellect. Scout is a definite companion animal, whining when left alone or not given attention. Simply put, Scout’s favorite spot is next to you! The ACS staff do not believe that it will be difficult to train Scout and that with training he will become a loyal member of the household.

Scout will require room to run freely as well as multiple walks a day in order to keep in physical shape. As such, a structurally fenced yard (no electric fences) is essential and required without exception. It is necessary for him to be trained and socialized in order to prevent destructive or aggressive tendencies, as per all German Shepherds. Frequent brushing will be required due to his coat. The Shepherd breed has a tendency not to get along with cats unless raised with them; as such, we do not recommend Scout to a home with cats. Any children or other dogs should expect to be nipped per the herding breed. He does have a habit of nipping when he becomes excited.

Scout was recently adopted through our shelter and returned. He is very friendly and loving with the children in the home. However, that is not the case with children that he is not familiar with. ACS will NOT adopt him into a home with children younger than 12, and the owners must understand that he can NOT be around younger children. His previous owners recommended that he have an owner with training experience because he enjoys training and seeks that relationship with his owner. They also noticed that he will bark at other dogs, although he got along well with the two dogs in their home. \\\ SCOUT IS SPONSORED BY OUR FRIENDS AT OLDFATHER LAW FIRM THRU DECEMBER 2020!

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the German Shepherd breed restrictions at apartments and Scout’s size, we will not adopt Scout to apartments. Scout will require a structural fenced-in yard in order to get adequate exercise, and it is recommended that he be walked several times a day. Training and socialization are also a MUST for any Shepherd. 

8/12/20- Figaro, Domestic Short Hair Mix

If you are looking for an independent wallflower, this ain’t it! Figaro is an “all about you” type of cat. He enjoys rubbing his head on us while we clean and getting in the way while we medicate other cats. No matter what we are doing, Figaro is there! He’s a gorgeous sweetheart with a need for people. Social distancing? Personal space? Not with this cat! He has a tendency to do the same with a few of his feline roommates, who are not as accepting of his playful and sweet nature as the staff. ACS staff have determined that he is NOT good with dogs, so he will need a home without canine siblings. If you are interested in this sociable young cat, please apply today at www.animalcaresociety.org! Primary Color: Brown Tiger Secondary Color: White Age: 1yrs 5mths 1wks Animal has been Neutered I am available for adoption at the Animal Care Society.

8/5/20- Chance, Beagle & Spaniel Mix

Transferred from a rural farm to the Animal Care Society, it was immediately clear that their previous owner never worked with these three puppies. ACS was supposed to get more than three; however, the transport could only catch these three. Clearly unsocialized and terrified, as well as filthy, the ACS staff were quick to begin working with the young puppies. Chance came out of his shell after a few weeks of work, while the other two, Caleb and Cody, are still increasing their confidence daily. Large strides have been made since their arrival, including the discovery of their bark, and for Chance, his love for the belly-rub. There is still quite a journey left for these three.

Their owners must be patient and nurturing, as these puppies need a safe and encouraging environment to grow. They will require a fenced yard because they are still in the process of their shots, as well as they lack the confidence to walk on a leash. There are no exceptions to the requirement of a fenced yard. They will be neutered before they can go home. ACS staff are working to schedule their neuters as soon as they are able.

No one can meet these puppies without a pre-approved application through the Animal Care Society. Applications can be submitted through our website at www.animalcaresociety.org Once the application is submitted, ACS staff will begin to work on the application. When the application process is ready, we will call to set up a meet and greet.

7/29/20- ACS Update!

Sadly, today’s Wiggle Wednesday bears bad news, BUT we hope to find the silver lining in this cloud!

Like SO MANY Kentuckiana businesses and organizations, The Animal Care Society has been hit by Covid-19 – a volunteer tested positive. Following safety protocols, ACS has closed its doors to the public for at least 2 weeks.
BUT…
That doesn’t mean that the shelter stops! The many animals there still require care, and donations are needed! ACS is in need of donations; especially cleaning supplies. Your help and donations are what will help ensure that they can open back up as soon as possible!
Cleaning supply donations needed:
Bleach
Fabuloso Multi-Purpose Cleaner
Clorox Wipes
The furbabies are in need of:
Kitty Litter
Science Diet Small Bites Puppy Food

Science Diet Small Bites Adult Food

Donations can be dropped off outside the door (no contact!) at
The Animal Care Society
12207 Westport Road
Louisville, KY 40245
If you would like to notify them that you have dropped something off, or if you need a receipt for your records, please call 502-426-6303
Our 106.9 Play family has been wonderful about finding furever homes for so many ACS friends – let’s join together to take care of them during this time until they can safely meet their new families!

