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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)


Cat of the week


Olivia is ready for her furrever home! She absolutely loves to be around people. She is a lap cat at heart and the majority of the time here she seeks attention.  She does need some time to warm up to new people, but if you show her love, she will do the same. Olivia's beautiful coat is two colors; black on top and white underneath.  Olivia is waiting here eagerly for someone to come find her and keep her forever!

Intake Date: 3/26/2021
Approximate Age: 6yrs old - 3/26/2021

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.


$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.

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