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Saturday, July 30, 2016

At the Shelter

Thursday, September 6, 2012

'Alone Again'

I wish someone would tell me what it is that I've done wrong.

Why I have to stay chained up and left alone so long.

They seemed so glad to have me when I came here as a pup.

There were so many things we'd do while I was growing up.

They couldn't wait to train me as companion and as friend.

They told me they would never fear being left alone again.

The children said they'd feed me, said they'd brush me every day.

They'd play with me and walk me, if only I could stay.

But now the family hasn't time, they often say I shed.

They won't allow me in the house, not even to be fed.

The children never walk me, they always say, "Not now!"

I wish that I could please tell them won't someone tell me how?

All I have is love, you see, I wish they would explain,

Why they said they wanted me, then left me on a chain.

-- Anonymous

Please don't adopt our dogs and sentence them to life on a chain!

Meet 'Gracie' who is a precious Puggles designer dog. She is quiet and very sweet natured. Gracie will be a perfect little house dog. 'Benji' is a cute tri-colored beagle/terrier mix who loves to play and especially loves his toys. He will be a wonderful family dog. 'Hilda' is a cute dachshund mix. She is used to being a companion dog and enjoys being petted. 'Princess' is a beautifully marked tabby girl who is a wonderful house cat. Her shots are up to date until February 2015. We have many more deserving pets at the shelter who are desperately seeking loving homes. Visit The Pet Stop any day of the week to see a selection of shelter cats and kittens offered for adoption. Check us out on dyerhumane.org or petfinder.com and type 38024 zip to see our shelter.

If you love animals, we need you! Please volunteer and make a difference in a homeless pet's life. We need volunteers to walk our dogs, give baths and pet the cats. We are looking for people to put some time and love into increasing animals' adoptability through socialization. Join our special corps of fosters. Our fosters commit to a two-week period or longer. They are dedicated 24/7 to the care of homeless pets. It takes a special sort of person to be a volunteer and/or foster pet parent. We currently need a foster to bottle feed three tiny kittens for a week and gradually start them on soft food the following week. If you would like to help save their lives, please foster for us. Stop by or call the shelter office at 285-4889.

We need dog blankets and bath towels, good-quality dog and puppy food, cat and kitten food, plus formula and pet bottles for both. The pets appreciate treats and toys, also. Fleas are very bad this year and we need Adams' Flea Mist for dogs/puppies and cats/kittens. We also need hand sanitizer, paper towels, office supplies, etc.

We depend upon your donations to keep our doors open. Many people have the mistaken notion if they give to national organizations that we receive part of the money. That is not true. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and not affiliated with any other organization or rescue group. Your tax-deductible donation to our shelter will help only Dyersburg/Dyer County homeless animals. Many of these pets have been abused and neglected and all were unwanted for some reason or another. Our organization has been helping homeless pets for over 30 years. Specify who your 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), General Fund, Champ Lewis Fund (monetary adoption assistance), Save a Life Makeover (professionally clip and groom to make a pet more adoptable), Honorariums and Memorials. Mail to the Dyersburg/Dyer County Humane Society, P.O. Box 223, Dyersburg, TN 38025-0223. 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. Phone number is 285-4889. We are located at 1120 E. Court St. in Dyersburg.