PETS OF THE WEEK 8-16-13posted by Beverly Animal Shelter on Thursday August 15th 10:26pm
You might think the month of August is part of the season of Summer. That might be correct. However, at the Beverly Animal Shelter the month of August is part of “Dumping Season”. Never heard of it? Well the weather is mild, and if your dog is too old, or too active or maybe too much work or your unsprayed cat (and whose fault is that) just had another litter of kittens, what do you do with them? The Shelters are overflowing and turning you down… So what are you going to do? For you conscientious people, here are a few recent arrivals at the Beverly Animal Shelter.
CHEWIE AND JAVA
Two lovely young ladies who may or may not be related. What they have in common is the fact that they were abandoned together at a local veterinarian’s office. The vet gave them their vaccinations, spayed them and even tested them for Feline Leukemia and Feline Aids. You will be glad to hear that their tests were negative. Ready to go are enchanting, dark Calico Chewie thought to be 1½ years old and playful, petite, dark brown Tiger Java who looks to be less than 1 year old. Java arrived suffering the side effects of poor nutrition and fleas. Thankfully, the vet took care of the fleas and the Shelter is taking care of the nutrition.
Another lovely young Calico, Americana was found along with her beautiful babes (who follow). A devoted Mom (that’s her solid black baby girl named Belle), Americana took excellent care of her babes no matter what the location. She is a quiet, sweet girl who is up to date on her vaccinations and will be spayed before adoption.
The beautiful blue-eyed babes are thought to be 7 weeks old. In the rear is black with white legs, baby boy, Franklin. Hiding under her white brother, Ferdinand, who has an adoption in the works, is black and white baby girl, Liberty, who has a touch of white on her ear tip. In front of Ferdinand is handsome red and white, baby boy, Freedom. Lastly, tucked into the front corner is petite, solid black, baby girl, Belle who was pictured earlier with her Mom. The babes have begun their kitten vaccinations and will be available for adoption as soon as the vaccinations are completed. If you are interested, do speak up now. Also, the “ice cream” kittens featured earlier are growing up rapidly. These are just a few of the many kittens currently available.
LAST WEEK’S PETS - Last week’s potential family members and companions, Parker, Coco, Cody and Sammi, remain available for you.
SHELTER NEWS -
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 YOUR TIME.
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.