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Kentucky Humane Society

Lifelong Friends

aka Kentucky Humane Society - Animal Rescue League   |   Louisville, KY   |  www.kyhumane.org

Mission

The Kentucky Humane Society is a champion for companion animals. Through leadership, education and proactive solutions, we are creating more compassionate communities.

Ruling year info

1945

President & CEO

Mrs. Alisa Gray

Main address

1000 Lyndon Lane Suite B

Louisville, KY 40222 USA

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EIN

61-0463938

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Other Services (D60)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) aims reduce the number of homeless dogs and cats in the Louisville area and across Kentucky through education, spay/neuter surgeries and adoptions. KHS helps thousands of Kentucky families keep their beloved pets healthy, happy and in their homes by offering affordable veterinary care, training, counseling and access to local resources through our Pet Resource Services department. For the 6,000 animals who enter our shelter each year, KHS provides nutritious food, medical care, behavioral rehabilitation and love until they can be adopted. The KHS Equine C.A.R.E. program assists Kentucky’s at-risk companion horses through rescue, training, adoption and education.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Pet Adoptions

The Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) finds loving homes for more than 6,000 dogs, cats and horses each year through its dog and cat adoption sites in Louisville and its horse farm in Simponsville KY.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Since 2007, the Kentucky Humane Society S.N.I.P. Clinic has offered affordable spay/neuter surgeries to 10,000 dogs and cats a year. The clinic is key to reducing the numbe of unwanted litters being born, resulting in fewer animals surrendered to area shelters.

Population(s) Served
Adults

In 2022 the Kentucky Humane Society launched its CARE-a-van Mobile Veterinary Clinic, which provides low-cost wellness care and spay/neuter surgeries to cats and dogs whose families face barriers to accessing veterinary care.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Kentucky Humane Society's Eastpoint Pet Resort and Fern Creek Pet Resort offer boarding, grooming and doggie daycare to owned pets. And proceeds benefit KHS' shelter mission.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Each year, over 15,000 stressed pet owners contact KHS' Pet Resource Services department, which helps families keep their cats and dogs in their homes and out of shelters by providing free behavorial advice and access to local resources.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Kentucky Humane Society's behavior training classes teach owners how to train their dogs using positive techniques. From puppy classes to classes addressing specific issues, KHS helps owners and their dogs create lifelong bonds.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our Equine C.A.R.E. (connect, advocate, rescue and educate) program helps Kentucky's at-risk companion horses by offering adoptions, rescue, education and re-homing services.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animal adoptions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Pet Adoptions

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of animals spayed and neutered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Low-cost Spay/Neuter Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Owned animals spayed at our S.N.I.P. Clinic or CARE-a-van mobile veterinary clinic. Does not include shelter animals that are spayed/neutered before adoption.

Number of participants counseled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Pet Resource Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Numbers went down in 2023 because we went to an automated system so that common questions could be answered/routed faster, and individuals who needed more in-depth counseling received it.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Goal 1: Proactive Community Programs
Strengthen KHS community programs locally and in targeted Kentucky counties to keep pets healthy and in homes, reduce unwanted litters, and rescue animals who are victims of disaster, cruelty or neglect.

Goal 2: Saving Cats
Cats are the animals most at-risk of euthanasia in Kentucky shelters due to overpopulation, lack of local adoptions, illness and disease. KHS will bring innovative and lifesaving efforts across Kentucky to save and improve the lives of cats.

Goal 3: State-of-the-Art-Facilities
KHS is our states most trusted and respected animal sheltering organization, and we need facilities that reflect this reputation. We will invest in leading-edge facilities designed to meet the unique and evolving needs of the animals, our staff and our community.

Goal 4: Caring for Our People
Compassionate care is at the core of what we do, and it doesnt stop with the animals. KHS will foster a positive and inspiring environment where all employees, customers, donors and volunteers feel welcome, listened to and valued.

Goal 5: Industry Leader
The animal welfare industry is constantly evolving as we learn how to better serve animals and people. KHS will continue being a national leader through innovation, change and/or growth of programs and services.

Goal 1: Proactive Community Programs
Strategies:
Our CARE-a-van mobile veterinary clinic provides wellness services and spay/neuter surgeries for pets in under-served neighborhoods in Louisville and in rural Kentucky counties that lack access to affordable veterinary care.
Our S.N.I.P. Clinic provides low-cost, high-quality spay/neuter surgeries at our stationary clinic in South Louisville.
KHS is the largest destination shelter for pets in overcrowded Kentucky shelters. Each year thousands of pets from other shelters come to KHS for rehabilitation and adoption.
Working with local authorities across Kentucky, KHS is often asked to provide assistance and transport logistics during natural disasters and to provide transport assistance with large-scale animal seizures.

