Pets of the Week
Spring has arrived with a flurry of activity at our Shelter. This week the first of the Spay and Neuter Clinics will be held at Have a Heart. Due to an overwhelming response the Clinic will be held for four days instead of the usual three days. Over 100 animals will be sterilized and this is accomplished totally through volunteer efforts. Spaying and neutering is the only way to reduce the amount of unwanted puppies and kittens. Thanks to everyone who volunteers or donates to make these clinics a success.
Have a Heart totaled their March 2019 numbers and it was our biggest month to date. HAH took in 83 animals, had 28 adoptions, 1 pet was returned to their owner and 32 dogs were transferred to out of state rescues. Since the beginning of 2019 HAH has transferred 110 animals. That’s more than we did during all of 2018. The majority of these animals are puppies. By working with the Spay and Neuter Clinic we hope to reduce, or better yet eliminate, the need to send all these animals out of state.
Last weekend was the first of three Low Cost Rabies Clinics presented by Animal Clinic of the Ozarks and Marion County 4-H. The next Clinics will be on Saturday April 13th and Saturday April 20th. The vet travels to various locations to make this convenient to most folks in our county. In addition to the rabies shot you can purchase distemper, Lyme, parvovirus as well as feline leukemia vaccines. All dogs in Arkansas are required by law to have a current rabies vaccine administered by a licensed veterinarian. For more info about times, locations and cost for additional vaccines contact Animal Clinic of the Ozarks. $1.00 from each vaccine is donated to Marion County 4-H.
This week we have 2 dogs to feature. Meet Rocky and Cash, a pair of absolutely beautiful boxer boys. They were strays found in a rural area of our county. Rocky and Cash are young adults estimated to be about a year old and weighing about 50 pounds. They both walk very well on a leash and have calm, easy going temperaments. Both of these dogs will make excellent family pets. They are fawn colored and Rocky has more white around his neck. Stop by HAH and meet these handsome boys.
Loki is our featured cat for this week. Loki is a young adult male cat born the end of August 2017. He was abandoned along with his housemate, Cecile, when their owner moved away. He’s not overweight but he is a LARGE kitty, weighing in at a generous 13.6 lbs. He’s laid-back and enjoys belly rubs. Loki would be a great house kitty to keep you company. Come by the shelter and meet Loki and the other adorable cats and kittens. Don’t forget to browse the Thrift Store. The inventory is constantly changing. Have a Heart is located at 657 Highway 202 in Yellville. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 9am to 3 pm. Phone 870-449-7387.