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Stop and Shop to save some cats

Stop and Shop to save some cats

Guardian Angels will be holding a Bake Sale in combination with a 1/2 price or less Thrift Store Sale! They will also be accepting cat food, dog food and cat litter and cash donations. The Shelter and Thrift Store will be open for regular adoption and sales business.

All donations and proceeds will go towards vaccines, spay and neutering of cats, and overall health of all the cats we have. The shelter will be open for people to view their selection of adoptable cats.

The event is Saturday, May 4 at 11 am. The rescue center is at 1540 Malvern Ave. in Hot Springs.

Bring your pet to meet Santa

Bring your pet to meet Santa

MALVERN, Ark. (KTHV) - Do you love your pets like your own children? Bring them to meet Santa! The Second Chance Animal Rescue clinic have invited Santa to come meet your pets for the annual Santa Paws event.

Saturday, December 1, Santa Claus will be at the Malvern/Hot Springs County Chamber of Commerce Community Room from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be $10 to get the picture made, the price includes a 4x6 color photo and a CD of your pictures so you can print more.

Joey the Garden Cat: A TV Sensation

Joey the Garden Cat: A TV Sensation

Doris James is a freelance writer and former broadcaster from Arkansas, and a big fan of Joey the Garden Cat. You can follow her online as MizBejabbers.

During an evening newscast at a local television station, a slender gray striped cat hops upon the news desk. Anchor Liz Massey smiles and says, “Oh, here’s Joey.” The cat sits on the desk and gives the camera a green-eyed stare as Liz and fellow-anchor Craig O’Neil carry on with the newscast. The privileged feline is Joey the Garden cat who is a staff member of KTHV, the CBS affiliate in Little Rock, Arkansas. Joey has become a big TV celebrity in Arkansas and his fame is spreading nationally.

Furry stocking stuffers

Furry stocking stuffers

Furry Stocking Stuffers

 

Planning to add a pet to your family this holiday season?  Puppies and kittens do make wonderful presents, but there are a few things you should consider before taking this step:

 

  1. Will this be a welcome gift?  You may think your loved one will be overjoyed with a new pet, but please be sure this is the case.  Having a pet is a long-term commitment that should not be taken lightly. 
  2. Is this the right choice of pet or breed?  Research characteristics of your chosen pet before you purchase or adopt.  Make sure the pet will fit your lifestyle and planned activities.  For example, a basset hound may not make an ideal jogging partner!
  3. Are you prepared?  As I mentioned, a pet is a long-term responsibility.  In addition to love, a commitment of both time and finances is required.  Are you ready for potty training?  Monthly puppy/kitten vaccin

Fleas in Fall?

Fleas in Fall?

Fleas in Fall?

Most everyone assumes that fleas are out-of-sight, out-of-mind once summer is over.  But, that is unfortunately not true.  Veterinarians actually see many cases of fleas and flea allergy dermatitis in the fall and winter months.  Why does this happen?  Well, the answer is found in the flea’s life cycle.

A flea’s life cycle has 4 stages:  1.