Meet Our Dog of the Week, Murdock!

Murdock, 2-3 years, DNA TESTED: American Staffordshire Terrier/Greyhound/Staffordshire Bull Terrier Mix Adoption Fee: $125

PLEASE SHARE: Meet our Dog of the Week, Murdock! Murdock is one of our longer resident dogs, and he desperately wants to find his fur-ever home. He’s a great boy who LOVES people–he just needs a home with no other animals or small kids to compete with. He’s a playful, cuddly, energetic dog who would make a loyal and loving pet to the right owner. He’s very smart and very treat-motivated and thus very trainable. Murdock is three years old and his DNA tests show he’s an American Staffordshire/Greyhound/Staffordshire Mix. We would LOVE to see Murdock find his fur-ever home–do you have room in your home and hearts to help him?

“Tell me what you know about…”

Here at the shelter, we hear questions like, “How does he/she do with cats/dogs/chickens/horses?” “Is he/she housebroken?” or “Do they do well with kids?” We wish we had an easy answer to those questions, but the truth is most of our animals come to us with very little information on what’s happened to them before they arrived here. All of our dogs and cats are wonderful in their own unique way, but we can only attest to behavior we’ve witnessed during their stay here at the shelter. When adopting an animal from us, be sure to ask for advice on how best to introduce him/her to his/her new environment to ensure the health, happiness, and safety of your new pet and any existing pets you may have–and then follow that advice. With a little time, patience, and wisdom, every shelter animal has the potential to be a loyal fur-ever friend!

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Katie, 2-3 years, DNA TESTED: American Staffordshire Terrier Adoption Fee: $125 Hi, I’m Katie! I’m a fun-loving girl who just wants to have fun! Goofy, playful, and full of energy, I’m the perfect dog for someone who’s always on the go. I love meeting new people and making new friends, but I like to be the center of attention, so I’d do best as an only dog. Maybe with some socializing I could get over my inner diva… Let’s face it though, I know how to sit, shake, and dance, so do you really need another dog aside from me? With looks, brains, and personality that can’t be beat, I have it all! FCAS is open 12-5pm Tuesday through Saturday. I can show you my tricks and my favorite place to play up in the dog park!

Meet Our Pets of the Week!

Meet our Pets of the Week!

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Roosevelt, 3-5 years, Domestic Long-Hair Adoption Fee: $75 This sweet fur-ball is looking for a fur-ever lap to cuddle in! Can it be yours?

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Katie, 2-3 years, Breed Unknown Adoption Fee: $125 Hi, I’m Katie! I’m a fun-loving girl who just wants to have fun! Goofy, playful, and full of energy, I’m the perfect dog for someone who’s always on the go. I love meeting new people and making new friends, but I like to be the center of attention, so I’d do best as an only dog. Maybe with some socializing I could get over my inner diva… Let’s face it though, I know how to sit, shake, and dance, so do you really need another dog aside from me? With looks, brains, and personality that can’t be beat, I have it all! FCAS is open 12-5pm Tuesday through Saturday. I can show you my tricks and my favorite place to play up in the dog park!

Strut for Strays! 2016 Race Results

Despite fears of bad weather, the 3rd Annual Strut for Strays! was a resounding success — a gorgeous morning for a trail run with over 80 registrants, and 70 that were actually able to compete on race day! Thanks to all of you and our generous sponsors, nearly $1500 was raised on behalf of our furry friends at the Franklin County Animal Shelter! It was a joy to watch so many smiling faces come in to the finish line, and we can’t wait to see you all again next year–and we’re planning for September/October next time. 🙂

The overall first place finisher was Steven Russell with a finish time of 20:31. Rebecca Brockway won our random drawing for one night’s lodging at the Comfort Inn, Wilton. The first place finishers in each category are as follows:

Wilson, Danielle Individual Age 5-10 Years Old 33:09:00
Eustis, Gabriel Individual Age 11-19 Years Old 36:19:00
Cronin, Jessica Individual Age 20-40 Years Old, Female 24:45:00
Norris, Heman Individual Age 20-40 Years Old, Male 21:10:00
Hardy, Karen Individual Age 41-60 Years Old, Female 37:39:00
Richards, Earl Individual Age 41-60 Years Old, Male 22:37:00
Forster, Theresa Individual Age 60+ Years Old, Female 57:37:00
Russell, Steven Individual Age 60+ Years Old, Male 20:31:00

And here are the final finishes by bib number: Continue reading