Idella: The Paws Report, June 28

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Today on the Paws Report at 3:30:

Meet seven-year-old Idella, a gorgeous, full-figured gal in need of some love. This cat-nip crazy feline came to the Kentucky Humane Society in April when a family member became allergic to her, and she has been looking for a kind family to love ever since. Idella is a playful girl who loves, loves, loves toys! Give her a noisy toy to chase and she’ll be your best friend in no time. While Idella has tested positive for FIV, that doesn’t mean she can’t live a healthy, normal life. Her status does mean she should be either the only cat in the home or she should live with other cats who are also FIV positive. If you are looking for a lover of a cat, please come pay our Idella a visit. We know she’d love to see you! Idella is spayed, micro-chipped and up-to-date on all vaccinations. Meet her at the Kentucky Humane Society’s Main Campus, 214 Steedly Drive in Louisville. View all adoptable pets at www.kyhumane.org or call 502-366-3355 for more information.

We also will discuss July 4th pet safety tips! More pets are lost around July 4th than any day.

Mateo: The Paws Report, June 21

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Today at 3:30 on The Paws Report:

Meet easy-going Mateo, a four-year-old Shepherd mix. He is loving and inquisitive. He loves to go on walks and investigate the wide world. He also thinks of himself as a lap dog in spite of his size. Mateo came from an overcrowded shelter, so the staff are still learning all about him. What we can say is that he is a love-bug and a great friend who wants very much to find his forever home. Could it be with you? Mateo is neutered, micro-chipped and up-to-date on his vaccinations. Come meet him today at the Kentucky Humane Society’s Main Campus, 241 Steedly Drive. For more on Mateo or any of our adoptable pets, please call 502-366-3355 or visit kyhumane.org.

Also, this Friday, June 24, is Take Your Dog to Work Day! We have a few tips on how to ensure this day is safe and fun for everyone!

Stevie & Abner: The Hooves Report, June 14

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Today at 3:30 for the Paws…I meant The Hooves Report, meet:

From the Kentucky Humane Society’s Equine CARE program we have two special guests on today’s Paws Report: Abner, an orphaned Thoroughbred foal, and Stevie, a special needs horse. They will stop by the station along with Bryce Gill, KHS Equine Development Manager. Abner and Stevie were both rescued by KHS’ Equine CARE program, which is dedicated to helping the state’s at-risk companion or recreational horses. Learn more about these horses and KHS’ newest animal program today at 3:30 p.m.

Abner is a Thoroughbred foal who was orphaned at birth in early February 2016 when his mother had severe birthing complications and was too weak and physically compromised to nurse her baby. The veterinarian called the Kentucky Humane Society’s Equine CARE (connect, assist, rescue, educate) Program to ask us to take the foal, since KHS has experience saving orphaned foals. At just two days old, Abner was very fragile when he arrived at KHS. He required round-the-clock feedings and care by our equine staff and volunteers. Abner was adopted by Mary Rose and Brett Cissell, who own Dark Horse Training Center in Shelbyville; Mary Rose is an experienced horse trainer, and many of our horses are trained by Mary Rose to ready them for adoption.

Stevie is a special needs adult horse. She has an insulin disorder so she cannot eat regular grass. She was also recently adopted.

The Kentucky Humane Society’s Equine CARE program is dedicated to helping Kentucky’s at-risk companion or recreational horses regardless of breed – those who typically don’t have advocates. We help horses in crisis, such as orphaned foals like Abner, and special needs horses like Stevie. We also assist at-risk free-roaming horses in Eastern Kentucky and offer free gelding clinics to help reduce the number of unwanted horses. This spring KHS opened the KHS Equine CARE Rescue Barn, where many of our horses are cared for.

People can learn more about our Equine CARE program at www.kyhumane.org/horses or by following us on facebook, www.facebook.com/khsequine.

