81 Shelter Lane
Murray, KY 42071
Phone: 270-759-4141
Email: animalshelter@murray-ky.net
Hours: Mon.-Fri.10am-4pm and Sat.10am-3pm

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Our Featured Dog



Jake is an adult Coonhound who was left in the shelter's drop pen. As you can see, he is severely under nourished and in desperate need of loving care!

Despite Jake's obvious state of neglect he's still a friendly, happy guy. He'd love nothing more than to lounge at your feet and keep you company! Please consider giving this poor guy a chance at the good life. From the looks of him, he certainly deserves it!

Our Featured Kittens



We have So Many Kittens right now! They are all cute and beautiful in their own individual ways. They all deserve a home....there just aren't enough of those good, forever homes out there. Topsy is just one example of our kittens. She is lovely, very unusual in her markings, and she has a sister who is a great pal and compliment to her. What a Pair!

Please remember to spay and neuter to help stop overpopulation. p>

The shelter is currently offering 50% off certificates for a spay or neuter at one of our 4 local participating vets. We encourage potential adopters to take advantage of this wonderful offer!

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National Pet Foundation Release

Ol'Roy Complete Nutrition has Salmonella

The food is believed to have been sent out to Wal-Mart stores. The FDA has tested the food and found Salmonella. The official statement release is "This product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. People handling this pet food can become exposed to Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with this pet food or any surfaces exposed to this product. Consumers who have the dry dog food bearing the code "04 0735 1" with a "Best By Apr 13 08" should not feed it to their pets."

New Recalls Coming

It has also been reported that acetaminophen was found in pet food samples. Currently the FDA is investigating this and has not released the name of the food. Acetaminophen can kill both dogs and cats at high dosages. We will let you know the name of the pet food products containing acetaminophen as soon as it is announced.

The FDA has not announced the Ol'Roy recall on their site yet. Dont wait for the FDA to make their announcements. Get notifications within the hour of new recalls and save your pet's life. Sign your family and friends up for the free pet alerts at: http://nationalpetfoundation.com/pet-food-recall.html

Pet Food Recall Information

Check to see if your pet's food is on the Pet Food Recall list and get other valuable information on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's website here.

The following information has been taken from the N.P.F. website:

Every minute may count!

National News reported on April 2nd, 2007 that "some of the lucky pets are the ones that die fast" referring to the possible long-lasting sicknesses of pets from the recalled food.

Sign up for the "Recall Email List" and get notified immediately with any new information as soon as it comes out.

GoodSearch: You Search...We Give!

The Humane Society of Calloway County assists the Murray Calloway County Animal Shelter in many ways. By simply using GoodSearch as your Internet search engine (just like you already do with any of the major, well-known search pages), you can effortlessly support our local Humane Society.

Please help the Humane Society help the animals by clicking the GoodSearch button above and choosing the Calloway County Humane Society as your charity of choice. Each time you use GoodSearch to find information on the Internet, a small donation will be made on behalf of the Humane Society--every cent counts!

Humane Society of Calloway County Friends of the Shelter Cat Support Program

We are seeking businesses or private individuals to sponsor the Spay or Neuter of a shelter cat or kitten older than 5 months. The cost is $45.00 to sponsor a spay and $40.00 to sponsor a neuter, which is tax-deductable. This donation also covers a rabies vaccination. This helps the kitty by increasing its adoptability and, therefore, chance for finding a Forever Home. And, will have long-reaching impact in preventing overpopulation.

If you are interested as a business or private sponsor in sponsoring the vet care of a cat at the shelter, please call the Humane Society of Calloway County Friends of the Shelter Cat Coordinator at 293-5544 and the coordinator will be happy to give you more information regarding this wonderful program. It truly saves a life.

Foster Families Needed

The Humane Society of Calloway County is always in need of responsible folks who are willing to offer good temporary homes for our orphaned animals. Some foster candidates are shelter animals who are on their way to rescue groups in other areas, need foster care for only about a couple of weeks. Other animals need a comfortable, safe home while they await adoption. Please consider helping an animal in need. Contact the Humane Society of Calloway County at (270) 759-1884. You can also download a fostercare application here. Knowing that you've directly affected the life of an animal in need is a rewarding experience! Please join us in our efforts to rescue shelter animals whenever possible.

The shelter currently has cats and kittens at Orscheln's Farm and Home Store in Murray. PLEASE VISIT OTHER KITTIES AT THIS STORE!

In addition, cats and kittens find homes through the Humane Society's "One at a Time" Cat Adoption Program which rescues cats from the shelter into foster care after visiting the vet for updated or necessary vet care. They are then adopted through our Petfinder network or at PetsMart in Paducah.

Please visit the Humane Society of Calloway County website for information on their many programs and to find out how YOU can help benefit homeless pets!

