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

COURTESY LISTING – CONTACT PERSON LISTED IN AD.

Wrussle is a 5 1/2 months old Husky/Heeler mix who is high energy. He would do best in a very active home. He has the Husky trait of talking back. This may make it hard to have him in an apartment or close living. Wrussle will be neutered and up to date on shots before he goes to his new home. Neuter date is September 3rd. Wrussle does very well with other dogs that like to play. He tends to not take no for an answer when it comes to playing. He does well with cats but will chase them on occasion when he is bored. He loves kids but will still jump on them. We are working on basic commands and kennel training which is going well. Wrussle currently goes on 4 mile bike rides every day to burn some energy but has some still left over. Wrussle is recovering from a skin infection so has some missing fur but it is starting to grow back! He is a very handsome guy with his blue eyes and dorky personality! Contact Maddy at 651-247-4351.

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.

SNOOTS – SENIOR DOG

“Some may call me a Senior dog but that just means I have years of experience in the fine art of friendship.”

Meet our Senior dog, Snoots! She is a 14 year old Papillion/Bichon mix. She has lots of energy and loves to play with the younger dogs in her foster home. Snoots is house trained, walks on a leash and loves to sit in your lap. She has a heart condition that requires two medications taken daily. She’s recently had her teeth cleaned and a few teeth pulled due to decay. Snoots is ready to go to her forever and ever home. Preferably a quieter home with adults. Contact SVFA at 701-840-5047 if you would want to add Snoots to your home. **$30 ADOPTION FEE FOR SENIOR DOG**

SMOKEY JO

They don’t get much cuter than this little girl! Smokey Jo loves to cuddle and is super sweet! She gets along with other cats and is OK with dogs. She is 8 weeks old, vaccinated, microchipped and will come with a spay coupon since she is too young yet for the surgery. If you would love to cuddle with this sweetie pie forever, please call SVFA at 701-840-5047.

 

TREK (COURTESY LISTING) **CONTACT PERSON LISTED IN AD**

COURTESY LISTING  **PLEASE CONTACT PERSON LISTED IN AD**

Trek is a 5 year-old male 3/4 husky & 1/4 malamute. He is current on shots, neutered and microchipped.   He likes to go for runs. He does well with older children, but not the best with other animals. If you are interested in Trek please contact Casey 701-388-5506 or Jerad 701-388-6721.

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.

ELLY AND BELLA – (BONDED PAIR) – ADOPTION FEE PAID

These two are best friends and sisters! Together since they were born, Bella and Elly keep each other company all the time. These two sisters may be from the same litter, but they have two different personalities. Elly is more outgoing than her sister and loves to explore her surroundings. Elly is affectionate and has a big purr. Bella does warm up to the people around her it just takes a little more time. Patience is key to bonding with Bella. Before you know it you’ll be hearing Bella’s big purr, too! It’s important for Bella to have Elly in her life that’s why we would like to see these sisters find a home where they can be together forever. 

They should be the only cats in the home. Elly and Bella are spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. Do you have room in your heart for Elly and Bella?

ADOPTION FEE HAS BEEN PAID BY A SPONSOR. Call SVFA at 701-840-5074.

 

CATARINA “CAT” – $25 ADOPTION FEE

Catarina is approximately 2 years old, spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. She likes to cuddle, play and love on the humans in her life, but isn’t always so kind to other cats. She would be OK with a cat who can stand it’s ground and show her she’s not always the boss. Cat has not been around dogs. She loves people of all ages! She does express herself by meowing when she can’t be with her favorite people. If you are interested in Catarina call SVFA at 840-5047 or email jenni.svfa@gmail.com. The first step in the process of adopting an SVFA animal is to fill out a Pre-Adoption application which can be found at svfanimals.org.

 

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.