Sheltering Helpless Animals In Distress - South Shore, Nova Scotia
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Thursday, 25 September 2014 12:30


2015 SHAID Calendars


The 2015 SAHID calendars are now in.  They are $20.00 each and are available at the shelter. You can stop by any time during our open ours.  We are open seven days a week from 11-3.


Thank You

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Tuesday, 15 July 2014 12:47


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Saturday, 07 June 2014 22:07


It is the time of the year, dogs and cats can bring fleas at home and carry ticks.  Check on them every day.  Talk to your vet about different possibilities for getting rid off of these bugs.  Some ticks can carry the lyme disease so ask your vet about the vaccination to protect your dogs. 

Pets should be treated for worms also. There are different kind of worms, so your vet will be able to help - dont wait!

Enjoy the outdoors, it is Summer time!  Cl.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 00:47
The S.H.A.I.D. Wish List PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 18 November 2013 01:22



 Animal Shelters are full of loving pets.  Visit your local animal shelter.


If you want to offer something to your animal shelter, here are some ideas:
-Paper Towel
- Non-clumping litter
-Canned cat/dog food
- Cat/dog fleece blankets
-Lysol floor cleaner
- Lysol wipes
- HE laundry detergent
- Cat/dog toys
and your smile
Thanks!     543-4849  (11 am to 3pm)
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 April 2014 16:44
Written by Shaid   
Thursday, 13 June 2013 23:30

Encouraging your cat to play is a great way to help keep him at a healthy weight. Playing with him yourself or having lots of variety in his toy box will keep him stimulated and avoid boredom.

Safety first! Do be careful not to let your cat have elastics or string and check his toys regularly for damage. Toss anything with sharp or broken pieces. Never shine a laser pointer directly into his eyes. Ensure climbing toys and window seats are securely fastened as your cat may launch himself at them by running across the room – especially if you have more than one cat and they chase each other.
A cat tree or climber is a wonderful thing. Climbing, scratching and hiding are great fun and most of these units will provide enough room for several cats to play at the same time buy generic diflucan. A little house to sleep in is also popular on the tree.
A box, laundry basket or paper shopping bag will give kitty hours of pleasure. Add a small plastic ball and he’ll have… well, a ball. IKEA sells a cat tent that my cats love to play and sleep in. One of them likes to have her dinner in there – yes, she is spoiled.
Many cats love to have catnip or catnip toys. Keep an eye on him the first time though to make sure it doesn’t bring out his aggression – especially if you have more than one cat.
A flicker stick or wand toy is something you can use to interact with your cat. Encouraging your kitty to leap in the air, follow it around corners or just bat at it is great exercise. You can easily make one of these yourself!
Scratching mats and posts not only help prevent your cat from scratching your furniture and drapes, they get lots of stretching while scratching on them and keep their nails trimmed and healthy.
You can hide toys or treats around the house for your cat to find. There are also balls which you can insert treats or kibble into. Your cat rolls it around to dispense the contents. This not only gets kitty up and moving, he enjoys using his hunting instincts while doing so.
Many cats like a tunnel to play and hunt toys in. You can buys many different styles of tunnels or make your own out of cardboard boxes. There are also “crinkly” fabric bags and tunnels.
My cats like to play on the staircase and reach through the spindles to box with each other. This is another good place to play with a flicker stick. They also like to bat the toys down the stairs and chase them.
Another fun toy you can make yourself is a ball box. Put some balls or other cat toys into a cardboard box and toss in some treats. Kitty will have a blast hunting for the treats among all the toys.
Shaid is open DAILY from 11am till 3pm. You can also see our current animals for adoption at www.shaid.ca on the “Our Pets” tab. You can visit us on Facebook, just search for Shaid Tree Animal Shelter and LIKE our page to get all our updates.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 May 2014 13:21
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Wednesday, 20 March 2013 21:02

We are often the recipients of information that we believe because we’ve heard it many times and have no reason not to believe it. Here are some interesting myths about cats… and the truth:

-                      Cats always land on their feet: Although cats will usually land on their feet, if they fall from considerable heights, they can still land awkwardly and become injured. Cats do have the ability to move their bodies very quickly and will instinctively roll during a fall to try to land on their feet. Cats also have no collar bones which lets them twist their body’s right way up quite efficiently.
-               Male cats are more likely to urinate indiscriminately: Male and female cats will spray urine to mark their territory. Neutering often helps eliminate or lessen this behavior since it reduces the cat’s mating instinct. Even a cat that has always used his/her litter appropriately can begin to spray if another animal joins the household, visits or even is just seen out a window. Kitty wants the interloper to know that he/she is already king of the castle.
-               Cats can lose their sense of balance without their whiskers: Cats use their whiskers as a type of feeler. They will often poke their heads into a space first and their whiskers help them gauge whether or not their body will fit through it. Whiskers are not required for balance and cutting them off can be painful for a cat since they are located on a sensitive part of their face. Cutting them off can also cause the cat distress because he/she may feel disoriented without this sensing ability.
-               Black cats are bad luck: A cat that trips you up and causes you to fall and injure yourself may very well be a bit of bad luck; however, this particular myth is based in old superstitions going back centuries. Cats, especially black ones, were sometimes thought to be witches or belong to witches because of their nocturnal behaviors and because black was an “evil” colour being the epitome of darkness. Some people also believe that it is bad luck if a black cat crosses your path, although in some countries, this is considered good luck. These superstitious beliefs can affect how quickly black cats are adopted from shelters.
-               Cats hate water: It is certainly true that most cats will avoid going into water and prefer to leap over it, however, many cats like to swim. If you have a pool and your cat likes to swim in it, be aware that the pool chemicals can be quite damaging to his skin.
-               Cats have nine lives: While cats do have some amazing abilities to successfully leap large distances, survive falls and twist their bodies in seemingly impossible ways, once a cat dies, it does not come back for another eight lives. It may be that the root of this myth is that after a particular cat died, another similar one was mistaken for the dead one.
-               Belling a cat will warn its possible prey that it is present: Unfortunately birds and other animals lack the ability to associate a bell with imminent danger. A cat can also learn to move so smoothly that their bell doesn’t jingle. Keeping your cat indoors or locating bird feeders in open areas so the birds can see your cat approaching are better methods to protect wildlife from your kitty.
-               Cats need to go outside to be happy: Letting your cat outside on his own for any reason or any length of time exposes him to many dangers such as traffic, bad weather, wild animals, poison, sadistic people and those who collect them to sell to labs. Outdoor cats have an average lifespan of about two to three years. Indoor cats often live to be more than fifteen years old. Instead of letting kitty out, ensure he has stimulating toys indoors and a cat tree and/or window seat to give him interesting views.
-               Cats should be at least six months old before neutering: With modern anesthetics, cats can be safely neutered as young as eight weeks old. This is great because you won’t need to go through a “heat” with your female cat or have your Tom reacting to a female who is in heat.
-               A cat purrs because it's happy: Cats certainly can purr when they are happy and contented, however, they may also purr when giving birth or when they are dying. Purring is an expression of many emotions.
SHAID’s kitties still need non-clumping litter and canned food and the shelter needs bleach for keeping everything clean. Please donate if you can. Visit us on our Facebook page – SHAID Animal Shelter.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 March 2013 21:07

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