Pet of the Week

Published 1:23 pm Monday, October 17, 2022


Danville-Boyle County Humane Society

This week’s featured pets are Maggie and Peanut.

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Miss Maggie is a medium-sized mixed-breed girl about three years old. Maggie’s coal-black coat highlights her paws which look like they were dipped in white paint. She has deep brown eyes, silky beagle ears, and a big, cheerful smile.

Maggie’s basic vibe is eager and playful, with a heaping helping of affection thrown in. When meeting Maggie, you’ll find she wants to shower you with kisses and get in your lap immediately. Give Maggie a scratch under her chin and you’ll be rewarded with a cute wiggle. Maggie has a helicopter tail when she’s delighted, which is most of the time.

Maggie is spayed, microchipped, vaccinated, and ready to share her love with you. Apply here: and bring your family and dog to meet her, Monday – Friday, between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Or, email for an appointment.

Peanut is the runt of Hazelnut’s seven kittens, with a soft white and gray tabby coat. This girl looks younger than her two months because she is so tiny. That small package holds a mighty spirit, though! Peanut’s eyes are wide and always on the lookout for new experiences; she is an adventurous kitty. She likes to play with toys, leaping into the air to capture the feathered wand, twisting and landing like an Olympic gymnast.

Peppy Peanut will entertain you with her antics and make a fun, fluffy companion. She is current on age-appropriate vaccinations and will be spayed when she’s big enough. Complete an online application here:

A look back: 2019 and 2020 brought change to the humane society. The humane society – alongside our municipal partners at Boyle County Animal Control – implemented best practices under the guidance of leading national animal welfare experts. The shelter director began managing intake, asking people to make an appointment to surrender an animal instead of dropping them at the shelter. That ensures we have space, access to the vet, and a plan to quickly prepare each animal for adoption or rescue.

We increased safety nets for owners, giving out thousands of pounds of pet food and introducing Home-Home, a direct placement adoption program, among other things.

One of the most significant changes is that we discontinued trapping, impounding, and euthanizing outdoor cats, instead offering free spay/neuter opportunities to the cats’ caretakers.

More (very recent!) historical highlights are coming as we mark the 50th anniversary of DBCHS. If you haven’t already registered for the 9th Annual Pints for Pets this Saturday, don’t worry: you can sign up the day of. Visit our tent to register and pick up your t-shirt.

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 appreciate your continued support.