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I'm reviewing a facility where the animals come first and the staff does everything possible to make the pups and cats comfortable and as happy as they can be. The kennel manager knows her stuff and keeps the reins tight and moving with ease. Helap them move into a fantastic new facility where they can focus more on the animals and vet care than the condition of the building... which is perfectly acceptable living conditions, but every penny helps!!!
The vet is amazing and she just loves animals
Needs an update is all
My husband and I had such a great experience when we went to adopt a cat from this shelter. In fact, we adopted 2 cats, Smokie and Miss Kitty. You could tell the staff love what they do and really care about the animals there. GREAT JOB!!!!
very clean, healthy animals
This shelter went from being derided online and by the press to being one of the best shelters in the area. It's an example of what communities and volunteers can do when they combine forces to improve a situation.
Incredible success story
Needs a better web site
I have never gotten a animal from any shelter so this was all new to me. Thanks to the staff they helped me out with the knowledge they have. I decided for Christmas this year I was getting a dog for my kids and luckely they had a Rotteweiler at the right age I was looking for. Henderson County Humane Society Staff your awesome
Very Helpful Staff
I wish I had time to Volunteer I love animals
They are very good and doing the best they can with what they have. Could really benefit from a makeover and they are very deserving of it. They have my vote!
Jacquie Cobb, the shelter manager, acting director, has wonderful new ideas to help the animals. One program that she has started is the foster program. If you are not ready or can not adopt an animal (especially a dog), please consider to volunteer as a foster parent for these dogs/cats. This really helps alleviate the overpopulation problem that most shelters are facing.\r\nThe shelter also takes animals on weekends to local PetSmart stores for adoption. Please visit your local PetSmart on Saturday to save an animal.\r\n
Young, new, true animal lover staff
Needs money, so HELP!
This shelter is small on space, but big on love. The people here love their jobs, love knowing they have done right by the animals they serve, and love working hard to improve on an already great place.
The staff is amazing, they all really care about the animals. One of their staff members, Jacqueline (my sister) cared a lot for a prospecting animal who came in. The dog was sick at the operation was something like $800. A vetrinarian friend of hers said they would do it for $200 as a favor. When funds weren't enough, she raised the money herself and the dog is now happily adopted.
The staff here truely care about all the animals,even now with more and more needing care.Please help them[the staff] help those in need.
Very caring staff
So many animals
I believe this shelter has the basic tools to succeed - employees and volunteers who care and want to make a difference. They just need some help from their community and of course, donations!
Has a few good reliable employees who do their best and a few good volunteers who help
Not enough space, time, money or help from the community.
I have adopted two animals from the shelter. They helped me find the right pet for me and my family. Everyone was very nice to us and very wondeful to the animals.
Offers alot of help for anyone wanting to adopt a pet.
Very small for all the animals they need to house.
One of the staff members has disappeared with at least two female purebred Boxers from the shelters! The director kept saying the dogs would be back at the shelter tomorrow each day last week. On Friday, the staff member "fostering" the dogs was a no-show, no-call for work and they were unable to reach her. I sure hope that these dogs are NOT being taken from the shelter to be placed in at a puppy mill!!! They deserve better.
Some staff are caring and want to place animals
Unable to locate dogs in foster care
I had the chance to meet the Henderson team in Orlando and we became friends fast. I love Kim and Paula and hope in the future I can help out - you have some very special angels there and a new friend in St. Louis. Miss you guys (and thanks for lettting me pee in your bathroom haha)and know I am here for you and your dogs there! Henderson rocks!\r\nwoof\r\nRandy Grim\r\nStray Rescue of St. Louis
needs more more money
We got Angel in Feb. The shelter could have been cleaner, but I have seen worse. The staff was very friendly. They let us foster Angel for two weeks to make sure that she was going to work for our family. She fit in very well, even the cat came around quickly. She did have a wicked case of kennel cough, but they did supply the meds to treat it.
Allowed us to foster our dog to see if she would work with our family
Could be cleaner
I got my dog from here about a week ago. She did have quite a few issues totaling $300+, but the Vet set us up with a 30-day insurance package. The insurance wont cover you up front, but you can mail it it. Holly is doing very well and I am so glad I saved her. My daughter loves her.
Affordable, 30-day insurance
Not knowing what you'll end up with
How bout you have a fundraiser and raise money and awareness?\n
You're staff is very smart; care for animals is better than adequate. Your pets are very healthy looking
You need more people in your staff;
Our dog Chopper came from here years ago. Since then it has greatly improved and hopefully will be even better in the future. Thanks for our great dog. He is a bundle of joy and energy and I'm glad we were able to give him a good home. Henderson, Keep up the good work. Because of you many homes have been blessed with great companions and many animals given a new lease on life. Dayrha, Michaela, Gracie and our dog, Chopper Dennis Allen
The administration and staff at the Henderson Humane Society have greatly improved this facility.
They have worked hard and made great progress!
They are in need of financial support.
I like the Henderson County shelter for animals because they care about the animals that live there until they find a family to live with. I love how when they have to many animals instead of putting them to death they give them away free so that they have at least on more chance at finding a home. You are doing a great job keep it up.
They animals have to live their.
