Joker (Courtesy Listing-Contact Sammi at 701-840-9226)

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Joker is a 6-8 month old male Pit Bull puppy. He has lots of energy like most puppies! Joker is good with kids and adults (male & female). He is house trained, kennel trained, not neutered and needs his booster shots. He LOVES to cuddle! If you are interested in Joker, please call Sammi at 840-9226.

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.

 

Mom and Daughter (COURTESY LISTING-CONTACT PERSON IN AD)

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Guinea pigs for sale! Mother 6.5 months old and is satin black and white. One tri-color satin female baby born 12-31-18. Both are for sale. The daughter has been handled daily and is very sweet. Mom is more shy. $25 per pig or 2 for $40. Great homes only. Call Tammy at 970-215-7250.

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.

Rolf

This handsome boy is Rolf! He measures 30 inches from the tip of his pink nose to his tail! He is approximately 2-3 years old. Rolf gets along with dogs and cats. He is a reserved, calm cat who knows where all the best napping spots are in the house. He hasn’t ventured into napping in a lap yet, but we believe he will become more affectionate as he settles in. He doesn’t mind being picked up or petted but right now mostly prefers his quiet time on the rug in the bathroom or in his favorite chair. Rolf is very quiet and does not jump on the kitchen counters and has not made any effort to sneak outside. He is neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. Please contact SVFA at 701-840-5047 if you are interested in this great guy!
 

 

London

 

London is a 4 month old male who is shy when he first meets you, but quickly warms up and will soon be following you everywhere around the house! London gets along with other cats and friendly polite dogs. He’s playful and seeks affection from his human family. He is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Call SVFA at 701-840-5047 or visit our website at svfanimals.org for a “Pre-Adoption” application if you are interested in London.

 

Missy

This beauty is Missy! She is approximately 2 years old and has been a mother to quite a few litters of kittens. She’s exuberant when she plays and adores all people! She likes other cats and dogs don’t bother her at all. She would make a wonderful addition to any family. Missy is spayed, microchipped and vaccinated. Please contact SVFA at 701-840-5047 if you’re interested in this sweet cat.

Sammy **CONTACT PERSON LISTED IN AD-NOT AN SVFA ANIMAL**

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Sammy is an 8 month old tuxedo kitten. Isn’t he adorable! He is friendly and very playful. Sammy is neutered and current on shots. Please call Len at 701-820-0061.

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.

O.J.

O.J. is a 9 month old male kitten. O.J. has been with SVFA since October 2018 when he came through the local pound. How many cats do you know who will come when called? Probably not very many! O.J. is the exception! O.J. is a bit shy when meeting new people and will need a family who will be patient while he gets to know them. Once he knows you he will snuggle, meow for your attention and follow you around the house! O.J.’s favorite thing to do? Playing, laying in your lap and taking naps with his favorite humans! O.J. needs another cat in his life to give him the confidence to try new things. No children under 10 in the household, please. He is good with well behaved dogs, excellent with cats. He does not do well with pet birds. O.J. is vaccinated, microchipped and neutered. Please contact SVFA at 701-840-5047 or visit our website at svfanimals.orgfor a “Pre-Adoption” application.

 

Mia

Muffin

MUFFIN is a 5 month old female. She is a playful, friendly and snuggly kitten. Muffin is good with cats and calm friendly dogs. Best with children over age 8. She is vaccinated, spayed and microchipped. Contact SVFA at 840-5047 for more information or visit our website at svfanimals.org for a Pre-Adoption application.

 

 

 

 

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