PETS OF THE WEEK 11-8-13posted by Beverly Animal Shelter on Friday November 8th 11:20am
Being a lost or unwanted dog is rough at any time, but with Winter approaching it can be downright scary. The Beverly Animal Shelter regularly deals with “dumped” or forgotten dogs. Perhaps a family dog became distracted by the scent of a rabbit and wandered off. Before you know it, he has lost his way. After many days of wandering and being chased out of people’s yard, the call comes in at the Shelter about a scared and hungry dog. Then the Shelter work really begins… The work of bringing back the real dog hiding inside.
Recently found in Waterloo, (Skinny) Mini weighs an underweight 30 pounds. The ribs showing and tail tucked under the legs are typical for the frightened, hungry arrival. How did this happen and can he trust again? The Shelter staff is betting there is a fine young man within. American Staffordshire Terrier, Mini is up to date on his vaccinations and will be neutered before adoption.
“He ain’t nothin’ but a Hound Dog”… A Tri-color Hound, Elvis arrived at the Shelter in early October. A handsome boy estimated to be two years old, Elvis is ready for action. Teach him the ropes and take him hunting or give Elvis a job to do. He’s a good boy who is up to date on his vaccinations and neutered.
As the saying goes, “You’ve come a long way Baby!” fits Runner perfectly. Found in July, Runner was scared to death. Was he forgotten? Or assumed to be dead? No one seemed to be looking for him. It took some time to catch this boy. And when finally at the Shelter, Runner cowered in his cage and would not eat. Sometimes it looked as if he would never come around. But, with love, patience and some hand-fed canned dog food, Runner learned that he could trust people again. Now Runner has a smiley face and waggie tail. He’s good with all and clean in his cage. Although he’s thought to be over 6 years, Runner has a lot of love to give and company to keep. Weighing about 55 pounds, he is up to date on his vaccinations and if not already, will be neutered before adoption.
LAST WEEK’S PETS – All of last week’s canine young ladies, Lindy, Nala and puppy Vermont, remain waiting for their forever 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.
Although Winter is banging on the door, it is not too late to spend some playtime 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.