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Master Hairstylist Patrick Lomantini returns to Murray on August 13th
to help homeless animals

The Humane Society of Calloway County has again been chosen by Master Hairstylist and animal lover, Patrick Lomantini, to be the Kentucky stop in his 50 States Tour Ultimate Road Trip.

Patrick and his team are touring across the United States for the fifth year to help bring awareness and raise funds for local animal shelters and organizations dedicated to helping animals. He began his 50 States Ultimate Road Trip on July 15th in Augusta, Maine, and will end on October 20th in Wichita, Kansas.

He will be in Murray at The Hair Studio at 901 Sycamore St. on Sat., August 13 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the 12-hour marathon of 50 haircuts. For a minimum $20 donation, you can get a great hair cut (for yourself, not your pet) and 100 percent of your donation will benefit the Humane Society of Calloway County.

Here's how you can help:

1
. Make your appointment. Email ForThePets@yahoo.com. Appointments will be scheduled every fifteen minutes from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. In your email, please include the time that works best for you, a second time if your first choice in not available and a contact phone number. You can also book appointments on behalf of someone else as long as we can reach them through you if necessary. If you prefer, you can book your appointment by calling the Humane Society at 270-759-1884 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

2. "Join" the local event on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/1301210129896613/ and share with your friends!

3.  Stop by The Hair Studio on August 13th and make a donation if you don't have time for an appointment.

4. Donations of dry pet food, puppy pad, leashes and newspapers will be accepted at The Hair Studio the week of August 8th.

 Fun Facts about the 50 States Tour

  • 91 day tour from July 15 - October 20
  • 18,000 miles traveled by car plus flights to Hawaii and Alaska
  • Benefiting 74 shelters/pet adoption agencies
  • 53 hair salons and 21 cosmetology schools
  • Approximately 5,500 hair cuts
  • Goal: raise more than $100,000

About BarkAID
BarkAID, established in 2010, is a self-funded, registered 501(3) non-profit organization based in Kansas. Their mission is to raise funds and awareness for homeless animals, as well as educate people about what is happening with animals in their communities. BarkAID raises funds for shelters and pet adoption organizations in all 50 states. The 50 States Tour was created by Patrick Lomantini, master stylist and two time world record holder who has found a way to marry his passion for hair and his love for animal rescue.

Additional information and updates can be found at www.barkaid.org. For more information on his ultimate road trip to help the animals, join their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BarkAID2010

Please share this information with your friends, family and co-workers!

 

Have you ever wanted to have a Painting of Your Pet?
How about being the artist who created that painting?

Friday, August 19, 2016, is PAINT YOUR PET NIGHT at Creative Canvas in Murray, KY. from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Cost is $40 and $5 of each painting will go towards the Humane Society Paint Your Pet 5151Friends of the Shelter Program. Call 270-761-5850 by Wed., August 17 to reserve your spot and Jill must have your digital or hard copy photo the same date as well!

To participate in this evening, you will need to email a clear digital photo of your pet to seaversjill@yahoo.com so that the image can be traced/drawn on the canvas. The digital photo MUST be received no later than 2 days prior to the class - Wed., August 17. Please call to confirm your reservation at 270-761-5850 and that your photo has been received. You may leave a message and please include your phone number. Paint Your Pet 5154

A digital photo is preferred, but if you only have a hard copy of a photo and would like to participate, you will need to bring it to Creative Canvas no later than August 17th. Any type of pet can be painted! However you get your photo to Jill at Creative Canvas, be sure to include your phone number in case she has questions about your photo as she is preparing it for you to paint.

We hope to see you there! You Do Not have to be an artist to paint a lovely photo of your pet. Creative Canvas does most of the hard work in drawing an outline of your pet on the canvas and gives you plenty of guidance to create your 16 x 20 painting.

 

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

November 4, 2016 (Friday)
HOLIDAY BAZAAR & BAKE SALE SET UP
Weaks Community Center, 607 Poplar Street, 3 pm - 6 pm  
- Donations accepted
- Volunteers welcome           

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

 

PET ASSISTED THERAPY INFORMATION & 2016 VISIT SCHEDULE - Click Here


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