Advocacy

WEDNESDAY 6/20/18 – MASS ANIMAL FUND VOUCHER DAY – FREE S/N- SPACE STILL AVAILABLE!

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Our next MA Animal Fund voucher day is scheduled for Wednesday June 20th 2018 – details below! Questions? Contact sterlingshelterclinic@gmail.com 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 Wednesday June 20th 2018 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…

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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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PLEASE SHARE WITH ANYONE YOU KNOW WHO MAY BE USING RETRACTABLE LEASHES.. OR IF YOU ARE USING ONE READ BELOW AND LEARN MORE

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A retractable leash is not so much a leash as it is a length of thin cord wound around a spring-loaded device housed inside a plastic handle. The handles of most retractable leashes are designed to fit comfortably in a human hand. A button on the handle controls how much of the cord is extended. Retractable leashes are popular primarily because they aren’t as confining as regular leashes, allowing dogs more freedom to sniff and poke around on walks. But unfortunately, there are many downsides to this type of leash. 10 Reasons Not to Use a Retractable Leash 1. The…

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Our Shelter Staff is Heading for NY to Assist – NEED YOUR HELP

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Our Sterling Shelter Staff are Heading for Staten Island early morning Friday 11/9 to assist with pets affected by Hurricane Sandy. DONATIONS NEEDED: We are actively collecting donations of the most needed supplies and items to transport to various rescue organizations this weekend. The top things needed are: dry/wet dog and cat food, treats, cat litter, toys, blankets, towels, poop bags, and cleaning supplies such as paper towels, hand sanitizers and medical gloves. Leashes/collars/bowls and crates/carriers…that are broken down for easy transport. WE DESPERATELY NEED TO HAVE ALL SUPPLIES DONATED AT OUR SHELTER BY THURSDAY NIGHT AT 6 P.M. SO…

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