It's a beautiful morning and, hopefully, we're heading into a beautiful weekend -- we've got a dog going home (Boots -- see previous posting), dogs that need homes, sales for dogs and assorted other things. I may simply run a photo of one of our adorable cats in order to give felines equal time -- our cats are consulting with their attorney.
SPCA'S FUTURE: As they say in real estate, it's all location, location, location. All that highway work that's promised along the Trinity River Corridor next to downtown Dallas is going to force the SPCA of Texas to move from its longtime site at 362 S. Industrial Boulevard, we're told in a release from the SPCA via spokeswoman Anita Edson.
So, the well-established animal group is planning a move that will put it two blocks from the new City of Dallas Animal Services shelter at I-30 and Westmoreland.
SPCA President James Bias says the location should help increase adoption traffic at both facilities. More to come on all this as the SPCA launches a campaign to raise money to pay off this move and all associated relocation costs. (Visit www.spca.org.)
GREAT GARAGE SALE: Let's hope for a beautiful weekend on behalf of the Great Danes. Garage sales do better on a beautiful weekend. Plus, you'll find that an "episode" of, uh, rowdiness has grown into a fundraising tool for Great Dane Rescue of North Texas.
Here's the tale of the sale. Sara Craven says Great Dane Rescue of North Texas "encountered some bad luck with many very sick Danes" in March -- the month's vet bill approached $10,000. Since nobody in Great Dane Rescue of North Texas won Lotto Texas, they have to raise money the old-fashioned way. So, they're calling this an "emergency garage sale." It's from "dawn 'til the stuff is gone," Sara says. They'll also be selling designer bandanas of all sizes.
And, check into the "Free Buddy" campaign. If you don't crack up at the "mug shot" of Buddy, the "escaped" Great Dane, you don't have a sense of humor and you've never had a dog learn how to pick a local. Visit that at www.freebuddy.org (merchandise is for sale there!) and don't miss the garage sale at First United Methodist Church in Lewisville (It's about a mile west of the Main Street/FM 1171 exit off I-35E in Lewisville.)
Scruffy (right) is an Airedale terrier mix.
And Elgin is the "typical terrier/schnauzer mix."
Call 214-808-3238 or e-mail Gail_Whelan2000@yahoo.com to help.