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Eight dogs at the Farmington Pound and three at the Park Hills Pound are seeking their owners or new homes where they can be loved and cared for, according to Adele Stemler, Pet Central of the Mineral Area member.

At the Farmington Pound:

A Labrador Retriever mixed breed who was brought in with six puppies. “She has done her job and now needs a safe and secure home,” Stemler said. Her six puppies, five males and one female are estimated to be 12 to 14 weeks old.

A 4- to 5-year-old, neutered, male Bassett/Cocker Spaniel mix. “Named ‘Poo,’ he is described as a ‘walking footstool’ by pound staff,” Stemler said.

At the Park Hills Pound:

A “beautiful and stately” chocolate Labrador retriever. “She is an adolescent, 1 to 2 years old and very people friendly,” Stemler said.

A “curious and intelligent” female pitbull terrier. “She wears a leather collar and responds to some commands,” Stemler said.

A female puppy, 4 to 6 weeks old. Possibly part German shepherd or part beagle. “Whatever you call her, she’s irresistible,” Stemler said.

Dogs and cats at the Park Hills and Farmington Pounds are kept for seven days to give owners the opportunity to claim them. After that, they are eligible for adoption or euthanasia. To save a life, call Park Hills Animal Control at 573-431-3122 or Farmington Animal Control at 573-747-1988. There are many other animals not pictured here. There are no adoption fees, but rescuers are required by the  MO Department of Agriculture to sign a spay/neuter/vaccination commitment.

Mineral Area Veterinary Clinic is having a 20 percent discount on spaying and neutering services for the month of January. Call 573-756-9400 to set up an appointment.

Donations are needed to provide deworming medication and disinfectant to the Park Hills Pound, to keep the animals safe and healthy until they can be adopted. Call Jessica at 573-756-1367 if you can help in any way.

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