PETS OF THE WEEK 12-27-13posted by Beverly Animal Shelter on Thursday December 26th 11:35pm
Happy Tails are what the Beverly Animal Shelter hopes for all the pets currently residing there. Year-end is the time to recognize some of the Happiest Tails. This may only be one of many happy tails, but you can help make many more in 2014. Please take the time to stop by the Shelter and meet the hopeful residents there.
FUCHSIA then (February 2013)
An inquisitive, 5 to 6 month old pup, sweet little Fuchsia is looking for a family to love. Another unclaimed stray, she arrived with a skin problem for which she is being treated. Fuchsia should be good as new very soon. Mostly black with a spot of white on her chest, Terrier/Lab mix, Fuchsia is raring to go home with you. Weighing about 25 pounds, she is up to date on her vaccinations and will be spayed before adoption.
FUCHSIA now known as RUBY
Just want to say thank you for our Gem of a Dog whose name we changed to a very fitting Ruby. It was love at first sight of the frightened little dog wearing the purple collar and having that red rash on her face, that cold February day. We waited patiently while her rash was treated and finally healed. So happy we were that her first potential adopter was not patient enough to wait for her to heal.
Yes, she was an active little girl but she was also smart as a whip and quickly learned to be a lady. Our nine-year-old dog was happy for the new companionship and our cats were extra happy when they could chase the “crazy” dog around the yard or house. Ruby’s reaction to being chased by the cats… a great big SMILE. All we could do was laugh. Now at a full-grown 40 pounds, Ruby thinks she is a lap dog. But that’s OK. We love her just the way she is!
SHELTER NEWS -
Are you ready for 2014? The Ninth Annual Beverly Animal Shelter Dinner Dance will be held February 15, 2014 at Club 86 with music by Ruby Shooz. Overcrowding last year means tickets this year will be limited. So plan on getting your tickets early or you might miss this special event.
Wondering what the fantasy raffle will be this year? Well, the Beverly Animal Shelter has received a basketball from the 2013 NCAA Final Four autographed by the Syracuse University Basketball Team! More info to follow.
Winter is HERE. Along with Sundays, the Beverly Animal Shelter will be closed on Wednesdays for the Winter.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL! Pets of the Week will return in two weeks.
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.
Enjoy the Winter; 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 winding down but the cold winds of winter are beginning to blow. To help the Shelter 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.