of Calloway County's
Purpose and Mission Statement
The purpose of this Society shall be the prevention of cruelty to
animals, the relief of suffering among animals and the extension of
The mission of this Society is to unite animals and people in the
community to enrich their lives and to advocate for compassion and
kindness toward animals and people everywhere.
P. O. Box 764
Murray, KY 42071
607 Poplar Street, Suite A-1
(Located on the 1st floor of the Weaks Community Center)
Monday - Thursday
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Other hours by appointment
Additional Humane Society Contacts
Society of Calloway County President
Cassie Barber -
Trap/Neuter/Return Feral Cat Program
Friends of the
Stephanie Spalding -
Terry Derting -
Community Animal Contacts
(270) 753-3151; Sheriff Department's
dispatcher will transfer you to the ACO's voicemail
Murray-Calloway County Animal Shelter
Mon. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. & Sat. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
To keep up with the latest news and information on what's
happening at the Humane Society of Calloway County,
and we'll add you to our Animal Advocates mailing list. Stay up on lost and found animals, animals
available for adoption and Humane Society programs and fundraisers.
Located in rural western Kentucky, The Humane Society of Calloway County
was formed in 1975 and is the county's only grass roots general animal
welfare organization. Serving a local population of 30,000, the Humane
Society first led a grassroots effort to build an animal shelter
cooperatively with the county.
The Humane Society operated the animal shelter under contract with the
county until 1996 at which time the county took over operation of the
shelter. In 1975 in addition to operating the animal shelter, the Humane
Society immediately began to address the pet overpopulation issue
long-term by establishing a spay/neuter assistance program to help
people afford to spay/neuter their pets. The Society also established a
pet assisted therapy program to take the unconditional love of pets to
residents of nursing homes in the community.
In 1996, the Humane Society became a
non-sheltered organization funded only by donations and membership dues.
Since then the Humane Society has increased funding for the Fixed for
Life spay/neuter voucher program from $15 per procedure to 50 percent of
a spay/neuter procedure, established a program to assist pet owners with
animal emergencies, established PetSafe to provide a safe haven for pets
of domestic violence victims, created a local Trap-Neuter-Return program
for feral cats in the county, broadened the certified therapy dog
program, expanded the education program by providing KIND News in more
than classrooms, added a foster-home-based cat and dog adoption program,
instituted Canine Good Citizen (CGC) dog obedience and S.T.A.R.
Kindergarten puppy obedience classes, established a 1700+ member email
group for sending Lost and Found Pet Alerts and disseminating animal
Must of this growth in services was made possible when the Humane
Society took a large step by renting an office and hiring the its first
paid employee, a part-time director, in June 2003. The mission and goals
of the Humane Society have not changed over the years – it continues to
look for ways to combat cruelty, ignorance and apathy toward animals and
every time the Humane Society helps an animal, it also helps a person.
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