COOPER – COURTESY LISTING – CONTACT OWNER LISTED IN AD

COURTESY LISTING FOR OWNER – TEXT BRITTANY AT 701-331-4268

Cooper is a 4 year old Lab/St. Bernard mix who weighs in at 116 pounds! Cooper is a very good and loyal dog. He is neutered and current on vaccinations. He does well with other dogs. He loves to go for runs/walks and being a large breed he should avoid excessive use of the stairs. He truly loves people and is a fantastic dog. Cooper will need to be properly introduced to any dogs in a potential new home.

IMPORTANT: Cooper would be best in a home with NO CHILDREN as he has bitten and injured a child (for more details regarding this situation please contact owner).

For more information, please TEXT Brittany at 701-331-4268.

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.

JUDY

This beauty has just finished raising her 7 kittens and is ready to enjoy a quiet life! Judy is independent and can be timid around new people. She tolerates her foster dog siblings, but would prefer if they stay on their side of the room. Judy doesn’t mind her foster cat siblings though. Her foster mom has been working with her to get used to being picked up and snuggled. She has come a long way since she first came to her foster mom! Judy would still prefer to sit next to you on the couch rather than on you. She is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. Call Sheyenne Valley Friends of Animals at 701-840-5047 or email jenni.svfa@gmail.com for more details.

CASH

Meet Cash! He’s named after the famous country singer Johnny Cash! He first came to his foster family’s house timid and scared of his own reflection (literally!). After a couple weeks he now acts likes he’s been part of the family his whole life. He doesn’t mind dogs or a noisy vacuum cleaner. Cash likes to play, especially with his interactive cat toys (string, ball and tunnel)! He also loves to snuggle and lay on his foster Dad’s chest. Cash gets along well with kids, too. He is 12 weeks old, vaccinated, microchipped and neutered. If you are interested in adding Cash to your home, please contact Sheyenne Valley Friends of Animals at 701-840-5047 or email jenni.svfa@gmail.com.

JIM & JIMMY – COURTESY LISTING – CONTACT OWNER IN AD

COURTESY LISTING FOR OWNER – CALL 701-490-1397 FOR ADOPTION DETAILS.
Jim & Jimmy are male look alike brothers. Domestic shorthair, born July 9th in barn hay mow. They have received vet check, first shots , neutered and dewormed. Both are neutered. The brothers are very tame, are handled daily and they are really attached to each other.  They eat, play and sleep together! Jim is more mellow, Jimmy is the instigator with lots of playfulness. This young pair will entertain you! $25.00/pair. Call 701.490.1397 to adopt.

COOKIE – **COURTESY LISTING FOR OWNER**

COURTESY LISTING – CONTACT OWNER LISTED IN AD

This is Cookie! He is neutered, and up to date on all vaccinations. He is friendly, lovable, playful, and very good with kids. He is an indoor/outdoor cat. Cookie will sleep with anyone who will let him. He is 1 1/2 years old and will be 2 in April. He is also a great hunter! CALL OR TEXT CHERIE at 701-840-1046 if interested.

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.

SABRINA – COURTESY LISTING – CONTACT OWNER

COURTESY LISTING FOR OWNER – PLEASE CALL JOHNATHAN AT 701-760-0067.

Sabrina is approximately 3 to 4 years old. She’s a great cat, loves to cuddle and very friendly with other cats, dogs and children. Sabrina is spayed and is current on shots. Please call Johnathan at 701-760-0067 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.

RASCAL

Rascal is a 3 year old male Bully/Boxer mix. He is a VERY active dog and is HIGH energy! Rascal is house trained, knows some basic commands, walks on a leash decently, but has some room for improvement. He is good with another high energy dog/dogs because he gets very excited and can get carried away. He likes cats, but can be too much for them because he likes to be right in their faces. Rascal is social and enjoys meeting new people. Rascal is a very vocal dog so apartment living would not be a good fit. Please call Sheyenne Valley Friends of Animals at 701-840-5047 or email jenni.svfa@gmail.com for more information.

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