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FREE Spay/Neuter for Qualifying MA Residents @ our 8th Mass Animal Fund Day -Wednesday August 21st

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For Massachusetts Residents Do you own a cat or dog that is not spayed or neutered? Is the cost of surgery a financial hardship for you or your family? The Mass Animal Fund can provide free spay/neuter vouchers to low-income residents for their cats and dogs. If you are eligible to receive government help such as: (TAFDC, SSI, VS, SNAP, WIC, etc.) you can qualify. MAF distributes vouchers weekly based on revenue and surgery capacity. Current wait time to receive a voucher is approximately 1 week for dogs and cats held in municipal shelters; 12 weeks for owned dogs and cats. …

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Our On-Site Vet Clinic is HIRING a Vet Tech

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IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR 1 FT OR 1 PT VET TECH IN OUR ON-SITE HIGH VOLUME S/N CLINIC Animal Shelter Inc. of Sterling MA is seeking either 1 FT tech (4 days a week Monday – Thursday) or 1 PT tech (2 days a week) motivated, compassionate, trustworthy, and reliable Veterinary Technician (in our on-site vet clinic) who can hit the ground running in a busy high volume spay/neuter clinic. Our clinic focuses on high volume – high quality surgeries and caring for the pets that come through our animal shelter. You’ll enjoy a job where you get to work with…

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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…

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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 9/25/18 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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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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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!  2019 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! A perfect way to show your loved one (with 2 legs or 4)  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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