Playing with Puppies and Kitties at my Hometown Shelter
Counting money is fun.
Especially when you know the greenbacks will be used for positive things – like feeding, sheltering and nurturing homeless pets.
Of course, collecting that kind of money was what my big hometown event – the Duke Days of Summer Beer & Wine Tasting – was all about.
At the end of the night, I tallied up all of the raffle proceeds, straight-up cash donations and the portion of my Beer Paws sales designated for animal welfare. The next morning, I grabbed my grandma, and we headed to the Beatrice Humane Society.
The setting of the animal shelter in my hometown is modest. But it is clean and cheery, with colorful paintings on the walls.
When we arrived, a volunteer named Brenda – and an adoptable dachshund named Razzy – greeted us.
Razzy also insisted on sitting in my lap the whole time that I was filling out the donation paperwork. It was super hard for me not to take that guy home.
But there were many other pleading faces at the shelter.
Fido has beautiful, heterogenous eyes – one brown and one blue.
Axel is a sweetie with just three legs.
Tex is a just a really big puppy – of the treeing walker coonhound variety.
The largest population at the Beatrice Humane Society, however is feline.
I tried to get my grandmother to adopt Cletus.
He was being held in a special area for kitties with sniffles.
There is another room that is just for kittens.
One of the kittens, outside of this room, was so tiny he needed to be bottle-fed. That was pretty cool to see.
As always, spending any time at an animal shelter is bittersweet.
I wished I could take them all home – especially Razzy and this Siamese-ish little kitten.
Fortunately, Brenda assured me that for the animals without serious health or behavior issues, they are safe at the shelter until they find a new home. I am hoping the funds raised from the Duke’s event will help make all of their stays a little more comfortable for a while.
Thanks again to all who supported or participated in my Beatrice event.
If you would like to learn more about the adoptables at the Beatrice Humane Society, click here.
Posted on August 21, 2013, in Cats, Dogs, Dogtography, Family and tagged adoptable cats, adoptable dogs, Beatrice Humane Society, Beer Paws, Dachshund, kitten room, kittens, Siamese kitten, three-legged dog, treeing walker coonhound. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.