BRAWA is a non-profit 501 3(c) organization founded in 1991 with the goal of building an animal shelter in Barren County. In July 1996, thanks to the hard work of volunteers and the generosity of individuals, businesses, and local government, the dream became a reality when the original building was completed. Fifteen years later the size of our building has tripled with a new adoption wing for dogs and puppies and spacious condos for cats, an on-site surgery, and a multipurpose room for humane education, obedience classes, and even birthday parties.
BRAWA has an open door policy on admissions which means that we accept Barren County animals in need, regardless of their temperament, health, age or breed. Our animals are evaluated based on health, known history and temperament before being placed for adoption. We try to get to know our animals well and provide the enrichment and the playtime they need to stay happy.
Adoptable animals are held for as long as health, behavior and space permit. We have no standard set time for an adoptable animal to find a new home, and we try to keep an adoptable animal until we can find the right home.
Our Adoption Process...
If you are considering adding a pet to your family, visit us first. BRAWA has a wide selection of dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens. If you don’t find what you want, we keep a ‘Pets Wanted Book’. We will take a description of the type of pet you want and will contact you when we get a dog or cat that fits your description. Adoption fees include vet services that will get your pet off to a healthy start.
1. Fill out an Adoption Form 2. If you rent, we will need your landlords phone number for their approval of the pet you are wanting to adopt. 3. Pay the adoption fee.
Humane America Animal Foundation, dba Adopt-a-Pet.com, is a non-profit, tax-deductible 501(c)(3) adoption advertising charity. Our mission (and passion) is to help
get homeless pets out of the shelters and into loving homes. Let us know what you think! Suggestion & Comment Box
Thank You! Your message has been sent to Barren River Animal Welfare Association.
You'll receive a copy, too, at
to help you keep track of which pets you've inquired about, and which shelters and rescues you've emailed.
NOTE: Some shelters have physical locations you can visit; some of these shelters may only have pets for a limited time, so please do not wait for a reply—just go visit the shelter!
Other organizations are rescue groups run by busy volunteers who may take a while to reply. You can find information about the shelter or rescue group caring for this pet, and their adoption procedures,
on the pet's details page on Adopt-a-Pet.com.