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Humane Society holds Doggie Easter Bone Hunt on Sat., March 28
Dogs sniff out treats and prizes at egg hunt especially for them

            Does your best friend have four legs, a wet nose, a dry tongue and sometimes drinks from the toilet? If he or she does, spend some quality time with your canine best friend at the Humane Society of Calloway County's Doggie Easter Bone Hunt on Sat., March 28 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Murray-Calloway County Central Park Courthouse Pavilion. You and your dog will enjoy this canine equivalent of an Easter egg hunt as the dogs sniff out treats and prizes especially for them.
             At 2:30 p.m., there will be an Easter Bonnet Parade for your dog to show off his or her best spring head wear.
            At 3:00 p.m., egg hunts will be held in separate areas for large and small dogs allowing the canines to ‘'hunt'’ doggie bones and plastic eggs with doggie bones, cookies and other special treats and prizes. For a $5 donation per dog, dogs will receive the treats they find. If your dog touches their nose to a treat or egg during the hunt, you can pick it up and put it in their basket – that is, of course, if your dog doesn't eat it first! The dog’s handler will receive an entry into a drawing for an Easter basket for either a large or small dog.
            The Easter Bunny will be on hand for photographs. For a $10 donation to the Humane Society, a photographer will take a 5X7 photograph of your dog(s) and family with the Easter Bunny and you are welcome to take your own photos as well. Your pooch can also enjoy paw painting a work of art for $10 or less per item.
            Humane Society volunteers will microchip your pet for $10 and you can have a custom pet ID tag engraved beginning at $3 while you wait.
            Bring your dog if he or she enjoys being around people and other dogs and is up-to-date on vaccinations. Your dog must be on a leash no longer than six-feet in length.
            If the weather on March 28 is very rainy or stormy, the event will be cancelled for 2015 and rescheduled for 2016. Please post the event flyer if you have a location!
For any questions regarding the Easter Bone Hunt, contact the Humane Society of Calloway County at 270-759-1884, or find us on Facebook.  You can also visit our office at 607 Poplar Street Suite A-1.


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

2015 Humane Society Events Calendar

March 12, 2015 (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

March 12, 2015 (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

March 28, 2015 (Saturday)
Central Park Courthouse Pavilion, 2 to 3:30 pm, Murray, Ky.
- DOGGIE BONE HUNT for $5 per dog at 3:00 pm
- Separate hunt areas for large and small dogs  
- PAW PAINTING                   
- REFRESHMENTS for all - canine & human  
- DRAWING for Easter baskets
- CUSTOM ID TAGS made while you wait beginning at $3
- MICROCHIP your pets for $10
- Click here to download Easter Bone Hunt Flier


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