PETS OF THE WEEK 11-1-13posted by Beverly Animal Shelter on Friday November 1st 12:23am
Last week you met some of the beautiful available kittens at the Beverly Animal Shelter. This week we are introducing some canine young ladies. Not necessarily puppies, but young and playful enough to keep any family busy for quite some time making happy family memories. Please remember if you are looking for a companion for your current dog, to bring your dog to the Shelter to meet any potential new family members.
Sweet, adorable and energetic, Lindy was an unclaimed stray with another dog warden. Her time had expired and that meant nothing good for little, Bassett Hound mix Lindy. The BAS agreed to give her one more chance at life. Black and white Lindy is smart as a whip and full of kisses. She is definitely looking for a loving, playful family. Estimated to be just about 1 year old and weighing 25 to 30 pounds, Lindy is good with other dogs. She is up to date on her vaccinations and spayed.
Could this beautiful, energetic girl be the descendant of Doberman Pinchers? She has the fine-boned athletic body, with fawn colored fur, of a Doberman. Nala has one blue eye and one brown eye. They are of the palest possible shade. Estimated to be one year old, Nala weighs 40 to 45 pounds. She needs a home with regular daily exercise – long walks or even a daily jog or two. However, Nala does know how to amuse herself. Give her a good fenced yard and some toys to play with and she will entertain herself. Nala does want to be part of a family though. She’s a fine girl who wants to please and will make an excellent family member for the right person. Nala gets along with other dogs and is spayed and up to date on her vaccinations.
Another luscious and precious example of saving the best for last. Endearing, 8 to 9 week old Vermont was surrendered because her new owner could not keep her. How she got her name is a long story you can hear at the Shelter. Brown and black Vermont may appear to be a Shepherd mix but she supposedly is an Australian Shepherd, which would keep her to a smaller size reaching a maximum weight of 45 pounds. A quiet and calm girl, Vermont has had her first set of puppy vaccinations. If this little girl catches your eye, contact the Shelter for more information.
LAST WEEK’S PETS – Marcia, from last week’s second round of the 2013 kitten season, is happy to announce her adoption. The rest of the Brady Bunch and Tikki & Gloria remain at the Shelter waiting for their purrfect family.
SHELTER NEWS -
IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THAT OLD ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT (like grandma’s old scanner and your old cell phone) YOU WERE THINKING ABOUT DONATING TO THE SHELTER FOR RECYCLING, SORRY TO INFORM YOU THAT IT IS TOO LATE. THE WINTER WEATHER DOES NOT ALLOW THE TRUCK PICK-UP. THE FINAL PICK-UP WAS Saturday, October 19.
HOWEVER, ELECTRONICS WILL AGAIN BE COLLECTED IN THE SPRING.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO VOLUNTEER YOUR HELP TO THE BEVERLY ANIMAL SHELTER? BUT CAN’T BE AT THE SHELTER FOR WHATEVER REASON (HOME COMMITMENTS, ALLERGIES ETC.) WELL, THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO HELP. HOW ABOUT:
HELPING WITH OFFSITE ADOPTION EVENTS
UPDATING THE BAS WEBSITE
POSTING PETS ON PETFINDER
KEEPING THE FINGER LAKES TIMES UPDATED WITH RECENT LOST & FOUND PETS.
THESE ARE JUST A FEW PLACES EXTRA HANDS AND MINDS ARE NEEDED REGULARLY. CALL THE SHELTER AT 539-9357 IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE EVEN JUST A LITTLE BIT OF YOUR TIME.
The Purina Pets for Seniors Fund has been replenished for 2013. Thank you Purina. Contact the Shelter for more information.
THE BEVERLY ANIMAL SHELTER HAS BEEN AWARDED A GRANT BY THE ASPCA TO REINSTITUE THE LOW-COST SPAY AND NEUTER VOUCHER PROGRAM. PLEASE CALL THE SHELTER AT 539-9357 FOR MORE INFORMATION. THANK YOU SO MUCH ASPCA!
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.
Come enjoy the milder weather with your favorite canine. The Dave Pullen Memorial Dog Park at the Beverly Animal Shelter is open Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm. 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!
THANK YOU FOR THE GENEROUS CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE PAST YEAR!!
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. Be sure to wash out your returnables.
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…
Kitten Season is here! 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.
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.