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Wags to Riches Art Show March 10

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Local Artists Decorate Donation Banks for Kentucky Humane Society

Public Invited to ‘Vote’ at Copper & Kings Show

LOUISVILLE KY – The public is invited to an art show benefiting shelter pets at the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) Thursday, March 10, 2016, 5-8 p.m. at Copper & Kings, 1111 E Washington St.

"Wags to Riches" features dog- and cat-shaped donation banks painted by local artists of all ages, as well as adoptable animals, music by local talent Emily Lancaster, hors d'ouevres by Born Fresh and a tasting tour of the distillery's brandies for guests age 21 and over. Copper & Kings specialty sodas will also be available at this family-friendly event. Admission is $10 and includes food, tastings and distillery tours every 20 minutes.

wags-to-riches-bankThe public is encouraged to "vote" for their favorite banks by making donations to the banks. At the end of the event, the creators of the two banks with the greatest totals (one in the youth division and one in the adult division) and the two most creative banks will receive prizes.

After the art show, the banks will be placed in local businesses to collect donations for KHS animals. Local businesses interested in displaying a KHS donation bank may contact Jeni Church at [email protected] or 502-515-3147.

Wags to Riches is presented by Park Community Credit Union. Special thanks Copper & Kings for donating the event space and to Feeders Supply, Bearno's Pizza, The Destination and Dundee Candy Shop for providing prizes for the artists.

KHS is the state's largest pet adoption agency. A private nonprofit, KHS relies on donations to fund its lifesaving mission.

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Space for the reception has been generously donated by Copper & Kings.

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Food provided by Born Fresh.

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Dear Friend of Animals,

A couple saw his glowing eyes along the side of the road as they drove down a dark, rural highway on a bitterly cold night last winter.

Barron, a young Beagle mix with velvety ears, was lying there shivering next to the frozen, snow-covered body of another dog. It’d clearly been Barron’s loved one. When a rescuer tried to move him, he cried out and strained to get back to his friend. It was heartbreaking. He was inconsolable and consumed with grief – until he was introduced to Faith.

Faith, a 2-year-old Lab mix, had lost her home and family as well. The two instantly became best friends. They slept, ate and played together. In each other they found comfort, companionship and love.

Barron and FaithAt the Kentucky Humane Society, the dogs found a forever home together. Like the other 7,000 animals who come to KHS each year, their lives were changed forever.

Your generous support provides healthy food, lifesaving medical care, a safe place to rest their heads and tons of unconditional love. Then we find them new families who will cherish them for the rest of their lives. We couldn’t make this happen without you.

The hope we have for helping animals like Barron and Faith hinges on the support of generous, caring people like you. Your past support has helped countless animals on their paths to happiness.

Your membership in the Kentucky Humane Society means so much to us, but it means even more to the animals who are served by your generosity. With your support, we will continue to create a kinder, safer, more humane community.

Please make your annual membership gift today. On behalf of the animals who will be helped by your gift, we thank you so much!

For the animals,

Lori Kane Redmon
President and CEO

Volunteer FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions: Volunteer Program

 

How old do I have to be to volunteer?

Volunteers must be a minimum of 10 years old to volunteer. From ages 10 to 13, children are considered Junior Volunteers and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during all volunteer hours. The approved parent/guardian must be at least 18+ years or older and will be considered an Adult Volunteer. From 14 to 17, individuals are considered Student Volunteers and can perform their service work without parental guidance. However, parents are welcome to volunteer alongside a Student Volunteer as an active Adult Volunteer. Persons 18 years and older are considered Adult Volunteers.

 

Is there a time commitment to volunteer?

Yes, when working directly with animals, volunteers must donate 2 hours of their time every 2 weeks, for a consecutive 6-month period to remain an active volunteer.

Under specific cases of sickness, illness, school/college, family-based issues, etc., the Volunteer Manager can work with volunteer about the time commitment.

Due to the evolving dynamic of our shelter and need of our shelter pets, we ask that you consider whether or not you can honor this commitment before beginning the process to volunteer.

 

I have to complete service hours for school. Can I volunteer for the Kentucky Humane Society?

Thank you for thinking of the Kentucky Humane Society to perform your school service hours. Due to the concentrated training and investment of our volunteer program, if you are needing under 20 hours of service, we ask that you complete service hours through the At-Home Pet Project Packet (PDF). This includes creating enrichment for animals, hosting a Wish List Drive, fostering animals, and so much more.

Students that complete any At-Home Projects are asked to schedule a time to drop off their work at the East Campus Adoption Center located at 1000 Lyndon Lane Louisville, KY 40222. A member of our Development Staff would personally like to show you our gratitude by meeting with you to gather the donations, sign off on your school hours, take a picture for our social media pages, and give you a tour of our shelter that includes seeing you’re lifesaving projects at work!

Please email [email protected] or [email protected] to schedule a time to drop off your At-Home Pet Projects (PDF). We graciously ask for a week’s notice prior to dropping off projects at our East Campus.

If you need more than 20 hours and/or can abide by the volunteer time commitment in conjunction with and after the completion of your school hours, we encourage you to apply for our volunteer program.

 

If I am too young to volunteer, how can I get involved?

At-Home Pet Projects can be completed by children not old enough to volunteer. This includes creating enrichment for animals, hosting a Wish List Drive, fostering animals, and so much more. Please read through our At-Home Pet Project Packet (PDF) for various ways to give back to the Kentucky Humane Society.

