"Grow old with me. The best is yet to be."
~ Robert Browning
Kentucky Animal Relief Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2001, is a small network of volunteers committed to the rescue and comprehensive care of homeless senior dogs. Overlooked and undervalued, seniors stand little to no chance of adoption and are left to face illness, loneliness, confusion and eventual death at the most vulnerable time in their lives. All dogs rescued by our organization receive necessary veterinary care, including, but not limited to, bloodwork evaluation, heartworm test and treatment if needed, diagnostic x-rays, dental care, growth removal/biopsies, spay/neuter, required vaccines, and any necessary medications.
Our goal is to maximize quality of life of the dogs in our care and to place every reasonably healthy, adoptable dog in a screened and approved permanent home. Unadopted dogs remain in the care of Kentucky Animal Relief Fund for the remainder of their lives.
In an effort to help as many homeless seniors as we can, we also network with other reputable rescue groups. This may include circulating information about a senior in need, taking a senior dog from the shelter, providing temporary foster care and taking care of any immediate veterinary needs, making transportation arrangements, and providing financial assistance for veterinary care.
Our work is based on the simple belief that all senior dogs are worthy of life and love.