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PawHut Dog House Pet Kennel Small Animals Shelter Elevated Portable Waterproof (88L x 65W x 75H (cm), Black)

PawHut Dog House Pet Kennel Small Animals Shelter Elevated Portable Waterproof (88L x 65W x 75H (cm), Black)

This PawHut portable dog kennel is a great home away from home for your pet. This is a portable system which uses a metal frame with a texteline cover, it is designed with an elevation off the floor which also includes 4 wheels for easy movement. The kennel can be set up quickly and will be great for when you and your pet are travelling. Gives your pet a great place to relax and rest when outdoors.

Features:

• made from a rust resistant metal frame
• Weather resistant breathable fabric keeps pets cool in summer & warm in winter
• comes with a floor Mat for your pets comfort.
• Synthetic mesh floor prevents fleas from breeding
• Convenient move with the 4 universal wheels
• Easy to get in and out for pets
• Simple to setup and easy to transport

Specification:

• Material: Oxford, texteline, Metal Pipe
• Colour: Black
• Net Weight: 3kg
• Max Load: 20kg
• Overall Dimensions: 88L x 65W x 75H (cm)
• Mat Size: 88L x 65W (cm)
• Door Size: 48L x 48W (cm)
• 4xWheel Diameter: Φ3.5cm
• Elevated Height: 16cm
• Custom Label: D02-015

  • Weather resistant breathable fabric keeps pets cool in summer & warm in winter
  • Synthetic mesh floor prevents fleas from breeding
  • Convenient move with the 4 universal wheels
  • Easy to get in and out for pets
  • Overall Dimensions: 88L x 65W x 75H (cm)

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Frank Boyett: Horrific conditions lead to first modern animal shelter here

Frank Boyett Columnist(Photo: File photo)

Henderson County’s perpetual problem with stray animals emerged from the Dark Ages 50 years ago. I’ve written about this subject a number of times in the past, most recently on May 17 and July 27, 2015, which chronicled the 50th anniversary of the beginnings of the Humane Society of Henderson County. Today I’m going to tell you about the opening of the county’s first modern animal shelter – the current one, although it’s undergone some modifications.

But first let’s review a bit of the back story that led to that point. For most of Henderson County’s history any dog or cat that caused problems, or were simply in the way, were likely to meet a quick end: a bullet in the head or something less humane. Up until the fall of 1951 the county had never maintained a dog pound.

A rabies scare in September of that year caused the League of Women Voters and The Gleaner to lead the drive to provide that service. It wasn’t much; just a fenced enclosure. The dogs didn’t get a roof over their heads until a wooden shed was built in May of 1959.

But it was still horrific by modern standards. Early dog wardens were paid a pittance of £200 a month, and they were supposed to feed the dogs and provide their own gasoline with that money. Dogs subsisted on barbecue scraps and, as might be expected, they often went hungry so the dog warden could keep a greater portion of that £200.

And then there was a less savory way for wardens to make money: selling unwanted dogs to brokers, where they usually wound up as test subjects or, even worse, in dog-fighting pits. The community turned a blind eye until about a dozen students from Holy Name High School made an impromptu inspection in mid-May 1965 and emerged outraged by what they found: a shed filled with barbecue scrap remnants, flies, fleas and feces. A story appeared in the May 13 issue of The Gleaner and grew legs as the weeks passed.

An editorial called the dog pound “the local canine concentration camp.” The public outcry led to the formation of the Humane Society, which began raising money to build a modern animal shelter. The shelter was completed the spring of 1967 and was dedicated July 8 that year. The Gleaner of July 1 noted it was heated; dogs freezing to death in winter “was not an uncommon sight in years past.”

The new masonry shelter measured 30 by 60 feet and had 12 indoor-outdoor cages that could handle 50 dogs comfortably. They were designed so the pens could be hosed out by one person. “A trough with a six-inch sewer runs through the center of the indoor kennel for easy cleaning techniques.

