PETS OF THE WEEK 12-7-12posted by Beverly Animal Shelter on Thursday December 6th 9:57pm
It might be the Christmas Season, but there are some serious issues to look at. Whether it be in Auburn, Canandaigua, Rochester, Syracuse or Seneca County, all the local Animal Shelters are overflowing. The Beverly Animal Shelter cannot accept any more cats or dogs unless they are dog warden dogs. What can you do to help? How about taking in one loving creature? How about one of these longhaired lovies looking for a quiet lap in which to cuddle?
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.
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!!!
Now for this week’s lovies…
A unique beauty, Pollyanna was an outdoor cat until upper respiratory illnesses necessitated she become an indoor cat, but there was no room in the inn for her. A dark Torti with alternating bands of black and orange on her body and a bright orange stripe down her nose, Pollyanna is quite shy. However, she is slowly opening up to the Shelter staff. Estimated to be 4 years old, Pollyanna is spayed and up to date on her vaccinations.
Hard to believe that lovely Kaddy is an unclaimed stray from Romulus. A muted/dilute Calico with fur in shades of flaxen, blue-gray and white, Kaddy is another shy girl. She hopes for a loving home with a lap and no other cats. Thought to be in the 2 to 4 years age range, Kaddy is spayed and is up to date on her vaccinations.
All right ladies, I know I am as handsome as handsome can be. I know I have some Persian blood in my veins. And I know that I should be on the Fancy Feast Commercials. You might think I am a self-centered fellow. However, I am an unclaimed stray from Indian Hills; I am not stuck-up at all. I am a sweet love who gets along with other cats, dogs and respectful children. They say I am mature… That I must be about 7 years old, but I feel like I am only 4. I am neutered and up to date on my vaccinations. What more can you ask for?
BUCKWHEAT & CINDY
In case you missed them Thanksgiving week, here is 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 their 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”. Cindy gets along so well with dogs that she sleeps with resident canine, Chimie. Both of these feline girls are up to date on their vaccinations and spayed.
LAST WEEK’S PETS - All of last week’s wishful feline ladies, Alloway, Ellie, Morgan and Lynnea, remain wishin’ and hopin’.
SHELTER NEWS -
Along with Sundays, the Beverly Animal Shelter will be closed on Wednesdays for the Winter.
If you watch Time Warner Cable TV from Rochester, you must have heard of the Roc the Day Fundraiser. Become a ROC-STAR for the pets at the Beverly Animal Shelter on 12-12-12!
The United Way of Greater Rochester is powering this 24-hour online give-a-thon to help registered charitable organizations from Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wyoming, Wayne and Yates counties. For more information see their website at http://roctheday.org/. ROCstar donors can use their PayPal account to make donations or they can call in a donation to (800)242-0238. Every hour for 24 hours, one lucky ROCstar donor will be randomly chosen for a special added bonus to get an additional $500 to use toward a gift to the charity of their choice.
The Beverly Animal Shelter is registered and participating in this year’s ROC the DAY. Here is their information page http://roctheday.org/BeverlyAnimalShelter.
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.