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DBCHS Pets of the week, Dec. 12

Our featured pets this week are Prissy and Dexter.

Prissy is a beautiful long-haired calico cat. Her coat is mostly white with some gray and oranges patches and she has the most gorgeous green eyes. Poor prissy was left behind when her owners moved. Luckily, she was quickly rescued and brought to the humane society. We believe this sweet girl is about 4 years old. Prissy is friendly and gets along with other cats. Her favorite pastime is napping on a sunny windowsill. Can you give Prissy a second chance at her forever home in time for the holidays?

Dexter is a handsome 1-year-old shepherd mix that weighs 60 lbs. His previous owner was no longer able to care for Dexter, so he was surrendered to the humane society. Dexter is an attractive tan color with black points and flashy white markings on his chest and paws. Dexter enjoys a good romp in the exercise yard, and he loves one on one attention. Dexter is still young and he would thrive with obedience training. He will make a faithful companion if you choose him for adoption!

           Prissy

             Dexter

Are you considering giving a pet as a holiday gift? Make sure that the recipient has said they are ready to make a lifelong 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.