Provide a Pet a Pad — Puppy at the Animal Shelter Needs Your Help
Today's featured pet is an adorable, sweet puppy. He came into the shelter a week or so ago and was spunky but now he is not. It could be for many different reasons, some being very simple to fix and others may require more expense and recovery time. The shelter does not have the funds to take dogs to the vet so he will need to be rescued to be saved.
I posted this pup and his information on my personal Facebook page last night because I didn't feel he had any time to wait. As you can see in the video below, he wants to play and enjoy himself in the grass but just doesn't have the energy. It now looks like he has someone willing to pay for his vetting and fosters have been arranged for him but he will still need a permanent home once he recovers from whatever is causing his lethargy.
If you are interested in adopting this boy after he is vetted and healthy, contact Bertha at the shelter and she can put you in touch with his saving angels.
The puppy part of the video starts about 2 minutes and 26 seconds in. The rest of the video is pretty entertaining, too. The big white dog tried to use me as a fire hydrant!
You can also sponsor a dog to save a life by paying for the dog's vetting. The cost varies depending on the size. Call the shelter to get the price range at 870-773-6388.
The Animal Care and Adoption Center in Texarkana, Ark., is our only animal shelter in town. They have a few hundred dogs and cats that need to be reclaimed or adopted. Room is always an issue at a city animal shelter. We feature an animal each week to help get the word out about many of these great pets.
T-shirts are available at the animal shelter now. They are only $18 and will help support the animals at the shelter. Thanks for supporting our shelter animals.
Please visit the shelter's new Facebook page to see if there is an animal there that you would be interested in adopting, fostering or sponsoring.
It is so unfortunate that there are thousands of dogs that are euthanized every year in our local shelter when there are so many dogs that would make fabulous pets. Please help us make a difference by spreading the word. Share this post on your Facebook page and Tweet about it, too.
The shelter's adoption fees range from $40 to $144, depending on the gender and size of the animal or whether they have been spayed or neutered yet. You can also have your pet microchipped for only $20 right at the shelter. That way if your pet is ever lost, he or she can be returned to you quickly.
If you would like to foster a dog contact the shelter to get information about dog rescues in our area that can help.
The Animal Care and Adoption Center is located at 203 Harrison St., Texarkana, Ark. 71854 and is open Monday through Saturday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.