Archive for July, 2019

Pet Safety on July 4th

The two-week period around July 4th has the highest rate of lost pets all year.  Stressed pets and distracted humans can be a disastrous combination, but you can prevent heartbreak with these tips.   Before the holiday: Check your fences and gates for gaps!  If your dog usually stays outside overnight, take him or her into your home, garage, dog run, or kennel for the next few nights instead.  A contained area is safer, especially at night when you aren’t supervising your pet. Stock up on comforting items if you know your pet is stressed by loud noises or visitors.  Prepare some frozen Kong treats for your dog to chew in the kennel during fireworks displays and parties.  If your pet responds well to comfort products like the Thundershirt, Adaptil, or Feliway, make sure you have a good supply on hand. Note: If you want to try a Thundershirt on your dog, introduce it slowly over several days before the holiday.  Put it on for short periods, and praise/treat your dog while it’s on.  Steadily increase the time spent wearing it... Read More

Kids, Books, and Adoptable Animals: A Winning Combo!

Rescue Readers The benefit of the Rescue Readers reading program is for dogs to become accustomed to having people around... Read More

Humane Society’s First Ever Golf Tournament!

The Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County is excited to announce its inaugural golf tournament, the All Fores Open... Read More

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