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Show Our Furry Friends some Love this Valentine’s Day!

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This Valentine’s Day consider an alternative to the overpriced flowers that die days later, or chocolates that YAH we’d love to eat (but secretly know bathing suit season is just a few months away)… https://www.givinggrid.com/SterlingVDay/ Happy Valentine’s Day! Don’t go out and spend hundreds (OR MORE) of dollars on extravagant gifts, expensive dinners, and the like? INSTEAD, show your love other ways… Volunteer, spread awareness, or donate to our shelter and make a difference for the thousands of animals that come through our doors each year. 100% of your donations will benefit our pets and programs AND YOUR DONATION IS…

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Check Out Our New Supporter Store!

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Hello friends-of-our-furry-ones! If you’ve found nearly all of your holiday gifts (or maybe you haven’t even started shopping yet)…. but you’re still searching for something special and unique, head on over to our brand new online store! We have so many options and new items to offer our supporters and adopters, and we’re sure there is something for everyone! All sales benefit your favorite little shelter, so if you love what we do and want to help us save more animals here at the Sterling Shelter, this is a great option for showing your support! Make sure you check it…

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Join Us and Become One of Our Sterling Shelter Supporters Squad

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The BEST WAY TO HELP US HELP THEM is by joining our Join Our “Monthly Pledge of Love Program & Become a Sterling Shelter Supporter Squad Team” Help Us Reach Our Goal – to get 1,000+ supporters/adopters/volunteers and pet lovers to sign up for our recurring donation in the amount of YOUR CHOICE (no donation is to small). Example: For $10 a month – only 33 Cents a day (far less than a cup of coffee) your participation would allow us to help so many more animals (much like the one you might have adopted). As a monthly donor, you’ll…

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How YOU Can Help Our Furry Friends This Holiday Season…WE Need YOU!

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Not every pet is as fortunate as yours is – to be warm, safe, and fed this holiday season and year round. Our shelter is working to change this by acting nationally—and YOU can help by giving locally…. With the holiday’s right around the corner, we’ve got a lot to be grateful for. We get to help so many incredible organizations expand their impact and change the world for the animals—it’s a pretty exciting thing to be a part of!  Every day, thousands of unwanted dogs and cats across the U.S. are abandoned. Left on the streets or in overcrowded shelters, most…

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How to Find a Lost Cat

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Every day our shelter gets calls from cat owners whose feline family members have gone missing or indoor cats have decided to take their own vacation (without telling their owners)…. Frantic owners will contact us looking for help and suggestions on how to find their wayward felines… This video is a great source of information and a good website to bookmark should your feline ever get out of the safety of your home… If you or someone you know loses their cat, this video will hopefully help get them home. Lost cat behavior is much different from lost dog behavior,…

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A FREE EASY WAY to help our furry friends & get some exercise!

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Don’t just take your dog for a walk! Take your Walk for a Dog! Go to WoofTrax.com, download the app, and support our animal shelter (PLS NOTE WE ARE LISTED AS STERLING ANIMAL SHELTER INC) every time you walk your dog. You do NOT even have to have a dog – if you walk/exercise you can STILL participate! In addition you didn’t have to adopt your dog/s from our shelter…. so you can still help our shelter raise money just by walking (with or without a pet regardless of where your furry friend came from!) Pls share with others who like…

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Koi Fish Rescue & Adoption Services

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Koi Fish Rescue & Adoption Services Established May 2019  With the completion of our BEAUTIFUL NEW pond we are now offering a new rescue and adoption program and this one ISN’T for the furry family members!  This program is for our finned friends Koi Rescue & Adoption Services. We understand that there are many reasons someone might not be able to care for their Koi fish. As with many animals we rescue and adopt out, there comes a time when the most humane thing to do is let them find a better home, a home that can better care for them,…

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LOVE Animals But Not Sure How to Help? FOSTER! All You Need is Love!

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Consider fostering a pet/s that might need a little TLC until they can come back to the shelter to be vetted – find their fur-ever homes and adopted!? The majority of pets that need foster care are short term commitments (anywhere from a week to a couple months at the very most) – we provide any/all supplies and vet care here at the shelter! You provide the love and TLC…. Why Foster A Dog/Puppy (or cat/kitten) and What Does It Entail? What does fostering involve? When you foster, you agree to take a homeless pet into your home and give…

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Did YOU Know Our Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic ALSO Fixes Rabbits-Mice and Rats? Oh My!

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Effective 9/1/19 our on-site spay/neuter clinic is NOW offering low cost spay/neuter for : Rabbits male $225 and female $275 from 4 months – 4 years of age Why Should I Spay or Neuter My RABBIT? Rats females $100 and males $75 from 4 months to 1 year of age – Why should I neuter my RAT? Mice males $75 only 4 months to 1 year of age  we do NOT spay female mice Why Should I Neuter my MICE? In general there are plenty of reasons to spay/neuter your small pets – whether its a mouse/rat or rabbit. ……

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Don’t Judge a Dog (or cat) by its Breed: Why Personality Matters More than Looks

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For those of us lucky enough to have a dog close by for most of our lives, the idea that you can?t judge a dog by its breed probably goes without saying. For people new to the dog world though, there is a huge misconception that certain breeds of dogs are bound to behave in a specific, pre-determined way. Placing a stereotype on something we don?t fully understand seems to be a part of human nature that we cannot get rid of. The ease of placing a generalization on a subset, dog breeds in this instance, seems too hard to…

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