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Animal Academy Youth Camp 2015 is July 13-17 - Register Now

The Humane Society of Calloway County is holding our third Animal Academy Day Camp the week of July 13th - 17th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Carman Animal Health Center on College Farm Road. The camp is open to students ages 7 through 10 (age 7 by July 1, 2015) and the camp fee is $50 per student with some scholarships available.

We will have focus days on dogs/cats, exotics, wildlife and visits from a miniature horse and pot-bellied pig. We will have guest speakers, crafts and, of course, the animals themselves!

Space is limited to 30 students, so pre-registration is required and you are encouraged to pre-register as soon as possible.

To register, complete the Student Registration 2015 and return it in person to our office, by mail to P.O. Box 764, Murray, KY 42071, e-mail to, or fax to 270-761-1884. Fee must accompany the registration form or can be made with debit or credit card through the PayPal link here on the website. The last day to register is June 30th.

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

August 11, 2015 (Tuesday)
Chestnut Street Park, 7 pm - 9 pm, Murray, Ky.
- Celebration of community spirit and public safety
- Humane Society booth with disaster preparedness information
- Free firefighter pet rescue alert door sticker at Humane Society booth
- Meet many public safety organizations in a block party atmosphere
- Prizes, games, refreshments

August 24, 2015 (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 for an appointment after July 15, 2015
- More details to follow

September 10, 2015 (Thursday)
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 10, 2015 (Thursday)
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

November 6, 2015 (Friday)
Calloway County Library Community Room, 12 pm - 6 pm  
- Donations accepted
- Volunteers welcome           

November 7, 2015 (Saturday)
- Calloway County Library Community Room, 9 am - 2 pm      


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