Today features the first installment of the Herald-Leader Pet Calendar. Here is how you can help us. We are looking for pet-specific events and other pet-related story items that will be of interest to our pet-lovin' Central Kentucky readers. It will appear in Wednesday's Life + Neighbors section. If you have information about things such as an adoption drive, vaccination clinic, fundraiser, dog-training classes or you just want to brag about your friend and his/her best buddy competing at Westminster, submit your items to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail to Pet Calendar, Lexington Herald-Leader, 100 Midland Ave., Lexington, Ky. 40508. For more information, call Camille Weber at (859) 231-3557.
Events, classes, fundraisers
Jessamine County Animal Care and Control adoption events:
■ Mobile Adoption. 10:30-4 p.m. Jan. 12. Southern States, Nicholasville.
■ Mobile Adoption. Noon-4 p.m. Jan. 13, 20, 27. PetSmart, 310 East Brannon Road, Brannon Crossing, Nicholasville.
■ Mobile Adoption. 10:30-4 p.m. Jan. 26. Tractor Supply Company, 1015 North Main Street, Nicholasville.
Adoption fee for dogs $120. Includes spay/neuter, vet exam, microchip, rabies vaccination, parvo/distemper vaccination, bordetella vaccination and fecal exam.
Adoption fee for cats $80. Includes spay/neuter, vet exam, microchip, rabies vaccination, FVRCP vaccination, fecal exam and FIV/FELV testing. For more information, (859) 881-0821, Jessamineanimalshelter.com, Facebook.com/jessaminecountyanimalshelter.
■ The 2013 Wellness Wag: A Health Fair for Pets and Their Owners. Noon-4 p.m. Jan. 19. Jessamine County Animal Shelter, 120 Fairgrounds Way, Nicholasville.
Lexington Humane Society and PetSmart Charities Adoption Event. 9 a.m-9 p.m. Jan. 19; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 20. PetSmart store, 1945 Pavilion Way, Lexington. For more information, www.petsmartcharities.org/adoption.
Dog obedience classes and private lessons by Chris Miara, Rosetree Dog obedience. Two 6-week sessions beginning 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21 and 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24. $120 per session. PetSuites Pet Resort, 2057 Bryant Road, Lexington (in Hamburg). For more information, contact Chris Miara at (859) 797-1346, www.rosetreedogtraining.com.
The 6th annual Tails & Ales beer-tasting fundraiser to benefit the Lexington Humane Society. 7-10 p.m. Feb. 8. Marriott Griffin Gate Resort and Spa, 1800 Newtown Pike, Lexington. They anticipate another sell-out for this fun beer-tasting event that also features snacks and live music by Kenny Owens. This fundraiser is sponsored by Marriott Griffin Gate Resort and Spa. Tickets can be purchased for $55 each at www.AdoptLove.net
All guests must be at least 21 years old.
Humane Lobby Day. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 14. Capitol Annex, Room 171, 702 Capitol Avenue, Frankfort.
An opportunity to meet with elected officials about legislation that will significantly impact animals. There will be a briefing with tips for lobbying, and an overview of pending animal legislation preparing you to meet elected officials and advocate for animals. Following these meetings, there will be a press conference and rally in the adjoining Capitol Rotunda beginning at 1 p.m.
By attending Lobby Day 2013, you can be instrumental in helping to upgrade Kentucky's cruelty statutes, stop the abuse of Tennessee walking horses, crack down on animal fighting, support spay/neuter programs, and more.
Critters Without Litters Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough Fundraiser for Feral Cats. Critters Without Litters is selling cookie dough to raise money to help sterilize the feral cats, stray cats, homeless cats in Mercer County. The goal is to sell 500 tubs of cookie dough by Jan. 20. There are a variety of cookie doughs that make three dozen cookies a tub for $16 and variety of breads and brownies for $16. Contact Malia at (859) 734-0199 to buy cookie dough. Critterswithoutlitters.com.
Local humane societies, animal control, shelters
Not all humane societies are "intake" facilities. Check with them when you call.
Paris Animal Welfare Society. 6 Legion Rd, Paris, Ky. 40361. (859) 988-9800. Pawspets.org, robins.Email: email@example.com.
