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Pets of the Week: People-friendly pit bulls

We all know there are a large amount of “Pit Bulls” found in Animal Shelters across the US. There they wait and hope for homes. The Beverly Animal Shelter is no different, except… BAS happens to have 3 recent, unclaimed stray, very people friendly, loving “Pit Bull” Ladies. They are sweet as sugar and ready to be your companion forever.

 

KRISTY

BLACK PIT

 

Everybody’s favorite at the Shelter, American Pit Bull Terrier Kristy is a short, chubby girl who weighs about 45 to 50 pounds. She wears a black tuxedo with a white bib and toes. Estimated to be 2 years old, Kristy is smart as a whip, walks well on a leash, is clean in her cage, knows her name and knows some basic commands. She is up to date on her vaccinations and will be spayed and micro-chipped shortly.

 

SWIFTY

BLACK PIT

 

Approximately 2 years old, Swifty has been noted to be either black or dark brown depending on how the light shines on her. Weighing approximately 60 to 65 pounds, she looks imposing because her ears were cropped quite a bit. In reality Swifty is a loving girl who is extremely clean in her cage and a good walker. She loves her tennis ball and playing fetch. Swifty is up to date on her vaccinations and will be spayed and micro-chipped shortly.

 

ASHLEY

 

 

Looking like a Terrier/Hound mix, it takes a bit of a stretch to call fine-boned and gentle Ashley a Pit Bull. Weighing 30 to 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 and spayed. She will be micro-chipped shortly.

LAST WEEK’S PETS – Kingdom from last week’s felines is happy to announce her adoption. Bo and Stoker remain waiting for their purrfect human.

SHELTER NEWS

It is time to catch up on Thank Yous due: First, a big Thank You to Stephen Travis who, as his Eagle Scout Project, gathered an army to repair and refurbish ALL the outdoor dog kennels on a blistering hot weekend this past summer.   Thank You to the group of girls from Geneva, including Lily, Daria, Barrow, Strummer, and Ashley, who raised $50 for the Shelter at their Summer Lemonade stand. Finally, a giant Thank You to the Auburn Petco who facilitated the adoption of 50 cats from BAS during their recent adopt-a-thon.

The next BAS Fundraiser will be The A-PAW-COLYPSE Run with Ghouls in Waterloo beginning at 5:00pm on Saturday, October 15. Call the Shelter 539-9357 for more information. Registration and entry forms (due by Oct 8) can be found online at http://beverlyanimalshelter.com/events-3/

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…

Round II of Kitten Season is well underway!! 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 beverlyshelter@yahoo.com.

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 beverlyanimalshelter.com where most of your questions can easily be answered.

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