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Humane Society Bazaar and Bake Sale - Sat., Nov. 7

The Humane Society's Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale is coming up on Sat., Nov. 7 at the Calloway County Public Library Community Room from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. We count on proceeds from the bazaar to help support our many service programs including Animal Assistance, Spay/Neuter Assistance and Good Samaritan programs.

Holiday Bazaar 2014 emOur bazaar has always been one of the best in Murray. People look forward to it all year and, again this year, we count on the help of our supporters to make the bazaar a success. We depend on generous supporters to donate items to sell! We have already received many donations and because of that, there will be many beautifully prepackaged items ready for your Holiday gift giving. If you know any merchants who might be willing to donate a gift certificate, or a nice, new item, please let me know. And if you or anyone you know can contribute something from the following list, that would be wonderful too:

                Baked goods: Breads and rolls, cakes, pies, cookies, cupcakes, brownies, muffins, fudge, etc. Items that can be purchased and frozen for the holidays ahead are popular.

                Homemade pet treats are great sellers, too.

                Jellies, jams, pickles, salsa and other home-canned items of recent date.

                Crafts of all sorts: stuffed animals, ornaments, birdhouses and feeders, ceramics, needlework, bird food, etc.

                Gift items: these should be new or nearly-new and in original packaging when possible. No garage-sale items, please, because this is a classy event. 

                If you are an artist, we welcome your donations of woodwork, painting, sculpture, stained glass, fabric work, etc. Some very special items will be pulled for our online auction and offered at the bazaar for a "Buy it Now" price. If not purchased at that price, they will be offered online later in the month.

Bazaar 2014 2DONATIONS are appreciated prior to the event weekend so they can be prepared ahead of time for sale although they will also be accepted on Friday, Nov. 6 from 12 pm to 5 pm at the library. Let us know if you have items specifically for the auction. Call the office at 270-759-1884 if you need items picked up.

The 2016 HUMANE SOCIETY PET CALENDAR will debut at the Holiday Bazaar! You'll want a copy for yourself and others for gifts! The calendar is only $10 and is full of pet photos submitted by Humane Society supporters.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER on FRIDAY, NOV. 6 (10 am - 6 pm) or SATURDAY, NOV. 7 (9 am - 4 pm) or have questions about donating items to the bazaar, contact us at 270-759-1884 or email!

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

A Paint Your Pet Night has been scheduled for Friday, October 30th or November 20th from 6:30-9 p.m. at Creative Canvas located on the Court Square in Murray, KY. The cost for the evening is $35 and a portion of this ($5) will go towards the Humane Society of Calloway County Friends of the Shelter Fund. Call 270-761-5850 to reserve your spot!
     Paint Your Pet 4To participate in this evening, you will need to email a clear digital photo of your pet to 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. Please call to confirm your reservation at 270-761-5850 and that your photo has been received. You may leave a message.
     A digital photo is preferred, but if you only have a hard copy of a photo and would still like to participate, you will need to bring it to Creative Canvas no later than Monday of the week of your class. It still needs to be a clear photo (not dark or blurry) and the preferred size is 5 x 7. If it is smaller we will need to scan and print it out to that 5 x 7 size in order to be traced onto the canvas and need the time to do so. Any type of Pet can be painted!
     You do not have to be an artist to paint a lovely photo of your pet. Jill of 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.
    We hope to see you there!

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

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      

November 21, 2015 (Saturday)
DOGGIE DAY SPA & PET ID CLINIC - Animal Health Technology/Pre-Vet Club event
Carman Animal Health Center, 9 am - 2 pm, College Farm Road, Murray, Ky.
- MICROCHIP your pets for $10; Click here for details
- Dog Baths, Ear Cleaning & Nail Trim for $15; Click here for details
- CUSTOM ID TAGS made while you wait beginning at $3 each
- Dog DNA Tests for $70
- Click here for event flier     

December 12, 2015 (Saturday)
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 Friends of the Shelter & Cat Adoption Programs benefit
- Humane Society volunteers take & process the photos while you wait


2016 Humane Society Events Calendar

March 13 , 2016 (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

March 13, 2016 (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

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