Pets of the Week

Published 4:57 pm Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Our featured pets this week are Big Boy and Leo.

Big Boy

Big Boy is a wonderful 3-year-old black and white tuxedo cat. He was found as a stray but is very friendly with a mellow disposition. Big Boy has a gorgeous face with his gray whiskers, dark amber eyes, and his white face marking makes a perfect upside-down heart. Big Boy recently moved into one of our kitty condos with several other cats and has adjusted beautifully. This sweet guy has had all his vetting done and he’s ready for a fresh start as a beloved family pet.

Leo is an outgoing and happy 2-year-old Boxer mix. He is mostly white with fancy brown and black markings on his face, including a cute mask around his eyes. Leo was surrendered by his owner who could no longer care for him. Leo is energetic and loves to give kisses when he greets visitors. His short Boxer tail is always wiggling, a sign of his joyful spirit. If Leo sounds like a good fit for your family, come for a visit and check out this handsome fellow.


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The Thanksgiving holiday is only a week away. This is a fun and exciting time for family and friends to gather and celebrate, but there are some aspects of the holiday that can put pets in danger. While it is tempting to share your meal with you dog or cat, avoid giving your pet turkey meat, especially the dark meat and skin and never give the bones to your pet. Some common seasonings like garlic, onions, chives and leeks are poisonous to dogs and cats so don’t allow your pet to have any leftovers prepared with these items. Most people know that chocolate is dangerous for pets, but raisins, currants and grapes are also a no-no for our four-legged buddies.

If you are having company for the holiday, make sure your pets are secure and don’t accidently escape through an open door. You might consider setting up gates to keep your dog away from the front door or keeping them on a leash. If your indoor cat is the nervous type, a separate room with doors closed will keep him secure. By practicing these Thanksgiving safety tips both you and your pets can enjoy a safe and happy holiday.