Pets of the Week

            The volunteers at Have a Heart had another busy week taking care of our always full house of dogs and the staggering number of cats and kittens. Friday was an exceptionally good day with 6 cats and 1 dog being adopted. Since the cattery is still crowded HAH is continuing the adoption special on cats and kittens. Adopt one cat at the regular adoption fee ($50.00) and get the second cat or kitten at half off ($25.00).  Twice the cats, means twice the fun and entertainment. Plus, they can keep each other company when you’re not home. These adoption fees are a great deal considering all of HAH’s adoptable felines have been spayed or neutered, up to date on all vaccines, de-wormed and treated with flea/tick prevention. This Saturday, July 13th from 10am-2pm, we will have some of our ready to adopt kittens and young cats at All Pet and Equine in Mountain Home for an adoption event.

            Our featured cat this week is Petal. Petal arrived at the shelter on June 21st with three cute kittens in tow. She is a beautiful Dilute Tortoiseshell estimated to be 1-2 years old. Petal’s kittens are fully weaned and she has been spayed so she is now looking for a loving place of her own. She is not overly vocal and enjoys petting.

            This week’s featured pup is a special little guy in need of someone to give him special care. His name is Lazarus and here’s his story. Lazarus was born May 10, 2019. He is a Labrador/Hound mix, black in color with white on his chest and some white speckles on his feet. Lazarus and his 4 siblings were brought in by their owner on 6/21 as part of the Puppy Partner Program that prepares pups to be sent on transport to a Puppy Rescue in a major metropolitan city.  Lazarus was vaccinated and wormed and was taken with his siblings back to his mother until transport was arranged.  On 7/1/19, he was taken to the Veterinarian for a health certificate to allow him to cross state lines.  The examination found him to have a 4/6 heart murmur.  The puppy rescue rejected him because of this and HAH had to assess the options.  It was decided that he should go to another Vet for a second opinion and if his health condition was serious, we would follow the Veterinarian’s recommendations.  On 7/4 he was taken for the second opinion.  That Veterinarian did not feel the murmur was as high as a 4 and was only in one specific area of the heart.  Radiographs were taken and sent to a specialist.  We are awaiting the specialist’s opinion.  Recommendation at this time is to hold him to see if the murmur may correct itself as sometimes happens with a puppy murmur.  He is at the Shelter currently, but he would do better in a foster home until we see how he progresses.  If you are interested in being that Foster, Lazarus would require the following:  A quiet home with no other pets or children. He cannot be left out in the heat or have too much activity. Most of all Lazarus needs lots of Love!  We are currently leash training him and have started house breaking. The Shelter will provide all his food and medical care. If his heart condition improves, Lazarus could then be adopted into a permanent home. Have a Heart is located at 657 Highway 202 in Yellville. Phone 870-449-7387.