PETS OF THE WEEK 7-5-13posted by Beverly Animal Shelter on Wednesday July 3rd 10:21pm
As we celebrate our Country’s Independence Day with colors of red, white and blue, the Beverly Animal Shelter wants to remind you that you can find (almost) any color pet you want at the Shelter. Therefore, we present to you four, very patriotic, potential pets that you might recognize. Perhaps they are waiting just for you.
This extremely handsome, big boy was the Fourth of July red kitty back in 2010. A quiet, tabby with striking green eyes against his red and white fur, Jonathan came to the Shelter in October 2009 as a stray who was wary of humans. Since then, Jonathan has found that people, especially the ladies, aren’t so bad after all. Now he’s an easygoing love who gets along with the other cats and dogs, as well as, people. Jonathan is neutered and up to date on his vaccinations and looking for a quiet adult home.
When you first met this young stray from Romulus in March of this year, Lonnie was still getting accustomed to the hustle and bustle of Shelter life and was quite shy. As the saying goes, “You’ve come a long way baby!” Lonnie certainly has. There’s no more cowering in his cage for this striking feline with pure white, long hair and yellow eyes. Thought to be only 1 to 2 years old, Lonnie is up to date on his vaccinations and neutered.
A beautiful, 10-year-old, blue-eyed girl who loves a good back rub, Laverne is a silver and black Siberian Huskie recently retired from a breeding facility. You first met her in May of this year. Laverne has become accustomed to walking on grass and she is clean in her run. Siberian Huskies are wonderful, gentle, loving animals who need daily activity and mental stimulation. Laverne is shy but well behaved. She weighs about 60 pounds, is up to date on her vaccinations and spayed. Laverne is available for adoption or fostering.
If you are looking for a feline with a touch of blue, check out this big hunk of Siamese mix, blue-eyed, cuddly love, Zee Gee who you first met in June. He is a mild-mannered fellow in search of a mild-mannered home. Zee Gee doesn’t mind sharing his home with similar easy-going cats or dogs. He would be the purrfect companion for an older person. Zee Gee is thought to be about 5 years old and is neutered and up to date on his vaccinations.
LAST WEEK’S PETS - Last week’s lovely lady, Gabby is happy to announce her adoption, while the gentlemen canines, Tug and Max, are hoping their adoptions will soon follow.
SHELTER NEWS - CONSTRUCTION UNDER WAY!
Through the generosity of two individuals during their time of loss, the Beverly Animal Shelter has been able to begin two much needed improvements.
In memory of her husband, William “Bill” Young, Kathy Wadhams-Young wanted something special at the Shelter. That something special turned out to be something the Shelter really needed, water and sewer connections to the “new” cat room (attached to the store and affectionately referred to as Mimma’s cat house). A time saving necessity, the new water and sewer connections will immensely increase the quality of life for the cats and kittens housed there. Thank you Kathy and Bill.
Thanks also go out to John Dendis of Dendis Construction in Waterloo who undertook the installation of those much-needed lines for a fraction of the expected cost.
In memory of his wife, Sherry McGill, Bob McGill chose to construct a new Canine Viewing Kennel where people will have a better opportunity to view the dogs available for adoption. It will also allow the dogs to have the benefits of the outdoors while not being exposed to the elements. Thank you Bob and Sherry.
The third item under construction is the addition of kennels to Jenna’s Building for use in the Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics. This is being funded by a Grant from the New York Animal Population Control Program administered by the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).
Thank you to all for your generous support!
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.