7/22/20- November, Miniature Pinscher & Terrier Mix
It’s a real mystery of how this many puppies look like so many dog breeds. Terrier, Miniature Pinscher, Retriever, Husky? With a litter of 10 puppies with such a variety, there’s a puppy for everyone’s tastes! Their breed mixture is an absolute mystery since ACS does not know about the parents involved, so their future size and needs are a mystery. Their age is an estimation as well as their breeds: these puppies arrived at the shelter with ZERO information on them from another shelter. What we do know is that these puppies are a sweet, cuddly, and playful bunch.

Because they are still in the process of their shots, they will require a fenced yard for them to potty safely. Dog parks are not an acceptable location, nor is leash walking in public areas. Fences are required without exception. Due to their shots being in process, we are not allowing visits without a completed application. Due to COVID-19, no person may enter the shelter without having an application worked by the ACS staff. An appointment will be scheduled after the application process is completed.

In addition, we are not adopting this litter to non-Jefferson County residents. Their spays and neuters can only be enforced through Louisville Metro. No exceptions are made. If you live in Jefferson County, KY, you may apply for these dogs. The boys cannot be neutered until August 2020 and the girls cannot be spayed until October 2020. At no time before their alterations will non-Jefferson County resident applications be accepted. Again, no exceptions will be made.

 

 

7/15/20- Anabelle, Chihuahua Mix
NO CHILDREN! WILL REQUIRE A FENCE!

If you like big mutts, this might not be the dog for you! TINY Anabelle appears to be a long-haired Chihuahua weighing around 4 pounds. When she arrived at the Animal Care Society shelter as a transfer from a high-kill rural shelter, she was shaking. We soon discovered that the shaking was because she was simply too excited to get attention. Anabelle LOVES to be held and whines when left alone. Because she was transferred without any information, her age was a complete guess. After visiting a vet, their opinion was that she is only two years of age. For a dog who can live up to twenty years, she’s still got quite a long life ahead of her!

Anabelle keeps her kennel spotless. While she does potty inside her kennel (due to her lack of vaccines, we weren’t able to give her more options), she goes strictly on the paper. She’s not really one to play with her toys; at least, whenever we are near, she seems more focused on us. She did come to the shelter with some hair loss and she’s working on growing it back. This poor girl came from a rough situation and is healing. Anabelle needs a home where she will continue to heal, along with feel the love that she has clearly lacked. If you are interested in Anabelle, apply today at www.animalcaresociety.org!

7/8/20- July, Miniature Pinscher & Terrier Mix

It’s a real mystery of how this many puppies look like so many dog breeds. Terrier, Miniature Pinscher, Retriever, Husky? With a litter of 10 puppies with such a variety, there’s a puppy for everyone’s tastes! Their breed mixture is an absolute mystery since ACS does not know about the parents involved, so their future size and needs are a mystery. Their age is an estimation as well as their breeds: these puppies arrived at the shelter with ZERO information on them from another shelter. What we do know is that these puppies are a sweet, cuddly, and playful bunch.

Because they are still in the process of their shots, they will require a fenced yard for them to potty safely. Dog parks are not an acceptable location, nor is leash walking in public areas. Fences are required without exception. Due to their shots being in process, we are not allowing visits without a completed application. Due to COVID-19, no person may enter the shelter without having an application worked by the ACS staff. An appointment will be scheduled after the application process is completed.

In addition, we are not adopting this litter to non-Jefferson County residents. Their spays and neuters can only be enforced through Louisville Metro. No exceptions are made. If you live in Jefferson County, KY, you may apply for these dogs. The boys cannot be neutered until August 2020 and the girls cannot be spayed until October 2020. At no time before their alterations will non-Jefferson County resident applications be accepted. Again, no exceptions will be made.

