About Us


Stray Hearts Animal Rescue, a non profit organization, recently took over the shelter here in Martin County Kentucky.  We are a small tight-knit group of people that accomplish a lot with a little.  

We are currently seeking grants and donations to improve the infrastructure of our shelter.  We continue to be at capactiy and our shelter building has taken a beating.  In addition to donations of pet supplies, we need monetary donations to help pay the vet bills and the upcoming expense of a new roof, drywall, and upgrades on our kennels. Our goal is to keep our animal friends safe, warm, clean and well-fed until they find their forever homes.

Last , 2015, our first year, we rescued over 400 homeless animals. At the end June 2016, we have already saved over 400.  We are no-kill, and work every way possible to find good homes for our babies.

Check out the following list of donation needs:

  • Dog, Cat and Kitten Food
  • Treats and Toys
  • Clumping Cat Litter
  • Leashes, Harnesses and Collars
  • Old Towels, Sheets, Blankets
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Bleach
  • Paper Towels
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Dawn Dish Detergent
  • New Empty Spray Bottles
  • Building and Construction Materials
  • Kennel Panels
  • Crates and Crate Liners
  • Dog Beds
  • Restaurant Gift Cards (for our transport workers)
  • Gas Cards

Adopting A Friend

  We welcome inquiries about our adoptable pets.

 All the animals that enter our shelter are treated with care and compassion.  They are homeless through no fault of their own.  Accordingly, the cats and dogs are petted, socialized, allowed out of their cages and kennels for exercise each day.  They are fed, watered, and living areas cleaned twice a day.  Any medical problems are promptly treated and monitored by caring volunteers. 

All that is missing is their forever, loving pet parents and their own place to call home.  Can you provide the safe, loving home that one or more of our pets longs for?

Adoption fees:

Kittens 6 months and younger: $20 to cover first shots, vet check, worming, etc.  2 kittens or more: $15 each.

Young and adult cats 6 months and older:: $35.00 to cover spaying or neutering, shots, vet check.  A great bargain, considering that spay/neutering alone is usually $65 to $80.

Puppies 6 months and younger: $20 for first shots and vet check.

Dogs 6 months and older: $65.00.  includes spay/neuter, shots, vet check.  In some cases, heartworm check and preventative has already been started.  Regular cost for basic adoption vet care is over $120.  Adopting a shelter pet saves from the get-go!

In addition, an adoption contract is required.  The contract simply states that you will provide care, attention and a safe home for your pet.  Younger pets will be spay/neutered at proper age. 

We agree to provide a healthy pet, with the acknowledgement that sometimes, unforeseen medical problems can occurr after adoption.  Also, the adopted pet can be returned to us if the adoption does not work out.



Who We Are

Stray Hearts is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that works soley on donations and volunteers. The group consists of around 15 volunteers dedicated to improving the lives of stray cats and dog, improving the shelter facility, and continuing in the promise that we are a no-kill shelter.  The animals at the shelter are adopted locally or sent to rescue groups in Louisville, Pennsylvania, New York and beyond where their chances of being adopted are much higher. 

Stray Hearts began in Jan. 2015, when a caring animal rescuer and her husband walked in the shelter and discovered sick, starved and neglected stray dogs.  The couple immediately began a crusade to improve the lives of the dogs there and to clean and organize the building.

The group now has a growing group of volunteers who work at the shelter.   Volunteers are welcome and needed, as are food supplies, cleaning supplies, and monetary donations.


Come Visit Us

The shelter is located in a small siding and block facility on Buck Creek Hill, between Inez and Warfield.  The building was built in 1995, and now needs major improvements to be up to code.

Shelter hours are 10 am to 2 pm, Monday thru Friday.

Please call ahead or email/message us so a volunteer will be there to greet you.   We look forward to meeting you and showing off our wonderful pets!

Contact Stray Hearts Rescue


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