Puppies Sound Good: Meet Sadie!
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.
Now in its fifth year, the Easter Bone Hunt on March 28 is a fun chance to get your dog out in the sunshine at the park. Two large areas of the City Park are roped off, one for large dogs and another for small dogs. Dogs can be walked out on leashes and, as Kathy Hodge puts it, it looks like toddlers in an Easter egg hunt. If a dog touches its nose on a plastic egg, they get the treat inside of it. there are also prizes for humans, too. Microchipping will be available, door prizes, refreshments, an Easter bonnet parade and Easter bunny photos.
With severe weather season coming, it's an important time to consider preparing for your family. Preparing for your pet in severe weather emergencies is very similar, says Hodge. No matter how hard you want to hang on to something important to you, it's not always going to be in your control. She emphasizes microchipping - a collar can come off, but a microchip wont. She advises having a photo of your pet and sending it to someone else in case your phone or photos get lost or broken. Get a tub and fill it with things that you might need for your pet if you need to pick up and run: flea, tick and heartworm medication, food, water, bowls. For a checklist, email email@example.com.