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Local Animal Shelter is Over-capacity
[Frankfort, KY, July 3, 2018] The Franklin County Humane Society in Frankfort, Kentucky is seeking immediate help. Due to a large number of animals brought in from five animal control seizures involving horrid situations, the shelter is over-capacity. More than 100 animals were brought in from the seizures alone. In addition, during the summer months, shelters typically receive large numbers of cats. The actual numbers the FCHS posted are 119 cats and 85 dogs processed in the last few weeks. This, of course, does not include the animals already at the shelter.
If you're considering adopting, now is a time of great need. If you cannot adopt, consider fostering an animal until a permanent home is found. If you can do neither of these, why not consider a donation to the shelter during this stressful time. Monetary donations can be made online, by phone or in person. The Franklin County Humane Society is located at 1041 Kentucky Ave. in Frankfort. The shelter is closed on Mondays. It is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m. and Sundays from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m.
You can also donate food. The shelter prefers Purina pet food products, including Cat Chow, Kitten Chow, Dog Chow and Puppy Chow.
Visit their website for more information.
Franklin County TNR Clinic, July 27
The Franklin County Humane Society will be conducting a TNR (trap-neuter-return) clinic for feral cats on Friday, July 27 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.
Dog Day at the Park (Louisville Slugger Field)
Take your dog out to the ballgame, Tuesday, August 21, 2018 as the Louisville Bats play the Toledo Mud Hens at Louisville Slugger Field.
For a $3 donation, you and your pup can sit in the VIP (Very Important Puppies) section and the first 500 dogs receive a special doggie bag.
Proceeds from the "dog tickets" go directly to support the Kentucky Humane Society. Human tickets cost $8 and the game starts at 6:30 p.m.
Come join the fun.
Yet More FDA Pet Food Alerts
The FDA released two pet food alerts the week of March 25. One was a notice on raw pet foods manufactured by Arrow Reliance. These also include ZooLogics Pet Food and Darwin's Natural Pet Products. Apparently, there has been a pattern of contamination in these brands. If your pets use these products, be sure and read the complete details of the alert on the FDA's website.
A second and separate alert was issued for Milo's Kitchen Pet Treats due to contamination with thyroid hormones. You can also read the full details of this particular alert on this FDA page.
Making a Difference Conference
An animal welfare conference will be held Friday, September 21, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky at the Clarion Hotel North. Presented by Making a Difference Now (MADN), features of this year's conference include the keynote address by Kenny Lamberti of The Humane Society of the United States; Marc Peralta of Best Friends Animal Society will be the featured presenter. Workshops will be conducted on animal rescue, volunteering and much more. For more details on the conference, visit MADN's (of Kentucky) website.
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.