The past week was very slow for adoptions at Have a Heart. We finalized an adoption for Callie, a sweet young kitten who was being fostered, pending adoption until she could be spayed. No dogs were adopted, but we sent 6 dogs on transport to Massachusetts. All 6 of these dogs were pre-adopted and have families waiting for them when they arrived in MA. The dogs we send out of state have a better chance of being adopted in a more populated area. This also frees up kennel space for strays that were taken in by local Animal Control. HAH prioritizes the Animal Control dogs since they could possibly be euthanized if they overstay their time in the municipal kennels.
Last week’s article mentioned our kitty, Leo, who had been working as a store greeter at All Pet and Equine Supply in Mountain Home. Leo was adopted, and now All Pet has 2 new store greeters, brothers Hershey and Timmy. These kitty boys are super friendly, neutered, fully vetted and ready to adopt. Stop by the store to say “hi” to the new greeters and thank the folks at All Pet for their support.
Have a Heart received a couple of much needed supply donations last week. We received a donation of medical supplies from Covetrus, which included gloves, test kits and flea and tick medicine. We also received a donation of cat flea and tick medicine from Bayer Animal Health, Purina Pet Care and Chewy. Thanks to these companies for supporting our Shelter. These donations really help since our spring Bark in the Park fundraiser was cancelled and revenue from the Thrift Store is down due to closure and reduced hours, both shortages caused because of Covid-19.
Our featured kitty for the week is Piper. Piper is a beautiful senior girl who was turned into the shelter when her owner became homeless. She is a lovely longhaired sweetie who walks nicely on a leash and harness and knows tricks! It has broken her heart to be left behind. She needs a person who appreciates the quiet nature of a senior cat and will keep her inside. Stop by the Shelter to meet Piper and our many other adoptable cats and kittens. We do not have a featured dog for this week. Have a Heart is located at 657 Highway 202 in Yellville. Hours are Thursday through Saturday, 9 am to 3 pm. Phone 870-449-7387.