At the Shelter

Thursday, June 15, 2017

"Life is life's greatest gift. Guard the life of another creature as you would your own because it is your own. On life's scale of values, the smallest is no less precious to the creature who owns it than the largest ..." ~ Anthony Douglas Williams from “The Light That Never Was”


There are lots of animals (especially cats and kittens) currently at the Shelter. The Shelter is trying to become a “no kill” shelter which means that 10 percent or less of our population has to be euthanized; however, we are running out of room. The Shelter is not bound by contract to take cats and will not euthanize healthy cats and kittens to make room for new ones. So, no more cats or kittens can be accepted until more cage space becomes available. Call the Shelter before bringing cats or kittens to surrender them.


The Shelter is, however, under contract to take dogs so some perfectly wonderful dogs must be euthanized to make room. The problem with overcrowding can be eliminated if responsible pet owners will spay and neuter their pets. It is a state law that animals adopted from a shelter must be spayed or neutered by their adoptive parents. Please consider spaying, neutering, and/or adopting. Save an animal this week!

Phoebe #S2017636 is a Mastiff/Pit Bull mix. She is a gorgeous black and white puppy. Just look at her attitude – she knows she is gorgeous! Phoebe will be a big girl when she matures.


Chip #S2017633 is a Bassett Hound/Pit Bull mix. He is a delicious chocolate “chip” color. Chip will be a medium sized adult.


Rexy #P2017156 is a Boxer mix puppy. He is dark brown with a white chest and dark ears and muzzle. Rexy’s expression says it all – PLEASE take me home.

Puppy #S2017628 is a Heinz mix (57 varieties). She has brindle, black and white coloring. She has white legs and a white chest and blaze. As an afterthought, God gave Puppy a white tail tip.


Leo #S2017632 is a tan and white Beagle/Hound mix. He is handsome, young, crate trained and housebroken. Leo is not good with young children or cats.


Wolfie #P2017148 is a black and tan Husky mix. He is medium sized and has one blue eye and tan headlights.

Kelly #S2017572 and Kato #S2017571 are lovely light blue/gray tabby kittens. Both are males. Kato seems pretty laid back but Kelly is screaming “Get me outta here!”


Chichi #S2017500 is a brown tabby female kitten. She is a real cutie patootie.


Cash #S2017629 is a young German Shepherd. He is VERY handsome.

Levern #S2017627 is a mixed breed with coloring and stature reminiscent of a Weimaraner. She seems to be a little depressed. Bet she would perk right up with the right home.


Cupcake #S2017496 and Edward # S2017488 are male gray tabby kittens. Cupcake seems surprised to be without a home and Edward is just hanging out.


Big Papa #S2017494 is a fluffy little kitten who appears to be brown but may shed some fluff and become black. His eyes are turning green – very dashing. He looks a little like a bear cub or Yoda.

Moon #S2017489 is a delicate little black kitten. She’s a sweetie.


Smugey #S2017594 and Dreamy #S2017592 are two cream and white male kittens. Smugey is wide-eyed at what’s happening while Dreamy is more - well – dreamy.

Siera #S2017591 and Circa #S2017590 are two female gray tabby kittens. They have unusually sweet faces.


Mandy #S2017468 is an orange classic (bull’s eye pattern on the sides) tabby kitten. Her color is very vivid – almost red.

Big Papa

We are a 501(c)(3) non profit and appreciate any and all donations. Specify who your donation is for 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 (professional clip and groom to make a pet more adoptable), Nicole Rae Incrocci Memorial Fund, Honorariums and Memorials. Please mail your check to the Dyersburg/Dyer County Humane Society, P.O. Box 223, Dyersburg, TN 38025-0223. Thank you for helping the animals.

The shelter is open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Closed to the public on Sunday. We are located at 1120 E. Court St. in Dyersburg and phone number is 731-285-4889.