UPDATE 4/3 - PLEASE HELP IF YOU ARE A RESCUE!  Pull and some transport help available! 

CONTACT: Email - Holly Cichelli at, or J'RieElliott - - 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 -
 #37 Kennel 8 Snoopy Lab Mix Adult Male URGENT! LONG TIMER!   HAS $110 in PLEDGES! 2 years old, 45-50lbs. Well mannered, handsome young male. Friendly with the staff and volunteers. Happy. Walked well on the leash.
#90 Kennel 4 Ben Pointer Mix Adult Male URGENT! LONG TIMER! HAS $112 in PLEDGES! 1-2 years old, 40lbs. Neutered.  Owner surrender. Handsome and friendly.
  #72 Kennel 21 Rudy American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Adult Male URGENT! LOCAL RESCUE HOARDING SITUATION! HAS $110 in PLEDGES! 3 years old, 72lbs. Great on a leash. He is a big boy with lots of energy and muscles. He is friendly and loves to run and loves treats. Neutered, up to date on shots.
  #144 Kennel 11 Penelope American Staffordshire  Terrier Female URGENT! HAS $120 IN PLEDGES! Owner surrender. Returned due to a death in the family.

 #116 Kennel 16 Jag Black Lab Mix Adult Male EXTREMELY URGENT! HAS $130 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 some hair loss from his malnourishment--but it is growing back and some scabbing from healing wounds. He has gained 10 lbs since he came to the shelter--pictures are after weight gain.

#138 Kennel 5 Luke Lab Mix Young Male URGENT! HAS $100 in PLEDGES! Timid young dog, sweet disposition and loving temperament.

#152 Kennel 7 Marcus Black Lab Mix Adult Male EXTREMELY RGENT! HAS $215 in PLEDGES! 2 years old. Sweet, loving and playful dog. Has an excellent temperament, likes to think he is a lap dog.

#173 Kennel 14 Chase Mountain Cur Mix Adult Male URGENT! HAS $70 in PLEDGES! 2 years old. Sweet adult dog with a good disposition, is scared in the shelter environment and appears timid.

#157 Kennel #17 Shorty Labrador Retriever Mix Adult Male URGENT! 2 years old, 35lbs. Awesome little guy who is friendly and affectionate and loves treats.
#209 Kennel 9  P.J. Husky/Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler) Mix Young Male URGENT! 10 months old, 25lbs. Owner Surrender.  Sweet dog loves to play and lives to be petted. Owner surrendered due to being energetic.

Cage 18 Marty Adult Male URGENT!  HAS $10 in PLEDGES! 2 years old. Adorable boy. Marty probably felt his first touch of kindness from a volunteer at the shelter. Marty may have been treated unkindly and cringed when he was touched.

 Cage 17 Bruce Adult Male HAS $10 in PLEDGES! 2 years old. Handsome boy. Blue/gray. Bruce is a scared boy who will need time and patience.
 Cage 10 Midnight Domestic Short Hair Black Adult Male HAS $10 in PLEDGES! 2 years old. Timid and scared!
 Cage 11 Savannah Tortoiseshell Young Female - HAS $5 in PLEDGES! 1 year old. Friendly, but scared. She was put in the drop box after hours. 

Cage 4 Diablo Domestic Short Hair  Gray and White Adult Gender Unknown FERAL! 5+ years old.

Cage 3 Lou Domestic Short Hair  Black and White Adult Gender Unknown!  NO LONGER IN ALBUM AND NO UPDATE... - 5+ years old. Scared.

Cage 19 Smoke Domestic Short Hair Gray and White Young Male - HAS $10 in PLEDGES! Friendly. 10 months old.



UPDATE 4/19  - CODE RED! SHELTER AT CAPACITY! WILL EUTH FOR SPACE TODAY 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 

 Mr. Smith  Adult Male EUTHANIZED...R.I.P.   1-2 years old, 46lbs. Nicknamed Smiley thanks to his beautiful smile. Was being treated for mange...Please help.
Jaxon Adult Male URGENT! LONG TIMER! HAS $125 in PLEDGES!! 2-3 years old. Weighs 50lbs.