7/1/20- Chance, Beagle & Spaniel Mix

Transferred from a rural farm to the Animal Care Society, it was immediately clear that their previous owner never worked with these three puppies. ACS was supposed to get more than three; however, the transport could only catch these three. Clearly unsocialized and terrified, as well as filthy, the ACS staff were quick to begin working with the young puppies. Chance came out of his shell after a few weeks of work, while the other two, Caleb and Cody, are still increasing their confidence daily. Large strides have been made since their arrival, including the discovery of their bark, and for Chance, his love for the belly-rub. There is still quite a journey left for these three.

Their owners must be patient and nurturing, as these puppies need a safe and encouraging environment to grow. They will require a fenced yard because they are still in the process of their shots, as well as they lack the confidence to walk on a leash. There are no exceptions to the requirement of a fenced yard. They will be neutered before they can go home. ACS staff are working to schedule their neuters as soon as they are able.

No one can meet these puppies without a pre-approved application through the Animal Care Society. Applications can be submitted through our website at www.animalcaresociety.org Once the application is submitted, ACS staff will begin to work on the application. When the application process is ready, we will call to set up a meet and greet.

6/24/20- Figaro, Domestic Short Hair Mix

If you are looking for an independent wallflower, this ain’t it! Figaro is an “all about you” type of cat. He enjoys rubbing his head on us while we clean and getting in the way while we medicate other cats. No matter what we are doing, Figaro is there! He’s a gorgeous sweetheart with a need for people. Social distancing? Personal space? Not with this cat! He has a tendency to do the same with a few of his feline roommates, who are not as accepting of his playful and sweet nature as the staff. ACS staff have determined that he is NOT good with dogs, so he will need a home without canine siblings. If you are interested in this sociable young cat, please apply today at www.animalcaresociety.org! Primary Color: Brown Tiger Secondary Color: White Age: 1yrs 3mths 3wks Animal has been Neutered I am available for adoption at the Animal Care Society.

ADOPTED! 6/17/20- Rubzy, Pomeranian & Siberian Husky Mix
Guess what?! Rubzy has found her fur-ever home! Whoever thought to combine a Husky with a Pomeranian was an evil genius. A bundle of spastic energy and white fur, Rubzy is a prime example of how adorable and chaotic this breed mixture can be. Following her adoption to her first owner, she jumped off of the bed and broke her leg. This dog is wild! The owner was told to confine Rubzy to a crate as she healed, and this puppy was NOT happy with this decision! As a diva who enjoys the attention of others, she barked relentlessly when left alone, regardless of the crate. She needs a LOT of exercise and the prescribed confinement put a damper on her plans. Since joining us at our shelter, we do believe that she is house-broken and will bark to let you know when she’s ready to go. She also enjoys belly-rubs wherever she is able to get them, and would greatly appreciate an owner willing to give her a lifetime supply.

Rubzy was surrendered to the Animal Care Society when her owner was threatened eviction. Now that she is healed, she is ready to find a home where she is free to get both the exercise she needs and the attention. Rubzy will need a LOT of exercise, as well as training, in order to manage her puppy destructive behaviors and her high energy level. Her owner MUST be an active person ready to take on the challenge of this fluffy lightning bolt. Trust us, this girl can squeeze passed you as quick as lightning even in a cast!

Please research the breed mixture prior to applying, and pay extra attention to the restrictions below!! If you are interested in adopting Rubzy and fit the restrictions below, apply today at www.animalcaresociety.org!

PLEASE NOTE: Rubzy will have several restrictions in order to make sure that she finds the best home possible for her needs. She must go to a home with a fenced-in yard. She will not be adopted to ANY apartments because she will bark when left alone. As her previous owner can attest, this is not an apartment dog. Her owner MUST be an active person in order to fit her exercise needs. This is a busy dog, and her owner must be someone active enough to go on hikes, runs, or similar exercises on a routine basis.

ALSO, since she is not spayed, we will NOT accept applications from non-Jefferson County, KY residents. If she is not adopted by the month of August, ACS will have her spayed, and this restriction will be removed. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE!

ADOPTED! 6/10/20- Elton, Domestic Short Hair Mix
Elton has been adopted! Named after singers with the name “E,” these kittens certainly have personalities to match their famous namesakes. Energetic and playful, the kittens are sure to catch your attention on stage! The litter was transferred from a high-kill rural shelter, where their previous owner was unprepared for a litter of kittens. Arriving at the shelter at only two weeks of age, they went into foster care. Their foster mom named them for their “louder than life” personalities and is excited for them to find homes. Now that they are back at the shelter, the staff at the Animal Care Society are excited as well for them to find their forever homes. If you are interested in them and live in Jefferson County, KY, apply today at www.animalcaresociety.org!

