Pets of the week: Allie and Kiwi

BY KARI KUH

DBCHS

Allie and Kiwi are this week’s featured pets, ready to steal your heart.

Allie is an 11-month-old gorgeous medium-sized mixed-breed dog who came in as a stray. She’s got enormous and expressive ears that give her a curious look, and her charmingly clumsy gallop is puppy-like. Allie has a zest for life! She’s never met a stranger and falls in love immediately, leaping up to give kisses with joy.

Allie will thrive with regular training and plenty of enrichment to keep her mind and body busy. In return, she’ll be an affectionate and entertaining companion for years to come.

If you’re interested in adopting Allie, please bring your dog and family to meet her, Monday-Friday between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Call 859-238-1117 to make sure she’s still available and complete an online application to save time: https://bit.ly/2Qo4EfE.

Kiwi is a 3-year-old cat who was found wandering around Happy Paws, DBCHS’s high-quality, low-cost spay/neuter clinic. The poor girl had a large, festering wound on her side, so Happy Paws volunteers and vet sprang into action, cleaning Kiwi up and performing emergency surgery to remove infected tissue.

Kiwi has spent the last several weeks in a foster home while healing. Here’s what our rockstar foster says about Kiwi:

“We named her Kiwi because she looked a little rough on the outside, but she’s sweet on the inside. She loves having her chin scratched and getting her soft fur brushed.

Kiwi is petite, only around five or six pounds even though she’s an adult; she could stand to gain a little weight. Kiwi is a shy, loving cat who would appreciate a quiet place to call home.”

Kiwi is spayed, vaccinated, and still convalescing but will soon be ready to go to a new home. Are you the special human for this special kitty? Put in your application today: https://bit.ly/3orH3Hc.

One in three pets will get lost in their lifetime. Only 20% get reunited with their families, and the rest end up like Allie or Kiwi, hoping to find new homes. Microchipped pets are more likely to be returned to their families, which is why National Check the Chip Day (August 15) was established: to encourage people to microchip their pets and remind them to keep the chip registration up to date.

DBCHS recognizes the value of microchipping, and to help keep people and pets together, we’re hosting a microchipping clinic on September 25. Keep an eye out for details on how to sign up to get your pet chipped. Meanwhile, visit https://www.dbchs.org/lost-found-pets for a checklist of things to do if you lose or find a pet.

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 appreciate your generosity!