Every week I get a "pet of the week" email from the Warrick Humane Society. They always feature a pet that's been hanging out there for a bit, hoping to find a home. When I opened up this week's email, I legit gasped. Like, out loud.

Meet Nova. She's a one-year-old husky/pit mix and let me tell you, she's a stunner. I mean, just look at those eyes! She weighs about 54 lbs, is heartworm negative, vaccinated, microchipped, and spayed. Basically, she's all set to be someone's best buddy.

The folks at the shelter don't know much about her past, but they say Nova's an absolute sweetheart. She's got that husky energy, so she's up for all kinds of adventures. Apparently, she's been interning as the WHS office dog for a while now, which explains why she's so good with people.

They haven't tested her with other dogs yet, but she seems like she'd be cool with them too. The gist is, Nova's ready to leave her old life behind and start fresh with a loving family. Who knows, she might just steal your heart!

If you're interested in Nova or any of our other adoptable pets, please fill out an adoption application online at https://warrickhumanesociety.org/adoption/
Their hours are Wednesday-Thursday 12-7 and Friday-Sunday 12-4. Our address is 5722 S Vann Rd, Newburgh IN 47630.


Donations Needed

We are in need of some essential items!
- Paper Towels
- Kitchen Trash Bags
- Fabuloso (No Lavender or Citrus Scents)
- Puppy Pads
- Wet Puppy Food
- Dry Puppy Food (we prefer without corn, dyes, and with the first few ingredients being meat. Some good brands include: Taste of the Wild, 4Health, and Blue Buffalo)
- Wet Kitten Food
- Dry Kitten Food (we prefer without corn, dyes, and with the first few ingredients being meat. Some good brands include: Taste of the Wild, 4Health, and Blue Buffalo)
Donations can be dropped off ANYTIME!! They have a 'Donations' bin outside our front door!

Items Needed for Silent Auction

Join WHS for our Annual Online Auction August 19th - August 25th! They will have something for everyone. This is one of their largest fundraisers, and they can't wait to show you all of the great auction items available for bidding! Stay tuned for more details. If you'd like to donate items, drop them off at the shelter.

Petting Zoos Within Driving Distance of the Tri-State

Anyone who knows me knows that I prefer animals over people most days. I tell my boyfriend all of the time that when we retire, I want a little plot of land with some cows, goats, pigs, chickens, and a whole lot of dogs. A girl can dream, right?
Sadly, since I can't have my own farm anytime soon, I guess I will settle for enjoying other people's animals, which means frequenting petting zoos and farms is pretty common for us. Luckily, I don't have to drive far to pet all the animals I can fit into a day.
From elephants to highland cattle to Clydesdales and a coatimundi, the tristate offers a wide variety of petting zoos that can be visited in a short day trip. Next thing you know, you'll be making your own list of animals to have on your own dream farm like me.

Gallery Credit: Melissa Nelson

How To Tell Someone You're From Warrick County Without Saying You're From Warrick County

There are several ways to tell someone where you're from without actually telling them where you're from. Let's take Warrick County for example.

Gallery Credit: Travis Sams