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Beverly Shelter Pets of the Week: Unconditional love for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day will soon be here. It’s time to think of unconditional love. Well, maybe there are a few conditions the pets of the Beverly Animal Shelter are expecting… things like affection and care from their humans. Give these pets their furever home and you will receive unconditional love in return.

MARGARET

Beautifully, symmetrically marked with her black tuxedo and white boots, Margaret arrived with her housemate in early January. They had been left behind when their owner moved out of their apartment. A bit on the chubby side, Margaret is estimated to be 2 years old. She is a gentle, sweet girl with golden eyes who loves to be petted and will sit in your lap. Margaret is spayed, up to date on her vaccinations, micro-chipped, and tested negative for both FIV and Fe-Leuk.

SHARRON

Lovable Sharron is the housemate abandoned with Margaret. Also a bit on the chubby side, green-eyed Torbie, Sharron is estimated to be 2 to 3 years old. She just loves attention… even being picked up. Sharron is spayed, up to date on her vaccinations, micro-chipped, and tested negative for both Fe-leuk and FIV.

TRINITY

An unclaimed stray who was picked up in November outside Trinity church in Seneca Falls, Trinity is now thought to be 9 months old and does not weigh more than 40 pounds. Seeing the brindle patch on her face and left ear, you might think another Pit. In reality, Trinity is a very slender dog resembling a Whippet or Greyhound/Terrier/maybe even Dalmatian mix. She is housebroken and is good with other dogs and cats. Trinity does need daily brisk walks, but is very calm when sitting with humans. She is spayed, up to date on her vaccinations and micro-chipped. Trinity does need a little more training on a leash.

LAST WEEK’S PETS – Craps, from last week’s waiting felines, is happy to announce his adoption. Venus and Teddi remain waiting to meet you.

SHELTER NEWS

The Annual Dinner Dance for the Beverly Animal Shelter will be held Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Club 86. For more information check out the Beverly Animal Shelter website at

http://beverlyanimalshelter.com/2017/01/18/beverly-animal-shelter-12th-annual-dinner-dance-fundraiser/ . Don’t miss your chance to take part in the exciting raffles to be held at the Dinner. You don’t need to be present to win!

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 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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