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Events Calendar

Photos with Santa Claws - Sat., Dec. 10, 2016!

     We will be taking photographs with Santa Claws again this year!  The Santa photos will be taken on Saturday, December 10 at the Weaks Center at 607 Poplar Street from 11 am to 4 pm. You will receive a framed 4X6 digital photo while you wait. 
    
Santa Bob & 2 kittiesOur Santas are wonderful! We invite you to bring your pets to have their photos.   Although dogs are the most popular pets that visit Santa for their photo, we welcome ANY type of pet! Besides dogs, we have had cats, a guinea pig, chickens, parrots, sheep, pigs and a miniature horse. Children and other family members are also welcome in the photos. 
     The cost 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 center.  
     The Humane Society’s 2017 Pet Calendar will 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 2017.
     For any questions about the Santa Claws photos, contact the Humane Society of Calloway County at 270-759-1884 or humanesociety@murray-ky.net or visit the office at 607 Poplar Street Suite A-1.
     We hope to see you and your feathered or furry friends on Saturday, Dec. 10!

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 humanesociety@murray-ky.net.
 

2016 Humane Society Events Calendar

April 16, 2016 (Saturday)
ANIMAL HEALTH & PET ID DAY - Animal Health Technology/Pre-Vet Club event  
Carmen Animal Health Technology Building, 8 am - 4 pm, College Farm Road, Murray, Ky.
*** PROOF OF CURRENT RABIES REQUIRED ***
- MICROCHIP your pets for $10; Click here for details
- VET SERVICES include free physicals for cats & dogs; fecal tests, heartworm tests for dogs and feline leukemia tests for cats, baths, ear cleaning and nail trims at very reasonable rates                                                 
- CUSTOM ID TAGS made while you wait beginning at $3
- CANINE DNA TEST for $80


April 29, 2016 (Friday)

ANNUAL YARD SALE SET UP
NEW LOCATION: Weaks Community Center, 3 pm - 6 pm, Poplar Street, Murray, Ky.
- Set up & donations accepted
- Volunteers needed
- Donation pick up available
- Call 270-759-1884 or email humanesociety@murray-ky.net

April 30, 2016 (Saturday)
ANNUAL YARD SALE
NEW LOCATION: Weaks Community Center, 3 pm - 6 pm, Poplar Street, Murray, Ky.
- Donations from many households!
- Volunteers needed
- Call 270-759-1884 or email humanesociety@murray-ky.net

June 9, 2016 (Thursday)
AKC S.T.A.R. PUPPY TRAINING
Animal Health Technology Building, 6 pm, College Farm Road, Murray, Ky.
- For puppies eight weeks to thirty weeks old when class begins
- Seven consecutive weeks
- PURPOSE: To get dog owners and their puppies off to a great start
- FEE: $70 for non-members, $50 for members
- Click here for more details

June 9, 2016 (Thursday)
AKC CANINE GOOD CITIZEN DOG OBEDIENCE CLASS
Animal Health Technology Building, 6 pm, College Farm Road, Murray, Ky.
- For dogs six months and over when class begins
- Eight consecutive weeks
- PURPOSE: To help dogs become good citizens of the community
- FEE: $70 for non-members, $50 for members
- Click here for more details

August 13, 2016 (Monday)
BARKAID 50 STATES TOUR - comes to Murray
The Hair Studio, 8 am - 8 pm, 901 Sycamore Street, Murray, Ky.
- Mission: Raise awareness for local shelters and organizations that help animals
- Master Hairstylist Patrick Lomantini will be there
- Suggested donation: $20
- Fundraiser for Humane Society of Calloway County
- Email ForThePets@yahoo.com for an appointment
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Click here for more details

August 19, 2016 (Friday)
PAINT YOUR PET NIGHT
Creative Canvas, East Side of Murray's Court Square, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, Murray, Ky.
- Spotlight your pet in a painting you do yourself
- $40 fee to create 16 X 20 painting of your pet
- $5 will be donated to Humane Society's Friends of the Shelter Program
- Submit photo of your pet to Creative Canvas by August 17
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Click here for more details

