Sikeston Area Humane Society

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Just the DOGS! Just the CATS!




please contact us at 573-471-4801 or Sikestonshelter@yahoo.com.


IF you are unable to adopt, but would like to make a donation please mail to; Sikeston Area Humane Society, PO Box 1428, Sikeston MO 63801.
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
Roger Caras

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The unfortunate animals of society need YOU!


SOURCE: Humane Society of the United States


Who We Are


There's a place in our community where the hungry are fed, the homeless are sheltered, and abandoned are given care. It's at Sikeston Area Humane Society, where we provide comfort and care for our community's unwanted animals. We have a great staff and would love any help you would like to offer, no matter if towels, pet food (we normally run low on puppy and adult food), toys for our 4 legged friends, cash donations, or your time which is one of the greatest gifts you can give. .




Please, if interested in adopting, realize that we must approve you and as an adopter. We can email you an adoption application for you to fill out and send back.



Adopting a friend


Our adoption fee Dogs:

$130.00 fee does includes spay or neuter, parvo/distemper, de worming, heartworm test, health exam and stool check

Our adoption fee Cats:

$65.00 fee does includes spay or neuter, FVRCP, de worming, health exam and stool check.

Volunteer your time to work with the animals; make a cash donation; the shelter can always use blankets for the animals. Call or stop by to see what you can do to help. Anything would be greatly appreciated.

"WISH LIST"

Pedigre Dog Food and puppy food
Pedigree Cat Food and kitten food
Wal-Mart Gift Cards
Lowes Gift Cards
Petco Gift Cards
Metal Water & Food Bowls (size LARGE PLEASE)
laundry detergent and bleach
paper towels and bathroom tissue
Leashes and collars
dog and cat toys
Flea and tick shampoo
Dog & Puppy Shampoo
Flea & Tick Spray
bedding (such as towels, rugs blankets, ect.)
Volunteers to walk and play with us
Donations are always welcome and if you would like to make a donation through one of our local veterinarians for medical treatment for our shelter animals please call and we can give you the information
Most of All We Wish For Loving Caring Lifetime HOMES!!!

Come Visit Us!

When contacting the shelter let us know you caught us at petfinder.

Shelter Hours:
Tues, Wed. & Fri.: 10-1 2-5
p.m.
Thurs. 2-5 pm
Sat.: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

From Hwy 61 take ZZ Hwy west to BB Hwy. Turn left on BB Hwy going south on BB Hwy. Cross W. Salcedo Rd. continuing south another 3/4 mile and shelter will be on your left.

From Hwy 60 turn at caution light heading north one mile. Cross Bus. 60 and go another 1/2 mile north and the shelter will be on your right.

Contact Us:


Sikeston Area Humane Society
P.O. Box 1428
1900 Compress Rd. @ BB Hwy
Sikeston,MO. 63801

Phone: (573) 471-4801

Email:

Click here for a list of pets at this shelter


"Questions & Answers"


SOURCE: Humane Society of the United States

Q. Will sterilization harm my pet?
Experts say spaying or neutering is the best way to reduce the number of animals killed in shelters, but some pet owners fear sterilization will harm their animals. Here are some answers to common concerns about the process.

Q. What happens when my pet is fixed?
Female dogs and cats are spayed by removing their reproductive organs, and male dogs and cats are neutered by removing their testicles.

Q. Will the procedure hurt my pet?
The operations are performed while the pet in under anestesia. Depending on its age size and health, the animal will need to stay at a veterinarian's office for a few hours or a few days. Your pet may be sore and need stitches removed after a few days, but it causes no long-term discomfort.

Q. At what age can a pet be sterilized?
Many veterinarians sterilize dogs and cats as young as 8 weeks old.

Q. What are the benefits of spaying or neutering?
Pets that have been fixed tend to live longer and don't suffer certain health problems, such as uterine or ovarian cancer in females and testicular cancer or prostate disease in males. Those illnesses can be difficult and expensive to treat.

Q. How does sterilization affect my animal's behavior?
It makes dogs and cats less likely to bite, mam or fight, and neutered males less likely to spray and mark territory. Unspayed females go into heat two or three times a year, often for more than a week, making them cry, exhbit nervous behavior and unwanted males.

Q. How does spaying and neutering help decrease the number of animals killed at shelters?
Many animals taken to shelters or captured by animal control are unwanted offspring of household pets. A single female dog that gives birth to two litters of puppies a year can produce more than 80 million descendants within a decade if her offspring reproduce at the same rate.

Q. Does it make my pet fat and lazy?
Veterinarians say no. Pets get fat and lazy from overfeeding and lack of exercise.

Q. Isn't it better for my female dog to have one litter first?
No. Medical evidence shows that females spayed before their first hat are typically healthier.

Q. Does it make my dog less protective of my house?
No. Spaying or neutering does not affect a dog's natural instinct to protect it home and family.

Q. What if I want my pet to reproduce so I can have another puppy or kitten and find homes for the rest of the litter?
Animal welfare advocates say ther's no guarantee a new animal will share your pet's personality. Often, people have trouble finding good homes for all of the offspring of their pet, and some eventually wind up euthanized.




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