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Upcoming TNR Clinics in Frankfort

The Franklin County Humane Society will be conducting a TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) Clinic on October 13. You can register cats for open spots now by calling or texting (502) 330-5582 or emailing Contact Jean Unglaub, volunteer coordinator at the FCHS if you'd like to help with the TNR program. For more information about TNR, read our article explaining the program and clinics.

Vintage Market Days to Benefit Lexington Humane Society

Join the fun at an upscale vintage market October 20-22 at the Lexington Horse Park. Search through the vintage treasures, enjoy the food and live music and help the Lexington Humane Society. Times for event are Friday and Saturday, October 20 and 21, 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Sunday, October 21, 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The Kentucky Horse Park is located at 4089 Iron Works Pike in Lexington, Kentucky.

Howl-O-Ween Cups for Pups to benefit the Scott County Humane Society

On Saturday, October 29, from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. join the fun at the Country Boy Brewery, 108 Corporate Blvd, Georgetown, KY. This is a free event that includes a corn hole tournament, Lunch Line food truck, drinks, bake sale, silent auction and more. The costume contests for humans and pets with prizes for the winners do have a $5 entry fee donation. Proceeds benefit the Scott County Humane Society. Visit their website for more details.

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.

Volunteers Needed in Frankfort

New Leash on Life, recently voted Frankfort's Favorite Thrift Store in the 2017 State-Journal Frankfort's Faves Competition, needs volunteers. If you can spare a few hours of time sometime between Tuesday and Saturday, the store needs help with stocking, cleaning, displays, research, picking up donations, and sales. Apply at the store, located at 415 W. Broadway, Frankfort, or call 502-352-2229 to learn more. This store is run by volunteers. Proceeds go to the Franklin County Humane Society.

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.
See the map, if you need directions.

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.