Pet of the Week – Bianka – Adopted!
Our featured pet this week is Bianka – a sweet, medium-sized, white and light tan, female pup – about 3 months old. Bianka was abandoned outside the shelter door, along with another doggy, Paris, who was lucky enough to find her Forever Home this week. Both of these doggies had ticks, fleas and internal parasites. They were both given medical treatment and responded very well.
Bianka is very playful and friendly. She and Paris loved to have romp and play sessions outside of their kennels several times a day. Bianka is now healthy and does not require any medication or a special diet. She is still too young for her sterilization operation. She is a cutie and will be adopted soon. If so, Bianka will return to the shelter to be spayed in a month or six weeks. Let’s find Bianka a loving Forever Home soon.
Adoptions – Paris and Pepita and Nena the Kitten
This week two doggies and one kitten were adopted.
The aforementioned Paris, who was abandoned at the shelter with Bianka, is a beautiful, terrier – dachshund-ish mix. She has a wiry, golden-colored coat. This week Paris was adopted by a family looking for an active dog to be a companion for the doggy they have at home. Once she was at her new home, this family shared a video of Paris romping on the patio with her new furry sibling. They are both about the same size – one golden brown and the other black – and they raced back and forth on the enclosed patio – great exercise for both doggies. A tired dog is a good dog.
Puppy Pepita was in a temporary foster home. This week the family decided to adopt Pepita permanently. She proved to be a good puppy and fit into the household beautifully.
Kitten, Nena, was adopted by a local family that includes a young daughter and a little boy. This boy saw Nena – a pretty calico kitten – from the door and asked his mother if they could adopt her. This calico kitten is white, orange and black. The little boy held Nena very carefully. He promised to learn how to take good care of his new pet and to treat her kindly.
Pets and Corona Virus – an Update
In the news this past week, a Pug named Winston became the first known case of a dog testing positive for the corona virus in the United States. In Winston’s case, the family included two front-line health workers, who previously had tested positive for COVID-19. All members of the family were tested. Winston was the only pet who tested positive in a household that includes two dogs, a cat and a lizard. Winston had mild respiratory and is recovering nicely. Pugs and other short nose, flat-face breeds are more susceptible to respiratory problems in general.
In Hong Kong , where more extensive testing has been completed on cats and dogs whose owners were infected with the coronavirus, two pet dogs have tested positive. These cases seem to be the result of human-to-animal transmission of the virus. Neither dog showed any signs of illness from the virus. Scientists there stress that cats and dogs are not easily infected with this virus. They found no evidence that the pets spread the virus to their owners.
As with all family members, help keep your pets safe. Pet owners should practice physical distancing for pets and for humans. Cats will be safer if kept inside at all time. Always walk dogs on a leash and keep your pup at least six feet away from other dogs and from humans. Avoid dog parks full of free-roaming pets. Wash your pet’s food and water bowls and clean the kitty litter box every day. Grooming your pets on a regular basis will make them and you feel better.
What We Need Most Urgently – Soft Cat Food and Cleaning Products, Please
We have many, many, many kittens at the animal shelter – WAY too many. Please donate packets of soft food for kittens. This food is more easily digested and helps the little ones transition between nursing mama to hard, dry kibble.
Cleaning products are in high demand at the shelter. We need donations of bleach, laundry soap and floor cleaning products – Pinol and Fabuloso – to ensure that all surfaces at the shelter are sparkling clean.
Thank you for your support of Amigos de los Animales.
Please contact the animal shelter during business hours:
Amigos de los Animales
Monday – Friday – 11am-2pm and 4-7pm
Saturday – 11am-2pm
Bicentenario Juarez #3
Colonia Francisco Villa (Colonia Pancho Villa)
Mazatlán, MX 82190