PETS OF THE WEEK 2-1-13posted by Beverly Animal Shelter on Thursday January 31st 9:03pm
The months of January and February are notoriously slow months for adoptions at the Beverly Animal Shelter. The Holiday rush is over. The weather is too cold or too messy (or both) to begin a new endeavor. Now if adoptions are slow for the average pet, can you imagine how dire the outlook appears to those less than purrfect pets? Please take a few minutes to meet this week’s four special felines available for fostering. You might find out that they have much to offer to you.
A beautiful, affectionate Calico girl who first came to the Beverly Animal Shelter in 2007 as a young mother with her babies in tow. Lexi was lucky to find a home for herself as well. Unfortunately, circumstances brought her back to BAS just last year. A recent accident has affected Lexi’s vision. It is thought she can only see shadows. However, Lexi has not lost her wonderful personality. She is a cuddle-bug who gets along with other cats too. Lexi needs to be an indoor cat in a quiet home. She is spayed and up to date on her vaccinations. Please ask about fostering Lexi.
A charming fellow wearing a grey tiger coat and hat with his white legs and face visible, George had a rough arrival to the Shelter. They got a call about a cat who had been hit by a car. George was in bad shape but he pulled through. The result of the accident, George had lost his vision. Like Lexi, George needs to be an indoor cat. Because he is surprised by the advances of other cats, he might do better as an only cat. A shy boy, he needs to choose his human attention. Estimated to be about 5 years, George does have a lot of loving to give. He is neutered and up to date on his vaccinations. Why not think about fostering George?
Sweet Colleen, a quiet, mature Torbie (Torti colors on a Tabby/Tiger), lost one eye to disease. She has been at the Shelter for almost 2 years. Since she is thought to be older than 5, she feels this is the second strike against her and she may never have a home of her own. Colleen would make the purrfect, gentle companion for a senior. Colleen is spayed and up to date on her vaccinations.
A petite, dark tiger, lady who not only “wears” white gloves, boots and bib but she also has an adorable white stripe down the center of her nose. Tiger has also been at the Shelter for 2 years. She recently developed some medical issues that have since been diagnosed as food allergies. Ms. Tiger needs special food. If she remains at the Shelter, she will have to be caged to prevent her eating the offending food. The Shelter will provide Tiger’s special diet at no charge. Please consider giving Tiger a home (foster or regular) of her own. Tiger is up to date on her vaccinations and spayed.
LAST WEEK’S PETS - Miloh from last week is happy to announce his adoption, while Cocheese, Chubby/Lady and Melvin are still waiting for that magic moment to arrive.
SHELTER NEWS -
Along with Sundays, the Beverly Animal Shelter will be closed on Wednesdays for the Winter.
It will soon be here. The 2013 Annual Shelter Dinner Dance will be held February 16, 2013 at Club 86 in Geneva. Get ready for some good old Rock and Roll from Rochester’s Ruby Shooz. The New York Giants have generously donated another football to be raffled. The football has been signed by the 2012 Super Bowl Winning Team and Waterloo’s own, Coach Coughlin! Raffle tickets are currently available at The Shelter for a $5.00 donation. Need more information? Check out the BAS website under events/contact. http://www.beverlyanimalshelteronline.com/contact.html. You’ll find all the wonderful items collected for this year’s silent auction.
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 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, 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?!
Don’t let the snow deter you from getting 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!!
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…
Winter has reared its ugly head and the Shelter is still dealing with the results of last 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.
The Purina Pets for Seniors Fund has been replenished for 2013. Thank you Purina.
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.