DBCHS takes in 20 dogs overnight, needs help with adoptions and supplies

BY KARI KUH

DBCHS

The Danville-Boyle County Humane Society is asking for your help. If you’ve been considering adopting a dog to complete your family, the time is now! Last week our partners at Boyle County Animal Control got a call about a possible hoarding situation with numerous dogs and puppies living in unsuitable conditions.

Animal control officers removed from the property 10 adult dogs of various ages and conditions and 10 puppies in desperate need of treatment. Their overwhelmed caretaker willingly signed all 20 animals over to the county so we could give them the attention they require.

Boyle County animal control officer James Goode said the puppies were being “eaten alive by fleas” and would have certainly died soon without intervention. Thankfully, after being treated, de-wormed, vaccinated, and groomed, all the puppies are healthy and headed off to rescue!

As of Wednesday, July 28, we’ve got lots of adult dogs, including beagle, Aussie, and shepherd mixes, a Great Pyrenees, and plenty more mixed-breeds of all sizes just waiting for someone to love. Visit our website to see all of the pups up for adoption at dbchs.org/adopt.

We’re open weekdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for adoptions and are also holding special weekend hours this Saturday, July 31, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please bring your family and dog for a meet and greet, and give us a call at 859-238-1117 before visiting to make sure the pet you’re interested in is still available. You can complete an online application to save time: https://bit.ly/2Qo4EfE.

Can’t adopt? The shelter could use some cleaning supplies! Specifically, we need paper towels, Dawn dish soap, 33-gallon trash bags, 45-gallon trash bags, bleach, canned puppy food and pill pockets. These items are also on our Amazon Wishlist at https://a.co/8nE97Ps. If you would like to purchase elsewhere, items can be dropped off at the shelter Monday through Friday between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.  It can’t be said enough — we are grateful for our compassionate community. Your generosity powers our lifesaving work.

About us: The Danville-Boyle County Humane Society is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) established in 1972 that promotes the humane treatment of animals through compassionate care, engagement, and support. To donate, please visit DBCHS.org/give or mail a check to DBCHS P.O. Box 487, Danville, KY 40423-0487. Every contribution makes a difference.