Have a Heart is continuing to successfully find homes for our local stray and unwanted animals despite the difficulty of dealing with the pandemic, shortened hours and working with a “skeleton crew”. In the past week, kittens Ringo, Colton, Ebony, Beth and Sergeant were adopted. Our senior cat Piper was also adopted and little dogs Taz and Lily went to their new homes. Thanks to the kind folks who adopted these fur-babies.

 For the past few months, in an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19, the Shelter has been operating with a smaller group of volunteers. Although the Shelter has cut hours of operation, the dogs still get walked twice a day, the kennels are cleaned daily and litter boxes cleaned twice a day. Have a Heart is in need of a few more volunteers to help with the day to day care of the animals. If you can spare some time and would like to help care for the fur-kids, call or stop by the Shelter for more information.

 Just like almost every household in our country, the pandemic has taken its toll on the Shelter’s finances. Have a Heart has 3 major fundraisers each year: Bark in the Park, Turkey Trot and the Soup and Chili Dinner. At this point two of the three fundraisers have been cancelled and we’re not sure if we will be able to host the Soup and Chili Dinner. Our bank account could sure use a boost. There are several ways you can donate to support the Shelter. Did you know that you can support Have a Heart while shopping at Amazon? Have a Heart is registered with the Amazon Smile Program. From the drop down list under your account, you will find the Amazon Smile charities list. Click on that link, then choose Have a Heart as your preferred charity. A portion of your purchase will end up helping the fur-kids at the Shelter. You can also visit our website, www.haveaheartpetshelter.org and make a donation with a credit card or through PayPal. There is an option where you can schedule to have your donation occur on a monthly basis if you so desire. Have a Heart is a 501c charity, staffed completely by volunteers, and your donation is tax deductible.

Lexie is our featured kitty for this week. Lexie is currently working as the Thrift Store greeter at HAH. She is a Siamese mix cat. Many Siamese litters will have one or more black kittens that have the Oriental looking face but don’t have the traditional Siamese markings. Instead they are all black and have an alluring Oriental appearance. Lexie gave birth to a litter of kittens when she was only 6 to 7 months old! Half the litter had the Siamese pointed coat pattern and half were black. We found homes for all the kittens and now it’s time for Lexie to find a loving home.  She is long and lean and quite talkative, as are most Siamese cats. Lexie likes kittens but is picky about her adult cat companions and may do better as the only cat in her domain. Her beautiful black coat and expressive yellow-green eyes have to be seen in person to be appreciated. You can meet Lexie and our other adoptable pets during our current hours of operation, Thursday through Saturday, 9 am to 3 pm. We are not featuring a specific dog this week. Have a Heart is located at 657 Highway 202 in Yellville. Phone 870-449-7387.