The future is looking brighter every day. Spring is in the air, the Covid-19 vaccines are being administered and the powers that be are easing Covid-19 restrictions. Because it appears that the virus spread has eased up around Marion County, we have decided to partially reopen the Shelter and Thrift Store. HAH will be open Thursday thru Saturday, from 9am – 3pm. We will still require everyone to sign in and you must wear a mask. If the building gets crowded, we may ask you to wait outside until others leave. Thank you for your continued support and understanding during the past year.
We had a very good week for adoptions. Doggies Speck, Fin, Samantha and Porter went to their new homes, as well as felines Valentino, Bubbee and Rocky. Good luck to these fur-babies with their new families. We have more puppies and young cats available for adoption, in addition to a few adult pets. Stop by HAH to meet the fur kids. Make sure to browse our Thrift Store. There are a lot of great bargains to be found.
The next Volunteer Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic will be held March 30th through April 1st. Almost all of the available spots were filled by pet owners who had signed up for the original Clinic dates in February. There are a few openings still available, but we will have a stand-by list in case there are any cancellations. Call the Shelter to see if there are any available spots or to put your name on the stand-by list. The dates for the next Clinic are June 15th – June 17th. Registration starts about 6 weeks prior to the scheduled Clinic. When we are ready to start registering for the June dates, we will post info on our Facebook page, in this article and on our website. Be sure to call as soon as you can since registration fills up VERY quickly.
This week’s featured cat is sweet Mona Lisa. Mona is a domestic short hair, adult tabby cat. She was rescued from a cat hoarding situation. She was in pretty poor shape and was extremely shy when she first arrived at the Shelter. Now she’s in great health and has come out of her shell. She enjoys interacting with other cats at the shelter but would also do well as an only cat. Mona Lisa is a bit shy with strangers, but will quickly warm up to you. She likes tummy rubs and plays well with the kittens in the cattery. Mona has been at the Shelter since last June, longer than any of the other cats. This sweet girl would really love to have a home to call her own. Mona may very well be your new best friend. Stop by Have a Heart to meet her.
We are not featuring a specific dog this week. Instead it’s Puppy-palooza! We have 6 or 7 young pups either in the Shelter or in Foster. If you have the time and patience to devote to a puppy, contact the Shelter for more info. Here are the basics for three of the pups. All three are between 8 and 16 weeks old. Bette is a female, Anatolian Shepherd mix who will grow up to be a big girl. She came from a litter of 12 pups. Harry is a male, terrier mix who will grow up to be a medium size dog. He was found as a stray on highway 62/412 in front of Miller Hardware. Black Dahlia is a female black dog. It’s hard to guess her breed because of her age, but she could have retriever, terrier, hound or cur mixed together. She is your typical Arkansas Mutt Dog. This kind of mixed breed often makes a wonderful family pet. If these puppies are not adopted locally in the next few weeks, they will go on transport to a puppy rescue in a larger metropolitan area. There they will have a much better chance of being adopted into loving homes quickly. Our pets can be viewed 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.