Pet Parade: Pet Sponsorship
You can make a difference in a pet’s life. Open your heart and home to a found dog. You might not be able to save the world, but to that special dog you have saved his world. There are people in the City of Fruita that will home foster certain breeds of dogs. Some home fosters have become owners of these lost and found dogs.
In many instances, these home fosters have found new beginning homes for these dogs. This saves a family dog from being impounded at Mesa County Animal Services, “MCAS.” Moreover, this saves the animal owner impoundment fees, a dog at-large citation, and a drive to MCAS. If this sounds like something you might be interested in, please contact the Fruita’s Animal Control Officer, 858-3008.
We humans always remember to get a flu vaccine immunization every winter. Our four legged furry friends need immunizations as well. A current rabies virus vaccine is mandatory for cats and dogs in the City of Fruita. Bordetella (kennel cough), Distemper (related to the human measles), Parvo (dysentery) are highly recommended vaccines. Warning - parvo is highly contagious among puppies and unvaccinated dogs. This virus can last for several months in the ground.
If your dog spends too much time alone, they will act out in an aggressive manner. First and foremost will be excessive barking. Another negative behavior may lead to family treasures and belongings being destroyed inside your home and in the back yard. Dogs need to be walked and exercised every day, particularly active types of dogs (like the sporting or herding breeds). Your back yard is a large kennel for them. Throwing the ball in the back yard isn’t enough exercise for most dogs. Take the time to exercise and walk your dog.
It’s a reality. Pets will run atlarge and become lost. ID tags make it possible for people unfamiliar with a lost family pet to return the pet to its owner. Unfortunately, many people neglect to tag their pets with adequate identification. Pets wandering away from home are unaware of the dangers such as other animals and/or vehicles. Every day, citizens of Fruita come across at-large family pets with no identification tags or collars.
They will bring these pets to local Veterinarians and/or the Fruita P.D. to verify for microchips. Remember, be hip and microchip; it’s a sure fired way to have your family pet returned to you. Please feel free to call Fruita’s Animal Control pertaining to any animal questions or concerns, Officer Louis Bradshaw 858-3008.