Dexter came to us as a stray. He is a happy guy who even smiles when you walk in the room.
Unfortunately, Dexter has suffered a bit in the "School of Hard Knocks." He has an old injury to his hip from some sort of accident before his time with us. X-rays reveal that his femural head is crushed. We took him to Pet Wellness to see if he was a candidate for an FHO surgery to remove the femural head. After consulting with an orthopedic specialist and studying x-rays we were advised that Dexter is fine without the surgery. His femural head has been crushed so doesn't need to be removed.
Dexter has a barely perceptible limp, but gets along fine and doesn't seem painful.
As if that isn't enough for one shelter dog to bear, we have also found out that Dexter is heartworm positive. He will be an excellent candidate for heartworm treatment and we are happy to discuss options for that and contribute to his treatment.
The Clay County Animal Shelter is located at 14400 Hwy. 45 in Louisville, IL. Our phone number is 618-665-3005. The shelter is open to the public 1-3 M-F. Sundays we are open 1-4 to the public. If those times don't work, please call to set up a time to visit.
The adoption fee ranges from $50 -- $200 for dogs. It includes vaccination, deworming , spay/neuter, heartworm testing on dogs of age and microchipping, which is now mandatory by state law.
All cats are spayed/neutered/vaccinated/flea treated/dewormed and microchipped prior to adoption. Cat adoption fees range from $30-$75. We spay/neuter/microchip/vaccinate and deworm all kittens and cats, prior to adoption. Our shyer/less adoptable cats are classed as "barn cats" and are free with a completed/approved barn cat application, which can be found on our website.
For updates on adoption events and more pics of pets available, go to our website, www.claycountyshelter.com or look for us on Facebook.
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