Pets of the Week

            The volunteers at Have a Heart would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year.  It’s hard to believe the year is 2020. It doesn’t seem like that long ago we were making a big fuss about the year 2000. My, how time flies. Five of our Shelter dogs are going to start their year with a bus ride to the East coast where we hope that they will have a better chance of being adopted in a more populated area. We would rather send them out of town and see them quickly adopted, than to have them spend months in the Shelter. Although all the animals get great care at HAH, it’s still better for them to have a home of their own.

            If you regularly read this article, you should be well aware that HAH regularly takes in litters of puppies and kittens that are found alone, in rural areas, left to fend for themselves. We suspect that most of these young’uns were abandoned. We have also found both puppies and kittens left outside our building, some of which, sadly, did not survive.  Have a Heart would like to encourage pet owners to start the New Year off right and resolve to get their pets spayed or neutered to prevent more unwanted litters. Several local organizations received grant money through Arkansas Animal Rescue Foundation to issue vouchers for pets to get spayed or neutered. If you would like more information about these vouchers you can contact the grant recipients directly. The grants are available from Humane Society of North Central Arkansas in Mountain Home, 870-425-9221, or Highway 7 Spay and Neuter at Affordable Veterinary Services in Harrison, 870-741-9447.  Have a Heart will be hosting the first Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic for 2020 on March 17th, 18th and 19th. We will be registering for this clinic on Friday, January 17th and Saturday, Jan18th from 10am to 2 pm at the Shelter. A $15.00 deposit is required at registration time to reserve your appointment. If you would like to receive financial aid for the cost of surgery you must provide proof of income. Make sure to sign up early since the Clinics always fill up quickly.

            Our featured kitty this week is Clara. Clara is a very pretty cat with a medium length white coat, black and brown calico markings and stunning green eyes. She is estimated to be about 7 years old. Clara was found as a stray in a rural area. Although she was outdoors, she prefers to be inside and curled up in her foster Mom’s lap. Clara is doing OK in her foster home, but there are other cats in the home and her foster Mom thinks she would be happier with a home of her own where she doesn’t have to compete for attention. She is fully vetted and ready to be adopted. You can arrange to meet this sweet, quiet cat by contacting Have a Heart.

            Hogan is this week’s featured dog. Hogan is a handsome mix of hounds and an ultra sweet, easy going gentleman! We are uncertain of his age, but he appears to be under 5 yrs old. Hogan was brought in as a stray from Flippin  Animal Control after being  found in the Walmart parking lot. Hogan was heartworm positive and has been through treatments and is now doing well. He weighs about 52 lbs and is a medium-large size dog. He walks nicely on a leash, will go with you anywhere. In addition, he is a quiet guy in the kennels and is a totally laid back, affectionate fellow. As we’ve said – a true gentleman!

You can meet Hogan and our other adoptable pets by visiting Have a Heart during our regular hours, Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm. Have a Heart is located at 657 Highway 202 in Yellville. Phone 870-449-7387.