Bissell Partner for Pets Program
community provides food for dogs housed at the Elk Country Animal Shelter.
use Pedigree Dog Food and always accept donations. Simply drop off a bag
or two at the Shelter and we'll make sure the boys and girls staying at
the facility receive a meal on you!
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COUNTRY ANIMAL SHELTER MISSION STATEMENT
The Elk Country Animal
Shelter shall be committed to providing a caring shelter and eventual placement
of adoptable animals; be advocates for companion animals; provide education
on the proper care of animals and promote understanding of the need to
control the population of unwanted animals.
Attention all Oscoda County Dog Owners: 2020 Oscoda County Vaccination and Dog License Schedule is Saturday February 22 from 9AM to Noon at the Fairview Fire Department and from 1PM to 4PM at the Mio Community Center. The Elk Country Animal Shelter will be bringing Rabies,
Distemper/ Parvo 5 way, Distemper/Parvo with Lepto , Lepto and Microchips. For a 3 year Rabies certificate bring your past rabies certificate; otherwise the rabies vaccine will be valid for one year. STATE LAW requires all dogs to have a current year license- Dog licenses and rabies must be up-to-date by February 29th 2020
The shelter cupboards are getting low! We are in desperate need of Purina Kitten Chow We can receive donations any time during hours of operation. Thank you to everyone for continuing to support the ELK COUNTRY ANIMAL SHELTER!
OF THE WEEK
My Christmas Story
We are always in need of bleach, kitten chow and paper toweling – if you can help with some of these items we would be very grateful!
|My name is Buddy, this is the best Christmas of my whole life!!! And this is my story. I came into the shelter over a year and a half ago, I had lots of visitor’s that came to meet me, I hoped and hoped with each one that they would choose me but over and over again I got passed over, another shelter dog was chosen.
I was ALWAYS happy when my friends got a home, but at night when things got quiet, I would lay on my bed wondering when would it be my turn, I have been here way longer than any of the other dogs. Was it because I was a goofy dog? Was it because I was a goofy looking dog with very crooked front legs? I didn’t know why because I was always a good dog and played Uncle Buddy whenever there were puppies around that needed some extra love, the puppies never cared about my crooked legs or my goofy ways.
And then just the other day the shelter lady took me in to meet more people, they petted me and rubbed my ears, the lady was crying and I didn’t know why, I didn’t do anything to hurt her, I wouldn’t ever hurt anyone on purpose, and then before I knew it they were asking to see another dog; just like before, I go back to my kennel and the other dog get’s to come out. Shortly after the shelter lady was giving me a bath, was that it? Did I smell bad? I got my bath and went to bed and wondered in the dark when would I ever get a home.
The very next morning I had a BIG surprise, those people came back, the lady was still crying but now I knew why. She said no dog should ever have to live in a shelter for over 1 ˝ years and they were taking me home, YES ME, they chose ME! They promised to love me forever, now I know they were tears filled with love. It’s been a few days and boy oh boy am I happy, I have been very good, I walk nicely on a leash, go for walks everyday, I’m fully housebroken; I play tug of war with my Dad and he loves it! I have two little sister’s Tedi and Abby, they are tiny 13 year old Shih Tzu’s, they are like puppies to me so I try to be careful.
My new family say’s I’m a treasure, a perfect family addition and best of all I’m a “blessing”. Who knew? Buddy the goofy looking dog finally got what he dreamed of, a home for Christmas! What miracles a few days can do for a shelter dog. Merry Christmas to everyone!
PET ANGEL PROGRAM
Is your house already full of pets, or maybe you aren't home enough to care for a pet? We have a way for you to help a shelter dog or cat find a forever home.
Elk Country Animal Shelter offers the "Pet Angel Program." It allows one person, a group of friends, or a service club, to sponsor a shelter dog or cat.
For $200 you can sponsor a dog or $150 sponsors a cat. This covers the adoption fee and provides toys, beds, a nice size bag of food, treats and a new collar and leash. And as always, the pet will be spayed or neutered, have all vaccinations and a microchip. There is a nice placard that has your name on it, that will be placed over the kennel or cat cage. You will receive a thank you, but most of all you will have helped a dog or cat who really needed a helping hand.
Think about it, won't you?
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A KURANDA DOG BED
Kuranda beds are sturdy and
long lasting, so you will be providing a lasting gift for a dog today and
They can make a big difference
for even one dog who, for the most part spends 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week on a concrete floor.
Donations are offered at
a special discounted price and shipped directly to the Elk Country Animal
Donate a bed in your name,
or send one as a gift in the name of a friend or family member. We
will mail a personalized Gift Card acknowledgement directly to them from
The Elk Country Animal Shelter organization, its members, and any non-members acting on its behalf shall not contribute to, promote, or oppose the candidacy of any person seeking election to public office while actively and publicly representing the shelter in any capacity.
This does not preclude personal involvement in political activities during periods when one is not involved in shelter activites.