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DeKalb Animal Shelter Promotes WJLE/DeKalb Animal Shelter Pet of the Week “Pugsley” and Hogs for Dogs Poker Race Coming Saturday (Watch Video Here)

September 18, 2022
By: Dwayne Page

Would you like a member of the Addams Family to join your family?

Meet Pugsley! WJLE/DeKalb Animal Shelter Featured “Pet of the Week”

Pugsley is part of the Addams family’s litter of kittens at the shelter and they all need a good home

“We call Pugsley our shoulder cat,” said shelter manager Emmaly Bennett. “This baby wants to ride on your shoulder or be in your lap every time you hold him. He is super soft. He is part of the Addams family litter and there are many more cute babies in this litter who also need a home. Pugsley is about three months old. He will be neutered and up to date with his vaccinations, dewormed, microchipped, and will have flea prevention before adoption. Her adoption fee is only $40,” Bennett added.

“Visit our website at to see his picture, complete an adoption application for Pugsley and we’ll call you to come meet him,” Bennett said.

The refuge is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Meanwhile, the third annual Hogs for Dogs and Cats Too Poker Run will take place on Saturday, September 24, sponsored by the Friends of DeKalb Animal Shelter. The rainy date is October 1.

The day’s events will begin at the DeKalb Animal Shelter at 186 Transfer Station Road, Smithville. The walk begins at 9 a.m. with registration and an Open Day at the Refuge. Kicking up at 10 a.m. There will also be an animal adoption event from September 21-28 where all cats at the shelter can be adopted for $40 each or $80 each for dogs.

“You can bring your motorcycle, your car, your truck, your van or whatever you want. The cost is $20 per registered runner, which includes a $5.00 voucher for lunch at Twisted Oaks. The ride ends around noon at Twisted Oaks and a silent auction will be held there from noon to 2 p.m. and we will have t-shirt sales,” Friends spokesperson Cathy Bader said.

“We will serve you breakfast sandwiches and coffee while you tour the shelter and see the adoptable animals. This will bring more people to the shelter to see how we operate. If you’ve never been to the shelter, this will be a great opportunity to come,” said shelter manager Emmaly Bennett.

The event is open to everyone!

All proceeds will go to Friends of DeKalb Animal Shelter, a non-profit organization.