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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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GREAT INFORMATION ABOUT DECLAWING CATS – SUGGESTIONS – OPTIONS – AND ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) has revised its previous 2015 position statement on declawing to strongly OPPOSE DECLAWING CATS as an elective procedure. Do you really KNOW what is involved with declawing a cat?  Great info for CLAW COUNSELING: Helping cat owners live alongside cats with claws If your not familiar with NAIL CAPS for cats (and even dogs) click here for a list of all sorts of options, brands, sizes, colors and pricing. There are countless options out there these days – From metallic colors, solid, neon, GLOW IN THE DARK to french manicure style…your pet/s can…

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Check Our Our New Shelter/Clinic Video Commercial – Super Cute!

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Check out our amazing and cute shelter / clinic video  Video Credit: Thank you so much to Phillip Mann over at http://mainelobsterrestaurants.com/ who created this awesome video for us. WE LOVE IT – and so do our shelters furry friends…. we hope you’ll enjoy it as well! If you need website design or marketing, you will surely want to check out his website!      

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