At Jefferson Animal Hospital & Regional Emergency Center and Jefferson Animal Hospital Fern Creek, we are committed to caring for our community. We are blessed with staff and doctors who are willing to donate their time and knowledge to help injured stray animals and injured wildlife. We are not a humane society or association, and we cannot take the ownership of any healthy animals. We do have limits as to how many animals we can assist, but much of this depends on donations from Good Samaritans like you! Make a donation today to help us treat injured stray animals. Jefferson Animal Hospitals instituted the Good Samaritan Rescue Fund when people in the community began bringing us animals that had been abandoned, neglected, or hurt; many of which are in need of extensive surgery or intensive care. Donations to this fund help to absorb some of the costs of medication, food, housing and medical treatments for these deserving animals. If you would like to make a donation to our Good Samaritan Rescue Fund, you may mail your donation, or stop by one of our two locations to make your donation in person.
If you need the assistance of a rescue organization to find or place a healthy animal, click here for a list of animal rescue organizations and groups in Kentucky.
For additional expert advice about safely and properly handling and raising wildlife, please visit the Broadbent Wildlife Sanctuary.
Jefferson Animal Hospital and Regional Emergency Center
Because we are a 24-hour emergency facility, we are able to assist injured stray animals around the clock. However, our priority is helping our clients with pet emergencies. There may be times that we are overwhelmed with providing emergency care to our clients’ pets, making it difficult to focus attention on stray animals and wildlife. Please call ahead if you have an ill or injured stray or wild animal that needs our attention.
Jefferson Animal Hospital Fern Creek
We are fully equipped to care for many species of animals including birds, rendering us capable of effectively assisting ill or injured wildlife. When presented with wildlife in need of medical attention, we are able to assess the animal’s condition and offer stabilizing medical care. Once stable, these wild animals are turned over to licensed rehabilitators who can care for them and teach them how to thrive when they are returned to the wild. Jefferson Animal Hospitals donate monthly to charitable organizations whose members volunteer their time to nurture these special animals and provide the temporary habitats necessary for their recovery.
While our rescue fund provides benefits to injured stray dogs and cats, it allows us to provide a more substantial benefit to injured wildlife that can be rehabilitated and released back into the wild. Your donations make a difference in the lives of these animals in need.
During the spring months, please remember that fledglings do not need our help! If you see a baby bird flapping around on the ground, it's probably trying to learn to fly. If you approach a baby bird and the parents fly around you and squawk at you, then leave the baby alone!
Wild rabbits only visit the nests of their young twice a day, in early dawn and dusk. So, if you find a nest of babies, they are not abandoned! Leave them alone!
Jefferson Animal Hospital is a for-profit organization, and donations to our Good Samaritan Fund are not tax deductible.