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McCracken County Humane Society

The Best Things in Life Are Rescued

The McCracken County Humane Society accepts owner surrenders of healthy and adoptable animals within McCracken County. We also house animals brought to us by Animal Control and hold them as efforts are made to reunite them with their owners. If not claimed, these animals are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated and made available for adoption. We have been in operation for over 60 years as a 501c(3) nonprofit organization. We gladly accept monetary donations and new or gently used pet items as well as linens such as towels, sheets, blankets, etc.

All donations made to MCHS are tax deductible.

What We Offer

Humane Society Services

Pet Adoptions

Spay & Neuter


Community Education

Donations & Volunteer

Our primary goal as a humane society is to find lifelong homes for all of our animals.

Upon intake of all animals, a health record is started and they are assessed, weighed, vaccinated, dewormed, and microchipped. All dogs and cats get rabies vaccinations and are spayed/neutered when age appropriate.

Our staff coordinates with our volunteers to teach essential training techniques. Combined with volunteers, we train our animals by using positive reinforcement methods. When trained, shelter dogs become better behaved, less stressed animals in the shelter environment; thus making them more desirable to potential adopters.

Pet of the Month

McCracken County Humane Society | Pet Adoption

        Hello! My name is Rico!

  • Breed: Rottweiler Mix
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 5 years
  • Size: Large (about 55#)
  • My adoption fee is SPONSORED!

I came to the shelter in Jan 2022 via Animal Control.


I am housebroken! I am very sweet and cuddly!  I love all my toys especially the ones with squeakers and my favorite ball!! I love belly scratches and to be tucked into bed. I would love to be your couch potato buddy!


I am neutered, current on all vaccinations, dewormed, microchipped and have been given monthly flea and tick preventative. I am heartworm positive and will go home with my remaining treatment.

Numbers at a Glance

2022 Year to Date Animal Count (As of Dec 31st)

Total Intake Cats & Dogs

Total Adopted

Total In House Currently


Reclaimed Cats & Dogs

POD Cats

Total Died at Shelter*

Total Euthanized*
* Due to illness or aggression

Help Us Find Our Forever Home

Pets Available for Adoption