I got my dog, Penny here last spring. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The adoption price is very reasonable considering they spay and place identity chips in the animal. Best of all, I have a pet that needs love and gives back her love and dedication 100% unconditionally.
The people are extremely helpful in the adoption process.
They could use more space for animals.
I think that the people of the humane society here in henderson are the greatest. i've been there several times. they are great. the animals need someone.
they treat the animals like they are family.
nothing they're great.
WE HAD A DOG FOR A WHILE BUT CIRCUMSTANCES\r\nCAME ABOUT THAT WE HAD TO GIVE HIM UP. WE TOOK HIM TO THE SHELTER AND THE STAFF WAS VERY HELPFUL AND UNDERSTANDING. WE MISS HIM BUT KNOW THAT HE WENT TO A GOOD FAMILY
MAY NOT HAVE ENOUGH VOLUNTEERS
I CURRENTLY DO NOT HAVE ANY PETS, BUT I DO APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT WE DO HAVE A FACILITY THAT CARES ABOUT THE ANIMALS THAT DO NOT HAVE HOMES. THEY TRY HARD TO FIND HOMES FOR ALL THE ANIMALS THERE.
HELPFUL TO THE COMMUNITY
DO NOT HAVE ALL THE STAFF THAT THEY NEED
Sister reciently rescued a dog from here, very easy to do.
I have volunteered in the past for this shelter and the staff and volunteers are very motivated always giving 500% of more of themselves to help the animals. They are in desperate need of a new facility that is modern and state of the art in order to provide the kind of care that I know the staff and volunteers dream of these animals having
staff and volunteers give beyond 500%
this shelter is in disperate need of a new building
does great work for the animals
does great work
This shelter works hard at providing homeless animals a shot at a new life. I hope everyone will participate in this and help the shelter win the makeover.
needs a makeover
The staff at Henderson Humane Society work very hard to provide the best possible care for the animals but on limited funding . A makeover would allow the staff to provide the highest quality care for OUR community 4 legged friends. GO HENDO!!
to see assistance in our community
Great staff doing a great deed for the world.
None that I could find
This shelter has improved greatly in the past year.\r\nThey could use the makeover though. Great people working there. They really care about the animals
wonderful caring people
needs a new or updated building
They have finally got someone in here who does something.. Someone who cares and tries hard to get those pets adopted. There has been good changes, but only so much can be done without money!!!!! They are very deserving of a makeover!!
Our Henderson shelter is so deserving of a makeover! The staff is so loving and take good care of the animals.
This is a staff who works hard, not only for special events, but every day, every week and paramount in their fight is to find loving, caring homes for the animals they oversee. You could not ask for more dedicated and caring people. They just need more help to accomplish their goals.
Staff is dedicated
No funds to accomplish a monumental task
Our GA group volunteered at the shelter this weekend. The staff was very nice and helpful to us. You can tell that they love animals. Thank you to the staff for the work that they do and the kindness they showed us.
I am so glad that this shelter is available. There was a time when there was no place for the animals. The people are hard working & do such a good job. Yeah, for Henderson Humane Society.
I'm glad we have this shelter, it is so needed
It does need updated
They do a good job with the resouces they have available.\r\nDedicated staff.
Do a good job with what they have
Have limited resources
NEED MORE ROOM
They are doing the best with what little they have to work with!
Excellent, loving people.
They simply need more funding.
This shelter needs this makeover.We need to know, as the flooding continues, our lost pets have a safe place to go because The Henderson Shelter is where we are going to look for our pets,They have a careing staff who do their very best to find the families of all the pets who are homeless because of the flooding in this area.\r\n Because of the high water we see too many deer,opposum,racoon ect. killed on the highway because they are heading for high ground.Our pets head for home, and in some cases their home is not reachable due to high water,so they head for high ground too. I don't want to see our pets on the highway too.The henderson shelter is their for us and are working very hard to make sure our families are reunited.\r\n Even if they don't win I want to say Thanks Henderson for taking care of our pets.\r\n
The staff and facility are helping keep our animals safe.
They need a larger area and greater area for our lost family members
Doing a wonderful job! Definitely needs a makeover!
Doing a wonderful Job!
Needs a better space
Very deserving shelter!
These people love each and every animal that arrives they will take care of them up to the day they walk right back out the door to a new home, this shelter deserves a new makeover.
Our shelter might not have much, but it has love and determination to find these dogs and cats homes.
Sweet lovable dogs and cats
Not enough room.
This shelter does a lot with what they have to work with, but they really need this makeover so that they can give even more. We love volunteering here!
Good care and lots of love to go around.
Needs an upgrade badly.
Our school donated money to the Henderson Humane society and it was greatly appreciated and wisely used towards the animals. Also I bought a cat from there and it was a great choice of place to get a pet because our family loves this cat. If we could have a better cat I would like to know where it is located. This cat is loving to our family and a lot of fun.
Staff cares greatly of animals.
Pets need better conditions. Conditions aren't bad, but could always be better.
I am a very big animal love and i can't stand seeing a animal in any type of pain. I always call the Henderson Humane Society to come put up the animal if i cant find there owners or i see they are very thin. When i call they are very nice and come in a timely manner. But sometimes it does take a while to get someone to answer the phones or if it is after hours you have to call the police department to get someone to call you back. I have went to the Henderson Humane Society to take my nephews to walk and play with the animals there. Its clean and the people who work there are very friendly.
always come when you call them about a animal that is homeless
need a better system to get in touch with them after hours.
