PETS OF THE WEEK 12-21-12posted by Beverly Animal Shelter on Thursday December 20th 3:41pm
Recently, Santa made his annual visit to the Beverly Animal Shelter to hear what the cats, dogs, rabbits, birds and ferrets had to say. Please meet these additional, hopeful companions. The potential pets told Santa how they had been as good as good could be all year long, in the hopes that Santa would help them find their furever home. Santa promised he would do his best. What do you think…? Can you give Santa a hand?
The Shelter staff has a wish for Christmas, for 2 foster homes. A Foster Care home is needed for Rocky, the Belgian Malinois, who has been at the Shelter too long. The boy needs an active home with one on one contact.
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.
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 of his leg. At the Shelter, he must be caged, but in a home, Ghost could be free to adjust to his situation.
Hoping to find furever homes for the numerous felines wintering at the Shelter, the Black Friday Specials for felines have been extended through the month of December! Adopt one black cat at the full adoption fee and get ½ off the adoption fee of your second cat or kitten of any color!!!
Take a street fighting man, give him two hots (meals that is) and a cot (or a cuddly cat bed) and what do you get? Frankie, a lovable lap cat with a clipped left ear. All white, 4 to 5 year old Frankie wears the scars of his days on the streets, but this guy has changed his tune. His new song is “Gimme, Gimme Good Lovin”! Frankie is neutered and up to date on his vaccinations.
What gorgeous, but sad, big brown eyes Mr. (or is it Sargent?) Pepper has. An unclaimed stray, Pepper is considered to be an ”open faced” (longer, less heavy face) Chow mix. Pepper would prefer to be an only pet. He just loves his people. He is clean in his cage and walks well on his leash. A bigger boy, Pepper is estimated to weigh 55 to 60 pounds and be about 3 years old. He is up to date on his vaccinations and neutered.
A very loving, buff colored tiger with golden eyes, Jethro came from a caring group home that had to be disbanded. Two to three year old, Jethro gets along with all, even the dogs. He particularly likes to sleep in resident dog, Chimey’s crate. Most of all, Jethro especially loves his people. Although he can be choosey at times, Jethro is the king of cuddles! Jethro is neutered and up to date on his vaccinations.
You might remember the request for info on Bud’s owner. Bud was found on Armitage Rd. in Tyre on Wednesday, Nov 15, 2012. He was very emaciated. Fortunately, Bud was able to eat and found a wonderful foster home. He has made a marvelous recovery. When found, the raw area on his neck indicated Bud’s collar had been nearly imbedded in his skin. Now all healed, neutered and up to date on his vaccinations, tri-colored Hound, Bud is thankful for a second chance at life. He is a sweetheart estimated to be about 3 years old. Loving Bud is still available for adoption. Simply call the Shelter before your visit and the Foster family will bring him in for you to meet.
LAST WEEK’S PETS - Willy from last week Santa confiders, is happy to announce he has found a foster home. Black and white hound, Bandit; black and tan Shepherd, Cocheese; and the pair of best friends with Bassett Hound legs, Theo and Piper, remain waiting for Santa to bring them a furever home.
SHELTER NEWS -
Along with Sundays, the Beverly Animal Shelter will be closed on Wednesdays for the Winter.
Happy News for the Shelter, The ASPCA will be granting the funds necessary to complete Jenna’s Wish (building) with dog runs and a staging area to improve the efficient operation of the SOS (Shelter Outreach Services i.e. spay and neutering) clinic. Thank You ASPCA.
Special Thanks go out to Bob McGill for his continued help and support for the Shelter’s special projects.
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 –
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.