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Animal Shelter Report: Erik’s life is passing him by

By Cory McKeown

Published on January 23, 2018 4:17PM







Erik is a young red Australian cattle dog mix. Cattle dogs were bred in the 1800s to herd cattle and sheep long distances over the rough terrain of Australia.

Cattle dogs are in the top 10 of the most intelligent dogs, and are highly loyal, trainable and brave. They are very eager to please, and become very attached to their humans.

Erik possesses all the good traits but there is something in this picture he sadly does not have — a loving owner and a forever home. This young, energetic guy spends his days in his kennel at the shelter, scanning the faces of visitors time after time. It is easy to see that he wants to bond with someone, and is hoping visitors will stop by his cage and get to know him.

Sometimes people will see how handsome he is and how much he craves human attention, and will stop by to meet him. But then, they always walk away, leaving him to again try to deal with his loneliness.

Erik would love to have an active forever home. He would make a wonderful hiking or jogging partner, and would probably do fine in a family with older children. He would need a fenced yard to keep him safe when he isn’t with his person.

If you think you might be just the person to give Erik his home, please come and meet him. Spend some time with him — maybe take him for a walk or out to the shelter Meet-and-Greet area and get to know this sweet dog better. He has so much to offer but right now, life is passing him by.

Great kitty sale

In preparation for the upcoming spring kitten season, we are having a wonderful 50 percent off usual adoption fees sale for the kitties now at the shelter.

This means that kittens under six months are only $50, adult kitties are just $27.50, and senior cats are only $15.

This is a great time to adopt a kitty. What better than to have a sweet, warm lap kitty to sit by the fire with during times of bad weather?

So if you have been thinking of adding a new kitty to your family, come and get your next best feline friend at a great price!

SPCHS Shelter is located at 330 Second St. NE, Long Beach, WA 98631 (P.O. Box 101) 642-1180. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Website: www.beachpets.com Be sure to follow us on Facebook, too!


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