PETS OF THE WEEK 10-12-12posted by Beverly Animal Shelter on Friday October 12th 11:44am
Usually the canine candidates at the Beverly Animal Shelter find homes quite quickly. However, some dogs do find themselves overlooked. Perhaps they are too big, or too active, or their breed may have a bad reputation. Whatever the case, the following dogs deserve a second look.
Fawn colored Rocky is believed to be a Belgian Malinois. Sometimes called a Belgian Shepherd, the Belgian Malinois is a working dog favored by the police and military. It is believed that a Belgian Malinois took part in the raid on Osama Bin Laden. This dog needs to work, whether it be search and rescue or merely agility training. Although Rocky gets along with all at the shelter and will be devoted to his master, as a member of a herding breed, Rocky is not recommended around cats or other small animals. He is estimated to be 3 years old and weighs about 60 pounds. Rocky is up to date on his vaccinations and neutered.
Found as a stray, Mikey, with his waggie tail and smiley face, was taken in by a veterinarian where he has lived for the past year. Mikey has undergone every possible test and has come out clean. He served as a blood donor for the vet practice. Sweet Mikey’s term of service is over. Clean in his cage, he is looking for a loving home where he can play fetch, get plenty of daily long walks, and have a family of his own. Approximately 2 years old and weighing 50 to 55 pounds, American Staffordshire Terrier, Mikey is up to date on his vaccinations and neutered. Mikey loves his people and the Shelter recommends he be an “only pet”.
Fido is another unclaimed stray. How wrong is that? Fido is a sweetheart of a dog. Thought to be part Chow/maybe part Lab or Retriever, Fido is a big strong boy who wants to be your (and your family’s) Teddy Bear. He’s thought to be 3 to 4 years old and weighs in the 60 to 65 pound range. Due to his size, it is recommended he live with older children. Fido is looking forward to long walks and lots of play. He is up to date on his vaccinations and neutered. The Shelter recommends that Fido live in a home without cats.
LAST WEEK’S PETS - All of last week’s Halloween treat felines, Jenna, Jasmine, Jeremiah, Justin Case, Erica and Bobbi Jo, remain waiting for their purrfect human.
SHELTER NEWS -
The Board of Directors of the Beverly Animal Shelter is working hard to give you all the information you need to properly take care of your pet. If you have visited the Shelter website at http://www.beverlyanimalshelteronline.com/index.html you may have noticed the new topics of Important Pet and Animal Info and Low Cost Spay and Neuter. The topics are well covered and soon, much more information will be added.
Winter will soon be here. The Shelter is overflowing with cats of ALL AGES and they are in desperate need of catfood and cat litter! To help these needy felines find homes before the Winter, for a limited time Dallyn is offering the adoption fee of $10 for any cat 6 years of age or older. Now folks, this is quite the deal. Cats can live to age 20. That means you can obtain a vaccinated and spayed/neutered feline for the bargain price of only $10. In addition, you can have live-in Mouse Protection for the upcoming months when those little critters begin their search for their Winter home!! What a deal!! Why not choose 2?!
While the nice weather is here, remember that the Dave Pullen Memorial Dog Park at the Beverly Animal Shelter is open Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm. It is located on the front center grounds at the Shelter and has a double-gated entrance. It is free to the public (though the Shelter always appreciates any donations!), but we do require you to stop by the shelter staff (at the store) to show proof of rabies and distemper vaccinations. We want everyone, including your dog safe! We also ask that you please clean up after your dog. Come on out and give your pup a chance to run off lead in a safe and enclosed environment!
The Beverly Animal Shelter no longer has a pet groomer. Christine has moved out of the area.
Do you have some old, no longer used electronics (like grandma’s old scanner and your old cell phone)? The Beverly Animal Shelter now has a permanent Electronics Recycling Drop-off container located right at the Shelter. Provided by 2trg., the Shelter will receive money for old electronic equipment.
Also, remember that the Shelter always takes donations of scrap metal to recycle, as well as, returnable bottles and cans. For more information, call the Shelter at (315)539-9357.
SHELTER NEEDS –
Thankfully, Dallyn is happy to announce that the Town of Tyre has joined Interlaken, Romulus and the Town of Waterloo in setting limits on the number of dogs one individual can own. Now, for the rest of Seneca County…
THANK YOU FOR THE GENEROUS CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE PAST YEAR!!
Winter will soon be rearing its ugly head and the Shelter is still dealing with the results of this year’s Kitten Season! To help out, please go to www.FirstGiving.com/bas. Or, stop by the Shelter and adopt a kitten or two. Better yet, adopt an adult cat in need of a real home!
Please keep in mind when you enter the Shelter grounds, to adhere to the 5mph speed limit. A very sweet but deaf cat that had lived at the shelter for 17 years was killed because someone sped through the drive.
Dallyn, along with the ASPCA, would like to remind all cat owners of the importance (after spay and neutering) of cat collars (safety or breakaway) with proper identification for outdoor cats. The Shelter is overwhelmed by “found” but unclaimed cats. The hope of the Shelter is to be able to reunite the lost felines with their owners. Many types of collars are available for cats. Please see Dallyn for more information.
Please, if you have lost your dog or cat, DO CALL the shelter. Do not wait for an advertisement of “found dog/cat” to appear in the newspaper.
Regarding the Purina Pets for Seniors, Please check with the Shelter for what is available in 2012.
Please be a responsible pet owner. Spay and neuter your pets to prevent more unwanted animals. ONLY YOU can prevent the overflow of kittens that begins each Spring and carries on into the Fall.