AHT/Pre-Vet Club’s Mutt Strut benefits Humane Society -
Sat., April 11 (Pre-registration through Mon., March 30)
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
Humane Society of Calloway County's
Doggie Easter Bone Hunt
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
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.
The Murray State University’s Animal
Health Technology/Pre-Veterinary Medicine Club (AHT/Pre-Vet Club) is
sponsoring the second Mutt Strut, a 5K run and 1
mile dog walk to benefit the Humane Society of Calloway County
and the AHT/PVC Saturday, April 11th at 15th
and Olive Streets at the gate to the Murray State campus.
5K Run will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the Walk at 9:30 a.m.
Pre-Registration is open through Monday, March 30 and
pre-registration will ensure that you receive the race t-shirt of
your choice. Pre-Race Day registration is $25 for the 5K Run and $15
for the 1 Mile Dog Walk. Race day registration begins at 7:30 a.m.
and is $30 for the 5K run and $20 for the 1 mile dog walk. Race day
registrants will receive a t-shirt as long as supplies last. Prizes
will be given in various categories for both the run and walk.
form and is available at the
Humane Society office at the Weaks Community Center from 10 am to 3
pm on Monday through Thursday,
and at the Animal Health Office in the Carman Animal Health Building
on College Farm Road from 8 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday.
Well-socialized canines are welcome to
participate in the Mutt Strut. Canine participants must have
proof of current rabies vaccinations. Humane Society adoptable
dogs will join the walk. The Humane Society will also microchip
dogs for only $10.
The run and walk courses begin at the
Murray State University Gate at 15th and Olive Streets.
The dog walk proceeds west through campus to 17th Street
then comes back east through campus to the starting point. The 5K
runners will go South on 15th Street, west on Sycamore,
north on 18th Street, east on Ryan and Calloway Avenues,
then through the center of campus back to the starting location.
Maps of both courses are available below.
Community Service Chair of the AHT/Pre-Vet Club, Danyelle Harding,
is coordinating the event.
“The AHT/Pre-Vet Club wanted to do something to help animals,
to give back to the community and give dog owners a place to strut
their mutts,” says Harding. “The run and walk will do that through
fundraising and awareness-raising for the Humane Society and will be
a fun event for people to participant in with their canine family
The AHT/Pre-Vet Club’s main goal is to provide
extracurricular opportunities in animal health and veterinary
medicine. Students hear speakers from across the country discussing
issues in large animals, equine and small animal care programs,
participate in campus activities and host community wide events.
For additional information about the Mutt Strut,
email Harding at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Humane Society at
270-759-1884 or email
Help us spread the word! Please print and post the
Mutt Strut flier if you have a location!
Download Mutt Strut
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5K & 1 Mile Dog Walk Maps
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
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
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
For more information on microchip IDs,
click here or contact the
Humane Society at 270-759-1884 or
2015 Humane Society Events Calendar
March 28, 2015 (Saturday)
5th 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
- REFRESHMENTS for all - canine & human
- DRAWING for
- CUSTOM ID TAGS made while you wait beginning at
- MICROCHIP your pets for $10
Click here to
download Easter Bone Hunt Flier
April 11, 2015 (Saturday)
5K RUN and 1 MILE DOG WALK
SPONSORED BY Murray
State University AHT/Pre-Vet Club
15th & Olive Streets at Murray
State University Gate, Murray, Ky.
BENEFITS Humane Society of
Calloway County & AHT/Pre-Vet Club
- MICROCHIP your pets for $10;
Click here for details
- HUMANE SOCIETY DOGS FOR ADOPTION
Registration Form here
Event Flier here
Event Map here
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