Jan 8

Brrrr its cold outside! Fortunately the bone chilling weather hasn’t stopped the devoted dog walkers from walking and even RUNNING with the delighted canines at Midlands Humane Society. If you’re someone who enjoys exercising in the cool fresh air – please come and sign up to be a dog walker/runner.
If you haven’t been to Midlands yet – what are you waiting for? We have a wonderful assortment of cats and dogs who would love to become your very best friend!
Tally (File #14029) is a charming 4-year-old Labrador mix all decked out in a chocolate suit. She came to us as an owner surrender – possibly because of her allergic reaction to nasty flea bites. She’s currently taking antibiotics and her skin is healing. One of her favorite things is to play tug-o-war with a rope toy. She’ll be watching for you – please don’t disappoint her!
Pip (File #14036) is a cute little Terrier mix in a tri-colored suit
who came in as a stray from Underwood.  He’s 4 – 5 – years old and is a little on the timid side – but I’m sure he’ll warm right up to you.
Mikey (File #14032) has the coolest ears of any canine I’ve seen in a long time! He’s a 6 – 7 – year old Labrador, Shepherd and Husky mix in a sleek tan suit. Mikey likes little dogs – but he doesn’tike big dogs – and he absolutely doesn’t like felines. So if you have cats – Mikey is NOT the dog for you! He does have a food allergy so he needs to be on a grain free diet to assure that he stays happy and healthy.
Stacheo (File #14016) One look at this fantastic feline and you’ll KNOW how he got his name! He’s a 1- year old fellow in a black and white suit with “purrsonality” plus. Stacheo likes to be held like a baby and is a very sociable fellow.
Lil Man (File #14032) is a 1 – year old Tuxedo Cat in a stylin’ suit of black with bright white accents. He’s great with kids and other cats. Lil Man lives to hang out on the perches in the Cat Colony Rooms. This sweetie is super playful and loves to play with toys that have feathers that he can attack.
Artie (File #14034) Holds the record for the first cat to escape from his kennel at Midlands Humane Society!  He’s a big boy who’s all drezsedina fluffy white suit with gray accents. Artie is 4- years old and loves to talk to anyone who will listen. He also enjoys being petted – but when he’s done -he’s done!
If you’re interested in volunteering – Theresa Van Soelen our Volunteer Coordinator will be conducting training classes every Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m. at Midlands Humane Society.  Please call her at 712-396-2264if you’re interested in attending.
We have two exciting events coming up next month!
The first one is our annual Low Cost Vaccination Clinic sponsored by SOLAS.  This year it will be held on February 7th from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Lakeside Country Store, 4040 South Expressway in Council Bluffs. Costs are $10.00 for Rabies vaccinations and $15.00 for DHPP (Dogs) and   FRCP and FELUK (Cats). Dr. Barb Lee from Valley View Vet Clinic will be administering the vaccinations.  In addition, SOLAS volunteers will be implanting Microchips for $25.00 which includes registration.
WAGAGRAM!!!  Yes its time again to do something very special for that “pawfectly” wonderful person in your life!!  Midlands Humane Society is once again offering to have flowers or candy delivered to your special someone by an adorable “Canine Cupid” all dressed up for the occasion. The cost for this special treat is only $35.00.  The deliveries will be made on February 13th and 14th in Council Bluffs and Omaha.  For reservations  please call Terri Gach-Mils at 712-310-4413 or 712-366-2551.
SOLAS volunteers will be at Petco on 72nd and Dodge in Omaha this Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with cats and kittens available for adoption from our foster care program.
SOLAS rescue cats are also available for adoption every day at PetSmart in Council Bluffs during normal business hours.