FINN & LIAM – BONDED PAIR

**BONDED BROTHERS – FINN & LIAM** They must be adopted together.

**ADOPTION FEE HAS BEEN PAID BY A GENEROUS SPONSOR**

In April 2021, Finn and Liam came into the care of Sheyenne Valley Friends of Animals. They had some interest from potential adopters, but no one wanted to commit to adopting two cats at once. Finally in October 2021, we found a home for the boys! They were doing really well in their new home and had bonded with their new humans, but the family decided that kittens might be a better option for them and Liam & Finn were returned to SVFA in January 2022. We were heartbroken. We thought this was their forever home. As of today, they continue to get overlooked by potential adopters.

Finn and Liam have a loving foster home, but they are looking for a forever home where they can look out the window and watch birds or snuggle up with their new family. These guys LOVE a good cat tree (check out their pictures!). They aren’t afraid to squeeze into spots that might not quite fit their big cat bodies. You’ll notice in the pictures that the brothers spend time together, but they also don’t mind spending time alone. Siblings can get kind of annoying sometimes.

Two tabby brothers. Two different personalities.

Liam is very sweet and affectionate once he gets to know you. He can be shy at first. However, once he realizes you are the one feeding him and giving him back rubs he will run to greet you and immediately flop over at your feet.

Finn has a lot of energy and loves to play. He is very affectionate and will wrap himself around your legs to let you know he wants attention or food. Even though Finn is playful and friendly, at times he does like to have his own space to take a nap and relax.

A home with adults and older children would be best for the boys. They have never been around small children so the noise and activities small children make may scare them. They have never lived with dogs. Liam & Finn will be 2 years old in Sept. 2022. They are vaccinated, neutered and microchipped. Adoption fee has been paid by a generous sponsor. Interested in adding these two amazing brothers to your home? Call Sheyenne Valley Friends of Animals at 701-840-5047 or email jenni.svfa@gmail.com.

Because I have a brother, I’ll always have a friend.”

CINNAMON

Interested in adding a little spice to your life? Let us introduce you to Cinnamon! He is approximately a year old. Cinnamon loves attention! He enjoys being petted on his chin, face and ears. He enjoys the attention, but he does not enjoy being a lap cat or getting picked up. He gets along well with younger cats (older cats are so boring) and also gets along with dogs. Cinnamon loves treats and playing with various toys. He is very independent so he doesn’t mind spending time alone, but he can also be found cuddling up to his foster brother. Cinnamon is neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. Contact Sheyenne Valley Friends of Animals at 701-840-5047 or email jenni.svfa@gmail.com about the adoption process.

TOBIN

Looking for a cat who loves to play? Loves to cuddle on your lap? How about a cat that gets along with other cats? Tobin is your guy! He is a young male who loves to follow his foster mom around the house and cuddle on her lap. Cuddles might not last long because he enjoys playing with his toys a lot! He doesn’t mind playing by himself, but isn’t against some laser games with his foster mom. Tobin even thinks his foster brother is one cool cat. He loves attention almost as much as he loves his food dish! Tobin hasn’t been around dogs so we aren’t sure how he will behave. He is microchipped, vaccinated and neutered. Adding Tobin to your home is as easy as calling Sheyenne Valley Friends of Animals at 701-840-5047 or email jenni.svfa@gmail.com about the adoption application process.

THUNDER – COURTESY LISTING – CALL BRUCE @ 701-269-7450

COURTESY LISTING FOR OWNER – CALL BRUCE @ 701-269-7450

Hi! My name is Thunder! I am a loyal, smart and brave tom cat. I am looking for my forever home with adults. I prefer to be an only cat. I would love being the “King of the Castle”. I am house trained, but I am not vaccinated or neutered. Please call Bruce @ 701-269-7450 if you’d like to adopt me or to learn more about me.

Anyone inquiring about Courtesy Listings with the Sheyenne Valley Friends of Animals (SVFA) should contact the current pet owner for answers to any questions and for final approval and placement. SVFA has no first-hand knowledge of the animals listed. SVFA explicitly disclaims any liability for any situation arising from this private adoption nor makes any guarantees about the health or safety of these animals.

 

MIDNIGHT – COURTESY LISTING CALL BRUCE @ 701-269-7450

COURTESY LISTING FOR OWNER – CALL BRUCE @ 701-269-7450

Hi! My name is Midnight! I am a very curious, independent and brave tom cat. I am looking for my forever home with adults. I prefer to be an only cat. I would love being the only “knight in my kingdom”. I am house trained, but I am not vaccinated or neutered. Please call Bruce @ 701-269-7450 if you’d like to adopt me or to learn more about me. Love, Midnight

Anyone inquiring about Courtesy Listings with the Sheyenne Valley Friends of Animals (SVFA) should contact the current pet owner for answers to any questions and for final approval and placement. SVFA has no first-hand knowledge of the animals listed. SVFA explicitly disclaims any liability for any situation arising from this private adoption nor makes any guarantees about the health or safety of these animals.

