I scream, you scream for ice cream

Pumba is a striking four-year-old black Lab/mix with beautiful golden eyes. He enjoys playing, running, and taking walks. Fun and very active, Pumba came to CAPS because his owner passed away. He is looking for someone who will love and care for him. Will you be that someone? Come out and meet him.

Pumba is a striking four-year-old black Lab/mix with beautiful golden eyes. He enjoys playing, running, and taking walks. Fun and very active, Pumba came to CAPS because his owner passed away. He is looking for someone who will love and care for him. Will you be that someone? Come out and meet him.

Watson here and I just found out that Ben & Jerry’s has announced the debut of Doggie Desserts.

These nondairy frozen treats are especially for dogs. The cartons have dog tags with flavor names and stories on the back about staff dogs Pontch and Rosie.

The treats are nondairy; because some dogs are lactose intolerant, (lactose is a kind of sugar found in milk). In order for a dog to digest milk, his body must produce a special lactose-splitting enzyme known as lactase. Not all dogs have lactase causing them to be lactose intolerant. Lactose can cause distressing digestive issues and diarrhea, which is not pleasant.

Actually, the recipe for Doggie Desserts is the same as Ben & Jerry’s nondairy frozen confections for humans who are lactose intolerant. They have introduced two Doggie Desserts delightful flavors: pumpkin with cookies and peanut butter with pretzels. Humans love them, too!

Lindsay Bumps, a certified veterinary nurse, and her Great Pyrenees companion named Boone helped develop the treats. They worked with nutrition, regulatory, and flavor consultants. Up to 40 work-from-home canine consultants served as taste testers. In the end, Boone gave paws up to the pumpkin flavor.

Ben & Jerry’s is the first national company to offer a tasty frozen treat that both dogs and humans can share. In the past, there have been non-dairy ice creams for dogs, but they were not human-taste friendly.

You might be wondering why cats were left out. Cats, unlike dogs and humans, do not have taste receptors for sweet, so a sweet treat would not interest them. Maybe some frozen tuna?

With the pandemic still roaring its ugly head, creamy, frozen treats can provide some comfort for BFFs and their parents. I hope that mom will get the hint.

XOXO Watson

IN NEED OF

Bleach and cleaning supplies.

Dry cat food and Friskies wet. Dry dog food and Pedigree wet food. Our current supplier of donated food is no longer distributing food to shelters. We need help to maintain our guests.

Puppy milk, puppy pads, and Taste of the Wild Puppy food. We have puppies that need lots of care and supplies.

Aluminum cans. If you have, cans to pick up, give us a call (775-423-7500) and we will come get them. You can also drop them off at CAPS.

Folks who need low-cost spaying/neutering for dogs or cats. SNAPS program details below.

SHOUT OUT TO

Folks who madedonations using our Facebook page. Paws applause to you!

Everyone who brought cat and dog food. All tails are wagging for you!

The Lahontan Valley News for giving us a voice in the community. A bark of thanks to you!

Lahontan Elementary Parent Involvement Committee for donating $353. A pooch smooch to you!

COME SEE US

CAPS is now open, by appointment only, for adoptions, SNAPS, and food pantry. We cannot accept volunteers until further notice. Call 775-423-7500.

DON’T FORGET

January Pet Holiday: Change a Pet’s Life Day

SNAPS is a program offered to Churchill County residents through CAPS that provides low-cost spay/neutering for cats and dogs. To qualify for SNAPS, you need to have one of the following: Medicaid, a child enrolled in NV Check Up Program, food stamps, 2020 tax return stating income is less than $30,000 or Veterans disability card including a photo ID. Also required are a Churchill County ID and a co-pay. For more information, call CAPS at 423-7500.

CONTACT CAPS

CAPS’ mailing address is P.O. Box 5128, Fallon, NV 89407. CAPS’ phone number is 775-423-7500. CAPS’ email address is caps@cccomm.net. Please visit the CAPS website (www.capsnevada.com) and Facebook page (Churchill Animal Protection Society). Be sure to “Like” CAPS on Facebook because we are likeable.

CAPS is open to the public on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m

Kathleen Williams-Miller is a CAPS volunteer. Contact me at jkwmil@outlook.com.

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