Northeast Times

Pets of the Week (June 27, 2012)

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Give him a Bear hug

Bear is a me­di­um-sized, 1- to 2-year-old male Stafford­shire mix who is stay­ing at Phil­adelphia’s An­im­al Care and Con­trol, at 111 W. Hunt­ing Park Ave.

The dog used to have a home, but his own­ers had to move and he was not able to go along.

Bear is deaf, and shel­ter vo­lun­teers can teach the ad­op­ters the ap­pro­pri­ate hand sig­nals and what they will need to know to prop­erly take care of him.

The dog walks great on a leash and is already neutered.

Ad­op­tion hours are week­days from 1 to 8 p.m. and week­ends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ••

Barn­a­bas needs your help

Barn­a­bas and his sib­lings were 14-day-old orphaned kit­tens when they ar­rived on North­east An­im­al Res­cue’s door­step for help.

Now 3 months old, Barn­a­bas and his sib­lings have de­fied the odds and have grown up healthy and strong.

However, upon an ex­am pri­or to his neu­ter sur­gery, Barn­a­bas was found to have an in­jury to his gen­italia, with a stenot­ic ur­ethra. After a con­sulta­tion with a veter­in­ary sur­geon, NAR learned that Barn­a­bas will need a cor­rect­ive sur­gery called a peri­neal ur­ethrostomy.

NAR is ask­ing for the pub­lic’s help to off­set the cost of this life-sav­ing pro­ced­ure, so that Barn­a­bas can over­come an­oth­er hurdle in his fight to live the life he de­serves.

To read more about Barn­a­bas and to make a dona­tion in any amount to­ward his sur­gery, vis­it ht­tp://nar­cats.chip­in.com/barn­a­bas ••

Two tabs up for grabs

Bob and Weave are 12-week-old or­ange tabby kit­tens who were found liv­ing orphaned in a base­ment com­plex. They are in foster care via For­got­ten Cats.

The broth­ers are play­ful and are gentle around oth­er cats. They are neutered, vac­cin­ated and mi­cro-chipped, and have tested neg­at­ive for the fe­line leuk­emia and im­mun­ode­fi­ciency vir­uses.

To ap­ply to ad­opt Bob and Weave, vis­it www.pet­find­er.com/shel­ters/PA586.html or go to the PetS­mart at 901 Old York Road in Abing­ton. ••

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