Debunking the Black Cat Myth

Debunking the Black Cat Myth Old Myths Die Hard With Halloween just around the corner, well-intentioned animal supporters are warning against the dangers of black cat adoptions on October 31. Some even advise animal welfare agencies against performing any adoptions of black cats the entire month of October. They fear that black cats will become […]

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$1 Million Gift

$1 Million Gift Sam Swope Donates $1 Million to Help Our Most Fragile Pets! Dear Friends, Exciting news: right before this issue went to press, we announced that Mr. Sam Swope, founder of Sam Swope Auto Group, gave $1 million to the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS)! This incredible donation—the largest single gift from an individual donor

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To Declaw or Not

To Declaw or Not A decision that impacts your cat’s entire life By Katy McClellan, Pet Help Line Coordinator Question I have a cat who scratches my couch. Some of my friends have suggested declawing her, but I’m not so sure. Help! Answer Declawing. Say that word to a group of cat owners, and you

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Bobby & Jeff

Bobby & Jeff Angels for Animals At KHS, a picture isn’t just worth a thousand words—it can mean a new home for a pet. A beautiful photo of a cat or dog that captures his or her unique personality helps our pets find homes faster. Two of our earliest and most faithful volunteer photographers were

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Protect Pets in Winter Weather

Protect Pets in Winter Weather How You Can Help Pets During Winter Weather With temperatures dropping, winter can be challenging for cats and dogs. What can you do to keep pets warm and healthy? Follow these tips. • Make sure your companion animal has a warm place to sleep, off the floor and away from drafts.

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Play Biting

Play Biting ‘OUCH!’ – PLAY BITING IN PUPPIES Downloadable PDF Play biting is one of the most common complaints made by those who are living with puppies and adolescent dogs. Why? Probably because 1) almost all puppies exhibit this behavior and 2) they have razor-sharp teeth. The level of mouthing you encounter with your puppy could be

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Positive Reinforcement

Positive Reinforcement “POSITIVELY” BETTER TRAINING Downloadable PDF Many trainers used to believe that the best way to train a dog was to tell him over and over, and often harshly, all the things he was doing wrong. If the dog pulled on the leash, a sharp painful jerk was the way to correct this. If

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Preparing for a New Baby

Preparing for a New Baby And Baby Makes Four? Or More? Having a baby is one of the most exciting times in someone’s life! There is so much to do and so much to prepare before the day your baby is born. Unfortunately, in the hustle and bustle of this exciting time, often we forget

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Crate Training

Crate Training An Ounce of Prevention Downloadable PDF Crate training is a great way to keep your dog, and your home, safe when you cannot adequately supervise Fido. Think of the crate as a prevention tool, similar to a playpen for a toddler. Left to his own devices, your dog is going to make choices

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Solving Litterbox Issues

Solving Litterbox Issues Solving Litterbox Issues Has your cat suddenly started using the “bathroom” outside the litterbox? Are you finding puddles and piles throughout the house? Don’t assume that Fluffy is “mad” at you and acting out! Cats frequently demonstrate both physical and emotional distress by eliminating in new and (to us) undesirable places.  Your

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