This week’s column is featuring a few of our newcomers. These animals were all brought in to the shelter during the last week or so.
The cats have all had a blood test to determine they are clear of FELV and FIP. They have also been swabbed for five more viruses — Chlamydophila, Feline Calicivirus, Herpesvirus, Bordetella and Mycoplamasma. We have begun this new program to do our best to ensure the cats that we send into the community are as healthy as possible.
All the dogs that come in to shelter are tested for giardia and parvo upon intake. And all the animals are put through a five-day regimen of deworming to assure us they are free of internal parasites.
We take the health of our population very seriously. We watch them closely in case there are any changes in behavior, eating habits and so on. We are a proactive team of animal lovers and want the best for our residents. All animals adopted from us are also spayed or neutered, vaccinated and have an identification chip.
There are a few things that the community can do to help us keep everyone comfortable. We are always in need of blankets and bedding. We also need some new Kuranda beds. These are the beds that the dogs sleep on in their kennels. We did a study a few years ago and found this type to hold up best. But we have had these for quite a while and could use some new ones. If you’d like to purchase one and have it delivered to us, they can be found at www.kuranda.com and we use the medium-sized beds.
Also, here’s a reminder of upcoming events. The first annual Petapalooza will be held at Safeway Jan. 24. We are looking for pet-related vendors or demonstrations to participate. No breeders please. For more information on this, please call Lynn O’Donelle, at 472-4661 or email her at email@example.com or you can pick up registration forms here at the shelter at 812 S. McLane Road.
The “Evening in Paris” Valentine’s Day dinner at the casino is at 6 p.m. Feb. 14.
Plateauland Mobile low-cost spay and neuter clinic will be here Jan. 7. Surgery fees are as follows: dog spay $75, dog neuter $60, cat spay $50, cat neuter $40. Animals in heat/pregnant or over 60 pounds are subject to additional fees. Vaccinations and other services will be available to surgery patients at an additional low-cost fee.
Spay/neuter surgeries will be on an appointment basis only. To make an appointment or for further information, call the clinic at (928) 526-5964. Interested pet owners may also call the Humane Society at (928) 474-5590.
Jawa is a 6 -year-old Norfolk Terrier. He is neutered and current on all shots. He was turned over because his previous owners felt he didn’t fit in. He doesn’t like cats, kids or other dogs. However, we have had him around other dogs here and he does just fine. He will do best in a single or older couple environment. If you don’t have any kids or animals and would like a smaller dog, this is your guy.
Kiwi is a 2-year-old spayed Queensland mix. She is full grown and has a short, smooth coat. She is housebroken and rides well in cars. This sweet gal came in as a stray and has a microchip, but it was never registered, so we were not able to find her owners. Now she is ready to find her forever home and maybe you can help her. If you are interested, please ask a staff member to assist you, and we can let you spend some time with her to get to know her better. She has been so well behaved and sweet. She deserves to find her forever home today!
Marley is a 3-month-old black and tan Bluetick Coonhound. She was brought in as a stray from Frontier. We just had a litter of pups that look just like her. So if she is from the same litter, she is the last one looking for her forever home. She appears to have had some training already, and will be a great candidate for further training. Her breed is very intelligent and eager to please her family members. Please help Marley find her home for the holidays.
Fetti is a 3-year-old tortoiseshell. She is spayed and current on all her shots. She was picked up as a stray near Main Street and never reclaimed. She is social with the other cats and is such a sweetheart. She loves to be brushed and loved on. She would be so happy to become a part of your family. Please come meet our girl, we’re sure you’ll fall in love.
Cinnamon is a 3-month-old tortoiseshell. She is spayed and current on her shots. She was brought in with her brother, Captain, who is also being featured. They were brought in from Gisela as strays and never reclaimed. Cinnamon is not very used to human contact, but we’ve been working with her every day and she is doing a lot better. She will definitely come out of her shell once she is in her forever home. Please give Cinnamon a chance; she may add some spice to your life.
Captain is a 3-month-old orange tabby. He is neutered and current on his shots. He came in with his sister, Cinnamon, from Gisela. Captain is a bit more social and loving. He is adorable and eager for some TLC. If you are interested in a handsome young man who is very affectionate, this is your guy. Come down and see for yourself.