Henderson Humaine Society is a great shelter! The people are wonderful and take great care of the animals there! The only problem is that they don't have the funding to do more for the shelter!! I wish they could have more fun-raisers in the community and more people that would volunteer to help them!! But overall I think Henderson Humaine Society does a GREAT JOB!!! Keep up the good work...
truely care about the animals
not enough funding to take care of all the animals
We love the shelter, my GA group volunteers there and they have always been so grateful. They do everything they can to help the animals they have.
This shelter loves and cares for their animals like they are their own.
It needs upgrades on their facility.
Henderson Humane Society is a very dedicated animal shelter they love and care for every pet they get and do their best to get them put in a good home.
The Henderson Humane Society has made great strides in their effort to find homes for and care for the homeless animals of this county. Way to Go!
great staff and volunteers
I believe the Henderson Humane Society is doing the best they are able to do. To help them do a better job I hope they win to help all the homeless dogs and cats of Henderson county.
need more volunteers
I believe the Henderson Animal Shelter is working hard to care for abandoned animals in Henderson County. I appreciate the dedication of its staff. Keep up the good work!
Animals without homes
Keep up the good work
very clean,and helpfull
I'm not from the area, but it sounds like you are very committed to helping homeless animals. Keep up the good work!
caring, dedicated staff
I just want to thank everyone who volunteers their time, home, love, and money to save an animal. There are so many animals that need people like you. I'm sure it gets stressful and times get harsh. But please always remember that you are the only people who care and love them. Without you they would die. God bless you and keep up the good work.
It never ends!
I just have to say that the Staff and the Vet at the Henderson Human Society are "AWSOME" that is the only word that I can think of right now. They are friendly, caring, and they know how to handle and conduct themselves, they are very knowledgeable of their duties and if you need them they are there regardless of the time of day or night. The Staff is a group of hard working individuals, they thrive on their ability to help each animal to the fullest and to nurse the sick back to health and to rehabilitate the ones that need to be helped with slight behavorial problems, The staff is wonderful and always have a smiling face when you go into the office to see how they are or to take our Rescue dog in to show them how much he has grown. I would really love to see them win they so deserve the make over, we are a small community and don't get a lot of help. We can make this happen we are in the top 20 come on people of Henderson lets pull together and make this happen......
It would be very beneficial for the shelter to win a makeover. The animals and everyone that donates their time for the animals both deserve it.
Very dedicated workers
We adopted 2 of our animals from the Henderson Humane Society.....they are the most loveable adorable babies! Thanks for the hard work!!!!
Could be more conviently located
The staff really care about the animals. They are also helpful and kind to the humans who come in. They need a makeover badly. I think the building is older than I am. Yet they help so many animals with the limited resources they have.
caring staff that are patient and kind to animals and humans
I have to say the wonderful staff at Henderson Shelter are such hard working people. They wear many hats to get what needs to be done and are always going above and beyond the call of duty. I can't think of a more deserving shelter to win this contest. It has been a long road of many hardships and would be great to help out so many animals to have much better lives.
Just an all around great place.
Need more money
Older facility that could really benefit a makeover. Staff does really well with what they have to work with. I see them at public fundraisers and try to donate when I can.
informative caring staff
A couple of years ago we adopted a cat every one there was very helpful and the cat was very clean and friendly . I would recommend adopting pets from the Henderson Humane Society to all my frinds
everybody was very helpful
not enough people volunteer to help
In 1992 I went to the Henderson Humane Society to get a puppy and had no intentions of getting a cat. I looked at several dogs and could not make up mind. Going to where the dogs were at, I had to go by the cats and noticed a kitten, a very cute kitten and came home with him. I named him Tigger. For 14 years he was with me until he got sick. I had to put him to sleep and I took him back to the humane society for their help. They were so nice and supportive. We also had a Yorkie that was 12 years old that got sick last year and passed on. At this time we dont have any pets, but want to get one in the near future and I will go back to HHS.
Very caring people
Thank you Thank you for doing what you do!!!p.s. I have found out if we vote on each others reviews, vote if the review was helpful for not, that it gives that person points. So if we all vote on the other members reviews we might get back in the top 20. just an idea to get more points
They seem to actually care about the animal
it is sad that they are not a no kill
You can tell people really care about the animals here. They really do the best they can with what they have.
You can tell they really care
Have never paid for a pet. Always try to take in a dog that has outlived its usefullness. Hard to say no to a "homeless" pet. That's why my dogs eat me out of house and home.\r\nUntil we all spay or neuter our pets, there will always be a need for good shelters.\r\nHenderson Humane Society is that place.\r\n
They work hard at a thankless job.
Need better facilities.
The shelter is one of the greatest shelters in this area and i don't know what we would do with out it. It has knowlegable staff and they wrok hard with all the animals that are left there.
loving caring people that really care about the animals they take care of
the facility needs some work but they are having trouble with finances
We should all take a moment and thank this shelter for all they do. There are so many irresponsible pet owners, and the animals fall back to the shelters to be cared for. Kudos to your efforts, and glad I could help out by joining this site!
