Along with spring flowers and paws crossed for lots of cat adoptions comes safety precautions as well. We are all very aware of the devastating fires that are going on in our state. It is very important to have an emergency plan in place for your family, including all of your animals. You can get a free sticker online to place in your window that lets people know how many animals are inside your home in case of a fire. Keep your family safe from fires and take all the necessary precautions to do so.
If you are traveling this summer, there are many things you can do to keep your pets safe.
• Never leave your pet in a vehicle that is not running, with the windows down. Inside a parked car without the AC going can get extremely hot and can be fatal to your pet.
• Always crate your cats while you’re driving. Cats can get scared and flee the vehicle, no matter how well they know you.
• Dogs can be crated and should be kept on a leash when being taken out for potty breaks.
• Plenty of water should always be accessible to all of your pets, year round.
The main idea of caring for your pets when it gets hotter is to keep them comfortable, like you would yourself.
• If your dog is left out in the yard, make sure there is a place for it to get out of the sun — a shady area, under a porch, etc. Dogs can suffer from sunburn and heat stroke just like people do.
• If the pavement is too hot for your bare feet, it is too hot for your dog’s feet as well. Walk your dog in the early morning or late evening when it cools down.
• If your truck bed is too hot for you to sit in, it is too hot for your dog.
Since it is National Adopt a Cat month, I’d like to feature some of our favorite felines. All of our adorable adoptables have been spayed or neutered and are up to date on their vaccines. To meet them, visit the shelter at 812 S. McLane Road, or online at humanesocietycentralaz.org.
Morocco is a 2-year-old handsome, neutered male. He has a medium-length coat that is beige in color. He was brought in as a stray so his history is unknown. What we do know about him is that he is very sweet and easygoing. He gets along well with the other cats he is housed with. Morocco loves to lay in comfy beds and sunbathe in the window. He is up to date on his vaccines and will be microchipped prior to adoption.
Sashimi is an adorable, fuzzy faced orange tabby kitten. He is too cute for words! He is very sweet and playful. He has been here since he was just a few weeks old, and is now 12 weeks old and eager to find his forever home. Sashimi is neutered and up to date on his shots. He is litter boxed trained as well. He loves to play with toys, or cuddle up for a nice nap.
Evangeline is our little angel. She is a gorgeous 2 year old spayed female. She too is up to date on vaccines and is litter box trained. She is an easygoing girl who doesn’t ask for much. She will do well in a calmer household where she can be queen of the castle.
Marty is a 10-week-old fun-loving kitten. He is spunky and full of life and love. This little guy is litter box trained, current on vaccines and ready to find his forever home. He gets along great with the other kittens in the main house and is the perfect age to introduce to an outgoing, playful family.
Ringa is a sweetheart. She is a little shy, but very affectionate once she comes out of her shell. She is a 5-year-old front declawed, spayed female. She will need a quiet home, possibly with an older person looking for a calm, yet sweet cat. She is mature, keeps a clean area and likes to hide under her cat bed.
Saki is full of spunk and personality! This 10-week-old spayed tabby kitten is current on vaccinations and litter box trained. Saki likes to hang out on your shoulder and kiss your face. She has energy and plays for hours. She would do best in a home where she has someone to play with, and be able to climb on furniture and race around the house as she pleases. She is a typical kitten with an abundance of playful energy that she needs to express.