Who We Are

The Foundation of Owensboro Humane Society

Please do not confuse us with the Animal Shelter on Highway 81- we are not the same. Owensboro Humane Society is a non-profit organization 501c(3). All donations are TAX-DEDUCTABLE and greatly appreciated. We do not receive any money or funding from the city or state, we are based STRICTLY on donations ONLY.

Since 1968, the Owensboro Humane Society has slowly grown in strength and numbers to stop abuse, neglect and the over breeding of our local animal population. The Owensboro Humane Society believes that all animals are adoptable and that is why in 1999, we decided to go completely NO KILL (mercy kill’s only – beyond any medical help). Like people, some of our animals require special needs, or just may be senior citizens – but they are all adoptable.

Our staff and volunteers make our facility their home until a new family arrives to adopt them. None of our animals are killed for room or because they aren’t as “adoptable”.

We are determined to help those with no voice, and no choice.

Even though we are small in size, we are big at heart. Our size and fund restrictions limit the amount of animals we can rescue; however, we are dedicated to help as many animals as possible.

Please come down to our facility today!

We Promise Our Animal Friends

We promise to meet your needs and more the best we can.

We promise to give you individual time.

We promise to keep your beds comfy and clean the best of our ability.

We promise you will have food, water, and shelter.

We Promise to try to keep your photos up to date.

We Promise that we always share your photos with our friends and family in hopes they will share with theirs.

We Promise that we will make sure you are going to the proper home.


To us you are not homeless animals.

To us, the Owensboro Humane Society IS your home until we find you the right home of your own.

We want you to have the best in life because MOST of you have already lived through hell.

We only hope that you will be the best fur kid you can be!

Being at volunteer at the Owensboro Humane Society is so rewarding! We don’t get paid in money but we get paid in kisses and purrs and the friendly rubs. We get paid by the look on your face when you see us get out of our cars. We get paid when we see your tails wagging a mile a minute. We get paid when you kitties rush to the door to greet us. We get paid when you are rubbing up against us to show your love and singing us a song with your purrs.

The best pay we get is when we know one of you get a home of your own!!! Not just any home, the pawfect home!

We love you with all our hearts

The Owensboro Humane Society