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Beverly Animal Shelter Pets of the Week: Loving, not self-centered

Some people may think cats are self-centered and selfish. They may in fact be so. However, the loss of their human(s), whether it is through death, getting lost on a walk or if their owner is unable to care for them anymore, can bring a lonely void to a once happy and playful cat.

MILKDUD

Recent arrival Milkdud is recuperating from his very recent neutering. This young, malnourished looking man was found wandering the streets. A very handsome black and silver Maltese Tabby, Milkdud has striking, characteristic swirls in his fur. Right now, he is happy to have found a safe haven. Estimated to be 1 year old, Milkdud is up to date on his vaccinations, micro-chipped, and tested negative for FIV and Fe-Leuk.

BATMAN

Batman has been at BAS since his loving owner passed away in November. Since his arrival, Batman has made friends with some resident cats there. But, this sweet brown and black tiger, who loves people, is hoping he will find a new furever home soon. Batman is 3 years old, neutered, up to date on his vaccinations, micro-chipped, and tested negative for FIV and Fe-Leuk.

BRIGHT-EYES

Thought to be 4 to 5 years, beautiful, golden-eyed Bright-Eyes arrived in March after her owner also passed away. She is a friendly, cuddly girl who is looking forward to very soon having someone to love again. Bright-Eyes is spayed, up to date on her vaccinations, micro-chipped, and tested for FIV and Fe-Leuk.

LAST WEEK’S PETS – All of last week’s lovely ladies, canine Dutchess and felines Snowflake and Pansie, remain waiting for their new Springtime home.

SHELTER NEWS

The Thirteenth Annual Beverly Animal Shelter Yard Sale is scheduled for June 1, 2 and 3, from 9:00am to 5:00pm at the Rodman Lott & Son Farm (Empire Farm Days site); 2973 Route 414, Seneca Falls.

Good, clean, usable items will be accepted for the sale at Lott’s every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am to 4:00pm beginning April 22. Please no clothing, shoes, TVs, computer equipment or stuffed animals.

Call Mimma’s at 315-568-8142 or the Shelter at 315-539-9357 for more info.

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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  • SidneyR

    Cats are individuals and some are more affectionate than others. But cats are highly intelligent and must be won over–they’re not uncritically worshipful until they’re shown you are worth it, unlike dogs who slobber all over everything you do. To characterize cats in general as self-centered and selfish is unfair.