Only medium, large dogs currently at shelter
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Pet of the Week: Leigh Ann
March already knocks at our doors, and the springtime kitten births are just around the corner, possibly puppies, as well.
Right now the Alex City Vet Clinic (my vet, also) is offering spaying or neutering for your animal at no charge. This is a kind offer to help Coosa County get control of the animals that seem to be unwanted later in their lives. In this day and time most things that say they are free are not, but I can tell you this is an honest offer to help families with animals that have not been fixed.
Remember that Coosa County has many “fired-up” caring folks right now that are working on getting things lined up for their own shelter in Stewartville. Once the shelter is open and running, if your dog is picked up, you will owe a fee to reclaim your dog, and we all know that dogs don’t stray nearly as much when they are spayed or neutered.
The Elmore County Humane Shelter in Wetumpka does a wonderful job of caring for the animals under the shelter’s care, but often stay full and cannot take animals from another county.
Currently the shelter has no small dogs; they are medium, large and extra big. So if you are looking for a big buddy, now is the time to do a quick search as they are plentiful. This is the perfect time of year for a new pet, as winter has just about gone and warm springtime is rolling in. Certainly worth a thought or two.
The featured pet of this week from the Wetumpka shelter is Leigh Ann; she came to the shelter as a stray, thin and hungry, that no one ever came to claim. She is about 7 months old and 40-50 pounds, possibly a shepherd/bulldog type mixture. Leigh Ann is a very sweet girl, good with other dogs and would love a forever family to call her own.
If you are interested in meeting Leigh Ann or others at the Wetumpka shelter, just call or email for an application. Once the application goes through, you can get an appointment to visit on a day to suit you. The shelter still operates under COVID-19 regulations to save any spread among employees and volunteers.
For an application, call the shelter at 334-567-3377 or email email@example.com.
Fees for dogs are $100, a young cat $50, and cats over a year for a donation. The fees include rabies shot (if old enough), de-worming, basic vaccinations, spay/neuter, microchip, and the first vet checkup.
Make sure rabies shots are up to date; remember the outbreak in Elmore County.
Until next week,
The Dog Lover