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Missy’s Corn Bread
1 cup of flour
¾ cup cornmeal
3 tbs sugar
1 cup of buttermilk
¼ cup oil
Mix all ingredients together pour into well greased muffin tins or iron skillet Bake at 350 for 25 to 30 minutes if crustier edges are desired bake at 400 for 20 minutes
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PET OF THE WEEK
This week’s Pet of the Week is Bruno. Bruno is a 14 month old red pit bull mix. He has a non-aggressive personality and gets along with other dogs. He has the best leash-walking manners of any dog in the shelter and appears to be at least partially trained. He is a quick learner who loves attention and will smile for the camera. As with any large dog, he is probably better suited to a family with children that are past the toddler age, but this guy is a real charmer.
Summer is a time when the extreme heat of the season can be dangerous for pets.
The most serious concern is heat stroke. Symptoms can include excessive panting, lethargy, drooling, fever and vomiting. You can help your pet to lower their body temperature. Move them to a cooler location (somewhere indoors with a fan or air conditioner) and provide cool fresh water. Use room temperature water (either by hand or in a misting spray bottle) to help cool their skin via evaporation.
Limit exercise periods during hot days. Take walks in the morning and evening hours. Keep them on grassy areas if possible as hot surfaces can harm their paw pads as well as increase their body temperatures. Find a shady area and be sure to have cool clean water available. Help keep water cool by using ice cubes or adding a container of frozen chicken or beef stock.
Never use a muzzle for your dog in hot weather as it restricts their ability to pant – which is how they cool themselves off to maintain their body temperature. Remove shedding fur or trimming long hair to keep your pet cooler, but don’t shave too close (leave at least an inch in length) as the fur protects your pet from sunburn.
Finally, never leave your pet in a parked car as temperatures will rise very quickly – even if the windows are open.
The Monroe County Animal Shelter Thrift Store has opened at its new location: 3949 Highway 411, Madisonville. The store will be open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM. There are tremendous bargains, and new merchandise arrives daily. The thrift store is an important revenue generator that helps the organization care for the homeless and abandoned cats and dogs of Monroe County. Along with our new location, check out our new Facebook page at Thrift Store of MCFA.
The Monroe County Animal Shelter is at 170 Kefauver Lane in Madisonville (behind Wal-Mart) and is open Tues-Fri 11-4:30 and Saturdays 11-2. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. Call 423-442-1015 or check out all available pets on our website at monroecountyfriendsofanimals.org.
This week the Shelter took in 39 animals. Through the PetSmart Adoption Day, 12 cats/kittens were adopted, and 11 pets were adopted at the Shelter for a total of 23 animals who have found their forever home. 33 animals were transferred to our rescue partners. And 4 pets were returned to their owners.