PETS OF THE WEEK 11-23-12posted by Beverly Animal Shelter on Thursday November 22nd 10:48pm
Last week you met the Canine Black Friday Specials at the Beverly Animal Shelter. This week it is the adorable, cuddly and still considered kittens, Black Friday Specials. What’s the deal with them? If you are interested in getting more than one new feline then this is for you! Adopt one of the Black Friday Special felines between now and Sunday, November 25, and you can adopt another feline of your choice of color for ½ the normal adoption fee.
Have you ever thought about rabbits as a family pet? The Shelter recently received a litter of month old bunnies. Why not stop by the Shelter to check them out?
The Shelter is also in desperate need of 2 foster homes. Please see the end of the column.
The Feline Specials…
When baby kitten Mac arrived, she was mistaken for a baby boy. As she grew, it was determined that this beautiful black kitten, with the golden copper eyes, was a sweet little girl. But, she had her name already and rather than cause confusion, 6-month-old Mac she remained. After all, a rose is still a rose… Miss Mac is spayed and is up to date on her vaccinations.
No question here if we have a baby girl or baby boy. Three to four month old, quiet, cuddly, little black Janice is the purrfect companion for your little girl. With her striking green eyes, young Janice is up to date on her vaccinations and if not already, will be spayed before adoption.
BUCKWHEAT & CINDY
A ready-made pair of longhaired “teenaged” beauties. Black with white, tuxedo wearing Buckwheat and white with black, Cindy are not siblings, but were adopted together as young kittens. They were surrendered because the owner could no longer keep them. It would be very nice if these girls could be adopted together again. Less than a year old, Buckwheat is a serene cuddle bug, who has no trouble keeping up with Cindy, who tends to be a bit more “full of it”. Both of these feline girls are up to date on their vaccinations and spayed.
LAST WEEK’S PETS - Mandy from last week’s Black Friday Canine Specials is happy to announce her adoption. Black Lab mix, Miss Koal and Black Chow mix, (Sargent) Pepper remain waiting for their forever home for Christmas.
SHELTER NEWS -
Speaking of Christmas... word is out that Santa will soon be stopping by for his annual visit and photo op!! Sunday, 12-2-12 is the day. Santa will be stopping by from noon to 3:00PM. A $10.00 donation is requested.
Special, Special THANKS go out to Swift Transport for their donation of a ton of catfood and dogfood. The Shelter cats and dogs are having a Happy Thanksgiving! Dallyn says the Shelter is set for a month with the donation.
It will soon be here. The 2013 Annual Shelter Dinner Dance will be held February 16, 2013. The New York Giants have generously donated another football to be raffled. The football has been signed by the 2012 Super Bowl Winning Team! Raffle tickets are currently available at The Shelter for a $5.00 donation. They’d make the purrfect stocking stuffer for your favorite football fan!
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 is just about 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?!
Catch the nice days while you can. 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 –
A Foster Care home is needed for Rocky the Belgian Malinois who has been at the Shelter for too long. The boy needs an active home with one on one contact.
A Foster Care home is needed for, or the owner must claim, an injured gray cat, who the Shelter has named Ghost. A neutered male who is estimated to be 3 years old, Ghost was found near Yost Road in Waterloo. An untreated severe leg injury necessitated the removal his leg. At the Shelter he must be caged, but in a home Ghost could be free to adjust to his situation.
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, all available funds have been used for 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.