CLEARWATER TRIBUNE HOME

JULY 22, 2010

Hot weather – No animals in cars

    Every year hundreds of dogs die because their owners take their pooch with them. Those doleful eyes begging us to let them go are hard to resist. But resist we must.

    The inside of a car on a warm day, say 80 degrees outside, can literally become an oven for our dogs in a very short time. Cracking the windows does not provide enough cooling to help them. Just ten minutes is dangerous. Heat Stroke kills our dogs every year.

    Your dog will be happy, healthy, and very glad to see you when you get home. Please leave them at home when we are having warm weather. We have to love our dogs enough to be responsible. Love is not caving into their wanting something that we know is not their best interest.

    If you see a dog locked in a hot car please report it immediately. You will be saving that dog’s life.

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.

   ***We need large stainless steel bowls for water.*** We also need treats for training. Small milk bones and other tasty treats are great.

   **Please donate kitty/cat food.** We have 11 cats/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
476-9823

   Please call to see if we have the perfect dog or cat for you!

   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

   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.