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Entries Open for Humane Society's 2014 Pet Photo Calendar
- Deadline Sept. 16

Does your dog strike a pose when you bring out the camera? Does your cat smile when you say "cheese?" The Humane Society of Calloway County is currently accepting photos of special pets to be in our high-quality, full-color 2014 Pet Calendar! To be in the calendar, there is a $25 donation for the first photo and $10 for each additional photo. There is no limit to the number of entries you can submit and your entry fee will support hundreds of pets in need that are still waiting for their moment to shine.

Twelve photos will be selected for special “Pet of the Month” placement. Every other photo submitted will appear on a date square somewhere on 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 - adoption date, birth date, memorial date... any date that is meaningful to you or your pet.

Photographs must be in the Humane Society office by Sept. 16, 2013.

All proceeds support the programs of the Humane Society of Calloway County.  Additional calendars will be available at the Humane Society’s Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale on November 9, 2013.

Photo Requirements:

·        Submit a digital photo, preferably, or a hard copy original photo that is no less than a 4 X 6” -- in horizontal (landscape) orientation. Only HORIZONTAL (LANDSCAPE) photo will be considered by the "Pet of the Month." Vertical photos will appear on dates 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 copyright release from the photographer with your entry.

 Note: Crystal Rogers, professional pet photographer, has given a blanket release for her photographs to be used in the Humane Society’s calendar.

·   Photos become the property of HSCC and cannot be returned.

·   Use a permanent felt tip pen to write your name, phone number and the name of your pet on the back of each photo.  Do not use a ballpoint pen, this dents the photo.

·   Digital photos must be well-focused, sharp images that are the highest quality you can provide.  Ideal digital photos suitable for “Pet of the Month” are 300 dpi (dots per inch) or larger or more than 1 MB in JPEG (JPG) or TIFF format.

·   Entries will be impartially judged.  Twelve photos will be chosen for Pet of the Month features.  Every photo submitted will be included in the calendar.

Ways to Enter:

1.   Email your digital photo(s) and the completed entry form to  Click here for the entry form. It includes your name, address, phone numbers, email, name of each pet, and method of payment.  Submit your donation at via PayPal or mail a check: $25 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.  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

3.   Deliver your digital or hard copy photo(s) to our office at 607 Poplar Street, Murray, KY 42071 along with the completed entry form attached here.  Payment may be made by check, cash, credit or debit card in the office.

Entries must be in the Humane Society office by Sept. 16, 2013.

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

Please print and post the 2014 Calendar flier if you have a location!

Schwan's Truckload Sale 3rd Saturday of Sept. and Oct. in Murray
Benefits The A

The Schwan's truck will be back in Murray on Sat., Sept. 21 and Sat., Oct. 19 at the parking lot of the Weaks Community Center at 607 Poplar Street from 9 a.m to 3 p.m! The Humane Society of Calloway County can earn from 10 to 20% of the event sales. Shop from hundreds of delicious products ranging from entrees, appetizers, frozen fruits and vegetables, desserts and ice cream treats on the truck. Payment can be made by Schwan's truckcash, check, credit card and EBT card. You can view products at

You can always just drop by the truck and you can even reserve products on line or on the phone at least two days ahead and your order will be boxed and ready for you to pick up and pay at the truck on the third Saturday! If you reserve products ahead, your order will be ready for you - no need to wait in line - and it will ensure that the items you want are on the truck.

Below are answers to some other frequently asked questions:

How can I find out what is available?
Visit www.schwan' or ask the Schwan's Rep for a catalog.

What kinds of products are offered?
Schwan's carries over 350 items ranging from entrees, appetizer, frozen fruits and vegetables, desserts and ice cream treats.

How do I order my products ahead?
*** Order Online at Click on Place an Order Online. Put in the Humane Society's campaign ID for that month. September's Campaign ID is 43939.
*** By phone at 1-888-SCHWANS (888-724-9267). Make sure to have the campaign ID for that month and your product codes from the website or catalog.
When you order your products ahead, they will be ready for you to pick up and you can ensure that you get exactly what you want. Pre-orders must be received 48 hours in advance.

We're excited that Schwan's is helping the Humane Society raise funds for the animals!

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

2013 Humane Society Events Calendar

September 16, 2013 (Wednesday)
- Spotlight your pet in the 2014 Pet Calendar
 - $25 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

September 21, 2013 (Saturday)
DOGGIE DAY SPA & PET ID CLINIC - Animal Health Technology/Pre-Vet Club event
Animal Health Technology Building, 9 am - 2 pm, College Farm Road, Murray, Ky.
- MICROCHIP your pets for $10 from 9 to 11 am; Click here for details
- Dog Baths, Ear Cleaning & Nail Trim for $10; Click here for details
- CUSTOM ID TAGS made while you wait begining at $3 each
- Dog DNA Tests for $60

September 21, 2013 (Saturday)
- Watch for Humane Society volunteers and their dogs in the parade

September 21, 2013 (Thursday)
Courthouse Pavilion Area of Central Park, 10 am - 2 pm, Murray, Ky.
- ACTIVITIES for children & families sponsored by many, many groups
   in the community
- HUMANE SOCIETY provides hotdogs, chips, beverages, desserts
- MEET HUMANE SOCIETY pets for adoption throughout the event

September 21, 2013 (Saturday)
607 Poplar Street, lot west of Weaks Community Center, 9 am - 3 pm, Murray, Ky.
- Shop from 100’s of delicious products!
- View products at
- Shop at the truck or...
- Order online at
  or at 1-888-SCHWANS (888-724-9267)
  at least 2 days ahead to have your order ready
- September Campaign ID is 43939.
- Click here for more details

September 26-28, 2013 (Thursday-Saturday)
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 for $4 each
- Collars, Leashes, Harnesses, etc.
- Pet-themed t-shirts

October 12, 2013 (Saturday)
Central Park Courthouse Pavilion, Murray, Ky.
- GAMES, ACTIVITIES & CONTESTS for dogs and their people
- COSTUME CONTEST for the canines                       
- REFRESHMENTS for all - canine & human  
- DEMONSTRATIONS – search & rescue and dog obedience
- CUSTOM ID TAGS made while you wait for $3 each
- MICROCHIP your pets for $10
- & Lots more!

October 13, 2013 (Sunday)
St. John’s Episcopal Church Memorial Garden, 1620 West Main St., 4 pm, Murray, Ky.
- CELEBRATE Feast Day of St. Francies, 12th century patron saint of animal
- BRING PETS on leashes or in cages to receive blessing
- REFRESHMENTS for pets and people

October 19, 2013 (Saturday)
Watch for Humane Society dogs for adoption & pet therapy teams
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

October 19, 2013 (Saturday)
607 Poplar Street, lot west of Weaks Communit Center, 9 am - 3 pm, Murray, Ky.
- View products at
- Shop at the truck or...
- Order online at
  or at 1-888-SCHWANS (888-724-9267)
  at least 2 days ahead to have your order ready
- Campaign ID will be posted here
- Click here for more details

November 8, 2013 (Friday)
Calloway County Library Community Room, 10 am - 5 pm  
- Donations accepted all day
- Volunteers welcome                                       

November 9, 2013 (Saturday)
- Calloway County Library Community Room, 9 am - 2 pm

December 7, 2013 (Saturday)
Pet therapy dogs and foster dogs celebrate the holidays in the annual parade 

December 14, 2013 (Saturday)
Weaks Community Center, 607 Poplar Street, 11 am to 5 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 benefits
- Humane Society volunteers take & process the photos while you wait


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