Cumo: The Paws Report, Jan. 21

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On The Paws Report today at 3:30 pm:

Meet Cumo, a handsome, distinguished looking gentleman who loves everyone. If you stop to give him a pet, he will ask you for a belly rub. And how could anyone resist? With his earnest face, gentle manners and cute boxy head, Cumo has stolen the hearts of many staff and volunteers at the Kentucky Humane Society. Cumo came to KHS in September, and had a very bad case heartworms. He went through heartworm treatment with flying colors. Heartworms are not contagious, and KHS will continue to treat him until he is heartworm negative, even after he is in his new home. If you have a dog at home, we recommend a “meet and great” to make sure Cumo and his new brother or sis will get along. Cumo is neutered, micro-chipped and up-to-date on vaccinations. Meet Cumo at the Kentucky Humane Society’s Main Campus, 241 Steedly Drive, Louisville KY. View all adoptable pets at www.kyhumane.org or call 502-366-3355 for more information.

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Also, today, January 21, three local animal welfare agencies – Louisville Metro Animal Services, Kentucky Humane Society, and Saving Sunny, with support from Best Friends Animal Society – launched an adoption awareness campaign called Pit Bull Dogs Are Family. KHS, LMAS and Saving Sunny are all Best Friends Network Partners and are working together to save lives.

This awareness campaign shows everyday people with their everyday dogs. Beth Andrews of Beth Andrews Fine Photography took beautiful photos of local families. The goal is to encourage more people to adopt pitties in our community.

The campaign can be seen in billboards and on 60 TARC buses.

Joan Shelley on 91.9

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Louisville musician Joan Shelley stopped by the studio before her performance at WFPK’s Winter Wednesday and performed two brand new songs for us. She also has a new album out called Electric Ursa.

Photos: Jason Isbell and Shovels & Rope on New Year’s Eve

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Photos courtesy of C. Michael Stewart

Tigress: The Paws Report, Jan. 14

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Today at 3:30 pm on The Paws Report meet Tigress:

Looking for a sweetie pie kitty? Come meet Tigress, a playful, happy, curious kitty who enjoys meeting new people. Tigress was very much loved by her owner, but a family member was quite allergic, so she came to the Kentucky Humane Society so we could find her the pur-fect home. Tigress is just a year and a half old, so she still has kitten qualities. Tigress is spayed, micro-chipped and up-to-date on vaccinations. Come meet this lovely kitty today at the Kentucky Humane Society’s East Campus, located at 1000 Lyndon Lane in Louisville. View all adoptable pets online at www.kyhumane.org or call 502-366-3355 for more information.

KHS is celebrating our biggest adoption year on RECORD: 6,747 dogs and cats in 2014! We saved 95% of all the animals we took in in 2014, and accomplished this while maintaining intakes of over 7,200.

WFPK’s Best of 2014 Lists

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WFPK’s staff has been busy narrowing down this year’s releases to their top 10, and you can see all of the lists in one spot.

Wolfie: The Paws Report, Jan. 7

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Our star for The Paws Report today at 3:30 pm is Wolfie:

Wolfie found his way to the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) because his owner was unable to care for him. It wasn’t long before the staff at KHS discovered that he was blind. When he first arrived, he flinched to the touch, was unsure of his surroundings, and walked with extreme caution. After a few days of TLC, yummy snacks, and lots of snuggles from KHS staff, he quickly settled in to his temporary office home. Since then, Wolfie has learned the lay of the land and easily navigates his space. He will find his person when he needs to potty and rarely has an accident. He knows his way through the building to his potty area and is perfectly content turning right around and heading back inside. He loves snacks and will happily bury his head in your lap for hugs. He has shared his office with cat and doggie friends without an issue; in fact he loves the company! Wolfie very quickly became a staff favorite, and once you meet him, you’ll understand why! Wolfie is a kind, loving and well-behaved boy. He is an absolute pleasure to have around. Blind dogs thrive in homes with families who don’t vary their routine much, since it can take them several days to acclimate to new surroundings. If you’re a bit of a homebody and need a couch potato pal, Wolfie may just be your guy! Wolfie is neutered, micro-chipped and up-to-date on his vaccinations. Come meet him at the KHS Main Campus, 241 Steedly Drive. For more on Wolfie or other adoptable pets, please call 502-366-3355 or visit kyhumane.org.