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Beverly Animal Shelter Pets of the Week: Zuzu and friends

It’s time to enjoy the “Real Bedford Falls” with the memories of the movie “It’s A Wonderful Life”. This year a namesake can be found at the Beverly Animal Shelter. A feline gentleman named Zuzu and some feline friends are hoping to have a Merry Christmas in their new forever home. Can you help?

Have you, at any time, adopted a cat/cats from the Beverly Animal Shelter that you have seen here? Have they made your life that much better? It will soon be time to feature our annual “Happy Tails”. Please send a note about your cat(s) along with a recent picture by December 15. We would like to share your “Happy Tail”!!

ZUZU

A very handsome black and brown Tiger, Zuzu looks like the Cheshire cat from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. He was surrendered due to a family illness. Zuzu is an Indoor/Outdoor cat who lived with small dogs.   He enjoys a pat on the head and a gentle scratch under his ear or chin. In no time, green-eyed Zuzu will be looking for a lap to cuddle on.   Eight-year-old Zuzu is neutered, up to date on his vaccinations, micro-chipped and tested negative for FIV and Fe-Leuk.

KARY

An unclaimed stray, Kary arrived at BAS back in 2016, a very shy kitty. He was frightened of strangers and spent a lot of time hiding. Once Kary realized that the humans at BAS were there to help him, not hurt him, he began to open up to other people as well. Now, white and black Kary sits at the store cash register waiting for someone to pet him or maybe even take him to his quiet, caring, forever home for Christmas. He is neutered, up to date on his vaccinations, micro-chipped and tested negative for FIV and Fe-Leuk. Kary is thought to be 3 to 4 years old.

TWITCHIE

Abandoned in a box left outside the Shelter, Twitchie has been there a few years. She’s an enchanting golden-eyed girl who likes both the Indoors and Outdoors. Black Twitchie can be playful or peaceful. She does like to be petted. Twitchie is spayed and up to date on her vaccinations. If she is not already chipped and tested for FIV and Fe-Leuk, she will be before adoption. Sweet Twitchie is about 5 years old.

LAST WEEK’S PETS – All of last week’s feline fellows, Scrappy Doo, Bubbles and Dutch, remain waiting for their forever home.

SHELTER NEWS

Please send us your Happy Tails of a cat you first saw here, adopted and are now together living happily ever after!! beverlyshelter@yahoo.com or http://www.beverlyanimalshelter.com

As a service to the community, the Beverly Animal Shelter has added a crematory for animal cremation, both individual and group. Call the Shelter at (315)539-9357 for more information.

Once again, the Beverly Animal Shelter will have a subsidized Spay & Neuter program for low-income pet owners. This is made possible by a generous Grant from the ASPCA. The Beverly Animal Shelter extends an appreciative “Thank You” to the ASPCA for their consideration.

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 –

Seneca Falls has had a limit of only 3 dogs allowed for decades. The Town of Tyre has also 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 is here. Kitten Season (round two) keeps going! BAS needs your help! 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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