It was a good week for adoptions at Have a Heart. Two dogs, Bandit and Hoover, who had both been at the Shelter for a long time, went home with their new families. Hoover was a Shelter resident for 1 year and 1 day before he was finally adopted. His new family loves him. A young dog named Hanolay went to her new home as did young cats Chloe and Gizmo. You can see pictures of the fur kids with their new families on our Facebook page. We featured a sweet kitty named Anthony a couple weeks ago. Anthony is now working as the store greeter at All Pet and Equine in Mountain Home. Stop by to say “hi” to Anthony and support our friends at All Pet. They have helped HAH find homes for many of our cats.
Although 2020 was a year of many challenges, the HAH volunteers persevered and were able to aid an impressive number of household pets in our area. The numbers have been crunched and in 2020 HAH took in a total of 689 animals. 466 were dogs and 223 were felines. Have a Heart found homes for 112 dogs. 305 dogs and puppies were transferred to out of state rescues in larger metropolitan areas where they have a better chance of being quickly adopted. 30 of the dogs that came to the Shelter were returned to their owners. HAH found homes for 199 of the cats and 4 were returned to their original owners. The Volunteer Low Cost Spay and Neuter program also had some very impressive numbers. The total number of animals sterilized in 2020 was 1057. Have a Heart conducted 3 Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinics during 2020 with a total of 364 pets being sterilized. The Community Cat Project (part of the Volunteer Low Cost Spay and Neuter program) sterilized 296 free roaming cats and the Shelter sterilized 397 pets prior to their being adopted. The efforts of these groups literally prevented the birth of thousands of unwanted puppies and kittens. This is why we are constantly preaching to spay and neuter your pets. It’s the right thing to do.
Our featured pooch for this week is Corky, a small male Corgi/Chihuahua mix, weighing about 16 pounds. He was surrendered by his owner who had him a short time after finding him as a stray. He is a cute little, guy with lots of spunk. Corky seems to be house trained and he walks well with a harness. He has no problem letting the bigger dogs in the shelter know he is around. Corky was surrendered with a larger dog, so we believe he gets along well with other dogs. If you have another dog and would like to see how they get along, you can always do a meet and greet.
This week’s featured kitty is Denny. Denny is a sweet Siamese mix with beautiful light orange points! He gets along just fine with the cats in the cattery and is pretty docile for a large male. He loves cuddling and will rub against you to show his affection. He can be shy meeting new people and isn’t very vocal. He would make a great lap cuddle bear. Call HAH to schedule an appointment to meet Denny, Corky 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.