Animals may not be our whole lives, but they make our lives whole.

This week, Paducah Economic Development is celebrating the dogs and cats of our community. We are kicking off our celebration with National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day. This national holiday was created as a way to raise awareness for thousands of pets who are waiting for and needing adoption from animal shelters across the United States. We are highlighting pets from two humane societies in Greater Paducah: McCracken County Humane Society and Project Hope Humane Society.

We encourage you to join in the celebration by tagging your photos of your adopted pets using #AdoptAShelterPetDay and considering adopting the dogs from McCracken County Humane Society and Project Hope Humane Society featured below and on our social media pages this week.