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It may be the “dog days of summer," but it’s still a busy season for the Beatrice Humane Society. There are a couple dates that you will want to get on your calendar now.

Friday, Aug. 17, is the next Yappy Hour. This month’s event will be at the American Legion Post 27 at 701 Dorsey St. from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Yappy Hour is a purely social time for animal lovers, pet owners, and folks who maybe want to know more about the Beatrice Humane Society and the Beatrice Animal Shelter that it operates.

There is no pressure to adopt a dog, sign up to volunteer, or donate your week’s paycheck. It’s all about fun and relaxing and conversing with some good folks. Feel free to ask questions about the animal shelter or to express your thoughts about your pets at home.

Yappy Hour is a great way to kick off the weekend. Bring a friend or two and meet some new friends. Hope to see you there.

Paws party at the pool

One of the most fun and popular events every year for supporters of the Humane Society is the Doggie Swim Night. Plan to join all your favorite dog owners and their canine companions on Thursday, Aug. 23, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Beatrice Water Park at 12th and Scott streets.

The City of Beatrice partners with the Beatrice Humane Society to make this a special evening for area dogs and their humans. At the end of the summer swim season and before the pool is drained for the year, the pool goes to the dogs, so to speak.

Admission to the pool party is $10 per dog, and all attendees must be current on shots and rabies vaccinations. Also, please bring canines into the pool area on leash. All proceeds from the evening go to the care of animals at the Beatrice Animal Shelter.

If you have never been to a Doggie Swim Night, you may want to stop by the water park and take in the sights. Amazingly, there have never been any dog fights - or people fights for that matter. There are dogs of all sizes, shapes, colors and swimming abilities. Some even wear life jackets!

Pure joy and excitement is evident on the faces of all the adorable, handsome, and gorgeous creatures that attend this wonderful end-of-the-summer event. Plan now to attend - your furry friend will love it.

Looking for love

If you are looking for a special friend that needs lots of love and gives back the same, we have just the pet for you. “Tanner," a tan and white short-haired Chihuahua is looking for his forever home.

Tanner is 5-years old, neutered, and easy to love. The sweet pup was found as a stray on a country dirt road. He had been micro-chipped, so his chip was scanned and information retrieved. Unfortunately, there was no response to repeated phone calls to Arizona. Consequently, his past is a puzzlement.

Tanner has a heart murmur and needs a dental cleaning, but he is a sweet, loving guy that loves people and other animals. Staff members at the shelter have fallen in love with him and are hopeful that he finds his forever home soon.

Because of his special situation, Tanner’s adoption fee has been reduced to $50. If you think you might be the right match, stop by the shelter during regular business hours and meet this wee wonder.

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