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Sunday, May 29, 2016

At the Shelter

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Adopting a pet means you saved a life!

From the bottom of our hearts, we wish to thank you for all your donations, adoptions, volunteering and fostering this past year. Your help keeps our doors open and things running smoothly. We are so appreciative and just wanted to let you know how we feel.

We have so many wonderful pets at the shelter, it is hard to pick who to feature each week. We try to pick pets who have been at the shelter for a while. We receive over 100 pets a week and all are desperately seeking loving homes. They are at the shelter through no fault of their own because they were unwanted for some reason. If you want to add a fur kid to your household, it is best to visit the shelter daily. We receive over 20 pets a day. Surrenders are available for immediate adoption. Check us out on dyerhumane.org or petfinder.com. Type 38024 to see many pets at our shelter. Stop by The Pet Stop any day of the week to see a selection of shelter cats and kittens available for immediate adoption.

Urgent: 'Princess' is a beautifully marked tabby girly with clear green eyes. She is already spayed and very sweet. Princess has been at the shelter since July and is in the extreme danger zone. She will make a perfect companion cat with her gentle ways. Please give this kitty a second chance at life. She never gives up hope the next person who walks through the door might adopt her and is always at the front of her cage to greet you. You will never be lonely again if you adopt Princess. 'Tebow' is a fluffy, longhaired kitten who is stunning. This little sweetheart's owner tearfully left him at the shelter and is praying someone will adopt him. Tebow is calm and almost regal in appearance. He will make a fine house cat. 'Georgie Boy' is a small black-and-silver terrier who is a year old. He is full grown, housebroken, and wants to be your constant companion. Georgie is a perfect little housedog. 'Starla' is a beautiful black dachshund mix with a touch of basset, but has shorter ears. Starla is cute as a speckled pup, full of personality and happiness. She will be another good house dog for some lucky person.

Georgie Boy
This is a new year and people are full of resolutions. A good resolution is to make a difference in a local homeless shelter pet's life by volunteering or fostering and having fun in the process. Our volunteers socialize pets, walk dogs, play with puppies and kittens, give pets a bath and brush them to make them more adoptable, hand out treats and toys, and any other way you want to help on your own schedule. Better yet, foster a pet for a two-week period or longer. Call or stop by the shelter office for details. If you can't foster or volunteer, please donate. We 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. 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 collars, leashes, paper towels, bleach, office supplies, hand sanitizer, etc. We ask visitors to 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.

Please give to the shelter. Your donations to our shelter stay in Dyer County and will only help Dyersburg/Dyer County homeless animals. Our shelter doesn't receive any help from national organizations such as ASPCA, PETA, or HSUS. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and have been helping local 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 pet-adoption assistance), Save a Life Makeover (professionally clip and groom to make a pet more adoptable), Honorariums and Memorials. 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.

Please visit the Dyersburg/Dyer County Humane Society's page on Petfinder.com by clicking the link http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shel... .