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Monday, Dec. 22, 2014
Merry Christmas
Posted Monday, December 22, at 10:25 AM
What gift do you get that person that has everything? How about a monetary donation in their name as a gift of life for an unwanted shelter pet? Or maybe some supplies for the animal shelter to keep unwanted pets happy and healthy until they find their forever home?...

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Myth #4 1 dog year= 7 human years
Posted Thursday, November 6, at 1:20 PM

The veterinary profession has propagated this myth for educational purposes, says a Kansas State professor. It helps dog owners understand "the relative age of their pet," he says. Otherwise people just don't understand why their vets are concerned about age-related issues when their dogs are only 8 or 9."Add a factor of seven years, and the client gets it," he says...

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Myth #3 Big dogs can't live in apartments
Posted Friday, October 31, at 12:59 PM

"Sometimes the dog that matches your lifestyle can be big or small," says the director of communications for the Westminster Club." A lot of dogs are adaptable," he says, " I've come to believe that even more, living in a New York apartment." More than size, the dog's energy level and the owner's commitment to giving him opportunities to exercise will dictate what size home a dog needs. ...

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Myth #2 Dogs/Cats should have a litter prior to spaying
Posted Thursday, October 9, at 12:50 PM

It's an urban legend that dogs will be happier if they have a litter of babies before being spayed, says an assistant professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology at Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Although he doesn't know its origin, he says the myth has been around for a while...

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5 DOG MYTHS BUSTED!!!!
Posted Tuesday, September 23, at 9:58 AM

When it comes to dog behavior and health, there are lots of old sayings passed along as fact, when in reality they could be fiction and bad advice. MYTH #1 A WAGGING TAIL MEANS A HAPPY DOG! Not true. "Be careful about interpreting single body parts," says Jean Donaldson, founder of the Academy for Dog Trainers in San Francisco. You need to look at more than just a wagging tail to decide if a dog is friendly or happy. Plus, certain types of wagging can indicate fear or pending aggression...

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SPECIAL CAT OF THE WEEK!!!
Posted Wednesday, August 20, at 2:09 PM

TIME IS RUNNING OUT!!! Sunshine as been in our shelter since 6/13/13. This is a VERY SPECIAL kitty!!! She is quite shy, but once you win her trust she will shower you with love and lots of purring. She definitely is a talker! She isn't crazy playful or destructive and prefers to hang out sleeping. ...

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TAKE 2 OF THESE AND CALL ME IN THE MORNING
Posted Friday, August 8, at 8:58 AM

Keeping animals with a cold in the shelter, even while being medicated, increases the risk to healthy kittens and puppies. What the Marshall Animal Shelter needs right now are foster homes where the little ones can get their medicine and lots of rest. ...

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Tails From The Shelter
Posted Monday, June 16, at 1:43 PM

As the weather warms up, please remember that your outside dogs need access to fresh water 24hrs a day. If they dump their water bowl, it needs to be refilled. They also need shelter from the baking rays of the sun. Dogs can overheat easily and quickly...

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It's Beginning to Look Like.....Kitten Season!!!!!!
Posted Wednesday, June 4, at 11:11 AM

The kitten apocalypse has begun here at the shelter! We've got orange kittens, black kittens, grey kittens, long haired kittens, short haired kittens. You name what you want and we've probably got it either here or in a foster home. Right now, we are having a 2/1 kitten adoption special! The adoption fee for kittens is $52.00 paid to your vet. ...

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Feral cat problem?
Posted Thursday, February 27, at 12:40 PM

About three hundred cats were EUTHANIZED in a year, three hundred were spayed, and four hundred and seventy five were neutered, with some trapped and released by citizens thanking they were helping When in fact they are adding to the problem by removing the feral cats it opens the door for more feral cat's to Move in, same problem . One citizen told me he had caught ninety cats this year ...

