The Cowley County Humane Society is offering a brand-new adoption special for the month of November.
CCHS board president Alice Shaffer provided these reasons to consider a senior dog when adopting:
- Calmer temperament — Senior pets are well past their puppy or kitten stage and all of the rambunctiousness that comes with it. There should be less scratched furniture, jumping up and feet attacked at night, and fewer kids knocked over.
- Personality — A senior pet’s personality already has developed, so it’s easier to see if a particular animal is a good fit for a household.
- Size — A senior pet won’t grow any larger, so a potential adopter will know exactly how much animal he or she is getting.
- Couch potato companions — Older animals usually don’t need the entertainment and exercise a younger dog or cat requires. While every animal needs exercise, these oldies won’t drag their owners out for a walk or want to play for hours on end. Most of them are content just to relax in their owners’ company. They make great couch buddies!
- Time commitment — Dogs and cats can live for up to 20 years, depending on the breed. For some pet parents, this time commitment is too long to fit into their lives. Adopting a senior pet still requires a commitment, but a shorter one, and allows owners to have a companion now when they are able.
The humane society still is looking for donations to help to support its everyday operations.
Those who are looking for a way to give back to the animal community should consider these options:
The first method CCHS has employed to raise funds is by taking in aluminum cans.
The nonprofit collects cans on the CCHS property, east of Strother Field, in a large container. Cans can be dropped off at any time.
Cans brought by citizens are exchanged for cash, which is used by the humane society to supplement its budget.
Many people already use their Dillons Plus cards to save on groceries when shopping at Dillons stores.
By simply using the rewards card when shopping at Dillons stores, shoppers are able to help the shelter.
Signing up to help the shelter doesn’t cost a shopper any money at all.
Shoppers can sign up to do so at www.dillons.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow.
There is a smartphone app available that turns walks with pets into cash for an animal organization of one’s choosing.
The WoofTrax app “promotes healthy interaction between dogs and their owners, and raises money every day to support the mission of your animal shelter or rescue. It also gives people a reason to think about their local animal organization every time they take their dogs for a walk,” according to www.wooftrax.com.
The app is free to download and every dollar raised goes toward helping a homeless pet to find its forever home.
The Cowley County Humane Society is located at 7648 222nd Road.