PLEASE NOTE: These kittens are not yet spayed or neutered. As such, they are limited to Jefferson County, KY residents ONLY unless they are not adopted prior to their alterations. The girl (Ella) cannot be spayed until October 2020 and the boys cannot be neutered until August 2020. No applications from non-Jefferson County, KY residents will be accepted until they are altered during those months. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE.

ADOPTED! 6/3/20- Loulabel, Shepard Mix
We’re excited to update you that Loulabel has found her fur-ever home! Loulabel was transferred to the Animal Care Society from a rural high-kill shelter. Her owner surrendered her when they could not work with her high energy level. It was clear to the ACS staff that the owner had not worked with the young Shepherd mix. Since joining the ACS shelter, Loulabel learned to sit for her food. Once someone works with her, ACS staff believes that Loulabel will become a truly wonderful dog. She enjoys the hustle and bustle of daily shelter life with a smile.

Loulabel is obviously not a pure-bred Shepherd. Closer to 40 pounds than the German Shepherd 75 pounds, Loulabel does have a similar coat length and feel to the Shepherd. As such, she will need frequent brushing in order to prevent matting. She did learn how to sit quickly, and the ACS staff believes that she will catch on quickly to structured training sessions. Loulabel is eager to please, which makes her a wonderful companion and easier to train.

PLEASE NOTE: Loulabel is not yet spayed. We will be spaying her prior to adoption. If interested, please apply for her at www.animalcaresociety.org


5/27/20- Harlow, Domestic Medium Hair Mix


Harlow came to the Animal Care Society from a rural high-kill shelter while heavily pregnant. Soon after joining the care of one of ACS’s long-time foster’s, she gave birth to five beautiful kittens. The foster mom observed that this was not Harlow’s first litter, although Harlow behaves like a kitten herself. Harlow enjoys to play with her toys as much as her own children! Harlow also enjoys a good petting session and is a wonderful all-around cat. Now that Harlow’s kittens are old enough to find their own forever homes, Harlow is ready to find her own. ACS will have Harlow spayed before she can go home, but they are taking applications now! Primary Color: Tabby Secondary Color: White Age: 1yrs 8mths 3wks

5/20/20- Gracie Jo & Sophie, Domestic Short Hair Mix


From a feral mother, Gracie Jo and Sophie were taken in by a loving woman with hopes to find them a better home than the perilous outdoors. Once they were old enough, she brought the two sisters to the Animal Care Society to find their furever homes. Well-socialized and sweet, these two beautiful kittens made themselves at home at the ACS shelter. Between the calico (Gracie Jo) and tabby (Sophie), ACS staff can only guess as to how beautiful their mother was. Since getting to know the kittens, ACS staff have seen nothing but sweet, energetic and playful sides to these two wonderful young cats. If you are interested in Sophie and/or Gracie Jo, and live in Jefferson County, KY, apply for them today at www.animalcaresociety.org!

PLEASE READ: Because Sophie and Gracie Jo cannot be spayed until September 2020, their adoptions are restricted to Jefferson County, KY residents ONLY. We will not accept applications outside of Jefferson County, KY until they have been spayed (September 2020 or later). There are no exceptions.

5/13/20- George, Labrador Retriever & Shepard Mix

Transferred to the Animal Care Society from a rural high-kill shelter, the staff has wondered if George is part horse or moose. With his large head and long legs, George has the power to knock you off your feet when he is playing. George was an owner surrender, and transferred between two shelters prior to coming to ACS. He is estimated to be a Lab/Shepherd mix, and since he has Labrador Retriever in him, George is still very much a puppy. Labrador Retrievers do not get out of their puppy phase until they are three years old. Since George is mixed, there is a chance that this might happen before the age of three.

George is a large puppy, and definitely needs to work on his leash manners. He does not seem to understand his size, and will need to learn impulse control. While ACS was not given any information on him or his previous owner, it is clear that the owner did not work with him when he was young. George has a wonderful personality with a desire for play as well as pleasing. He believes that he is a lap dog despite his wild nature and enjoys the companionship of others. Once trained, the staff at ACS believe that George will be a loyal companion who will provide endless amounts of entertainment. While at our shelter, the ACS staff did discover that George is NOT cat friendly, and will NOT go to a home with cats or small animals.

