>Anderson Humane Society -- Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
1410 Versailles Road
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
Weekdays 10 – 4
Saturday 10 – noon Closed Sundays and holidays (map)
Through July—An important fundraiser by Lawrenceburg Family Chiropractic.
July 20—Supply Drive, Walmart — 1:00–3:00
Rabies Shot Clinic
The Anderson County Health Department once again put on the annual Rabies Clinic, and this time it was held at their place on Glensboro Road, on Saturday, June 7. Anderson County Humane Society volunteered to help with the event due to the large turnout of dogs and their owners. The Anderson Animal Hospital and the Anderson Animal Clinic both participated allowing pet owners the opportunity to get their annual shots at a discount.
Although the dogs and cats probably didn't appreciate the end result, they all seemed to enjoy the meet and greet, and passed out tail wags and kisses to the volunteers. Since Kentucky has implemented the three year rabies vaccine, the lines were much shorter this year.
It's important to know that even though your pet only needs the rabies vaccine every three years, they still need their distemper and parvo vaccines yearly.
Bark In The Park
Incredipet of Lexington sponsored the annual Bark in the Park at the Lexington Legends Baseball Park on Saturday, May 24. Anderson Humane Society was invited to participate and bring a few residents. Director Donna Callahan, and volunteers, Sandy Warner and Karen Tucker, attended with AHS residents, Katie and Toby. Katie and Toby walked in the Dog Walk Parade where they strutted their stuff to the crowd. They were well-behaved and enjoyed the attention so much that the volunteers received many compliments on having the most congenial dogs. AHS is invited back to participate again in August.
Donna and Katie
Garden Party a Big Success
Lora Woods and her father
The 9th Annual Garden Party at the TB Ripy House had 218 guests in attendance. The AHS raised over $13,000, with more than $4,000 of that coming from the Silent Auction of donated artwork and gifts from area businesses.
Hat donated by Mrs. Cox Shop
In memory of John Carr
These are family members of John. John Carr always wanted to volunteer at the Humane Society when he retired. However, cancer took him before he was able to, so the family has made this donation in his memory. Rest In Peace Mr. Carr. We are honored your family has chosen to remember you in this way.
Miss Delanie's Donation
Miss Delanie brought her brown jug filled with money she had saved, and donated it for the care of the cats and dogs at the Anderson Humane yesterday. Maria and Nayla, two of the office cats, were more than happy to see her and thanked her by giving her some love. Before leaving, Delanie said hello to all the cats and dogs waiting for the furever homes. She promised to save more money and come back soon.
Thanks Delanie, you are a very kind and thoughtful young lady!!!
Military Child Appreciation Day
Mothers of active servicemen, Donna Callahan (Director of AHS), and Donna Nicolette (Board Member/Volunteer), participated in the Kentucky National Guard Military Child Appreciation Day at the American Legion Post 34 Healing Field. on Sautrday, April 26. The children and their families were treated to a day of games, face painting, and arts and crafts, as well as receiving love from some Anderson Humane Society residents. The dogs showed their support by sporting a camouflage bandana. Shown in the picture is Donna Nicolette and Chase. If you are interested in adopting Chase, you can visit with him at the Adoption Center.
Ladies Day in Lawrenceburg
Anderson Humane Society was honored to be invited to participate in the first annual Ladies Day of Lawrenceburg event, which took place on Saturday April 12, 2014.
More than 150 participants started their "ladies day" events at the Senior Citizens Center where they picked up their 'passports' for the day. Each person took their passport to the participating businesses on the list, and a representative stamped the passport. AHS was fortunate enough to not only be included in the locations to visit, but we were also invited to partner with Four Roses Distillery, and set-up in front of their Visitor's Center.
The day was a great success, and a lot of fun for AHS. Two of our adoptable dogs, and two of Linda Osborn's adopted dogs, all dressed up in the spirit of the event, split the day in two shifts where treats, belly rubs, and lots of love were doled out in abundance. In the few hours of the event, $183 in donations were collected from not only Ladies Day participants, but also from the public who flocked to the Four Roses Distillery that day.
As the day came to a close, participants brought their passports to the Lawrenceburg Bed and Breakfast to exchange stamps for tickets, used to enter the drawing for one of two baskets, each valued at over $700. The drawing for the winners of the baskets and several other door prizes was held at Rising Sons Winery as the day was brought to an end, commencing the activities with the cling of wine glasses and cheers, as all look forward to next year.
Four Roses Distillery invited AHS back this year to participate in other events, so be sure to look us up if you are visiting.
Spring Vendor Fair
Saturday, April 5, 2014, the Anderson Humane Society was invited to join some local vendors for the Spring Vendor Fair at the Anderson County Extension Office. Yvette Martin of InitialOutfitters helped organize the event by gathering a few friends and colleagues to set up booths and sell their merchandise,
all while benefiting the AHS. AHS also had a booth, where we sold our merchandise, and For the Love of Animal Dog Treats. Our Mascot was there to entertain the masses and pose for photos with children and other attendees.
The Anderson Humane Society is extremely grateful to have a community that that is so supportive of our goals and missions. Thank you to Katie Stratton of Origami Owl, Yvette Martin of InitialOutfitters, Veronica Ramsey of Arbonne, Cristi Duvall of the Pampered Chef, Jessica Beasley of Scentsy, Amber Ashburn of Thirty-One, BB's Kentucky Boutique, and the Salvisa Ruritan Club, as well as all who came to the Spring Vendor Fair, and for including the AHS!
Month-long Supply Drive
Woodforest National Bank makes it easy to give!
Branch Manager Lauren Hogsed of Woodforest National Bank, located inside Walmart, arranged a supply drive for Anderson Humane Society for the entire month of April A donation box and current copies of the AHS wish list have been placed at the entrance to the Bank. At the top of the wish list are dog/puppy dry food (Pedigree) and cat/kitten dry food (Purina). The Adoption Center needs many other supplies as well, so if you're shopping at Walmart this month please stop by the bank, grab a wish list, and help out (or print this one). If you already have supplies to donate, you may drop them in the box too.
A big thank-you goes out to Lauren, Woodforest National Bank, and all the shoppers who will take time to donate.
Business and Community Expo
The Society once again put on a popular show at the annual Business Expo. Our mascot was there to tell anyone who would listen the many reasons for spaying and neutering our pets.
While Melissa Scott and Donna Nicolette sold home-made pet treats and talked to visitors to the booth about the Humane Society, Jennifer Worley and Paula Thomson encouraged Macy and Lena to display their best sides in hopes of finding a new families.
Macy schmoozes with Robin Thompson at her booth for Nature's Haven rehabilitation center.
They cruised the center, checking out the booths and the visiting crowd, getting a lot of welcome love from passers-by, occasionally running into friends who knew them from their pictures on Facebook. At the end of the day, they were exhausted and hungry, but resigning themselves to spending a while longer at the Adoption Center.
But the hard work of volunteers and pets paid off: apart from the good will spread by Lena and Macy, the donations and sales of treats (sold out!) brought $500 to the Society.
In fact, the treats were so well liked that they will become a regular feature of our fund-raising.
Thanks to long-time supporter Marie Hellard for major help in assuring our presence there. Many others helped as well.