Pets of the week, Jan. 23

Published 9:19 am Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Our featured pets for this week are Church and Holly.


Church is a handsome 10-month-old solid gray cat. He looks like he is a Russian Blue mix. This very friendly fellow was surrendered to the humane society because his owner was moving to a no pet apartment. Church has a great personality! He is calm and gentle and seems to adapt easily to new situations. Church will make a fantastic addition to your home if you are searching for a good-looking and charming feline companion.


Holly is a cute one-year-old Basset Hound mix. She is black and tan and has those large brown eyes we associate with the hound dog. Holly was a stray and her owner has not been found, so she is now ready for a fresh start in a new forever home. Holly is a “low-rider”, built close to the ground and she weighs about 30 lbs. She gets along great with other dogs and is very friendly and behaves well on leash. Holly will make a wonderful addition to your life if you choose her for adoption!

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Winter is definitely here! Please take some precautions to keep your pets safe. Dogs and cats are best kept inside during inclement weather even if they are normally outside animals. If a dog or cat must be outside it is imperative to provide a wind and waterproof kennel with plenty of clean, dry bedding.

Access to fresh water is also a necessity. During cold weather this may mean changing out the water multiple times a day. It is also important to keep your pet’s paws clean of chemicals used for melting snow and ice. These chemicals will irritate the paw pads and you don’t want your pet ingesting the chemicals when she licks her paws.

If you are providing food and shelter to stray cats, please get them spayed or neutered. Otherwise you will find yourself with many kittens come late spring. Call the humane society if you need help with getting stray and feral cats altered.

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.