Pet of the Week – Oct. 4, 2022

Published 12:50 pm Tuesday, October 4, 2022


Danville-Boyle County Human Society

This week’s featured pets are Pecan the kitten and Prissy the dog.

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Pecan is one of seven kittens and loves his kitty siblings! Pecan enjoys snuggling with his best brother Walnut on the cat tree. They both especially like curling up in one of the cubbies, snoozing away.

When they’re not cuddling up in a little ball of fur, they take turns pouncing on catnip-filled toys and bouncing around the room. Pecan is a fan of the wand toy, leaping into the air to capture the feathered end with his little front paws or chomping down with his baby teeth. Pecan is independent, loves wet food, and really digs the squeezable cat treats! Like his littermates, Pecan is a tidy kitty who reliably uses the litterbox.

Pecan is about six-seven weeks old, will be neutered, and current on age-appropriate vaccinations. We’ve got more darling kittens in foster care. See them at and complete an online application:

Prissy is a pretty girl with striking markings; this 3-4 year old mixed breed could be part heeler. This gal is happy-go-lucky, medium energy, and loves everyone she meets! She got along with other dogs in playgroups, and made sure to give the humans some attention, too. She adores being petted and will sit to ensure a good scratch under the chin.

When a volunteer photographer staged a Fall-themed photoshoot with all of our adoptable dogs, Prissy ran to greet them before setting off on a zoomie spree! Once she got that burst of joy out, she sat calmly and flashed a huge smile, resulting in the picture you see here. Prissy is an all around great gal who will make someone a wonderful best friend.

Prissy is spayed, microchipped, and vaccinated – all she needs is a someone to love her! Apply here: and visit us Monday – Friday between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Can’t get to the shelter during open hours? Email for an appointment.

A look back: In 2016, the capital campaign for a state-of-the-art space for dogs and puppies came to fruition: the Katherine E. Nelsen Adoption Center opened in late 2016, right before DBCHS Executive Director Kathy passed away from a terminal illness. It was a challenging time for the board and staff, having just lost their leader, but the new building made a huge difference in daily life for DBCHS’s dogs and puppies.

More historical highlights are coming your way as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of DBCHS. Join us to celebrate at the 9th Annual Pints for Pets on October 22 – register now:!

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. We’re grateful for every gift!