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Did you say wolf or was it woof?

Fifteen adorable kittens from 15 to 20 weeks. There are 10 boys and five girls in a rainbow of colors. All of our babies need foster homes. Call 775-7500 for more details.

Dear reader, it is always a pleasure to receive a visit from your relatives, but sometimes it provides an education that you did not expect. When my nephew visited us, he asked if his friend could bring her wolf to find us. He couldn’t say no, because he was so curious.

Mr. Lobo was larger than expected and very observant. He immediately looked at us sniffing insistently. She was reluctant to pet him and he didn’t seem to like the idea either. It was strange to see him walking around the house sniffing every corner, under the beds and in the closets. His visit was brief and throughout he remained aloof and singular.


Wolf-dog hybrid is a term used to describe an animal that is part wolf and part domestic dog. They share many physical and behavioral traits. In fact, dogs evolved from wolves through domestication through selective breeding over thousands of years.


Wolves and dogs are interfertile, meaning they can reproduce and produce viable offspring and their offspring can also produce offspring. In the wild, this is rare because wolves are territorial and protect their home ranges from intruding dogs, coyotes, and other wolves.


Due to the diverse genetic makeup within hybrids, their behavior is inconsistent and difficult to predict. Hybrids are often difficult to care for because wolves and dogs mature at different rates. Dogs mature in six to eight months, while wolves mature in one to four years.


A wolf’s role in the pack includes determining the status that requires them to challenge their packmates. Keeping a wolf in captivity can transfer that challenge to the human in charge. Hybrids can be stubborn, bold, or aggressive. In fact, many animals become homeless simply because their owners’ expectations go against their nature.


Mr. Wolf’s owner was exceptional; she made sure that he obeyed her and showered him with love.


I’m not cut out for a wolf, but I do like a friendly woof once in a while.


LOOKING FOR A HOUSE
Fifteen adorable kittens from 15 to 20 weeks. There are 10 boys and five girls in a rainbow of colors. All of our babies need foster homes. Call 775-7500 for more details.


However, the policy prohibits the adoption of puppies or kittens under the age of six months in a household with children under the age of 5. This is to protect both the children and the animal.


LOST
Ariel is a 10 year old lab mix. Recently turned over to CAPS, she ran out of our shelter. Ariel is very scared and we are scared for her. She will run if she gets close to her. We assume she is in the area around Pasture Road near NAS Fallon. If you see her, she calls CAPS at 775-423-7500 or 831-737-925.

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Ariel is a 10 year old lab mix. Recently turned over to CAPS, she ran out of our shelter. Ariel is very scared and we are scared for her. She will run if she gets close to her. We assume she is in the area around Pasture Road near NAS Fallon. If you see her, she calls CAPS at 775-423-7500 or 831-737-925.



IN NEED OF
Fancy Feast wet kitten food.


Aid! We need emergency funds to repair our main air conditioner.


Items for the CAPS garage sale. Call 775-423-7500 to have your items picked up.


Cat litter for the comfort of our guests.


Aluminum cans. If you have cans to pick up, call us (775-423-7500) and we’ll pick them up. You can also drop them off at CAPS.


ASK FOR
Big R for donating food for our guests. A dog kiss for you!
Family Pet Connection for the generous food donation. Cheers to you!

COME TO SEE US
CAPS is now open. We suggest appointments for adoptions, SNAPS and food pantry. We need volunteers. Call 775-423-7500.

DO NOT FORGET
August Holidays: DO Gust Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs.


To mark your calendar for the CAPS Garage Sale on September 9th and 10th.


If you can’t have a pet, you can still sponsor a kitten or puppy. We need financial assistance for spay/neuter, vet bills, and food. You can become an angel for a homeless kitten or puppy. 775-423-7500.


CAPS’s mailing address is PO Box 5128, Fallon, NV 89407. CAPS’s phone number is 775-423 7500. CAPS’s email address is caps@cccomm.net. Visit the CAPS website (www.capsnevada.com) and Facebook page (Churchill Animal Protection Society). Be sure to “Like” CAPS on Facebook because we’re cute.


CAPS is open to the public Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Kathleen Williams-Miller is a CAPS volunteer. Contact me at jkwmil@outlook.com.

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