The days are getting warmer and longer. Kitten season is right around the corner, as is puppy season. There is already a litter of each of these tiny babies at the shelter.
The economic climate has been very hard on many, and this year, record-breaking numbers of owners have surrendered their pets due to financial hardship.
We know it’s our responsibility to be there for these pets, and we know that we can with the support of this community. So this week’s article is going to talk about the ways you can help the homeless animals of Rim Country.
As always, there is a financial need simply for the purpose of day-to-day operation. With your financial donations, we purchase food, cleaning supplies and materials for repairs. The best way to make a financial donation is with a gift card. We can use gift cards from any of the local stores that sell pet supplies and food, including Wal-Mart, Safeway, Bashas’ and Payson Feed.
There is always a lot of maintenance and repair that needs to be done to keep this old facility going, so gift cards from Ace Hardware or Home Depot are very welcome, too.
Then there is the need for hands-on help. We can always use good foster homes — especially this time of year when there are so many babies. We need dog walkers who are willing to take the time to get to know our dogs and give them the exercise they need to stay healthy both physically and emotionally. We need cat lovers who can spend time with cats, socializing and grooming them to help our cats maintain a will and desire to survive.
There is a never-ending pile of laundry to be washed, and dishes to be done.
As we struggle to survive during these tough economic times, we are running with as small a paid staff as we can, so volunteers are vital to our survival. Also vital are financial donations to our building fund and general fund.
Thank you, Rim Country, for always being there to keep this very important operation afloat. This is truly one of the most loving and giving communities in the country. If you would like to be a part of these wonderful animals’ lives, you can give us a call at (928) 474-5590, visit us at 812 S. McLane Road or look us up on the web at www.paysonhumanesociety.com.
My Boy is a 4-1/2-month-old Lab/Pit mix. His previous owners purposely bred his parents to see what their pups would look like. Now he is here because they couldn’t afford to take care of him. He is very sweet and a bit shy. He never received any training or affection, so he is in need of a patient, understanding family. He was also brought in with his best friend and sister, Two Paws.
Two Paws is a 4-1/2-month-old Lab/Pit mix. Her story is the same as her brother’s. These innocent pups were bred for someone’s curiosity and then turned over to us because they could no longer afford to care for them. Two Paws has not received any training or any attention, for that matter. She is shy and timid, but such a sweetheart when she feels safe with you. We would love to see her and her brother, My Boy, get a home; and if they went together, that would be fantastic!
Cole is a 4-1/2-month-old Catahoula/Pit mix. He was turned over, along with his three sisters and a brother. His previous owners could not afford to take care of him and his siblings, so they were brought here. He is playful and, at times, can be a little shy. He is very sweet and ready to come home with you today.
Moo is also part of the litter of five that was turned over to the shelter. He, too, is outgoing and playful. He can be a little shy at times, but when he warms up, he is such a sweet boy. He can be easy going and loves to have your attention and affection. Now he’s just waiting for you to take him home.
Basil is a 5-month-old Shepherd mix. She was turned over with her sister Rosemary. Their previous owners could no longer afford to care for them. Basil is outgoing and affectionate. She is spayed and current on all shots and ready to find her forever home.
Rosemary is Basil’s sister. She, too, is affectionate and playful. She has beautiful markings and a quirky personality to match. She would love to get adopted with her sister and would be very happy to find her forever home.