The board members and volunteers at Have a Heart would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanza or a Happy Winter Solstice (whatever works for you). We would also like to express our gratitude for the support shown by our community throughout the year. Your kindness is greatly appreciated.
With winter chill in the air, HAH would like to remind folks to be sure to provide adequate protection from the elements for their outdoor cats and dogs. A dry enclosed area with protection from the wind is ideal. Straw is good bedding material to help keep your pets warm. Fresh water is essential, so make sure their water supply is not frozen. If you have power available, heated bowls work well and are reasonably priced.
Three of our kitties were adopted last week. Kitties Abbie, beautiful Bridget and Talullah went home with their new families. You can see their pictures with their adopters on our Facebook page. We also share pictures on Facebook of lost pets that have been found by caring strangers or have been picked up by local animal control, as was the case with this week’s featured dog.
Douglas Fur is our featured dog for the week. Douglas Fur is a handsome, hound that was found as a stray by Yellville Animal Control in the Mill Creek area. He came to the Shelter to end out his stray hold time because the kennels at animal control are very cold. Both the city and the Shelter posted his photos, but no one came looking for him. It’s hard for us to understand since he is so well behaved, well fed and clean. We were sure he was someone’s dog and they would be looking for him. Well, here it is more than a week later and no one has come forward. Douglas is a big boy, weighing in at 60 lbs., walks well on a leash, and gets along well with other dogs and cats. He is a bit of a clown and loves to serenade us with his melodious howling. We refer to it as the Song of My People. Douglas will make a wonderful family dog. He probably would do best with a fenced yard since it appears he likes to roam.
Mittens is our featured kitty for this week. He is the last of the polydactyl kittens. Mittens’ momma became a stray after her owner had repeated hospital stays. A kind neighbor began caring for Momma and her kittens. She found homes for a couple of the kittens and HAH was able to make room for the rest of the litter. All of his siblings have been adopted and now it’s time for Mittens to find his fur-ever home. He is affectionate and loves playing with toys. Wouldn’t you love to warm up with fuzzy, cuddly Mittens? Call Have a Heart to schedule an appointment to meet Douglas Fur, Mittens or any of our other adoptable pets. HAH’s adoptable pets can be seen on our website, www.haveaheartpetshelter.org, on Petfinder, Adopt a Pet, Petango, and Pet Harbor. Have a Heart is located at 657 Highway 202 in Yellville. Phone 870-449-7387.