According to the calendar, it’s not yet summer. However, the thermometer tells a different story. We have already had some record breaking hot days, and I would like to remind y’all if you’re running errands or shopping, it’s better to leave your pet at home during these warm temperatures. Even at 80 degrees the interior of a car gets hot very quickly and can harm or even kill your dog if left in a hot car long enough. Leaving the windows down can help, but unless your dog is very well trained, leaving him poses the risk that he’ll jump out of the vehicle. Another problem that you may not even consider is someone stealing your pet from the vehicle. If your dog is a desirable breed, there are unscrupulous people that will snatch your pet to make a quick buck, either by selling the dog or hoping to get a reward. It’s sad, but it does happen. It’s something to think about before you invite Fido along for a ride.
We have a few openings left for the upcoming spay and neuter clinic in July. If you are interested in getting your pet registered for the clinic, stop by the shelter on Monday or Wednesday between 10am and 2 pm and there should be someone there to help you out. A $15.00 deposit is required at time of registration.
Before I get to the featured pets for this week, I would like to invite everyone to an open house at our shelter on Saturday, June 30th. We will be serving cake and coffee/tea in honor of our first year in our awesome new building. If you have not yet visited the shelter in person, this would be a great time to come and check out our new digs and meet the staff and fur-kids. Mark your calendars and save a little time to come and meet the Have a Heart family.
This week’s featured dog is Greta. Greta is a gorgeous, very sweet brindle girl that we think is a Plott Hound. (The Plott Hound is one of the least known breeds of dog in the United States, even though it is the state dog of North Carolina.) She was recently found as a stray south of Yellville. Sadly, from all appearances, this loving girl has produced tons of puppies for someone in her short life and was used very hard. We believe she’s between 4-5 yrs old and came in at only 40 lbs, really underweight and pregnant yet again. Greta is affectionate, very good natured and mellow with everyone. She’s seems to have had no training, but walks gently on leash and is willing to please. This good lady truly needs a loving, responsible home where she’ll be treasured for the wonderful dog she is. She seems really sweet, and I would adopt her myself if I didn’t already have 3 dogs. Greta might just be the perfect companion for you.
Our featured kitten for the week is Damaris. Damaris is a handsome, very playful, healthy boy. He’s cute as a button with his black and white fur and little pink nose. He was born at the beginning of April, so he’s about 7 weeks old. He is extremely well socialized with people and other cats. Damaris was brought in with a group of 3 abandoned mother cats & their kittens from an empty Yellville home. Stop by to meet this little cuddle bug or any of our other adoptable fur-kids. 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. Phone 870-449-7387.