Have a Heart’s Bark in the Park-ing Lot fundraiser, which had been scheduled for last Saturday, was postponed due to a rainy forecast. This was a good call since we ended up having rain off and on all morning. The event is rescheduled for this Saturday, May 15th, from 9am to 1 pm at Have a Heart. Activities will include a Parade of Pets, Pet Costume Contest, Tail Wagging Contest and more. New this year will be a prize wheel (the Wagging Wheel of Purrizes) 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). 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.
Have a Heart recently reached another milestone. Since HAH’s inception in the spring of 2016, we have taken in 1500 dogs! This is a very impressive number for our small, all volunteer Shelter. Thanks to our awesome volunteers and community supporters for helping us achieve this goal. We hope to continue to successfully serve our community and animals in need for years to come.
Several of our Shelter kids were adopted last week. Grey Tabby cats, Ashley and Sprite, went to their new homes as well as dogs Parker and Snow Lily. In addition to local adoptions we had 4 dogs transported to Massachusetts last week and 2 more scheduled to go this week. We also have 20 puppies leaving this week for a puppy rescue in a larger metropolitan area where they will have a better chance of being adopted. If more folks would spay and neuter their pets, we wouldn’t have this over abundance of unwanted puppies in our area. Speaking of spay and neuter, the next Volunteer Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic is scheduled for June 15th, 16th and 17th. We are currently registering for these dates. Call HAH if you would like to register your pet for the upcoming clinic. The available spots always fill up quickly, so make sure to call the Shelter ASAP to get your pets registered for the clinic.
Our featured kitty for the week is an adorable little girl named Lacie. Lacie was abandoned at a house near Midway. A kind gentleman fed and cared for her for a couple weeks until we had room for her at the Shelter. Lacie is a grey and tan long haired kitten. She is estimated to be about 7 months young. With her long coat, she should be brushed regularly and/or fed kibble containing hairball prevention. She has a sweet purr-sonality and would be a good family pet.
This week’s featured dog is large male Border Collie mix named Loki. Loki was found as a stray on 14 North outside of Summit. He is estimated to be about 8-10 months of age. Loki is a very sweet, well behaved pup. He gets along well with other dogs and all people. Loki walks well on a leash and is quickly learning to go outside to potty after eating. With some additional training, he will make an excellent family pet.
You can meet Loki, Lacey and our other adoptable animals 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.