It’s that time of year again, and I’m looking forward to seeing Super Bowl action with inflated balls and no cheating. Yes, sports fans on Sunday, it’s time to huddle up for Kitty Bowl II and Puppy Bowl XI. If for some reason you have missed these great events in the past, I can only urge you to tune in.
Both kitty and puppy bowls feature animals from shelters, and most of them get adopted before the game begins. In 2014 there were 13.5 million viewers for the Puppy Bowl and 6.9 million for the Kitty Bowl.
This year a Las Vegas rescue dog named Keno is bound for Puppy Bowl. Keno is competing with 55 other puppies for the MVP (most valuable puppy) award. Tune in and vote for Keno; let’s put Nevada on the map.
Puppy Bowl XI will feature 55 players, goat cheerleaders, flying hamsters and a tweeting cockatiel. The halftime show promises to be a hoot with kittens performing.
Kitty Bowl II stars 90 players, laser pointers, remote-control mice and toys. John Sterling, the announcer for the New York Yankees, calls the play-by-play. You can watch the Puppy Bowl XI on Animal Planet at 12 p.m. The Kitty Bowl will be on Hallmark Channel at noon. Watson and I will be watching and cheering for Keno.
If you are considering adopting your own forever friend, I would like to acquaint you with the nuts and bolts of getting a pet from CAPS.
When we adopted Watson, the process was smooth and efficient. We had seen a photo of Watson so we went to meet him in person. We waited in the office, and he was brought up to meet us. We took him for a walk on the road by CAPS and knew he belonged with us. After our walk, we signed papers, paid the adoption fee and got ready to take him home. As you know it is a happy-ever-after story.
Watson had already received his shots, had been neutered and was healthy. The fee for all of this was nominal and when we left for home I felt satisfied that everything had been taken care of. Animals adopted from CAPS are current with their shots, health care and have been spayed or neutered. CAPS strives to ensure that each animal adopted is healthy and headed for a happy home.
CAPS’ policy prohibits them from adopting out puppies or kittens under the age of six months to a home with children under five years of age. This is to protect both the children and the animal.
CAPS policy also does not allow adoption to individuals who use our SNAPS program. Adopting an animal is a financial responsibility which the adoptee must be able to satisfy. SNAPS exists to help individuals who are experiencing financial hardship.
If you should have any questions about adopting or just want to explore your options, feel free to call CAPS at 775-423-7500.
CAPS News and Events:
CAPS will be at Walmart in February with our Kissin’ Booth and the adorable Ki. Meeting and greeting friends is Ki’s dream job. Be part of living the dream and get a kiss from Ki.
CAPS has new designs of hoodies, shirts and other items. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and who wouldn’t love a new shirt?
Do you need a buddy to keep you company while watching the Super Bowl? CAPS’ furry friends will score a touchdown in your heart.
Be sure to mark Saturday, May 9, on your calendars for our annual Bark in the Park 5K walk/run. Bark in the Park will be held at the fairgrounds. Watch this article for further information.
CAPS’ mailing address is P.O. Box 5128, Fallon, NV 89406. Please visit the CAPS website (www.capsnv.org) and Facebook page (Churchill Animal Protection Society). Be sure to “Like” CAPS on Facebook because we are really likable.
As a final note, CAPS is always in need of dog and cat food. You can drop it off at CAPS or send an email to me.
Do you have questions, comments or a great story? Please contact me at email@example.com.
Kathleen Williams-Miller, a CAPS volunteer, contributed this week’s column.