About Us


Shelby County No Kill Mission is now Kentucky Pets Alive!  We are now assisting shelters wanting to/working towards saving all adoptable animals. 

Our RescueBank.org food bank for rescues and shelters distributed 3/4 of a million pounds of food in 2014! 

Miranda Lambert's Muttnation chose us as the Kentucky recipient for Mutts Across American Grants 2015. 

All donations are tax deductible and you will receive a receipt to use with your taxes.

We can  use donations of dog and cat food (wet and dry), collars and leashes for the dogs, cat litter, trash bags, paper towels, and bleach.

Your donations can be shipped to 224 Production Ct, Louisville KY   40299 or the Petsmart on 3580 Hurstbourne Pkwy Louisville, KY   - make sure to label "Kentucky Pets Alive".  If you need them picked up - please email:   scnkm01@gmail.com

We are currently looking for volunteers, fosters, adopters and supporters!

Adopting A Friend

Adopting a friend

Anyone interested in adopting or rescuing an animal from our shelter should  e-mail us at  scnkm01@gmail.com or kentuckypetsalive@gmail.com.

**.  We have cats at the Petsmart on 3580 Hurstbourne Pkwy Louisville KY daily.  **

We do have an adoption process including an application. We make every effort ensure a direct adoption is a good placement. We work with the potential adopter to find the right pet for their home.

Dogs and puppies may be adopted with an approved adoption application for only $150 for dogs 1 year and over and $200 for puppies

Cats and kittens may be adopted with an approved adoption application for only $25 for cats over 1 year and $75 for kittens. Ask about our 2 for 1 specials and specials on barn cats.

All adoptable animals have been altered ( spay/neuter), vaccinated to date, had flea preventative as well as deworming.  Dogs have been heartworm tested and cats have been tested for feline leukemia.  Microchips are included with all dog/cat adoptions.

Please email the following for an application:


Who We Are

Kentucky Pets Alive

The Shelby County No Kill Mission is a nonprofit organization comprised of volunteers that worked with the the Shelby County Animal Shelter from 2008-2014 to make it a no kill shelter and maintain the no kill status.  As of January 2015, the Shelby County No Kill Mission has changed its name to Kentucky Pets Alive and are now assisting shelters within the state of Kentucky who are working towards saving all adoptable animals.   We are no longer limited to one county. 

We run the RescueBank.org food bank and are currently establishing a community food bank to assist those families who need help feeding their furry members.

We have our own inhouse spay/neuter clinic.


  We depend on donations and volunteers to continue our mission.

Please visit our website for ways to help our mission:  www.shelbycountynokillmission.com.

Contact Kentucky Pets Alive


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