Rex **COURTESY LISTING -CONTACT PERSON IN AD**

Meet Rex!  He’s an 8 month old male Border Collie/Pyrenees mix who is very shy, playful, more collie-like.  Rex does well with other dogs, but hasn’t been around cats or other animals.  He’s been around kids in the neighborhood and does well with them.

Rex is neutered, current on shots and flea/tick meds.

Rex was abandoned with 3 other brothers in a ditch back in December.  Although they’ve had a rough start to life, they were lucky to get picked up and taken care of.  Now they are doing great and ready for their forever homes.

If you are interested in Rex, please contact Alyssa @ 701-789-9959.

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.

Milo **COURTESY LISTING – CONTACT PERSON IN AD**

Meet Milo!  He’s an 8 month old male Border Collie/Pyrenees mix who is very energetic and playful. Milo does well with other dogs but hasn’t been around cats or other animals. He’s been around kids in the neighborhood and does well with them.

Milo is neutered, current on shots and flea/tick meds.

Milo was abandoned with 3 other brothers in a ditch back in December.  Although they’ve had a rough start to life, they were lucky to get picked up and taken care of.  Now they are doing great and ready for their forever homes.

If you are interested in Milo, please contact Alyssa @ 701-789-9959.

 

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.

PAZUZU “ZUZU” – COURTESY LISTING FOR OWNER

COURTESY LISTING FOR OWNER – CONTACT JESS AT 701-261-0713 for adoption details.

Pazuzu “Zuzu” is a 10 month old female mix. She is current on shots, but is not spayed. Zuzu likes farm life and spends most of her time outside. She lives with teenagers, but hasn’t been around little kids.

**SHE MUST BE THE ONLY DOG.**

Zuzu has FOOD AGGRESSION issues with bones. She has been around cats, goats and horses and has no problems. For adoption details call Jess at 701-261-0713.

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 – SPONSORED ADOPTION

**SPONSORED ADOPTION**   $75.00 ADOPTION FEE IS PAID!

Judy is an independent cat. She needs a home that would allow her to be the special cat that she is. That would mean that her new family allows her to live in their home and keep them company.  It might be hard to believe, but not all cats are cuddly. They like people, but don’t enjoy the crazy cuddling that can happen when people get around cats.

She doesn’t enjoy sitting in laps or getting snuggled, but she will always be that beautiful cat who is laying under a table, sleeping on the back of the couch or maybe on the end of the bed. She can’t be expected to be the cat to lay in your lap or want to be held even though she is getting used to being held for very short periods of time.

Judy needs a quiet house (preferably adults only, no small children). She is food motivated so that will prompt her to come over and sit near you.  She has come such a long way since she first arrived at her foster home! We know this is a tall order to ask of a forever home, but even the non-cuddly cats deserve a good home!

Judy is good with other cats and calm dogs.  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.

 

RASCAL

Adventure, fun and exploration will be had with Rascal in your life! He is a 3 year old male Bully/Boxer mix who is a VERY active dog and has lots of energy (level is HIGH). He is social and enjoys meeting new people, too! Just the kind of dog you want when there is adventure to be found!

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 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

It’s Party Time!

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Plan on attending our fun event tomorrow night at Chautauqua Park (see details above)! Prizes will be given to the “Best Dressed Pet” and Candy Rasmussen will lead us in a “Blessing of the Animals” service (all animals are welcome). Lemonade and cookies will be served.