JANUARY 28, 2010

What a great community

   Although our weather is rainy, damp and cold I see many people out walking their dogs. Exercise is very important to your dog’s health. It is also a way to burn off all the pent up energy your dog has every day.

   The difference in your dog’s temperament after a good, long walk is amazing. Sometimes anxious behavior or inappropriate behavior is simply because your dog has nothing to do. Without exercise there is no way for your dog to get rid of all that energy he or she has.

   I find walking dogs in cool weather is much more pleasant than in hot weather. So put on that coat and take a walk. Walking also helps us! Many people have told me that if they didn’t walk their dog they would not walk at all. What a great way to do something for us and them. Also supply your dog with fun games that keep his or her attention focused on something interesting. There are many different toys available.

   We have a great community of animal lovers. Let’s let them walk and wag!

Low cost spay or neuter of pit bull puppies six months or younger

   In an effort to reduce over population we are again offering free spay or neuter of pit bull puppies six months or younger. If you have a pit bull puppy or know of anyone who owns one please pass this information on. We spay and neuter owned dogs and cats whenever possible. The pit bull is a wonderful breed but like all breeds needs to be altered. All dogs and cats make better pets when they are altered. Please call 476-9823.

Barn buddies:
We are extending date of cat trapping

   We will be extending our trapping date of the feral cats located by the Methodist Church and Museum Annex on Johnson Ave. We need to have homes for these cats the day they are spayed/neutered and vaccinated. We will trap as we get homes for these adult cats, and we will let you know when all adult cats have been re-homed.

   Until then, we recommend keeping your own cats inside at night, as we don’t want to catch any owned cats. If you have any questions you may call 476-9823. We are continuing to take kittens out; they must be removed first so they can be cared for.

   The adult cats will then be taken. We’re in search of barn homes for the adult cats. We will spay/neuter and vaccinate them. A barn cat will need to be fed and watered. They are great mousers!

   We want to place them and let them live out their natural lives. If you could adopt one or two of these adult cats, please call 476-9823.

Our policy on strays

   All stray dogs and cats are vaccinated upon arrival for their safety and the safety of the other dogs and cats. They are also neutered and spayed on the sixth (6) day. All costs are the responsibility of the owner claiming the dog. Strays are held for five (5) days and then are for adoption.

Wish list:
Dog and kitten food needed

   Dog food is really needed-adult only.

   **Please donate cat/kitten food.** We have 21 cats and kittens now. Dry kitten food, Purina kitten food is ok. Friskies canned food, ground only, is also greatly needed! Please help us help them.***

   We are almost out of blankets. Please donate your clean used ones.

   We really need canned and dry cat/kitten food and litter right now. We also need small ceramic bowls for the kitten and cat food. We also need covered litter pans.

   We need towels to bathe our dogs and cats. Please don’t throw your old towels away—we will put them to good use.

   ***We need nylabones and tug toys for the dogs/puppies and toys for our cats/kittens right now.***

   You can drop all donations of food, toys, blankets, etc. at Orofino Builders Supply. Steve and Leila Crockett continue to be animal lovers and great supporters.

   Remember, your donations are tax deductible. Thank you for thinking of us!

   Our mailing address is: Clearwater Humane Society, P.O. Box 2063, Orofino, ID 83544.

For adoption:
By appointment only
Any questions call

   Not all animals are pictured. Please call to see if we have the perfect dog or cat for you!

   #1  Shih Tzu, 2-years-old, very sweet temperament

   #2, #5 Kittens for adoption. Little darlings!

   For any information on any of our animals, call 476-9823. Please leave your name, telephone number, and the reason you are calling. Please speak clearly and slowly.

Lost and found

   Found in Peck 1/24/2010 (pictured). Male. Undercoat is white with black tipped hair. If you know this dog’s owner or are the owner please call 476-9823.

   This animal found-Lost Jan. 19, male pit bull, 4 years old, not neutered, last seen on Highway 12 at the Riverside Motel area. He is friendly, white with brindle markings on his side and part of his face. He does not have a collar or pet ID tag.  If you find this dog, please 476-9823.

   If you find a stray dog, please contain the dog or cat, if you feel it is safe to do so, and then call. Many times I get a call from someone that has a stray but by the time I get there the person calling says the dog ran off. Please contain in a yard or tie the dog until I get there. We want to keep these poor dogs safe and either find their owners or get them a wonderful lifetime home.

   All stray dogs and cats are vaccinated and wormed upon arrival for their safety and the safety of the other dogs and cats. They are also neutered and spayed after a five (5) day waiting period. All costs are the responsibility of the owner claiming the dog or cat. Strays are held for five days and then are up for adoption.

   If you recognize any of the above strays and know who the owner is, please call. We want to get these wonderful dogs and cats back to their homes. Call 476-9823.