Small shelter trying to do a huge job
Needs more help from the community
Great well taken cared of animals
Not enough space
This shelter needs help people! It is a huge shame that the city won't do their part. Do they want to see the animals suffer on the streets? I'd hope not, so they need to get their act togather and help this animal shelter out! This shelter seems to really be trying, and more people should spend their money on things that matter instead of 2008's most popular car or whatever.
Amazing place, people and thoughts. A new building would be just what they need, though.
Building In Need Of Work.
We are in the same boat. Wish we all could win this. I really am puzzled as to why we all have to work so hard to do the community a service!!! They should be helping us!!
hard workers, good heart
The HHS is trying very hard to make their site better for the animals, and its a real shame the city isn't helping out more. If people went and spent a single day with all of these animals, and saw how much the staff tries to help them, I'm sure they would be willing to dig into their pockets and donate.\n\nThe shelter has turned around so quickly from how it was before. Now it's your time to shine, people. Help the shelter win this, help the shelter save more lives. Help them help YOUR mistakes.
Very nice people, awesome animals
Need more space (which this will hopefully provide!)
The animal shelter needs to win it! It is a great shelter!
This animal shelter loves their animals. They show their animals on TV and have pictures in the newspaper to try to find new homes for all they homeless creatures. \n\nThey're very knowledgeable of every animal- what habits it has and where it was found or came from.\n\n
This animal shelter loves their animals and needs to win this contest so it can continue its mission of providing a loving, caring place for animals that have "lost" their homes. They show their animals on TV and have pictures in the newspaper to try to find new homes for all they homeless creatures. Please vote for our shelter!
Loves their animals
These people, both the staff and volunteers, are loving and caring toward the animals and the public who come in...Every time I have walked thru the doors to take food or just to ask about adoptions, I have always been treated with respect and kindness. I couldn't look those animals in the eyes and not cry every day...I don't know how they continue to perform their jobs and still keep their hearts!!\r\nBut we need more room and a better facility...BAD!!
needs a total makeover
Love the place wish I could vist more offten
Its all good.
None that I see.
What a wonderful shelter! I have been to several, and this is one of the nicest. The staff is friendly and you can tell that they really care about the animals.
Excellent, friendly staff
Need new facility
We recently adopted a pet from the Humane Society and he is great. We've also had to call them to come get a sick stray that was dropped off near our house. They came right out, were very good with him and took him right to the vet. Great people!!
Excited to see pets placed in home
don't always return calls
THe Henderson Humane Society has the most dedicated, hardest working volunteers of just about any organization I know. So many people devote their free time to finding homes for the animals who end up there, as well as keeping the animals comfortable and loving on them while they're there.
crowded at times
plaese help them they need your help getting back to the real humane society they were living in before,there are no voulnteers,think of what would happen to all the dogs,cats,and other animals they would die,its hot in there,but when you walk in it feels like home to you,so please help the ,they really need all the help you got so help them and us.
some animals get adopted
not all of the animals get adopted at our humane society
i live in henderson and i love animals. the shelter is doing what they can to save stray animals on the street.they need more room for all the animals,this sum of money will help alot.
The volunteers work hard to place animals in homes. The animals in the shelter are the best! Henderson needs a new shelter for these wonderful animals.
Needs a new shelter!
HENDERSON HUMANE SOCIETY WORKS SOO HARD TO GIVE THEIR ANIMALS A GOOD HOME! THEY ARE VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE AND ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE. VERY GOOD PLACE THAT DESERVES A GREAT MAKEOVER :p
very nice staff
On south side of town
Great, friendly staff that really care for the animals.
This shelter is full of staff and volunteers that truly care for animals. They all have a huge heart and definitely make taking care of animals a top priority in their lives. They work more with what little they have than most shelters do with tons of resources. They are all very hard, loving workers.
Only a couple of years ago, this shelter had a very bad reputation. With the staff and volunteers they have now, along with all the dedicated people who help out (either physically or financially), this shelter has evolved into an outstanding place for unwanted creatures to call their temporary home. I always appreciate anyone who takes care of God's creatures.
Can Do Attitude
This is a great place with a lot of heart. The only thing I think that would make this a better place is if we could win the make-over!! The staff is certainly deserving, as they are all here for the right reasons. The volunteers are the best, and the animals defininitely deserve a new facility to better meet their needs!! Henderson is a great place to live, filled with quality people like the ones that you will find right here at the shelter.
need a new facility!!
One day while at home messing on the computer and 1/2 way listening to the television I heard something about a "special needs" boston terrier who was looking for a home. I grabbed my phone to call my parents who are boston lovers. Mom said she wanted the animal before she even told dad about him. Dad asked me to call about him....\r\n\r\n\r\nIt was a very active 20 minutes of so before my dad called and asked if I had the $80 to go pick up his new friend. \r\n\r\nI did and I have to say the people were AWESOME!\r\n\r\n\r\n~\r\nOne Eyed Willy's Human Sister =)
Knowledgable friendly staff
When spending time with the employees and volunteers of the HCHS, you quickly realize how important what they are doing is to each of them. It is not just about a paycheck, it is about giving animals a chance- giving each animal that comes through the door an uncondtional love and attention that they may never have known if not for the compassion of these employees and volunteers. When you listen to the staff members talk about the animals, call them by name, talk about their different personalities, it is very apparent how much they care. They work so hard to find ways to raise money so the animals can have all they need and hopefully a little extra. Henderson is very lucky to have a facility with the standards of our shelter and for those who work so unselfishly to keep setting the standards higher. It is truly a Humane Society we can be proud of!
