This is the time of year that we usually issue warnings about all the horrible things that can happen to your pets over the holidays.
If it’s not poinsettias to worry about (which it is not) then it’s mistletoe (which it is) or chocolate, or grapes or tinsel (yes to all).
But you can just go online to any reputable animal welfare site, we like the ASPCA, and read all those depressing and dire warnings.
We’re not saying you shouldn’t read up about them.
We’re just saying, let’s have fun instead!
Buy your pets some holiday toys – or make some – you can never have too many toys.
Adopt a new pet for the holidays. It’s probably not a great idea to bring a frisky kitten home the day before Christmas and plop her down in front of the tree.
But you can adopt a grownup cat a year or older from the Oswego County Humane Society for an adoption fee of only $25 from now until the end of December.
She’ll have a home and you will have a better home.
Sign up to volunteer with your local Humane Society or shelter to help, however they need help. It may not be walking the dogs, but it will definitely be worthwhile.
Donate – money is great but so are supplies, food, toys. Call to find out what they need.
Take your dogs for a walk in the winter snow and mud. No, it’s not the same as a walk on the beach, but they’re dogs. They don’t care.
Go ahead, snuggle up on the couch with all of them.
Send everyone you know pictures of your beautiful fur kids and wish them Happy Holidays.
Find hilarious cat and dog videos on YouTube and post the link on Facebook.
Here’s one we love.
Curl up on the couch with them again.
Kiss them on the lips!
Speaking of having fun, the Faux Fur Ball is January 31 at the American Foundry.
Great food, music by the Billionaires, dancing, raffles, a silent auction, all for the real fur balls of the Humane Society.
Invitations will be out soon or you can buy tickets online at www.oswegohumane.org
The Oswego County Humane Society provides spay/neuter services and assistance, fostering and adoption of animals in urgent need, humane education programs, and information and referrals to animal lovers throughout Oswego County.
Our office has relocated to 110 W. Second St., Oswego, NY.
Phone: (315) 207-1070.
Email: [email protected]
Because People and Pets Are Good for Each Other!