BONUS Pet of the Week: Can you find a spot for Patches?

(Photo courtesy of Cullman County Animal Shelter)

 CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Animal Shelter has love to spare these days, so Donna Ruttkay shares a bonus Cullman Tribune Pet of the Week:

Patches is a one year-old Aussie/Border Collie mix. He’s a lively-but-not-crazy, medium-energy pet who’s struggling with shelter life, since he loves to stay close to his people, although he is respectful of personal space. He enjoys treats, and takes them ever so gently from your hand. He is well-mannered and will sit quietly when being groomed. A people-oriented pet, he will live up to every “Good Boy!” you give him.

 Patches has the makings of a good companion or therapy dog.

Patches’ adoption fee is $100 which includes DHLPP vaccine, Bordetella vaccines, Rabies vaccine, wormer, general exam at the Vet, neutering, microchip, free 30-day health insurance policy issued by 24 Pet Watch (with valid email only) and a free bag of food from Cullman Pet Depot (you must pay sales tax).

 Animal shelter staff and volunteers work with their dogs to make sure they are accustomed to being around people, walking on a leash and practicing good behavior. Several of the shelter’s canine friends have even been “hired” to work as therapy and special needs service dogs. 

Please consider adopting, to give a rescued pet a chance at a happy and healthy life.

 Contact the Cullman County Animal Shelter at 256-734-5448 or visit them at 935 Convent Rd. NE. Reach them by email at

 Good news!

The shelter reported that Wednesday’s storms led to no increase in numbers of stray animals being picked up. Thanks to all responsible pet owners for watching after your furry friends.

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W.C. Mann