BOW – COURTESY LISTING – CALL LISA @ 701-840-4642

COURTESY LISTING FOR OWNER – CALL LISA @ 701-840-4642

Bow is a 3 year old Australian Kelpie/ Blue Heeler mix. He is very friendly and is good with adults and children. He DOES NOT like other large dogs, but has gotten used to the small dogs in his home. Bow has not been around cats. He is not neutered, but has had his first shots. Bow is a cattle dog and needs lots of room to run! He is smart, easily trainable and knows basic commands. Kennel trained. If you want to know more about Bow, please call LISA @ 701-840-4642.

Anyone inquiring about Courtesy Listings with the Sheyenne Valley Friends of Animals (SVFA) should contact the current pet owner for answers to any questions and for final approval and placement. SVFA has no first-hand knowledge of the animals listed. SVFA explicitly disclaims any liability for any situation arising from this private adoption nor makes any guarantees about the health or safety of these animals.

TRIGGER – COURTESY LISTING FOR OWNER – CALL JORDAN @ 701-890-4363

COURTESY LISTING FOR OWNER – CALL JORDAN @ 701-890-4363 FOR ADOPTION DETAILS

This handsome guy is Trigger! He is a 1 1/2 year old bully mix. He is vaccinated and neutered. He is used to being kenneled during the day while his owner is at work. He LOVES taking walks and is starting to master the art of walking on a leash. He still pulls a little on the leash, but using a harness has helped. He is good with children. He has never been around cats. Trigger likes to play and sometimes can get rough and rowdy so he’ll need another dog that also enjoys that kind of play or he’ll need to be the only dog in the household. He does well inside a house, but he really could use some extra room to run because he has LOTS of energy! He has a fenced back yard in his current home and loves it! NO apartment living for Trigger. He barks at cars and the sound of people knocking on doors. There is a re-homing fee. For complete details call Jordan @ 701-890-4363.

COURTESY LISTING FOR OWNER – CALL JORDAN @ 701-890-4363 FOR ADOPTION DETAILS

Anyone inquiring about Courtesy Listings with the Sheyenne Valley Friends of Animals (SVFA) should contact the current pet owner for answers to any questions and for final approval and placement. SVFA has no first-hand knowledge of the animals listed. SVFA explicitly disclaims any liability for any situation arising from this private adoption nor makes any guarantees about the health or safety of these animals.

 

BEYONCE **ADOPTED**

Beyoncé is a vocal young lady that loves to sing (talk)! Kind of like the musician she is named after. She came into the local pound being very thin and in desperate need of gaining weight. She is recovering well and looking as beautiful as ever! Beyoncé can be very sweet, but she can also be full of sass! She has been around medium and XL dogs as well as other cats. She does great with dogs and calm cats, but would prefer to find a quiet place to hang out if there are other cats around who are not calm. She will make someone a GREAT companion! Beyoncé is 1 ½ years old, vaccinated, spayed and microchipped. Call SVFA at 701-840-5047 or email jenni.svfa@gmail.com for more information.

Letter to the Times Record Editor

Submitted to the Times Record Editor:

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Our area has been hit by a couple winter storms so far this year, both having potential dire consequences for both domestic and wild animals. There isn’t a lot we, as individuals, can do to protect wildlife, but you can protect domestic pets.

A good rule of thumb regarding domestic animals is “if you can’t tolerate being outside for more than a short while, don’t expect your pet to do any better.” Animals that are housed indoors most of the time lack the dense undercoat that many wild animals develop. They also don’t usually have the longer fur in the pads of their feet for cold protection. And with the rain/sleet we just had on Christmas day, much of their natural protection from snow is greatly diminished once their fur gets wet.

There are some breeds of dog that can tolerate more cold than others. Huskies, malamutes, Saint Bernards, Swiss Mountain dogs and other “alpine” breeds love winter weather. But this doesn’t mean that when the temperature drops sharply or we get extremely wet snow or rain, that you shouldn’t ensure that your pet has someplace to take shelter.

And some cats with long, dense fur may be able to endure the cold for a longer period of time than a short-haired cat. But keep in mind that both types still have ears, paws and tails that won’t withstand bitter cold temperatures any better than we can if we go outside without proper attire.

If you do have a breed that loves colder weather, make sure they have access to unfrozen water and food. Purchase an electric water bowl that heats just enough to keep their water from freezing. And consider building a shelter area so their water and food don’t get covered by snow.

Remember, if you let your pet outside this time of year, please make sure they are back in the house within a short time, and certainly before you retire for the evening.

Sheyenne Valley Friends of Animals wants all pets to be safe this winter. We have already seen a steep increase in animal care costs this year, taking in several animals that have needed extra care such as amputations or allergy testing. SVFA routinely sees that all animals are spayed/neutered, have their needed vaccinations, and are microchipped to protect them in case they run away or get lost.

Please consider SVFA when making your annual donations to charitable organizations (PO Box 432, Valley City, on our website at www.svfanimals.org or arrange to drop it off by phoning 840-5047). Or think about becoming a foster home for animals until they are adopted by their forever family. We can only accept new animals if we have a foster home to care for it (SVFA pays for vet care, food, litter/litter boxes and toys, and foster homes provide the socialization and love).

You can make a big difference in the lives of homeless domestic animals. They need your help – they need you to care.

Angie Martin, Vice Chair
Sheyenne Valley Friends of Animals
Valley City, ND