Pet of the Week
Published 12:04 pm Thursday, July 6, 2023
BY KARI KUH
Danville-Boyle County Humane Society
The Pets of the Week are a young pup named Huck, and MoonPie, a tuxedo kitten. Let’s get them adopted this week!
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Tuxedo kittens are a type of domestic shorthair cat characterized by their black and white markings that resemble a formal tuxedo suit. MoonPie’s the ideal specimen with a coal-black coat accented by splashes of white and super-long white whiskers.
Most kittens are playful, energetic and enjoy toys, climbing, and exploring their surroundings. Not MoonPie! Kidding, of course; he’s exactly like every other cute kitty, except maybe more handsome. MoonPie is in a foster home with two other kittens and adores them. They play hard! Feather wand, crinkly tunnel – you name it, they’ll play with it. Then they sleep in a little fluffy, cuddly ball of sweetness. Huck is a funny, clumsy, medium-sized mixed breed about ten months old. He’s initially timid and belly-crawls to meet new people, but let him loose in the play yard, and Huck is an entirely different dog!
He joyously races around the yard, sniffing, chasing toys, and showing off. He doesn’t run so much as bounce and leap. It’s hard to describe, and worth a visit to see Huck in action. Huck’s an affectionate guy, too, and loves to flop into any available lap and roll around so the human can give him all the pets.
Before heading to their new home, the dogs are fixed, microchipped, and neutered; kittens are fixed and vaccinated. Apply now: dbchs.org/adopt, and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. DBCHS is open to the public this week 1-4 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. We hope to see you soon!
July is National Lost Pet Prevention Month. The stats are staggering: one in three pets will go missing in their lifetime, and only 20% of those lost pets get reunited with their families. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, so get your pet spayed or neutered! Fixed pets are less likely to wander. Make an appointment with your veterinarian to get your cat or dog microchipped; a microchip is like a permanent ID tag. Finally, ensure your yard and home are secure, so your animals can’t escape.
Last year we reunited more than 100 pets with their relieved humans! Help us by following the Lost/Stray Pets page at www.facebook.com/DBCHSlostpets, sharing our posts, and looking out for the pets in your neighborhood. We appreciate your help keeping pets with their people! More here:dbchs.org/lost-found-pets
About us: DBCHS’s mission is to promote the humane treatment of animals through compassionate care, engagement, and support. The non-profit 501 (c)(3) was established in 1971 and is dependent on monetary gifts from generous individuals and businesses in our community.
To donate, please visit DBCHS.org/give or mail a check to DBCHS P.O. Box 487, Danville, KY 40423-0487. Your gift will make a difference in a pet’s life.