Tammy: The Paws Report, Feb. 10

Tammy

Today at 3:30 on The Paws Report:

Meet Tammy, an adorable, seven-month-old kitten who came to the Kentucky Humane Society when her owners were no longer able to care for her. Now she’s ready for a family that will love her for the rest of her days! Tammy is a tiny kitten, weighing only five pounds, with a beautiful orange and white coat. Her favorite thing in the world is when her staff and volunteer friends come to play with her and give her a good scratch under the chin. This loveable girl knows no stranger and really just wants someone to love and play with, could that person be you? If so, come meet her today! Tammy is spayed, micro-chipped and up-to-date on all vaccinations. Come visit Tammy today at the Kentucky Humane Society’s Main Campus, 241 Steedly Drive in Louisville. Learn about all our adoptable pets at www.kyhumane.org or call 502-366-3355.

Also, in honor of Valentine’s Day, February 1-15, 2016, KHS will be offering some of their “lonely hearts” for a reduced adoption fee! All cats one year and older apply on this promotion along with select dogs who have been waiting a while for their forever homes.

Winter is here, and we need to pay close attention to the weather and to our pets. Here are some tips to
help ensure your pet’s safety this winter season:

Don’t leave pets outside. If it’s too cold for you, it’s too cold for them. It doesn’t take long for a pet to
get frostbite in subfreezing temperatures.

When the weather is cold, limit your pet’s time outdoors and find ways to keep him or her active with indoor fun.
When pets go outside, watch for spilt antifreeze. This liquid is poisonous but tastes sweet, so pets are
likely to give it a taste.

Also, watch out for salt and chemical melting products. Wipe down your pet’s feet carefully when you return inside to ensure no chemicals cling to his or her fur and get ingested.

While outside, don’t let your dog off leash. The snow and cold can mask scents, making it difficult for
your dog to find his way home.

Puppies can have more difficulty with house training in the cold. If they have not gotten into the habit of
pottying outside, it may be quicker and easier on them – and you – if you paper train them now and ease them into outside pottying when the weather warms.

If you are a caregiver for community unowned cats, make sure they have access to a warm shelter. There are directions on Alley Cat Advocates’ website, that explain how to use a Rubbermaid container to create a warm, wind-proof nest for them to use during the cold season. Outdoor cats need more calories to keep warm in winter, so increase their food, and be sure they have access to clean, unfrozen water.

While on the subject of community cats, tap on your hood or honk your horn before starting your engine on cold days. Outdoor cats sometimes find the engine block of a car warm and will curl up to sleep in your car. Give them warning before you start your engine.

By keeping your pets indoors as much as possible and by providing proper care for community cats, you can help keep animals safe during the winter.

Sox: The Paws Report, Feb. 3

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On The Paws Report today at 3:30:

Sox is a 10-year-old Labrador Retriever/Hound mix who was surrendered to the Kentucky Humane Society when her owners moved and could not take her with them. She had spent her whole life with one owner in a home, and Sox finds being at the shelter to be quite stressful. Sox loves it when she receives visitors in her room at the Kentucky Humane Society’s East Campus. The staff say Sox is a very sweet-natured girl who just wants a chance to have a family of her own again. Sox has lived with other dogs and did well with them, so if you are interested in adoption and have another dog at home, she would love to meet them. Sox is house-trained and walks wonderfully on a leash. She is spayed, microchipped and up-to-date on vaccinations. Meet this senior sweetheart at the KHS East Campus, 1000 Lyndon Lane in Louisville. View all all adoptable pets online at www.kyhumane.org or call 502-366-3355 for more information.

Sox is part of our “lonely hearts” adoption special in February.

Charlie: The Paws Report, Jan. 20

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Today on the Paws Report at 3:30:

Looking to adopt a sweet, loving, easy-going dog who has lived through terrible neglect and is now ready for his forever home? You must meet Charlie! This senior miniature poodle came to the Kentucky Humane Society in October. When he arrived, he was in awful condition. The fur around his eyes was so matted and filthy that our veterinary team was unsure if he even had eyes. When our team shaved off the painful mats, they discovered he had a severe eye infection that caused the skin around his eyes to decay. Poor Charlie had been living in constant pain. Charlie was immediately placed on pain medications and antibiotic pills and ointment.

A staff member brought him home so Charlie could start to heal in a foster home. With such deep wounds in such a sensitive area, the healing process was very slow. Each day, poor Charlie had to ensure eye drops and ointments, and his eyes had to be gently wiped clean. Through it all, Charlie was a trooper. After over a month of constant care, Charlie no longer needed to wear a cone, and he no longer needed pain medications. He started to enjoy life. He loved going for walks with the other dog in the house, and he loved getting to know new people, dogs and cats. His foster mom knew he was finally feeling like himself when he started to play bow and invited his foster family to play with him in the evenings. He now happily zooms around the house, barking playfully and inviting everyone “chase” with him; his “zoomies” last about five minutes, and then he’s ready to go back to doing what he loves best: taking a winter nap next to his people.

Charlie is a perfect gentleman in his foster home. He happily meets new people and animals. He loves to go for walks, to play “chase,” and to sleep. If there was an award for best sleeper, Charlie would be a top contender! Charlie is a balanced buddy and is very easy going. He happily goes wherever his foster mom takes him, but he’s also content to be at home, sleeping on a comfy bed.