PLEASE READ…George does not have any training on walking on a leash. As such, ACS is requiring that George go to a home with a fenced-in yard.

5/6/20- Dewey,  Domestic Short Hair & Russian Blue Mix
This handsome young fella lost his home because he played too rough with the young child in the home. With another baby on the way, Dewey’s owners felt it best to go ahead and rehome Dewey. It’s a story we hear often and is why we don’t like to put young animals in homes with young children. Most of the time, the injuries are just the result of rambunctious play and isn’t an indication that the animal is aggressive. Since Dewey’s a pretty friendly kitten, we think that’s the case here. Still, whether the scratches are intentional or accidental, they still hurt tender young skin. Dewey would fare better in a home with older children or adults. Dewey lived with another cat (that he was affectionate and playful with) and a dog (that he “didn’t hang with”) in his first home so he might enjoy a similar environment in his new home.

Based on his time here, Dewey does best in a space without other cats. This could be because we have multiple cats within a small space. Due to his time here, we would recommend a home with no cats or one other cat at the most. We have learned that Dewey is very affectionate and sweet, with a powerful purr and desire to play. Dewey is often seen watching birds out the window, and enjoys his time with toy mice and springs. Dewey likes to be petted on his head, back and sides but NOT his belly. He also doesn’t like veterinarians. Although his owners told us that Dewey is a Russian Blue (and he does have the solid gray coat and dark nose of the breed), his eyes are more of a goldish green – not the vivid green found in the breed. He’s still a gorgeous kitty, though, purebred or not! To find out if Dewey would be a good fit for you and your household, just stop by the shelter and ask to meet him.

ADOPTED! 4/29/20- Pawla Abdul, Hound Mix

We’re excited to say that Pawla Abdul has found her fur-ever home! Pawla Abdul is a people-friendly, smart, energetic and powerful young dog that was transferred to ACS from a rural-county shelter. We noticed soon after she arrived that Pawla has a high prey-drive, and as such cannot go to a home with another animal. She becomes aggressive with other dogs, and due to her prey-drive, cannot be trusted with cats. Because she was a stray, we weren’t given much information about Pawla and can’t say with certainty whether or not she is house-trained. During her time at the shelter, she has shown us that she prefers to use the restroom outside. She is very good about keeping her kennel clean but her owner should be willing and prepared to work with Pawla on house-training should it prove necessary. Pawla has pretty good leash manners except for when she sees or hears another dog or creature such as a squirrel. This is a behavior that definitely needs to be addressed by her adopter. And, because of her strength, Pawla needs an experienced and physically capable owner. A home with a fenced yard large enough to give Pawla the room she needs to run and play would definitely be a plus! Someone who is active outdoors and will make sure that Pawla receives a lot of exercise would be ideal for her. Pawla has the intellect to make training easy, and the proof was through her ability to quickly learn our routine at ACS. Pawla loves to please her owner except when you want her to come in. She does love the outside yard. She also loves to chase the tennis ball, and knows when you are trying to trick her. She is one smart cookie! She will be a wonderful challenge with her quick wit, and a delight because of her lovable and playful nature. If you don’t mind a dog that has a few ‘ruff’ edges, then Pawla just might be the right dog for you! 

ADOPTED! 4/22/20- Gabby, Domestic Long Hair Mix

We’re excited to say that Gabby has been adopted! Gabby was found behind a grocery store, and was raised by her owner for approximately 2 years before a dog in the house made the living situation unbearable. Her animal-loving owner wanted Gabby to find a better home, where she would be safe from cat-aggressive dogs. Thus, Gabby came to the Animal Care Society. Gabby was named after her gift for the gab. She loves to talk to you while playing and leaning against you. She is a majestic, beautiful cat who often becomes playful, especially after a laser light. She loves to be pet around the ears. While this large cat might be intimidating at first, all it takes is a second glance to see the full picture. This big softy can often be found in her “hutch” in her condo, her head poking out to watch the birds at the feeder. She might be meant for the more independent person, who desires snuggles on Gabby’s terms. But what cat isn’t like that! She is up-to-date on her shots, spayed, and an all-around wonderful cat. 

