The first dog, found by Naturals' General Manager Eric Edelstein on Saturday afternoon, appears to be a young Rottweiler mix puppy approximately nine weeks of age. This pup was brought to the Springdale Animal Shelter and is available for adoption beginning today. The City of Springdale Animal Services is a municipally run shelter and is located on 321 West Randall Wobbe Lane. Their phone number is (479) 750-8166.
A dog under four months of age can be adopted at the shelter for $40.00. This includes a microchip implant, Rabies vaccination voucher redeemable when your pet is four months of age at a veterinarian, basic shots/deworming (including a Bordatella vaccination) and a $10 off spay/neuter voucher.
The second two puppies were recovered Wednesday. Both also appear to be Rottweiler mixes from the same litter and could be as young as three to five weeks of age. They will also be brought to the Springdale Animal Shelter later today and will be up for adoption after a full health screening. All three puppies have excellent temperaments and would make great pets.
"The Naturals are first and foremost looking to do the right thing and see that these puppies get placed with loving families," Edelstein stated. "The shelter is almost always full and has a lot of dogs and cats that would make great pets."
The Northwest Arkansas Naturals are the Double-A Texas League affiliate of the Kansas City Royals and will open the home portion of their 2009 season on Thursday, April 16th against the San Antonio Missions. For season ticket packages please call (479) 927-4900 or visit nwanaturals.com.
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