May is full of National Pet Holidays! Just a few of them are mentioned in our May Newsletter!
As the summer heats up so do ticks! Ticks can do much more damage than just drinking a little blood – read the “Timely Tips about Ticks” article to find out more on how and why to protect your pet. Summer also tends to lead to more dog bites as well because dogs are allowed out more. May is Nation Dog Bite Prevention Month. The article inside has more information on how to protect yourself and your pets from bites.
The full Newsletter can be viewed by clicking on the “About our Shelter” tab above. Enjoy!
DON’T FORGET the Floyd County Animal Rescue League’s Pet Lovers Gala on Sunday May 15th at Horseshoe Casino. Tickets can be purchased at the door!
Stevenson is finally ready to find his forever home! Stevenson is estimated to be a gentle 9 year old Maltese. He came to the shelter as a matted stray. He does need to be on a special diet for the remainder of his life. He doesn’t mind other animals. His adoption fee is $80. He is already neutered, microchipped, heartworm tested negative, and current on vaccinations. Please visit this sweet guy at the New Albany Animal Shelter today! More adoptable animals can be seen by clicking the “Adoptable Animals” tab above!
Bonzai is an active and curious little boy that is about 1 1/2 years old. He is very young at heart still. While he does have one kitty friend, he is not a fan of many others. He does enjoys his personal space at times. He is already neutered, microchipped, Felv/FIV tested negative, and current on vaccinations. His adoption fee is only $20. Please visit him at the New Albany Animal Shelter today and fall in love.
April’s Newsletter is now here! Everyone is beginning to get out and enjoy the warm weather. Do you know how to make your yard enjoyable for both you and your dogs? In the newsletter there is a great article about landscaping with pets! Another very important article in this months newsletter is about funding issues that are still unresolved and what the public can do to help. Below is a preview of that article. To read the full newsletter, go to the 2016 Newsletter link under the “About our Shelter” tab above.
A Message from the Shelter: Funding
Many people ask us every day if our funding situation has been resolved by our County Council members. We feel that it is time for the community to have an update. The County Council is still choosing to not provide funding for the animal shelter. By making this decision, they are jeopardizing the future of the interlocal agreement, not living up to their contract, and putting the continuation of animal control and sheltering services at risk for members of our county. The County Council can try to justify their actions, but we will never agree that their reasons justify withholding funding. We KNOW what it takes to provide animal control and sheltering services to the community. If the interlocal agreement is disbanded, how does the county plan on providing these services and humane, adequate care for animals? Do they think that trained, knowledgeable people in animal sheltering are just waiting to start a shelter in Floyd County? How can it POSSIBLY be fiscally responsible to have to build another animal shelter in this community because a few members of a political organization want to “fix” something by breaking it?