Every week Have a Heart Pet Shelter likes to feature some of our adoptable dogs and cats. Before I get to this week’s adoptable fur-kids, I would like to send out a reminder that the next Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic will take place on July 10th, 11th and 12th at our shelter. Registration for the clinic will be Saturday, June 9th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Have a Heart. You must pre register if you would like to get your pet in for this upcoming clinic. You may be thinking “This article sounds like a broken record with the “Spay and Neuter theme”. Why is that? Well, it’s because of the never ending stream of unwanted and discarded animals that end up at our shelter. Our kennels seem to always be full, not to mention the pregnant cats, the abandoned kittens and the dumped dogs. I can’t give enough thanks to our board members and volunteers who care for these animals. They have seen it all. Pregnant cats, abandoned kittens that need to be bottle fed, pregnant dogs, puppies with mange, puppies that have been dropped from moving vehicles and more. In the past week we have sent 16 puppies on transport to major metropolitan areas where they have a better chance of being adopted. In the first 5 months of this year we have transported 36 pups. We have more animals than we have families to care for them. It’s a never ending stream of animals in need. I’m so glad that we finally have a viable resource in our county to help deal with these issues. Our volunteers are here day after day, week after week, to clean kennels, administer meds and vaccines, walk the dogs, change the litter boxes, answer phone calls and messages, wash the piles of laundry, run the thrift store, then return the next day and do it all again. So this is why I continue to carry on about spaying and neutering your pets. Help put an end to this cycle and until then, support our shelter. Ok, I’m done preaching for this week, on to our adoptable fur-kids.
Our featured cat Anna gets top billing for this week. Anna is a petite silver-tabby that was brought into the shelter along with 2 other nursing mom cats and their combined 13 kittens. (Yes, it’s still kitten season in the Ozarks.) They had all been abandoned at a house in Yellville. Affectionate, well socialized, out going and healthy, she has wondrously shared mom duties with both her friends/relatives, so that all their kittens are chunky, well fed and always cared for. We estimate Anna to be about a year old. She was recently spayed and has had her rabies vaccine, and is ready to go to her new home. Anna is a very sweet and also very talkative kitty. Stop by the shelter to meet Anna and our other adoptable cats and kittens, kittens and more kittens.
This week’s featured dog is Linus. Linus is a handsome Australian Shepherd mix who’s approximately 3 yrs old and weighs 41 lbs. He’s was an unclaimed stray from Yellville Animal Services. We’ve found Linus to be outgoing, confident, smart, and loves attention. He’s very friendly and personable with people of all ages and gets along with other dogs – we don’t know about cats. As a young healthy dog, he’s got plenty of energy. He is athletic and has also had some basic training. He will SIT (for a treat), walks well on a leash and is already housebroken. Do you have room in your heart and your home for this great little dog? Stop by and meet him. He may just be the companion you’ve been looking for. Have a Heart Pet Shelter is located at 657 Highway 202 in Yellville. We are open Tuesday through Saturday 9am-3pm. Closed Sunday and Monday (but we still walk the dogs). Phone 870-449-7387.