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Our Story

Saving Lives Since 1972

The DBCHS is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization formed in 1972 to help the many abandoned and unwanted domestic animals in Boyle County. Charlotte Bateman (now deceased) was the driving force behind the creation of the Danville-Boyle County Humane Society. A plaque on the outside of the building and a portrait in the front hall honor her.

The Mission of the Danville-Boyle County Humane Society is to promote the humane treatment of companion animals through sheltering, adoptions, community education, and spay/neuter programs. The building was built in 1978 and expanded in 2005 with a room for the cats and kittens and in 2016 the Katherine E. Nelsen Adoption Center was completed to provide modern and more humane accommodations for our dogs and puppies.

Our organization is governed by a volunteer board of directors working in cooperation with the Boyle Fiscal Court to operate the animal shelter. Our shelter takes in approximately 300 animals per year and our main source of funds is donations from individuals.

Visit us at 778 N. Danville Bypass, Danville, KY 40422 

Phone: 859.238.1117   Email:

Mailing address: P.O. Box 487, Danville, KY 40423-0487

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