189 Lee Road, Shohola, PA 18458 / PO Box 255, Milford, PA 18337 (570) 296-7654
HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday - CLOSED Tuesday - Friday 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday & Sunday - 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
WE ARE FULL - All animal intakes are done by appointment only. Please call the shelter for an appointment.
Texas is a very handsome boy who was originally found as a stray. We are estimating him at around 5 years old and we believe that he is a beagle hound mix. He spent several months in foster care with another shelter, and was sent to PCHS in hopes he would find a great new home through us. He is currently under treatment for heartworm and would do best making a full recovery in a quiet home.
Heartworm disease is defined by the American Heartworm Society as a serious and potentially fatal disease (spread by mosquitos) in pets in the United States and many other parts of the world caused by foot-long worms (heartworms) that live in the heart, lungs, and associated blood vessels of affected pets. Left untreated, it causes severe lung disease, heart failure, and damage to other organs in the body. Texas was lucky enough to have his disease caught early enough. Some warning signs of heartworm are a mild persistent cough, reluctance to exercise, fatigue after moderate activity, decreased appetite, and weight loss (American Heartworm Society). The best prevention of heartworm disease is to administer a monthly heartworm preventative prescribed by your veterinarian.
Treatment for Texas means a series of three shots, the initial shot, one a month after, and the last the very next day. By the end of April he will have received all three shots, and will be ready to kick back and relax in a forever home. Six months after treatment is completed, we will perform another heartworm test to confirm all the heartworms have been eliminated. We must wait six months before retesting because heartworms have to be approximately seven months old before the infection can be diagnosed (AHS). To avoid the possibility of Texas contracting heatworm disease again, he should be given heartworm prevention year-round for the rest of his life (as with all dogs).
Texas is great with other dogs and enjoys just being with you. He does not like the sound of rain and will want to just cuddle up somewhere warm and safe. He likes to sleep on the bed and is happy to lie alongside you. He is housebroken and likes to play with toys. Texas is a very happy boy with lots of love to give! Please call the shelter if you think you are the perfect companion for Texas.
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Meet Ray Ray, she's six years young, a special needs adoptee. Ray Ray is blind, currently in her home but due to owners health, advised by owner physician's, needs to find a new home. Ray Ray is very much loved, cared for & this breaks her owner's heart. We are asking you all to network for her. She's used to a calm home setting. New owner must have knowledge with blind kitties & any potential adopter must complete an adoption application & be approved through our office. Please keep those good vibes for Ray Ray & if you have any questions, our caring staff can help you.
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