humanesociety@murray-ky.net
P.O. Box 764  Murray, KY 42071
(270) 759-1884

 

Home
Available for Adoption
Lost & Found
Programs
Events Calendar
Get Involved!
Photo Gallery
Library
Contact Info
 

 

© 2005-2014 Humane Society of
 Calloway County. All Rights Reserved.
Web services provided by
Kentucky Lake Productions, LLC

 

Events Calendar

Large Animal Emergency Rescue Training & Ropes Course -
May 11-15

Murray State University's Equine Center is sponsoring two large animal rescue programs on the MSU campus in May 2015. Technical Ropes Training will be May 11-12 and Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue (TLAER) is May 13-15, 2015.

Technical Ropes Training
May 11-12, 2015

LAT IMG 1089$100 per participant
20 slots available
Includes hands-on training, lunch each day and materials.

Topics include: Correct use of equipment for restraint and containment; Basic instruction on rescue ropes, knots and rope systems; A-frame/tripod set-up and use; Do's and don'ts of winches; Proper placement of leg ropes and hobbles.

Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue (TLAER)
May 13-15, 2015

LAT img_1201$450 per full participant (20 slots available)
Participants attend lectures and demonstration, are involved in hands-on training and receive operations certification for program completion from TLAER.
Fee includes three days and one evening of training, course book and t-shirt, lunch on all three days and dinner before the evening session.
$150 for auditors (30-50 slots available)
Auditors observe lectures, demonstrations and hands-on sessions but do not participate in the hands-on portion.
Fee includes three days and one evening of training, lunch on all three days and dinner before the evening session. Auditors may pay additional fees for book and t-shirt.

Topics include: Large animal emergency and disaster preparedness; Basic animal first aid; Trailer incident responses; Trailer incident response; Barn fire prevention; Manipulating recumbent animals; Vertical lift methods; Mud and water rescue; Night search-and-rescue.

To register, contact Dr. Shea Porr at (270) 809-6908 or cporr@murraystate.edu.

 

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.
 

2015 Humane Society Events Calendar

June 11, 2015 (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 11, 2015 (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 24, 2015 (Monday)
BARKAID 50 STATES TOUR - 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 after July 15, 2015
- More details to follow

September 10, 2015 (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 10, 2015 (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

November 6, 2015 (Friday)
HOLIDAY BAZAAR & BAKE SALE SET UP
Calloway County Library Community Room, 12 pm - 6 pm  
- Donations accepted
- Volunteers welcome           

November 7, 2015 (Saturday)
HOLIDAY BAZAAR & BAKE SALE  
- Calloway County Library Community Room, 9 am - 2 pm      

PET ASSISTED THERAPY INFORMATION & 2015 VISIT SCHEDULE - Click Here


Please direct questions or comments about the site to humanesociety@murray-ky.net.