charity and volunteer
Lexington Hospital for Cats Christmas Angel Tree for homeless cats, benefitting Lexington Humane Society. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays Nov. 25-Dec. 30. Select a cat angel ornament from the tree, purchase the item listed on the ornament, then return it to Lexington Hospital for Cats to place under the Angel Cat Tree. Donations will be delivered to the Lexington Humane Society Jan. 3. Lexington Hospital for Cats, 271 Southland Dr. (859) 277-8048. lexingtonhospitalforcats.com.
Memorial fund for Tillie of Indian Fort Mountain in Berea.
A memorial fund for Tillie the border collie mix that led visitors up and down Indian Fort Mountain for 10 years has been established to raise $2,500 for placement of a commemorative plaque and tree at the mountain, to honor Tillie's 10 years of service. Make checks payable to: Tillie Memorial Fund; mail to Fifth Third Bank, 3061 Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, Ky. 40513.
holiday pets & santa
Holiday Open House Woodford Humane Society Adoption Center, Versailles. Noon-3 p.m. Dec. 7. Enjoy holiday refreshments, shop Woodford Humane retail, tour the Adoption Center, meet adoptable pets. Bring your pets for Pet Photos with Santa, noon-3 p.m. Free to attend. Pet Photos with Santa are $5-$10 depending on your order.
IncrediPet holiday photo sessions by photographer Jim Wilkins. Incred ipet, 306 Southland Dr., Lexington. (859) 277-9736.
■ Noon-5 p.m. Dec. 7.
■ Noon-5 p.m. Dec. 8
The sitting fee is free. Prints and special packages can be purchased, $15-$45. Fifteen percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Woodford Humane Society and the Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tenn. www.petspawsphotography.com/
Santa Claws in-store photo event. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 7 and 14. PetSmart.
Bring a camera to take a picture of your pet with Santa, then donate $5 at checkout to benefit local animal welfare groups. For store details and locations, visit www.Petsmart.com.
BowWow Holiday. 1-5 p.m. Dec. 8. Center for Rural Development, South Highway 27, Somerset. $5 adults, $3 children 3-12. Friendly leashed dogs welcome.
Some of the planned activities:
■ 1 p.m. Santa parade with your dog
■ 1:30-4:30 p.m. Santa photos
■ 2 p.m. Blessing of the Animals
■ 2-4 p.m. Low cost microchipping ($15) Call 451-2367 to pre-register.
■ 2:30-4 p.m. Fayette Co. 4H Dog club drill team
■ 3 p.m. Love on a Leash quilt auction
■ 3:30 p.m. Agility demonstration
■ Obedience and rally demonstrations throughout the day
There will be vendors for shopping for you and your pet and information from various rescue groups and veterinary hospital booths.
For more information (606) 676-9167 or (606) 219-0166. Sponsored by Lake Cumberland Kennel Club www.thelckc.org or Facebook. (No dogs may be sold at this event.)
Cold weather pet tips
■ Never leave your pet alone in a car during cold weather. A car holds in the cold like a refrigerator and your pet could potentially freeze to death.
■ Dogs and cats can develop frostbite if they are exposed to very cold temperatures for more than brief periods of time. If pets begin to shiver or their ears, tail and feet show signs of frostbite such as redness in the early stages and pale, white or patches in more advanced cases of frostbite, bring them inside immediately.
■ Antifreeze is highly toxic to people and animals. Cats and dogs are attracted to its sweet smell and taste. Contact your veterinarian immediately if you think your pet has ingested anitfreeze.
■ Damp and cold weather can aggravate symptoms associated with arthritis in dogs and cats. If your pet is having trouble getting up or laying down, walking the stairs or has started to cry when being picked up, consult your veterinarian.
■ Provide your pet with a comfortable bed. Several pet and feed stores carry safe heated floor mats or non-electric warm bedding.
■ Keep fresh water available for your pet at all times. Make sure it does not freeze if left outside.
■ Outdoors on cold days, animals may seek shelter under the hood of a car next to a warm engine. If an animal is near the engine when the car is started, serious injury can occur.
■ Do not start your car up inside a sealed garage with a small pet in it. It only takes a few minutes for a small pet to die of carbon monoxide poisoning.
■ During winter months, rodents are often attracted to the warmth of homes. Make sure poisons and rodenticides are out of reach of pets.
BluePearl Veterinary Partners
Adoption events at Incredipet locations in Lexington.
306 Southland Dr., (859) 277-9736.
■ Franklin County Humane Society. Noon-3 p.m. Dec. 7. Adoptable cats and kittens. fchsanimals.org.
■ Boston Terrier Rescue of East TN (KY Chapter). Noon-4 p.m. Dec. 7. Adoptable Boston Terriers. www.bostonterriertn.org.
■ Helping Hounds Find Homes. Noon-4 p.m. Dec. 14. Adoptable cats and kittens. www.facebook.com/HelpingHoundsFindHomesInc.
■ Woodford Humane Society. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 18. Adoptable cats and dogs. www.woodfordhumanesociety.org.
3080 Richmond Rd., (859) 266-9774.
■ The Way Home Rescue Alliance. Noon-4 p.m. Dec. 14. Several adoptable dogs. www.twhra.org.
4101 Tates Creek Ctr. Dr., (859) 971-7387.
■ Helping Hounds Find Homes. Noon-4 p.m. Dec. 21. Several adoptable cats and kittens. www.facebook.com/HelpingHoundsFindHomesInc.
Would you like to be listed in the Herald-Leader pet calendar? 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.