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Doggie Day Spa & Pet ID Clinic - Sat., Nov. 1

           Murray State University's Animal Health Technology/Pre-veterinary Club is hosting a Doggie Day Spa and Pet ID Clinic on Sat., Nov. 1 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.
            nail trimThe 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.

Donations & Shoppers Ready for Holiday Bazaar & Bake Sale –
Saturday, Nov. 8

The Humane Society’s Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale is Sat., Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Calloway County Public Library Community Room. The Society counts on proceeds from the bazaar to help support its many programs that assist animals in the community.

If you have a special talent for cooking or making crafts, the Humane Society appreciates donations of baked goods, handmade items or nice gift items. If you are an artist, we welcome your woodwork, stained glass items, paintings, etc. Donations will be accepted at the library between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7.

LisaMany wonderful items will be for sale:  baked goods of all sorts, homemade pet treats, jellies, jams and salsa, a variety of crafts, stuffed animals, ornaments, birdhouses and feeders, ceramics, needlework, etc.

“The Society’s bazaar and bake sale has always been one of the best in Murray,” says Humane Society Executive Director Kathy Hodge. “People look forward to it all year. They create handcrafted items, bake and find attic treasures to donate.”

“The generosity of our members and supporters make the bazaar a success,” Hodge explained. “We depend completely on donors to provide wonderful things to sell!”

Some special items will be chosen and marked with “Buy It Now” prices at the bazaar. If they are not sold at the bazaar, they will be placed on our online auction later in the month.

The Humane Society’s full-color, high-quality 2015 Pet Photo Calendar will go on sale for only $10 each at the Bazaar. The calendar is a perfect gift for your friends and family that will help the animals, too.

If you would like to volunteer on Nov. 7 or Nov. 8 or get information about donating items toChristmas the bazaar, contact the Humane Society at 270-759-1884 or email You can also visit our office at 607 Poplar Street Suite A-1 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Proceeds of the Bazaar support the Society’s ongoing programs including Animal Assistance which provides basic food, housing, veterinary care and other emergency measures for animals in crisis and Fixed for Life, a spay/neuter program, which helps support affordable spays or neuters to pets of those who qualify.

The doors to the Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale will open promptly at 9 a.m. on Sat., Nov 8.  Shoppers are encouraged to come early for the best selection.

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

November 1, 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

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     

December 13, 2014 (Saturday)
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
- Humane Society's Fixed for Life Spay/Neuter & Cat Adoption Programs benefit
- Humane Society volunteers take & process the photos while you wait


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