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October 21, 2011

Found their Forever Home this week...

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Halloween Safety Tips Page 3 Gizmo

Lydia Holloway is sharing her many talents with ACARF by establishing a website that sells many clever and custom-made items and shares the profits with ACARF. Lots of ACARF t-shirts and other Page 5 really fun things!


Mr. Davis

Check out her store! Use the following to maximize ACARF profit:*

Pet of the Week Pippa

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Speed Sewers Delores Bishop and Judy Thyer are the blanket ladies. Apparently they excel at speed sewing. Delores made the doggie coats that were for sale at Farm City Days and are now on sale at the shelter, and she and her sister, Judy, cut down four stacks of blankets to a more manageable size and


sewed the sides.

Thank you, Ladies!

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Many thanks to Steve Sipes who worked on the shed for three hours on Friday getting it organized.

Halloween Safety Tips No Scaredy Cats this Halloween: Top 10 Safety Tips for Pet Parents Attention, animal lovers, it’s almost the spookiest night of the year! The ASPCA recommends taking some common sense precautions this Halloween to keep you and your pet saying “Trick or Treat!” all the way to November 1. 


to Emy Platt who came out to pick up trash in the parking lot. And to Judy Laver, who— among many good things for the shelter—makes an effort to come out to walk the dogs. Friday she walked eight dogs.

100 Doggie Kisses for Judy! And forgotten last week, but no less important—Regina Wade worked in the concession trailer for three hours and earned high praise from her co-workers! Thank you, Regina!







No tricks, no treats: That bowl of candy is for trick-or-treaters, not for Scruffy and Fluffy. Chocolate in all forms—especially dark or baking chocolate—can be very dangerous for dogs and cats. Candies containing the artificial sweetener xylitol can also cause problems. If you do suspect your pet has ingested something toxic, please call your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435. Popular Halloween plants such as pumpkins and decorative corn are considered to be relatively nontoxic, but they can produce stomach upset in pets who nibble on them. Wires and cords from electric lights and other decorations should be kept out of reach of your pets. If chewed, your pet might suffer cuts or burns, or receive a possibly life-threatening electrical shock. A carved pumpkin certainly is festive, but do exercise caution if you choose to add a candle. Pets can easily knock a lit pumpkin over and cause a fire. Curious kittens especially run the risk of getting burned or singed by candle flames. Dress-up can be a big mess-up for some pets. Please don’t put your dog or cat in a costume UNLESS you know he or she loves it (youp, a few pets are real hams!). For pets who prefer their “birthday suits”, however, wearing a costume may cause undue stress. If you do dress up your pet, make sure the costume isn’t annoying or unsafe. It should not constrict the animal’s movement or hearing, or impede his ability to breathe, bark or meow. Also, be sure to try on costumes before the big night. If your pet seems distressed, allergic or shows abnormal behavior, consider letting him go au naturale or donning a festive bandana. Take a closer look at your pet’s costume and make sure it does not have small, dangling or easily chewed-off pieces that he could (Continued on page 4)

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Here’s a dog training blog you might find enjoyable/helpful. blog

choke on. Also, ill-fitting outfits can get twisted on external objects or your pet, leading to injury.  All but the most social dogs and cats should be kept in a separate room away from the front door during peak trick-or-treating hours. Too many strangers can be scary and stressful for pets.  When opening the door for trick-or-treaters, take care that your cat or dog doesn’t dart outside.  IDs, please! Always make sure your dog or cat has proper identification. If for any reason your pet escapes and becomes lost, a collar and tags and/or a microchip can be a lifesaver, increasing the chances that he or she will be returned to you.

Reprinted from the ASPCA website

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Drawing for the Quilt Saturday, October 29 4:30 pm Classy Attic Still time to stuff the ballot box! Tickets—$1 each 6 for $5.00

Until they all have a home...

The Shelter is raffling a .22 rifle (brand-new, in box). Tickets are $5.00 each and the number sold will be limited to l,000. Tickets are available at the Shelter.

Within a couple of weeks, the Fundraising Committee will be embarking on a new venture—with your help. Please start looking through your attic, basement, closets, and garage for items you’d be willing to donate to ACARF. At all costs, we wish to avoid being in competition with our friends at the Senior Citizen Rummage, so clothing shoes, hats, gloves, and handbags will not be accepted. And please come see us when we get open!

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Andi DePriest, Director Janice Porter, Front Desk Robyn Porter, Photographer, Petfinders Ginny Hawk, Fundraising Chair

Robyn’s Pet of the Week


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Photograph by Robyn Porter

It was close; we almost didn’t get Allie. She was wandering in a highway intersection when a kind passerby stopped to save her. Allie is a beautiful Beagle mix female puppy, approximately two months old. She is a calm little thing, and loves to be held—but loves to play, too. Allie has a sweet disposition that would make her a great pet for any family. We feel very lucky to have her here. And her new family will feel lucky, too.

deTails October 21, 2011  
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