Community and Financial Assistance Programs
Pet Food Pantry
Our pet food pantry serves local residents who love their pets, but may struggle to support them financially. We recognize that financial constraints can sometimes make it difficult for families to afford essentials. We can provide nutritious pet food for pet families who need occasional assistance feeding their pets during hard times.
We offer low-cost dog and cat vaccinations by appointment. Vaccinations against contagious and deadly diseases (such as rabies, canine parvovirus, canine distemper, canine bordetella, feline leukemia, feline panleukopenia, and other serious diseases) are important to protect your pet’s health. *Prices may vary
At the Breckinridge County Animal Shelter, we partner with area veterinarians to provide discounted wellness check-ups for animals in need. By making these services accessible and affordable, we strive to ensure that all pets in our community receive the necessary care to lead healthy and happy lives.
Gates blow open, doors are left ajar, escape artists hop fences... Things happen with pets! Microchipping your pet helps return your loved ones to you. Fast! Microchipping works and only costs $20. Please call the Breckinridge County Animal Shelter at (270) 580-4299 to make an schedule an appointment to microchip your pet today!
Our work is made possible through generous donations from organizations and individuals.
Please give us a call to ask about community assistance programs.
Our Animal Shelter is not just a place for lost and abandoned pets, but also a vital resource for our community. We take pride in providing a range of community assistance programs that aim to improve the welfare of both animals and their human counterparts.
One of our primary initiatives is promoting responsible pet ownership. We understand that caring for a pet comes with its challenges, which is why we offer educational workshops and resources to help community members become knowledgeable and compassionate pet guardians. From basic training tips to information on nutrition and healthcare, our goal is to empower individuals and families to provide the best possible care for their furry friends.
We also recognize that financial constraints can sometimes make it difficult for families to afford essential veterinary services. To address this concern, we organize low-cost vaccination clinics, spay/neuter programs, and wellness check-ups. By making these services accessible and affordable, we strive to ensure that all pets in our community receive the necessary care to lead healthy and happy lives.
Our animal shelter believes in the power of collaboration and partnerships. We actively engage with local schools, community centers, and other organizations to raise awareness about animal welfare issues. Through outreach programs, we aim to instill empathy, kindness, and respect for all living beings, starting from an early age. Together, we can cultivate a compassionate community where animals are treated with love and care.
In times of crisis or natural disasters, our shelter also serves as a resource center. We work closely with emergency management agencies to provide temporary shelter and support for pets affected by such events. Our dedicated staff and volunteers strive to ensure the safety and well-being of these animals, providing them with comfort and care during difficult times.
By extending our assistance beyond the shelter walls, we aim to make a positive impact on both animals and our community as a whole. Whether it's through educational programs, affordable veterinary services, community outreach, or disaster response, our animal shelter is committed to serving as a valuable resource and support system for our community.
Join us in creating a community where animals are cherished, supported, and celebrated. Together, we can make a difference - one paw at a time.