Dedicated staff and volunteers
The people that work here are wonderful!! They give the pets baths, they feed them, they take them on walks, and they take time to play with them!! I love going there to help out! If it only had a little bit more room it would be even better. The human society here is great!!
They take very good care of the pets!!
This place does not have very much space and thats what they need!!
i think that the human society is the best!
With the newspaper articles, being at Petsmart, being on tv and having other different programs it seems the people there now really care about the animals but it hasn't always been that way. It use to be a horrible place.
they seem to actually care about the animals
it is sad that they are not a no kill like Vanderburgh humane society
I believe this facility provides a good and much needed service to the community. The staff is attentive to the community needs but are in need of more financial means to improve the quality of housing through expansion of these services such as animal control and the housing availability for the animals that are rescued
The facility has make great improvements to provide an alternative for the community animal control issues
The facility is not big enough nor does it have a quarenteen area for incoming animals which may have infectious disease
The shelter does great to help adopt out unwanted animals and inform the public
Help take care of the animal population
Don't have enough money to operate
When we were ready to choose a pet they let us visit as long and often as we wanted untill we could find a dog we thought would fit into our family.\r\nThey let us bring him home to visit and make sure he would get along with everyone. Needless to say he was a keeper!\r\nThe staff and volunteers are all so kind and understanding. \r\nHenderson should be proud of the great job they are doing.\r\nI know I am.
always welcoming, friendly,as well as letting you take time to find the perfect pet for your family.
small building with limited resources.
This facility is always clean and neat. The employees are dedicated to there job; no matter what it may be. I have seen first hand the care that all the animals receive from the employees. It seems as if all the animals are treated as if they were there own.
Animals and employees are all treated with respect.
I did not see anything negative
The Humane Society of Henderson County is a changed place starting a couple of years ago. They have gone from no system and keeping up with the dogs, to a computerized system which tracks all aspects of care and treatments, etc.\r\nThey have cleaned up the facility and do all that can be done for disease control with what they have to work with. The shelter has become a place that the community can be proud of instead of an eye sore and embarassment
Great staff and volunteer base
the building has a lot of problems
it's a great facility located in a great space. There's enough room for volunteers to take a couple dogs outside for a walk, to play, or just to have fun!
not enough room
I know this shelter has great volunteers who work very hard at saving dogs and cats. They put the lives of the dogs first and want them to have the best chance at a new home. I was very impressed with the support of their staff.
help save the lives of dogs and cats every day
They are a "kill" shelter
I remember when I used to be in brownie girl scouts we went here to volunteer. I had an awesome time and I wanted to take almost all the kittens and puppies home! But I knew my mom wouldn't let me. Anyway, they are nice and clean and friendly!
They need people to adopt pets!!!
Thanks to everyone who makes our shelter possible!
Giving our local animals a second chance
A group of dedicated individuals doing the best they can with an old facility. Ideally, the HCHS should have a new, easily accessible and highly visible facility in the near future - would be wonderful!\r\n\r\nUntil then, the current staff is doing their best, and continually need public awareness and donations. Adopt a critter!
Old Facility with limited room
I have had numerous experiences with the Henderson Humane Society and have always found the staff to be extremely caring about all the animals they come in contact with be they young or senior pets.They also keep a very clean facility. Furthermore,they work hard trying to raise funds for the shelter by way of many events, and news related items.
The staff of the Henderson Humane Society does the best they can do for Henderson's homeless pets, with the resources available to them. The number of adoptions are up from recent years due to new management of the shelter. However, more funding would enable these dedicated employees and volunteers to provide optimum care for pets waiting for loving homes.
Building in need of repair and improvements
This place is awesome but needs help to stay open, henderson is small unlike alot of the other shelters but it makes up for that with kindness please help our shelter get this makeover
it is really a good place but it really needs this money!! so please vote for it!!!!!!!
loves to take neglected animals in
doesn't have enough money to provide good healthcare to all animals
When my dog went missing they were willing to check the kennels EVERYDAY for him when I called. They let me place posters everywhere and even kept a picture up by the computer so they could see him! That really made looking for him a lot easier than other shelters did. The staff was so amazing and the volunteers too! This shelter deserves the million dollar make over!
Such kind people
The staff and volunteers are dedicated to finding the right forever home for each animal. They make the pets as comfortable and surround them in a homey atmosphere until they find a permanent home to call their own. They truly care about their welfare in and out of the shelter.
Concern for Animals
We have three adopted pets from the shelter. I would recommend anyone to chose a pet from the Henderson Humane Society.
Everyone can find a lovable friend
I just can't take them all home with me.
