Pet of the Week
Return to sender — sweet “Sapphire” is back at the shelter. A young Australian Kelpie mix, this black, white and tan smallish girl is about a year old, and should be adopted by someone who has time for her. She is high energy and needs exercise and playtime. Initially found as a stray, she’s a stock dog, and is alert and smart with a great disposition. She is very playful and loves to fetch. Sapphire is good with other dogs (especially males, as she tends to be dominant with other females). It is unknown how she is with cats. She is already housebroken, spayed, microchipped, and ready to bring her joyful manner and infectious doggie smile to a forever home. The shelter also has other dogs deserving of homes — poor “Rocky” remains there — and wonderful cats, including an amazing smoke-on-black cat with green eyes. The shelter is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on alternate Fridays; they will be open this Friday. The fee for adoption includes spaying or neutering, vaccination and microchipping. The shelter hopes for the donation of a good, used (and working) vacuum cleaner. They also need donations of non-clumping cat litter, Iams or Purina cat food, and cleaning supplies such as unscented bleach. They would love to get some large size rawhides for the shelter dogs to work on. For more information, call the shelter at 565-4910. To view more animals, visit www.petfinder.com or www.petango. com (enter 81321 zip code for each) or www.cityofcortez. com/government/animal_shelter.