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Do you own a cat or dog that is not spayed or neutered? WE CAN HELP – SPACE STILL AVAILABLE!

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Is the cost of spay/neuter surgery a financial hardship for you or your family? Our on-site vet clinic will be hosting the next MASS ANIMAL FUND day on Tuesday May 8th here at the clinic www.sterlingshelterclinic.org  for questions/or to schedule your appointment email sterlingshelterclinic@gmail.com  or call 978-422-8449 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 through the Spay/Neuter Voucher Program. Massachusetts residents interested in participating in this program should contact their local animal…

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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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Valentine’s Day is Right Around the Corner….

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        Ahhhh…. The lingering question of what to get the one/s you love for Valentine’s Day… If you wanna’ show your true love just how much you love and appreciate them – Whether they have 2 legs or 4… consider buying them a personalized, custom, permanent and loving unique way of expressing your love…. An engraved brick is a permanent way to show your loved one just how much you care…. The bricks will be laid in the Spring once the snow and ice  melts and ground thaws…. But you can see the first set of bricks…

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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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Check out our AMAZON WISHLIST – You can HELP OUR SHELTERS PETS right from your computer!

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Our shelter has been helping a lot of great organizations in the South to take puppies, dogs, kittens and cats. They are all in desperate need of getting animals out of their shelters/rescues as sadly most are facing euthanasia. Due to all the new groups and animals we are working with, we have depleted our shelters supplies and are in desperate need of many inexpensive, but important items. We’ve finally created an Amazon Wish List where you can easily click and order right from your home or place of work. You can click on the box above and it will direct you to the Sterling Shelter’s…

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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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Felines In Desperate Need….Donate to Help?

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Our shelter kitties are in desperate need of CAT LITTER…. we have a transport coming this weekend from our partner shelter in NJ – 30+ kittens….boy is it a lot of litter box cleaning to do…. If you’d like to help by donating NON clumping cat litter you can even do it from your laptop, computer or phone just by going to our Amazon Wish list…. 

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20 Ways To Keep Your Pet Safe This Summer

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Higher temperatures may translate into more time spent outdoors, but for pet owners, they can also mean more visits to the veterinarian.  Summer seems to bring more skin and ear infections and an increase in injuries overall. Here are 20 ways to protect your pet during the warmer months. Shield delicate skin. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in dogs and the second most common in cats. Even though fur provides some protection from the sun, you should apply a pet sunblock every 3 to 4 hours to the least-hair-covered spots: bellies on dogs (especially ones who like to lie…

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