At this time of the year, the staff at the Beverly Animal Shelter has wishes too. Their wish is that the residents who have been there the longest, the older or not so perfect pets, might finally find a furever home of their own. 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.
A lovely green-eyed lady, silky black Sadie has come a long way since her arrival. She and her housemate Taffy arrived in October 2015 after their owner passed away. Sadie was very frightened in her new surroundings. However, by spring she was greeting store visitors with a welcome and asking if they might be looking for a loving feline companion. Nine-year-old Sadie is still waiting. She is spayed and up to date on her vaccinations and if not already, will be micro-chipped and tested for FIV and Feleuk before adoption.
Looking like a Terrier/Hound mix or better yet a Heinz 57, it takes a bit of a stretch to call fine-boned and gentle Ashley a Pit Bull. Weighing 35 pounds, she’s a quiet, delicate girl who is clean in her cage, walks well on a leash and is not a barker. Thought to be 3 years old, tan Ashley is up to date on her vaccinations, spayed and micro-chipped. She is eagerly waiting for someone like you.
Sweet Mavis arrived as a stray in early April. Unfortunately, her left front leg had been injured (perhaps broken). Never attended to, the leg healed in a twisted shape making it difficult for Mavis to walk. The solution was amputation. A petite muted Torti, Mavis has adjusted very well since her surgery. Estimated to be three years old, she loves to cuddle. Mavis is spayed, up to date on her vaccinations, microchipped and tested negative for both FIV and FeLeuk.
LAST WEEK’S PETS – All of last week’s wishful visitor’s to Santa Paws, feline Peggy and canines Nellie and Happy, remain wishing for 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!
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 [email protected]
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.