I enjoy vouleentering at this shelter for animals i wish i could do more i just don't know what to do. If you want to help come on tuesdays after school!! It's alot of fun and you can meet new furry friends and meet people that love animals as much as you do! CYA there!!!!<3
Good keeping up
It's great to have a nice shelter for animals who need a safe place to stay where they will be properly cared for untill they can find a permanent home. We need such a place where I live, the animals in my community do not get a fair chance. I feel so bad for them and wish I could do more.
Seems like a nice place
i love going to the HS....but hate to leave. \nthe animals always come first! thats number one in my book.
a caring group of employees
small facilities/more room needed
the should deserve this because they are the best animal shelter i have been in. the service was outstanding,as soon as i walk in im serviced. i was out of there in at least an hour. it was the best service i have ever had at an animal shelter. if it wasnt for there great service, i doubt i would be fostering this dog right now!!!
every single thing about the place
nothing everything was perfect
The Henderson County Human Society, is the absolute greatest. If it wasn't, I could never even want to volunteer there, which I'm going to in the near future. I hope to God they win this, they really need it. They really DESERVE it :]
Everything; they're the best human society around, honest.
The Henderson Humane Society has certainly come a long way. It has wonderful people who truly care for the animals. I haven't been able to activly volunteer as I was because of returning to Collage. I miss the animals and the people. They do a wonderful job!!!! There are many animals who have happy homes and many more who need help.
Work very hard to find animals a home
Not enough volunteers
They do a great job in finding homes for animals and doing it all with donations. I have volunteered a few times and couldn't believe the great people that you get to work with and how dedicated they are to helping animals. Let's all help!!!Thanks !
finding animals homes
not being able to find homes for all
This humane society has a very caring staff, and wonderful animals. I hope they win the makeover, because I know the money is desperately needed.
Good prices, good animals, caring staff
Location is hard to find for newbies
I volunteer for this shelter. They all care about the animals and want to see them all get great homes. They could really use the makeover to help expand and make more room.
Caring staff, lots of great animals that need homes
Needs the makeover!
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The staff here truly try to make a difference in the lives of Henderson's animal population.
Location not well known
This is a great facility which has shown significant progress and would love to win the Makeover money for further improvements.
Friendly and helpful staff
Location is not well known
This is a very nice facility which has shown significant improvements in the the past year or two. Henderson pet lovers need to learn more about this shelter and show their support.
Great people and nice facility
Location unknown to too many Hendersonians
Im a college student and was taking a photography class, and for my final project, my task was to capture people interacting with other people or animals that they loved. So, I thought what better place to be in than the Henderson Animal Shelter!? They were very welcoming and greatful that I decided to take pictures of their shelter and accomodated me tremendously. I developed the pictures and gave copies to them and they were so pleased and grateful, they even hung them up on the wall in their hallway! It was a great experience with wonderful people and animals.(and I ended up getting a good grade on my project ;)
great all around!
this is an awesome shelter that just wants to help
bad animal control guy
The Humane Society of Henderson County has completely turned this formerly sub-standard shelter into an award winning shelter in two years. We have caring employees and volunteers who work tirelessly to find homes for the animals, maintain good conditions for them while in the shelter and do fund raising. Our facility is too small - we do not have enough space for the number of animals we get (we are required to take any and all animals brought to us or found as strays). Sometimes it gets a little crowded because we do our best to be as close to a no-kill shelter as we can. (We only put down those too ill to recover or viscious animals which would be unadoptable). Our vet needs more space and equipment in order to take proper care of the animals, and our office equipment is outdated and inefficient. But we all truly love and care about each animal and do everything we can to make them feel loved while they are in our care. We give the animals "kennel" names and the office staff can identify and recite the traits of any animal in our care. There is never enough money coming in but we all do our best with what we have.
Well cared for animals, has own veterinarian
Not enough space for pets, vet services
The Henderson Humane Society is truly a miracle. With little funding, they do so much good for the animals of Henderson County. The staff truly love their job and the animals they care for.\r\n\r\nJT\r\n
Dedicated, Devoted Staff that truly loves the animals
Not enough funding
nice job keeping in the top scores guys keep it up
The Henderson Humane Society has a staff that shows a great deal of concern and love for the animals. They are always going that extra mile to make sure the animals find a loving home!
HELPFUL,CARING AND CLEAN
TOO SMALL,NOT ENOUGH FUNDING
Numerous kudos could be given for valuable aspects of the staff, grounds, and operation, but I won't get into the specifics on each subject. I'm only going to mention one (which at first glance might appear to designate negative connotations, but if you'll read on you'll discover that it's just the opposite).\r\n\r\nEvery successful business, organization, or any structured group is centered around a single idea, one passion that extends beyond T-crossing and dollars and cents...a centralized 'theme' of it all that acts upon all levels, seeping into the farthest branches infectiously and without conscious intent. And at the core of it all in the Henderson Humane Society? The staff and what lies within their own cores...They care. It might sound far too simplistic to envelope this entire review, but it's the most important quality in my eyes because no living thing within the walls can remain untouched by the fact. Employees and volunteers that truly care impact everything, creating an environment that prevents oversight and promotes improvement all around.\r\n\r\nIt isn't difficult to recognize the difference between a passion and an obligation. And within the eyes of the staff here in Henderson, the last thing you'll ever guess is that they're at work. Everything else radiates from this one simple thing. They care, and everything else either has or will be resolved directly because of it.\r\n
Additional space could never be a bad thing.
