Hopkins County Humane Society

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Fostering is a wonderful way for animal lovers to help the animals of HCHS.  Fostering saves lives and lowers our euthanasia rate.  Sometimes sick animals come in to our shelter.  And though most illnesses are treatable they can spread through the shelter quickly.  As a result sometimes animals have to be euthanised to contain the outbreak.  Placing sick animals in foster care really helps to cut down on this problem.  Once a sick animals is placed with a foster family, it is treated and nursed back to health in a loving home at NO EXPENSE to the foster family.  HCHS will cover any vet or medication expenses while the animal is in foster care. 

  We may call upon foster families to not only care for sick animals, but also injured animals, infants that need bottle feeding, animals with behavioral issues, or adopted animals awaiting spay/ neuter surgery.  Sometimes we may place perfectly healthy animals in foster care just to avoid over crowding at our shelter.

Our goal at HCHS is to ensure that no unaltered animal leaves our shelter.  Sometimes when an animal is adopted it may take several days before a spay/neuter appointment can be made.  Foster homes can care for adopted animals who are waiting for spay/neuter surgery.  After the surgery is performed the animal can go directly from the clinic to its new forever home.

There are many many reasons to foster.  All of which opens space in our shelter thus lowering our euthanasia rate.

To become a foster family for HCHS contact our shelter at 270-821-8965 or come by the shelter and apply.  Fostering is a very fulfilling experience.  Please come by today to learn more!

Click here to print our foster application



HCHS LOVES volunteers!  There is always something to be done here at the shelter, and we could always use your help.  Whether its cleaning, walking dogs, playing with cats and kittens, bathing dogs, or grooming--there is always something to do.  Volunteering is a fun and rewarding experience. 

Volunteer opportunities outside the shelter include fundraising events, adoption drives, membership drives, parades, and more.  Visit the shelter today and discuss with one of our staff how you can best help our animals.


HCHS has a new lease on life.  Our new goal of zero euthanasia of adoptable animals by our 50th anniversary in 2016 pushes us to work hard for the sake of the animals of our county.

We need your help!  Our current facility shows its age.  Replacing outdated equiptment and ancient building systems ranks high on the list of priorities for us.  We are asking for items that can be moved with us to our new facility when it is completed. 

Below you will find a "WISH LIST".  These are items that our shelter desperately needs to maintain our facility and provide quality care for the animals housed there.  The cost associated with each item is listed.  Any assistance you can make would be very much appreciated.  To donate toward the cost of one or more of these items simply send a check to:

Hopkins County Humane Society

Mailing address: 319 Dulin Street, Madisonville KY 42431

Be sure to include on your check which item(s) you are contributing toward.




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