September 8, 2016 (Thursday)
AKC CANINE GOOD CITIZEN DOG OBEDIENCE CLASS
Animal Health Technology Building, 6 pm, College Farm Road, Murray, Ky.
- For dogs six months and over when class begins
- Eight consecutive weeks
- PURPOSE: To help dogs become good citizens of the community
- FEE: $70 for non-members, $50 for members
- Click here for more details

September 8, 2016 (Thursday)
AKC S.T.A.R. PUPPY TRAINING
Animal Health Technology Building, 6 pm, College Farm Road, Murray, Ky.
- For puppies eight weeks to thirty weeks old when class begins
- Seven consecutive weeks
- PURPOSE: To get dog owners and their puppies off to a great start
- FEE: $70 for non-members, $50 for members
- Click here for more details

September 17, 2016 (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.
*** PROOF OF CURRENT RABIES REQUIRED ***
- 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 $4 each
- Dog DNA Tests for $80
- Click here for event flier   

September 17, 2016 (Saturday)
HAZEL DAY PARADE & BOOTH
- Watch for Humane Society volunteers and their dogs in the parade
- Adoptable pets at Information Booth

September 17, 2016 (Saturday)
PET ADOPTION EVENT
at TRACTOR SUPPLY’S PET APPRECIATION EVENT

Tractor Supply, 10 am - 2 pm, Hwy 641 N, Murray, Ky
- TO SEE PETS available for adoption, click here

September 29, 2016 (Thursday)
PAINT YOUR PET NIGHT
Creative Canvas, East Side of Murray's Court Square, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, Murray, Ky.
- Spotlight your pet in a painting you do yourself
- $40 fee to create 16 X 20 painting of your pet
- $5 will be donated to Humane Society's Friends of the Shelter Program
- Submit photo of your pet to Creative Canvas by September 27
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Click here for more details

September 30, 2016 (Friday)
 HUMANE SOCIETY 2017 PET CALENDAR PHOTO SUBMISSION DEADLINE
 
- Spotlight your pet in the 2017 Pet Calendar
 - $25 donation for first photo includes a calendar
 - $10 donation for additional photos
 - Reserve a specific date square for your pet's photo for $5
 - Click here for more details

October 16, 2016 (Sunday)
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
St. John’s Episcopal Church Memorial Garden, 1620 West Main St., 4 pm, Murray, Ky.
- CELEBRATE Feast Day of St. Francis, 12th century patron saint of animal
- BRING PETS on leashes or in cages to receive blessing
- REFRESHMENTS for pets and people

October 22, 2016 (Saturday)
HOLD THE DATE: BARKtoberfest
Orscheln’s Farm & Home, US Hwy 641 N, Murray, Ky.
- COSTUME CONTEST for the canines
- BEST TRICKS CONTEST for the canines
- MICROCHIP your pets for $10; Click here for details
- TO SEE PETS available for adoption,
click here

November 4, 2016 (Friday)
HOLIDAY BAZAAR & BAKE SALE SET UP
NEW LOCATION Weaks Community Center, 1 pm - 8 pm,  607 Poplar St., Murray, Ky. 
- Donations accepted all day
- Volunteers welcome                                       

November 5, 2016 (Saturday)
HOLIDAY BAZAAR & BAKE SALE  
NEW LOCATION
Weaks Community Center, 607 Poplar Street, 9 am - 2 pm      

November 19, 2016 (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.
*** PROOF OF CURRENT RABIES REQUIRED ***
- 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 $4 each
- 2017 Humane Society Pet Calendars for $10
- Dog DNA Tests for $80
- Click here for event flier   

December 10, 2016 (Saturday)
SANTA CLAWS PHOTO EVENT
Weaks Community Center, 607 Poplar Street, 11 am to 4 pm, Murray, Ky.
- Framed DIGITAL 4X6 PHOTO with Santa for $10
- Photograph with your pets and/or human family
- Take photos with your own camera with purchase of a photo
- Humane Society's Friends of the Shelter & Cat Adoption Programs benefit
- Humane Society volunteers take & process the photos while you wait

 

PET ASSISTED THERAPY INFORMATION & 2016 VISIT SCHEDULE - Click Here


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