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The Sun-Times - Heber Springs, AR
  • Supplies, foster homes needed at Humane Society Shelter

  • Our Heber Springs Humane Society Shelter and Re-Homing Center is busy as always and, as C.I.C (Cat In Charge), I barely have time to work in all my cat naps. I do have two able assistants who fulfill their assigned duties, under my supervision, very ably. Crystal is a lovely lady who lives in the office and is a champion mous...
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  • Our Heber Springs Humane Society Shelter and Re-Homing Center is busy as always and, as C.I.C (Cat In Charge), I barely have time to work in all my cat naps. I do have two able assistants who fulfill their assigned duties, under my supervision, very ably. Crystal is a lovely lady who lives in the office and is a champion mouser. Sometimes when I'm ready for a nap in Wade's lap I find Crystal in my spot so I have to remind her who is C.I.C. but we are good friends. Molly is a more mature lady who greets all visitors at our gate and makes them welcome. Molly can usually be found lounging around the gate and never leaves our shelter. Both are permanent residents and help me with my many duties. However, I never let them forget just who is head cat.
    Buddy has really livened up the office since he came here in search of his forever home. Buddy is a Chihuahua who loves children, playing and warming laps. I can testify that he is fully housebroken and knows all his inside manners. I'd say Buddy is about one year old and will be a great addition to any family. Come meet him and prepare to be charmed. Damon is a miniature pincher, full blood, and he's a good lap warmer also. Damon's favorite trick is to jump from the floor into your arms without even raising his heart rate. Damon is a little reserved until he's checked you out but after that he's all love. Damon is three and one-half years old, housebroken and very well mannered. Damon is also a good watchdog who will alert you when you have a visitor at your door. I'll miss them both when they go to their forever homes but they will enrich some lucky families' lives.
    We have lots of beautiful cats waiting to meet you. (Who ever heard of a homely cat?) I always visit with each one during my busy day and can't tell you how eager each is to have their very own family, toys and litter boxes. Just stop in and see the true meaning of variety.
    Our friends made generous donations during the holiday season and we send our deepest thanks. However our need is never ending and we always welcome your contributions. We maintain very high standards in the care and upkeep of our residents who are waiting for their new families and your help is always needed and appreciated. Now that cold weather has set in we want to be sure that all our residents are snug and warm. Blankets would be welcome but, please, no fiber filled ones. You can probably guess the reason. Big towels are also good cold weather beds.
    I hear staff talking about the upcoming spring influx of kittens and puppies. It's very difficult to give all the attention required for very new babies so we try to find foster homes for their first weeks. So, we need foster homes to give the newborns a good start in life. What a great way to share a little love.
    Page 2 of 2 - Now it's time to make my afternoon inspection of my friends in their kennel runs. I know they really appreciate my visits because they always break in to wild barks of joy. Here's my thought for the month:
    "Dogs are our link to paradise.They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden where doing nothing was not boring – it was peace." Milan Kundera

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