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Doggie Day Spa & Pet ID Clinic - Sat., Feb. 28

The first Doggie Day Spa & Pet ID Clinic of the spring semester is Sat., Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at A. Carman Animal Health Center on College Farm Road across from Calloway County High School. Murray State's Animal Health Technology/Pre-vet Club members will bathe your dog for $10, clean ears and trim nails for $8 or it's only $15 for DDS-Bath"The Works" - bath, ear cleaning and nail trim. If it's too cold to have your outdoor dog bathed, consider bringing them by for a ear clearing and nail trim --- and especially for a microchip, if your dog doesn't already have one. Whatever you choose to do, it's a bargain! Remember that proof of current rabies vaccination for all dogs old enough to have the vaccination is required to participate.

At the Doggie Day Spa, the Humane Society will be microchipping pets for only $10 each. A microchip the size of a grain of rice is inserted between the shoulder blades of a dog in a relatively painless and quick procedure. Each microchip transponder has a unique number which enables a shelter or veterinary clinic to scan the animal for this number which will be registered with a national database allowing the owner to be contacted when the pet is found. Local veterinary offices, the animal shelter and Humane Society have scanners to read these microchips as do most vets, animal shelters and Humane Society's across the country. 

Little Shop of Collars will be making custom pet ID tags beginning at $3 each and will have a line of collars, leashes, harnesses for sale.

The Humane Society will have canine DNA test kits for sale for $60. The cheek swab can be done for you that day or the kit can be completed and mailed later. Besides being fun to know what breeds make up your dog, the information can be valuable for your veterinarian in anticipating any health issues prevalent in certain breeds of dogs. A DNA test kit makes a unique gift for friends and family who have always wondered the breed mix of their dog.


Wildlife Rehabilitation Course to the held in Murray

The International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council is offering their Basic Wildlife Rehab class in Murray on Sat. and Sun., Mar. 7 and 8 for a total of 13 hours of training. This class meets at the A. Carman Animal Health Building on College Farm Road and is being sponsored in Murray by Murray State's Animal Health Technology & Pre-Vet Club.

Opossum rehabIt is helpful to both novice rehabbers looking for better skills as well as experienced rehabilitators who need a more formal education to earn or continue their certification.

Lecture topics include: introduction to wildlife rehabilitation, basic anatomy and physiology, calculating drug dosages, handling and physical restraint, thermo-regulation, stress, basic shock cycle, initial care and physical examination, nutrition and associated diseases, standards for housing, zoonoses, euthanasia criteria and release criteria.

Lab topics include: gavage (tube-feeding), physical restraint, intramuscular and subcutaneous injections, physical exams, limb immobilization and weighing. Lab procedures are performed on cadavers.

The instructor is Hally Buckanoff. She is the Lead Veterinary Technician at the North Carolina Zoo's Valerie H. Schindler Wildlife Rehabilitation Center overseeing rehabilitation practices, center operations, and volunteers/interns. She is a Certified Veterinary Technician with 10+ years of emergency, exotic, zoo and wildlife medicine and husbandry experience. She has completed graduate level course work in animal population management and animal nutrition and has worked as field biologist mist-netting, trapping, banding, tracking and radio-collaring birds. She became a Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator in 2009 and has been a contract instructor for IWRC since 2010.Squirrel rehab

Please review the attached flyer and consider signing up! If you are one of the first four people to register online and put Humane Society of Calloway County in the member box, you will get the $150 membership rate. This is a discount of $40 off the full registration fee of $190. Others who register and put Humane Society of Calloway County in the member box, will receive a reduced fee of $170.

To register for the class
, go to , click on the Murray course and member registration. Complete your registration process putting Humane Society of Calloway County in the space for the member number. If you have question concerning registration, email or call (866) 871-1869.

You are making no future commitments to "do" wildlife rehab by taking this class or by taking advantage of the Humane Society's discounted registration fees. The Humane Society simply believes that the more of us who are educated about basic wildlife rehab will ultimately help the wildlife of our area in some way. We hope you'll join us.         


Microchip IDs reunite pets and their families

The Humane Society of Calloway County offers microchip ID clinics for dogs and cats regularly throughout the year, primarily in Calloway County and in adjacent counties upon request. Microchipping is a permanent way to identify an animal and can often lead to the return of the animal to its owner in the unfortunate event that the animal gets separated from its owner.  The cost of the chip, implanting the chip and registration in the national database is only $10.
     The microchip is approximately the size of a grain of rice and is injected under the animal’s skin between its shoulder blades.  The life expectancy of the microchip is 25 years. 
     Approximately two dozen Humane Society volunteers are trained on how to inject the microchip and fill out the associated paperwork that accompanies each chip.  The Humane Society has microchipped more than 3000 dogs and cats since the program began in March 2006.
     Statistics indicate that 30% of companion animals will become separated from their owners at some point in their life.  According to Stephanie Hagen, Humane Society coordinator of the microchip program and animal health technologist, “Having a permanent way of identifying the animal is critical because sometimes collars and identification tags will fall off.” 
     The identification number which appears when the pet is scanned is directly linked to the owner of the animal and will give the person scanning the animal enough information to reach the owner. The contact information is kept on file in a national database and can be updated at any time by a phone call or on the Internet.  The microchip used by the Humane Society can be “read” by any scanner used in the United States.
     Humane Society Immediate Past President Tom Rottinghaus said, “The overwhelming majority of animals that enter animal shelters have no identification on them.  It is estimated in Kentucky that 85% of animals that enter animal shelters are euthanized because of overpopulation and not being able to identify the animal’s owner.  We’re trying our best to do something about that and make happy reunions possible for lost pets and their families.”
     For more information on microchip IDs, click here or contact the Humane Society at 270-759-1884 or

2015 Humane Society Events Calendar

February 28, 2015 (Saturday)
DOGGIE DAY SPA & PET ID CLINIC - Animal Health Technology/Pre-Vet Club event
Carman Animal Health Center, 9 am - 2 pm, College Farm Road, Murray, Ky.
- MICROCHIP your pets for $10; Click here for details
- Dog Baths, Ear Cleaning & Nail Trim for $15; Click here for details
- CUSTOM ID TAGS made while you wait beginning at $3 each
- Dog DNA Tests for $60
- Click here for event flier

March 7 & 8, 2015 (Saturday & Sunday)
Animal Health Technology Building, College Farm Road, Murray, Ky.
- For both novice and experienced rehabilitators seeking formal education
- 1 1/2 days lecture; 1/2 day lab
- Introductory course - topics include wildlife rehab, basic anatomy, calculation drug dosages, handling & physical restraint, shock cycle, initial care & physical exam, nutrition, housing and more
- FEE: $170 for registrants through Humane Society; a $20 discount off the regular fee
- Click here for more details
- Click here for event flyer



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