A beautiful 80 pound Alaskan Malamute named Maya entered our doors on December 1st and we all felt there was something special about her but had no idea the reunion that was in store. Like all dogs and cats that enter AVHS, one of the first things we do is scan for a microchip. Through a bit of digging on our end, we found that Maya’s microchip traced back to an organization in Phoenix, AZ – Maya had been initially chipped at our Executive Director’s previous employer, a shelter in Phoenix, Arizona. What......
On Monday, August 29th, Ark-Valley Humane Society welcomed Reggie, Suki, Kirby and Carolyna; four dogs transferred to us from a shelter in Louisiana. As many of you know, Louisiana has been hit hard in the past weeks with terrible floods ruining buildings and crushing homes. This particular shelter made a plea to shelters across the country, asking for help emptying their current cat and dog population to make way for the pets and their families affected by this terrible tragedy. Thanks to the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary network, we got word of......
She’s full of energy, a ball of cuteness, and a total cuddle-bug. At just 15 days old, we welcome our newest (and smallest) resident, Abira. Abira means ‘strong’ in Hebrew and that’s just what this little kitten is. Abira was found by a good samaritan who noticed that her eyes were wrecked with infection and thought surely she needed to be put down. Upon visiting a vet, Abira will indeed need to have her eyes removed, but can make a full recovery and live a long and healthy life. We can’t wait to see......
Sometimes animals come to us having little and needing a lot. This rang true for eight dogs transferred to our small rural shelter on a cold Wednesday afternoon in January. All husky mixes, Gypsy, Dakota, Zola, Elway, Jenna, Balto, Nana, and Willow came to us as a result of a cruelty seizure in a nearby Colorado county. We had heard, prior to them coming that they were in pretty bad shape, but nothing can really prepare you for something like this. After several weeks of total neglect and abandonment, without a consistent......
How can you help ensure your wandering pet is returned to you safely? Besides keeping a watchful eye on your dog or cat, there are ways out there to enable a lost pet to be identified and returned to you. A collar is a necessity. It is surprising how many dogs are lost and when discovered by some good Samaritan can’t be reunited because there is no collar or tag or microchip. Let’s begin with the collar. Did you know there are many internet entries about the topic History of Dog Collars?......