POSTED 4/9 -   Transport/Vetting/Boarding assistance can be provided. NO PULL FEE ON CATS FOR RESCUE!

 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 unknown - Parking Lot Dog Female -  Brought in by Lee Co and got away from shelter staff. Possibly in heat. Sweet but shy - hanging around in parking lot just out of reach. Medium size.

CTL 269 Adult Female URGENT! HAS $30 SPONSORSHIP! 4 years old, 62lbs. Spayed. Owner Surrender.

...CTL 263 Otis Adult Male URGENT! HAS $30 SPONSORSHIP! 5 years old, 44lbs. Owner Surrender with other dogs. Very sweet guy.

... CTL 261 Ranger Young Male URGENT! HAS $30 SPONSORSHIP! 1 year old, 50lbs. Owner Surrender with other dogs. This boy was turned in by his owner because he was keeping him tied up too much.

...CTL 256 Mix Adult Male RESCUED!  2 years, 56lbs.  OWNER SURRENDER. From same home as CTL257. Mix was adopted, but returned the following morning because he didn’t get along with their cat.

CTL 53 RUBY Domestic Short Hair Female URGENT! HAS $40 SPONSORSHIP!  From the same home as Casper, Fern, Vader, and Hannah. Only one not rescued or adopted. Friendly. OWNER SURRENDER.

...CTL 58/9? Mama cat and 1 kitten RESCUED! OWNER SURRENDER Please get this little family out quickly!

Paint Lick, KY: RESCUE NEEDED ASAP! Transport help available.  Sadie was living in dreadful conditions in Jackson Co. She was kept in a pen the size of a sofa and chained to boot. Sadie was starved, eating paper and plastic and was skin & bones. The person who saved her worked at the local jail and began taking food scraps from the jail to Sadie and eventually asked the owner if she could have her. Fortunately he let Sadie go. This person had horses that had been starved as well. Since about Christmas, Sadie has gained weight and is looking much better but she is too much dog for them to keep permanently. Her age and weight is unknown. Sadie is very loving to people but a bit food aggressive which is not surprising due to her background. She gets along with the dachshunds where she presently is but has been uncomfortable around some larger dogs - that may be due to her being in heat. Please consider taking this girl in and giving her a safe place to live. CONTACT:

Somerset, KY area: RESCUE NEEDED ASAP! HAS $50 SPONSORSHIP! Transport help available. Luca Adult Male About 2 years old, 50lbs. Good with kids and other animals. Crate trained and very happy. He will need vetting. Please help this sweet boy find another home!  CONTACT:

Stamping Ground, KY!  RESCUE NEEDED ASAP! ! Transport help available. Mile and Miley GP/Beagle Mixes - 7 year old siblings, already neutered/spayed.  They are part of a hoarding situation and need rescue quickly.  CONTACT:

Sadieville, KY: URGENT! NEEDS RESCUE! George Male - URGENT! He was not doing well in the shelter and TWHRA pulled him to get him on medication. George is FIV positive. Very sweet boy. He is doing well with a foster. Will be neutered.  CONTACT: - Email:

Beattyville, KY: Litter of 9 pups RESCUE NEEDED ASAP! Transport help available! 8-9 weeks old, 3-5lbs. 6 males, 3 females.  Mom is a medium size mix (has since been spayed). Dad is a GSD. One pup has double dew claws.No vetting other than worming. CONTACT:

 Kasey Adult Female REHOMED BY FAMILY. 3 years old, 50lbs. UTD and SPAYED. Casey is GOOD WITH OTHER DOGS and Children. It is unknown how she would be with cats. Kasey is able to go over a 4’ fence easily so a higher one is a must. Please help this girl find a new home - no fault of her own - new baby in the house! 




 UPDATE 4/17  - Please do not think all the animals on our list are safe, they are not. HBW posts animals in need of rescue on behalf of 4 different facilities in the areas of Quincy, IL and Hannibal, MO. Transport is available!


Just a reminder that HBW, Inc does not perform adoptions, we only do shelter to shelter transfers. Therefore all animals posted are sitting in a kennel somewhere no closer to their forever home.

In need of rescue but not listed: Blondie and Rosie!

