Pets of the Week

Each week Have a Heart Pet Shelter likes to highlight a couple of our adoptable pets. Bo is our featured dog this week. Bo is a handsome Blue Heeler that originally came to our shelter as a stray. Bo’s owner was located, but his owner ended up surrendering Bo to HAH. Bo is a smart, good looking, alert young boy who is eager to please. He’s housebroken, seems to get along well with other dogs and he’s OK with cats.  He was recently neutered and is ready to find his fur-ever home. Stop by the Shelter to meet Bo and our other adoptable dogs.

This week’s featured kitty is Lilleth. Lilleth and her 3 kittens arrived at our Shelter in mid-December. All had been abandoned at an area veterinary clinic. She is a very sweet Mama and has taken very good care of her kittens, now in the rambunctious toddler stage. Lilleth is a DSH silvery gray cat. We estimate her age to be about 1 ½ years. She is long and lean and very laid-back. Lilleth was still nursing her kittens when they arrived, so has not yet been spayed. Her kittens are weaned and she’s now ready to be spayed and find a loving fur-ever home. Come visit our Shelter to meet Lilleth and all the other playful cats and kittens.

This past week was another busy one at HAH. We sent 15 more puppies on transport to a puppy rescue in Illinois. Next week we will be transporting more puppies and a couple adult dogs to another rescue. We simply do not have enough people in our area to adopt all these unwanted pets. There is a lot of work involved to get these animals transported. You can’t just put them on the bus and kiss them goodbye. They all need to be de-wormed, up to date on shots, get health certificates from a veterinarian, and adult dogs must be micro-chipped. Then there’s the logistics of getting them where they need to be to meet the transport.  This costs us a considerable amount of money and time, but we do it with the hope that these dogs will end up in good homes. The best way to stop this overabundance of pets is to spay and neuter your animals and also be sure you are willing to make the long term commitment of adopting a pet.

Did you happen to see our F/B post showing National Park employees who are out of work at this point due to the government shutdown working on our cinder block wall at the rear of our Shelter.  How ironic that they volunteered their time and ended up working on our wall, when the dispute over a border wall with Mexico is the reason they are not working. Go figure! Thanks to this great group of National Park workers for their support.  Have a Heart is located at 657 Highway 202 in Yellville. Hours are Tuesday thru Saturday 9am-3pm. Phone 870-449-7387.