Allow us to introduce you to this week's Pet of the Week from the Vanderburgh Humane Society. Meet Buddy.

Buddy is a 2-year-old retriever/terrier mix. According to VHS Executive Director Kendall Paul, he's great with kids, and as you can see from the video, loves to run and play outside. Buddy's adoption fee is $150. That cost, like all adoption fees at the VHS covers the cost of getting his vaccinations up-to-date, his neutering, and microchipping in the event he gets a little too excited and runs off.

If you'd like to meet Buddy, contact the VHS to set up a time to hang out with him and see if he's the right fit for your family. If the answer is "yes" (hopefully it is), you can fill out the adoption form online at

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Dog Days of Summer with the Evansville Otters

The VHS is partnering with the Evansville Otters for a special Dog Days of Summer event at Bosse Field on Sunday, August 22nd. The Otters will be taking on the Gateway Grizzlies for an afternoon game, and all dogs are welcome to enjoy the game with their owners. Admission is free, however tickets are required and can be picked up at either the VHS or River Kitty Cat Cafe on the Main Street Walkway. In addition to the game, the day will also feature adoptable pets currently living at the VHS, as well as a half-pot, and half-price hot dogs.

Run with the Dogs

If you have a weekday morning free, come do Mutt’s Morning Out! Or, on Saturday mornings, Cardio for Canines! (It happens rain or shine pretty much every weekend as long as have volunteers available!)

Happy Tails Resale Shop

Shop on Saturdays, donate items, or volunteer. We want to be open more during the week, but need the manpower, so we need people who can commit to a day each week or every other week to help run the register OR sort & price items!

VHS on TikTok

Be sure to follow VHS on TikTok @vhslifesaver to see funny animal videos and behind-the-scenes details on what sheltering really looks like! The clinic behind-the-scenes TikTok is up to more than 700,000 VIEWS!

Cat Cam

Wanna watch cats playing LIVE 24/7 (if they’re not sleeping) on their new Petcube Play in the Cageless Cat Lounge and at the River Kitty Cat Cafe. Download the free Petcube app, create an account, and find “VHS Cat Lounge.” The camera runs all the time and if you turn your phone to landscape, you can control the built-in laser pointer and play with the kittens!!

Why do cats have whiskers? Why do they meow? Why do they nap so much? And answers to 47 other kitty questions:

Why do they meow? Why do they nap so much? Why do they have whiskers? Cats, and their undeniably adorable babies known as kittens, are mysterious creatures. Their larger relatives, after all, are some of the most mystical and lethal animals on the planet. Many questions related to domestic felines, however, have perfectly logical answers. Here’s a look at some of the most common questions related to kittens and cats, and the answers cat lovers are looking for.

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To prepare yourself for a potential incident, always keep your vet's phone number handy, along with an after-hours clinic you can call in an emergency. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center also has a hotline you can call at (888) 426-4435 for advice.

Even with all of these resources, however, the best cure for food poisoning is preventing it in the first place. To give you an idea of what human foods can be dangerous, Stacker has put together a slideshow of 30 common foods to avoid. Take a look to see if there are any that surprise you.

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