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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!

Adoptable cats
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)


Cat of the week


Droxene is ready for her furrever home! She loves to be around people. She does like for all the attention to be on her and will sit on you to get it when she wants. She is a little shy with strangers, but gets over it pretty quick.  Droxene is waiting for someone to come find her and keep her forever!

Intake Date: 4/20/2021
Approximate Age: 7yrs - 4/20/2021


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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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!

Past Event: Animals Light Up Our Lives - Date: December 12th, Noon

Join us for our annual tree lighting ceremony - virtually!  We will be streaming the service live on our facebook page.  Sign up your pets ahead of time to be a part of the ceremony.