Kentucky River Regional Animal Shelter in Hazard, recently joined other animal welfare organizations in the area that list their homeless pets on Petfinder.com, the oldest and largest database of adoptable animals on the Internet. The site has more than 355,700 homeless pets listed, and is updated continuously.
More than 13,500 animal welfare organizations in the U.S., Canada, and other countries post their pets on the site. Kentucky River Regional Animal Shelter pets may be viewed at http:// www/petfinder.com/shelters/ KY405.html. A potential adopter enters search criteria for the kind of pet he or she wants, and a list is returned that ranks the pets in proximity to the Zip Code entered. Adoptions are handled by the animal placement group where the pet is housed, and each group has its own policies.
Petfinder.com was created in early 1996 by Jared and Betsy Saul to end the euthanasia of adoptable pets. Since its inception, the site has facilitated approximately 20 million adoptions