POSTED 6/15  - 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 -
 #195 Kennel 15 Quinn Amercian Staffordshire Terrier/Lab Mix Adult Male EXTREMELY URGENT! HAS $205 in PLEDGES! 2 years old, about 45lbs. Neutered. Wonderful medium sized dog, has lots of energy and gives lots of love. This is his second time at the shelter; he was adopted in October but was picked back up due to dog neglect and/or abuse.  Very nice dog. Not too big. Friendly with visiting female dog.

 #160 Kennel 14 Mikey Terrier Mix Adult Male EXTREMELY URGENT! HAS $177 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.

 #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 $100 in PLEDGES! 4 years old. Spayed. Owner surrender. A friendly girl who loves to walk and play. She is a little overweight and could use some good walks.

#272 Kennel 22 Nadine American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Adult Female ADOPTED! 4 years old. Spayed. Owner surrender.

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

#312 Kennel 8 Fawn American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Young Female  URGENT! HAS $80 in PLEDGES! 1 year old, 30lbs. Sweet young girl with lots of love to give.
#321 Kennel 41 Delcie Feist Mix Young Female URGENT! HAS $42.50 in PLEDGES! 1 year old, 30lbs. Happy and fun loving. This little girl is full of energy. Friendly with Staff and volunteer.
#320 Kennel 40 Claire Shar Pei/Lab Mix Adult Female RESCUED! 2-3 years old, 45lbs. Claire is a dignified, sweet gal, with a unique, beautiful look. She friendly with the staff and very well mannered while out on the leash.

#315 Kennel 7 Rod Rottweiler/Shepherd Mix Young Male URGENT! HAS $42.50 in PLEDGES! 1 year old, 40lbs. This good looking boy is a sweet, friendly fellow. He was well mannered and kind with the volunteers. Great dog!

  #344 Kennel 20 Scout American Stafffordshire Terrier Mix Adult Female URGENT! HAS $15 in PLEDGES! 3 years old, 45lbs. Spayed. Owner surrender. Scout is a former shelter dog adopted 2 years ago. She was surrendered because she got into a squabble with one of the family’s other dogs and the owner freaked out. She is a very sweet dog.

Cage 1 Isis SENIOR FEMALE MEDICAL URGENT!  HAS URI! SCARED! NOT EATING! 13 years old.  Not doing well at shelter.  She has not eaten a bite since she got here and only drinks when forced. She vomits anything that she is force fed.  Isis is losing weight rapidly and we fear she will not last long if this continues. She is not taking in enough liquid to even use the litter box. Isis has always been an indoor cat and will need to remain as such. Never been outdoors.

  Cage 4 Endo Domestic Short Hair Black Adult URGENT! FERAL! 3 years old. Gender unknown. Altered.

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

Cage 9 Sam Domestic Short Hair Black Young Female - FERAL! HAS $10 in PLEDGES!  1 year old. Spayed.
Cage 15 Liz Domestic Short Hair Black and White Young Female URGENT! FIV+! 1 years old.

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

Cage 17 Rose Domestic Short Hair Black and White Female URGENT! PREGNANT! RESCUE ONLY!  2 years old.
Cage 21 Cheeto (Orange) & Panda (Black) Adults Genders Unknown -  Both are 2 years old.
Cage 22 Uno & Dos genders unknown HEALING FROM BOT BITES! HAVE $10 in PLEDGES! Both are 1 year old.

Cage 22 Rose and Jake URGENT! Rose (Black/White) POSSIBLY PREGNANT! RESCUE ONLY!  Jake Male Tuxedo. Both are 2 years old.




UPDATE 6/15  CODE RED! SHELTER AT CAPACITY! WILL EUTH FOR SPACE IF CATS AND DOGS AREN'T MOVED!   CATS ARE EUTHANIZED EVERY WEEK!  HEARTSTICK SHELTER!  Serves two counties: Clinton and Cumberland Co. KY.  Transport and short term foster possibly available based on space availability. Adoption fee is $65 with approved application for Dogs & puppies Rescue pull fee is $15 for adults & $10 for puppies.

CONTACT: PH: (606) 387-0943 

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

  Phil Young Male ADOPTED! 5 months old, 28lbs. Very playful. Brother Si also needs adoption/rescue! Gets along with other dogs.

Zander Young Male HAS RESCUE COMMITMENT!! 8 months - 1 year old, 29lbs. Very sweet and playful. Dog friendly.

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

Rose Lily Young Female EXTREMELY URGENT! NEED MEDICAL ATTENTION! 1 year old, 34lbs. Came into the shelter very happy and energetic, but quickly took a turn - not eating, dehydrated and vomiting. DESPERATELY NEEDS RESCUE HELP TO SAVE HER!

Zoe Adult Female URGENT! LONG TIMER! 2 years old, 43lbs. Very scared at shelter.

Alladin Adult Male URGENT! 1-2 years old, 50lbs. Very playful and affectionate. Trained to walk with a harness. Very sweet boy.

Anthym Adult Male URGENT! 1-2 years old, 46lbs. Shy at first, but is a love bug. He is dog aggressive, but shelter believes he was kept on a chain for a long time and has had to protect himself from dogs passing by. He is sweet to people, sits and trembles when he wags his tail, but is different when he sees another dog.

