Pets Of The Week

Last week was a good one for adoptions at Have a Heart. Young dogs Belle, a terrier mix named Little Man, and Abe (now named Tucker) went home with their new families. Sweet kitty Goldie Hawn was adopted as well as Buddy the dog. Both of these fur babies were recently featured as Pet of the Week.  A stunning black kitty named Jo Jo was adopted and will join his family as an over the road traveler. Best wishes to these sweet pets in their new homes. You can see pictures of the fur-kids with their new families on our Facebook page.        As a reminder, we also post and share information regarding lost area pets on our Facebook page. Check our page in addition to the other “lost and found pet” online groups.

            There is a low cost Rabies clinic scheduled for May 1st. This is sponsored by the local 4-H Club and Animal Clinic of the Ozarks. The veterinarians travel to twelve locations in our area and administer the vaccines for whoever shows up. Cost for a Rabies shot is $12.00 per animal. Other vaccines including canine and feline distemper, canine Lyme disease and parvovirus, as well as feline leukemia vaccines will also be available for additional fees. You are required by law to have your dogs and cats vaccinated against Rabies by a licensed veterinarian every year.  One dollar from each vaccine fee is donated to 4-H. For more information contact the Marion County Extension office, 870-449-6349 or Animal Clinic of the Ozarks, 870-453-7387. Additionally, HAH has the flyer with information on our Facebook feed.

            Save the date! Have a Heart is happy to announce that we will be hosting a Bark in the Parking Lot fundraiser on May 8th. In the past we’ve held this event in the City Park, but decided to hold it at the Shelter this year. We plan on having several groups there talking about their services and giving demonstrations. There will also be some contests for pets and their owners. The Thrift Store will be having an outdoor sale the same day with loads of merchandise at bargain prices. We will have more information available in this article and online as the plans are finalized. We hope to see you there.

            Our featured kitty for the week is a sweet young girl named Alicia. Alicia is a short hair, silver Tabby with white patches, estimated to be about 7 months young. She was part of a litter of abandoned kittens that were rescued behind Baxter Labs in Mountain Home. Alicia is very playful and can amuse herself for hours playing with her jingly ball. She likes to ride on your shoulder and can be quite talkative at times. She is an affectionate kitty who loves to be held and petted. Alicia would be a great addition to any household.

            Our featured dog is a young Lab named Meg. Meg is the last pup from a litter that came to the Shelter. She is estimated to be about 6 months young and like most Lab pups, she has a lot of energy and would do best in a home where she has space to run and play. When Meg and her siblings arrived at HAH they were very shy and timid. They did a lot of cowering and trying to get them to walk was like “going out for a drag”. In the few short weeks at the Shelter, Meg has proved what a smart little girl she is.  She now walks very well on a leash and is learning basic commands. Like any pup, she would benefit from additional training and would be best suited with an owner who has some time to devote to her.

You can meet Alicia, Meg and our other adoptable pets at Have a Heart, located at 657 Highway 202 in Yellville. Hours are Thursday through Saturday, 9 am to 3 pm. Phone 870-449-7387.