(Gillette, Wyo.) Last week Governor Matt Mead signed a proclamation designating February “Adopt a Rescue Pet” Month. The City County Animal Shelter can help you find the four-legged, furry love of your life.
This is Reba. She’s one of the success stories. Reba, who’s now called Baylie, was adopted from the shelter the beginning of the year. Baylie’s adopter Jennifer Thomas sent County 17 the photo below.
“She’s doing great,” Thomas wrote in her message. “She is full of energy for sure! She was very timid when we first adopted her.”
There are still a wide variety of pets available for adoption at the shelter.
These cats all stayed in their kennels for their close-ups thanks to a sneaky Bengal cat this reporter once allowed to escape in the cat room. When you’re deciding to adopt, there are rooms available at the shelter where you can take the animals away from the distractions of the other animals and get to know them better. You can also arrange a meet and greet in a neutral environment for the entire family.
The two dogs pictured below are headed to St. Francis Animal Shelter in Buffalo as soon as transportation can be arranged. Mazie, the Catahoula hound mix has been at the shelter since January. As part of the agreement, the City County Animal Shelter will take two dogs from St. Francis to put up for adoption in Gillette. The idea is to find all four dogs new adoptive homes by getting them in front of a broader target audience.
This is Ella, a three-year-old Sharpei. She’s small for the breed, around 35 pounds, and is considered a special needs dog.
Ella was brought to the shelter in late January by a person who found her on the highway.
After being checked out by the vet, Ella was diagnosed with skin infections related to allergies, infections in both ears and a low thyroid level, which may be due to the other issues she came in with.
True to her breed, Ella would be best as an only dog. She will be on antibiotics for at least 2 weeks for the ear infections. Ella also was prescribed Apoquel, an allergy medication. The vet is scheduled to recheck her ears the end of this week and will also recheck her thyroid in a month.
The City County Animal Shelter is open Monday through Friday 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
There’s No Place Like Home also has around thirty cats available for adoption. Betsy Nowack said Facebook is the best way to reach the organization.