Long timers looking for love!
Dogs Urgent Dogs! Click the DogsInDanger link and enter zip code 40351 to see our urgents list. Cats
(click appropriate link):
Please rescue/adopt a senior dog!
(for rescues only, not adopters)
Long distance adopters
|Rehoming a Dog
Lost a pet?
Rowan Co Dog Pound
|Volunteers or Foster Homes
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|If for some reason you can't get the above contact links to work, it may be due to your email not being configured to work with your browser.
In that case, you can email us at STARrescuesfirstname.lastname@example.org
|Rescue Transport Schedule:
June 20: trans to Ohio
June 22: trans to the northeast (northern MD, eastern PA, NJ, and up into New England)
Tentative: July 6: trans to the northeast (northern MD, eastern PA, NJ, and up into New England)
July 13: trans to the northeast (northern MD, eastern PA, NJ, and up into New England)
July 27: trans to the northeast (northern MD, eastern PA, NJ, and up into New England)
August 3: trans to the northeast (northern MD, eastern PA, NJ, and up into New England)
August 17: trans to the northeast (northern MD, eastern PA, NJ, and up into New England)
August 24: trans to the northeast (northern MD, eastern PA, NJ, and up into New England)
Can trans to Cincinnati OH or Lexington KY areas any time. Please contact us to schedule.
Transports to the midwest can be arranged with rescue commitment. Please contact us to schedule.
Any donations not needed for a specific dog or specific expense
are applied to our general fund & used wherever needed.
Most of our money goes toward vetting, supplies, boarding & transports.
Our vet/credit card bill is currently hovering around $2,000!
Please help us care for these sick/injured dogs!
5 Husky mix pups broke with parvo! Please help!
Long timers looking for love (arrival dates):
Charlize Theron (8/5/12) Georgia (3/11/13) Savannah(3/12/13)
Koko (3/14/13) Destiny (3/22/13) Roxie (4/12/13)
Boston (4/16/13) Eclair (4/16/13) Arrow (4/19/13)
Sam (4/22/13) Bridget (4/30/13) Betty (4/30/13) Trouble (4/30/13)
Dogs needing sponsorships:
Koko Destiny Roxie
Boston Eclair Arrow
Sam Bridget Betty
|Who We Are||
STAR, Saving the Animals of Rowan is a 501c3 organization committed to improving the conditions for the abandoned dogs of Rowan County, KY. Our few members work to find safe and loving homes or rescues for dogs that find themselves in the Rowan County Dog Pound. STAR members are dedicated to reducing the number of dogs euthanized due to the overcrowded conditions of this rural shelter.
STAR is not the dog pound. We are a VERY small group of caring people who save pound dogs. Our goal is to get dogs out of the pound and to the safety of a rescue or a new home. We can only help dogs outside the pound when space and funds are available. If you are local you can either give STAR a few weeks to work on placement for your dog or you can take your dog to the pound. We do NOT have a facility and we do NOT have nearly enough foster homes. We work solely on donations. Our STAR email is not answered everyday, please be patient. It may take up to 3 days to return emails.
|Foster & Save Lives||Please consider providing a temporary home for a puppy or dog that is up for adoption. Send us an email if you have a safe place to foster a dog for a week or two...or longer. Fostering is one of the most rewarding things you can do in rescue! Watching these dogs blossom after getting out of the shelter is just so amazing!|
|STAR Meetings||Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, April 9 at 6:00 pm
Location: Rowan Public Library, 175 Beacon Hill Dr, Morehead (conference room)
Come on out! It's a good way to meet STAR volunteers and get an idea of what we do!
STAR membership meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of the month, probably every month during the spring and summer.
|Rescues Welcome!||We are also in need of good rescues that can commit to Rowan dogs on a regular basis. We can help arrange transport. The Rowan County Dog Pound is always full! We need immediate assistance but please do not ask us to hold them for you as we have no foster space and are currently boarding dogs. Email us if you can help. Click here to get a rescue application.|
||We can not help these dogs without your support. Please consider making a donation to help STAR help the dogs of Rowan County.
Sponsoring a dog can help increase it's chance at getting selected by rescue. Average cost to fully sponosor/fully vet/health cert a dog is $120. To sponsor, please click the Donate button above, enter the amount you can donate, and in the comments put the dog's name that you would like to sponsor. For example: Sponsor money for Freedom.
Chip in for our spay/neuter fund!
