The dates for the next Volunteer Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic are quickly approaching. The Clinic is scheduled for June 15th through June 17th and registration is under way. The cost for a dog under 70 lbs is $80.00. The price for larger dogs increases in 10 lb increments. Cats are $55.00. Price includes a rabies vaccine. Financial Aid is available through our Financial Aid Fund. You MUST be at the Federal Poverty Level (available online based upon number of dependents in your household) to qualify for financial aid. Please bring proof of income (tax records, letter from social security, disability, etc,) and complete a financial aid application to be approved. There is a limit per household to the number of animals for which we can provide financial aid. If you meet the criteria, the cost is reduced to $20.00 per animal. If you would like to register your pet for the upcoming Spay and Neuter Clinic, call the Shelter as soon as possible since available spots always fill up quickly.
We had several of our pets adopted locally last week. A sweet dog named Libby went home with her new Mom. Kittens Daisy, Simon and Clark (adopted together) and cute little Lois went to their purr-fect homes. Our friends at All Pet and Equine are caring for kitten Snickers (Daisy’s brother) until he can find his new home. He is a gorgeous red Tabby with white. The kitties we send to All Pet and Equine work as store greeters. Stop by the store in Mountain Home to meet Snickers and say “thanks” to the All Pet and Equine staff for helping us find homes for some of our fur-kids.
Pepper is our featured kitty for this week. Pepper is a beautiful adult short haired Tortie who is about 5 years old. Her owner had to go into hospice care, so HAH took Pepper and a sweet 15 year old female named C.C. to help them find a new loving home. Pepper is rather outgoing (compared to C.C. who would rather be a lap kitty). They’re both a little confused as to why they are at the Shelter, but the cat volunteers are trying to make the transition as easy as possible. Pepper is beginning to get along with the other cats in the cattery, but sometimes she can get overwhelmed. This stress causes her to over-groom and she has a few bare spots that will get better once she is less stressed. She does enjoy attention from people and likes to be petted. It would be great if these two cats could be adopted together to make the transition to their new home less stressful. Stop by HAH to meet Pepper, C.C. and our other adoptable cats and kittens.
We are not featuring a specific dog for this week. Instead of a featured dog, we would like to supply some information about what to do if your dog gets lost. Every week Have a Heart receives phone calls from people who have lost their dog(s). If you are able to supply a picture, we are happy to share it on our Facebook page to help you find your pet. You should share the information about your lost pet to as many places as you can. There are numerous groups on Facebook where people post pets that they have lost or found. There is a Mountain Home lost pet Page, one for North Central Arkansas and many more. If you live in town, contact the animal control for your community. You should call your local law enforcement non-emergency number and tell them about your pet. You can also call the local radio stations and go on their trading post shows to get the word out. KTLO in Mountain Home has a “lost and found pet” link on their website. You should contact your veterinarian in case your pet has a rabies tag that will trace them back to the office where they were vaccinated. Check with your local animal shelters and post fliers with pictures in the area your pet disappeared from. Many people consider their pets to be family members and when their pet gets lost they are devastated. The best way to get your dog returned, should they disappear, is to have a collar or tag with your contact information. You can also get your pet micro-chipped. If you choose to go with a micro-chip, make sure to update your contact information if it changes. Most of all, don’t give up hope. A couple years ago, HAH took in a stray dog from Summit named Pup-pup. This dog had been missing for 4 months. HAH posted her picture to try to locate her owner. A young lady and her daughter showed up at the Shelter to see if this was their missing dog, and it was! The video of the lost dog and owner being reunited is priceless. You can find it on our Facebook page. Seeing a reunion like this is the reward for our volunteers who give countless hours of their time to help the animals in need from our area. Have a Heart is located at 657 Highway 202 in Yellville. Hours are Thursday through Saturday, 9 am – 3 pm. Phone 870-449-7387.