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

Jax Jack Russell Terrier/Beagle Mix Adult Male URGENT! DESPERATELY NEEDS RESCUE!  2-3 years old, 18lbs. Very sweet, very friendly. NEEDS A BETTER WORMER THAN WHAT THE SHELTER CAN PROVIDE!
Ally & Kat Young Female URGENT! HAVE A LOT OF BLOOD IN STOOL - NO PARVO SMELL! 3-4 months old, 12 & 14lbs. Very sweet and unique looking. ACO WILL USE ANY EXCUSE TO EUTHANIZE THEM!
Maddie Adult Female URGENT! 1-2 years old, 38lbs. Very sweet and confused. Owner surrender without any explanation.






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


 #275963 Yoshi Domestic Short Hair Adult Female RESCUE ONLY! NEEDS FOSTER HOME OR RESCUE! HAS $30 in PLEDGES + $50 for Medical Expenses! 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 ADOPTED! 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 Domestic Short Hair SENIOR Male RESCUE ONLY! HAS $25 in PLEDGES + $30 for Medical Expenses! 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 ADOPTED! 11 years old. Katie  has elevated liver and kidney values. Our vet determined stage 2 kidney disease.

#275569 Minka Domestic Short Hair Large SENIOR Female RESCUE ONLY! HAS $15 in PLEDGES + $50 for MEDICAL EXPENSES! 10 years old, 17 pounds. Spayed. 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 RESCUED! 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 WENT HOME WITH STAFF MEMBER! 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 ADOPTED! 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 $530 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 AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION! HAD SURGERY FOR ENTROPION IN RIGHT EYE! 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 $85 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! LONGER TIMER! HAS ELEVATED KIDNEY LEVELS AND NOT GAINING WEIGHT! ADOPTED AND RETURNED! HAS $150 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 $275 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 AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION! 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 AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION! 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!

#272213 Shalom Pit Bull Terrier Adult Female URGENT! RESCUE ONLY!  HAS $70 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! HAS MASS ON SHOULDER AND RECTAL POLYP! RESCUE ONLY! HAS $480 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  RESCUED! 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 ADOPTED! 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.

#276109 Gully Staffordshire Terrier Adult Male RESCUE ONLY! TREATED FOR CHEMICAL BURNS! HAS $195 In PLEDGES! 2 years old, 55 lbs. Gully was found as a stray covered in what seems to be chemical burns on face, ears, eyes, mouth etc. He was taken to emergency vet upon arrival and was very painful. He also seemed to have an abscess of sorts on his back. He will need time to heal and we have him on meds here. Gully is a friendly boy who seemed easy to handle. He really liked having some attention and was treat motivated. He has been good with medical staff. His eyes are still squinting but his skin seems to be healing nicely and he is eating well and bright and alert.

#275662 Starla Black/Tan Coonhound mix Older Adult Female RESCUED! HAS WONKY BACK LEGS 7 years old,.35 lbs. What a doll this little one is! Starla was found as a stray. She has some very wonky back legs but gets around fine and seems to have no pain. Our vet did an exam today. Here are notes: knees thickened, may be congenital, trauma related-old fractures, or environmental due to nutrition and housing x-rays not performed, likely arthritic in knees already. Starla did well meeting another dog and is a very sweet girl with people. She can be a bit timid with noises and doorways etc.

#276356 Lacey, spayed Australian Shepherd/Catahoula mix? Adult Female MEDICAL URGENT! RESCUE ONLY! HAS $10 in PLEDGES! 6 years old. 60 lbs., spayed. Lacey was surrendered by her owner because the infant in the home was highly allergic. Lacey is a super sweet gal who loves people. Very social and well mannered. Lacey has some crepitus in rear limbs and will likely need long term pain meds. She walks well but may have more trouble as she ages. Lacey did well when meeting another dog. We are concerned she may have had a seizure here and are monitoring. Great gal who should be considered URGENT because of possible seizures. A calmer, more supervised environment is obviously preferred for her.ope that a rescue will be able to help him find his way out of our shelter!
 #189955 Toretto German Shepherd Dog Large SENIOR Male RESCUE ONLY! HAS $340 in PLEDGES.  8 years old, 105 lbs. Neutered. This big boy came in as an owner surrender because of cost. Toretto looks to have been suffering with itchy, yeasty skin and ears for far too long. He has been given Bravecto here and is now on Prednisone and Apoquel. Poor old fellow also has entropian. He is going to have a long road ahead of him getting his skin/eyes/ears all healed up. Toretto is currently living in my office and has been such a good boy. He is potty trained and walks well on leash. He will let you know when he has to go outside. He is eating well and is treat motivated. He relaxes all day while I am working and is a nice office companion. He is not demanding of attention but does really appreciate affection. Torretto did well with another dog. Walked right up, loose and wiggly, met nicely, then walked away. Met a second time, other dog jumped up on him, he tolerated then just walked away. Hoping to find rescue soon for this big hunky boy!!
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:  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.





CONTACT:  PH: (270) 759-4141 Email:

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

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

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

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

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

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





CONTACT: PH: (502) 633-0009  Email:

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