animals

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

This month, we meet Sadie, a black and tan hound mix, roughly 10 or 11 weeks old. When this outgoing puppy came arrived, her tail never stopped wagging and she sniffed everything. She's a curious and happy puppy that loved getting treats and cuddles from the station crew. Kathy Hodge, Executive Director of the Humane Society of Calloway County, says she's in a foster home with a large and small dog and some cats and predicts she'll be 50 pounds when fully grown. She speaks with Todd Hatton about Sadie and also the Easter Bone Hunt event coming up and how to prepare your pets for emergency weather. 

Courtesy of David Probus, Felix E. Martin Jr. Hall

Las Vegas-based Russian circus performer and ringleader of animals, Mr. Popovich brings his curious and comedic show "Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre" to the Felix E. Martin Jr. Hall in Greenville, Kentucky Friday night. Theatre Director David Probus joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about the event, which he says is sold-out, however tickets are available for the same show the following afternoon in Bowling Green.

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Dog and cat getting you down? Longing for something truly unique, unusual or exotic? Kentucky defines "exotic wildlife" as species which have never naturally existed in the wild in the Commonwealth, including introduced species that have become naturalized. Let's take a look at some of the more interesting ones and find out which could be your next best friend or business venture.

Memorial Day weekend marked the opening of Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park's season for special events for not only Park guests, but also day visitors from around the region. The park features a white sandy beach along Pennyrile Lake and trails in the woods, along which you're bound to see some critters. Naturalist Rebecca Clark joins Kate on Sounds Good to talk about the park's environment.

Hear the conversation:

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Tom Rottinghaus of the Humane Society of Calloway County stops by Sounds Good to show us a new, full-color calendar of pets from the area, now on sale at Animal Health & Wellness, Bark Avenue, Family Fitness Center, Little Shop of Collars, Precious Paws, Lee Jewelry Artisans, Warner Veterinary Clinic, Westside Veterinary Service, and the Humane Society office. The calendars are a $10 donation to the Society. Tom also talks about some of the items in the 5th Annual Online Auction, featuring hand-crafted items, jewelry, home decor, gift certificates and more. See both of these items, and adoption information, at forthepets.org.

Today we met Bella, a Beagle, Westie, and Pekingese mix. She was born on January 13th, 2013 with three siblings and is available for adoption from The Humane Society of Calloway County. She was very sweet to everyone at WKMS; loved to be held and played with. She got lots of treats because she did such a good job making her radio debut. 

Read more information about Bella on Petfinder.com.

Visit The Humane Society of Calloway County website for adoption details.

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A fire damaged the Christian County Animal Shelter Monday morning. The county’s Emergency Management Director Randy Graham says all of the animals survived the fire. He also says there is some structural damage to one wing and the offices in the building.

Puppies Sound Good second Wednesdays monthly on WKMS. Kathy Hodge from the Humane Society of Calloway County brought in two very sweet and cuddly dogs today. Lady is a Pekingese Mix, and a recent mother. Her puppies turn 8 weeks old today! She was curious about the radio station, adventurous but calm and happily greeted everyone she met. Kenai is a baby Dachshund/Beagle Mix who was a little nervous when he first came up, but it was his first adventure. He loved being cuddled and fell asleep in Todd's arms during the conversation. Both dogs need loving homes. Here's more information about them and about how to adopt:

Man-made Cave to Offer Bats Haven from Disease

Sep 14, 2012
Daniel Potter/ WPLN

New tenants wanted: must be quiet during the day, must enjoy bugs. It might not sound like your kind of real estate, but then, you’re not a bat.

A new man-made cave near Clarksville is being built to give thousands of bats a safe haven from a devastating infection called white-nose syndrome; the experimental project may house bats’ best hope against the disease.

Afternoon Round-Up 5/1/12

May 1, 2012
Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities at the University of Virginia / wikimedia commons

Today on NPR: Michigan's new Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia is using the ugliness of racism to teach a lesson of acceptance.

 

Kentucky:

The director of the controversial documentary “Bully” will be in Paducah Friday to screen his film at Maiden Alley Cinema.

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