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Knox County Humane Society

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Would you like to help out with your physical presence?  We are always in need of great volunteers to help socialize and play with our cats, help with fundraisers, clean up the grounds and other projects! Click here to go to our Volunteering page to find out more about how you can help today!

Open Hours:

Monday: 11am-4pm

Tuesday: 11am-4pm

Wednesday: CLOSED

Thursday: 11am-4pm

Friday: 11am-4pm

Saturday: 11am-2pm

Sunday: CLOSED

Special Hours:

Spay/Neuter Surgery Animal Drop Off

Monday, Thursday: 8am-9am 

Low Cost Wellness Clinic Tuesday, Friday: 9:30am-3pm

(by appointment only)

Surrender Evaluations

Tuesday, Friday 9am-3pm (by appointment only)


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Cat of the week


Adel is a sweet kitty that likes her space.  She likes pets, treats and kitty massages, but she would be just as content to watch birds out the window.  She takes a bit to warm up to someone, but once she does she will be your best friend and lap warmer on cold winter evenings.  She would prefer to be the only queen in her castle.

Intake Date: 10/15/2021
Approximate Age: 2.5 yr (10/15/2021)

Adoptable cats

Abuse and Neglect Concerns

Currently, we do not have the facilities or ability to conduct humane investigations. Please call 740-393-6713 to talk to a representative of the Knox County Animal Shelter.  Our appointed Humane Agent works out of this facility. Thank you for your concern.

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Past Event: Animals Light Up Our Lives - Date: 12/4/21, Noon

Join us for our annual tree lighting ceremony - in person! Come out and help us recognize our wonderful pets, both living and past on. Pets are welcome and encouraged to attend!  Light refreshments provided. Sign up your pets ahead of time to be a part of the ceremony.

Past Event: KCHS-CATS Annual Yard Sale - 8/6/21, 10am-3pm

Come out to KCHS-CATS for our annual yard sale.  Come support the shelter and find some deals!  100% of the proceeds benefit the cats and kittens at the shelter. Cash or Check only please.  Donations of items beforehand are greatly appreciated and can be dropped off at the shelter during business hours.


Past Event: $5 Rabies Vaccine Clinic - 5/22/21, 11am-2pm

Come out to KCHS-CATS and bring your dog(s) or cat(s) for our public service rabies vaccine clinic.  $5 Cash or Check for a 1 yr or 3 yr rabies vaccine (with a previous, non-expired rabies certificate). Help us make Mount Vernon a safer place for all of us!