This fund provides spay/neuter assistance to low income families in our area.
|Donating Stock||STAR now has a brokerage account with LPL Financial and can accept gifts of stock. Our local manager is Jimmy Lewis, AAMS, CFEd with Wealth Management and Retirement Planning, Inc. If you would like to donate stock to us, please contact our treasurer for more information.|
|Adopting a Friend||Adopting a dog is a commitment. Dogs need fresh food, water, a safe environment, and you. No dog should ever be chained nor should it be expected to "know the rules." As a responsible pet owner we must help our new four-legged friend understand what good manners include. Before adopting a puppy or dog make sure that all family members are in agreement and will contribute to the care and training of your new family member. STAR adoptions are subject to approval via references and home visits. Email us to inquire.|
|Rehoming a Pet||Rehoming a dog through STAR: It typically takes three or more weeks for space to open up for STAR to intake owner surrender dogs. If you can't keep your dog that long, please take them to the Rowan County Dog Pound and we can assess them at the pound. If you can hold onto your dog for as long as it takes for space to open up, please contact us and request an owner surrender questionnaire. Please note: We do not take dogs with aggression issues. STAR is no longer doing courtesy listings for dogs still with their families.|
|Lost a Pet?||If you've lost a dog, please call the pound at 606-784-4930 to let them know. You can also join our Facebook group and post photos of lost dogs or cats to our online community and ask your neighbors to keep an eye out for your missing pet. We have found that networking on Facebook seems to work better for getting the word out than courtesy listing the missing pets on our site. You can also post missing pet flyers around your neighborhood, at the vet's, even give them to the post office and ask them to hand them out to the mail carriers. Ask the pound to post them too. On the flyer, include a photo of your pet, the date your pet went missing, town & intersection where the pet was last sighted, and your phone number.|
|Come Visit Us||STAR works with the Rowan County Canine Shelter but we are NOT the dog pound so check the site to see who is still at the pound! Meeting with our foster dogs are by appointment only. Responsible pet owners are welcome. Please do not condemn your dog to a life on a chain. Chaining a dog 24/7 is cruel.|
|About the Pound||Dogs that are adopted from the pound will be given their first shot. The adoption fee for local walk-in residents is $50 (for people who walk into the pound and adopt directly from there), which includes a rabies vaccination and spay/neuter (required for all adoptions). Dogs from our pet list that are still at the pound will have a (P) next to their name. Remember if you call the Rowan County Dog Pound the answering machine will take a message. However the dog pound CANNOT return long distance calls. So please be patient and call them back. STAR does not answer the phone at the pound. Please adopt a dog and spay/neuter your pets.
The Rowan County Canine Shelter is located at 304 Bullfork Road, Morehead, KY off Route 60. New hours are Monday to Thursday from 9am to 3pm and Saturday 10am to 3pm. The Shelter is closed on Friday and Sunday. You may also call the Dog Warden at 606-784-4930 for additional information and directions.
Questions? Contact us to donate supplies.
VERY URGENT! Brand Name Dog Foods (like Purina One, Eagle Pack, Eukanuba, etc.)
URGENT! Ranvet Allwormer
URGENT! Marquis Paste
URGENT! Frontline Spray
URGENT! Flea/tick meds
Eagle Pack Holistic Solution, excellent product to fix little tummies
A scale like this one for weighing dogs
Pens and tarp covers...we have a Lowes locally that carries them
Gas cards for our transporters
Nylabones/Kongs/easily sanitized toys
Dewormers including Praziquantel for tapeworm
Jiffy Tags ID tags for transport
Leashes & collars (especially strong small and medium sizes)
Cleaning supplies/trash bags/latex gloves/etc.
Tractor Supply gift cards
WalMart gift cards
STAR is on GoodSearch. Every time you search, our group earns money!
|Saving the Animals of Rowan is proud to be a Partner for Pets! BISSELL and LostPetUSA.net have teamed up to help organizations like ours raise money, and now you can help too! When you buy selected pet products on Bissell.com, Bissell will donate 10% of your purchase to STAR. You save 10% and receive free shipping. And, each purchase helps us qualify for a semi-annual $5,000 giveaway. Now that's a deal for all of us! Use the code ADOPT and select SAVING THE ANIMALS OF ROWAN at the BISSELL checkout to receive the discount. Visit www.bissell.com/partnersforpets/products to view available products.|
|Looking for a meaningful and lasting gift for a Pet Lover? The Rowan Pound dogs need new beds. Donate a Kuranda dog bed to one of our pound dogs in the name of a friend or family member. A personalized Gift Card will be mailed to them to inform them of the wonderful gift you have selected for them. Donate Now
We use Patented Kuranda Dog Beds because they are durable, chew proof and easy to clean. If you would like to donate a bed to us, click here.
|R.A.D.A.R.||We love PetMeds!