Additionally, we encourage younger children to have a birthday party at KHS, consider joining our Summer Camp Program, or host a puppy/kitten gram for your school!

 

I am the parent/guardian of a prospective Junior Volunteer or I want to volunteer with my Student Volunteer. Do we both need to fill out the application?

Yes. Parents/Guardian volunteering alongside a Junior Volunteer (10-13) will need to fill out the application as well. It is very important that if you are the parent/guardian of a Junior Volunteer, that you include this information in the designated spaces within the application.

If you are wanting to volunteer alongside a Student Volunteer (14-17), we ask that you honor the volunteer time commitment as you will be considered an Adult Volunteer. Please fill out the application and note that you are the parent/guardian of a Student Volunteer in the designated spaces within the application.

 

Are there requirements for volunteering?

Yes. All volunteers are expected to follow proper protocols, present themselves in a friendly manner, and treat all staff and other volunteers with respect.

At times, volunteers will be working independently, with little to no supervision from staff. However, staff may also request volunteer assistance for a specific task. Additionally, animals in the shelter can be physically demanding due to the stimulated environment. Volunteers are expected to understand what animals they physically can and cannot handle.

Volunteers are also required to adhere to our dress code that includes wearing an official KHS Volunteer T-Shirt or a provided KHS apron, and a KHS name tag at all times.

 

Is there a fee to volunteer?

Student and Junior Volunteers are required to pay a $20 fee. This cost will include a KHS Volunteer T-Shirt and a “Pawsitive Perks” Discount Card. We do strongly encourage Adult Volunteer to join as a member for $20. This fee will allow the success of our volunteer program and support the 6,000+ dogs, cats, and horses we care for each year. Volunteers will also find that this an opportunity for a custom and unique shirt that relates directly to their volunteer work at the Kentucky Humane Society.

 

Do you accept court ordered community service hours?

At this time, we are unable to accommodate court ordered, KTAP, Kentuckiana Work Service, or traffic evasion mandated service hours.

 

I have a question that was not answered. Who can I contact?

Please contact [email protected] for more information about the Volunteer Program.

 

I have read through the FAQs and want to volunteer! What is the next step?

Great! If you believe this volunteer program is the right fit for you, please complete the Volunteer Application found Volunteer Hub: www.kyhumane.volunteerhub.com

We will contact you within two weeks of your application submission.

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Help Heal Dante's Broken Heart

Heart Defect Will Radically Shorten the Life of a Young Dog Without Your Help

Dante is a five-month-old Pit Bull Terrier mix who came to the Kentucky Humane Society as a stray. Dante is a sweet and loving pup who loves people and other dogs and wants to do all the fun doggie things that other dogs get to do.

Unfortunately, Dante was diagnosed with Patent Ductus Arteriosus, a heart condition that will lead to congestive heart failure without intervention. His prognosis is bleak. The veterinarians say he will last one, maybe two years unless we do something right away.

We want this sweet and loving dog to have a full and happy life. And he can, with surgery. A generous veterinarian has offered to complete the surgery for $3,000, far less than we had anticipated. Now we need help raising the funds to make this surgery possible. Can you help us save Dante? Go to Dante's Page to make a contribution. You can also make a charitable contribution through our main donations page. Mention Dante in the memo.

Update

We have raised $3,000 for Dante's surgery! Thank you to everyone who donated. We see special dogs and cats like Dante all the time, and with your help, we can save them. To make a donation for our animals, please visit our main donations page.

Shop to Help Our Pets

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KHS Pawtique

Looking for cute swag for yourself, or awesome gifts for your pet-loving family or friends? Visit the KHS Pawtique

 

Help Our Pets by Buying from These Businesses

Many businesses choose to donate a portion of sales to the Kentucky Humane Society. You can help them help us by patronizing these businesses and mentioning the Kentucky Humane Society - and by spreading the word to friends and family.

 

Kroger Community Rewards

Did you know that you can help the Kentucky Humane Society every time you use your Kroger Plus Card? With the Kroger Community Rewards program, Kroger donates to KHS when you use your card. Sign up on the Kroger site to start fundraising!

 

Amazon Smile

Are you an Amazon shopper? You can help the Kentucky Humane Society simply by using Amazon Smile, smile.amazon.com. Amazon donates .5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charity of your choice. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. smile.amazon.com

 

BarkBox

bark-box1Get $10 off any BarkBox subscription and support KHS! For every coupon used on BarkBox.com, KHS will get a $10 donation from BarkBox. Be sure to use our special promo code: KENTHSBBX1.

What is BarkBox? BarkBox is a New York City based dog-lovin' company that sends high quality dog products to your pup every month. Each box is full of 4-6 goodies like bones, bully sticks, toys, treats, gadgets, shampoos, hygiene products and more.

 

BISSELLPfPLogo-200Bissell Partners for Pets

Kentucky Humane Society is proud to be a BISSELL Partner for Pets! BISSELL and LostPetUSA.net have teamed up to help organizations like ours raise money, and now you can help too! When you purchase pet products on bissell.com and enter the code ADOPT at checkout, a portion of your purchase will be donated to our organization!

It’s simple.

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  • Shop pet products on www.bissell.com
  • Enter the code ADOPT at checkout
  • Then select our organization!

Learn more at www.bissell.com/partnersforpets.