May 8, 2009

My name is Hector. Wanna make something of it?

Pictures are deceiving: This is a male dog!

Hector is a four- to five-year-old male poodle who was a tangled mess when he arrived as a stray at Countryside Humane Society. He had to be groomed short -- but groomers left a little puff on the top of his head.

Why, Countryside, why? Have you no shame? Hector looks in a mirror and he's soooo confused!

Hector is a quiet dog, and does not make a fuss in the kennel. When taken out to play, he enjoys being petted, and likes to sit at the feet of his keepers. He does get excited when he meets new people -- yes, and jumps up on them -- but that can be trained away. (Well, not with my terrier, but surely with your dogs!)

Hector is available for adoption now; the fee of $120 covers his neutering, distemper, bordetella and rabies shots, microchipping, heartworm testing, a 30-day flea treatment and a healthy checkup visit at Racine Vet clinic.

To meet Hector, call or visit the Countryside Humane Society at 2706 Chicory Road, or call (262) 554-6699.

Postscript: Countryside's recent adopt-a-thon weekend went very well: 20 animals found new homes!

Countryside is looking for volunteers to work in the shelter and for foster homes. Children 13 and up can volunteer inside the shelter for the first time but they must be accompanied by an adult. Foster homes help with kittens or or puppies that are too young to be at the shelter. They can also provide a place for ill animals to recover so they can return healthy and be adopted.

And finally: Meow! What about me, says Missy, the cat with extra toes whose story we posted here a while ago. She's still waiting for a new home. If you haven't seen her, take a look.

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