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BG-WC Humane Society

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

Phone: 270-842-8572 or 783-9404  

Fax: 270-842-8687  


Service Area: Bowling Green/Warren County   

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

Cost: For the most current cost please visit the website

Service Description: The Humane Society is an independent, non-profit agency contracted by Warren County to operate an animal shelter. The City of Bowling Green and Warren County own the shelter building, which opened in 1983. Funding is received from the City of Bowling Green, Warren County and donations. 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; humanely euthanize those animals not adopted; to investigate complaints of animal abuse/neglect; to educate the public about responsible care of companion animals, especially spaying and neutering.

Volunteer Opportunities:  We need more volunteers to walk dogs and spend time with the animals at the shelter. Many dogs are housebroken, but don't even get out once a day. Other dogs could become housebroken if they were taken out each day. A form is used to keep track of which dogs have been out each day. We would like volunteers to schedule their time so there are enough volunteers each day. Volunteer manuals are available at the shelter and online. It is helpful if you can read the volunteer and shelter help manuals before volunteering. New volunteers need to schedule an orientation and/or be matched with an experienced volunteer.

We have started an online volunteer group to help volunteers communicate with each other and keep informed of shelter needs. It includes a message board, links to other sites, photos, volunteer manuals and other files to download, and photos. You will need to complete a short information email before being approved for the group.

Youth Volunteers - Volunteers Under 18:  You must be 18 or over to fill out an online application or join the online volunteer group. Volunteers under 18 must come to shelter with parent or guardian to complete volunteer application and sign liability form. All volunteers under 18 must have a parent or guardian with them when volunteering at the shelter. Parents or guardians would need to attend orientation and training when required for certain activities. We hope to have more volunteer opportunities for youth in the future.

If you are interested in helping, please fill out one of our online volunteer applications at !!! If you are in another state but want to help w/ transporting animals to rescue & forever homes, please fill one out!




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 Last Modified 9/24/14