We will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2013 (Memorial Day).
We want to thank Purina for their donation of fourteen pallets of dog and cat food! Please support this brand.
Pet Tags by CTSAC Are Coming Soon!
We received a grant from the ASPCA for a Pet Identification Tag Engraver. The best way to keep pets out of the shelter is to make sure your phone number is on their necks at all times. We want to start really encouraging pet owners to tag their pets. We will soon be able to engrave pet ID tags and let the pet owner name their own price. A great donation would be collars of all sizes and kinds, so that when people can't afford the collar to hang the tag from, we can furnish them one.
CTSAC Seeks Homes for Feral Cats
Excerpts from Critter Talk by Freda Day, Corinne T. Smith Animal Center
When we are brought feral (unsocialized) cats, we have no choice other than to euthanize them. We are trying to find a way to change that. We are starting a new program, on a trial basis, called Barn Cats. As you might guess, it involves relocating feral cats to area barns and farm or ranch outbuildings.
Feral cats can't live indoors as house pets. They are wild and have no experience with people. To make this program work, we need farmers, ranchers, and other folks that live in the country to step up and volunteer to allow some of the cats to live in their barns and outbuildings. Requirements are very few. The property owner needs to live on the property and be willing to furnish food and water to the cat or cats. The cats will be fixed and vaccinated for rabies when they come to you. All they need is a home and minimal care.
Remember though, these cats are not pets. They might be beautiful, but they aren't sweet and cuddly. They don't need a lap and a house, they need a barn and a caretaker.
If you think you might could help, give us a call at 325-646-0617 and ask for Freda or Amy.
We Thank Our Community for Helping Hands
Leslie Courington, left, is one of our most active volunteers and is such a huge help to us at the shelter and our pets here. She does our wall dispays and works the front counter on Saturdays. Leslie, thank you very much for all the work you put in to help the animals here!
Meet Michael Morales. He's in the red shirt in the picture to the right. Michael turned eight years old, and instead of gifts he asked his party-goers to bring donations for our pets here at the shelter. Michael, we are very happy that you thought about the animals here and wish you a very Happy Birthday! Also pictured here with Michael are (left to right) ChiChi Hill, Michael's brother Jonathon Morales, and Aaron Bass.
As of July 1, 2012, we have new hours! We are now open Monday thru Thursday from 1pm to 5pm; we are closed on Friday; and we are open Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 4pm. We hope these new weekend hours will allow more people access to our animals and better accomodate your schedule!