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Pets of the week

Our pets of the week are Justin and Duchess.

Justin is a handsome and goofy one-year-old coonhound. This guy loves playing with toys and acting silly with other dogs, no matter their size. His velvety soft ears are just asking to be rubbed, and he wallows in your attention. 

Like all coonhounds, Justin follows his nose and likes to chase and hunt, so a fenced-in yard where he can race around will make this big boy happy. The right human for Justin will appreciate his natural drive and offer plenty of outlets for his energy. Regular exercise, playtime, and positive reinforcement will make Justin a faithful pet. 

Thanks to a friend of the humane society, we’re giving Justin a head start on training before he goes to his new home. That’s a doggone good deal.

We introduced you to Duchess a few weeks ago when she was still with her kittens in a foster home. The Royal Kittens remain with their foster family, but this gorgeous gal is at the humane society and ready to find her furever home! 

Duchess was abandoned in an apartment, going days without food and water, and is now regaining muscle tone and weight. She likes to get your attention with chirps and musical meows and loves being around her people. 

She lived with dogs and other cats in her foster home and got along fine with everyone. Duchess will make a loving and appreciative addition to any family looking for a calm and settled feline’s companionship. 

Did you know cats like Duchess and her then-nursing babies cannot thrive in a shelter environment? Kittens have weaker immune systems, which make them susceptible to illness in a shelter setting. 

Living in a foster home keeps them safe while they get big and strong enough to be spayed or neutered. Being in a home setting helps socialize them also. 

Dogs and cats are happier and less stressed in a home environment, making them ready for adoption more quickly. DBCHS is actively seeking fosters to have on hand when needy animals require home care.  Learn more about fostering and register to be an emergency foster at https://stayhomeandfoster.org/.It takes a village, be part of ours.

About us: the Danville-Boyle County Humane Society was established in 1972 to promote the humane treatment of companion animals through sheltering, adoptions, community education, and spay and neuter programs. As a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, DBCHS is dependent on monetary gifts from generous individuals and businesses in our community.

To donate, please visit DBCHS.org or mail a check to DBCHS P.O. Box 487, Danville, KY 40423-0487. Your monetary gift will make a difference in a deserving dog or cat’s life, and we appreciate every dollar. Thank you for your support!