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Covid 19 Safety: We appreciate everyone’s patience during these difficult times. The staff is taking all measures to insure all adoptions and reclaims are done and processed in a safe and clean environment.

About Us

McCracken County Humane Society

Our Mission

The McCracken County Humane Society strives to maintain a facility that promotes and provides a healthy and safe living environment for unwanted, but adoptable, owner surrender animals.

We achieve this mission by offering the following services to our community.

What We Offer

Our Services


Our Adoption staff helps hundreds of animals find homes each year.  We have an off-site adoption kiosk for cats and kittens at PetSmart during their hours of operation (Monday-Saturday 9am-9pm & Sunday 10am-6pm). We also work closely with rescue groups.

In-House Spay & Neuter

We recently welcomed Dr. Niki Henderson to our staff to ensure that all of our animals are spayed and neutered before being adopted.  With the overabundance of unwanted cats and dogs, one of our goals is to help control the pet population.


We offer boarding of cats and dogs, and require their current, up-to-date veterinarian records. Our staff walks and provides group playtime, if requested.  To schedule boarding for your family pet, please complete our Boarding Form and return it to the center.

Rescue Partners

MCHS makes every attempt to place animals with other non-profit organizations. to find lifelong homes. We contact rescue groups who place specific breeds (like Boxers, Labradors, etc.) We also transport animals to other rescues for adoption.

Community Involvement & Education

The McCracken County Humane Society proudly takes part in community events such as PetSmart in store Adoptions the first Saturday of every month.  Due to Covid-19 our events have been put on hold.   We will update you as the times of the events are scheduled. We also participate in National Adoption Week at PetSmart every quarter.

Educational outreach opportunities are provided to those who wish to take part. We host tours of our facility, provide advice regarding pet care, preventative medicines, and seasonal hazards through public service announcement including our quarterly newsletter. Some of our educational outreach opportunities include local school programs and speaking engagements to business groups and organizations about the fundamentals of proper animal care.

Fostering of Animals

We provide foster homes for animals that come to us too young and need around-the-clock care. Our foster environments are loving homes that provide a great beginning for our young animals.

Pod for Feral Cats

We have created a Pod in our barn to allow our Feral cats to live out their lives protected. Each cat has been spay/neutered, feline-leukemia tested, and updated on all shots, including rabies. These cats are adopted for barn or outdoors.

Our Leadership

Traci Phelps

Executive Director

Board of Directors

Mark Whitlow


Sheila Johnston

Vice President

Marian Downing


Kim Beeny


Board Members

Pat Vannerson

Victor Sredl

Matthew Cahen

Donna Johnson