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Pets of the week, Dec. 12

Photographs are courtesy of Ronnie Logue. 

Our featured pets this week are Amber and Jake.

Amber

Amber is a beautiful three-year-old calico cat. Amber was left behind in an apartment after her owner moved out. Luckily, she was found promptly and brought to the humane society for temporary care. Amber is a sweet and quiet girl. She gets along okay with other cats, but prefers her own space on occasion. Amber is not a high maintenance feline. She is content to have food, water and a place beside you on the couch. If Amber sounds like your perfect match, please come for a visit with this pretty girl!

Jake is a darling three and one-half month-old Boxer mix puppy. He’s a handsome brindle color with some flashy white markings that include a perfect stripe on his face. Jake was from an unwanted litter and he and his 6 siblings were bought to the humane society to find their forever homes. Jake has a wonderful, outgoing personality. He loves to interact with people and play with his toys. Jake is sure to make a great family pet in his new home!

Jake

Here are some tips if you are thinking about giving a pet as a holiday gift. Make sure that the recipient has said they are ready to make a life-long commitment to a pet, not that you just “think” they want or need a pet. Instead of gifting the actual pet, gift the “adoption” of a pet and have the recipient participate in the selection process of their new cat or dog. The humane society has gift certificates and a great idea would be to give appropriate pet supplies along with an adoption gift certificate. Then the soon to be new pet owner can pick out their perfect match after the frenzy of the holiday season is over and they have the time and attention that a pet needs to settle into a new home.

Low-cost, high-quality spay/neuter surgery is available for pet owners with low and fixed incomes.  Call our Happy Paws Clinic today at (859) 691-1137 for an appointment. Please help control pet over-population by having your pet spayed or neutered.