If any dogs test positive for Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) at the shelter, we are immediately isolating them at our medical teams counsel and attempting to get them into a foster home. Since distemper positive dogs can shed the virus to other dogs for up to 3 months, they need to be isolated for that entire period or they pose a risk to other dogs at the shelter.
The Myron K. Martin Clinic is open for spay and neuter surgeries for dogs and cats. Make an appointment today.
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Volunteer and make every day special for the animals in our shelters. Give your time and heart based on your schedule and interests.
From 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., volunteers will prepare and distribute fun enrichment items designed to stimulate our shelter animals’ curiosity.
Enrichment is vital to keeping our shelter pets happy and healthy. Shelter animals, especially long-term residents, are susceptible to boredom, anxiety and depression. Giving them a new, interesting item, treat or activity that engages their sense of smell, taste, touch, sound and sight each day keeps them mentally engaged with their environment while they wait for their forever homes.
We invite anyone who is particularly crafty, or enjoys baking or even research, to join us for Yappy Hour! Whether you want to construct fun toys out of household items, make tasty treat recipes or just help us track our animals’ reactions to each activity, we welcome you to sign up to become a volunteer today.
Don’t have time to volunteer, but want to help anyway? We will always need reusable household items, as well as various food items to entice our critters to play with. We would greatly appreciate donations of any of the following items to either our Dallas or McKinney locations:
· Graham Crackers
· Apple Sauce
· Apple Juice
· Peanut Butter
· Boullion Cubes
· Squeeze Cheese
· Canned tuna
· Canned chicken
· Plain yogurt
· Light Cream Cheese
· Small paper dixie cups
· 1 Gallon Zip Lock Bags
· Lavender Essential Oil
· Chamomile Essential Oil
· Herbs (Basil, Oregano, Rosemary, Peppermint, Ginger, Sage, Thyme)
· Cat Grass
· Apple corers
· Plastic Easter egg shells
· Spray bottles
· Empty tissue boxes
· Toilet paper or paper towel rolls
· Shoe boxes or tissue boxes
· Wine corks
· Leftover string or twine
· Leftover gift wrap or tissue
· Leftover party decorations
· Shredded paper
Curious about making enrichment items for your own pet? Stay tuned to the blog, as we’ll be featuring DIY tutorials on how to craft some of these awesome toys and treats!
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