Pets of the Week

            Each week Have a Heart Pet Shelter features a couple of our adoptable pets to help them find their way to a loving fur-ever home. Our featured pup Dobie gets top spot this week. Dobie is a friendly little long haired Dachshund.  He is about 3 years old, black and tan in color and has a sweet personality. He was surrendered by his owners because he got after their chickens. He walks well on a leash and gets along well with other dogs and children. He is up to date on shots and has been neutered. Dobie would make a wonderful house dog and would love to spend his days hanging out with a new owner who is willing to spend lots of time loving him. Stop by Have a Heart to meet Dobie and our other adoptable dogs.

            Zorro is our featured kitty for this week. Zorro is a gray and white tuxedo kitten and he’s about 3 months old. Zorro is one of five kittens that were found abandoned in a box on Mill Creek Road. The box was covered with duct tape and had a few air holes punched in it. It was lucky for those kitties that someone stopped to investigate. Zorro is a playful young cat, but also enjoys quiet time on your lap while being petted. He spends a lot of time wrestling over toys with his siblings. There is a strong competition to see who gets the toy and the winner tries to protect the toy from the others. After play time they all end up napping in a big cuddle pile.  Visit the Shelter to meet Zorro and our other adoptable cats and kittens while watching their kitty antics.

            This past week was another busy one at the Shelter. All of the kennels are full (as usual) and we have a long list of people wanting to surrender their dogs. Several volunteers have put in a lot of time getting ready to transport 30 more dogs out of state. Most of them are puppies, but a few adult dogs are also being sent. There is a lot of work involved to get these animals transported. 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. Have a Heart is located at 657 Highway 202 in Yellville. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 9am to 3 pm. Phone 870-449-7387.