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Spotlight Your Pets - Send Photos for Humane Society's
2019 Calendar!
Submission deadline Sept. 17, 2018.

Now is the time to gather up and submit your past or present pet photos for the Humane Society's high-quality, full-color 2019 Pet Calendar!
To be in the calendar, there is a $30 donation for the first photo and $10 for each additional photo (applicable taxes are included in the pricing). There is no limit to the number of entries you can submit and your entry fee Calendar beagle kriebwill support hundreds of pets in need that are still waiting for their moment to shine.

Every photo submitted will appear in the calendar either on a date block within the calendar or, if selected, as one of the 12 pets of the month. Photographs must be in the Humane Society office by Sept. 17, 2018.

Twelve photos will be selected for special "Pet of the Month" placement. Every other photo submitted will appear on a date square within 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 - commemorate an adoption date, birth date of person or pet, memorial date ... any date that is meaningful to your or your pet. You might enter photos of the pets of friends or families and ask for placements on special dates.

All proceeds will benefit pets in our community who are not fortunate enough to have families to care for them.  Calendars will be on sale for $10 each at the Humane Society's Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale at the Weaks Community Center on November 3, 2018. You receive one calendar at no charge with your photo entry.


Photo Requirements

  • Submit a digital photo, preferably, or a hard copy original photo that is no less than 4" X 6".
  • Only HORIZONTAL or LANDSCAPE (Like this ) photos are able to be considered for "Pet of the Month" placement because of the format of the calendar. Vertical photos will be highlighted on date blocks 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 release from the photographer with your entry.
  • Photos become the property of the Humane Society of Calloway County and are not guaranteed to be returned.
  • Digital photos need to be well-focused, sharp images that are the highest quality you can provide for the best reproduction.
  • Twelve photos will be chosen for Pet of the Month placement by an impartial panel of judges. Every photo submitted will be included in the calendar.


Ways to Enter

1. EMAIL
your digital photo(s) and the completed entry form to humanesociety@murray-ky.net. Click here for the entry form which includes your name, address, phone numbers, email, name of each pet, and method of payment. Submit your donation at www.ForThePets.org via PayPal or mail a check: $30 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. Click here for the 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 www.ForThePets.org.

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

Entries must be in the Humane Society office by Sept. 17, 2018.

Please print our 2019 Photo Calendar Flier and post if you have a location.

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


Doggie Day Spa & Pet ID Clinic - Sat.,
Sept.
8

           Murray State University's Animal Health Technology/Pre-veterinary Club is hosting a Doggie Day Spa and Pet ID Clinic on Sat., Sept. 8  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 for dogs old enough to receive the 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.
            The 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.
           Little Shop of Collars will be engraving custom pet ID tags 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 $90. 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.
           All pricing includes applicable Kentucky sales tax.
           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 like us on Facebook.

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.
 

2018 Humane Society Events Calendar

March 8, 2018 (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
- Minimum two puppy vaccines required
- 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 8, 2018 (Thursday)
AKC CANINE GOOD CITIZEN DOG OBEDIENCE CLASS - CLASS IS FULL
Register now for next session beginning June 7, 2018

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

March 10 & 11, 2018 (Saturday & Sunday)
BASIC WILDLIFE REHAB COURSE
Animal Health Technology Building, College Farm Road, Murray, Ky.
- For both novice and experienced rehabilitators seeking formal education
- 1 1/2 days lecture; 1/2 day lab
- Introductory course - topics include wildlife rehab, basic anatomy, calculation drug dosages, handling & physical restraint, shock cycle, initial care & physical exam, housing and more
- FEE: $250 or $260 depending on how you receive your book
- Click here for more details
- Click here for event flyer