Not only does the staff put in their regular hours during the work week, but they volunteer just as many hours to help the animals after business hours and on weekends! The employees are truly dedicated to helping the animals. \r\n\r\nYou don't often find that level of commitment in the animal shelter environment. I love being a part of such a wonderful organization.
Great hard working group doing lots of good. They need a little support to get to a great level.
lack of space
Please join us in a crusade for a much needed makeowver at our local shelter. There is no money in the community to spwnd to make our shelter better. Zootoo's makeover is one of the only ways we will be able to get our much needed work.
Great people, volunteers, animals
Not enough room or help
The Henderson Humane Society does a great job and works very hard at finding homes for all of its animals!
the animal shelter has had a rough time with staffing and financial issues. when i started volunteering i ofter wondered who was there that really cared. when i stopped volunteering. improvenent was going on. the animals were getting better care and actually the new staff cared. the acting director at this time loves animals and has their best of interest at heart. i quit volunteering because i got real close to one of the dogs and he had to be put down. the staff has wants these animals to have a good and safe home. that is why screening is done on each application. the staff greet each and everyone with a smile. cleanliness is good according to people that i have talked to.
i dont know
this shelter does a "dogs night out" volunteers come by & take the dogs out, play w/ the cats, give them alot of lve and many treats. they go above & beyond to get homes for animals in need. expansion is badly needed.
hard working staff , great volunteers
too many animals for space
If you are lookingfor a humane society with a variety of pets, wonderful customer service, a cleanly area? Then the humane society for you is... The Henderson County Humane Society! They have the best pets, the best staff, and the best variety! There is no other humane society in the world that is better for me. That place is choc-ful of animals that are cute and loveable and ready to have a home! The Humane Society of Henderson County is the place to go for the best pets and the service. So, drop on is today!
THE MOST WONDERFUL HUMANE SOCIETY IN THE WORLD
I have been volunteering at the Henderson Shelter for a few years and rescued my Sadie from there 4 years ago. Thanks to all the people who work and volunteer for the animals. You're doing a great job!
Not enough room
the henderson humane society is a very friendly place. i know everyone there and i am treated like family. espeacially since my mother works there. the staff there is great. they help with anything that you need and they always have a smile on their faces.
We went to the free adoption on sunday oct 27, 2007\r\nWe saw 3 dogs we liked but could only choose one....\r\nWe took Mason home and sofar I think he likes it.....\r\nThay were helpful and busy but stayed calm and worked hard to get at many dogs and cats home for halloween....
This place has made such an amazing turn around. Last year they were shelter of the year. They could still use volunteers to help get these babies adopted. One thing I think is just great is that they have waived adoption fee days. it is just great to know that they would rather waive the adoption fee than to have the unfortunate circumstances that go along with shelter over crowding.
Such a caring group of people
none to list
My daughter and I just love animals, we love volunteering at the shelter. Everyone there is so nice and helpful and the place and animals are well taken care of. When I was a little girl I always thought of the animal shelter as a place that was horrible for animals- they were just waiting their turn to be put down. Now, after volunteering for several months I know that's not true at all. All the animals are so loved and everyone works so hard at finding good homes for them. It's so rewarding finding homes for those special animals, and they are all so special.
The Henderson Humane Society is the friendliest, cleanest, most loving shelter around
We could always use more volunteers to help out with daily chores
THIS HUMANE SOCIETY HAS CAME A LONG WAYS FROM 24 MONTHS AGO. THEY ARE IN NEED OF SOME MORE BUILDINGS OR JUST A BUILDING BUT THEY DO A GREAT JOB WITH WHAT THEY HAVE.\r\nTHE EMPLOYEES WORK HARD KEEPING THINGS CLEAN AND GREAT ANIMALS TO ADOPT.
WHEN CALLED YOU WILL GET SOMEONE TO HELP.
I volunteered here for a year and love the place - it is where I rescued my baby from. They are out for the total welfare of the animals. I only wish they could have a larger and better facility, but since the income is soley from donations its hard - I would love to see them grow - they deserve it and I'm hoping all these little points we have add up and we can help them get one.
The staff and volunteers - its the best
small due to income soley from donations
I have been volunteering for the past year with the Henderson Shelter. It has been very rewarding. I have takine my grandchildren and they are learning so much about life throught these precious pets. We have a excellent facility where the staff & volunteers really care.
Great People & Volumteers
I volunteer at the animal shelter and i love going up there. The people are so nice and it's just great to help out. If any shelter deserves this it's this one. I love this shelter and i will keep voluteering my time to it when i can.
Great People and Animals
This shelter has been throught tremendous changes in the last year and a half. It has gone from being a disgrace to being named shelter of the year by the state animal care and control association. This was due to the tireless dedication of Dr John Dunaway (now retired) and his staff. It is a clean well run facility that we are all proud of. This shelter has been through such hard times and overcome many obstacles. They desperately need a bigger facility. Our dedicated workers and vet need more space to do their job.
