A ‘beag’ rescue

by Kelly Inglis, manager

  • <p>Kelly Inglis PHOTO</p><p>Betty, an eight-month-old beagle mix, gets her first bath.</p>
  • <p>Kelly Inglis PHOTO</p><p>Four-year-old Reggie getting a much-needed nail trim.</p>
  • <p>Kelly Inglis PHOTO</p><p>Eight-month-old Jughead is feeling fantastic after his spa treatment.</p>

SHAID Tree Animal Shelter

This time of year is known as "beagle season" here at SHAID Tree Animal Shelter and shelters all across the Maritimes.

This coincides with the end of hunting season, and it unfortunately means many beagles are abandoned after they are no longer of use to their owners. We have successfully found homes for beagles Sprocket, Lily, and Minnie, and eight-year-old Martha is still patiently waiting for a home of her own.

Beagles are known to be exceptionally snuggly and loving, and do make fantastic pets as long as you are educated on the breed, as they have a nose like no other.

We received a phone call last week from a man needing help, after his partner left him and abandoned her un-neutered male beagle and un-spayed female shih tzu/terrier mix, and their four puppies. With assistance from an SPCA agent, we were able to safely rescue the two parents and the four, eight-month-old puppies and bring them to the shelter for intake, baths and nails, vaccinations, parasite treatment, vet checks and booked emergency spay surgeries for the girls (and eye surgery for momma), and neuters for the males.

Dad, Reggie is a four-year-old beagle, and Momma Midge is a six-year-old shih tzu – terrier mix. Of their four pups, Archie, Betty, and Veronica all bear strong beagle genes, while Jughead looks just like his momma. All of them are timid and under-socialized due to their past, but we fully expect with a little love, patience, and training, all six of these dogs will make wonderful additions to six local families.

A special thank you to Dr. Greenlaw at Oakland Veterinary Clinic for taking on this special and important case.

If you would like to donate to help cover some of these unexpected expenses, you can e-transfer info@shaidanimalshelter.com, call us at 902-543-4849 or check out www.shaidanimalshelter.com for more info. If you're interested in adopting one of these cuties, please send in an application or drop by the shelter Tuesday-Saturday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

A "BEAG" thank you to our amazing community for your ongoing support.

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