When Santa Paws recently visited the Beverly Animal Shelter, the lines were long. Some of the potential pets, like enchanting Peggy who follows, found Santa to be intimidating. They did not get a picture with Santa. However, they still do have the same wish, to have their very own furever home. To encourage the older cat adoptions, all Felines 2 years old and older have a special low-cost adoption fee of only $9.85 until January 1, 2017. Wouldn’t you like to make a wish come true for one of these lovable creatures? They are waiting for you at the Beverly Animal Shelter.
Like the saying goes, “She’s come a long way…” A sizable black, stray dog suffering from malnutrition, Nellie arrived in early July. She only felt safe when crated. It took a while to build up her body. Thought to be a Boxer/Pit Bull mix, Nellie may look quite formidable with her snaggle tooth. However, she is simply the sweetest dog around. Nellie is a smiley girl with a waggie tail who loves to play and cuddle. She is estimated to be 4 to 5 years old and weighs around 70 pounds. Inquisitive Nellie is discovering her world and loves her biscuits. She is a gentle girl who is up to date on her vaccinations and if not already, will be spayed and micro-chipped before adoption.
Petite, solid black Peggy arrived as a kitten in June 2011. She was adopted that year but was returned two years later when her owner could no longer keep her. A quiet lady, Peggy simply wants to snuggle. She prefers the indoors. Peggy is spayed and is up to date on her vaccinations. She will be micro-chipped and tested for FIV and Fe-Leuk before adoption.
White and black Happy was surrendered at the end of September when his owner was no longer able to care for him. Possibly a Great Dane/Dalmatian mix, this lanky boy is 1 to 2 years old and weighs around 65 pounds. Happy is a happy dog with a waggie tail. He is clean in his cage, good on a leash and knows his name. Happy is neutered, up to date on his vaccinations and micro-chipped. Are you ready for a boy who is ready to play? Happy is waiting for you.
LAST WEEK’S PETS – All of last week’s wishful visitor’s to Santa Paws, feline Gisela and canines Doogie and Kristy, remain dreaming of their furever home.
From now, until January 1, 2017, there’s an adoption special … all cats 2 years and older will be only $9.85!
End of the Year brings our request for your “Happy Tail”. Have you adopted a pet featured here? Have they made your life that much better? Please send a note about your pet and a recent picture. We’d like to share your success.
The Beverly Animal Shelter is currently offering potential “barn” cats – neutered/spayed and vaccinated, friendly, outdoor cats who are good mousers, for $10. Please contact the Shelter for more information.
The new Integrated Veterinary Service has begun at the Beverly Animal Shelter. Although held only once or twice a month, the long wait for spay or neutering has been greatly reduced! Call the Shelter to make your appointment. They are now taking reservations.
DUE TO THE DECREASE IN GOVERNMENT INCENTIVES, THE LOCAL RECYCLERS OF ELECTRONICS HAVE CLOSED DOWN. THEREFORE, THE BEVERLY ANIMAL SHELTER IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING ELECTRONICS FOR RECYCLING.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO VOLUNTEER YOUR HELP TO THE BEVERLY ANIMAL SHELTER? BUT CAN’T BE AT THE SHELTER FOR WHATEVER REASON (HOME COMMITMENTS, ALLERGIES ETC.) WELL, THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO HELP. HOW ABOUT:
HELPING WITH OFFSITE ADOPTION EVENTS
UPDATING THE BAS WEBSITE
POSTING PETS ON PETFINDER
KEEPING THE FINGER LAKES TIMES UPDATED WITH RECENT LOST & FOUND PETS.
THESE ARE JUST A FEW PLACES EXTRA HANDS AND MINDS ARE NEEDED REGULARLY. CALL THE SHELTER AT 539-9357 IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE EVEN JUST A LITTLE BIT OF YOUR TIME.
Unfortunately, The Purina Pets for Seniors Fund has been DISCONTINUED. However, BAS is attempting to continue Senior adoptions on an individual basis through the generosity of others.
The Board of Directors of the Beverly Animal Shelter is working hard to give you all the information you need to properly take care of your pet. Please be advised that the Shelter website has changed to simply http://www.beverlyanimalshelter.com.
Why not take the opportunity to spend some playtime with your favorite canine. The Dave Pullen Memorial Dog Park at the Beverly Animal Shelter is open Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm. It is located on the front center grounds at the Shelter and has a double-gated entrance. It is free to the public (though the Shelter always appreciates any donations!), but we do require you to stop by the shelter staff (at the store) to show proof of rabies and distemper vaccinations. We want everyone, including your dog safe! We also ask that you please clean up after your dog. Come on out and give your pup a chance to run off lead in a safe and enclosed environment!
THANK YOU FOR THE GENEROUS CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE PAST YEAR!!
The Shelter is no longer accepting scrap metal to recycle. However, they continue to accept returnable bottles and cans. For more information, call the Shelter at (315)539-9357. Be sure to wash out your returnables.
SHELTER NEEDS –
Thankfully, Dallyn is happy to announce that the Town of Tyre has joined Interlaken, Romulus and the Town of Waterloo in setting limits on the number of dogs one individual can own. Now, for the rest of Seneca County…
Winter has arrived!! BAS needs you! To help the Shelter out, please go to www.FirstGiving.com/bas.
Please keep in mind when you enter the Shelter grounds, to adhere to the 5mph speed limit. A very sweet but deaf cat that had lived at the shelter for 17 years was killed because someone sped through the drive.
Dallyn, along with the ASPCA, would like to remind all cat owners of the importance (after spay and neutering) of cat collars (safety or breakaway) with proper identification for outdoor cats. The Shelter is overwhelmed by “found” but unclaimed cats. The hope of the Shelter is to be able to reunite the lost felines with their owners. Many types of collars are available for cats. Please see Dallyn for more information.
Please, if you have lost your dog or cat, DO CALL the shelter. Do not wait for an advertisement of “found dog/cat” to appear in the newspaper.
Please be a responsible pet owner. Spay and neuter your pets to prevent more unwanted animals. ONLY YOU can prevent the overflow of kittens that begins each Spring and carries on into the Fall.
We invite you to come and meet our wonderful creatures in person. The Shelter is open from 10:00AM to 4:00PM daily EXCEPT SUNDAY and Wednesday. The store is open from 9:00 to 6:00 Monday to Friday and 9:00 to 4:00 Saturday. Questions, call (315)539-9357 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, you can still view our pets on Petfinder.com, but have you had difficulty getting more up to date information on the Beverly Animal Shelter? There is always the very informative Beverly Animal Shelter Online found at http://beverlyanimalshelter.com/ where most of your questions can easily be answered.