FEATURED CRITTER OF THE WEEK

Bella POTW

 

Bella-

AGE: 10 yrs

BREED: Gray/Black Tabby

SEX:  Female

WEIGHT: 11 lbs

Bella is a talkative kitty who adores being petted and loved. This 10 year old beauty would like a companion who will spend lots of time brushing her and doting on her. Bella has tested positive for FIV (feline AIDS). The disease is only transmitted cat to cat. FIV is spread mainly through bite wounds or from infected mother to kitten. It is not transmitted to humans, dogs or other species. Cats with FIV can live long lives. It helps for them to have a "high quality" diet, a stress free home life and regular visits to the veterinarian. She would do great in a home where she is the only cat, with a dog that likes cats, or in a home with another FIV cat!  She’d love to have the company.  If you would like to give Bella a happy forever, please come in and meet her. You will see how very special she is.

All animals are health checked, spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Check out our website at www.smvhs.org and visit us at 1687 W. Stowell Rd in Santa Maria. SMVHS is open 10am to 5pm Monday through Friday, and 10 to 4pm Saturdays. Call us at 805-349-3435.

 

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These animals are available for adoption at the Santa Maria Animal Services
548 West Foster Road in Santa Maria – call 934-6119 for more details
 

Come see all of the animals at the shelter!

Find the Perfect Pet
adoptable pets in your area
All For Animals
http://www.allforanimals.com/photos.htm
Santa Barbara County Animal Shelter
http://www.petfinder.org/shelters/CA65.htmlNorth County Humane Society
http://www.slonchs.org/San Luis Obispo County Animal Services
http://www.slosheriff.org/animals_in_shelter.phpWoods Humane Society
http://www.woodshumanesociety.org/1-800-Save-A-Pet
http://www.1-800-save-a-pet.com/shelterpages/69598.htmlCentral Coast Lab Rescue
http://www.cc-labrescue.org
 
Central Coast Northern Dog Rescue
http://www.ccndr.org/

Central Coast SPCA
http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/centralcoastspca.html

Dog Rescue Network
http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/centralcoastspca.html

Feline Network of the Central Coast
http://www.felinenetwork.org/

Homeless Animal Rescue Team (HART)
http://www.slohart.org/

Second Chance at Love Humane Society
http://www.secondchancelove.org/

Short N' Sweet Dog Rescue
http://www.petfinder.org/shelters/CA797.html 

Lost & Found

tips on finding your lost pet…  
GUIDELINES TO HELP YOU FIND YOUR LOST PET:

· Be persistent!! Often times, well meaning people will keep a lost pet at their house for an extended period before turning the dog or cat into the animal shelter

 · Come to the animal shelter. Only you can positively identify your pet. As much as we would like to help you, we cannot identify your animal over the phone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check the shelter at least every 72 hours. Unlicensed, stray dogs and cats are only required to be held for five days before they can be adopted or euthanized.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

· Make up fliers with your pet’s description (include a picture if possible). List sex, color, tags, collars or distinguishing characteristics, the area lost, and your information for someone to contact you. Post the notices on supermarket bulletin boards, Animal Service’s Lost and Found Board, with other humane organizations, schools, and nearby neighbors.
 
 · If you have recently moved, leave notices with neighbors in both your old and new neighborhoods, and check with agencies in that area.
 
 · If you have lost a purebred dog, check with the ARF volunteers for current Breed Rescue Clubs.
 
 · Make sure that all current and correct information is on file for your dog’s license and rabies tags. If your animal has been micro chipped, make sure the company has your current information.
 
· Check your neighborhood frequently on foot. Be sure to check at night. If your pet is in an area it is not familiar with, it will only come out when it is quiet.