Ohio’s Animal Week is a time to celebrate animals and how they enrich our lives. Local communities and animal lovers throughout Ohio will come together to honor the human-animal bond. Animal shelters, rescue groups, sanctuaries, wildlife centers, and humane organizations will unite in shedding light on animal welfare and humane education. Events, activities, and educational displays planned throughout Ohio will honor and help the animals.
The Fayette Humane Society will hold a rabies vaccination and microchip clinic for dogs and cats on Saturday, June 11, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. No appointments will be needed, but pet owners may pre-register by calling or stopping by the humane society’s adoption center which will reduce wait time. Dogs and cats must be at least 4 months old in order to receive their rabies vaccination, microchipping can be done at any age.
The cost for a rabies vaccination will be $15, $30 for a microchip. Rabies vaccination is strongly recommended for all dogs and cats. The vaccine provides protection from this fatal disease. Vaccination also will provide proof that a pet is not able to transmit the disease. This avoids the quarantine often instituted to insure the pet is not infected after a biting incident.
Microchips provide permanent, lifelong identification for a pet. Lost dogs have over double the chance of being returned to their owners when they are microchipped and with cats the numbers are even better – a 400 percent increase in the return of lost cats who are microchipped. The Fayette Humane Society checks all lost animals for the presence of a microchip. We know that microchips work and we hope everyone will consider this permanent and safe method to give their pet the best chance to return home if lost.
The clinic will be held at the Fayette Humane Society Adoption and Business Center at 153 S. Main St. Suite 3. Please be sure to bring all cats in carriers and have all dogs on non-retractable leashes. Proof of vaccination will be supplied. For questions, please call the humane society at: 740-335-8126.
There will also be an annual “Pet Calendar Photo Contest.” Is your pet cute, funny, acrobatic or mischievous? If your picture-perfect pet likes to ham it up for the camera, this is your chance to make them a local star!
“By participating in our Calendar Photo Fundraiser, your entry and vote donations will be supporting our vital programs and services. It will help with the receiving and adoption of animals, education programs, humane law enforcement, low-cost spay/neuter program, trap-neuter-return program and our spay/neuter clinic,” said Brad Adams, outreach director.
You may submit as many pictures as you would like, each accompanied by a $5 submission donation. Voting will take place starting July 15 so get your photos in soon! The top 12 winners will each be a “pet of the month” in the 2016 calendar. All other pictures submitted will be included in the calendar. Contestants may submit photos by mailing or bringing them to 153 S. Main St., Suite 3, Washington Court House, OH 43160 or by visiting their website at www.fayettehumanesociety.com
Adams added, “With the help from calendar photo submissions, we can make a significant positive impact in the lives of animals and people in our community, and this is the perfect way to have fun doing it.”
The Fayette Humane Society is a non-profit (501(c)(3), volunteer organization. We receive less than 2 percent of our support from governmental organizations and therefore must rely on donations, grants and fundraising to carry out our mission. The Humane Society is the only organization in Fayette County able to respond to calls about abused and neglected and domestic animals, 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
This article was submitted by the Fayette Humane Society.