Danville-Boyle County Humane Society. 778 N. Danville Bypass, Danville, Ky. 40422. (859) 238-1117, (859) 936-1571. Homes4pets.org. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lexington Humane Society. 1600 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington, Ky. 40504. (859) 233-0044. Lexingtonhumanesociety.org.
As Central Kentucky's largest adoption agency, LHS cares for nearly 5,000 animals each year; educates the community on responsible, lifelong pet ownership; and promotes the importance of spay/neuter and adoption.
■ Watch Kentucky.com once a month for photos of Lexington Humane Society animals available for adoption, Kentucky.com/living-galleries.
Lexington-Fayette Animal Care & Control. 1600 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington. (859) 255-9033.
Enforces local and state animal laws; manages city's pet licensing program.
Provides lost and found and emergency rescue services and safe shelter and care to stray and homeless animals.
Conducts animal cruelty investigations.
Franklin County Franklin County Humane Society. 1041 Kentucky Ave., Frankfort, Ky. 40601. (502) 875-7297. Fchsanimals.org. Email: email@example.com.
No Kill Central KY Regional Humane Society. P.O. Box 875, 214 Richmond Street, Lancaster, Ky. 40444. (859)-792-4581. Nokillcentralky.ckyrhs.org. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Humane Society of Harrison County. P. O. Box 787, Cynthiana, Ky. 41031. Jennie McKemie at (859) 312-1267, Hshc.us or email: email@example.com.
Jessamine County Animal Care and Control. 120 Fairground Way, Nicholasville, Ky. 40356. (859) 881-0821. Jessamineanimalshelter.com. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jessamine County Humane Society. 3035 Lexington Rd., Nicholasville (mailing address: P.O. Box 101, Nicholasville, Ky. 40340.) (859) 887-1577. Email: email@example.com.
Humane Society, Animal League for Life of Madison County. 128C Big Hill Ave., Richmond (mailing address: P.O. Box 2094, Richmond, Ky. 40476.) Voice mail (859) 626-5600. Humanesocietyall.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shop online with iGive.com and help support the Humane Society A.L.L. of Madison County! www.iGive.com/humanesocietyall.
Mercer County Animal Shelter. 896 Moberly Rd., Harrodsburg, Ky. 40330. (859) 734-5154. Email: email@example.com.
Mercer Humane Society. 132 N. Main Street, Harrodsburg, Ky. 40330. (859) 734-9500. Mercerhumane.com. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scott County Humane Society. 751 Slone Dr., Suite 13, Georgetown, Ky. 40325. (502) 863-3279. www.sc4paws.org. (Not an intake facility).
Scott County Animal Shelter. 1185 Cardinal Drive, Georgetown. (502) 863-7897. The county shelter is the only intake facility for Scott County. The shelter maintains all lost and found pet reports for Scott County. Woodford County
Woodford Humane Society Inc. 265 Thomas Ln., Versailles, Ky. 40383. (859) 873-5481. Woodfordhumanesociety.org.
Woodford County Animal Control. 204 Beasley Dr., Versailles, Ky. 40383. (859) 879-0598.
SOAR. Speak Out And Rescue. SOAR is a volunteer organization that speaks out on behalf of chained, abused and neglected dogs. Speakoutandrescue.org. Email: email@example.com
Spay our Strays. Spay-neuter operations and vaccinations for feral cats. If your neighborhood would like to participate in Spay Our Strays, contact Jackie Briscoe, SOScatsky@gmail.com. The cost is $15 a cat and goes toward surgical supplies and medications. Volunteer labor is donated. Feral cats only.
How to help? Spay Our Strays is in need of towels, alcohol, cotton swabs, paper towels, Betadine, cleaning solution and index cards.
Critters Without Litters Low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic. 165 Eminence Ave., Harrodsburg. (859) 734-0199. Critterswithoutlitters.com. Helpful numbers
Pet Poison Helpline. 1-800-213-6680, Petpoisonhelpline.com. Pet Poison Helpline is a 24-hour animal poison control service for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet. There is a $39 per incident fee, payable by credit card. This fee covers the initial consultation as well as all follow-up calls associated with the management of the case.