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Bark in the Park scheduled for September
Pet of the Week: Zelda
The Bark in the Park (that we missed because of COVID-19 last year) is still in the confirmed planning stages and will take place on September 19, 1-5 p.m., at Fort Toulouse in Wetumpka. Usually it’s a lovely warm day, with lots to see and dog owner-folk and their dogs to meet, breezes flowing through the tall trees. The breezes are a comfort, and there are plenty of water buckets for the dogs to cool down.
The Bark in the Park begins with a sweet blessing of the animals, then a parkful of things are on the go: Pet Parade, Pet Picasso Paw Painting, while various vendors have prepped and readied delicious and yummy snacks for the humans, and so much more for a great afternoon. For more information you may call the Director of the Elmore County Shelter Rea Cord at 334-567-3377; that is also the number for inquiries on available adoptable pets.
This week’s shelter featured pet for adoption is just an adorable beauty named Zelda that I keep having to tell myself “no” that I cannot adopt another pet to my household, unless a tiny thing, or teenier puppy showed up. This gal would delight any family home. She is 1-and-a-half years old and about 40 pounds, with lovely looks, and a name that so suits her style; a heeler looking mix and that lovely patch.
Very sadly, Zelda was just abandoned on the streets. Luckily she was not injured, when she could have easily been donated to the shelter for a new loving home. Zelda is a lovebug that enjoys a tummy rub, like most, and she’s good with dogs, but terrified of cats She has a medium energy level and needs a little extra time to walk well on a leash. This sweet loving dog just needs an “open arms” family home where they love her and will keep her forever; maybe that is with your family.
Fees for adoptions from the shelter are still $100 for dogs, and you will first complete an application, then when approved, get an appointment date to visit Zelda or others residing at the shelter currently. The fee includes rabies vaccination, deworming, basic immunizations, mandatory spay/neuter, microchip, heartworm check, and a general check-up with your participating veterinarian.
Keep those fireworks away from the animals; they are scary for most of them.
Continue to provide cold water and that cool spot to catch the breeze.
Until next time,
The Dog Lover