March 31, 2018 (Saturday)
8th ANNUAL DOGGIE EASTER BONE HUNT
Central Park Courthouse Pavilion, 2 to 3:30 pm, Murray, Ky.
- EASTER BONNET PARADE at 2:30 pm
- DOGGIE BONE HUNT for $5 per dog at 3:00 pm
- Separate hunt areas for large and small dogs  
- PHOTOS WITH THE EASTER BUNNY for $10
- PAW PAINTING (weather & volunteers permitting)                 
- DRAWING for Easter baskets
- CUSTOM ID TAGS made while you wait beginning at $4
- MICROCHIP your pets for $10
- Click here to download Easter Bone Hunt Flier

April 7, 2018 (Saturday)
ANIMAL HEALTH & PET ID DAY - Animal Health Technology/Pre-Vet Club event  
Carmen Animal Health Technology Building, 8 am - 3 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 $4
- CANINE DNA TEST for $90
- Click here for more details
- Click here to download Animal Health Day Flyer

April 20, 2018 (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 21, 2018 (Saturday)
ANNUAL YARD SALE
NEW LOCATION: Weaks Community Center, 9 pm - 2 pm, Poplar Street, Murray, Ky.
- Donations from many households!
- Volunteers needed
- Call 270-759-1884 or email humanesociety@murray-ky.net

June 7, 2018 (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 7, 2018 (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 6, 2018 (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 6, 2018 (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

September 7, 2018 (Friday) 
BARKAID NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2018 - comes to Murray
The Mane Event, 9 am - 6 pm, 305 North 12th Street, Murray, Ky.
- Mission: Raise awareness for local shelters and organizations that help animals
- Master Hairstylist Patrick Lomantini will be there
- Suggested donation for haircut or trim: $20
- Fundraiser for Humane Society of Calloway County
- Email ForThePets@yahoo.com for an appointment

September 8, 2018 (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.
*** PROOF OF CURRENT RABIES REQUIRED ***
- 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 $4 each
- Dog DNA Tests for $90
- Click here for event flier   

September 17, 2018 (Saturday)
HUMANE SOCIETY 2019 PET CALENDAR PHOTO SUBMISSION DEADLINE
- Spotlight your pet in the 2019 Pet Calendar
- $30 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
- Click here for 2019 Photo Entry Form

September 27-29, 2018 (Thursday-Saturday)
PET ID at BARBECUE ON THE RIVER  
Thursday & Friday: noon - 11 pm, Saturday: 9 am - 11 pm
Little Shop of Collars Booth, Broadway near Flood Wall, Paducah, Ky.
- CUSTOM ID TAGS made while you wait starting at $5 each
- Collars, Leashes, Harnesses, etc.

October 6, 2018 (Saturday)
HAZEL DAYS PARADE  
- Watch for Humane Society volunteers and their dogs in the parade
- Meet adoptable dogs and puppies at our booth

October 7, 2018 (Sunday)
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
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 27, 2018 (Saturday)
MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY HOMECOMING PARADE  
Watch for Humane Society dogs for adoption
with the Animal Health Technology & Pre-Vet Club in the parade!
9:30 am - Parade begins at Briggs & Stratton, ends at 15th Street on MSU campus

November 2, 2018 (Friday)
HOLIDAY BAZAAR SET UP
NEW LOCATION Weaks Community Center, 1 pm - 8 pm,  607 Poplar St., Murray, Ky. 
- Donations accepted all day
- Volunteers welcome                                       

November 3, 2018 (Saturday)
HOLIDAY BAZAAR
NEW LOCATION
Weaks Community Center, 607 Poplar Street, 9 am - 2 pm    

November 10, 2018 (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.
*** PROOF OF CURRENT RABIES REQUIRED ***
- 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 $4 each
- Dog DNA Tests for $90
- Click here for event flier 
 

December 8, 2018 (Saturday)
SANTA CLAWS PHOTO EVENT
Weaks Community Center, 607 Poplar Street, 11 am to 3 pm, Murray, Ky.
- Framed DIGITAL 4X6 PHOTO with Santa for $10
- Photograph with your pets and/or human family
- Take photos with your own camera with purchase of a photo
- Humane Society's Friends of the Shelter & Cat Adoption Programs benefit
- Humane Society volunteers take & process the photos while you wait

 

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