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Thursday, June 30, 2016

At the Shelter

Thursday, September 27, 2012

"A righteous man regardeth the life of his animals." ~ Proverbs 12:10

Did you know that because people didn't spay and neuter:

There are 45 dogs and cats for every person born.

Only 1 of 10 dogs and 1 of 12 cats ever get a home.

800 dogs and cats are euthanized each hour in the U.S. because there aren't enough homes.

Over 7 million adoptable dogs and cats a year are euthanized.

Fix your critter, prevent a litter!

(Source: ASPCA)

This and that at the shelter: Saturday was a good day at the shelter. Three cats and two dogs were adopted, meaning five lives were saved! We take in over 100 pets a week who are desperately seeking loving homes. Please don't breed or buy while homeless animals die. Adopt and save a life!

Check us out on dyerhumane.org or petfinder.com and type 38024 zip to see our shelter. Better yet, stop by the shelter to meet the wonderful pets who live there. Don't forget to stop by The Pet Stop any day of the week to see a selection of shelter cats and kittens offered for adoption.

Cutie Pie
'Oreo' is a stunning XL black-and-white kitty who is already spayed. She is used to being a companion/house cat. 'Cutie Pie' is a precious, little black feist pup. She will be a perfect small house pet for some lucky person. 'Boom Boom' is a female brindle-and-white heeler mix who is heartworm negative. She is a playful, happy girl who never meets a stranger. She is currently on heartworm prevention and all her shots are current until August 2013. All she needs is a family to love her. 'William' is a calm, gentle, smooth-coated border collie mix who is black and white. He is heartworm negative and one of the sweetest dogs at the shelter. Border collies have an AKC ranking of 65. They originated in Great Britain in the 1800s and were used for sheep herding. They are dependable and loyal companions but must have sufficient daily exercise and enjoy challenging jobs. Their expression is intelligent, alert, eager, and full of interest, a reflection of its temperament. (Source: Coile's Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds)

Boom Boom
We've never met a volunteer or foster who has told us they don't enjoy helping the animals. They say it makes them feel good inside. We need you if you are an animal lover and want to 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. Many times we have pets who languish at the shelter. In order for a 501(c)(3) rescue to adopt the dog, they require a two-week quarantine (in foster care) before a dog can be transported. It takes a special sort of person to be a volunteer and/or foster pet parent. Stop by or call the shelter office at 285-4889.

Many people ask how they can help if they can't foster or volunteer. We need dog blankets and bath towels, good-quality dog and puppy food, cat and kitten food, plus formula for both and pet bottles. The pets appreciate treats and toys, also. Please no small toys because the dogs will choke. Also no bead eyes, scarves, beanie babies, etc. that present choking hazards. Medium- and large-size stuffed animals/toys are needed. Puppies/kittens love to cuddle with soft medium- and large-size stuffed animals. It comforts them and they quit crying. Since we had a mild winter, 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 on your donations to keep our doors open. Many people have the mistaken notion if they give to national organizations such as ASPCA, PETA, or HSUS 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. 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.

Shelter hours are 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 phone number is 285-4889.