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Vet Services and Pet Id Clinic - Sat., April 7

Murray State University animal health technology and pre-veterinary students and the Humane Society of Calloway County provide free and low cost pet identification and veterinary services to dogs and cats on Saturday, April 7. Proof of current rabies vaccination required for services.

          Murray State University's Animal Health Technology/Pre-veterinary Club and the Humane Society of Calloway County are hosting Animal Health Day and Pet ID Clinic on Sat., April 7 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Carman Animal Health. Carman Animal Health is on College Farm Road directly across from Calloway County High School. Proof of current rabies vaccination for pets more than 16 weeks old is required to receive services on this day.
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State animal health technology and pre-veterinary students will provide free physical exams for dogs and cats under the supervision of licensed veterinarians. Students will perform a heartworm test for dogs for $20 and feline leukemia (FELV) and feline immunodeficiency (FIV) tests for $20. They will bathe pets for $10 each, clean ears & trim nails for $8 and do fecal tests for $10. The spa package of a bath, nail trim and ear cleaning is $15. “The works” for dogs is $40 and for cats is $40. A special package for puppies under six months old is $20 and does not include a heartworm test. You will receive a report of all procedures done and the results to take to your personal veterinarian.
          The Humane Society will microchip dogs and cats 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 beginning at $4 each will be engraved on site and there will be a full line of collars, leashes and harnesses from Little Shop of Collars.
           
If you've always wondered what breed mix your dog might be, the Humane Society will have canine DNA test kits for $90. The cheek swab can be done that day or the kit can be completed and mailed from home. Besides being fun to know what breeds make up your dog, the information can be valuable for your veterinarian in anticipating any health issues prevalent in certain breeds of dogs.          
           Click here for a flier with all the details. Please print and post if you have a location.

Find Treasures at Humane Society's Annual Yard Sale - Apr. 21

  The annual Humane Society Yard Sale will be Sat., April 21  from 9 a.m. until approx. 2 p.m. It will be indoors at the Weaks Community Center at 607 Poplar Street. Set up is Fri., April 20 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
     As always, we need your help for another successful sale!
     First, we need items to sell. If you're doing some spring cleaning, you can bring donations to the Humane Society office at the Weaks Community Center during regular office hours (Mon. – Thurs. 10 a.m.a to 3p.m.) or any time Fri., April 20 between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. We can arrange for pick up and storage if you need to get the items out of your way before April 20. We do not accept clothing or TVs but can take just about anything else that our volunteers can handle. Unsold items that cannot be easily held for a future sale will be taken to Angel's Attic to benefit the local Angel's Clinic. If you have any questions, just ask!
    Next, we need volunteers for set up on Fri. and for the sale on Sat. If you have an hour or two (or more) that you can help, we would appreciate any time you can give us. Just let us know and we'll put you on the schedule. 
     Let your friends and neighbors know that we need donations --- as well as shoppers for the sale. Please post the yard sale flier if you have a location! 

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 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

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 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      

December 8, 2018 (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
- 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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