The Louisville Kennel Club does more than sponsor dog shows and public education events to promote responsible dog ownership. It is felt that it is important to be involved in many areas of the community.
When members of the Louisville Kennel Club heard that the Louisville Metro Police Department had lost two of their invaluable police dogs, one through retirement and one from a fatal injury, the club voted to raise money to purchase another dog for the Department. From a special raffle held at the March show more than $5,000.00 was raised for this purpose. Enough money from a special raffle held later in the year purchased a bullet-proof vest for the dog. Tessa, a beautiful Belgian Malinois, was a well-trained, experienced member of the canine unit of the Metro Police Department. Tessa made several exciting apprehensions of criminals in most dangerous situations. The Club voted to donate another $5,000.00, funds raised at the 2004 March show, to purchase another dog for the police department.
We have continued to support the Louisville Metro Canine Unit since 2004. It's our way to thank them for their dedication and service to our community.
Currently we are supporting the retired Canines from the unit with life time medical treatment.
The Kentuckiana Cluster of Dog Shows supports non-profit rescue groups by offering a limited number of booths at our shows at no charge.
Club members also volunteer to put on demonstrations at local assisted living centers and schools.
They will also be participating at the annual Animal Care Society's Bark in the Park. The Louisville Kennel Club will have a booth where we offer a low cost opportunity for the public to have their dogs microchipped. Check back in early Sept 2018 for more information on Bark in the Park. (In 2017 it was held Sept 24th) It's held around the area of the tennis courts in Seneca Park and runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Microchipping will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Louisville Kennel Club, in early 2018, purchased dog oxygen masks for each one of the Urban and County Fire Departments in Jefferson County.