We are a non-profit group of volunteers working to:
Provide Veterinary Care
Re-home Pets in Need
These pets usually come to us as unwanted owner turn-ins, from abusive homes, *puppy mills, local shelters and breeders. Without rescue they would likely have lost their lives.
We have veterinarians that work with West Kentucky Rescue, who provide services to these companion animals. All vet work is completed before a pet is ready to travel to its' new home. This includes mandatory spaying or neutering, a complete health check-up and any necessary treatment, blood test for heart-worms, fecal test for internal parasites and appropriate vaccinations.
While awaiting placement, all our rescues are kept in foster homes, socialized and cared for as if they were our own and are subsequently adopted to inside homes only. West Kentucky Rescue will not adopt to those who plan to keep the pet outdoors for extended periods, chained up or tied out without supervision or left to run free outside a fenced yard. Adopters are to provide a nutritious and well balanced diet, plenty of fresh water, appropriate ongoing vet care including heart-worm and flea preventative and a home environment of love and kindness.
An adoption application is required by us which includes references and a volunteer visiting you at home. There will be an adoption fee. This donation helps to off-set the cost of vet bills, shelter fees and other costs incurred by us.
We have certain criteria that must be met to adopt a pet from us. We reserve the right to refuse adoption to anyone we deem unsuitable. Our primary concern is for the pet and to ensure that the match made is a good one that will last for life.
The potential adopter will have to agree that the pet be returned to West Kentucky Rescue if, for any reason, they are unable to keep it. West Kentucky Rescue will also remove any pet that in their opinion is subsequently kept by the adopter in an unsatisfactory manner.
Volunteer transport 'may' be available from the rescue to the new home in the form of drivers who offer their services to get a pet 'home'. These volunteer services are not available in all areas and transport is usually the responsibility of the adopter.
To see the adoptable pets for West Kentucky Rescue click here
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West Kentucky Rescue Location
Below is a map for West Kentucky Rescue, please call for specific directions.
***Note: PO Boxes will not show correctly on the map below.