Savannah Morning News Column

Spay and neuter surgery

Savannah Morning News – February 23, 2017 Michelle Thevenin, Executive Director World Spay Day is Tuesday, February 28 and Pet Fix Savannah celebrates its one year anniversary on Wednesday February 22.  We’ve spayed or neutered over 5,200 dogs and cats since opening our doors to the public.  The impact of spaying and neutering that many pets will be felt

Preventing and Treating Heartworms

  Savannah Morning News – February 16, 2017 Michelle Thevenin, Executive Director With Valentine’s Day this week, we are all being bombarded by hearts of all sorts.  However, I am reminded of a not so pleasant sort of heart as I walk through our dog kennels and see dogs waiting for treatment for heartworm.  It’s neither romantic no

The Golden Years

Savannah Morning News – February 9, 2017 Michelle Thevenin, Executive Director I adopted my first dog, Sebastian, on my 24th birthday.  I was finally living in an apartment where I could have a dog and my younger brother worked at our local humane society.  I went home to celebrate my birthday and came back with a wild adolescent shepherd.  My

Maintaining a well groomed cat

Savannah Morning News – February 2, 2017 Michelle Thevenin, Executive Director Last week we discussed grooming habits for your dogs. This week let’s talk a bit about grooming habits for your cats. There are some similarities and differences, obviously. But, just as with dogs, you can acclimate your cat to grooming early in their lives by making it a positi

Grooming your dogs

Savannah Morning News – January 27, 2017 Michelle Thevenin, Executive Director Back to some less controversial topics I have found that the dog park is a great place to do a little grooming with my dogs.  After they’ve romped, gotten over their initial zoomies and said hello to everyone, I pull out their brush (a special one to get at their undercoat,

Community Cats

Savannah Morning News – January 20, 2017 Michelle Thevenin, Executive Director Last week I noted that as a community we need to do better by our community cats.    In the animal welfare profession, we use the terms community cats and feral cats interchangeably.  Feral cats are those cats that are too poorly socialized to be placed into