Happy Holidays with Pets – County

We recently shared a letter explaining an unfortunate “surprise” issue with our new building project. A very expensive sprinkler system was added to our budget at the last minute.

We are working hard to find grants, develop fundraising ideas and find ways to help raise the funds necessary to see our dream come true. We have seen many generous donations come in and are truly grateful to those who have contacted us to help. We have a long, long way to go. As you prepare for the holidays, if you are able to remember us with a donation, we would greatly appreciate it, and it will help us make the new shelter a reality.

The holidays can be a stressful time for pets, especially with a house full of new people, sounds and smells. If you have a puppy and are expecting guests this festive season, we offer some helpful tips to make the holidays more peaceful and safe.

First, keep your dog in a separate area of ​​the house that is quiet, comfortable, and free of chaos.

Be sure to exercise your dog before guests arrive.

Keep food covered and away from countertops and table edges, and trash covered and out of reach of curious paws.

Let your guests know up front that whatever your house rules are for feeding — or not eating — scraps from your pup table or people’s food.

Remember to never give your dog cooked meat bones. They can be soft or brittle and can cause choking or, worse, intestinal obstruction.

If your dog gets people food, keep in mind that the following common foods can be dangerous or even potentially fatal for your furry friend: alcoholic beverages, artificial sweeteners, avocados, chocolate, coffee , corn on the cob, garlic, grapes. and raisins, onions and chives, macadamia nuts, persimmons, peaches or plums, and yeast or unleavened bread dough that contains yeast.

By checking online or locally, you can find healthy, quick and easy dog ​​treats that are sure to get your dog’s tail wagging.

Wishing you and your family a safe and beautiful holiday season.

If you’re looking for a new addition to your family, 24 Cross St. in Presque Isle. Stop by the Central Aroostook Humane Society. We are open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm, closing for lunch from 12 to 12:30. You can also find us on Facebook.

Please be responsible owners: spay and neuter your pets.

Gloria J. Towle is secretary and member of the board of directors of the Central Aroostook Humane Society.

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