This weekend our nation will celebrate Independence Day on July 4th. There will be celebrations from coast to coast, most of which will include fireworks. Every year a large number of pets end up lost because they are scared of the explosions and run off to hide. It’s best to leave your dog at home on this noisy holiday. You can leave a TV or radio on for them at home. It may help to drown out the noise from the fireworks. You can also get meds from your vet to help calm their anxiety. If you must bring your pet with you, make sure they are micro-chipped or have a collar with your contact info.
We had another great week for local adoptions with 5 dogs and 4 cats getting adopted. Cats Fozzie Bear, Momma Mia, Andromeda and Orion found their purr-fect homes. Pixie, Poppy, Queenie and brothers Cowboy and Bruce were the lucky dogs who found their new families. Good luck to these fur babies in their new homes.
We have two featured kitties for this week. Meet Tarzan and Jane. They are both orange and white Tabby kittens. Tarzan and his sister Jane were found dumped in the Shelter parking lot on a very hot day, suffering from heat stress. Fortunately, after receiving some TLC from our kitty volunteers, they survived and are now healthy, active kittens. They have playful purr-sonalities and are ready for a new loving home.
Our featured dog for the week is Brad. Brad is a Pit Bull mix who was found as a stray, standing next to his dead companion that had been hit by a car. Nobody stepped forward to claim him. Although he may look intimidating, Brad is a sweet, easy going boy. He is medium size, weighing about 40 pounds and walks well on a leash. Brad does not like cats or other male dogs. We featured Brad a couple weeks ago, but he has not yet been adopted. Normally, we would transport him to a rescue in Massachusetts, but since he is a Pit Bull they will not accept him. He will have to stay at the Shelter until his perfect person arrives to give him another chance. You can meet Brad, Tarzan, Jane 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.