What a year 2020 has been so far. If you keep up with the news, you know that Covid-19 cases continue to rise in our area. Have a Heart has been working with a small core group of dedicated volunteers throughout this pandemic. To make sure that these great volunteers, who commit to caring for the less fortunate animals in our area can continue to safely do so, the HAH board members have decided to conduct shelter business on an “appointment only” basis. Until further notice the Thrift Store is closed and adoptions will be by appointment only. Animals available for adoption may be viewed on our website, www.haveaheartpetshelter.org, on Petfinder, Adopt a Pet, Petango, and Pet Harbor. We will continue to post animals for adoption in the Mountaineer Echo and on our Facebook page.

            Last Saturday, 4 of our dogs left on transport to Massachusetts and families waiting for them. Lucky dogs on the bus were Lily, Boogie, Cherokee and McQueen. The lucky kitties that went to their fur-ever homes were Bam-Bam, Arnold, Candy and Brownie.  Best wishes to the fur-babies with their new families.

            Our featured dog for the week is a young Pitt girl with a very sweet personality named Freedom. Freedom is a medium-large girl weighing almost 50 lbs. She was found astray in Flippin with a fractured hip and 5 puppies. Her puppies went to an out of state rescue and Freedom has healed from her injury and is now a healthy energetic young girl in need of someone who can devote some time to her and give her the loving home she needs. She is smart, housebroken and walks well with a harness. Freedom would benefit from some additional training. Call Have a Heart to schedule an appointment to meet Freedom.

            Have a Heart’s featured cat for this week is a beautifully vivid Tabby Calico named Tallulah. Tallulah was born in October of 2019 so she’s a little over a year old. She’s a larger girl weighing just under 10 pounds. Tallulah is very quiet and has an easy going purr-sonality. She was surrendered by her former owner due to her ability to climb out of the backyard wooden fence. Her owner lives near a highway and worried about her being hit and killed so she made the hard decision to give her up to be adopted by somebody else. Call HAH to schedule an appointment to meet Tallulah, Freedom and our other adoptable pets.

Have a Heart is located at 657 Highway 202 in Yellville. Current hours are by appointment only. Phone 870-449-7387.