Pets of the week: Betty the pup and several cats and kittens – The Advocate-Messenger

FROM KARI KUH

DBCHS

Our featured pets this week are Betty the Puppy and several cats and kittens looking for loving homes.

Betty is a stunning 9 month old collie mix who came to the shelter as a stray in August. When their stray halt was done, Betty – and her buddy Wilma – quickly found a new home. Due to the recently deteriorating health of her owner, Betty is back in humane society through no fault of her own.

You’ll notice Betty’s eye-catching blue eyes first, and then her gorgeous cream-colored markings on her brown fur. She has a shy demeanor and sits patiently in her kennel waiting for a visit, but quickly warms up. Betty is good with other dogs, is kind and ready to go home and find stability for the first time in her young life. Like all adoptable dogs from DBCHS, it is fixed, vaccinated and microchipped.

If you would like to adopt Betty please bring your dog and family to meet her between 1pm and 4pm Monday through Friday. Call 859-238-1117 to make sure it’s still available and fill out an online application to save time: https: //bit.ly/2Qo4EfE.

National Cat Day is October 29th, a day to celebrate the fabulous cats in our lives and encourage people to adopt them. Here in Danville-Boyle County Animal, Rescue, and Foster Homes are plenty of cats and kittens in search of love, including Lucy, Harry, and Moon, three of Home To Home’s favorites https://dbchs.home-home.org/findapet/. Please consider adding one of these many deserving cats to your family.

America has an estimated 75-95 million domestic cats and 30-80 million community cats. Given that there are only 120 million households in the US, we have a problem: It is computationally impossible to find a home for all cats living here! This is why DBCHS provides access to spay and neuter surgery through Happy Paws’ affordable, high quality clinic and encourages people to leave healthy free range cats where they are.

DBCHS ‘Community Cat Program provides the limited and necessary intervention that enables free range cats to live healthy and happy lives and, more importantly, prevent euthanasia in the shelter. If you or someone you know feeds free range cats in Boyle County, have them spayed / neutered and vaccinated for free: email dbchs@bellsouth.net to schedule an appointment. Together we will reach beyond the protective walls and save more lives.

Many thanks to our sponsors, volunteers, participants, musicians, the City of Danville and everyone who made the 8th Annual Pints ​​for Pets an overwhelming success! Be on the lookout for photos here and on the DBCHS Facebook page and a full recap, which will be available shortly.

DBCHS is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) founded in 1972 that promotes humane treatment of animals through compassionate care, commitment and support. To donate, please visit DBCHS.org/give or send a check to DBCHS PO Box 487, Danville, KY 40423-0487. We are grateful for our caring community.