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Spotlight your pets - sent photos for 2015 Pet Calendar!

          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 2015 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.
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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. 15, 2014.

          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 8, 2014.

Photo Requirements:
·       Submit a digital photo, preferably, or a hard copy original photo that is no smaller 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 be highlighted 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.
·         Digital photos need to be well-focused, sharp images that are the highest quality you can provide.
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.Calendar Beagle

Ways to Enter:

1.   Email your digital photo(s) and the completed entry form to  The entry form is attached and 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.

2015 Calendar Entry Form

Entries must be in the Humane Society office by Sept. 15, 2014.

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

Doggie Day Spa & Pet ID Clinic - Sat., Sept. 13

           Murray State University's Animal Health Technology/Pre-veterinary Club is hosting a Doggie Day Spa and Pet ID Clinic on Sat., Sept. 13 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 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.
           Custom pet ID tags will be engraved on site beginning at $3 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 $60. 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.
            The mission of The Humane Society of Calloway County is to extend humane education, teaching kindness and concern for animals and humans alike; to relieve suffering and prevent cruelty to animals; to increase awareness of pet overpopulation and work to reduce it; to enrich our community through the promotion of quality of life for animals and people.
           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 or visit 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

2014 Humane Society Events Calendar

September 11, 2014 (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

September 11, 2014 (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

September 13, 2014 (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 $60
- Click here for event flier  

September 13 & 14, 2014 (Saturday & Sunday)
Pet$ense, 10 am - 2 pm on Saturday & 1 - 5 pm on Sunday, Hwy 121 N, Murray, Ky
- TO SEE PETS available for adoption, click here 

September 15, 2014 (Monday)
- Spotlight your pet in the 2015 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 20, 2014 (Saturday)

Tractor Supply, 10 am - 2 pm, Hwy 641 N, Murray, Ky
- MICROCHIP your pets for $10; Click here for details
- CUSTOM ID TAGS made while you wait beginning at $3 each
- TO SEE PETS available for adoption, click here 

October 5, 2014 (Sunday)
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 18, 2014 (Saturday)
Central Park Courthouse Pavilion, 11 am - 2 pm, Murray, Ky.
 - GAMES, ACTIVITIES & CONTESTS for dogs and their people
 - REFRESHMENTS for all - canine & human  
 - DEMONSTRATIONS – search & rescue and dog obedience
 - CUSTOM ID TAGS made while you wait starting at $3
 - MICROCHIP your pets for $10
 - More details to come!

November 7, 2014 (Friday)
Calloway County Library Community Room, 10 am - 5 pm  
- Donations accepted all day
- Volunteers welcome           

November 8, 2014 (Saturday)
- Calloway County Library Community Room, 9 am - 2 pm      


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