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July 2022 Newsletter

News you can use!!!

Happy Adopters Finding Lifelong Friends

Onyx with his new mom!

Rex with his new mom!

Romeo with his new human!

Kennady with her new family!

Penske with her new family!

Call Us Today for Microchipping!

Microchipping your pets is one of THE easiest steps you can take to help make sure you are reunited with your pet in the event it becomes lost.

When an animal is found and taken to a shelter or vet’s office, or picked up by animal control, it is scanned to see if it has a microchip. If it DOES have one, an owner is identified and contacted (providing the owner information is registered and current). The owner can then make arrangements to get their pet back. If the animal DOES NOT have a microchip, it is considered a stray. If taken into the shelter, the animal is vaccinated and further attempts are made to locate an owner. After the minimum 5 day stray hold required by law, if no owner is found, the animal is then scheduled for spay/neuter if not already altered and placed for adoption. Once an animal is adopted, it then legally belongs to the new adopter…EVEN if the past owner then comes forward.

This is a very stressful time for not only owners of lost pets, but for the pets as well. You can make an appointment with us to have your pet microchipped for only $20, helping to ensure that they will be returned quickly in the unfortunate event that they become missing.

Dogs that are microchipped are returned twice as often to their owners.

Cats that are microchipped are returned nineteen times as often.

National Adoption Week

Mark Your Calendars!


We love to see all of the kids that get involved for our animals!!! Thank You So Much!


Traci’s Tidbits

Lots of great things are happening here at MCHS! We are in the process of putting in some additional outdoor play yards for our dogs and we are so excited about it! Stay tuned for some before/after photos to come!

Recently we were able to host a low cost vaccine clinic for the community and approximately 100 pets were vaccinated and/or microchipped! We have plans to host another clinic in October. We also had a yard sale on our front lawn. Donations rolled in for the sale and we can not thank you guys enough! Although it was hot, we were able to raise over $500 for the animals! We are also planning another yard sale in October and hopefully cooler weather will make shopping outside a little more tolerable!

July 11-17th was National Adoption Week at PetSmart. During the weeklong event, 27 animals found their forever homes!

August is National Clear The Shelter Month and we will continue to push hard to find our babies their forever families!! We will be at PetSmart on Aug 20th and will have some reduced adoption fees on certain animals all month long. September looks to be a great month!

We will be having our first ever Painted Paws Color Run/Walk on Sept 10th. Get more info here!

We are also super excited to be participating in this year’s BBQ On The River. We will have a table set up all three days along with adoptable animals just waiting for their chance to go home! Watch our website and Facebook page for more details as the time approaches!

Again, I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone that supports the McCracken County Humane Society! We truly could not do what we do for the animals without your support!

-Traci, 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 Massey!
DOB: 2/12/2020

Neutered male. Current on vaccinations, boosters and worming, Microchipped, and heartworm negative


Weight: 40 lbs

Our Wish List

For Our Animal Friends


Dog pate (wet, chopped dog food)


Adult dog and Puppy Food


Paper towels


Original Pine Sol


Latex Free Gloves


Dog and cat toys


Beach/bath towels and washcloths


Kitten Pate without fish


Scoopeable Cat Litter

Numbers at a Glance

2021 Year to Date Animal Count (As of December 31, 2021)

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: Traci Phelps


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.