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(270) 759-1884


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Humane Society 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 humane education

Mission Statement 
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.

Contact Information
Executive Director
Kathy Hodge -

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 764

Murray, KY 42071

Office Location
607 Poplar Street, Suite A-1
(Located on the 1st floor of the Weaks Community Center)

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Other hours by appointment

(270) 759-1884

(270) 761-1884



Additional Humane Society Contacts

Humane Society of Calloway County President
Terry Derting -

Pet Therapy
Cassie Barber -



Trap/Neuter/Return Feral Cat Program

Dog Obedience
Powell Henderson -

Friends of the Shelter
Kat -

Pet Identification
Stephanie Spalding -

PetSafe Domestic Violence Assistance
Terry Derting -

Additional Community Animal Contacts

Animal Control Officer
(270) 753-3151; Sheriff Department's dispatcher will transfer you to the ACO's voicemail

Murray-Calloway County Animal Shelter
(270) 759-4141
Open Mon. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. & Sat. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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To keep up with the latest news and information on what's happening at the Humane Society of Calloway County, email us 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.

Brief History

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 welfare information.

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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