Summer shelter activities planned
Howdy Sonoma! I hope this finds you and your pets all happy and healthy. Let's hope this is the last bit of rain for a while. I know I am ready for more continuous sunshine.
So kitten season has begun and the little darlings are flowing in. I know I sound like a broken record, but this is the purrrr-fect opportunity to let you all know about our next feline spay/neuter clinic on Friday, May 27. Just $30 will get your cat "altered," vaccinated and microchipped. Not a bad deal. Call us at 996-4577, ext. 100, to register. There are a limited number of slots available, so call now if you have a feline in need.
There is a new concept being discussed among the shelters called the "community cat." These are the cats you see everyday in the neighborhood who have become an established part of the scenery. Perhaps you assume they belong to someone else, as they are not really feral, but not quite domesticated either.
They come around, you feed them either regularly or just whenever they show up, sometimes you can even get close enough to pet them, but then they disappear from sight. Some of these may be cats that have been abandoned by a move and left to fend for themselves.
This has become a growing challenge in our geographic slice of heaven. We want to identify these cats, get them fixed and then find a solution for their care in the long term. We know we cannot adopt them all out, but that's where we can discuss the idea of "community cats." Do you have cats in your neighborhood that fit this description? Let us know as we are taking the information to identify groupings or "hot spots" so we can find ways to help this growing population.
Flipping over to the canine side of things, our Family Dog 1 Class has filled up for the spring session, so if you and your pooch are looking for that lifelong bonding experience, then check out the summer session starting July 26.
If you are not quite sure how this works, you can get a taste of it at the one day Polite Leash Walking and Recall workshop on Saturday, June 25. Go to www.petslifeillne.org to find out more or call 996-4577, ext. 110.
And last, but not least, plan your kids summer accordingly and sign up now for our sixth annual Summer Camp. The first weekly session begins June 13 and the last camp starts Aug. 15.
You and your child will be amazed at how much fun it is to learn about caring for the animals. These up close and personal experiences are sure to last a lifetime.
Remember to wag more - bark less!