Of course, there are no appointments for adoptions. Come on out anytime we are open and have a look. As always, we are full of sweet dogs and cats available for adoption. We are open Monday through Thursday from 1pm to 5pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 4pm. For more information, call It breaks my heart to see chained dogs.
I want my dogs to meet me at the door with their wagging tails when I come home from work. I need TV watching companions. My dogs are perfect, because it just so happens that they like the same shows I do. They guard my keyboard when I am working at the computer, and keep the misbehaving cats away.
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It also creates lots of issues with temperament and behavior. A chained dog is usually a lonely dog. He is without much human interaction. Chained dogs often practice the same aggressive behaviors over and over. They bark, and lunge, and pull unendingly at their chains. Chaining dogs tends to make them more territorial and food aggressive. When people approach a chained dog, they are usually greeted with overexcitement and pent-up energy.
When you add this to the social deprivation and practiced aggressive behaviors while chained , chained dogs have a higher potential for being dangerous. Chained dogs are totally at the mercy of their owners. We, at the Corinne T.
Smith Animal Center, have gotten in a number of dogs in my six years, who have been left on a chain without care. While they are slowly dying of starvation and dehydration, they have no way to escape. They are at the mercy of other animals. People need to understand that chained dogs are dangerous dogs in the training.
Unchain those dogs, and bring them inside. Let them feel the joy of sleeping by your bed and watching TV at your feet. They really do want to be your best friend. What better way to bring some love into your life than to adopt a shelter sweetheart? The Corinne T. For one week, from Sunday February 8, through February 15, most of our adoption fees will be dramatically cheaper. All adult or nearly adult dogs, at least six months old, will have the adoption fee cut in half.
As usual, for dogs that will include at least one five in one booster vaccination, a kennel cough vaccination, rabies vaccination, microchip, and spay or neuter.
Each dog at least six month old will also have been heartworm tested. Cat adoptions will include the spay or neuter, four in one vaccination, rabies vaccination, and microchip. If you have been considering getting a pet, this is the time. This is our ninth year to hold the event, and each year is better than the one before. This year will be no different. This year, Canines, Cats, and Cabernet is going Vegas style. We will have all the fun of years past…great local food, lots of different wines and unusual beers, live and silent auctions, but we will have another bunch of fun thrown in. In addition to all that, we will have a casino party.
There will be blackjack tables, craps tables, roulette table, poker tables, and authentic Vegas slot machines. It should be a great night, full of fun. For more information, call , or better yet, come on out to Milam Drive, and bring a little love into your life, and the life of a dog or cat needing a someone to love. We are open for animal intake Monday through Thursday from 1pm to 4pm and Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 3pm.
Independence Day fireworks have been popping and banging away for the past couple of weeks. Every year at this time we are brought lots of lost pets and receive lots of Lost Pet reports from the community. This year we started three weeks before the holiday offering free pet I.
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The problem is that for the plus tags we gave away to pet owners, there are still hundreds, if not thousands, of pets in the Brown County area with no identification on their collars. Anyone who care enough to pick up a lost pet and bring it to us would much prefer to just call the owner and get the little guys and girls back home. When pets with phone numbers on their collars are found, even by Animal Control, they are returned to their families.
No need for the shelter to be involved at all. It seems so simple. Tag your pets with a phone number. It is a very inexpensive way to keep your pet safe. No excuses. Of course not. Make it easy for the kindhearted person that finds your lost dog or cat to get him home to you. Sometimes it seems that negativity rules the world.
Particularly the world of social media. There are so many pages designed specifically to berate and criticize and belittle.
Instead of speaking civilly to the person that could make the difference in the situation, people run right to Facebook and yell and scream, and cuss and often exaggerate, if not out and out lie. The really astonishing part is that more often than not, the folks that read the misinformation believe it.
Often the unhappy person adds every negative story he or she has ever heard to the diatribe. We all live in one world. We should all strive to work out our differences and move on together. As always, there will be great food, wine and beers selected by Leona Cleveland, a raffle, a live auction, and even a new twist or two. Canines, Cats, and Cabernet will be March 21, beginning at 6pm. The planning committee is working hard to make it a great success. Generous people and businesses are lining up to help.
Our first sponsor check came in the mail today…thank you Citizens National Bank. James Cleveland will have his grill at the side door, sending all kinds of sumptuous smells wafting in the breeze. San Saba Olive Oil will have their wares available to sample and purchase. I will have more information very soon. If anyone is interested in participating as a food vendor, or in donating an item for auction or raffle, give me a call at Even though those things are all done as donations to our shelter, we try to spread the joy, and give a little advertising for the businesses in the community that are so generous in helping.
I want to tell you a story about a dog named Sadie. Sadie was adopted from the Corinne T. Smith Animal Center about six months ago by a very nice family. Sadie was rambunctious and playful, and so very happy to have a family. Almost immediately, Sadie began coming to my house to visit. When I first saw her, she looked familiar. When I looked at her tag, I knew it was Sadie.
I called her family, and a young girl came to get her. Sadie continued to come visit.
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Her family only lives a block from me, but I live a block from a major highway.