'Tails' From The Shelter

Fayetteville Loves Animals

By Stephanie Conway
TFW Contributing Writer

One of the great things about living in Fayetteville is that we love our dogs (and cats, too)! Fayetteville is very pet friendly and the Free Weekly is kind enough to devote this space to all of the great happenings going on at the Fayetteville Animal Shelter.

My purpose is to inspire others to choose to adopt when considering a new pet, and encourage the community to become more involved with the shelter. I hope to enlighten and inform you about the shelter, and shed light on what many consider to be a sad and depressing place.

In future articles, I will highlight upcoming events, current needs of the shelter, volunteer opportunities, shelter programs, shelter initiatives, adoption stories, and last but not least, some great dogs and cats in need of a home!

Kittens Galore!

Recently, the shelter took in 43 kittens in a two-day period — 19 coming from a cruelty case and 24 from an abandoned house. While many people have stepped up to foster these little kittens, there are still many more that need foster (or forever) homes.   Please consider opening your home to a kitten in need!

If cats really aren’t your thing, there are plenty of great dogs patiently waiting to be adopted too!  There are little dogs like Poodles and Chihuahuas, and large breed dogs like Great Pyrenees and Saint Bernard.  Big or small, FAS has ’em all.  Fostering is a great alternative to adoption if you cannot commit to giving an animal a permanent home! It’s like hosting a foreign exchange student or babysitting a grandchild; you get to love them and take care of them then send them on their way — all the while, saving a life!

Upcoming Events

The shelter is putting together cookbook and needs your favorite recipes for human consumption as well as recipes for dog/cat treats! They can be emailed to jmiddleton@ci.fayetteville.ar.us or mail/drop off at the shelter 1640 Armstrong Ave., Fayetteville, AR 72701. The Deadline is June 12 and they need to collect about 250 recipes! Submit yours today!

Stephanie volunteers at the Fayetteville Animal Shelter.

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