Beagle in a kennel

Meredith Lee/The HSUS

Kentucky Animal Welfare Summit in Frankfort

Friday, February 17, 2023

The Foundry on Broadway
317 W. Broadway St.
Frankfort, KY 40601

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us in Frankfort along with fellow advocates from all over the state to learn lobbying tips & tricks, hear from some of the state’s leading shelters, and network with like-minded animal lovers. It’s your chance to show that animal protection is a priority to Kentuckians.


8:00 - 9:00 Registration

9:00 - 9:30 Welcome from the HSUS & Franklin County Humane Society

9:30 - 10:00 Taking your advocacy to the next level

10:15 - 11:00 Speaking up for animals & how to do it (with special guests Rep. Kim Banta and Rep. Cherlynn Stevenson)

11:00 - 11:15 Humane Legislator Award presentation

11:30 - 12:00 Bringing awareness to shelter & rescue pets (with special guest Ethan Branscum, Ethan's Rescue Pet Project)

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch & Networking

1:00 - 1:45 Advocating for animals at the local level (with special guests Councilmember Julia Springsteen and Councilmember Toshie Murrell)

1:45 - 2:15 Community cat chat (with Danville-Boyle County Humane Society)

2:15 - 2:30 Unsung Hero Award presentation

2:30 - 3:00 Working with law enforcement (with guest law enforcement panel) 

3:00 - 3:15 Achievement for Animals Award presentation 

3:30 - 4:00 Travel to Capitol

4:00 - 5:00 Special event at the Capitol (to be announced)

5:00 Yappy Hour at The Cooperage

Other Important Information

  • Registration ends on Friday, February 10, 2023
  • Free parking is available at Downtown Parking Garage, 310 St. Clair St, Frankfort, KY 40601, with a tip/donation strongly encouraged. Limited street parking is also available for those with mobility issues. 
  • Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please clarify any dietary restrictions when completing the registration form. 
  • Optional Yappy Hour after the day's events at The Cooperage (next to The Foundry) 
  • Each attendee must complete a separate registration.
  • If you plan to register someone after yourself, they MUST have a different email address.
  • Please add your mobile number to receive a text reminder and other ways to help animals via your phone (standard rates apply). If you currently receive texts from us, great! You're already set to receive your text reminder.
  • If you have questions, please email Todd Blevins, Kentucky State Director. 
Your ticket to attend Kentucky Animal Welfare Summit in Frankfort
Additional Donation