"A person who has never owned a dog has missed a wonderful part of life." ~ Bob Barker
I don't judge others.
I don't hate.
I don't discriminate.
I don't care about money.
I don't hold grudges.
I do know how to love
unconditionally and that's
all I want in return.
I wait for you every day.
I am a fur-ever friend.
~ A Dog's Purpose
The shelter and pets need your help. We suffered a flood from a broken appliance on Saturday night and lost bagged dog/puppy/cat/kitten food. Thankfully our cage cleaner was present and no pets were in danger, however we lost most of our pet food and are in the process of assessing other damage.
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We constantly need volunteers at our shelter. There are no set hours, volunteer on your own schedule. Our dogs enjoy taking walks and exercising in the grassy, fenced area. All the pets love extra attention and socialization. One of the highlights of the day is receiving treats and toys. Fosters are at the top of our list, also. We have a 4-week-old kitten who needs a foster mom for two or three weeks. It enjoys being held and cuddled and is now eating soft kitten food. This kitten is a longhaired beauty who loves people and wants to be where you are. Some of our dogs need fostering for a two-week period or longer before heading for rescue. Call the shelter office for more info. Our pets need dog blankets, bath towels, no-tears pet shampoo, sweaters for our small dogs and puppies, 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/noses, scarves, beanie babies, etc. Medium- and large-size stuffed animals/toys are needed. The babies love to cuddle with a soft, stuffed animal. We are completely out! 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 paper towels, office supplies, hand sanitizer, etc. We ask visitors use hand sanitizer before and after they touch pets. We make every effort to keep our pets disease free. As soon as pets arrive at the shelter, they are given their first round of shots if they are old enough.
Your donations are important to us. Our shelter doesn't receive any help from national organizations. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. 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. We have 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 dog adoption assistance), Save a Life Makeover (professionally clip and groom to make a pet more adoptable), Honorariums and Memorials. I would like to mention that every dog who benefitted from Save a Life Makeover has been adopted. Please mail your tax deductible check 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.