PETS OF THE WEEK 2-8-13posted by Beverly Animal Shelter on Thursday February 7th 10:18pm
What every canine wants is to be a part of a loving family (“pack” in their language). A pack consists of a strong leader and other members who would support the new pack member. The Beverly Animal Shelter knows that the following dogs are quite deserving of the proper pack. They are ready for the perfect family who will give them the needed training, attention, and above all, regular walks and playtime (also known as exercise). In return, that family will receive endless waggie tails and unquestioned love.
Are you a Beagle connoisseur? Well then, chunky hunk of Beagle love, Sir Cooper is the man for you. Be aware that Cooper has a few (actually more than a few) pounds to lose. So this good boy needs regular, and we mean regular, long walks to burn off those extra pounds. Cooper has the Beagle bark mastered. And, true to Beagle form, he follows the Beagle mantra, “Nose to the ground and away I go! (…To burn off those pounds of course!)” Five year old, Sir Cooper is neutered and up to date on his vaccinations.
Red Chow mix, Fido is a big, strong boy who wants to be your (and your family’s) Teddy Bear. He’s thought to be about 4 years old and weighs around 65 pounds. Due to his size, it is recommended he live with older children. Full of the energy of a pup, Fido is looking forward to long walks and lots of play. He is up to date on his vaccinations and neutered. The Shelter recommends that Fido live in a home without cats.
A recent unclaimed stray, petite Black Lab mix Roseann is thought to be only about 8 months old and weighs around 30 pounds. Shy with people at first, Roseann is slowly learning to appreciate the staff. She is also learning to walk on the leash like a young lady. Cute as can be with her white bib and toes, Roseann is an exuberant puppy who definitely needs to play with her family. She is showing signs of being clean in her cage, is up to date on her vaccinations and if not already, will be spayed before adoption.
Handsome, Boxer/Shepherd(?) mix, Brody is an energetic 2-year-old in search of an energetic family that wants a dog who will be an important part of their lives. A companion dog might be just what Brody needs to feel secure and really a part of the family pack. Weighing around 45 to 50 pounds, Brody is up to date on his vaccinations and neutered.
LAST WEEK’S PETS - All of last week’s special needs felines, Lexi, George, Colleen and Tiger, remain waiting to become someone’s special feline very, very soon.
SHELTER NEWS -
Many Thanks, from many happy cats and dogs, go out to The Geneva Tractor Supply Store for their generous donation of pet food.
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.