Pets of the week: Jasper and Trip

Published 11:30 am Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Our pets of the week are Jasper and Trip, two stray dogs looking for their happily ever after.

Jasper is a medium-sized mixed-breed dog with expressive, deep brown eyes. This fella is friendly, silly, and loves to carry a plush toy around the yard!

At only a year old, Jasper is upbeat but sweetly submissive. He promptly responds to the “sit” command, so he’s got a head start on training. Jasper will make someone a fun best friend.

Trip is a 2-and-a-half-year-old mixed-breed dog. His coal-black coat is speckled with white on his chest and paws, and he has big, perky ears!

Trip has the confidence and personality of a big dog in a compact little body. He enjoys toys, but his true passion is sniffing the grass and exploring. Once he’s finished his rounds in the yard, Trip gently leans in for pets behind his ears. He will make someone a loyal companion.

If you are interested in adopting Trip or Jasper, please bring your family and pup for a meet and greet weekdays between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Give us a call at 859-238-1117 before visiting to make sure they’re still available, and complete an online application to save time: https://bit.ly/2Qo4EfE.

It’s National Kitten Day this Saturday! Here’s a handy guide to help you decide what to do if you find kittens in Boyle County.

1. If you see kittens outdoors who are still nursing: please don’t be a “kittenapper” – their mom is best suited to care for them. Exceptions include if the mother cat has been killed or if the kittens are in a dangerous situation (i.e., on the shoulder of a busy road).

Please call the shelter at 859-238-1117 or email us at dbchs@bellsouth.net to discuss the next steps.

2. If you see kittens outdoors who are older than eight weeks (fully weaned from their mother): you can humanely trap, spay/neuter, vaccinate and return them to their outdoor home to live with their family. Call 859-238-1117 to schedule an appointment for spay/neuter surgery at no cost to you!

3. If you need help placing kittens born to one of your cats in new homes: visit https://dbchs.home-home.org/. Make an appointment to get the mom cat spayed: call your vet or one of these clinics www.dbchs.org/spay-neuter-clinics.

Ear-tipped cats have already been fixed and vaccinated; you don’t have to worry about them contributing to unwanted litters or spreading disease. The more cats we spay/neuter/vaccinate now, the fewer kittens we’ll see next year. Together let’s reach beyond shelter walls to save more lives.

The Danville-Boyle County Humane Society is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) established in 1972 that promotes the humane treatment of animals through compassionate care, engagement, and support. To donate, please visit DBCHS.org/give or mail a check to DBCHS P.O. Box 487, Danville, KY 40423-0487. We’re grateful for every contribution!