Pets of the Week
Each week Have a Heart Pet Shelter features a couple of our adoptable fur-babies. This week’s featured dog is Mickey. Mickey was surrendered to the Shelter with his Mom and a brother. They are said to be Corgi mix, but could be Basset Hound Mix. Mickey walks well on a leash and gets along great with all the volunteers. He is a little picky about his friends, but plays well with his brother, Mozart. He is very smart boy and has figured out how to open the kennel gate, but comes to you when you call him. Mickey is a cute, short little guy with a big body and big personality. He would make a great companion.
Our featured kitty this week is Gypsy. Gypsy arrived at the Shelter on January 29th, 2019. Her estimated age is about 3 years. Gypsy is a richly colored tortoise shell girl with a tiny white locket. She loves to play with her toys, but isn’t used to the other cats in the Cattery yet. She is a sweet girl who is young at heart and would love to curl up in your lap. Stop by HAH to meet Gypsy and our other adoptable pets.
Last week our HAH director reported the 2018 results to the Quorum Court. In this week’s article we wanted to share some of those numbers for those unable to attend the Quorum Court meeting. In 2018, HAH had 129 dogs and 81 cats adopted. 95 dogs, mostly puppies, were transferred to other rescues and 4 cats were transferred. A total of 377 dogs and cats were sterilized during the 3 Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinics that were held during 2018. The Community Cat Project sterilized 184 feral or free roaming cats. Add these numbers with the animals who were shelter residents and required sterilization prior to adoption, we have a grand total of 779 animals that can no longer contribute to the problem of unwanted puppies and kittens. We fell a little bit short of our goal of 1000 animals, but maybe we can attain that for 2019. Other accomplishments for 2018 included securing additional Revenues from Grants, constructing 2 Quarantine Kennels (Completed 4), poured concrete floors for outside holding kennels, began a microchip program (all pets are now microchipped), finished the Catio & outdoor play yards, researched and worked toward acquisition of Shelter Information System, hosted a successful Spring fund raiser (Bark in the Park) and with the assistance from Marion County Master Gardeners we have almost completed landscaping around the building. All of this was accomplished by the awesome volunteers and Board Members.
Last week HAH had the registration for the April Spay and Neuter Clinic. We filled most of the spots very quickly, so we contacted the vet who does the surgeries and were able to add a 4th day to the Clinic. The Spay and Neuter Clinic will run April 9th thru 12th . We will hold registration for the remaining few spots on Wednesday Feb. 20th and Friday Feb. 22nd at the Shelter until we are fully booked. We will also start a waiting list in case of cancellations. Have a Heart is located at 657 Highway 202 in Yellville. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 9am to 2 pm. Phone 870-449-7387.