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Photos with Santa Claws - Sat., Dec. 13, 2014!    

     We will be taking photographs with Santa Claws again this year!  The Santa photos will be taken on Saturday, December 13 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 Mike Faihst & Kim Greene's dogsOur Santas are wonderful! We invite you to bring your pets to have their photos taken with     We take pictures of all sorts of pets....many dogs, a few cats, some birds and even a rooster 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 2015 Pet Calendar will also 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 2015.
     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. 13!

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.
 

2014 Humane Society Events Calendar

November 18, 2014 through December 6, 2014 (Saturday)
HUMANE SOCIETY'S ONLINE AUCTION
 
- Click here on Nov. 18 to see auction items & bidding instructions
- Your bids help make an animal’s holiday wish come true!

December 13, 2014 (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
- Humane Society's Fixed for Life Spay/Neuter & Cat Adoption Programs benefit
- Humane Society volunteers take & process the photos while you wait

PET ASSISTED THERAPY INFORMATION & 2014 VISIT SCHEDULE - Click Here


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