Animal shelter gets DVDs

Erin Smith Staff writer

December 20, 2013

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Animal Shelter got a donation from A Shelter Friend and the Elizabethtown Veterinary Clinic in the form of a set of DVDs about caring for your cat or dog after you get it home.

Just in time, too, since folks have been visiting the shelter looking for adoptable pets for Christmas.

The DVDs help to teach new pet owners how to prevent and to solve common pet behaviors such as chewing or scratching that can become problematic if not addressed. A press release stated that “the DVDs are a great tool to send home with pets of any age, breed or temperament.”

“Everyone who adopts a pet will get one of these,” said A Shelter Friend representative Krista Hansen.

She added that the goal is to help adopted pets and their new families make a successful transition.

Lisa Merriman of Elizabethtown Veterinary Clinic said the staff play the cat video on a television in their waiting area and folks seem to enjoy watching it as they wait to have their pets treated.

“I love that video,” said Merriman.

Hansen said 200 each of the cat and dog DVDs have been ordered and are anticipated to be shipped to the Bladen County Animal Shelter in February.

“This is greatly appreciated,” said Bladen County Animal Shelter Manager Karen Suggs.

“It is such a benefit for the adopters,” said A Shelter Freind Volunteer Silvia Kim.