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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 9/25/18 our on-site spay/neuter clinic is NOW offering low cost spay/neuter for : Rabbits – male $175  and female $200  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. … Rabbits Neutered/spayed rabbits are…

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SHELTER CLOSING @ 2 p.m. Saturday 12/15 and Sunday 12/16 – ALL PETS HAVE BEEN ADOPTED :)

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The shelter will be closing Saturday 12/15 at 2 p.m. and will be closed all day Sunday 12/16 – all available pets have been adopted! Yipee! We will re-open for normal biz hours starting Tuesday at 11 a.m. and will have more pets ready for adoption. We have a couple transports coming in over the weekend and early next week so please watch our pets for adoption page 

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Looking for the PURR-fect Holiday Gifts? We Can HELP!

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Join Us in Celebrating the Annual Holiday Helpers Ornament Donation to Decorate the Shelter & Ways YOU Can HELP US Make the Holidays a Bit Brighter… Our 5TH Annual Holiday Ornament Fundraiser is kicking off this week! Do you have a list of hard to shop for friends or family? We have the answer! Make a donation towards decorating the shelter to celebrate the holidays with a custom ornament. We’ll decorate the ornament of the value donated and THEN we’ll hang the ornament at the shelter outside on our shelter kennels. You can make a donation in honor / memory of…

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4th Mass Animal Fund Day – FREE Spay/Neuter for Qualifying Pet Owners

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Is the cost of spay/neuter surgery a financial hardship for you or your family?  Our on-site vet clinic’s next MA Animal Fund voucher day is scheduled for Wednesday November 14th 2018 – details below! For questions/or to schedule your appointment email sterlingshelterclinic@gmail.com  or call 978-422-8449 If you have questions about a dog or cat’s eligibility to receive a voucher, please see the MA Animal Fund’s ANIMAL ELIGIBILITY CHART  below The Mass Animal Fund dedicates a significant portion of its funds to helping low-income residents who receive assistance through state programs (TAFDC, SSI, VS, SNAP, WIC, etc.) obtain spay/neuter surgery for companion animals free of charge…

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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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We are in DESPERATE Need of FOSTER HOMES….

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  Our shelter is revamping our FOSTER PROGRAM and is in need of adding potential FOSTER HOMES for both dogs and cats! We provide all the supplies and medical care – you provide the love… Foster home provide TLC, provide love and care for the ones that might be to small/young to be spayed/neutered, help with socializing animals that may be shy or need some basic training and manners or to help nurse a pet/s back to health so they can be adopted. Our foster program saves hundreds of lives each year. Interested in fostering? Print out the FOSTER FAMILY APPLICATION…

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OUR SHELTERS AMAZON WISHLIST an easy inexpensive way to help!

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We have updated our much needed wish list on Amazon – these are all items that we are always in need of and are pretty inexpensive These items will definitely help our furry friends and our staff to keep them clean and healthy… the best part is you can help right from your laptop – computer or cell phone. You simply order it and Amazon will do all the rest including delivering the items right to our shelter! Please consider donating an item or two from our wish list at http://a.co/6K8X0PB

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The Pond is Complete – We Just Need to Fill in Our Path for Paws – Still Taking Brick Orders!

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It’s NOT TO LATE – get your custom engraved Legacy Brick for the New Year!  2018 PATH FOR PAWS INFO to be added to the   The initial set of custom engraved bricks have been placed during the Summer and Fall of 2017 – and they look amazing…  ORDER YOUR CUSTOM ENGRAVED BRICK TODAY! We are running a special discount through Valentine’s Day – $100 for the 4×8 brick and $200 for the 8×8 brick. A perfect way to show your loved one just how much you love them! A permanent engraved legacy brick…. how romantic…..

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Get YOUR Doggie DNA Test Kit TODAY!

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So you’ve probably heard about or even seen the DOGGIE DNA testing kit.…at the shelter, right? Well now they have an upgraded version 3.0 which provides even more details and information. Here’s an example of a recent DNA submission sent in by the shelter’s director who adopted a sato from Puerto Rico in October.  The results arrived via email on Thursday 12/7/17. Edi was adopted in mid October and was about 6-7 months and only 7 pounds. We expected Eddie’s DNA test to come back as a chihuahua for sure. But we also thought maybe some Dachshund due to the long body…

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IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT ADOPTION DAYS….

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PLEASE NOTE: The shelter technically opens at 11 a.m. Tuesday – Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday/Sunday – However, if we have  pets going up for adoption and expect to be busy –which is the case most weeks –we try to open a bit earlier as the line can be quite long and as a safety and courtesy to the neighborhood- school buses and people going to work we do try to open as early as possible (normally between 9:30-10:30 depending on the day and number of animals – but it completely depends on how long it takes our team to feed /…

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