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October 2021 Newsletter

News you can use!!!

Happy Adopters Finding Lifelong Friends

Darla with her new dad!

Marie with her new family!

Woody with his new family!

Laki with his new parents!

Cubby with her new family!

Thanksgiving Pet Safety

Traci’s Tidbits

What a busy last quarter we have had!! In July, we participated in National Adoption Week, sponsored by PetSmart Charities. Throughout that week, we had animals available for adoption at the PetSmart in Paducah, as well as here at our shelter.

The week-long event enabled 45 pets to find their forever homes! We then participated in Clear the Shelters, a nationwide adoption drive put on by NBC. Throughout the month-long campaign, we partnered with the Paducah PetSmart, Pet Food Center, and Rural King stores to hold adoption events at their stores. We ended Clear the Shelters with our Fall In Love Adoption Event here at the shelter. The month-long adoption drive helped find forever homes for 104 pets!!!

These events could not be successful without wonderful families that are willing to open their hearts and homes to these precious babies, so THANK YOU!!!

And a big THANK YOU to EVERYONE that has made donations to us, whether in the form of money or much needed items! We truly could not do this without you!!

-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 Johnny!

DOB: 10/14/2019

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

Flea/Tick prevention

Weight: 78 lbs

Our Wish List

For Our Animal Friends


Kitten pate and dry kitten food


Dry dog food and puppy food


Paper towels and Clorox


Desperately in need of kitty litter


Blankets and sheets


Trash bags and paper towels


Odoban (original scented)


Interactive Cat and Dog Toys

Numbers at a Glance

2021 Year to Date Animal Count (As of September 30, 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.