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Any animal that can be leashed is welcome - we love to see all pets!
Family photos can include pets and humans and
a variety of print and photo gift options will be available. No reservations needed, just show up with your pet and we'll take it from there!

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

Mark your calendars for Tails & Trails 5K on April 16, 2022!


We are so grateful to all those that helped us reach our goal of $5,000
(actually we reached $10555 with your donations and the matching donation from our friend Toshie Murrell) to fund the shelter's Community Cat program.
These cats are not "owned" but live happily outside and are fed by someone in the community. This fund helps to spay/neuter these cats that are trapped and brought in to the shelter (by appointment), they are checked out by the vet and given vaccinations then released back out to their home.
Your donations meant a lot more cats in the community will be fixed and healthy and not producing oodles of new community cats. Thank you!

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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 petowner. 


Our mission has expanded with the creation of our Spay/Neuter Assistance Program.  The SNAP certificates assist Hardin County residents with getting their pets spayed/neutered at local veterinarians in the county.  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.