Humane Society

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The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife says it’s time to expand the area in which bears can be hunted in the state by about 20 percent.

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.

Many Americans will be sitting down Thursday to a wonderfully meaty, broad-breasted white turkey that grew to maturity in a remarkably short period: just 136 days, on average.

It's hard to watch this video, taken by a local CBS affiliate news crew in the wake of the tornado that struck Oklahoma City in 2013, killing 24 people, and not think what you would do about your pet in similar circumstances.

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McCracken County’s Animal Shelter Task Force is recommending the Humane Society there partner with the county’s animal control.  The plan, approved by the task force 6 to 3 Tuesday and sent to the Fiscal Court, has one director overseeing the operations of both Animal Control and Humane Society operations.

Today we met Calloway, this month's featured adoptable puppy at the Humane Society of Calloway County. Calloway is a retriever/husky mix who needs a loving home. She was very sweet and sleepy at WKMS, and a little shy making her radio debut. She's seven weeks old and is one of a litter of six. She'll be a medium to large size dog when she's fully grown. See more information about her on (where she's listed as a boy!).

See more at the Humane Society of Calloway County website.

The Hopkins County Animal Shelter has reduced its euthanasia rate more than forty percent in the last four years. The shelter had faced scrutiny for rates exceeding 65%. The euthanasia rate now stands at 23%. Last week, the shelter board discussed plans to implement programs to keep healthy or treatable animal deaths to a minimum of 10%. Shelter Director Charles Gentry said the humane society's recent success stems from working with the community.

A Muhlenberg County farmer who never turned away a stray cat has left a portion of his estate to every county-run animal shelter in the state. County officials around the Commonwealth received checks earlier this month from a man they never met. Muhlenberg County dairy farmer Bland Hardison made sure all of Kentucky's 120 counties will receive a check for $1,432.47.

Puppies sound good today! Meet Miley and Maddie, six-week old black labrador retriever mix puppies. We'll speak with Kathy Hodge of the Humane Society of Calloway County, and Liz Fiero, working on BARKtoberfest.



Puppies Sound Good! The Humane Society of Calloway County's Director Kathy Hodge introduces us to pups needing new homes during the first hour.