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In 2021, over 450 dogs were delivered to safety through rescue transport to our partners around the country. This effort requires the FOHCAS van, volunteers & staff and lots (and lots) of kennels and other supplies.
At the annual Dirty Dog Bash FOHCAS fundraiser earlier in August, a fundraising effort was launched for a shed that would hold the numerous kennels and other materials needed to make rescue transport happen. The FOHCAS board was thrilled to announce that night that Curtis and Renee Otjen, owners of Pet Supplies Plus in E'town pledged to match up to $5000 in funds raised for the Rescue Transport Shed. The total estimated cost of the shed (plus concrete pad, water access, etc) is $12,000.
Jailer Josh Lindblom and the Hardin Co Detention Center work crews have offered labor for the project. Several others in addition to the Otjens and Lindblom have already stepped up to help including donations from Dixie Pet Shop, Mark and Billi Colomb, Pat Joiner, Gwen Patterson and two anonymous donors.
FOHCAS is asking for any individuals or businesses that would like to donate to the Rescue Transport Shed to donate HERE or email
FOHCAS is hoping to raise enough to begin work on the shed before the end of the year. As you know, we can't do any of this without you! With our current generous donors, we are well on our way to a Rescue Transport shed. Can you help us get to our goal?

Thank you!!

Thanks to the generosity of Jeff and Mary Key and so many others in our community,
the 2022 Dirty Dog Bash was a huge success!

Before expenses, we raised nearly $28,000 that will go directly to our mission of helping the homeless animals in our community.
We couldn't do it without you friends!

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You adopted a shelter pet.
Yay! What now?
Find resources here for helping your family and new pet adjust 

The Hardin County Animal Shelter is open to the public -
Check out the available adoptables at the shelter here and
call 270-769-3428 or go by the shelter at 220 Peterson Drive 
to meet your furever family member!

YOU can help


Your donation supports:

medical care for sick/injured shelter pets
spay/neuter programs
rescue transport expenses
educational programs

Contact us

Friends of Hardin County Animal Shelter
Please send ALL MAIL to:  P.O. Box 951
Elizabethtown, Kentucky 42702 / 502-437-4227

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About Us


Friends of Hardin County Animal Shelter (FOHCAS) was formed in January 2014 to support the Hardin County Animal Shelter by providing materials and equipment that are outside of the shelter's budget, establishing a medical fund to provide veterinary care to injured and sick shelter pets, and educating the community about responsible pet ownership and help facilitate lasting adoptions that benefit both the pet and the pet owner. 


Our mission has expanded with the creation of our Spay/Neuter assistance program. By working to reduce pet overpopulation we will - over time - reduce the number of pets that end up in our animal shelter.  

100% of the donations to Friends of Hardin County Animal Shelter are used to fulfill our mission. We have no paid employees, just volunteers willing to work for the pets of our county. 

FOHCAS is a 501c3 tax exempt public charity.


"Mr. Doodle Gets Adopted"

Thank you to the BISSELL Pet Foundation and the Partners for Pets.