Danville-Boyle County Humane Society

Hwy. 127 By-Pass
(across from 84 Lumber)
P.O. Box 487
Danville, KY 40423-0487 (859) 238-1117
(859) 936-1571


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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does the humane society make money from pet adoptions?

A: Our adoption fees are designed to cover only the vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery and other care the pets receive while at the humane society. Some of the cats or dogs end up costing much more to care for than is covered in the adoption fee, while others may cost a bit less. As a non-profit organization, the humane society is concerned with finding homes for unwanted animals while at the same time providing the necessary care to keep them healthy and ensure that they do not produce offspring.

Q: What can the average person do to ensure that in the future no adoptable animal will be put to death?

A: The two most important things are: One, spay or neuter your own pets and encourage every pet owner you know to do the same. With 70,000 cats and dogs born for every 10,000 people born; there are simply too many companion animals in the world. And two, when you are ready to bring a new pet into your home, adopt from a humane society or rescue group. Adopting not only gives a home to a homeless animal but also discourages further breeding. If everyone adopted animals instead of buying from breeders or pet stores, there would be no reason for them to keep producing and selling animals.

Q: Where does the Danville-Boyle County Humane Society get its money?

A: Our non-profit group relies on donations from individuals, as well as bequests and grants, to meet our operating budget each year. We also get interest from the Lucien Q. Nelson Trust, the bequest that made our humane society possible more than 35 years ago.

Q. Do you ever have purebred dogs or cats available for adoption?

A. We certainly do! On the canine side, we have had Dachshunds, shih-tzus, basset hounds, cocker spaniels, Labrador retrievers, golden retrievers, Jack Russells, shelties, and many other purebreds. Felines have included Siamese, Himilayan, Persian, and others. But the most popular breed at our humane society is “Heinz 57,” which blends the best of two or more into one unique animal.