Pets of the week: Cash and ‘Flower Girl’ foster kittens

BY KARI KUH

DBCHS

Meet Cash, a handsome, mixed-breed dog about two years old. Animal control picked him up as a stray, so we only know what we’ve observed during his time at the shelter.

At first, Cash showed some fear-based barking and lunging in his kennel, which isn’t unusual for a dog behind bars in an unfamiliar, scary place. However, now that he’s used to the shelter routine, he’s learning to enjoy meeting new people. Cash is a member of the Clean-Kong Club — he gets every last lick of peanut butter out of the toy! He even knows a few commands and will sit and give his paw in exchange for a treat. It will be easy for Cash’s new family to continue his training since he’s motivated by food.

Cash is fixed, up to date on his vaccinations, microchipped, and ready to head to his new home. If you’d like to adopt Cash, please bring your dog and family for a meet and greet on weekdays between 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Call 859-238-1117 to make sure he’s still available, and complete an online application to save time: https://bit.ly/2Qo4EfE.

International Cat Day was Sunday, Aug. 8, so we’re also featuring some of our foster kittens in honor of fabulous felines! Because kittens have weak immune systems, they are susceptible to illness and premature death in a shelter setting. That’s why our kittens stay in a home with a foster family until they’re ready for adoption. Living in a house keeps them healthy and provides opportunities for socialization while they get big enough to be spayed/neutered. Plus, we learn about their unique “purr-sonalities” from the people they live with.

Here’s what our fantastic foster has to say about the Flower Girls: Daisy, Dahlia and Lily.

“The Flower Girls are very friendly and love to be up close to you, being petted and snuggling. Lily and Daisy get along with our dogs, but Dahlia is dramatic and avoids them. All three kittens are playful, super soft, curious and always purring! They will make wonderful pets for any family.” The Flower Girls will be spayed and ready to go home in a week or so; put in your application today: https://bit.ly/3orH3Hc.

If you’re not ready to adopt, perhaps you’d like to try fostering? DBCHS is always seeking fosters for needy animals who require home care: register to be an emergency foster at https://bit.ly/2RVI7Hh. We give you all the supplies you need. You simply provide space, TLC, and socialization opportunities for the pet in preparation for adoption. Fostering is a great way to save lives without a lifetime commitment — join the team today!

DBCHS 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 our generous community.