February 11, 2010

Left in harm’s way

    Note: Since this article was originally published, the owners for both Schnauzers have been found.

   On Feb. 3 I got a call from a lady that found a male Schnauzer in the area of New Hope Subdivision. He was wearing an orange and brown sweater and a collar. The ring that holds the pet ID tag was still affixed to his collar. However, there was no pet ID tag.

   He was shivering and cold. He was alone and scared. His coat was matted and full of burrs. How long had he been out hungry, thirsty and alone? We don’t know. We are just glad a kind lady cared enough to pick him up and call us.

   No one has called about this poor little Schnauzer. It has been seven days.

   Then on Feb. 7 I got a call from a young man in the downtown area that found a “Terrier type” dog. I thought, please don’t let it be a Schnauzer. It was. Another male adult. My heart sank. Same matted fur, covered in burrs. No collar. This is not a coincidence. These two dogs were dumped. They will both be groomed and taken to the vet for vaccinations, worming and a general health check.

   We have so many great people in our community that care for their animals. Like the lady and the young man that did the humane thing by calling to make sure these two Schnauzers weren’t left out in the cold, hungry and scared. We thank you both.

   It is not humane to simply dump dogs that have no way of fending for themselves. Please call if you know who owns these sweet Schnauzers.

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!

   #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 Saturday Feb. 6 on Lower Fords Creek Rd – two dogs traveling together: 1/ male chocolate Lab, no collar, NO PET ID. 2/ Female German Shepherd X, no collar, NO PET ID. They are pictured.

   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.