Employees work tirelessly
Needs more space
My older sister volunteers with the Henderson Humane society and she takes me a long when she can. I like going to petsmart for adoptathons. We try our hardest to get all the dogs and cats homes there! Dogs Night out on tuesday nights is also something I help with. I think it is one of the best things we do. We get all the dogs out and let them stretch their legs, clean the cages, give them treats, lots of love and a nice clean blanket to sleep on! Dogs Night Out is very good for the dogs because it gives them a chance to be loved all over and get some much needed exercise. Volunteers spend about 2 hours every tuesday putting on dogs night out. The staff at shelter and the volunteers are nice caring animal lovers. We really need this makeover. We have needed it for many,many years. With a bigger facility we could do so much more. The Henderson Humane Society is very deserving of this makeover, please do what you can to help us win!!
petsmart adoptathons, dogs night out, volunteers
size of the shelter
I would adopt my animals from this shelter. If I could I would share with you my experience about my Lady. The staff is very compassionate. \r\n\r\nThe shelter is clean and the animals are loved.
listening, caring, helpful staff have love for animals
The Henderson Humane Society is one of the cleanies shelters that I have seen.The shelter is run mostly on donations and adoptions and they do a terrific job at keeping the facility clean for the animals and keeping freash clean water and blankets nightly.The animals seem to get a little plumb when at the shelter.They have wonderful volunteers that help the staff out alot.They have events and adopt-a-thons to help find good loving homes for all of their fury friends.
Have alot of dedicated volunteers
not enough staff
My sister has a lab. She breed the lab and the mom got a disease and was no longer able to nurse the puppies. We went to the Humane Society hoping to find a replacement mother, instead we found a staff that was willing to help bottle feed. Even though they didn't a have pregnant dog we could use they did have a person that could help a lot. We were very pleased. They saved 9 puppies life.
Clean, Quick and Smart
No pregnant mother.
My husband and I just started volunteering there and love trying to help out the animals with finding a home. They need this makeover to make more space for the animals that are looking for homes. The makover would be a wonderful thing for the shelter. It would be used in a way that would put the animals needs first. The volunteers have nothing but love in their hearts and just want what is best for the animals. Please help our shelter!
not enough room
the people that help are shelter are some really great people. I do not know what I would do without them they are the back bone to are shelter. I am so glad that we have all these wonderful people who are such great animal lovers. I just wanted to take the time to tell each and everyone of you THANK YOU SO MUCH. I know that I don't get to tell you enough. THANK ONCE AGAIN.
we have some great people
we need more
The staff at the Henderson Humane Society is concerned with the welfare of every animal that it shelters. Operating on donations alone, the shelter staff and its volunteers work hard to find homes for each animal as quickly as possible. Using Internet web sites, email, local media and word-of-mouth, the HHS staff and volunteers do everything possible to see that sheltered animals find good and loving homes. \r\n\r\nThroughout the week, the HHS staff and volunteers provide love and attention to the animals that they shelter. All work to provide clean, dry bedding each day. A Vet is on staff to insure that all animals in the shelter remain healthy. Everyone pitches-in to insure the animals are fed and have good, clean water. While the animals see some exercise during the week, Tuesday evenings are special because many of the volunteers provide exercise and interaction for the dogs in the shelter from 5:30PM to 7:30PM. At the end of the evening, the dogs are provided treats and warm blankets to sleep on! \r\n\r\nThe Henderson Kentucky Humane Society has the best staff and volunteers! Every animal sheltered there knows they are loved! \r\n\r\nThe Henderson Humane Society operates on donations alone. Please help if you can. Help us save these wonderful animals!\r\n
The best staff! They give each animal love and do everyhting possible to help each of them!
The have not formal funding.
The Henderson County Humane Society has taught me a lot since I started volunteering there. It makes me feel as if I am giving back in some way. The workers at HCHS are extremely friendly and offer there help in any way that they can. HCHS could definitely use a shelter makeover however. They treat the animals wonderfully, and deserve a bigger space to work in. The foster program at HCHS is wonderful. It allows you to take an animal home and make sure everything goes well. You can also keep the pet until you get more money. This is an excellent program that I haven't seen anywhere else.
Friendly service, foster program, volunteer incentives.
Small building, limited resources
The staff at this shelter are here for all of the right reasons. The volunteers are remarkable. They all are willing to go the extra mile in order to find these pets good, loving homes!! Go out and see for yourselves, it is a tiny place filled with lots of love and care for many, many unwanted and abandoned animals.
This staff is doing the absolute best with what they have.
The shelter is very limited on space, noise factor may deter people from coming out.
The Henderson County Humane Society is a facility too small for what it is expected to take on. They desperately need and deserve a makeover. There are so many issues with things like size and location that hinder them in getting ahead. The Henderson Humane Society staff and volunteers are caring and dedicated to these animals. Many go above and beyond what is expected of them. They do everything they can to find them homes or rescues to go to.
Caring dedicated people, great potential
The Henderson Humane Society is a shelter that tries their hardest to get every animal a caring loving home. They care for every animal in their care. They feed them Science Diet, the best dog and cat food ever, that helps weak animals become strong.
They do everything they can to get animals a home!
They don't have enough room.
I volunteer at the Henderson Humane Society. The staff and volunteers are dedicated to finding a loving home for each and every animal in its care. It is very rewarding when an animal goes to it's forever home. \r\n
Dedicated to helping our furry friends.
Need a bigger facility to serve the animals better.
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