KAYENT, AZ – Kayenta Today got together recently with Dr. Charlotta Begay, Director of the Kayenta Animal Care Center (KACC) to look at the tides the program has crossed since it opened last year in May 2009. From a small organization that began with unique setbacks, the program has managed to get into its own groove. All of a sudden, the center seemed it had become established when a little picture book appeared at the Kayenta Township main office that profiled cats, dogs, and kittens that were healthy, and ready to be taken home for adoption.
Below is a list and photos of new animal intakes which have come into Kayenta Animal Care Center up to this date. Once all the equipment needs for Dr. Charlotta Begay are in place, hopefully by summer we can look forward to more veterinary care services for our beloved cats and dogs, such as low cost spay/neuters. Her goal is to proceed with these services as early as November.
One year old Female Doberman Cross
Sunshine was brought to the Kayenta Animal Care Center shelter very thin with an infection in her right hind leg. Sunshine is a very friendly canine looking for a home, she gets along with most dogs, but she can be dominant and aggressive towards other female dogs who express dominance. Sunshine is gentle enough to be around small children and very good on a leash.
Two year old Female Mixed Breed
Rosey is very energetic. She is very happy to get attention, is playful, and needs space to roam in an enclosed yard and gets along with most dogs. Rosey has a gentle history of being around small children. To get a reward, Rosey loves treats, and could be a good candidate for a championship in fetching.
One to Two year old Female Boxer Cross
Garbonza is very energetic and intelligent dog. Garbonza needs a secure yard with a lockable gate, or this dog will find a way to learn how to open it. Garbonza likes going on walks, playing with friends, and sitting for treats. Garbonza gets along with most dogs.
Two to Three year old Male Australian Shepherd Cross
Mikey is very good on a leash and is friendly enough to be around older children, but not around small children. He loves chasing lizards, rabbits, anything small, and fast. Mikey probably would not be good around cats and livestock, especially sheep. But Mikey is very handsome and would make a good wingman.
2 year old Female Australian Shepherd Cross
Chili is a very shy dog, but very loveable. Chili is a good companion for anyone who likes to take life slow and easy. She may not be able to endure the wear and tear of living with toddlers or preschoolers. And Chili does not get along with dominate female dogs, and Chili is not used to cats.
4 year old Female Spayed Golden Retriever Cross
Cindy is a very loveable and gentle female dog. She would make a good friend for a young child. Cindy is very pleasant to walk on a leash, completely house trained, and gets along with other non-dominant dogs. Because Cindy is so docile, she probably would not be assertive with livestock, but may do well with cats.
All animals adopted through the Kayenta Animal Care Center are de-wormed, vaccinated, and spayed or neutered. Not pictured here are two Four to Five month old black labs, mixed small breed puppies, foster puppies, cats, and kittens in the shelter. Cat adoptions are suspended for the next two weeks pending a ring worm quarantine. So far, KACC has not had a case of feline ringworm for two to three weeks. KACC currently has a litter of five, very cute kittens that will be available for adoption in two weeks.
The Kayenta Animal Care Center is open to the public and for veterinary services from 1:00 p to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Spay/neuter services are pending as KACC awaits additional equipment. The animal care center provides animal shelter, animal control services year around. Daily veterinary care services are available for pets including vaccinations, deworming, and other basic preventative care. Spay/neuter services are estimated to proceed in mid-November. Volunteers and donations are always welcome.