Submittee by the Rutland County Humane Society
Do you have stray, feral or abandoned cats near your home or workplace. Do you see them when you're out running errands and especially when you're out at night?
Are you currently feeding stray cats? If so, the Rutland County Humane Society can help.
RCHS is working with communities around the county to help identify areas where abandoned cats are living and to work with local volunteers on a program called Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), a full management plan in which stray and feral cats are humanely trapped, evaluated, vaccinated against rabies and sterilized by veterinarians.
They are then returned to their familiar habitats under the lifelong care of volunteers. If you know where these cats are living or want to learn more, please contact the "barn, stray, feral cat hotline" at 483.9171.
A 3 year old neutered male rottweiler/golden retriever mix weighing 80 pounds.
"I am a lot of dog, but I am extremely social and I love to play games, especially games that involve toys. I love people a lot, but I forget how big and strong I am.
"I love to go for walks and I want to meet everyone I see. I arrived at RCHS on August 3 because my family was moving and couldn't take me with them. I cannot go to a home with cats because I chase them.
"I have shown some dog aggression here in the kennel. All dog to dog intros must be done carefully and completely.
"Because I am a large and strong dog, I can go to a family with children aged 10 and up. I am also a high energy dog so I am looking for family that can provide me with the exercise that I require.
"If you are an experienced dog owner and would like a BIG new best friend then please visit with me."
A 3 year old spayed female domestic short hair black and brown tiger weighing 12 pounds.
"I am a handsome indoor-only cat whose best friend in my former home was a stuffed bear. I am afraid around little children and I have never lived with other animals. All the better for you (and me) if I am your only pet because I am affectionate and outgoing."
The Rutland County Humane Society is located at 765 Stevens Road in Pittsford. The shelter phone number is 483-6700. The shelter is open Wednesday through Sunday from 12 p.m. until 5 and is closed on Monday and Tuesday. Learn more about RCHS by visiting www.rchsvt.org.