Provide a Pet a Pad Tuesday, Shelter Dog Needs Home
Meet our in-studio guest today: Mercedes is a chihuahua mix. She is approximately one year old. A super sweet little girl that is scared to death. Almost as much as Brandie Bristow, our volunteer for the morning!
Mercedes just chilled out in the studio with us. She likes to lay at your feet, where she feels safe. Her adorable personality and her quarter-tail set her out of the brown-dog group.
Our local animal shelter currently has 80 dogs, 13 puppies, 37 cats and 23 kittens for adoption. Last week 77 animals were euthanized and there were 15 adoptions. The fee to adopt a dog is only $40 and just $20 for a cat.
Provide a Pet a Pad is sponsored by our friends at Pleasant Grove Animal Hospital. Thank you to Dr. Stacey Hendershott and her husband Ben Hendershott, who is a Registered Veterinary Technician, as well as the great staff at the clinic. We are happy to team up to help find new homes for the animals at the shelter.
Pleasant Grove Animal Hospital
4307 McKnight Rd
Texarkana, TX 75503
All animals adopted from the shelter must be spayed or neutered--its the law. Spays cost $89-$104 and neuters are $76-$92. Prices depend on the weight of the animal.
Texarkana Animal Care and Adoption Center located at 203 Harrison, Texarkana, Arkansas. The shelter is open to the public Monday through Saturday, 10AM to 5PM. Their phone number is 870-773-6388. Directions:
Every Tuesday we have a dog in our Power 95.9 Studios from the local animal shelter in hopes of finding it a new home. It is always a dog because we (Wes and Mimi) are allergic to cats.
Our local shelter has over 100 dogs and over 30 cats available for adoption. There are many more animals located in the holding areas that are either waiting for their owners to reclaim them or hoping for a spot on the adoption floor to open. There were only a few adoptions last week which means there were a lot of animals that had to be euthanized. Adoption fees are $40 for dogs and $20 for cats. All shelter animals must be spayed or neutered after they are adopted, if not before. To see more of the adoptable animals visit the shelter at 203 Harrison in Texarkana, Arkansas or check out their website at AnimalCareAdoptionCenter.org.
Did you know that one unspayed dog and her offspring, can reproduce over 65,000 dogs in just six years. You do not have to wait until your pet is 6 months old to get them fixed. Pediatric spay and neuter is available in Texarkana. Check with the great folks at Pleasant Grove Animal Hospital!
Pleasant Grove Animal Hospital has a Pet Health Care Library. Check out their website because they also provide the links to websites that provide some great information on a variety of topics related to veterinary medicine and pet health care.
Choosing a new puppy - This is a nice starter guide of things that you should consider when you are thinking about getting a puppy
Breeds of Dogs - A quick reference guide to many breeds of dogs, including photos and brief descriptions of each breed's characteristics.
Heartworm Society - Everything you ever wanted to know about heartworm disease can be found here!
Behavior Problems - Founded by Brian Kilcommons and Sharon Wilson, best-selling authors and recognized experts on animal training and behavior, this site is a terrific resource for advice on a variety of behavioral problems. If you want to learn more about feline housesoiling, barking dogs, aggression, or any other behavioral problem, check this one out!
National Animal Poison Control Center - This is the website of the National Animal Poison Control Center. It includes a library, links to other sites, and phone numbers for the poison control center.
The Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA) - The Cat Fanciers' Association website has lots of pictures, as well as information on cat breeds, cat care, upcoming cat shows, and much more.
You can also find help to control those pesky fleas on PGAH's website at PGvet.com.
Please spay and neuter your animals--you will help save many lives. I did not fully understand how important spaying and neutering is until I visited our local shelter. You should do the same.