Despite operating “by appointment only”, (due to Covid-19 concerns) Have a Heart Pet shelter is continuing to do a great job finding homes for pets in our area. Shadow, Justice, Furby, Liberty and Chili were the fortunate felines who went to their fur-ever homes last week, as well as dogs Teddy Bear and Freedom. Good luck to these fur babies with their new families.
Last Friday we set two records. A kitty named Furby came in at 9:00 am and went to his new home at 3:00 pm. Six hours to find a cat a home was the first record breaking accomplishment. Record 2 is the number of puppies currently under our care. 26 pups are currently being fed and cared for by the Shelter. Some are in Foster care and some at the Shelter because we ran out of fosters to call. The latest litter that came to the Shelter was 9 pups that were left in a wire cage on MC 8050. We had 16 puppies at the Shelter on Saturday for people who wanted to foster a pup, pending adoption. Four lucky puppies went to their foster homes. After they are old enough to be sterilized and rabies vaccinated, their adoptions can be finalized. The remaining puppies will go on transport to a puppy rescue in St. Louis. They have a better chance of being adopted in the larger metropolitan areas. Do your part to help stop the overabundance of unwanted puppies and kittens in our area. Spay or neuter your pets! Seven of our adult dogs left for a rescue in Massachusetts on Saturday, where several of them had families waiting on their arrival. Needless to say, our volunteers had a very busy week.
Our featured kitty for this week is tough guy, Chuck Norris. Chuck (and his brother Arnold) arrived at the Shelter when they were only two weeks old. They were bottle fed and cared for by one of our foster moms until they were old enough to come to the Shelter. This little guy was given a larger than life name because he is a survivor. Chuck is a buff orange tabby with quite a spunky personality. Since he was a hand raised kitten, he is very bonded to people. Adopting Chuck could be the burst of orange sunshine you need to get you through the upcoming dreary winter days. Call Have a Heart to schedule an appointment to meet Chuck or any of our other adoptable pets. HAH’s available pets can be seen on our website, www.haveaheartpetshelter.org, on Petfinder, Adopt a Pet, Petango, and Pet Harbor. We are not featuring a specific dog this week. Have a Heart is located at 657 Highway 202 in Yellville. Phone 870-449-7387.