There is even a fan to keep air circulating in the large room.” A separate room held puppies and cats, another was an office for the warden and a third held a stove and refrigerator for food preparation. Humane Society representatives had been as far afield as Denver, Colorado, and Madison, Wisconsin, to learn best design principles during the planning stages.

And it wasn’t just the £19,000 facility that made things better. County government had increased its monthly payment to the dog warden to £300, while city government was kicking in another £200, plus gas for his truck and food for the dogs. He also got to keep one-fourth of the money made by selling dog tags.

“You can help the Animal Shelter be a permanent success by buying tags for your pet at the courthouse and by going to the shelter to look for a pet when your family seeks a pet,” an editorial said on July 5. The Gleaner of July 7 carried a story noting that the new dog warden, Ernest Gill, had been provided “a neat gray uniform” by the Humane Society, as well as a badge for identification. It also provided details on adoption fees, how to dispose of dead animals, and state law on getting rabies tags.

A story that appeared July 9 mostly was a list of those who had contributed money, materials or had helped in some other way in making the shelter a reality. On July 19, however, a story appeared indicating an unintended — and unpleasant – consequence of changing the old way of doing things. “Some sort of dog theft ring is suspected to be operating in Henderson, said Dr.

Jack Rash of the Humane Society,” the lead paragraph read. “Fifteen dogs, a majority of them German Shepherds, have been reported missing in the past two weeks,” according to the dog warden. “Most of the reports came from the East End of town, and many owners reported that the dogs were missing from fenced in yards.” Gill said he suspected some local man was stealing dogs and selling them to dealers in Indiana and Illinois. “Dog dealers have been in the area, said Gill, because he has run off several who approached him when he became dog warden.”

The thefts continued through the end of the month, according to an editorial that appeared July 30. “In the past month at least 20 pets have been stolen here and presumably sent to labs,” the editorial said. “If only authorized dealers were allowed to sell animals, dognapping would not be a profitable business and it would cease.” The local thefts apparently did cease, because no further stories appeared in following months. 100 years ago

River locks up and down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers were being guarded against sabotage in the opening months of World War I, according to a July 5, 1917, article in the Evansville Courier. “Armed watchmen have been stationed at each of the six locks along the Green River to prevent any attempt to dynamite the locks and suspend navigation. The watchmen patrol the locks night and day and examine every small boat locking through.”

75 years ago The Civilian Conservation Corps’ Camp Cromwell at Watson Lane and U.S.

41 was temporarily housing 115 black CCC youths, The Gleaner reported July 3, 1942, despite having been decommissioned Nov.

13, 1941. Congress had abolished the CCC in June, but there were still a few loose ends to tie up.

The majority of the CCC youths vacated the camp and were sent home later that month, according to a July 18 article. 25 years ago Tolls on the Pennyrile and Jackson Purchase parkways were lifted at 12:01 a.m.

July 1, 1992, after the bonds that financed them were retired, according to The Gleaner of that date.

Frank Boyett can be reached at YesNews42@yahoo.com and is on Twitter at @BoyettFrank.

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Spacious Run & Shelter That Provides Plenty Of Space For Exercise Ideal For Small Pet Owners – Available In 4ft / 5ft / 6ft Widths (4ft Wide) – Cut Price

Spacious Run & Shelter That Provides Plenty Of Space For Exercise Ideal For Small Pet Owners - Available In 4ft / 5ft / 6ft Widths (4ft Wide)

  • Suitable for Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, and other Small Pets
  • Sheltered Area to keep your Pet Dry
  • Ample Exercise Area
  • Made using Scandinavian Timber
  • Manufactured in the UK

The Westbury Run & Shelter by THC is the ideal multi purpose run to keep your pet safe sheltered whilst also providing plenty of space for exercise. Manufactured in the UK from Scandinavian timber, this is run is ideal for small pet owners.

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