Shiloh: The Paws Report, June 7

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Today at 3:30 for The Paws Report:

Meet Shiloh, a pretty one-year-old kitty with unusual ears. Shiloh’s fur is almost all white except for a bit of gray on the top of her head. This sweetheart with yellow-green eyes came to the Kentucky Humane Society from an overcrowded shelter. When she arrived at our doors in April, her ears were quite infected – something we think she may have suffered from for a long time, as the shape of her ears are a bit unusual. (We affectionately think she looks a bit like Dr. Spock!) At KHS, our veterinary team treated her ears, and they look so much better! She’s definitely a happier cat now too, and she enjoys meeting new people and snuggling. Shiloh is spayed, up-to-date on vaccinations and micro-chipped. Meet Shiloh at the Kentucky Humane Society’s Main Campus at 241 Steedly Drive in Louisville. View all our adoptable pets at www.kyhumane.org or call 502-366-3355 for more information.

KHS currently has 273 kittens and mama cats in foster care right now, and more are coming in! People interested in becoming foster caregivers should contact Kayla Saylor, or foster coordinator, at foster@kyhumane.org or 502-366-3355 ext. 2260. KHS provides all the necessary supplies and training. Once the kittens are old enough for adoption (usually 2-4 weeks), they (and their moms) come back to KHS to be spayed/neutered and placed for adoption.

In addition, June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month; we are offering $10 adoptions on select cats the entire month. This is done in partnership with Best Friends Animal Society. LMAS is also offering the same adoption special all month long.

Bridger & Ivy: The Paws Report, May 31

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Today on The Paws Report at 3:30:

Meet Bridger and Ivy, a bonded pair of wirehaired Dachshunds. These beautiful, well-mannered pups are a joy to be with. They came to the Kentucky Humane Society for adoption after their owner passed away. Bridger, the male, is just a bit larger than Ivy, a female. We estimate them both to be about 10 years old. They are very sweet and easy going and seem to have gentle souls. If you wish to meet these two mellow mates, please visit them at the Kentucky Humane Society’s Main Campus, 241 Steedly Drive in Louisville. We don’t think you’ll be disappointed! Bridger and Ivy are spayed/neutered, micro-chipped and up-to-date on vaccinations. View all our adoptable pets at www.kyhumane.org or call 502-366-3355 for more information.

KHS also has a number of bonded pairs right now, including Butters and Abby, two cats who came in together; and Watson and Baby Bear, two Chihuahua mixes who came in separately and who were both very shut down at the shelter and scared – until they met each other and became the best of friends. They now do everything together, and our staff celebrated their bond by uniting them in “marriage” last week. We will require that they be adopted together, as they both do better with their friend.

 

Kitten Mania!: The Paws Report, May 24

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Today at 3:30 on The Paws Report:

Six-week-old Crash, Jak and Loro are three beautiful black kittens looking for a loving foster home. These three, tiny kittens came to the Kentucky Humane Society recently when they were found lost and abandoned at a local park. A kind stranger found the kittens hiding in the grass and decided to bring them to KHS’ where they could get the love and care they needed. Now that these adorable little ones are here, they can’t wait to find a foster home where they can grow and get ready for their forever homes! Do you have the time and love to give these beautiful babies a comfortable place to rest for a couple weeks? If so, come apply to become a foster caregiver at the Kentucky Humane Society’s Main Campus, 241 Steedly Drive, Louisville Ky 40214. Visit www.kyhumane.org to view all adoptable animals or call 502-366-3355 for more information.

KHS is also having a Lucky Number 7 adoption special where cats seven years and older have a greatly reduced adoption fee. This is to encourage people to adopt senior cats so they won’t have a long stay with us during kitten season. Also on Friday, May 27th from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., the Frankfort Avenue Business Association has made KHS the beneficiary of their Trolley Hop: Furry Friends Fat Friday! The Wine Rack will host a wine tasting, several businesses will be collecting donations for us and the event will be dog-friendly.