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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 GRAHAM!

  • Breed: Hound Mix
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 4 years
  • Size: Large (about 50#)
  • My adoption fee is SPONSORED!!!

I came to the shelter originally in June of 2022 via Animal Control. I was adopted and then returned in July of 2022 and I have been at the shelter ever since.


I am very friendly and am great with kids!  I am mostly housebroken. I don’t do well with cats and am dog particular so I would need to do a meet and greet before adoption.


I am neutered, current on all vaccinations, dewormed, microchipped and have been given monthly flea and tick preventative. I am heartworm positive and am doing good on treatment and am on monthly preventative. 

Numbers at a Glance

2023 Year to Date Animal Count (As of June 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