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Animal Services Newsroom

National Pet Adoption Event with Metro Animal Services

Monday April 8, 2013

Who: Local animal welfare agencies including:  the Kentucky Humane Society, Louisville Metro Animal Services, Derby City Dog Rescue, Saving Sunny and Tyson’s Chance will be joining the North Shore Animal League of America’s Tour For Life®, the world's largest cooperative national adoption initiative

What: Dozens of adoptable dogs and cats and information about local animal shelters and rescue agencies, plus raffles and giveaways

Where: Middletown Walmart Supercenter parking lot, 12981 Shelbyville Road

When: Friday, April 12, 2-7 p.m.

Five Louisville animal sheltering and rescue agencies are joining North Shore Animal League of America's Tour For Life®, the world's largest cooperative national adoption initiative, for an adoption event Friday, April 12, 2-7 p.m. at the Walmart Supercenter in Middletown.

Local shelter host the Kentucky Humane Society, along with Louisville Metro Animal Services (LMAS), Derby City Dog Rescue, Saving Sunny and Tyson's Chance will have adoptable pets and information at the event.

Northshore Animal Rescue League will bring their “shelter on wheels” adoption vehicle, and LMAS will have their SPOT vehicle, both loaded with dozens of cats, dogs, puppies and kittens. Animals from all five agencies will be available for adoption, and the public is invited to learn more about these agencies that, collectively, are working to end pet homelessness by ensuring that every adoptable pet in the Louisville area finds a permanent, loving home. In addition, there will be raffles and giveaways.

Northshore Animal Rescue League is the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization. In partnership with PURINA ONE, their 2013 Tour for Life will stop in 53 cities in 27 states as they join their partners in rescue nationwide to promote the lifesaving choice to adopt Mutt-i-grees® (any pet rescued from a shelter). Last year's Tour for Life helped find homes for over 1,500 animals across the country.

“Nothing compares to the love you’ll receive when you save a life,” says Renée Felice Smith, of NCIS: Los Angeles, the 2013 Tour for Life spokesperson. “Adopt a pet today!


About the participating agencies:

The Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) is dedicated to finding proactive solutions to ending pet homelessness through spay/neuter, education and adoption. Located in Louisville, KHS is a local, nonprofit animal welfare agency that is the state’s largest pet adoption agency, finding homes for more than 6,000 pets a year. KHS spays or neuters more than 11,000 owned pets a year at its S.N.I.P. Clinic and provides humane education to thousands of children a year.

Louisville Metro Animal Services (LMAS) is the only open intake shelter in Louisville Metro. LMAS is committed to caring for the over 10,000 animals that enter the facility every year and giving them a second chance through adoption, rescue, reunification with owners and much more. The department is dedicated to educating and reaching out to all members of the community to make sure responsible pet ownership and compassion are at the forefront. LMAS has a fundamental mission to protect public health and safety, ensure the humane treatment of animals and provide quality customer service to the public.

Derby City Dog Rescue (DCDR) is non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) all-breed rescue based in Louisville. Our initial aim was to bridge the gap between local animal shelters in Louisville and other rescues outside the state to pursue placement of local dogs in urgent situations in our area. To ease some of the difficulties that can arise when dealing with government shelters, we provide quality photos of the animals, quality communication between rescues and shelters, temporary foster (in some cases), pulling assistance and help with getting dogs to their transports. DCDR also serves as a small rescue within the community, pulling dogs from our local shelters and placing them into foster homes and handling adoptions.

Saving Sunny, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Louisville, rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes animal victims of abuse, neglect and those that are in danger of euthanasia. Most of our dogs are described as “Bully Breeds,” including American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, American Bulldogs, Rottweilers, Doberman Pinschers, and other misunderstood breeds or breed mixes. Our primary mission is to provide safe haven in foster homes that will help our dogs become healthy, socialized and balanced in order to be able to adopt them into positive and loving homes.

The mission of Tyson’s Chance is to rescue, rehabilitate and provide exceptional care for companion animals in need prior to finding them safe and loving homes. We offer a free spay and neuter program (Prevent A Bull) for bully breeds in Shelby County, Ky. We also help educate the public by providing access to services that will encourage responsible pet ownership. Tyson’s Chance specializes in the rescue of special needs animals. We are known for taking in dogs with severe issues, be it medical, behavioral or just the ones that nobody else wants. About 50 percent of our animals are considered "special needs" but we also adopt out puppies, kittens, and adults with NO issues at all.