PETS OF THE WEEK 6-14-13posted by Beverly Animal Shelter on Thursday June 13th 11:48pm
As the 2013 Kitten Season at the Beverly Animal Shelter reaches its first peak, the older cats have become a bit more anxious, thus, we are featuring two wonderful fellows who are eager for their forever home. Not to be forgotten is the fact that the Shelter also has pint-sized dogs waiting for their perfect human. And for you kitten shoppers, some kittens who are currently available.
This fine-looking young man is a recent arrival and still somewhat shy. Marsh(mallow) might be new, but he would like to get one thing straight… Sir Marsh would like to clarify that although his front paws are declawed, he does not want to be called Marshmallow. It is true that he is a love. And even though his legs are white and he has the cutest pink nose, Sir Marsh wears the mask and cape of the Tiger. Marsh is neutered and will soon complete his vaccination schedule.
Maybe he started out as a sailor, but right now this 5 year old is searching for an extra special loving and gentle home. Just a slip of a dog, Popeye is a Chorkie (Chihuahua / Yorkshire Terrier mix). He loves to be a babied lapdog. Unfortunately, Popeye’s owners had to surrender him because they could no longer keep him. Can you give this little love a home? Please… Popeye is up to date on his vaccinations and will be neutered before adoption.
It has been over one year since we first introduced charming Jethro. A very loving, buff colored tiger with golden eyes, Jethro came from a caring group home that had to be disbanded. Now three to four years old, Jethro gets along with all, even the dogs. Most of all, Jethro especially loves his people. Although he can be choosey at times, Jethro is the king of cuddles! Jethro is neutered and up to date on his vaccinations.
OK, after all the grown-up boys, here are some delightful little girls. (And don’t be confused by their boyish names, they are all girl at heart). Two Torti sisters who are just over 3 months old, Manni (has cream on her face) and Moe (has cream on her chin and chest) are very playful. Their eyes have turned a beautiful shade of gold. Just under 3 months old, is petite Calico tiger, Fisk, who was found in a tire at the dump. Little, (still) blue-eyed Fisk has no problem keeping up with her cage mates. Should you bring these soon to be tigresses home, the best way to tame them is while gently holding/cradling one in your arms, take a few seconds to stroke the pads of her feet – just a few gentle strokes per foot. Before long, you will have soothed the savage beast. The girls are up to date on their vaccinations and will soon be spayed.
LAST WEEK’S PETS - All of last week’s charmers, canines Tyman and Sadie and exceptional feline Zee Gee, remain waiting for you.
SHELTER NEWS -
The old, wind damaged dog kennels at the Beverly Animal Shelter have been removed or fixed. HOWEVER, WITH THE WARM WEATHER, THE GRASS IS GROWING WHAT LOOKS TO BE “FEET PER DAY”! If you (and a friend or two) can help with the mowing (the Shelter does have their own riding lawn mower), please call the Shelter at 539-9357. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
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!
GOOD NEWS - the Beverly Animal Shelter IS NOW OPEN normal hours on Wednesdays.
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.
Kitten Season has arrived! The Shelter is overflowing with cats of ALL AGES and they are in desperate need of cat food 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! What a deal!! Why not choose 2?!
Come enjoy the milder weather 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…
Kitten Season is here! 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.