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Tails and Ales, a Fundraiser for the Lexington Humane Society
The 11th annual Tails and Ales beer-tasting event will be held Friday, March 9, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort and Spa, located at 1800 Newtown Pike, Lexington, Kentucky. This event will include live music by Ben Lacy and Kenny Owens and Group Therapy. For more information and to register, visit the event webpage.
Yet Another Recall Involving Popular Pet Foods
A recent pet food recall involves popular brands of the J.M. Smucker Company. The brands affected include Gravy Train, Kibbles 'N Bits, Skippy and Ol' Roy. If you or someone you know feeds pets any of these products, be sure and read the full FDA alert notification here.
Franklin County TNR Clinic
The Franklin County Humane Society will be conducting a TNR (trap-neuter-return) clinic for feral cats on Friday, March 9 begiining at 8:00 a.m. All cats in this clinic must be prescheduled. You can make arrangements by calling (502) 330-5582 or email FranklinTNR@gmail.com. The clinic will be located at 213 East Main Street, Frankfort, Kentucky. For more information, read our post on the local TNR program.
FDA Announces Two Pet Food Recalls
The FDA recently posted notices of two pet food recalls and an investigation into what appears to be a pattern of contamination in specific pet foods. One recall involved a salmonella outbreak that is linked to Raws for Paws ground turkey in pet foods. The second recent recall involves the pattern of contamination found in foods made by Arrow Reliance, Inc. The contaminated pet foods include Darwin's Natural pet food products and ZooLogics pet food products.
If you or someone you know uses the pet foods mentioned, be sure and read the notices in their entirety. The one on Raws for Paws is on the FDA's website here and the one about Darwin's Natural pet products and ZooLogics pet food products is on the FDA's website here.
6th Annual Celebrity Waiters' Dinner and Silent Auction
Get your tickets and mark your calendar for the 6th Annual Celebrity Waiters' Dinner and Silent Auction to benefit the Franklin County Humane Society in Frankfort, Kentucky. The humane society is offering a $10 discount per ticket, if you purchase tickets early, by April 1.
The dinner and auction will be held at the Frankfort Country Club, 101 Duntreath St, on Saturday, April 21, 2018 with cocktail hour and the silent auction beginning at 6:00 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m.
Visit the humane society's website for more information. From there you can click through to see a list of waiters, baskets and items in the auction as they become available and also purchase tickets on site.
More information will be posted here in the announcements as the date nears.
The Lexington Humane Society Constant Companion Program
If you sign up to become a Constant Companion for the animals at the Lexington Humane Society, you show your support through a monthly donation. For example, in the weekly newsletter from LHS, the organization writes that by donating $25 each month, your donation will provide 125 meals to animals in the shelter. The Lexington Humane Society takes in thousands of animals annually and works toward finding each one a forever home.
If you'd prefer to offer a one-time donation, check out the options on the organization's website and learn what various dollar amounts will provide for the shelter animals. For example, a donation of $250.00 will cover the spay or neuter surgeries for five animals during the adoption process. Think of how far five surgeries will go in preventing the birth of unwanted animals.
The main campus of the LHS, located at 1600 Old Frankfort Pike in Lexington, is open Monday through Thursday and Saturdays noon to 6:00 p.m.; Fridays noon to 8:00 p.m. and Sundays 1:00 until 5:00 p.m. Administrative offices are open Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Play Bingo for the Animals
Pawsome Bingo, Sponsored by No Kill Louisville. Every Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 10:30 p.m. at J-Town Bingo, 9125 Galene Dr., Louisville.
Help a Horse
Have you thought about getting a horse? If so, please consider adopting a horse that needs a home. The Kentucky Humane Society has horses ready for adoption into a forever home. If you cannot adopt and would like to help in some other way, how about sponsoring a horse? You can choose a specific horse and pay what you can. Donations go for feed, housing, training and veterinary care. Have a look at the horses the KHS has ready for adoption and see if you want to help.
Shop and Support Local Animals
The New Leash on Life Thrift Store, located at 415 W Broadway in downtown Frankfort, offers a variety of merchandise including unique and vintage items with an inventory that regularly changes. All proceeds from this store go to the Franklin County Humane Society.
Operated by volunteers, the New Leash on Life is open to customers Fridays and Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Donations are accepted on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and also during store hours on Fridays and Saturdays.
For more information, visit their Facebook page.
If you're interested in a new pet, be sure and check out Adoptable Pets in Frankfort, KY.
A note from Barbara:
In the Twitter feed above, you will notice the list has nine members -- the Kentucky Humane Society, Lexington Humane Society, Woodford Humane, Scott County Humane Society, Indy Humane, Holly's Place, United States Humane Society, SPCA Cincinnati, and Humane Society International.
When you see the Twitter name simply as "Humane Society" on posts, this is the official Twitter feed of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). SC Humane Society is the Scott County Humane Society in Georgetown
The Kentucky Humane Society uses "KY Humane Society" on Twitter and "Indy Humane" is the official Twitter account of the Humane Society of Indianapolis. Holly's Place in Lawrenceburg tweets about the animals available for adoption at the Anderson Humane Society in Lawrenceburg, which does not use Twitter. The remainder appears self-explanatory.
Owen County Friends of Animals, a no-kill shelter located on Old Monterey Rd, Owenton does not use Twitter but you can connect with them through the organization's Facebook page. The same goes for the Henry Trimble County Animal Shelter, they do not use Twitter but do use Facebook. This shelter is located near the Valley View Landfill in Sulphur, Kentucky near the Valley View Landfill and serves both Henry and Trimble counties as the name implies.
Please note that my local humane society, Franklin County, does not use Twitter and the Shelby County Humane Society has a Twitter account, not used since 2013. If you know of others you think we should include here, just let us know. These I chose because I follow them on Twitter and the accounts are quite active. I can personally attest that spreading messages for animals in need helps every day.