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Help Us Reach Our Goal this Holiday Season and for GivingTuesday

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“Save money on Black Friday so you can give more on #GivingTuesday” Not every pet is as fortunate as yours to be warm, safe, and fed this holiday season…with YOUR HELP we’d like to help change that! Help us HELP MORE PETS NATIONALLY and GIVE LOCALLY. Our shelter provides help to several DOZEN animal shelters / rescues / and animal control officers throughout the South – Midwest and Puerto Rico, yet the demand for our help is ever increasing as are the costs to provide this help. What is Giving Tuesday? GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power…

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9th FREE SPAY/NEUTER DAY

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Our next MA Animal Fund voucher day is scheduled for Wednesday November 13th 2019 – details below! Questions? Contact sterlingshelterclinic@gmail.com Is the cost of spay/neuter surgery a financial hardship for you or your family? Know someone else who might benefit from this program? Please share! Our on-site vet clinic will be hosting the next MASS ANIMAL FUND day on Wednesday November 13th 2019 here at our on-site vet 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…

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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…

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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. … Rabbits…

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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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