Five dogs, eight cats and 10 kittens at the Farmington Pound; and eight dogs at the Park Hills Pound are seeking their owners or new homes where they can be loved and cared for, according to Pet Central of the Mineral Area member Adele Stemler.
• Male Shepherd mix pup with mottled markings, about 3 months old.
• Female Labrador Retriever, about 3 years old. Stemler said, “She is steady and devoted.”
• Tan and white beagle puppy, about 3 months old.
• “Gunner” is a male Red Heeler, about 2 years old.
• Female choco/black Labrador, perhaps 5-6 months old. “She would make a good walking, exercise or hunting companion,” said Stemler.
There are also eight cats and 10 kittens at the Farmington Animal Shelter.
Park Hills Pound
• Female Boxer mix puppy with a docked tail. She is 4-6 months old.
• Intact male Shih Tsu, about 3-4 years old and housebroken. “He was found on someone’s front porch,” said Stemler. “He has been severely neglected and will need medical care and a safe and loving home. He will make one family a loyal and spunky playmate.”
• Rusty, an intact male Chow cross, 3-4 years old. Stemler said, “He is timid at first, but enjoys people. His son, Rusty Jr., looks very similar and is about a year old.”
Time is running out for these dogs at the Park Hills Pound:
• Female Collie mix, about 2 years old.
• Mixed breed male dog, perhaps some Collie. “He is 18-24 months old, sharp and curious, but calm,” said Stemler.
• Male Border Collie cross, 18 months to 2 years old.
• Female brindle, Pointer/Pitbull, 1-2 years old.
To give owners the opportunity to claim them, dogs and cats are kept for seven days at the Park Hills and Farmington Pounds; and five days at the Desloge Pound. After that, they are eligible for adoption or euthanasia. There are no adoption fees, but rescuers are required by the Missouri Department of Agriculture to sign a spay/neuter/vaccination commitment.
Space may not allow the publication of photos for all dogs and cats listed. Also, other animals not featured in this story may be available for adoption.