DATELINE: DALLAS A Sunny Town Now and Then, Texas (November 20, PetPowellPress) -- Let’s just dive into today’s report:
WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH HUSKYS? HUSKIES?
Never mind the grammar. For some reason we’ve had an unusual number of Husky reports coming through in recent days.
First thing we got was an appeal from Cate Connors, a member of the board of Texas Husky Rescue -- wanted us to post the group’s website in the list of rescues on the left side of our opening Readlarrypowell.com page. We did -- we’re happy to help rescue groups. The eye-catching thing was the sensational Texas-themed logo! Isn’t that great? The State of Texas and a great dog face! We asked Cate who put that logo together and she immediately credited boardmember Mary Bolton. People who do those things ought to get credit.
In the meantime, we’ve gotten two Husky rescue notes, one from Dallas, the other from North Richland Hills.
The Dallas situation: Danielle Fry, the DAS animal transfer coordinator, sent a note about this pup who is in need of emergency transfer because of a medical challenge.
He’s 2 and sweet and he’s A865959. He’s on antibiotics and pain meds because he’s got some kind of unfortunate problem with his main boy part. This is a pressure-packed situation.
According to Danielle’s note, “If his condition worsens, we will not be able to hold him much longer.” Email email@example.com.
The NRH situation: Karen Lee forwarded this one to us and it came from Peggy Smith who wrote, “A stray Husky was trying to dig her way into my North Richland Hills back yard in the Smithfield area on Sunday, November 9. I've hung flyers up in the neighborhood, contacted 3 city shelters at NRH, Watauga and Keller and posted her via Facebook. She did not have a collar and she is not micro-chipped.
“She is a very friendly dog. She is well behaved. She sits for treats and since I've had her inside the last few cold nights, she seems to be housebroken. I'm pretty sure someone had taken good care of her. Not sure why I cannot find anyone looking for her.”
Peggy has been working hard to find a place for her. Call 817-875-6384 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AN IRVING UPDATE
Pebbles the American Bulldog and Bella the Boxer girl were among the many dogs rescued, adopted or reclaimed at the Irving Animal Shelter after they appeared on the “urgents list.” You can see the saved critters HERE.
You can see the NEW urgent dogs HERE.
Russell Posch, the photo-shootin’ shelterwalker, provides the information and photos. You can see Irving’s cats HERE.
To ask about a dog during off-hours, call the rescue hotline at 972-72-3597. Email both Rescueapet@cityofirving.org and Adoptapet@cityofirving.org. The Irving Shelter’s business numbers are 972-721-2256 or 57.
Amazing faces. See more of these endangered animals at Carrollton Animal Rescue Enterprise’s Facebook site HERE. Call CARE at 972-466-3420 or email CARE@cityofcarrollton.com.
CARE works hard each week to get dogs and cats into good homes. It's not easy in North Texas where there are so many animals competing for so few spots in homes.
Consider Chloe the Dog -- owner surrender -- and this young cat Falcon. Great faces, no homes. The clock is ticking.
A NOTE FROM A VETERAN RESCUER
These are the dogs in need and here’s the note from Becky Haisma, longtime rescuer and animal advocate. She explains, “I am sending out a plea for money to be donated to this family. If you can't donate, please share it with someone who might be willing to do so.
"They have 3 dogs. The wife is very sick and husband lost his job. They lost their home and car. He is attending an 8-week truck driving school now and they will be able to find another home after he gets his first couple of paychecks. The wife is currently living in a pet friendly motel in Addison while the husband is out of town in school. A donor paid for the first 3 weeks. The hotel costs $229 a week. Our goal is to raise $2000 to cover this expense for another 7 weeks and raise more for food. We would like them to have some kind of holiday season. This family is on their way to being gainfully employed, but they have some immediate needs.
“The dogs needed to see the vet. Paws in the City paid for those vet expenses and the dogs are now all neutered, vaccinated, heartworm negative and on prevention, treated for fleas and skin issues, nails clipped and bathed (thanks to Claire for transporting them to the vet!).
“North Texas Pet Food Pantry gave them 2-3 months of food, new collars and leashes and treats. (thank you Cheryl for all you have done and are doing for them!) They are also going to match up to $500 raised!! So PLEASE donate whatever you can, $10, $15, $20, $50 etc.... no amount too small.”
Here’s the LINK and be sure to note that it is for “Family in motel with dogs.”
CONTEMPLATIONS: Movies are made for animals and so are the video cameras on cellphones. In the first instance, as the artwork indicates, there is a certain amount of fund-raising affection now for the great Disney film Lady and the Tramp. Here’s the info: 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, Bowen House at 2614 Boll Street in Uptown offers $5 spaghetti and meatballs and $5 chianti and free admission to the film! (Click on the artwork to make it grow.) Ah, but 15 percent of the food and drink proceeds benefit Paws In the City -- the rest of the experience benefits anyone who loves dogs and an evening of Italian! ... You’ve seen those events where dogs sit in one place and don’t move until their human tells them to? Yeah, I’ve never had a dog like that, either. But Huffington Post had a video of a dog obedience contest and while some of the dogs were well behaved, there’s a Golden Retriever who, essentially, went nuts for the treats and asked, “What? You thought I was some kind of dull dog?” Watch it HERE. ... Locally, you’ve got to love Greyhound Adoption League of Texas. Those folks know how to photograph Christmas. Here are some examples. It’s the faces with the Big Red One. And, as you can tell, Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick is also enamored of Earhounds. GALT is scheduling Santa photos and family holiday photos and you can see some of the photoshoots HERE. For info, go to galtx.org or call 972-503-4258. And remember, Clement Moore may have picked 8 tiny reindeer because he just didn’t believe Greyhounds can fly. Ask anybody who has one -- if they’ll get off the couch, they can really fly. If they'll get off the couch. That's what I've heard admiringly from humans devoted to these Greyt Dogs.
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