View all our adoptable animals at www.kyhumane.org or call 502-366-3355 for more information.

Sabrina: The Paws Report, Jan. 27

Sabrina

Today on The Paws Report at 3:30:

Meet three-year-old Sabrina, a sweet and petite feline looking for her place in the sunshine. This adorable, six pound girl came to the Kentucky Humane Society from an overcrowded shelter with no room for poor Sabrina. Now she’s looking for a family where she’ll fit in perfectly! Sabrina is definitely a lover, not a fighter. She enjoys snuggling up in her human’s arms and will even give you hugs if you ask politely. She’s playful too! Being the size of a kitten has its benefits, and Sabrina loves taking advantage of all of them. She’ll burrow down into her blankets to get warm and will squeeze herself into any nearby box or bed. While Sabrina loves spending time with everyone at the shelter, she truly misses having a family of her own. Her ideal home would be with a family who will let her run and play, but will be ready to snuggle when the time comes for it. Do you have the time and desire to give this feline a second chance at life? Sabrina is spayed, micro-chipped and up-to-date on all vaccinations. Come visit her today at the Kentucky Humane Society’s Main Campus, 241 Steedly Drive in Louisville. Learn about all our adoptable pets at www.kyhumane.org or call 502-366-3355.

The Kentucky Humane Society is assisting the Derby Dinner Playhouse in a casting call for their musical production, Legally Blonde. One of our canine behavior trainers will be assessing local dogs for the roles of “Bruiser,” a Chihuahua, and “Rufus,” a Bulldog. Local dogs and their owners will be at the casting call on Saturday, January 30, 10 a.m. till noon.

Bella: The Paws Report, Jan. 13

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Today on The Paws Report at 3:30:

Meet Bella, a goofy eight-month-old Pit Bull Terrier mix with big soulful eyes and a habitual frown. Despite her comical physical traits, Bella is a happy girl who loves long walks, playing fetch and cuddling up beside her human friends. This sweet and shy puppy arrived at the Kentucky Humane Society when a nice family found her roaming the streets. Bella was suffering from Demodectic mange, a skin issue that is not contagious to other pets or people. While the family loved Bella very much, due to size restrictions in their apartment, they decided to surrender Bella to the Kentucky Humane Society so we could treat her condition and find her a loving home where she can run and stretch her legs. According to her former family, Bella is a smart girl who loves to learn new things. At the shelter, she’s already mastered sit, down, stay and will even play fetch. All in all, Bella is a sweet and active dog looking for a family she can settle down with. She has lived with other dogs as well as cats, and seems to do very well with both. Bella is spayed, micro-chipped and up-to-date on all vaccinations. Do you have room in your home and life for this adorable girl? If so, come fall in love with her today at the Kentucky Humane Society’s Main Campus, 241 Steedly Drive in Louisville. View all adoptable pets online at www.kyhumane.org or call 502-366-3355 for more information.

We have lots of dog training classes to help pets and their owners start the new year off on the right “paw.” KHS offers puppy classes, basic manners classes, a wallflowers class for shy dogs and many other classes designed to address specific behavior problems. We are also offering in-home classes while owners are away at work.

New this year, KHS offers a Therapy Dog Prep class:

Do you have a well-mannered dog with a lot of love to give? Becoming a pet therapy team is a great way to give back to the community! Therapy Dog Prep will help you ready your dog for therapy certification by proofing obedience behaviors, introducing real life distractions, and teaching new skills necessary for visits. Pre-requisites: Manners for Life or equivalent basic obedience course or recommendation from a KHS trainer. Dogs must be at least 6 months of age with no history of aggression or reactivity towards humans or other dogs.

Holly: The Paws Report, Jan. 6

Holly

Today at 3:30 for The Paws Report:

Three-year-old Holly is a sweet and silly Jack Russell Terrier mix looking for a family to call her own. Holly made her way to the Kentucky Humane Society in December, after transferring from an overcrowded shelter with no room for her. Since arriving, Holly has quickly become a staff and volunteer favorite! She’s an adorable goofball who loves giving kisses, receiving pets and going for long walks with her human companions. Holly is a petite girl who weighs less than twenty pounds, which is great because she loves to sit in her human’s lap! Do you have the time and desire to teach this young pup some new tricks? If so, come meet Holly today! Holly is spayed, micro-chipped and up-to-date on all vaccinations. Come visit her today at the Kentucky Humane Society’s Main Campus, 241 Steedly Drive in Louisville. Learn about all our adoptable pets at www.kyhumane.org or call 502-366-3355.

The PEDIGREE Foundation recently awarded KHS an Innovation Grant for our new PROUD training program. PROUD (Patriot Rehabilitation of Untrained Dogs) is a foster-based program that pairs veterans and active military personnel and their families with shelter dogs that exhibit behavioral issues that can make them more challenging to adopt. We are currently seeking veterans, active duty military, reservists and National Guard members, military dependents and Gold Star Families to join PROUD. KHS provides all basic supplies; military handlers provide a temporary home, training, structure and love. The first PROUD orientation is Wednesday, January 13.