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Shamrock Pet Foundation, Inc. (Louisville)


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The Shamrock Pet Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to end pet overpopulation, reduce the number of companion animals destroyed in local shelters, and to save or enhance the lives of animals in need in our community. This is accomplished through spay/neuter, education, emergency medical assistance, rescue, foster care, and the adoption of pets into loving lifetime homes. We are a group of highly committed, unpaid volunteers who have a passion for our mission and its goals.


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P.O. Box 24033
Louisville, KY 40224
Phone/Voicemail: (502) 585-3220

Do you need to find a loving home for your pet?

No-kill shelters do wonderful work, but as a result, are often inundated with pet surrenders. In the unfortunate scenario that you have to find a new home for your pet, please read through the rehoming solution and articles on this page before contacting the shelter.

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Proactive Redemptions
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A Compassionate Director
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1. Feral Cat TNR Program

Many communities are embracing Trap, Neuter, Release programs (TNR) to improve animal welfare, reduce death rates, and meet obligations to public welfare.


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2. High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter

Low cost, high volume spay/neuter will quickly lead to fewer animals entering the shelter system, allowing more resources to be allocated toward saving lives.


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3. Rescue Groups

An adoption or transfer to a rescue group frees up scarce cage and kennel space, reduces expenses for feeding, cleaning, killing, and improves a community's rate of lifesaving. In an environment of millions of dogs and cats killed in shelters annually, rare is the circumstance in which a rescue group should be denied an animal.


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4. Foster Care

Volunteer foster care is crucial to No Kill. Without it, saving lives is compromised. It is a low cost, and often no cost, way of increasing a shelter's capacity, improving public relations, increasing a shelter's public image, rehabilitating sick and injured or behaviorally challenged animals, and saving lives.


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5. Comprehensive Adoption Programs

Adoptions are vital to an agency's lifesaving mission. The quantity and quality of shelter adoptions is in shelter management's hands, making lifesaving a direct function of shelter policies and practice. In fact, studies show people get their animals from shelters only 20% of the time. If shelters better promoted their animals and had adoption programs responsive to the needs of the community, including public access hours for working people, offsite adoptions, adoption incentives, and effective marketing, they could increase the number of homes available and replace killing with adoptions. Contrary to conventional wisdom, shelters can adopt their way out of killing.


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6. Pet Retention

While some of the reasons animals are surrendered to shelters are unavoidable, others can be prevented-but only if shelters are willing to work with people to help them solve their problems. Saving animals requires communities to develop innovative strategies for keeping people and their companion animals together. And the more a community sees its shelters as a place to turn for advice and assistance, the easier this job will be.


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7. Medical and Behavior Programs

In order to meet its commitment to a lifesaving guarantee for all savable animals, shelters need to keep animals happy and healthy and keep animals moving through the system. To do this, shelters must put in place comprehensive vaccination, handling, cleaning, socialization, and care policies before animals get sick and rehabilitative efforts for those who come in sick, injured, unweaned, or traumatized.


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8. Public Relations/Community Involvement

Increasing adoptions, maximizing donations, recruiting volunteers and partnering with community agencies comes down to one thing: increasing the shelter's exposure. And that means consistent marketing and public relations. Public relations and marketing are the foundation of all a shelter's activities and their success. To do all these things well, the shelter must be in the public eye.


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9. Volunteers

Volunteers are a dedicated "army of compassion" and the backbone of a successful No Kill effort. There is never enough staff, never enough dollars to hire more staff, and always more needs than paid human resources. That is where volunteers come in and make the difference between success and failure and, for the animals, life and death.


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10. Proactive Redemptions

One of the most overlooked areas for reducing killing in animal control shelters are lost animal reclaims. Sadly, besides having pet owners fill out a lost pet report, very little effort is made in this area of shelter operations. This is unfortunate because doing so-primarily shifting from passive to a more proactive approach-has proven to have a significant impact on lifesaving and allow shelters to return a large percentage of lost animals to their families.


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11. A Compassionate Director

The final element of the No Kill equation is the most important of all, without which all other elements are thwarted-a hard working, compassionate animal control or shelter director not content to regurgitate tired cliches or hide behind the myth of "too many animals, not enough homes." Unfortunately, this one is also oftentimes the hardest one to demand and find.


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I need temporary foster care for an adult male cat. I will provide food, litter, and pay for any vet bills. I would take the cat back in January. Please help as I don't want to surrender him but I can't care for him for the next three months.
posted by charla.mutchler, on 2018-09-30 12:46:31
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I have a 7 year old Norwegian Elkhound. Her name is Sugar and her owner passed suddenly in February of this year. Because of my health and finances I am unable to keep her. She is a beautiful loving dog. She should already be listed with you guys but just thought I'd put another plug in for her.
posted by BarbaraTrammell, on 2018-06-27 22:44:58
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A good friend has an elderly dog she has to give up.Her house is being foreclosed and she has lost her car. She is looking for work and has to move to an apartment. Can you help?
posted by SandieHendiges, on 2017-09-14 15:45:56
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I have some kittens 4 month's old that I need help in finding homes for. My vet suggested you. You he!ped me in 2000 with 4 kittens and iam Hoping you can help again.my vet suggested that you might be able to post their picture's to you're website.any help would be appreciated. Thank you Pamela Kerr [email protected]
posted by PamelaJeanKerr, on 2017-08-31 17:45:45
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I have a gang of days that need a good home. My mom is sick and can no longer care for them. Please help me and tell me who to contact for help. Thanks
posted by KristinaWeekly, on 2017-08-22 19:19:43
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I have 4 cats that need good home Two white cats male and female About 13yrs old One yellow male cat 9yrs old and one grey and white male cat about 6 yrs old all are sweet cats, but I can not take them with me I am moving out of state. ALL are fixed they are really just laid back cats I really need good homes for them ,they do not have to go all together Separate homes will be alright The female white cat Male white cat and yellow cat belong to female white cat. They are from first and last litter I will be leaving the second week of Sept sure would like to know they are in good homes Please contact me at 502 718 3953 if you would interested in giving these sweet babies a home or even a foster home You can also email me at [email protected] Please help me find good homes for my babies they have been with me since birth all except my little grey cat she is female And I rescued her. All these cats have been fixed and they are all indoor cats never been out side My name is Mary Jo If interested please call me or text me and I will get back with you.
posted by MaryJoTazewell, on 2017-08-20 14:40:35
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I need to find a home for my sweet cat and someone told me I could bring her to you - that I could drop her off there and you'd take her without charging me a fee; is that true?
posted by thegoodsharer, on 2017-05-16 21:52:01