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Knox County Humane Society

Rating: 4.17 stars   6 reviews 424

Nonprofit Issues:

Animals

Address:

400 Columbus Rd Mount Vernon OH 43050 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Knox County Humane Society has been wonderful to our family and community. The staff truly loves what they do and want to make a difference in this world. We donate as much as we can so this facility and faculty can function properly. I've taken several cats and kittens to the Humane Society, most, if not all have been placed in homes. I frequently have stray cats fixed there as well, this helps our community and perception of these animals in general.

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Rating: 4 stars  

Knox County Humane Society staff are incredible people to be around. I have seen personally how well they maintain their building, their animals, and their relationship with the public. These people work in this environment because they CARE. They put in long hours doing tedious work, day in and day out, without thank you's and recognition. They only want normal happy lives for these poor animals who have been left to fend for themselves for whatever reason. I will always recommend this place for anyone wishing to adopt a cat.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Amazing people willing to help the animals in our area. Friendly and caring. They are very well educated and know what is best for these animals. Please everyine needs to get involved and help. This agency is a top agency. I would highly recommend anyone looking to help out and get involved please contact them.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My husband and I came to KCHS to get our Duncan and we had such a great experience! The staff were kind and the facility was clean. As a result, I now volunteer to take pictures of the kitties to help get them forever homes :)

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Knox Co Humane Society has bent over backwards to help the animals in their care and the people of this county deal with ferral cats, pet cats and kittens. The staff at the facility is quite knowledgable, very caring and friendly, the facility itself is very clean. The staff spends time with the animals, has a low cost spay/neuter, and vaccination program for any cats in the area. Their facility is almost full all of the time and they have a waiting list for cats that must be surrendered. If they had a bigger building with more funds their program would be one of the best in the country. I would highly recommend KCHS to anyone in the county. Deb Blevins, Mt Vernon, Oh

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

KCHS changed from a no-kill cat shelter to an aggressive kill agency on 1/1/10. All of the former humane goals have been abandoned. KCHS' publicly stated policy, aired at KCHS meetings and supported by KCHS ' Board of Directors, is to kill all ferals, strays, ill cats as well as nursing mothers/kittens. Fat cats or "ugly" cats receive the same treatment. This is not a cat friendly organization. In 2011, 5,342 cats were taken into what is the size of a double wide trailer with a basement. Since there only a few paid employees, and fewer volunteers, how many of these cats lived to be placed? We will never know since there ares NO statistics other than the intake number. A request for adoption statistics was refused, not even a ballpark percentage number would be given. KCHS has an "open door" policy which results in the deaths of thousand of cats every year while claiming to be no-kill. Beware!

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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