Hopkins County Animal Shelter

City of Hopkinsville

Hopkins County’s fiscal court is looking to cut around 5% of its annual budget due a decrease in  coal severance tax revenue.  

The Hopkins County Animal Shelter has reduced its euthanasia rate more than forty percent in the last four years. The shelter had faced scrutiny for rates exceeding 65%. The euthanasia rate now stands at 23%. Last week, the shelter board discussed plans to implement programs to keep healthy or treatable animal deaths to a minimum of 10%. Shelter Director Charles Gentry said the humane society's recent success stems from working with the community.