Jazzy American Staffordshire Terrier Adult Female EUTH ALERT! (PTS Date: Any day as hold time has expired, can be euthanized for space.) - SPAYED, ALL VACCINES. 6 years old. Jazzy was surrendered for not getting along with the other dog in the house. She is super sweet, lovable and just a love bug but is very dominate with other dogs. She is spayed and current on rabies, DHPP and Bordetella. She will be heartworm tested prior to transport.

Rudy American Staffordshire Terrier Adult Male -  NEUTERED, ALL VACCINES.  2 years old. 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 neutered and current on rabies, DHPPL and Bordetella.  He will be heartworm tested prior to transport.


Abbey Domestic Short Hair Black SENIOR Female - SPAYED, FIV/LEUK NEG, ALL VACCINES. 9 years old. Abbey was an owner surrender when her owner went to a nursing home and no one in the family wanted her. She needs to either be an only cat or in a home with older cats that will not bother her and no dogs.  She is very slow to warm up and will most likely hide for several weeks in a new home, but once she gets comfortable she will become quite sociable.  She is spayed, FIV/Leuk tested negative and current on rabies and FVRCP.
...Copper  Chihuahua Mix Small Adult Male - NO LONGER LISTED AS URGENT AND NO UPDATE!  HW NEG, ALL VACCINES  4 years old, 10lbs. Meet the real life sour patch kid!   That’s what we call him because he is Sour and Sweet  all in one!   It takes him about a week to warm up (this is the Sour part) and he is kind of snippy snappy during this phase. Then he is Sweet as can be and just wants to snuggle and be held.   He is good with other dogs but he doesn’t always want to share his human. He is not neutered but is heartworm tested negative and current on rabies, DHPP and Bordetella.  He is a great little project dog!
...Shadow Long Haired Border Collie Mix ADOPTED! SAD STORY! HW NEG, ALL VACCINES.  3 years old. Shadow has a very sad story.  His owner is an Army veteran who has fallen on hard times.  He contact HBW 2.5 months ago and said he needed to move and couldn’t have Shadow where he was moving to initially but hoped to get in a rental that would allow him.  HBW agreed to “board” Shadow for him at no cost, as we want to support our military men and women however we can.   After 2.5 months Shadow’s owner contacted us and said he was just was not going to be able to be in a position that he could take Shadow back any time soon so he surrendered him over to us and asked we find him a good home. Shadow is a wonderful dog.  For his breed he is extremely laid back and easy going.  He won’t mess in his kennel and is very well behaved. He is good with other dogs but honestly really has no interest in playing with other dogs.  He is pretty much just a low key, low maintenance dog.  He is good with kids.  He is not neutered but is heartworm tested negative and current on rabies, DHPPL and Bordetella.
...Zara American Staffordshire Terrier  SENIOR Female -  MEDICAL URGENT! OBESE! SPAYED, MC, HW NEG, ALL VACCINES. 9 years old, 72 lbs! Zara has had a rough go of it.  She surrendered 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 has a leaky bladder so we have her Proin but hope once the weight comes off maybe, hopefully, the leaky bladder will fix 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 fully vetted since she has been adopted before.
Diesel  Great Pyrenees/Husky Mix Young Male URGENT! FOSTER BASED RESCUE ONLY.  NEUTERED, ALL VACCINES. 1 year old. Diesel is all Pyrenees personality and disposition.  He is an owner surrender because the owner’s son were not the nicest to Diesel.  He is  very nice dog, slow to warm up to strangers, not growly, just stands back and takes it all in first.  Once he warms up he is all kisses. But he will not do well in a shelter environment as he is too anxious for that. The good news is he is good with dogs (large and small), cats and well behaved children.   He is neutered and current on rabies, DHPP and Bordetella and will be heartworm tested prior to transport. 



POSTED 4/19 -   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:




 ...Mitsy Mountain Cur Mix Adult Female -  Stray looking for a new home. Missy is about 2 years old and she is a very sweet, gentle girl. She would love a home.

...Buster Beagle Mix? (brindle color) Male - Drop-off. Buster is very shy and scared. He wants to come up to you , but he is just afraid. Buster would need someone would could send a lot of time with him gaining his trust.

...Jewel Hound/Birddog Mix? Adult Female - Came in as a drop-off. Jewel is about 2 years old and is pretty timid/shy and would need someone to work with her to get her where she needs to be.

