Attention Polar Vortex; it’s time to go back where you belong. Hope y’all are staying warm during this unusually cold spell. Make sure that any outside pets have sufficient shelter with an insulated place to sleep or better yet, get them indoors! These are dangerously cold temperatures. I think we’ve surpassed three dog nights and may be up to five dog nights at this point.
Adoption numbers were down last week, probably due to the bad weather keeping folks indoors. A tiny kitten named Elf went home with his new Daddy and Denny, the handsome flame point Siamese, went home with his new Mom. Good luck in your new homes, sweet babies.
Liberty is our featured dog for the week. Liberty is a 5 month old, female, black Lab/Malinois mix. She is sweet and smart, but was surrendered by her owner because she killed chickens. She is playful and has gotten along well with the others dogs at the Shelter. Liberty has never been around children, so we can’t say how she would behave. Because of her young age, she would most likely jump on small children and knock them down. She is not completely housebroken, but does potty when we walk her outside on a leash. She has been trained to be in a crate when left alone. Her favorite toys are tennis balls and she enjoys long walks. Liberty will make a great pet for someone who has time to devote to additional training for this sweet girl. Call HAH for more information or to arrange a meet and greet with Liberty.
This week’s featured kitty is Willow. Willow (and her sister Birdie) belonged to someone who was in Hospice care. After her owner passed, a foster cared for them and HAH was contacted through the Hospice of the Ozarks Pet Piece of Mind Program to find new homes for these beloved pets. The Pet Piece of Mind Program allows Hospice patients to keep their pets at home throughout their end of life journey and with this support, patients do not have to worry about their pet’s current or future needs. The Pet Piece of Mind Program is funded separately from Hospice and donations must be specifically designated to this program. Willow is currently working as the store greeter at All Pet and Equine in Mountain Home. She is a pretty brown tabby with classic tabby markings. She’s about two years old and has a cute little wonky walk. We were told she’s had this since she was a kitten but it doesn’t affect her playing or getting around at all. If she jumps down from something too high, she may fall over but she gets right back up. She has a very sweet purr-sonality. Although she and her sister have been together since they were little, they have been doing just fine in the cattery doing their own thing so we aren’t too worried if they go to separate loving homes. Stop by All Pet to meet this sweet girl who may well be your new best friend. Have a Heart is located at 657 Highway 202 in Yellville. Adoptions are by appointment only. Our pets can be viewed on our website, www.haveaheartpetshelter.org, on Petfinder, Adopt a Pet, Petango, and Pet Harbor. Phone 870-449-7387.