Pets of the Week
Oh what a busy time of year this can be. Everyone seems to be running around shopping, attending holiday gatherings and trying to get last minute gifts shipped. At Have a Heart the volunteers are always busy. The following is a post from our Facebook page which will give you an idea of a typical day at the Shelter. “A day in the life of our Shelter. 7 a.m. volunteers show up to start feeding all the animals, walking dogs, cleaning cages, washing dishes, doing laundry, etc. At 7:30, 6 cats and 1 dog are loaded up and taken to the Vet to be spayed or neutered. 10:30 puppies start coming in to be prepared for transport to the Vet to get health certificates to go on a transport to an out of state puppy rescue. 11:30 a new dog is brought in for intake. 1:30 puppies are loaded to leave the Shelter for a better life and taken to Mt Home for their Health Certificates. 2 pm afternoon dog walkers arrive to feed and walk the dogs. 2:30 vet techs come in to do intake on the new dog, review charts, check weights, feed cats and clean their cages for the second time. 3 pm return trip to the Vet to pick up animals who had surgery. 5 pm animals back and adopters called to let them know how animals did in surgery and arrange for their pickup. Throughout the entire day we are also running the Thrift Store to help cover the overhead, answering a continuous stream of phone calls from people wanting us to take additional animals in, following through on adoption inquiries, writing thank you notes, trying to keep the files up to date. This is ALL done by volunteers. But, we all love what we are doing.” Thanks to all our volunteers that make it happen. Hopefully this will give some insight as to all the work it takes to make HAH a success.
Our featured dog for the week is Dean. Dean is a very short coated, deep chocolate colored hound mix between 2-4 yrs of age. He’s lean and athletic with a long body & tail. Dean is very personable and loving with all people and seems tolerant of other dogs. He’s been a quiet boy in our kennel and walks well on leash. He currently weighs only 36 lbs and could still use some extra feeding. He came to us as an owner release from Summit Animal Control. Stop by the Shelter to meet Dean, take him for a walk and play with him. You may fall in love and have to take him home.
This week we’re featuring 2 kitties. Meet Kringle as in Kris Kringle and Nikki as in St. Nick. Kringle and Nikki are lucky to be here. They are 2 of 3 tiny kittens found alone without a mom at only 2 weeks old. They were bottle fed and fostered by our shelter volunteers until old enough for their new homes. Currently 3 months old, Kringle and Nikki are sweet, loving, active, healthy kittens. They look almost identical. It would be great if this brother and sister duo could be adopted together. Visit the Shelter to meet Kringle, Nikki and all of our other sweet cats and kittens. Have a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanza or a Happy Winter Solstice. (Whatever works for you.) Have a Heart is located at 657 Highway 202 in Yellville. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 9 am to 3 pm. Phone 870-449-7387.