Summer can be a fun time for pet owners and their animals to get outside and play. But the Kentucky Humane Society’s free Pet Help Line, 502-509-4PET, wants to remind pet parents that extreme heat can be very hazardous to pets.
The Kentucky Humane Society's Healthy Pets Clinic opened March 1 at our renovated Sam Swope TLC, 241 Steedly Drive in south Louisville. The Kentucky Humane Society wants to ensure that every pet owner in our community has access to basic veterinary care for dogs and cats they can afford. This is important not only to help keep owned pets healthy, but to ensure there are fewer sick animals in our community and in local shelters.
Many people enjoy fireworks over the July 4th holiday, but fireworks can be terrifying for pets—causing many animals to escape their homes or yards and become lost. Animal shelters across the country often report an increase in strays following the July 4th holiday.
Owners can help keep their pets safe during Independence Day festivities by following these simple guidelines:
We love to share our yards with our pets. When planning your garden this year, think about some pet friendly options and remember the plants to keep out of your furry companions reach. Keep in mind that our dogs and cats are carnivores, so any green treat they get, should be done in moderation. Their stomachs cannot process too many veggies and greens.
Keeping our dogs and cats happy as they wait for their forever homes is very important! One of the ways we do this is through enrichment. Enrichment is enhancing an animal’s environment to meet their physical and emotional needs. Here we discuss a number of ways that volunteers can help us. You can also use these ideas for your own dog or cat.
Did you know that rat poison is the most common toxin ingested by pets in Kentucky? Do you know what to do if your pet ingests that poison? Or what other things around the house might be deadly? If you do not, you may want to visit the ASPCA's Animal Poison Control site.