Have a Heart Shelter has made great progress since our beginnings several years ago. Our Shelter does a good job trying to reunite lost pets with their owners and to find homes for unwanted animals in our area. Even with our many successes, we are always looking for ways to improve and move forward. In keeping with that goal, we are pleased to announce that HAH will be joining ranks with Finding Rover, an online service that uses facial recognition technology to help owners find their lost pets. If someone FINDS a stray dog or cat, they can report the pet on Finding Rover as FOUND. All they need to do is snap a picture on their phone and upload it to www.findingrover.com. From there, the magic of Finding Rover will match the photo with photos of pets that have been reported missing. For those that have LOST a dog or cat, they can upload their pet’s picture and Finding Rover will search FOUND reports which will include animals in our care! Our partnership with Finding Rover automatically updates all of our shelter’s pets on our Finding Rover page. Best of all this service is free. The more people that are registered on Finding Rover, the more we can all help reunite lost dogs and cats with their families You can find more information on this innovative tool on the Finding Rover website or stop in at Have a Heart and our volunteers can provide you more information.

            Registration for the next Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic will be this Friday and Saturday, January 17th and 18th , from 10am – 2 pm at HAH. The Clinic dates are March 17th through 19th. You must register in person and pay a $15.00 registration fee to reserve your spot. The cost of the surgery for dogs up to 75 pounds is $75.00. For dogs over 75 pounds the cost is $85.00. The cost for cats is $50.00. There is some financial aid available if your income is at or below the Federal Poverty Level. If requesting financial aid, you must bring proof of income when you register. The available time slots always fill up quickly, so make sure to register early. If you would like to volunteer to help at the Clinic we will post information on our Facebook page and also in this article when we are closer to the Clinic dates. If you are unable to volunteer at the Shelter on a regular basis, volunteering at the Clinic is a great way to help out without a long term commitment.

            Our featured kitty this week is Misha. Misha and his sister Kahlua (already adopted) are survivors.  Both were near death when they were rescued from a flea infested hoarding situation and lovingly rehabilitated by one of our volunteers. Misha is a handsome Siamese mix with unique markings. He is estimated to be about 6 months old. He has grown up to be a gorgeous, playful youngster. Misha is ready to give his kitten love and spunky play personality to someone who will love and care for him for the rest of his life. Will you be his fur-ever family?

            We are not featuring a specific dog for this week. The pup who was supposed to be featured got adopted. (Yay!) We have other nice dogs that are seeking their fur-ever home, but you will have to stop by the Shelter and meet them in person. Have a Heart is located at 657 Highway 202 in Yellville. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 9am to 3 pm. Phone 870-449-7387.