At the Shelter

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Hello friends! We are currently planning the Tommy H. Lipford 4-Person Golf Scramble which will be held at the Dyersburg Municipal Golf Course on Saturday, June 16, at 1 p.m. Cost will be $45 per person. Modern Woodmen of America, Chapter 18066 of Dyersburg, is co-sponsoring the event. Modern Woodmen will match proceeds up to $1,250. The money will be used to benefit the shelter and wonderful animals who reside there. Please call Bobby Baker at 286-7620 for more information. Please participate in this fun event and help local homeless shelter pets in the process.


This week we are featuring 'Tonto' who is a handsome black lab/shepherd mix. Tonto has been at the shelter for much too long but is patiently waiting for a special person to come through the door and adopt him. He is a sweet, gentle boy and dreams of a forever home with a large, fenced yard where he can trot around and play with his new family. 'Squirrel' is an adorable Jack-mix pup who has a docked tail. This little cuddle bunny trots after you like a little duck. He wants to be where you are and is playful and happy, but most content with you holding him. 'Oreo' is a beautiful black-and-white male cat who enjoys having his ears scratched and is looking for a home with cat lovers. 'Tiger' is a longhaired orange tabby who has orange eyes. He truly enjoys human company and is a perfect lap cat. We have so many more wonderful pets waiting for you, hoping you will pick them. The shelter takes in over 100 pets a week and all are desperately seeking homes. At the current time we have a huge selection of adorable kittens. Our cat rooms are full of nursing moms and kittens ready for adoption. Stop by The Pet Stop any day of the week to see a selection of shelter cats and kittens. Check us out on or and type 38024 zip to see many of our shelter pets. We stay at capacity. Please stop pet overpopulation by spaying or neutering your pets. If that happened, there wouldn't be a need for a humane society! Until then, please adopt and save a life.


If you would like to make a difference in a homeless shelter pet's life, please volunteer at the shelter. There are many things you can do to help such as walking dogs, bathing pets to make them more adoptable, socializing animals, handing out treats and toys and any other way you are able to help on your own schedule. Stop by or call the shelter office at 285-4889 for details. Please foster and save two lives, the one you foster and the one who takes its place. We need fosters for a two-week period or longer. If you can't volunteer or foster but want to help in other ways, here are some ideas: Dogs and puppies like to lie on dog blankets; it makes them feel safe and secure. We also need fleece material, leashes, collars, dog no-tears shampoo, towels for drying dogs and puppies after a bath, high-quality dry dog/puppy/cat/kitten food, canned food for cats and dogs, pet bottles/formula/soft canned food formulated for kittens and puppies, toys, soft cuddly stuffed animals (no beanie babies), treats, Clorox bleach, Germ-ex (hand sanitizer), paper towels, toilet paper, office supplies and the like.

A wonderful way to help local homeless shelter pets and remember or honor a loved one or pet is to make an honorarium or memorial donation to the shelter. Your tax-deductible donation will be used locally so that we can continue to keep our doors open and help homeless pets. Specify who the donation is to, with complete address where notification or acknowledgment should be sent and your complete address. We will do the rest. Categories are: The Beagley Fund (heartworm treatment for shelter pets only) which seems to stay depleted, General Fund, Champ Lewis Fund (monetary adoption assistance), Save-a-Life Makeover (professional grooming to make a pet more appealing and adoptable), Honorariums and Memorials. Mail to the Dyersburg-Dyer Co. Humane Society, P.O. Box 223, Dyersburg, TN 38025-0223. Please send monetary donations or correspondence to the P.O. Box because we do not receive mail at the shelter. Thank you for helping the animals!

Please visit the shelter between 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday. The shelter is closed to the public on Sunday. We are located at 1120 E. Court St. and the phone number is 285-4889.