The Humane Society's Dog Adoption Program rescues many dogs and puppies from the shelter, provides them with vet care, and moves them into foster homes to wait for a forever home. Dogs and puppies are also assisted by "Puppy and Small Dog Rescue" through the North Shore Animal League, breed rescues, and our Petfinder website.


Friends of the Shelter is a group of Humane Society volunteers who work closely with the animal shelter to find permanent homes for shelter animals.

The Friends of the Shelter volunteers provide foster homes, work with rescue organizations and post animals on Petfinder.com, all of which increase adoptions of animals who find themselves in the shelter.

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We are fortunate to have Murray State University in our region! Their AHT (Animal Health Technology) Program has classes which occasionally will rescue cats and dogs from the shelter to provide vet care, including testing for disease, spay/neuter, and deworming.

Students also volunteer at the shelter, helping to promote adoptions and socializing/walking the dogs and puppies. They are a big asset to our shelter!

Adopting a friend

Our adoption fee is $20.00 (cash only). You must sign a contract agreeing to get all vet care needed for the animal, including spaying or neutering. We offer a discount voucher for spay/neuter assistance based on income. You must be 18 years or older to adopt a pet. We will be happy to give you additional information on any animal in our shelter, just give us a call.

Microchip Information

Help your pet find his way home!
Only 15% of dogs are returned to their owners and 2% of cats (HSUS). If shelters routinely scanned, and more owners microchipped their pets...more could be returned.

A microchip the size of a grain of rice is inserted between the shoulder blades of a dog in a relatively painless and quick procedure. Each microchip transponder has a unique number which enables a shelter or veterinary clinic to scan the animal for this number which will be registered with a national database allowing the owner to be contacted when the pet is found. Local veterinary offices, the animal shelter and Humane Society have scanners to read these microchips.

The Humane Society of Calloway County and various other area groups offer inexpensive microchipping several times a year. This simple procedure can be your pet's ticket home should he become lost!

ShelterCare Pet Insurance

Alleviate the financial stress associated with your pet's unexpected medical expenses and generate funds for our shelter at the same time! Simply apply for a ShelterCare Pet Insurance Program by using the ShelterCare banner-link.

Here's how it works: ShelterCare Pet Insurance Programs cover you when your pet needs essential veterinary care from an illness or injury. Also, every time a completed application for a ShelterCare program is generated through our shelter's website, we automatically receive a $25 donation to help cover common needs like blankets, litter and food. This donation is of no cost to you and provides us with essential funds. Make the right move and enroll today!

Lost But Loved (L.B.L.) Animal Rescue is a local 501c3 non-profit organization that assists the Murray-Calloway County Animal Shelter in finding homes or rescues for dogs, and some cats, who find themselves at the shelter. Animals are vet checked wormed, tested, spayed/neutered, on heartworm and flea prevention, and microchipped. They are then placed in foster care where they receive basic training and socialization until they are adopted into their forever home.

Please visit their website at the link provided at the bottom of the page to view current animals that are available for adoption.


The Murray-Calloway County Animal Shelter relies heavily on donations, either monetary or the necessary supplies to better the care and treatment of all animals within our shelter. If you are interested in helping us to achieve these goals, please consider a cash donation. We greatly appreciate the help from all of our supporters. We would not be able to function so well without you.

Necessary Supplies and Wish List

During the day-to-day running of the shelter, there are many supplies that are necessary to keep the shelter clean, and the runs and cages clean and sanitary for all of the animals. The amount of supplies we go through can be astronomical at times. We need your help to keep these supplies in stock for when we need them:
Our Wish List
  • dog food (dry)
  • puppy food (dry)
  • cat food (dry)
  • kitten food (dry)
  • dog and cat treats
  • dog and cat toys
  • leashes
  • medium dog collars
  • dog nail clippers
  • kitty litter
  • dog and cat shampoo
  • towels (old or new)
  • puppy & kitten vaccines
  • flea/tick treatment
  • antibacterial cream
  • gauze
  • cotton balls
  • blankets (old or new)
  • paper towels
  • bleach
  • dish detergent
  • laundry detergent
  • sulfur powder
  • ballpoint pens
  • copy paper
  • photo paper
  • Items for donation may be brought to the shelter at 81 Shelter Lane in Murray, KY
    Map to our shelter

    Come Visit Us!

    Groups who assist the Murray-Calloway County Animal Shelter:

    Humane Society of Calloway County

    LBL Rescue

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    Please visit the Petfinder Home Page for the Humane Society of Calloway County and LBL (Lost But Loved) Rescue (not affiliated with Land Between the Lakes) for shelter pets that have been taken into foster care by these organizations.

    To view animals currently at the shelter click on "Our Adoptable Pet's" link listed at the top of the page, or click on the PetFinder logo below.

    Humane Society of Calloway County - Petfinder Site

    Lost But Loved (L.B.L rescue) - Petfinder Site

    Support our shelter! Buy Frontline Plus and pet medications today! Buy online or Call 1-800-738-6337 and Mention: "MCCAS".

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