Have A Heart is plugging along, always doing our best for the kitties and doggies that come into our care! Ever think about volunteering? We’ve sure got plenty of opportunities for you, as we are completely volunteer-operated! Just come by and see us.
Both of our “pets of the week” this week are furbabies who recently had adoptions that just didn’t work out. That always makes us sad but it happens. Nevertheless, we are sure there is the perfect home out there for both of them so we’ll find them!
This week we’re featuring Gaile as one of our pets of the week! She’s a female buff tabby with an estimated age of one to two years. Gaile came to our shelter as part of a hoarding situation we were called to help with in the Peel area several weeks ago. We’re still working to bring in all the cats and kittens (there were 70+!), but Gaile is ready for her forever home. She is very playful and sometimes is super vocal. She LOVES to play and can often be seen carrying around a toy ball in her mouth in the Cattery. Gaile was previously adopted, on a trial basis, but both humans weren’t really on board with the adoption and, sadly, she was returned because she likes to “talk.” So if you want a companion to chat and play with, Gaile is your girl!
Our canine of the week is Lenny! He’s a 50-pound, two-year-old Australian Shepherd mix who has a beautiful, solid brown coat. Lenny was found as a stray in Flippin around the end of February. By mid-March, after he was fully vetted, he was adopted locally but, sadly, did not acclimate well to his new home. He preferred the male and was a bit standoffish with the female human. They also worried that he was a little overly protective of them and did not like approaching strangers when they took him to the dog park.
Lenny was returned to the shelter after a couple of weeks and settled easily into his shelter life. He and a large female Pyrenees are best friends and play for long periods of time together with not difficulty (except for getting very dirty). Lenny has shown no aggression toward any of the volunteers at the shelter and is one of the favorites here. He walks well on a leash and appears to be housebroken.
If you’d like to meet Gaile, Lenny, or any of our other adoptables, please give us a call at 870/449-7387 or drop in at 657 Highway 202 W in Yellville during our normal business hours, Wednesday through Saturday, 9 am to 3 pm.