Pets illustrate need at NEAHS

Pets illustrate need at NEAHS
Sir Purr awaits adoption at NEAHS. (Source: KAIT-TV)
Ivory would be a good choice for a family with young children, according to Kelly Ford of NEAHS. (Source: NEAHS)
Ivory would be a good choice for a family with young children, according to Kelly Ford of NEAHS. (Source: NEAHS)
Kelly Ford poses with Ivory and Sir Purr. (Source: KAIT-TV)
Kelly Ford poses with Ivory and Sir Purr. (Source: KAIT-TV)
Sir Purr, photographed with Kelly Ford, is 10 years old. (Source: KAIT-TV)
Sir Purr, photographed with Kelly Ford, is 10 years old. (Source: KAIT-TV)
Ivory was round roaming the country, according to NEAHS. (Source: KAIT-TV)
Ivory was round roaming the country, according to NEAHS. (Source: KAIT-TV)

A dog and a cat don't always get along. But, "Ivory" and "Sir Purr" made quite the combination on Region 8 News Mid-Day.

"This is Ivory. He's almost two years old. He's a lab mix," Kelly Ford, NEA Humane Society office manager said. "He's been with us since around the first of January. Ivory is heartworm positive. But, don't let that scare you off. He will have his heartworm treatments and that will be included all with the price of his adoption and with his age."

Ivory looks up at Ford holding his leash.

"He should do very, very well with heart worm treatments. He has a lot of love still to give," Ford said. "We hope someday that he can have a family that has a small child. Maybe a big backyard so he can run and play."

"Sir Purr" is watching Ivory from his perch atop a table.

"Sir Purr is actually a 10-year-old Domestic Long Hair," Ford explained. "We got Sir Purr at the first of March when it's owner suddenly passed away. Just one of the situations that we hate to have to encounter; but we do a lot. Sir Purr has a lot of active years ahead. We named him Sir Purr because at the shelter, he just lays around and purrs."  

Both Ivory and Sir Purr are up-to-date with all vaccinations and will be spayed/neuter before leaving the shelter. They will also be micro chipped and have vaccinations good for one year. 

The Northeast Arkansas Humane Society recently held its annual Easter Bake Sale fundraiser.

"The Easter bake sale. Blew it out the water this year. It ended up being over $19,000," Ford said with a broad smile. "Luckily right now, we have a wonderful group of board members. We've got a lot of wonderful volunteers. That’s what makes something great is when you have people with compassion in their heart. They did such a wonderful job this year with our bake sale." 

The next fundraiser for NEAHS is Thursday, April 19 at Skinny J's in downtown Jonesboro. "Pints for Paws" allows customers the chance to donate specific services or goods to the society by selecting them on-site as they enjoy an evening out with friends. 

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