Prevent a Litter This Month at Animal House

February is “Prevent a Litter Month” and The Animal House Adoption Center wants to help by offering affordable spay-neuter programs. 
The center also has a great selection of “big dog buddies” that will help keep you motivated to get out and exercise through these final winter months. All dogs come with a full adoption package, which includes spaying or neutering, licensing, rabies and other preventative vaccinations, deworming, heartworm test, a microchip and $100 in coupons.   
Those interested in adopting can visit The Animal House Adoption Center, 3516 Newburg Road, or PetSmart, 3580 S. Hurstbourne Parkway.  
Adoption hours at The Animal House Adoption Center are 10 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. The center is closed on Monday and holidays.
PetSmart dog adoptions hours are 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Cats are available during regular PetSmart business hours.
For details about The Animal House Adoption Center’s spay-neuter program, call (502) 473-7387.

Cave Hill Cemetery Second Annual Four Seasons Photography Contest
The Cave Hill Heritage Foundation is holding its second annual Four Seasons of Cave Hill photography contest.
This year’s contest, which began January 1 and ends September 30, is an opportunity for the community to capture in photography the beauty of each of the four seasons at the historic cemetery. As with last year’s contest, the winning photographs will be featured in a calendar produced by the Cave Hill Heritage Foundation.
Each of the 12 winners will receive prizes consisting of gift certificates to local businesses and free admission to area attractions. The calendar and contest was met with such popularity in 2010, that the cemetery is almost sold out of the calendars produced from the 2010 winners.
Photographs must feature the natural setting of Cave Hill Cemetery, depicting at least one of the four seasons. 
The contest is open to all ages, and this year features a special student rate of $5 (flat fee). Otherwise, there is a $10 entry fee along with $5 per photo submitted. With the introduction of the special student rate, the foundation is hoping to generate more interest from students of all age groups – from elementary school to college. 
Contest rules and regulations, along with entry forms, can be found by visiting For questions, call Foundation Coordinator Michael Higgs at the Cave Hill Heritage Foundation office, (502) 451-5630. To see the winning photos from the 2010 contest, see the image gallery on the cemetery’s website. 

Free Community Garden Program Offered
Louisville Grows, a local non-profit group, currently has an open call for community groups wishing to start their own community gardens this spring. 
Selected gardens in the program will be assigned a Garden Liaison, a Louisville Grows volunteer trained in gardening, who will work with their assigned garden throughout the season. They will be available to meet once a week to help maintain the garden with its owner by weeding and watering, and, most importantly, through education. The liaison will answer questions about growing food and guide each gardener through the process, from planting to harvest.
Groups interested in participating in the program can find guidelines and more information at Participation is free, and although Louisville Grows provides basic support for finding resources, they require that gardeners be willing and able to fund and maintain their own garden.
Louisville Grows is now in its second year of operation. In their first year, they helped start eight community gardens throughout Louisville. The group is dedicated to fostering sustainable living in local communities by coordinating resources for community gardens and other projects. For more information, visit