So far in 2020...

we have provided low cost spay/neuter for 424 animals

and fixed 527 "community cats"

There's still so much to do to save animals from being unwanted.

SPAY/NEUTER is the answer!

YOU can save lives by donating any amount

Due to the current health situation, the Hardin County Animal Shelter is open to the public by appointment only. Check out the available adoptables at the shelter here and call 270-769-3428 to make an appointment to meet your furever family member!



If you are in need of assistance feeding your pet because of a loss of income

due to the virus, please email or text

270-801-5224 and we will help you in any way we can.

Can you donate to help others keep their pets at home where they belong?

Please donate to our Emergency Pet Retention Fund here 

FOLLOW US - Friends of Hardin County Animal Shelter on Facebook & Instagram

We sadly will not be able to hold our Dirty Dog Bash like 2019 - check out the photos below to see the fun we had!

That means we need your help more than ever to raise money for our medical fund, spay/neuter and our community cat program!

Watch our Facebook page for details for how to support our essential work for homeless pets!

See you at 2021's Tails & Trails 5K


We are so grateful to all those that helped us reach our goal of $10,000 to replace our life-saving rescue transport van. Special thanks to Hardin County Honda,

Rich, Julie and Lucy Urbach and all those that donated as part of KY Gives Day!

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.  

Updated 2020