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We Get By With A Little Help From Our Friends
Posted Friday, February 7, at 9:18 AM

This weather is about to get us down, and the snow and ice are crushing! If any of our friends out there have the equipment, ability and inclination to clear our parking lot, it would be greatly appreciated! We can also use ice melt to thaw out our sidewalks. For more info please call us at 831-0420. Thanks, Marshall, you always come through for us!!...

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"Take a Chance on Me...."
Posted Wednesday, February 5, at 2:53 PM

This delightful Yorkie came into the Shelter as a stray last year. He was geriatric by anyone's standards, missing most of his teeth and just kind of a mess. We always worry about dogs or cats in this kind of shape, in the autumn of their lives. Truthfully, it asks a lot of a potential adopter to take on the kinds of issues that you know about, and real commitment to take on the problems you can't predict in an older animal. ...

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Time to Spay and Neuter!!
Posted Thursday, January 30, at 2:36 PM

We know it seems early, but NOW is a great time to have your pets altered. This means they undergo a surgical procedure that makes them unable to reproduce. In females it is referred to as a spay; in males, a neuter. In only a few months there will dozens and dozens of unwanted puppies and kittens brought into the Shelter. ...

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Is Winter Over Yet?????
Posted Thursday, January 23, at 9:43 AM

This isn't one of our dogs, but we couldn't resist sharing this pic with you. It is COLD out there!! Take good care of your animals during these frigid days, and if you see animals around town without proper shelter, call the Marshall Police Department at 886-7411 so it can be checked out. We want all our 4-legged friends to be safe and warm!!...

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Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Oh NO, NO, NO!!!
Posted Sunday, January 12, at 7:18 PM

Aren't you enjoying our little winter thaw! We sure are! But just so you don't forget that it is still JANUARY, we thought you would enjoy a picture of our friend Gabby Rose at her new home. She is obviously enjoying the snow. Well, at least a little dab of snow!...

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No Laughing Matter
Posted Monday, January 6, at 1:30 PM

We thought this card was pretty funny, but the weather outside right now is no laughing matter. Bring your outdoor pets inside until the dangerous temperatures subside,or make CERTAIN that they have plentiful food, fresh water and a very substantial shelter. And while you are at it, make sure you are dressed for the weather and stock your car with supplies in case of a breakdown. Remember, the staff of the Marshall Animal Shelter care about you and your pets!...

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A Christmas Message from Gabby Rose
Posted Sunday, December 29, at 12:31 PM

Hey gals and guys,remember me, Gabby Rose? I trust all is going well at the shelter and all had a Merry Christmas. I think about you all often, miss you too. (You can read Gabby's first message to the Shelter here: http://www.marshallnews.com/blogs/animal-shelter/entry/54837/ )...

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MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
Posted Monday, December 23, at 7:00 PM

From the Marshall Animal Shelter family to yours, Merry Christmas! The Shelter will be closed for business on December 25.

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Bring Some Joy Into Your Life...
Posted Wednesday, December 18, at 12:42 PM

Pets can involve some work, to be sure,and there is some expense and responsibility involved. But the joy and fun and laughs they can bring are sure worth it! Now is a great time to find room in your family for a cat or a dog from the Marshall Animal Shelter. Open 7 days per week for your convenience, the staff can help you find just the right pet for your family. Call today at 660-831-0420 or drop by the Shelter between 8 and 4 at 325 N. Grant. Your new best friend is waiting for you!!...

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Baby, It's COLD Outside!!
Posted Wednesday, December 11, at 7:07 PM

We've had some awfully cold and nasty weather here in Marshalltown, with more to come before winter even officially starts. While you are preparing your car, sidewalks and furnace for wintery weather, make sure to give attention to your outdoor pets. Make sure they have adequate shelter to keep them dry and warm, water free from ice, and plenty of food to fill their bellies. On those really, really cold nights you may want to bring them into the house or garage...

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The Marshall Animal Shelter is located at 325 N. Grant Ave., Marshall, MO,65340. Phone number is 660-831-0420. Business hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week, except holidays, and by chance or appointment. Adoption fees for fully vetted adult animals are $70 for cats and $80 for dogs. View our pets at www.salineanimalleague.org.
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