After Hours Emergencies

Many of the below emergencies can be prevented by reporting any and all signs of illness to us right away. Thank you so much for helping us keep your fosters healthy!

If you have any questions at all, please contact the foster department directly. Other KHS phone numbers, emails, or departments are unable to help with any foster concerns.

Contacting other departments will delay you getting answers and delay your animal getting care.

Our contact info can be found at the bottom of every page on this site and in our signature in every email you receive.

Thank you so much for your cooperation with this important policy.

Non Emergencies

Contact the foster team to schedule a normal vet check during regular shelter hours.

  • Runny discharge from eyes or nose

  • Lack of appetite for just a few hours

  • Mild Diarrhea (for less than 12 hours) with no other symptoms present.

  • Vomiting (for less than 12 hours) with no other symptoms present.

  • Coughing, sneezing or congestion (unless it’s resulting in the foster not eating, drinking or causing lethargy).

  • Fleas/ticks

  • Small streaks or spots of blood in the stool.

Emergencies

Requires immediate veterinary attention

Business hours: Come straight to the shelter

After hours: Call (502) 515-3135

  • Continuous diarrhea for longer than 12 hours, or any diarrhea that’s causing lethargy, dehydration or resulting in the foster not eating/drinking.

  • Continuous vomiting longer than 12 hours, or any vomiting causing lethargy, dehydration or resulting in the foster not eating/drinking.

  • Loss of appetite resulting in rapid weight loss (to avoid this emergency situation please weigh fosters daily and notify us of any weight loss resulting from a foster not eating after 24/36 hours).

  • Any trauma (hit by a car, dropped, limping, etc.)

  • Bites or fight wounds

  • Difficult or labored breathing

  • Seizures lasting 3-5 minutes

  • Burns, Choking, Drowning, Electric Shock, Poisoning

  • Severe allergic reaction

  • Unresponsiveness

  • Lethargy with or without fever