(12/12/2019)
The Hur Herald will post lost and/or found pets for 2 weeks. Please send only one photo. We do not post pets for sale. If your are reunited with your pet, please email so we can remove the post - bob@hurherald.com

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MISSING FEMALE YELLOW LAB - (e.12/18/19) Missing from Burning Springs area of Rt 5, Elizabeth WV. Answers to Miley. (see above) If found, please call 304-275-0660, 304-532-0545, or 304-377-9182.

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REDUCED COST CAT AND DOG SPAYING AND NEUTERING AVAILABLE - The Welfare of Animals Group (WAG) can assist low-income Calhoun County homes with 50% of their pet's spay/neuter fee. It is cheaper to spay a pet than to pay the costs of caring for one litter of puppies or kittens. Donations of dry cat food are greatly appreciated and can be dropped off at the Grantsville Library. For more information or to make an appointment, please call 304-354-7042. Funded in part by The Bernard McDonough Foundation, The Oakland Foundation, and the WV Department of Agriculture. Visit the WAG website   www.calhounwag.org

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WAG - The Calhoun Welfare of Animals Group [WAG] wishes to explain their Trap, Neuter, Return [TNR] program and efforts. TNR is the only effective and humane approach to community cats. It involves humanely trapping the cats, taking them to a veterinarian to be vaccinated, neutered, and ear tipped (while under anesthesia, the tip of the cat's left ear is removed to indicate that they are neutered), and then return them to their outdoor home.

WAG would like to explain the process that it follows to do trap-neuter-return: A caretaker of a feral cat colony contacts WAG that they need assistance. A caretaker fills out paperwork which includes the colony size and other information.

WAG then schedules surgery dates for neutering of the colony. WAG's trappers catch the colony and they are transported for vaccinations and neutering.

The feral cat colony is returned to their original location and released where their caretaker continues to feed them.

Ending the cats' breeding cycles will allow them to live out their natural lives without having to worry about the constant stress of pregnancies and mating. Plus, TNR doesn't cause colonies to disappear overnight—the cats live out their natural lifespans and the colonies slowly decline in population over years.

If you are the caretaker of a colony of feral cats in Calhoun County and would like WAG's assistance, please contact Jane at 304-354-7042. If you are aware of a problem in your neighborhood you can notify WAG via our email address found on our web page at www.calhounwag.org


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