...3 Shepherd Young Shepherd Mix Pups - LONG TIMERS! NEED RESCUE!  (ONE HAS BEEN ADOPTED!)  Came in as strays and looking for new homes. 3 females and 1 male. About 4-5 months old and they are pretty shy. They act like they would come around really quickly if someone would work with them.

Warre Pit Bull Terrier/Shepherd Mix Male - Stray. Warren belongs to someone because he has already been neutered. His stray hold is up and he is now looking for his new home. He is a very happy boy who loves everybody.

...Pete Beagle Mix Male - LONG TIMER! DESPERATE FOR A NEW HOME! Pete is super friendly. He gets along great with other dogs and he loves everyone he meets.

Rascal Shar Pei Mix Young Male - Rascal came to the shelter after being dropped out at someone’s house. He is about 4-5 months old and a very good little boy.

Goober German Shepherd Dog Large Adult Male - 3 years old. Came to us as a stray. Goober is a very large dog weighing about 75-80 lbs. He is a very good watchdog and lets you know if anything moves. He seems to get along great with other dogs as long as they push him.


Rockcastle County Animal shelter
Mount Vernon, KY

POSTED 1/17  Shelter is rescue and adopter friendly in and out of state.

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


 Denny Treeing Walker Coonhound Mix Medium Adult Male - Neutered. Denny came to the shelter as a stray. He is has many characteristics that lead us to believe that he is a discarded hunting dog. Denny is very much a hound- meaning his nose is always to the ground! Denny is fine with other dogs but will need a home with no cats or other small animals. Denny was very thin when he came to the shelter and was very protective of his food. Since he has been getting regular meals that has improved but is still something his new family will need to be prepared to work with and fit into their routine. Denny is very interested in people and loves attention. He will need a home that understands his past and is willing to work with him on learning to become a pet.

 Bousey Mastiff Mix Medium  Adult Female - Bousey was surrendered by her previous owners due to a divorce. Bousey is a sweet dog but she can be shy with new people. She loves to be close once she knows you and really doesn't understand that she is not built like a lap dog. Bousey is good with other dogs. She has never been around small children so a home with older children may be more suitable for her. Her previous owners told us that she was housebroken. Bousey also knows basic commands such as sit and shake.
 Harley Mastiff/Hound Mix Medium Young Male - Harley is a good dog. He is young and has a lot to learn but has a lot of potential. He barks all the time because he was never taught manners or appropriate interaction so socialization and an experienced, strong owner are a must. Harley is really just a big puppy trying to figure out what he is supposed to do, he is very teachable, just needs consistency. He is good with other dogs and very friendly. Fenced yard required. No children under 14 recommended.
Edgar Hound/Redbone Coonhound Mix Medium SENIOR Male - Neutered. 10 years old. Prefers a home without cats. Edgar came to the shelter as a stray. We were very surprised no one came looking for him because he was such a nice dog and in good shape. Edgar is good with other dogs. He is a senior so he spends most of his time laying around and watching the world go by. Edgar likes attention and would be great to lay at your feet or with his head in your lap while you both relax.
 Remy Domestic Short Hair BABY Male - In Foster home. 4 months old. Remy was found as a stray. He is a very sweet kitty with tons of personality! Remy is very active and playful. He also loves to snuggle and take naps. Remy is very curious so his new home will need to be prepared for him to be adventurous and underfoot most of the time! Remy loves children and loves other animals. An inside only home is a must! 


5. Madisonville, KY: ADOPTABLE CATS & DOGS!

CONTACT: Email: PH: (270) 821-8965 
Rumble American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Large Adult Male ADOPTED! SPECIAL NEEDS!  Rumble has been with us since 2016! He was adopted once but unfortunately it just wasn’t the right fit for him. Rumble is an amazing dog, but needs to be the only dog. He’s had kennel mates here and there, but it works for a short time, and then we’ve had to separate. Rumble also must be in a home without small children. He’s not aggressive -  he just gets aggravated with all the commotion. Last he’s on grain free food, as we’ve tried other food in the past but he developed welts. The grain free food doesn’t have to be an expensive brand, as we use a lower priced one and he’s doing great on it. Rumble would make a great companion for someone. He absolutely loves to be outside with his toys. He knows most basic commands, and is a great listener. He’s also heartworm negative. We are hoping that this post will reach that person that would be the perfect match for him. Unfortunately we are running out of time. As much as it breaks our hearts we cannot continue to house Rumble, as we are bursting at the seams at both facilities. This is where the public can step up to save a life. Share this post everywhere, and ask all your family/friends to also. Please note anyone interested in adopting Rumble must meet the mandatory requirements. You may submit an application for Rumble at our Adoption facility; he will go to the most well suited family.
Cliff Boxer/St. Bernard Mix Large Young Male - Who didn’t grow up loving Clifford. Well now you can have your very own! This Cliff is a 9 month old, 48 pound Saint Bernard Boxer mix. He was surrendered due to no fault of his own. Cliff loves to play with other dogs, and seems to love everyone he meets. Cliff would make a great addition to any family.

