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April 2021 Newsletter

News you can use!!!

Happy Adopters Finding Lifelong Friends

Rachel with her new mom!

Faith with her new family!

Kipper found his new home!

Shadow with his new family!

Patsy with her new mom!

Spring Pet Safety


Seasonal plants can cause allergies. Talk to your vet if you notice irritation.

Spring Cleaning

Household cleaning products are a poison threat.


Lawn care and gardening products can be hazardous.


Lillies and other seasonal plants can be toxic.


Talk to your vet about parasite prevention.


More outside time means a greater risk of a lost pet.  Microchip them. 

Click the image above to view larger version for more details.


Come and get your dog or cat microchipped for $30 today!
We were able to reunite a cat that was missing for 6 months with their owner!

Terry’s Corner

May this newsletter bring you many blessings for 2021. So many challenges we have all faced in 2020 and a lot has happened to many of us. The humane society has experienced many challenges and yet we keep overcoming them. That is what makes me so proud of such a dynamic staff, volunteers, our continued support from our donors, and our board of directors. It takes a team to continue our work in finding lifelong and loving homes. I have been very blessed to have been a part of the ever-changing world of animal welfare. Memories, moments the people, and of course every animal that has passed through our loving hands. It is with a grateful heart that my time here is coming to a close, I am retiring after 10 wonderful years! I am looking forward to starting a new journey with my family and with many travels. I have been abundantly blessed to serve as the Executive Director of McCracken County Humane Society. May the new leadership be as blessed as I have been.

-Terry, Executive Director

Help Out Our Animal Friends

Donate Today!

MCHS exists to protect our animal friends and strengthen the community, a mission that can only be realized through the help of generous donors and volunteers like you. From dog walking and kitty cuddling to fundraising and community outreach, we have a variety of needs and opportunities available.

Please call 270-443-5923 to find out how you can donate your time, talents and resources to help further our cause or donations can be mailed to:
McCracken County Humane Society
4000 Coleman Road
Paducah, KY 42001

Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we can not take any volunteers at this time! Please keep checking with us for details!

Other Ways to Help

Kroger Plus

Shop with your Kroger Plus card and Kroger donates to our shelter. Sign up here to connect your Kroger Plus Card to the McCracken County Humane Society (#88796).

Senior Citizens Adopting Senior Dogs (6+)

Help brighten the lives of our community’s seniors and animals that are waiting for lifelong homes. Adopters over 65 years of age, who cannot afford the full adoption fee, will receive a 50% discount on selected senior dogs or cats everyday.

Stop & Adopt

Mark your calendar for
National Adoption Weekend!
September 13-15, 2021

Adoption Weekend!
July 27, 2021
August 10, 2021

Amazon Smile

So many of you already order from Amazon. Please log into smile.amazon.com, and choose McCracken Co Humane Society as your preferred charity, and a donation is made to McCracken County Humane So-ciety based on your purchase total. Shop for yourself or shop for items on our Wish List above and help a shelte

Sign up for Amazon Smile!


Don’t forget you can order Croissants at Rafferty’s and the proceeds will go to MCHS to help us with our animals


Buy your pet food from Chewy and they’ll donate $20 to our center!
Shop with Chewy.com!

Featured Pet

Meet Patience!

DOB: 12/14/2016

Spayed Female. Current on vaccinations, boosters and worming. Microchipped
Heartworm negative and on prevention. 

Flea/Tick prevention

Weight: 51 lbs

Our Wish List

For Our Animal Friends


Medium and large dog beds


Dog Kongs


Kitten Pate with no fish


Desperately in need of kitty litter


Blankets and sheets


Trash bags and paper towels


Odoban (original scented)

Numbers at a Glance

2021 Year to Date Animal Count (As of March)

Total Intake Cats & Dogs

Total Adopted

Total In House Currently


Reclaimed Dogs

POD Cats

Total Died at Shelter*

Total Euthanized*

* Due to illness or aggression

Board of Directors

President: Mark Whitlow

Vice President: Sheila Johnston

Secretary: Marian Downing

Treasurer: Kim Beeny

Victor Sredl

Pat Vannerson

Matthew Cahen

Donna Johnson

Ex. Director: Terry Vannerson


Everyone here at McCracken County Humane Society would like to Welcome

Dr. Lisa N. Henderson to our staff.

Dr. Henderson is MCHS’s new in house vet.


TNR Cat Program

MCHS is pleased to announce that we have re-launched a Trap Neuter Release/Replace (TNR) program for feral cat colonies! We are excited to offer this program at an extremely discounted and affordable price for the McCracken County community! TNR will reduce the major overpopulation of unwanted cats and kittens in our community. The program is for feral cat colonies of 2 or more and participants must register with MCHS prior to bringing cats in. Surgeries are performed each Wednesday morning here at MCHS. Please call to find out more or to have your colony registered!