Updated 2019



There is NO evidence that humans can contract the virus from their pet. Practice normal hygienic measures that you should already be doing as a pet owner - keep them and their areas clean, washing your hands, etc. 

If you are in need of assistance feeding your pet because of a loss of income due to the virus, please email fohcas.ky@gmail.com 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 

The Hardin County Animal Shelter is closed to the public temporarily due to the virus. We will update our Facebook page when the shelter returns to normal operations.

Thanks to you the Dirty Dog Bash 2019 was a huge success...

we raised over $20,000 for Hardin Co's homeless pets!

See you at next year'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!

Make your pet a work of art!

We are partnering with local artist Brandon Whelan on his AH-MA-ZING art!!! Kitten Bombs Art will take your picture of your furry best friend(s) and make them into a gorgeous piece of digital art. See for yourself - Brandon took our fabulous (adopted) Vivian and made her even more timeless

(we didn’t know it was possible!)
With every portrait, Brandon is donating a portion of his sale to our medical fund! 

SO... make your pet a work of art! 

Details, pricing of digital/print HERE

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
info@fohcas.org / 502-437-4227

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.