This Saturday Have a Heart is hosting our Bark in the Park(ing Lot) fundraiser at the Shelter. Activities include a Parade of Pets, Pet Costume Contest, Tail Wagging Contest and more. New this year will be a prize wheel where you can spin for a chance to win some great prizes. We will have food available and the Thrift Store will be having a huge yard sale at the same time. Thanks to our wonderful neighbors, additional parking will be available at the child care center up the road, the health department next door, Volt Industrial Plastics (VIP) and Davenport Concrete (both located across the street). Activities will begin at 9am and go until about 1 pm. Come on out with your canine companion and join in the fun while you support our local Shelter. There are a few common sense rules for the event which can be viewed on our Facebook page. At this point the long range forecast looks good, but if things change and we get rained out, the rain date is set for the following Saturday, May 15th. We hope to see you there!
In previous articles we’ve mentioned that at HAH we have five seasons. Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and Kitten Season. Every year at this time the Shelter receives numerous calls about unexpected litters of unwanted kittens. At this time we are in the midst of Kitten Season. This week, instead of a single featured kitty, we are featuring a plethora of pussy cats.
HAH is caring for about a dozen new kittens in a variety of colors and breeds. They are all cute and playful, but are too young to really see any personality traits yet. These kittens are available to “foster with intent to adopt” after they are spayed or neutered. Stop by HAH to see these little cuties and get more information about adoption. Spaying and neutering is the best way to prevent this overabundance of kittens every year. To assist local residents, Have a Heart hosts the Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic 3 times a year for domestic cats (and dogs). Also, the Community Cat Project is a great way to get feral and free roaming cats sterilized at a reduced cost. You can get more information about the Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic by calling or visiting the Shelter. For more information about the Community Cat Project, call the program coordinator, Rose Hilliard, at 870-427-4013. Both of these groups also have Facebook pages where info is available. Do the right thing and get those pets fixed!
This week’s featured dog is a gorgeous male Husky mix named Koda. Koda is estimated to be about 2 years of age. He was surrendered to the Shelter because his people were moving. He is a large, strong dog and has not yet grasped the concept of leash training. Koda would do best as the only dog in the household. He wants to be the alpha male and would need a special person who has some time and patience to train him. Koda is smart, but also strong willed. He is good with adults, but we’re not sure how he does with cats or children. Stop by Have a Heart to meet this beautiful boy and any of our other adoptable pets. Have a Heart is located at 657 Highway 202 in Yellville. Hours are Thursday through Sunday, 9 am to 3 pm. Phone 870-449-7387.