Goal 2: Saving Cats
Strategies:
KHS partners with Purrfect Day Caf to increase adoption opportunities for cats.
The KHS S.N.I.P. Clinic and CARE-a-van mobile veterinary clinic provide spay/neuter surgeries to reduce cat overpopulation in Louisville and in rural Kentucky communities.

Goal 3: State-of-the-Art-Facilities
Strategies:
An animal sheltering architect conducted a facility assessment of all KHS locations to evaluate the state of our buildings, infrastructure, and equipment to determine what improvements and renovations are needed.
KHS leadership team members benchmarked top animal shelters to gather ideas for how to improve our facilities for the pets and people we serve.

Goal 4: Caring for Our People
Strategies:
KHS is investing in employee education, recognition and safety, and has introduced additional benefits for staff.
Our Pet Resource Services department improved the owner surrender experience to better serve our local customers and offer better customer service.
A culture team, comprised of all levels at KHS, is working toward DEI initiatives and action steps to continually improve employee engagement and education for all staff.

Goal 5: Industry Leader
Strategies:
KHS is growing our national presence and standing out as a leader in animal sheltering and welfare organizations.
KHS is prepared to assist companion animals with shelter and medical care when disaster hits alongside other KY groups.

The Kentucky Humane Society has depth of leadership and a proven track record as an effective, efficient and compassionate animal welfare organization. We build on success utilizing visionary leadership, highly experienced staff, and well-trained and motivated volunteers. Our data-driven planning, nimble and entrepreneurial culture and fiscal responsibility allow us to understand and act on newly emerging challenges. KHS is recognized as a national leader in animal sheltering and welfare, with staff regularly presenting at national conferences. KHS has secured grant partnerships with PetSmart Charities, Petco Foundation, PEDIGREE Foundation, the ASPCA, Banfield Foundation and many other national funders.

Some of our accomplishments include:

Goal 1: Proactive Community Programs
Our CARE-a-van mobile veterinary clinic provides over 5,000 wellness services and 1,000 spay/neuter surgeries a year, focusing on animals most in need.
Since 2007, our S.N.I.P. clinic has provided over 156,000 spay/neuter surgeries, helping reduce pet overpopulation.
Each year approximately 3,000 cats and dogs come to KHS from overcrowded Kentucky shelters for lifesaving and adoption.
Thanks to grants, KHS distributes emergency supplies, financial and staffing support to Kentucky municipal shelters impacted by natural disasters.

Goal 2: Saving Cats
Since 2018, Purrfect Day Caf has found homes for more than 9,000 KHS cats. This partnership has allowed KHS to expand its lifesaving capacity to save more cats, including many from rural shelters that lack resources and local adopters.
The KHS S.N.I.P. Clinic and CARE-a-van mobile veterinary clinic provide spay/neuter surgeries to reduce cat overpopulation in Louisville and rural Kentucky communities.

Goal 3: State-of-the-Art-Facilities
KHS is in the planning stages of a capital campaign for a new animal and community center. The goal is to provide the best animal sheltering and expand proactive services that reduce pet overpopulation and help keep more animals in homes with the families who love them.

Goal 4: Caring for Our People
KHS has added more staff benefits, including paid maternity/paternity leave; invested in safety training and safety improvements; implemented staff and volunteer recognition awards; and expanded diversity, equity and inclusion education.
Volunteers have access to in-person and online training and more opportunities to make an impact on shelter animals. Last year almost 600 people volunteered to help the animals and support our mission programs.

Goal 5: Industry Leader
Our staff has presented at national conferences as the experts on various subject matters, including equine welfare, large dog behavior modification programs and successful cat cafes.
KHS responded to the floods in Eastern Kentucky providing pet owners with food, water and crates for their companion animals while they sheltered and placed and bringing critically ill cats to our shelter receive life-saving medical care.
The KHS Equine program is accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries.

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Kentucky Humane Society

Board of directors
as of 02/20/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Padget Tony Patrick

Kentucky Medical Association

Term: 2023 - 2024

Tony Deye

TEKNO Inc.

Tara Bristow

Bristow Bio Consulting

Chris Kramer

Forvis

Rachel Horton

Michael Best Strategies

Melissa Hicks

DeanDorton

Leigh Anne Hughes

Wells Fargo Advisors

Shari Armon

Brown-Forman

Karen Williams

Equip Expo

Toni Clem

TLC Executive Coaching

Landon Brantley

Collective Inc.

Ellen Stubbs

Untitled Firm

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/3/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data