Photos with Santa Claws - Sat., Dec. 13, 2014!
photographs with Santa Claws
this year! The Santa photos will be taken on
Saturday, December 13 at the Weaks Center at 607 Poplar
to 4 pm. You
will receive a framed 4X6 digital photo while you wait.
Santas are wonderful! We invite you to bring your pets to have their
photos taken with We take pictures of all sorts
of pets....many dogs, a few cats, some birds and even a rooster and a
miniature horse. Children and other family members are also welcome in
of the framed photo is $10 and the
proceeds support the Spay/Neuter Assistance and Friends of the Shelter
Programs of the Humane Society of Calloway County. A
great Christmas gift for someone and a donation to help the pets!
The framed photo will be processed while you wait.
With the purchase of one framed photo with Santa and your pet, you are
welcome to take additional pictures of Santa and your pet with your own
camera at no additional charge. These photos can then be used to
make your own personalized Christmas cards through a photo processing
The Humane Society’s 2015 Pet Calendar will also be on sale for
only $10. Pick up copies for your pet-loving friends and family members.
Pick up one to enjoy yourself, too, all throughout 2015.
For any questions about the Santa Claws photos, contact the Humane
Society of Calloway County at 270-759-1884 or
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the office at 607 Poplar Street
We hope to see you and your
feathered or furry friends on Saturday, Dec. 13!
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
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
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
For more information on microchip IDs,
click here or contact the
Humane Society at 270-759-1884 or
2014 Humane Society Events Calendar
November 18, 2014 through December 6, 2014 (Saturday)
HUMANE SOCIETY'S ONLINE AUCTION
- Click here on Nov. 18 to see auction
items & bidding instructions
Your bids help make an animal’s holiday wish come true!
December 13, 2014 (Saturday)
CLAWS PHOTO EVENT
Weaks Community Center, 607 Poplar Street, 11 am to 4 pm, Murray,
- Framed DIGITAL 4X6 PHOTO with Santa for $10
Photograph with your pets and/or human family
- Humane Society's
Fixed for Life Spay/Neuter & Cat Adoption Programs benefit
Humane Society volunteers take & process the photos while you wait
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