Pet of the Week is an Australian Shepherd at the Texarkana Animal Shelter
Look at this beautiful Australian Shepherd that is at the Texarkana, Ark. animal shelter. He is a stunning dog with marble blue and brown eyes. He is approximately 3 years old. Walks good on a leash. Loves affection.
He was picked up on Stanford Drive in Texarkana, Texas on January 17, 2017. He was wearing a blue collar but no tags and no microchip. Since his owner has not reclaimed him in the allotted time, he is now available for adoption.
Important number you need to know is his Air Sheet No. 224355.
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The shelter’s adoption fees range from $20 to $201, depending on the gender and size of the animal or whether they have been spayed or neutered yet. You can take your pets to be microchipped at the animal shelter for only $20. That way, if your pet is ever lost, it can be returned to you quickly.
The animal shelter has three basic areas for dogs: The intake area where the kennels for the dogs are listed as “HP” which stands for Hold Pending. When dogs first arrive at the shelter, this is where they go first. The next area is the lower building that is attached to the adoption floor by a long hallway. The lower building is usually called the Stray building and the kennels are listed with a “S” in front of the numbered cage. In that building there are 15 stray kennels, with another five kennels set aside behind a gate often used for bite cases. Those kennels are marked as “OB.” This area is often used for overflow when there aren’t any bite cases. The area that most people see is the Adoption Floor. The kennels on the adoption floor are marked with a “D” in front of the cage number. That stands for Dog.
It is up to the community to help our local shelter and there are several ways to help:
- Please spay and neuter your pets.
- Microchip your pets.
- Volunteer to help educate citizens about the need to spay and neuter their animals.
- Get the word out by sharing this post on your social media pages.
- Go to the shelter and take your own photos and videos to share with friends.
- Donate money to the shelter to help cover spay and neuter costs for people that want to adopt a pet but they cannot afford all of the upfront costs.
- Donate materials and money to help replace outdated equipment.