PETS OF THE WEEK 2-7-14posted by Beverly Animal Shelter on Thursday February 6th 10:34pm
As Winter wears on, the potential pets at the Beverly Animal Shelter begin to feel lost in the weather and gloom of winter. For those older canines or special needs felines, the chance of adoption seems to be very slim. But not today, ask Dallyn about the special deal on these canines provided by the AARP (Aged Animal Rescue Pecuniary) fund. In addition, feline Pretty Boy is available for fostering. Now if the local humans would simply make a short visit to meet these wonderful animals, these deserving pets just might find their furever home.
Only the best Yellow Lab mix ever. Tucker is the sweetest Sweetheart you’ll meet. An energetic 8 year old, this guy is clean in his cage and may be housebroken. Tucker walks well on a leash and is good with all. He weighs about 55 pounds, is neutered and up to date on his vaccinations. All he needs is you. Oh, and he sure does love his biscuits!
Unclaimed stray, Reggie arrived in such a neglected state, the Shelter staff though he was at least 10 years old and on the verge of death. However, after corrective surgery and proper veterinary care, the veterinarian estimated this boy to be only about 5 years old. A Husky/possibly Akita mix weighing about 50 pounds, Reggie still has some scars but is looking and feeling 100 times better. A wonderful boy, Reggie is clean in his cage, good on a leash and gets along with all. He is up to date on his vaccinations and neutered.
Loving tiger, Pretty Boy arrived at the Shelter in October. An unclaimed stray he had severe eye problems. Pretty Boy’s eyes were matted together with an infection caused by entropy (where the eyelids turn inward with the eyelashes scratching the eyes). The hope was to correct this with surgery. Unfortunately, the eyes had gone too long and the problems were so advanced the surgery was only partially successful. The result is that Pretty Boy cannot see well, possibly only shapes. He needs a quiet, gentle, safe and secure indoor home. Pretty Boy is estimated to be 4 years old. He is neutered and up to date on his vaccinations. Pretty Boy is available for fostering.
Adorable, four to five month old Lenny, wearing his red striped tuxedo, recently arrived at BAS with a broken leg. It is believed Lenny was hit by a car. Well, the big blue thing on his hind leg is not stopping him one bit. The cast will be coming off soon and little Lenny is going to need a quiet adult home where he can complete his healing. Lenny is up to date on his vaccinations and if not already, will be neutered before adoption.
LAST WEEK PETS - All of last week’s feline cuddlers, Lindsey, Schiller, and Beth, remain waiting to cuddle with you.
SHELTER NEWS -
It is almost here… The Ninth Annual Beverly Animal Shelter Dinner Dance will be held February 15, 2014 at Club 86 in Geneva 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.
Tickets for the event are $37.50 each and are on sale now at the shelter, The Copy Shop in Seneca Falls, and Pedulla’s Liquor Store in Geneva. With a credit card, Dinner tickets can also be purchased over the phone from the shelter at 315-539-9357. No tickets will be available for sale at the door.
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!
The shelter is seeking sponsors and donations of items or services for the auction. If you or your business would like help sponsor this event, or donate an item or gift certificate for the auction, please call the shelter at 539-9357. All donations are tax deductible. Board members and shelter volunteers have begun visiting local businesses to solicit for donations. All sponsors and donors will appear in our event program as well as on the Sponsor page of the shelter web site (www.beverlyanimalshelteronline.com). All donations valued at $50 or more will receive their own individual ad. We hope that you will please consider donating to this well-needed and worthwhile cause. All proceeds from this event go directly toward the care of the animals at the shelter.
Winter is HERE. Along with Sundays, the Beverly Animal Shelter will be closed on Wednesdays for the Winter.
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.
Contact the Shelter for more information on The Purina Pets for Seniors Fund for 2014.
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 over but the cold winds of winter are blowing. To help the Shelter out, please go to www.FirstGiving.com/bas. Or, stop by the Shelter and adopt an older leftover 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.