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Friday, May 6, 2016

At the Shelter

Thursday, November 15, 2012

"A person who has never owned a dog has missed a wonderful part of life." ~ Bob Barker

Your Dog

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.

Are you an experienced, successful grant writer? If so, the shelter needs you. Please consider lending us your talents in these tough economic times.

'Benji' is a quiet, sweet, gentle-natured small dog. He is cute as can be with his terrier head and beagle body. Benji loves to go for walks and is such an optimistic little boy. He has been at the shelter much too long but sits at the gate of his run waiting for that special person to adopt him. He never gives up hope. 'Charlie' is a heartworm-negative Corgi/basset mix. He loves life and everyone he meets. Corgis originated in Great Britain in the 900s. Some scholars say it arrived in Great Britain with the Celts over 3,000 years ago. Others say it is a distant relative of continental bassets and reached Great Britain just over 1,000 years ago. In the 1800s, crossbreeding with the Pembroke Welsh Corgi reduced the differences between the two breeds. Corgis are working dogs with a "heeler" instinct and built low enough to the ground to avoid flailing hooves. "Cur" once meant to watch over, and in old Welsh, "gi" means dog. The corgi lives up to its name and also makes an exuberant companion. (Source: Fogle's The Encyclopedia of The Dog)

'B.J.' is a heartworm-negative tan-and-white registered border collie. He is a gentle, calm, perfect pet for some lucky family. He is a special-needs dog because he arrived at the shelter with an injured tail and needs surgery. 'Inka' is a black-and-white longhaired tuxedo girly who is 8-10 months old. She enjoys human contact and will be an excellent companion for a cat lover. If you would like to add a fur kid to your home, check us out on dyerhumane.org or petfinder.com to see our shelter. Better yet, please visit at your earliest convenience. Receiving over 100 pets a week, we stay at capacity. 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.

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.