4/15/20- Gingy, Domestic Short Hair Mix

Looking for a serene little cat to keep your lap warm and heart full? Well, Gingy’s your gal! This sweet light orange tabby cat is estimated to be around 4 years old and she is the whole package! With those deep topaz-colored eyes, her beauty can’t be denied. And with her calm and gentle demeanor, she has purrsonality plus! Gingy coexists nicely with other cats but we don’t think she’d mind being the sole object of your affection! We have noticed that Gingy is quick to learn the ACS routine and easy to get along with any person who enters the room with her and the other cats. To meet Gingy and see if she steals your heart as quickly as she did ours, just stop by our shelter soon!

ADOPTED! 4/8/20- Poppy, Mixed Breed

We’re excited to update you that Poppy has been adopted! Poppy came to the Animal Care Society from a rural high-kill shelter, much like many of the animals at ACS. From what we gather, Poppy was an owner surrender at that rural shelter. The ACS staff has no idea why anyone would surrender sweet Poppy. Poppy goes “belly-up” every time someone enters her kennel, and she smiles widely with any attention. In fact, it is hard to get Poppy upright! Poppy seems to understand the sit command, and while we have not tested other tricks with her, she definitely acts house-trained at our shelter. Poppy keeps her kennel clean apart from playing with the occasional toy. The ACS staff have noticed that Poppy shows the signs of separation anxiety, and as such, she will need training and work in that area. Poppy whines when left alone for extended periods of time, and barks loudly when ignored. Her owner must understand that Poppy will disturb their neighbors when left alone, and make plans accordingly. Poppy is a young, affectionate dog with a lot of love and energy to provide to her furever home. While we do need to spay Poppy before she goes to her furever home, we are accepting applications for her now.

ADOPTED! 4/1/20- Ginny Sue, Labrador Retriever Mix
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Ginny Sue has been adopted! Ginny Sue came to ACS as a terrified young Lab puppy. Much like her siblings, she was covered in ticks and had not been around strangers much. The staff were complete strangers to young Ginny Sue. It took longer for her to warm up to the routine of affection and care than her siblings, but after some much needed TLC, Ginny Sue was wagging her tail and goofing off with her siblings. She smiles and taps her toes when approached, and plays hide-and-seek. Ginny Sue has proven to be an intelligent dog as well, learning the routine quickly. The ACS staff easily fell in love with her sweet puppy pursonality and her beautiful coat. While she does take time to become comfortable with new people, her true purrsonality comes out with her siblings.

ADOPTED! 3/25/20- Chloey, Chihuahua Mix

Chloey has been adopted! Meet Chloey! Chloey came to us with her four small puppies from a bad situation. Her previous owner was in poor health and couldn’t take care of her the way she deserved. Due to the owner’s poor health, the home could be described as that of a hoarder’s. Chloey wasn’t given any vaccine or medical treatment, and became pregnant by another dog in the home. After taking Chloey in, we quickly learned that Chloey was full of love to give: love for her puppies, and love for her new caretakers. Chloey has been quite the snuggle-bug for the staff at the Animal Care Society, and they have truly enjoyed getting to know both her and her furbabies. Chloey has been a wonderful mother, attentive to their needs and protective to strangers. However, now that her furbabies are old enough to find a home, it is time for her to find a home for herself as well. CHLOEY IS SPONSORED THRU MARCH 2021 BY PALMER PRODUCTS CORP. Primary Color: Fawn Secondary Color: Black Weight: 18lbs Age: 3yrs 3mths 3wks Animal has been Spayed I am available for adoption at the Animal Care Society.

ADOPTED! 3/18/20- Madison, Great Pyrenees/Labrador Retriever Mix

Miss Madison has been adopted! Meet Madison! Madison is the mixture of a Great Pyrenees father and a Labrador Retriever mother. At 11 weeks old, Madison already weighed 12.3 pounds! This is one large puppy! Madison is quite the rambunctious puppy, with an affinity for cuddling as well as playing with her two siblings. While her two siblings cannot wait to run and overpower the ACS staff, Madison will wait politely until called. Unless she wants to play hard to get! This is a remarkable kind, goofy, and sweet-nature from a young puppy previously kept outdoors. PLEASE READ… Madison hasn’t finished her shots. To protect her health, an application must be worked prior to meeting her or her siblings. Please submit an application at www.animalcaresociety.org if you are interested in meeting her. After the ACS team works the application, they will be in contact with you to set up a meet and greet. ALSO, since she won’t be spayed until May 2020, we are only accepting applications from Jefferson County, KY residents AND those with a fully fenced-in yard.