Pets of the week: Betty the pup and several cats and kittens

Published 8:49 am Tuesday, October 26, 2021

BY KARI KUH

DBCHS

Our featured pets this week are Betty the pup and several cats and kittens looking for loving homes.

Betty is a stunning 9-month-old collie mix who came to the shelter as a stray in August. Once her stray hold was up, Betty — and her pal Wilma — found new homes quickly. However, due to her owner’s recently declining health, Betty is back at the humane society through no fault of her own.

You’ll notice Betty’s striking blue eyes first, and then her gorgeous cream markings against her brown coat. She’s got a shy demeanor and patiently sits in her kennel waiting for a visitor to stop by but warms up quickly. Betty is good with other dogs, friendly as can be, and ready to head home and find stability for the first time in her young life. Like all of DBCHS’s adoptable dogs, she is fixed, vaccinated and microchipped.

If you’re interested in adopting Betty, 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.

National Cat Day is Oct. 29, a day to celebrate the fabulous felines in our lives and encourage people to adopt them. There are many cats and kittens right here in Danville-Boyle County shelters, rescues and foster homes who are looking for love, including Lucy, Harry and Moon, three sweethearts on Home To Home  https://dbchs.home-home.org/findapet/. Please consider adding one of these many deserving felines to your family.

An estimated 75-95 million pet cats and 30-80 million community cats live in America. Considering there are only 120 million households in the U.S., you can see we have a problem: It is mathematically impossible to find indoor homes for all of the cats living here! That is why DBCHS makes access to spay/neuter surgery available through Happy Paws’ low-cost, high-quality clinic and encourages people to leave healthy outdoor cats where they are.

DBCHS’s Community Cat Program provides the limited and necessary intervention that allows outdoor cats to live healthy and happy lives and, more importantly, prevents shelter euthanasia. If you or someone you know is feeding outdoor cats in Boyle County, get them spayed/neutered and vaccinated at no cost to you: email dbchs@bellsouth.net to make an appointment. Together we’ll reach beyond shelter walls and save more lives.

Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers, participants, musicians, the City of Danville and everyone who made the 8th Annual Pints for Pets a smashing success! Keep an eye out here and on the DBCHS Facebook page for photos and a full recap, coming soon.

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 caring community.