Pet of the Week

Published 4:04 pm Monday, May 8, 2023


Danville-Boyle County Humane Society

It’s National Pet Week, and DBCHS has many pawsome animals looking for a home, like this week’s featured pets Dexter and Wednesday.

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Dexter is a handsome hound mix with long legs, and we estimate he’s four years old. He recently went on a Doggie Day Out, and here’s what he said about it. “I went on a field trip and took a two-mile walk/hike. We came across a creek, and I jumped in. I had so much fun that I napped all the way back.”

His field trip chaperone said Dexter is calm, funny, the sweetest boy, and a fast learner. Dexter agrees. “I’m practically a straight-A student: A+ for car rides, leash skills, meeting new people, and taking treats. I could use some work on my commands, though, like sit and stay, because I only got a B+. Take me home, and we can learn all of the things together.”

Wednesday is a gorgeous gray and white kitty around eight months old. She’s in that perfect stage: she’s still a kitten but grown up enough to use her litter box faithfully and won’t scratch or chew on your fingers with her sharp teeth and nails.

According to her foster, Wednesday is an “adorable, playful kitten who’s shy at first but loving once she warms up to you. She’s adjusting to a new adventure living with our other dogs and cats and doing well. Wednesday’s going to make a wonderful addition to someone’s family.” Wednesday’s not at the shelter, so we’ll set up a meet and greet if you’re interested.

DBCHS is open Monday-Friday between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Complete an online application to save time: Can’t get to the shelter during open hours? Email me at

National Pet Day is an excellent time to highlight DBCHS programs that support pets and their people because sometimes people need temporary help. That’s why DBCHS developed the Keeping Them Together fund and Pet Food Pantry.

The Keeping Them Together Fund provides financial grants for pets that require critical veterinary care. Generous donors underwrite the fund, and so far, we’ve helped several pets and their people; the most recent case was a sweet senior German Shephard with a growth on her gums. Her human was worried because he could not cover the vet costs to get her healthy, and DBCHS kept them together with a $500 grant.

DBCHS also has a Pet Food Pantry with free cat food, dog food and other miscellaneous supplies. Stop by the shelter Monday-Friday from 1-4 p.m., or call 859-238-1117 for more information.

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. You can help: DBCHS needs wet and dry kitten food, dog food (our pups prefer Purina), bleach, paper towels, and disinfectant wipes. Thank you for your contribution.