EDITION OF MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2017 (PetPowellPress) -- Daylight Saving Time. Love the aim. Hate the change. Previously regulated dogs across the nation are confused and alarmed. Never mind the human moods. Dear Congress: Please pick a time and leave it there.
AMERICA’S MOST FERTILE CITY
Anybody want to argue that Dallas is NOT the most fertile city in the nation? (Oh, and congratulations to the Spay Neuter Network for the great turnout at its grand opening on Buckner Boulevard Saturday -- more on that in a moment.)
We grabbed this passage from the Dallas Animal Services Facebook site: “DAS is proud to be sticking with the national trend - last month, 18% more animals were adopted, and 30% fewer were euthanized, over the same time last year.”
There are a couple of DAS photos of way-too-young kittens being bottle fed. Long odds, but loving hearts are working for them. [LARRY ASIDE: These are the kittens that have a change because someone got them or maybe them and their mom to the shelter. Lord knows how many kittens are born and die in Dallas because they aren’t cared for and neither are their mommas. That’s why Spay Neuter Network’s mission and those of the many other spay/neuter organizations matter. Know someone with an unfixed critter, browbeat them into thinking smart. This is not the time to be timid. Animals are dying because people think telling their dog or cat “Don’t get pregnant” will work.]
WHAT? YOU NEED SPAY NEUTER NETWORK INFO?
We happen to have that key info. Click here to find the Network’s Facebook page. That page is where you’ll see that while thousands and thousands of people were at the 38th Dallas St. Patrick’s Day Parade Saturday, there were at least hundreds who were doing the right thing with their animals at the new Spay Neuter Network facility on Buckner Boulevard.
That’s a photo showing the line. And if you want to see some video, click HERE.
Remember, if you don't have an animal that needs SNN's care, you can still donate to the cause. It's a non-profit.
The address is spayneuternet.org.
MURPHY OF MABANK NEEDS A HOME
We got tips on Murphy from both Amy Poskey, our Denton animal shelter monitor/tipster, and the great Sydney Busch of Friends of the Animals at Cedar Creek, the organization that operates the world’s most successful spay/neuter clinic at Gun Barrel City. According to the note accompanying Murphy, “This boy is as cute and handsome as ever! The only thing this cutie pie is missing is a loving, furever home. Murphy is currently with a temp foster, Kathleen Holland, but Kathleen is leaving for Utah at the end of this month so she needs to find a home or rescue for him.
“Murphy is about 13 weeks old, has had his first round of puppy shots, been wormed and started on Trifexis. He is a smart and quick learner, playful, and house trained! What more could you ask for?!”
And in a note to Sydney, his foster Kathleen wrote, “He is a good boy, smart and almost completely house trained! I will get his second round of shots and worming next week at Friends of the Animals.”
Here are the contact points to audition to adopt or foster this beautiful pup: email@example.com or call 801-243-9726.
DINING FOR CRITTERS
There are many restaurants around the area that help rescue groups with the dine here/we donate programs. Next one that we know about is the Take Me Home Pet Rescue ‘s Wednesday event at Chipolte in Richardson. You have to show this flyer to participate -- click HERE.
In case you wonder what Take Me Home Pet Rescue can do with money, you should click HERE and see the transformation of Fletcher, the most recent Dog of the Week at TMHPR.
Here's that flyer LINK.
CONTEMPLATIONS: Remember pregnant Amanda?We need a happy story right now, don’t you think? This one is a follow up from Amy Poskey about a dog she was helping at the Denton McNatt Animal shelter. She wrote, “To make a long story short, while juggling and trying to coordinate transport for Friends of Homeless Animals Rescue, a local rescue, Coppell Humane Society stepped up and offered to pull Amanda ... so she will be in a loving foster home when her little family arrives! YAY!!! I want to thank EVERYONE for your help and going the extra mile for sweet little Amanda! Amy.” Feels good when an animal gets some help. [LARRY ASIDE: We ought to feel good more often. And that is why we’re offering a 10 percent discount on all March sales of the 2017 Sweet Swing Model of the Readlarrypowell.com Two-by-Four of Enlightenment. That’s as soon as we get the OK from the trademark people, of course. While we believe the Two-by-Four of Enlightenment would be an effective behavior modification tool in the general unruly, ill-tempered, blissfully and willfully ignorant population, we know we need the Texas Legislature to create an applicable courtroom defense if some sorehead is insulted by taking a good piece of Texas oak upside the head. Yes, that would be wrong, for now.] .... CONVERSATIONS WITHIN A MARRIAGE: Discussing a chocolate cake that didn’t turn out quite like it was expected, my funspouse Martha, a sensational scratch-baker, explained, “That was a mix cake and I don’t think it was THAT far out of date.” Then she laughed uproariously and that is why I married her. She knows how to apply her great laugh! And she’s a good cook, too, as my waistline has demonstrated for a quarter-century. ...Funniest Dog Park Exchange I’ve seen in a while came in David Maldonado’s local post: “Guy comes up to me at dog park. ‘Hey just a heads up. My dog likes to pee on people’.” Sounds like Daylight Saving Time Maladjustment Syndrome, doesn't it.
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