Today marks an exciting day, National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day. This day is important to bring awareness to because millions of pets across the country await to find their forever homes everyday. To celebrate this important day we would like to share with you how Ardent is making an impact locally in partnership with the Jessamine County Animal Care and Control. 

The Jessamine County Animal Care and Control is located in Nicholasville, KY and serves Jessamine County and the surrounding area to give new forever homes to cats and dogs that have either been surrendered, abused, or found roaming. The purpose of the Jessamine County Animal Care and Control is to provide services that humanely house and care for animals in its facility, to protect animals to avoid neglect and abuse, and to provide citizens of Jessamine County and the surrounding area proper information concerning ownership of animals. The JCACC also helps provide aid to free-animals roaming animals in order to help prevent these animals from suffering human caused injuries and to contain the spread of zoonotic diseases. JCACC takes the stay of all animals personally and provides them with the proper care and needs until they are adopted. 

Since January of 2019, we have worked with their team to find forever homes for pets in need. Through our partnership with JCACC, Ardent has helped sponsor adoptions for 27 dogs to help them find new homes. Out of those 27 dogs, 24 were adopted from JCACC within 48 hours of sponsorship! With the help of Ardent’s sponsorship the Jessamine County Animal Care and Control group has been able to help aid function to the JCACC facility as well as cover any cost associated with supporting our sponsored animal of the month and the other animals at the shelter. 

The Jessamine County Animal Care and Control, is 1of 10,000 animal rescue or sanctuaries located across the United States. 3,500 of those being are strictly animal shelters. It estimated that nationwide more than 6.5 million pets enter some sort of shelter every year. To break that down that’s approximately 3.3 million dogs and 3.2 million cats, every year. However, these numbers are on decline as more people are willing to adopt then in previous years. The average dog will stay in a shelter anywhere from 27 days or more. Cats tend to stay longer in shelters with an average of 39 days or more. We encourage you to support your local shelter anyway you can. Every pet deserves a loving home!

If you are interested in learning more about the Jessamine County Animal Care and control you can visit their website at or email them at Due to COVID-19 restrictions limited restrictions to visiting the shelter may apply.