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Events Calendar

Doggie Day Spa & Pet ID Clinic - Sat., Feb. 27

           Murray State University's Animal Health Technology/Pre-veterinary Club is hosting a Doggie Day Spa and Pet ID Clinic on Sat., Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at A. Carman Animal Health Center on College Farm Road directly across from Calloway County High School. Proof of current rabies vaccination is required to participate.
            Murray State University animal health technology and pre-veterinary students will bathe a dog for $10, clean ears & trim nails for $8 or provide “the works,” bath, ear cleaning and nail trim, for $15.
            DDS Claire & LucyThe Humane Society will microchip dogs for $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 across the country.
           Custom pet ID tags will be engraved on site beginning at $4 each. A wide selection of collars, leashes and harnesses will also be for sale.
           If you've always wondered what breed mix your dog might be, the Humane Society will have canine DNA test kits for sale for $80. The cheek swab can be done for you that day or the kit can be completed and mailed from home. A canine DNA test makes a unique gift for friends and family who have mixed breed dogs as part of their family.
            The mission of The Humane Society of Calloway County is to extend humane education, teaching kindness and concern for animals and humans alike; to relieve suffering and prevent cruelty to animals; to increase awareness of pet overpopulation and work to reduce it; to enrich our community through the promotion of quality of life for animals and people.
           For questions regarding Doggie Day Spa, Pet Identification or animal issues in our community, contact the Humane Society of Calloway County at 270-759-1884 or humanesociety@murray-ky.net or visit www.ForThePets.org or like us on Facebook.

Humane Society holds Doggie Easter Bone Hunt on Sat., March 26
Dogs sniff out treats and prizes at egg hunt especially for them

            Does your best friend have four legs, a wet nose, a dry tongue and sometimes drinks from the toilet? If he or she does, spend some quality time with your canine best friend at the Humane Society of Calloway County's Doggie Easter Bone Hunt on Sat., March 26 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Murray-Calloway County Central ParkEaster Bunny with Henson dog Courthouse Pavilion. You and your dog will enjoy this canine equivalent of an Easter egg hunt as the dogs sniff out treats and prizes especially for them.
             At 2:30 p.m., there will be an Easter Bonnet Parade for your dog to show off his or her best spring head wear.
            At 3:00 p.m., egg hunts will be held in separate areas for large and small dogs allowing the canines to ‘'hunt'’ doggie bones and plastic eggs with doggie bones, cookies and other special treats and prizes. For a $5 donation per dog, dogs will receive the treats they find. If your dog touches their nose to a treat or egg during the hunt, you can pick it up and put it in their basket – that is, of course, if your dog doesn't eat it first! The dog’s handler will receive an entry into a drawing for an Easter basket for either a large or small dog.
            The Easter Bunny will be on hand for photographs. For a $10 donation to the Humane Society, a photographer will take a 5X7 photograph of your dog(s) and family with the Easter Bunny and you are welcome to take your own photos as well. Your pooch can also enjoy paw painting a work of art for $10 or less per item.
            Humane Society volunteers will microchip your pet for $10 and you can have a custom pet ID tag engraved beginning at $3 while you wait.
            Bring your dog if he or she enjoys being around people and other dogs and is up-to-date on vaccinations. Your dog must be on a leash no longer than six-feet in length.
            If the weather on March 26 is very rainy or stormy, the event will be cancelled for 2016 and rescheduled for 2017. Please post the event flyer if you have a location!
           
For any questions regarding the Easter Bone Hunt, contact the Humane Society of Calloway County at 270-759-1884, humanesociety@murray-ky.net or find us on Facebook.  You can also visit our office at 607 Poplar Street Suite A-1.

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 9, 2016 (Saturday)
MUTT STRUT: 5K RUN and 1 MILE DOG WALK
SPONSORED BY Murray State University AHT/Pre-Vet Club
15th & Olive Streets at Murray State University Gate, Murray, Ky.
BENEFITS Humane Society of Calloway County & AHT/Pre-Vet Club
- MICROCHIP your pets for $10; Click here for details
- HUMANE SOCIETY DOGS FOR ADOPTION  
- Details coming soon

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
- More details coming soon

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

- More details to come

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

- More details to come

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

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

 

PET ASSISTED THERAPY INFORMATION & 2016 VISIT SCHEDULE - Click Here


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