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Saline County Vet Service hosts angel tree for pets

Friday, November 16, 2012

Pictured from left to right decorating the pet angel tree are Saline Animal League volunteer Myra Copeland, and Saline County Veterinary Service staff members Stefanie Nelson and Valerie Wulff.
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In the past several years, staff members of Saline County Veterinary Service held a raffle for a large bag of dog food and cat food in an effort to support Saline County Animal League and the pets at Marshall Animal Shelter. According to veterinarian Teresa Pfizenmaier, this year they're doing something new.

The staff has created an angel tree for pets, which lists items the shelter is in need of.

Participants can donate any item listed on one of the star ornaments or offer a monetary donation. The animal league provides support for veterinary services of the animals cared for at the shelter, in addition to multiple volunteer hours of fostering animals and adoptions through partnering organizations, such as Pet Smart.

"We couldn't do what we do with out the vets here (in Marshall)," said Myra Copeland, founder of the animal league.

This summer and fall, the shelter was over capacity with cats, but now officials say dogs are filling the kennels in record numbers.

In hopes of finding them new homes quickly, the shelter is offering a half-price adoption rate for dogs that have been fully vetted. Instead of $80, adopting families can take home "man's best friend" for only $40. Dogs and puppies not yet vetted are available for only a $52 deposit with a veterinarian, which is the down payment for a spay or neuter and immunization. You can also apply for a spay voucher with Saline Animal League to assist with the remaining cost of the spay.

The angel tree can be found at Saline County Veterinary Service, located at 2901 S. Odell Ave. Saline Animal League volunteers will also have it available at Orscheln on Saturday, Dec. 1, when they offer their annual Pictures with Santa event.

Contact Sarah Reed at sreed@marshallnews.com

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Many, many thanks to the Saline County Veterinary Service, the Saline Animal League, the Marshall Democrat-News and all our other friends and partners for their support throughout the year. If you haven't visited our Shelter recently, please do so! And check out our blog here on the Democrat-News homepage, "Tails From The Shelter".

Gina Hare, Manager

Marshall Animal Shelter

-- Posted by Gina Hare on Fri, Nov 16, 2012, at 8:37 PM

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