Sarge Adult Male HAS RESCUE COMMITMENT! LONG TIMER! 4-6 years old. Weighs 49lbs. Friendly.

Rex Adult Male URGENT! LONG TIMER! HAS $75 PLEDGE! 4 years old, 69 lbs. Dog aggressive.
Duke Large Adult Male NO LONGER IN THE SHELTER...NO OTHER UPDATE... 4 years old, 70+lbs. Very sweet and playful. Can get pushy at feeding time, but dog friendly other than that.

Caity Adult Female URGENT! HAS $50 PLEDGE! 3 years old, 34lbs. Friendly. Second time in shelter in 60 days due to irresponsible owner.

Rosie Adult Female URGENT! SHOWING SIGNS OF COCCIDIAN! NEEDS OUT ASAP! HAS $50 PLEDGE! 2 years old, 51lbs. Very friendly.

...Ralph Adult Male URGENT! HAS $50 PLEDGE! Owner Surrender. 5-6 years old, 21lbs.
...Sasha & Tasha Adult Females URGENT! HAVE $50 PLEDGE! Bonded sisters. 2 years old 59 & 64lbs. Very sweet.

Buddy Young Male URGENT! HAS $50 PLEDGE!  1 year old, 18lbs. Underweight. People friendly, but doesn’t like male dogs his size or bigger. Growls at them.





CONTACT: PH: Julie Zine - PH:  (317) 327-1397  Email:

 #274228 Katniss Pit Bull Terrier HAS RESCUE COMMITMENT!!  HAS PROLAPSED RECTUM! 1 year old, 48 lbs. Katniss will be off stray hold on 4/5/18. Neighbor called and said Katniss would not allow him out of his house, and he was armed and going to shoot her, if we did not come right away. Now that she is at shelter, we have discovered she has a prolapsed rectum. We sedated upon arrival and placed a purse string, but it has prolapsed again. She will NOT do well trying to heal in this environment and needs urgent rescue. She hasn’t been introduced formally to other dogs but is in kennel in med room and does bark and whine when other dogs pass through but has not shown aggression. She is super friendly with vet staff and said to be a very sweet girl.

 #266492 Felix Pit Bull Terrier Adult Male EUTH ALERT! RESCUE ONLY! HAS $270 in PLEDGES!  2 years old, 61 lbs. Neutered. Felix came to the shelter as a stray and has not been claimed. He was evaluated for our adoption floor but did not pass his food bowl test and can be guarding with balls/toys. He is a silly, goofy guy for the most part. He is playful and engaging with other dogs. He can be strong on leash and jumpy with handling so will need some work on manners.
 #273270 Clarice Pit Bull Terrier Adult Female HAS RESCUE COMMITMENT! Had PROLAPSED RECTUM!  3 years old, 43 lbs, This poor gal was found as a stray with a prolapsed rectum. We did a “purse string” here, and it seemed to be healing well, but it has now prolapsed again. She needs rescue ASAP!! We temp tested her for our adoption floor, but she is a little jumpy and mouthy and did not pass her food bowl test. She can be a little pushy with other dogs but does okay.  We temp tested her, but she is a little too jumpy and mouthy and failed food bowl. She is going to need to find a spot in rescue. She was a little pushy when meeting another dog, but did okay.Clarice is a sad girl who just isn’t feeling well and seems depressed. She is easy to handle and walks well on leash. She met another dog and seemed fine. Not overly social when meeting.

  #268052 Drew Pit Bull Terrier Adult Male URGENT! RESCUE ONLY! HAS $700 in PLEDGES! 4 years old, 70 lbs. HW negative. Drew is a staff favorite and seems to be a very nice boy. He came to IACS with another dog but they are not housed together here. We have been allowing them time together in the outside dog runs, but today they got into a fight when a female dog (in heat) walked past on leash. At one point Drew had the other dog pinned down and other dog receive some puncture wounds and a broken leg. Drew has puncture wounds on his face. He is NOT good with cats.

