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Beverly Shelter Pets of the Week: Three worth repeating

A few words of wisdom for those shopping for a new family member… Do not wait for the weekend to visit the Beverly Animal Shelter. Just a couple of days ago, some fine pet candidates were noted at the Shelter. They were to be this week’s Pets. However, today there is good news; these candidates have been adopted! This presents an opportunity to re-feature some wonderful but overlooked candidates. Please take some time to see the good in the following.

MAMA

Part of a trio of strays, silky black Mama is assumed to be the mama of the 2 fine boys. She is adjusting nicely to Shelter life. Mama is now spayed, up to date on her vaccinations, micro-chipped, and tested negative for Fe-Leuk. She did however test positive for FIV. Again, this is not a death sentence, simply a condition to monitor. Mama is estimated to be 3 years old and hopes to find a home with you.

GINGER

Twelve-year-old Ginger was regrettably surrendered due to her owner’s severe illness. A real sweetie, she is one peppy girl. We even have to say, “no cats please”. A Shar-Pei/Chow mix, Ginger is no longer underweight at approximately 35 pounds. She has a wonderful personality. Ginger lets you know she is happy to be with you with her smiley face and waggie little stub of a tail. She loves her treats.   Ginger is spayed and up to date on her vaccinations. She is looking for a loving home. Ginger is available for adoption or fostering.

FURBY 

An independent fellow with striking golden eyes, Furby likes to cuddle but on his terms and within limits. He would like a quiet home without the crowds he lives with at BAS. Handsome, shiny black with just a few white hairs on chest, Furby is a good clean boy who does enjoy the outdoors. He would like an indoor/outdoor home. Estimated to be 4 to 6 years old, Furby is up to date on his vaccinations, neutered, micro-chipped and tested negative for FeLeuk and FIV.

LAST WEEK’S PETS – Diane, from last week’s feline salesmen, is happy to announce her adoption. While dark tiger Kevin (who would like to change his description to an active boy) and gentle, white Mr. Tea remain waiting for adoption.

SHELTER NEWS

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…

Spring is here.  Kitten Season isn’t far behind. 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 http://beverlyanimalshelter.com/ where most of your questions can easily be answered.

 

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