Pet of the Week

Greetings everyone! We hope everyone is staying cool in this heat! And please don’t forget to make sure your pets are as well. They are affected by these temperatures just like us!

This week we are asking (even pleading) for help. As you may know, Have A Heart is operated totally by volunteers. And, the truth of the matter is, the majority of us are senior citizens. While we do have some wonderful younger volunteers, most of them also work and/or are in school so are unable to be at the shelter during the week.

There is so much to be done, we’re confident there is something you could help with in providing the services we do.

We especially are looking for folks who can help with the more physical aspects of running the shelter including walking dogs, cleaning kennels, and helping in our cattery. These are the tasks that directly affect the health and welfare of our shelter animals.

Dogs are fed and walked and kennels are cleaned and power washed/sanitized early each morning. Dogs are fed and walked again starting around 1:30 in the afternoon and kennels are cleaned as needed. 

The cattery has similar needs with feeding and cleaning litter boxes, but the afternoon hours are usually later.

If you are able to help for a couple of hours a week, or even just occasionally, we’d love to have you stop in and see where you might fit best. We need morning and afternoon help during the week and weekends.

Also, if you would like to help but can’t do the more physical jobs, we also need volunteers for the Thrift Store and administrative tasks at the shelter and for our spay and neuter clinics. We love what we do here at the shelter but really need some help to make sure our dogs and cats (and our volunteers!) are happy and healthy!

Our Pet of the Week is Poppy!

Poppy was part of the cat hoarder rescue we did in January of this year. She is such a cute black and white tuxedo and we estimate her at two to three years old. Initially she was very timid and had an Upper Respiratory Infection (URI) to get over, like all of them.

She’s a bit on the petite side, probably caused by poor nutrition when she was younger. She is not very vocal but she likes to get your attention by standing on her hind legs! (And she enjoys getting a little extra wet cat food treat in the mornings.)

If you think you might be able to help us as a volunteer, or if you’d like to meet Poppy or any of our other adoptables, please give us a call at 870/449-7387 or come see us at 657 Highway 202 West in Yellville, during our normal business hours Tuesday through Saturday, 9 am to 3 pm. We need you!