Sam Shepherd Mix Medium Young Male - Do you need a hug? Are you a person who can’t get enough hugs? Sam is here for you! He’s a 1 year old male Shepherd mix. His favorite thing to do is give hugs. He’s so gentle when he does it though. He can make any day, a good day if you give him a chance. Sam gets along great with other dogs, and of course loves people. He is heartworm negative. He’s a medium sized boy and weighs about 33 lbs right now, although he could stand to gain a bit.

 Capone Domestic Short Hair White & Gray  Adult Male - ADOPTION SPONSORED! Are you looking for a hunky chunky guy? He’s not as far away as you think! He’s been waiting at your local shelter. 5 year old, 15 lbs. Capone is an absolute heart breaker when people lay eyes on him. Unfortunately Capone was diagnosed with feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV). He is longing to be the only cat, or with other cats who have the feline immunodeficiency virus. And if you can give him that, then you can give him a miracle. This virus isn’t contagious to dogs. We know it’s a long shot to find him the home he needs but we are determined to give him a chance to win you over. He’s already neutered and up to date on his Rabies vaccination. He loves people and especially little 2 legged ones.
Russell  Domestic Short Hair Orange  Adult Male - Neutered.

Barkley Terrier Mix Small Adult Male - ADOPTION SPONSORED! Weighs 25lbs. Meet one of our very special guys, here at the shelter. Barkley originally came to us back in 2016, with his brother. They were petrified and we could tell they had a very troubled past. He was finally adopted in 2017 to whom we thought understood he was going to need time and patience. Unfortunately that wasn’t the case and he's been with us ever since. You will not see Barkley in the runs or small dog/puppy room however. He runs around with us. It still takes him some time to get used to people, but once he knows he can trust you, he's a friend for life. Barkley is heartworm positive which we recommended you speaking with your veterinarian about treatment. Barkley needs to be in a calm laid back home with no young children, and without a lot of new people in and out. We know that his special person out there somewhere, and we are not gonna give up on him.

Hopkins County Humane Society
Madisonville, KY




CONTACT: PH: (606) 298-4035  Email:
Chester Shepherd/Feist Mix Medium Adult Male - HAS VISION PROBLEMS! Good with other dogs, cats and children. Loving, but timid. Chester has had a very hard life. He was brought to the shelter as a small mixed breed stray, about 8 years old. He was terrified of other dogs, probably because he had to fight for his food. He also has vision problems, and can't see well. The pictures don't show what a nice-looking little dog Chester is. He loves to be loved and gives kisses. He would make a nice little house dog. He is fearful of dogs in general and needs work to feel secure and safe.
 Magic Mike Labrador Retriever Mix Medium Adult Male -  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.
 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.
Charlie Pit Bull Terrier Medium Young Male ADOPTED! Good with other dogs and children. Charlie came in as a stray. He is about a year old and weighs 55lbs. He still has a goofy, puppy personality. He is eager to learn and is thrives on people and other dogs. He is not cat friendly. Charlie is very friendly and full of energy and personality. He would love a home where he would get lots of love and attention. A companion dog to play with would make him happy, too.

 Max Pit Bull Terrier Medium Adult Male - 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.

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.
Thomas Domestic Short Hair Adult Male ADOPTED! I was dumped on the road leading to the shelter, along with three of my siblings. I am about a year old and a very sweet cat. I love to be petted. I like other cats, dogs and people. I am a great cuddler and love bug, too. I'd love to be your housecat!
Martin County Animal Shelter
Inez, KY