In the past FIV cats, once tested and confirmed positive, were routinely euthanized and thought to be impossible to adopt. We know now that these cats just like people with HIV, can lead long and healthy lives.
Unfortunately, many people think that only female cats need to be spayed because they produce the kittens, but it is truly important for male cats to be neutered as well. Once male cats reach maturity, they begin roaming and fighting and this is how the FIV virus is spread.
This virus cannot be spread to humans or other types of animals and it is actually not spread easily among cats. FIV positive cats should be ideally housed as single cats and as inside only cats so that the virus has no chance to spread.
The truth is that mother cats do not spread FIV to their kittens. A study in the Veterinary Journal revealed that it is safe to house FIV positive and negative cats together if they are properly introduced. The virus is only spread through intense fights and deep bite wounds.
A-PAL Humane Society has 2 beautiful cats that are FIV positive up for adoption at the Feed Barn. Please go by and meet them.
A-PAL Humane Society is campaigning to help our special needs dog, Dixie. Dixie is a ranch dog and was loose in the back of a pickup truck when her owner braked suddenly. Dixie fell out of the truck and fractured her right rear femur.
Dixie's owner realized they could not afford her surgery and surrendered her at our shelter. Shelter staff knew this sweet dog would be highly adoptable and reached out to A-PAL Humane Society for assistance to get her the surgery she needed.
The surgery has been completed and we will provide updates on her condition as she recovers. Dixie is in foster care and on restricted activity while she heals. Please help A-PAL pay for this surgery so they can continue to help great dogs like Dixie.
Little Joanie is still looking for her forever home!
Twin Cedar K9 Second Chance Program is looking for a forever home for "Joanie". Joanie came to us because she was going absolutely crazy at the shelter. Her name was Sadie then but we soon changed it to Joanie because she is such a comedian and a little bit on the bossy side as well. So Little Joanie Rivers it is!
Joanie is about 1 year old and per her Wisdom Panel DNA test she is...basically a Mutt! She has Bulldog, American Staffordshire Terrier, Sheltie, Boxer and Chow Chow. Like we said, she is a mutt!
Joanie has been in our program since June 21st and is now ready for adoption. She has very nice on lead obedience and knows how to heel, auto sit, down at the heel position and from 30 feet away, comes when called and knows both finish right and left.
Joanie is a very friendly girl who will snuggle all day long if you gave her the chance. She is full of energy and very playful. She gets along with other dogs but has a fairly dominant personality. Joanie would do best in a home where she could get a lot of exercise and of course lots of love!
Please give Marge` a call at 209-223-3194 or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bark in the Park is only a month away!
The GuideStar Exchange represents Non-Profit organizations with a means of providing both potential donors and the public at large all of the relevant information to make decisions regarding the integrity and reputability of groups such as the two we represent here at PawsPartners.org. I am so proud of both A-PAL Humane Society and Tri County Wildlife Care, who have worked hard to achieve the highest grade for participation from GuideStar!
Wild critters will soon be arriving into another area of this same facility for Tri County Wildlife Care volunteers and staff. A baby bird nursery will be staffed from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. once babies start arriving about May 1st and can house as many as 80 birds that need to be fed every 30 minutes all day long.
Volunteers worked tirelessly to prepare for the care and housing of all of these critters. The walls are decorated with the animals and names of the kind sponsors. People wanting to visit are encouraged to call 209-223-0410 for A-PAL Humane Society or 209-283-3245 for Tri County Wildlife Care.
There just are not sufficient words to describe all of the work and generosity that went into this facility, awesome, amazing, or generous? Every stick of furniture, treatment tables, office furniture and washer and dryer were donated and put together by volunteers.
Sponsorships and volunteer opportunities are still available. For details, please visit www.pawspartners.org.
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Whether you go with domestic pets or the wild critters, mark your calendars for these events:
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Rabies Awareness: Rabies in wildlife continues to pose risk to pets, people
Amador County Public Health and Animal Control Departments remind residents that rabies in wildlife continues to pose a risk to pets and people. Multiple wildlife have tested positive for rabies in 2016. In February 2016, a dog tested positive for rabies after contact with a skunk. The dog did not have current vaccination to provide protection from the rabies virus. Due to contact with this animal, multiple people are being treated with post-exposure prophylaxis as a preventative measure. These individuals have NOT tested positive for rabies.
“Rabies vaccinations and awareness are the best defense,” states Kelly Reason, Amador County Animal Control Director. “Owners need to remember the importance of having their pets vaccinated and to follow-up with required boosters as recommended by their veterinarian to keep their pets and families safe.” Indoor animals should also receive this vaccine as bats can be discovered by pets in the home.
In addition to vaccination, there are several things Amador residents can do to protect themselves and their pets:
• Avoid contact with wildlife and animals you do not know. If you or your pets have contact with wildlife, contact Animal Control.
• If you are bitten:
o Wash the bite thoroughly with soap and water.
o Seek medical attention.
o Contact Amador County Animal Control, so the wildlife can be tested.
• Contact Animal Control and your veterinarian if your pet was exposed to a skunk, bat, raccoon or other wildlife.
• If a bat is inside your home, do NOT let it out. Contact Animal Control for testing.
Rabies is a deadly disease that kills both animals and humans. The rabies virus is almost always fatal. The only treatment is prevention. In California, bats, skunks, raccoons and foxes are the most frequent carriers of rabies. For more information on rabies and pet vaccination, contact your veterinarian or Amador County Animal Control at (209) 223-6378.
Twin Cedar K9 Second Chance boy Onyx is looking for his forever home!
Onyx is about 10 months old and what a big goofball he is! Per his Wisdom Panel DNA report, Onyx is a American Staffordshire Terrier/Lab/Golden Retriever cross.
Hmmmm... we do not see the Golden Retriever in this big boy. Onyx currently weighs in at about 82 pounds and we do not think he is done growing just yet.
He is a very happy boy who has never met a stranger. He just loves everyone and is a very playful dog. He has been kenneled with both male and female dogs and gets along with all of them. Onyx does not know how big and strong he is and he does play on the rough side.
Onyx has been introduced to all of his basic on lead obedience and is doing quite well. He knows how to heel on a loose lead, auto sit, down, stay and come.
Onyx is neutered, current on all vaccines and on heartworm prevention. If you would like to come out to Twin Cedar Ranch to meet this wonderful boy, please give Marge` a call at 209-223-3194 or send an email: email@example.com
Meet Flower Puss! She is a big, fluffy, sweet, purr bug! She loves love and being petted! She knows her name and comes when called. We prefer she have an indoor home as she has lived the rough life outdoors for far too many of her 5 years. She has her shots, flea treatment, wormed, and she's spayed!! Stop by The Feed Barn (11261 Prospect Dr. Jackson, Ca) today and meet and adopt this gorgeous girl!
PawsPartners.org is an alliance formed between A-PAL Humane Society of Amador County and Tri County Wildlife Care, the latter serving native wildlife in Amador, Calaveras, and Eastern San Joaquin Counties. Since inception we have added the Shelter Partners volunteer group, who support our local Animal Control organization, and Amador County Animal Response Team (ACART).