Shelter news as of January 23rd

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Dogs:
LB (Little Bear) waited in the Skagit shelter for 3 months before coming to us.  He was with us 3 days.  We know he is a great dog and so does the couple adopting him.  They are totally smitten by his sweet disposition.  The formal paperwork will be completed sometime this week.

Another pit mix was surrendered to us and we were horrified at the poor condition she is in.  Lena was adopted from us in 2010 and is one of the nicest dogs we’ve had.  A beautiful chocolate brown with white feet and chest, she is stunning.  Unfortunately, it’s stunning to see the poor care she has received.  Lena is incredibly thin, having lost 12 pounds since being adopted from us.  Her toe nails were so long they curved to the side. Dr. Joe made an emergency visit to the shelter and we hope her skeletal appearance is due to worms.  She has received her first series of worming meds along with an initial nail trim.  Lena seems very happy and gets along with everyone including bouncy, little Dea.

A very cute and very overweight mini Australian Shepherd joined us from Lopez.  Rocky will be quite a stunning dog once we get his weight down and a little grooming accomplished.  His former person lived in an apartment along with Rocky and another dog.  As a senior, she couldn’t give Rocky the care and exercise he really needs.  We discovered Rocky loves kids and is fine with other dogs.  He is still confused about why he is with us but will soon learn he’s in a great place. Our Youth Volunteers will enjoy walking Rocky.

Cats:
Wait until you see the unusual facial markings on our latest addition.  Sucia is a big, black and white boy who loves to be petted.  Presently, you’ll find him under the cage in cat quarantine soaking up the warmth from the in-floor heat.  He’ll come out for pets and reward you with purrs.  He’s been passed around from one person to another as new folks moved into a rental.  The latest tenant has a dog but the introduction wasn’t done in a way we’d recommend so Sucia was relegated to being outside.  A caring tenant brought Sucia to us.  Sucia is only 2 years old so he has lots of years to share with a new family.

Our Kitten Room will probably stay empty until next Spring, so we moved Sinclair and Wally there.  The brothers are quiet, gentle guys and seem a bit shy but just walk in the room and they’re ready for attention.

Bali will be joining a branch of her former family in February.  They didn’t realize Bali ended up with us when her person left the country and are anxious to have her back as the family pet.

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