   #273687 Ralph American Staffordshire Terrier SENIOR Male URGENT! HAS $285 in PLEDGES! 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! HAS $65 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.

 #272781 Turtle Pit Bull Terrier Mix Young Male RESCUE ONLY! HAS $80 in PLEDGES! 8 months old, 41 lbs. Turtle was found as a stray. He is a high energy pup who can be jumpy and mouthy at times and lacks manners. He seems to want to please but is so excited he can hardly contain himself. He is too much for our adoption floor right now without first having some much needed training. He is very playful with other dogs and would do well with a dog friend.
 ...#274357 Dorothy German Shepherd Dog Adult Female RESCUE ONLY! HAS $20 in PLEDGES! Dorothy was a stray and has not been claimed by her owner. She seems to be very sweet and happy when you meet her in the kennels, but when we had her out in the hallway and quiet room, she was nearly frozen in fear and crouched down and trembling. Not sure if she was afraid of the floors or is just like that with new spaces? She was friendly but seemed to not have much experience with attention and affection. She did relax a bit when we gave her some time to wander the room. She did fine when meeting another dog.
 #274561 Sherman Mixed Breed SENIOR Male RESCUE ONLY! HAS $40 in PLEDGES! 10 years old, 55 lbs. Sherman was brought in as a stray. He is an oldie with a wonderful personality! He loves affection and perks right up when someone is paying him attention. He does well on leash and seems comfortable with most everything around him. He does have some vision issues and an eye infection at the very least. Our vet hasn’t checked him out yet. He may have some dry eye or other eye-related issue that will need some attention.
 #273604 Rocky Mixed Breed SENIOR MALE RESCUE ONLY! HAS $5 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!
 #274286 Blanche Pit Bull Terrier Mix Adult Female EUTHANIZED...R.I.P.  3 years old, 43 lbs. Blanche was digging around in trash cans in an alley when we found her. We thought she may have had pups somewhere based on her physique, but our officer searched and searched and couldn’t locate. Blanche has been in a recent scuffle and had some wounds on her face. She is healing well. We have all fallen madly in love with this girl. She is so easy going and friendly and affectionate! She sits for treats and very much wants to please. We introduced her to a very nice, calm dog yesterday, and she was not at all happy. She does not seem to be good with other dogs at all and the longer in the same room with her, the more frustrated she became. This will likely make it a challenge to find her a spot in rescue, but this sweet little love muffin deserves a chance at a loving home of her own!

   #273290 Starbuck Young Mixed Breed URGENT! RESCUE ONLY! STRESSED IN KENNEL! HAS $40 in PLEDGES! 1 year old, 54 lbs. Starbuck was an owner surrender. Owner said he was becoming too hyper and jumpy, and they had a baby on the way. Starbuck is very timid and shut down here at the shelter, so we have not seen this side of him yet. He does well with other dogs and was friendly with me when I visited with him in a quiet room. Update - Poor Starbuck is still a little jumpy and timid. He is also stressed in the kennel and developing barrier issues with the other dogs. PLEASE see if you can make a spot in rescue for this boy. He needs out!

#273538 Stewie Pit Bull Terrier Adult Male RESCUE ONLY! HAS $120 in PLEDGES! 2 years old, 66 lbs. Stewie was called into us by a property manager after having been left on the back porch by previous tenants. He was timid with our officer but easily won over with treats. We evaluated him for the adoption floor, and he is very mouthy and jumpy with handling and will need some work. He met another dog and seemed to have no manners and was forward when interacting. Stewie also did not pass food bowl portion of the temp test. He is a happy silly boy, so we want to give him a shot at rescue. Training is definitely something he will benefit from!
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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:  To Adopt/More Information: Email 
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.