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Franklin County TNR Clinic, March 29, 2019

The Franklin County Humane Society will be conducting a TNR (trap-neuter-return) clinic for feral cats on Friday, March 29, begiining at 8:00 a.m. You can make scheduling 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.

Warning for Pet Owners: FDA Alert Issued December 3, 2018, Potentially Toxic Levels of Vitamin D have been found in Several Dry Pet Foods

On December 3, 2018, the FDA issued an alert to veterinarians and pet owners, more specifically anyone who feeds dry dog foods to animals. Several brands of dry dog food that were sold nationwide across the U.S. contain excessive amounts of vitamin D. As pet owners and veterinarians know, too much vitamin D can cause kidney failure and be fatal to dogs.

The dry dog foods found to contain excessive vitamin D are from a specific contract manufacturer. However, this company's products are sold under a variety of brand names and the foods being investigated were sold nationwide in the U.S.

Foods currently under recall include:
*Abound Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe Dog Food (Kroger)
*ANF Lamb and Rice Dry Dog Food (ANF, Inc.)
*Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food (Nutrisca)
*Chicken and Potato Dry Dog Food (Natural Life Pet Products)
*ELM Chicken and Chickpea Recipe (ELM Pet Foods, Inc.)
*ELM K9 Naturals Chicken Recipe (ELM Pet Foods, Inc.)
*Evolve Chicken and Rice Puppy Dry Dog Food (Sunshine Mills, Inc.)
*Nature's Place Real Country Chicken and Brown Rice Dog Food (Ahold Delhaize)
*Nature's Promise Chicken and Brown Rice Dog Food (Ahold Delhaize)
*Orlando Grain-Free Chicken and Chickpea Superfood Recipe Dog Food (Lidl)
*Sportsman's Pride Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food (Sunshine Mills, Inc.)
*Triumph Chicken and Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food (Sunshine Mills, Inc.)

If your dog has consumed one of the foods listed above and shows any signs of excessive vitamin D ingestion, such as vomiting, increased thirst and urination, loss of appetite, and/or weight loss, contact your veterinarian immediately.

For details on the specific UPC numbers and "best by" dates of the recalled foods, you can see complete details of the FDA's recall list here.

The FDA also warns pet owners that additional recalls may be needed as the investigation continues.

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.

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.