One dog out of 20 from hoarding case left at shelter, more pets available

Published 11:03 am Friday, August 6, 2021



Last week the Danville-Boyle County Humane Society told you about a hoarding situation with numerous canines living in unsuitable conditions. Ten adult dogs and 10 puppies in desperate need of treatment were removed from a property by Boyle County animal control officers. The animals’ overburdened caretaker willingly signed them over to the county so we could attend to their needs.

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When I put out a plea for help, you stepped up! As of Wednesday, Aug. 4, six dogs have been adopted, 12 have gone to reputable rescues and one dog joined our Mutts With Manners training program at Northpoint. That leaves only one dog from the group of 20 at the shelter! It was a whirlwind couple of weeks, and we are thankful for everyone who adopted, donated supplies and shared our story on social media.

That’s fantastic news for the dogs who’ve left the shelter! The not-so-fantastic news is that we have several other dogs patiently waiting for their new homes. Can you find it in your heart to make room for one of these lovable pets? Little Trip has watched dog after dog go home during his month-long stay with us, and newbies Cash, Harley, Indi and Parker are also ready to leave the shelter. Let’s get these pawsome pups out of their kennels and into your family!  Visit our website to see all of the animals we have for adoption at

We’re open weekdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and are holding special adoption hours this Saturday, Aug. 7 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: Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook for updated information

We’ve received lots of calls about what supplies we need and, as always, appreciate your interest in donating! At the moment, we could use 33-gallon trash bags, 45-gallon trash bags, and bleach. Feel free to drop off items at the shelter Monday through Friday between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., or have them shipped directly to us from our Amazon Wishlist

DBCHS is blessed to serve a caring community filled with folks who want to help us in our lifesaving mission. Thank you for all you do for companion animals in Danville-Boyle County!

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 or mail a check to DBCHS P.O. Box 487, Danville, KY 40423-0487. Every contribution makes a difference.