Pets Of The Week

            After a nice long cool Spring, it appears that the weather has switched to full blown summer heat in the blink of an eye. Have a Heart would like to remind all pet owners to make sure that their fur babies have some relief from the heat. Older pets are especially sensitive to extreme heat. Make sure outside pets have access to shade and fresh cool water. You should also think twice before bringing your dog with you when you go to run your errands. Even with the car windows open, the temperature in a parked car can become dangerous for your pet in a very short time. It’s best just to leave your furry friend at home.

            It was a very good week for adoptions at HAH. Last week’s featured dog, Otis, was adopted by the family that had previously adopted his brother Opie. These pups will have a wonderful life together. A cute female Heeler mix named Dale was adopted and her brother Roy Rogers is being fostered with adoption pending. Smokey and Ember (two of the kittens who were rescued after a house fire) were adopted together. The family who adopted these kittens had also adopted a dog named Sherman from us last year. Kitten Lorelei was adopted by a family who had previously adopted a kitty named Sunny from HAH. It’s very gratifying to have adopters return to our Shelter to adopt additional pets.

            This week’s featured feline is a senior kitty named CC. Sadly, CC’s owner had to go into hospice care leaving CC and her kitty sister Pepper (featured a couple weeks ago) in search of a new home. CC is an older girl, about 15 years of age. She is a very sweet girl who would like a quiet house to retire in. Having to leave her longtime home has turned CC’s world upside down. She likes to be petted and would be a nice couch companion for an older person.

            Poppy is our featured dog for the week. Poppy is a young black and cream colored Lab mix.  This poor girl was found dumped in a Walmart parking lot. She is smart and sweet. She has been in a foster home with children for 4 months. Unfortunately, she could not leave the chickens alone, so she cannot go to a home with poultry or other birds. Poppy is very gentle otherwise, and a little shy. She would make a good family pet. You can meet Poppy, CC and our other adoptable pets at Have a Heart, located at 657 Highway 202 in Yellville. Hours are Thursday through Saturday, 9 am – 3 pm. Phone 870-449-7387.