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Events Calendar

Doggie Day Spa & Pet ID Clinic - Sat., Sept. 16

           Murray State University's Animal Health Technology/Pre-veterinary Club is hosting a Doggie Day Spa and Pet ID Clinic on Sat., Sept. 16  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.
           DDS LucyMurray 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.
           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.

Spotlight Your Pets - Send Photos for 2018 Pet Calendar Deadline - September 30, 2017

Does your dog strike a post when you bring out the camera? Does your cat smile when you say "cheese"? If so, the Humane Society of Calloway County would like to have your pets' photos in our high-quality, full-color 2018 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.

Calendar Krieb beagleEvery 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. 30, 2017.

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 at the Weaks Community Center on November 4, 2017. 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 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 from. It includes your name, address, phone numbers, email,Chantilly name of each pet, and method of payment. Submit your donation at www.ForThePets.org 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 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. Payment may be made by check, cash, credit or debit card in the office.

Entries must be in the Humane Society office by Sept. 30, 2017.

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.

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.
 

2017 Humane Society Events Calendar

April 1, 2017 (Saturday)
ANIMAL HEALTH & PET ID DAY - Animal Health Technology/Pre-Vet Club event  
Carmen Animal Health Technology Building, 8 am - 4 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 15, 2017 (Saturday)
7th 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

May 19, 2017 (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

May 20, 2017 (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 8, 2017 (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 8, 2017 (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

August 25, 2017 (Friday)
BARKAID NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2017 - 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
-
Click here for more details

September 6, 2017 (Wednesday)
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 7, 2017 (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 16, 2017 (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 16, 2017 (Saturday)
PET ADOPTION EVENT
at TRACTOR SUPPLY’S PET APPRECIATION EVENT

Tractor Supply, 10 am - 2 pm, Hwy 641 N, Murray, Ky
- TO SEE PETS available for adoption,
click here

September 28-30, 2017 (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.

September 30, 2017 (Saturday)
HUMANE SOCIETY 2018 PET CALENDAR PHOTO SUBMISSION DEADLINE
- Spotlight your pet in the 2018 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
- Click here for 2018 Photo Entry Form

October 7, 2017 (Saturday)
HAZEL DAY PARADE & BOOTH  
- Watch for Humane Society volunteers and their dogs in the parade
- Adoptable pets at Information Booth

October 8, 2017 (Sunday)
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
St. John’s Episcopal Church Memorial Garden, 1620 West Main St., 4 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 28, 2017 (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 3, 2017 (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 4, 2017 (Saturday)
HOLIDAY BAZAAR
NEW LOCATION
Weaks Community Center, 607 Poplar Street, 9 am - 2 pm      

November 4, 2017 (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 9, 2017 (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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