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Sunday, February 23, 2014

LouFamFun Volunteer Challenge - February

 photo ac08ffaa-3f28-4ba4-82d3-7e7a07c4b6f8_zpsea70dc9e.jpgFebruary's charity spotlight is the Humane Society of Oldham County. Not only is this a terrific foundation, it is how I came to own my dog. The Camp Canine Program did all the work to provide me with a well behaved dog that I knew would do well with my kids, friends' dogs, and the neighbor's cats before we even took her home.

The Humane Society of Oldham County has 4 main programs for dog and cat adoption, dog training, and feral cat population control.

The Camp Canine Training Program at Luther Luckett Correctional Complex (LLCC) is designed to take homeless dogs of all types and provide them with the proper training and care so they will be more adoption-friendly to the general public. Dogs who are candidates for Camp Canine are behavior tested. If they pass that test, they're earmarked for the next open "cell" at LLCC - where the inmate handlers put the dogs through 8-10 weeks of AKC Good Citizen lessons.

The Barn Cat Placement Program is designed to find homes for cats that have traditionally been deemed un-adoptable through the “normal” adoption procedures. They are placed in a barn or other secure outdoor structure where they can have a long, happy life keeping the rodent population down.

The Feral Cat Fix Project allows residents to catch and bring in feral cats for sterilization and then release them back into the wild.

Forever Fosters are dogs and cats that come into the rescue program that may have chronic health problems, be severely disabled, or they may be elderly and not easily adapt to new situations. Despite their special needs, whatever it may be, these dogs and cats should live out the rest of their lives in a safe and loving home and to be cared for with the respect and dignity they so richly deserve. The HSOOC will continue to provide veterinary care for these animals and the foster families provide the love and home.

 photo 14000d0f-c939-48c9-89ba-37f850ae8c91_zps44d9478b.jpgWhen an animal is in crisis and comes into their care, they are given medical treatment, shelter, training, love, and that is just the beginning. The Humane Society of Oldham County works tirelessly to find permanent, loving homes for each and every animal. They are funded entirely by fundraisers, donations and grants. Having been through the process myself, I can tell you the Humane Society of Oldham County makes it very easy for you to adopt an animal, takes great care of their animals, and you will get more than you give by adopting an animal from them.

Check out their Facebook page or website. They always have pictures of available dogs and cats to view.

By guest contributor: Caryn

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