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BG-WC Humane Society

1925 Old Louisville Rd    
P.O. Box 1456 
Bowling Green, Kentucky  42101


Phone: 270-783-9404 or 270-842-8572 

Fax: 270-842-8687  


Service Area: Bowling Green / Warren County

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 10AM – 4:30PM Saturday 10AM-4PM, Sunday Noon-4PM. CLOSED ON WEDNESDAYS.

Cost: Please see website

Service Description:  The Humane Society is an independent, non-profit agency contracted by Warren County to operate the animal shelter, which we moved into in 1983. The Humane Society is not a department of city or county government. The city and county own the shelter building. The Humane Society receives funds from city and county governments to operate the shelter. This funding is used to pay for management/employee salaries, utility bills, cleaning supplies/chemicals, euthanasia solution, cat litter, fuel for rescue vehicles and building repairs/maintenance. Humane Society DONATIONS are used to pay for medical care of sick and injured animals, animal cages, incidental supplies such as food/water bowls, dog/cat treats, canned cat/dog food, dog/cat toys, supplies for fund raisers and education/outreach programs. Hill's Pet Products donates dog, cat, kitten and puppy food. The Humane Society's mission is to provide a clean comfortable shelter for homeless, abused, lost and impounded animals of our community; to place as many of these animals as possible in loving and responsible homes and humanely euthanize those not adopted; to investigate complaints of animal abuse/neglect; and to educate the public about responsible care of companion animals, ESPECIALLY SPAY/NEUTER!

Volunteer Opportunities: We have an open volunteer program, which means that you do not have to schedule specific times to come out and help! You can just stop by and pet a few kitties on your lunch break or you can spend the whole afternoon helping clean, sort donations, and fold laundry! 

We have things for volunteers of all ages to do, but if you are under 18 you MUST be with a parent. We also ask that you wear something that you don't mind getting a little dirty in...we all know that puppies don't always have the best manners! 

We hear a lot of people say, "Oh, it would make me sad to work here." and you might think that at first. But just ask ANY volunteer and they will tell you...our shelter is a happy place. It's all about new beginnings and making new friends. The only thing that will make you sad is if you leave without helping at all. 

We are very open to scheduling large volunteer groups, field trips, and tours. We just ask that if you are coming with a group of more than 5 people, you call in advance to 270-783-9404 and arrange your visit. 

You can fill out your volunteer application at the shelter or online from 



If your nonprofit agency or organization would like to update your information, please contact the ALIVE Center at 270-782-0082 or email us at 

If your nonprofit agency or organization would like include your information in our directory, please complete the human service directory blank form, and return it to the ALIVE Center or email it to 

We ask that any nonprofit, civic organization or WKU department using our meeting space, complete the form before reserving a room.

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 Last Modified 8/24/15