We have not featured any specific pets for the last 2 weeks. Instead we chose to do informative articles about dogs being transported out of state for adoption, and focusing on the problem of stray cat overpopulation. This week it’s back to our adoptable fur-kids. There seems to be a never ending stream of great animals, who through no fault on their part have found themselves at the shelter. Our job is to try to get them a loving permanent home. If you’re like me, I worry about what will happen to my fur-kids if I happen to check out unexpectedly. Sadly, that is how this week’s featured kitty ended up at our shelter. Cheddar’s owners passed away and she and her 3 siblings found themselves at our shelter. Cheddar is a large, beautiful tabby with lots of pretty white fur and huge, expressive yellow eyes and a cute little pink nose. She is sweet and fun loving and very curious about the world around her. She’s a mature cat about 5 years old and in great health. She’s outgoing, inquisitive, alert and very affectionate. She is friendly with people of all ages, and is used to getting along in a home with other dogs and cats. Per one of our volunteers “Cheddar is what I’d call a Lap Cat who thrives on affection and loves people.” Stop by and meet Cheddar. She may just be the companion you’ve been seeking.

Our featured dog this week is Daisy. Daisy is a 2 year old, female boxer mix. She weighs about 63 lbs. She walks well on a leash and is gentle and loving. (She is a favorite dog with our volunteer walkers).  She is housebroken and would fit well into a household where she stays in the house and goes for long walks on a leash. She was surrendered by her previous owners because she chased cows and chickens and was threatened with getting shot. We have found her to be wonderful in the shelter except for her ability to climb chain link and get out of her kennel. We love Daisy but want her to have her own people all to herself. Daisy is a good girl who just needs to find her perfect home. Stop by and meet Daisy.  Have a Heart Pet Shelter is located at 657 Highway 202 in Yellville, phone 870-449-7387. The shelter and thrift store are open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 am to 3 pm. Closed Sunday and Monday.