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Spotlight your pets - sent photos for 2015 Pet Calendar!

          Does your dog strike a pose when you bring out the camera? Does your cat smile when you say "cheese"? The Humane Society of Calloway County is currently accepting photos of special pets to be in our high-quality, full-color 2015 Pet Calendar! To be in the calendar, there is a $25 donation for the first photo and $10 for each additional photo. There is no limit to the number of entries you can submit and your entry fee will support hundreds of pets in need that are still waiting for their moment to shine.
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Twelve photos will be selected for special “Pet of the Month” placement. Every other photo submitted will appear on a date square somewhere on the calendar
so each pet will have it's moment in the spotlight. You can even reserve a specific date for an additional $5 donation - adoption date, birth date, memorial date... any date that is meaningful to you or your pet.

          Photographs must be in the Humane Society office by Sept. 15, 2014.

          All proceeds support the programs of the Humane Society of Calloway County.  Additional calendars will be available at the Humane Society’s Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale on November 8, 2014.

Photo Requirements:
·       Submit a digital photo, preferably, or a hard copy original photo that is no smaller than a 4 X 6” -- in horizontal (landscape) orientation.
         Only HORIZONTAL (LANDSCAPE) photo will be considered by the "Pet of the Month." Vertical photos will be highlighted on dates in the calendar.
·        All photos must be in color and contain only animals.
·        If your photo was taken by a commercial studio, please include a signed copyright release from the photographer with your entry. Note: Crystal Rogers, professional pet photographer, has given a blanket release for her photographs to be used in the Humane Society’s calendar.
·         Photos become the property of HSCC and cannot be returned.
·         Digital photos need to be well-focused, sharp images that are the highest quality you can provide.
Entries will be impartially judged.  Twelve photos will be chosen for Pet of the Month features.  Every photo submitted will be included in the calendar.Calendar Beagle

Ways to Enter:

1.   Email your digital photo(s) and the completed entry form to  The entry form is attached and includes your name, address, phone numbers, email, name of each pet, and method of payment.  Submit your donation at via PayPal or mail a check: $25 for the first photo, $10 for each additional photo and $5 for special date placement.

2.   Mail your well-protected photo(s) to P.O. Box 764, Murray, KY 42071 along with the completed entry form.  Be sure your photos are labeled with your name and name of pet with a felt tip pen.  Make check payable to Humane Society of Calloway County or pay via PayPal at

3.   Deliver your digital or hard copy photo(s) to our office at 607 Poplar Street, Murray, KY 42071 along with the completed entry form attached here.  Payment may be made by check, cash, credit or debit card in the office.

2015 Calendar Entry Form

Entries must be in the Humane Society office by Sept. 15, 2014.

For more information, call (270) 759-1884, Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or email us any time at


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

2014 Humane Society Events Calendar

September 11, 2014 (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

September 11, 2014 (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 13 & 14, 2014 (Saturday & Sunday)
Pet$ense, 10 am - 2 pm on Saturday & 1 - 5 pm on Sunday, Hwy 121 N, Murray, Ky
- TO SEE PETS available for adoption, click here 

September 15, 2014 (Monday)
- Spotlight your pet in the 2015 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

September 20, 2014 (Saturday)

Tractor Supply, 10 am - 2 pm, Hwy 641 N, Murray, Ky
- MICROCHIP your pets for $10; Click here for details
- CUSTOM ID TAGS made while you wait beginning at $3 each
- TO SEE PETS available for adoption, click here 

October 5, 2014 (Sunday)
St. John’s Episcopal Church Memorial Garden, 1620 West Main St., 3 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 18, 2014 (Saturday)
Central Park Courthouse Pavilion, 11 am - 2 pm, Murray, Ky.
 - GAMES, ACTIVITIES & CONTESTS for dogs and their people
 - REFRESHMENTS for all - canine & human  
 - DEMONSTRATIONS – search & rescue and dog obedience
 - CUSTOM ID TAGS made while you wait starting at $3
 - MICROCHIP your pets for $10
 - More details to come!

November 7, 2014 (Friday)
Calloway County Library Community Room, 10 am - 5 pm  
- Donations accepted all day
- Volunteers welcome           

November 8, 2014 (Saturday)
- Calloway County Library Community Room, 9 am - 2 pm      


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