EDITION OF FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2017 (PetPowellPress)
This is one of the many mommas and puppies that keep passing through the gates, doors and tubs at Dallas Animal Services Shelter and Adoption Center.
Bella’s the Mom. Been there for a few weeks after the whole family was surrendered.
Ah, but Kimberly Jones, who monitors the maternal nature of DAS, sent a note Thursday that read “Rescued today.”
And you maybe remember this beautiful dog PITURA (A0983693), who was dumped at the shelter, then delivered all those puppies. They’ve been adopted but Pitura, 2, waits for either a home or a City of Dallas Needle filled with death juice paid for by your tax dollars. You know how to save her. Go to the shelter and rescue or adopt her. It’s at I-30 and Westmoreland.
According to the DAS Daily Report Card for Wednesday, the shelter killed 9 dogs, 5 cats and one “other” -- you’d think there’d be 9 people who’d save a dog, 5 people who’d save a cat and one Big D oddball who’d step between the needle and an “other.”
This is just FYI in case you think the elected officials who run the City of Dallas actually give a hoot about the survival of animals. You know the line: They hew to the traditional Texas Theory of Animal Management -- “Got an animal problem? Let’s kill it.”
FORMERLY FERAL AT APPLEBEE’S
THIS IS A CAT WITH A 'HIP LIMP'
Here’s a cat tip forwarded by the great Sydney Busch, the reliable spokesperson of Friends of the Animals at Cedar Creek Lake, the organization that operates, so to speak the world’s most successful spay/neuter clinic at Gun Barrel City, Texas.
That may be why Quasimodo is such a good fit for an item that also mentions the Friends. Quasimodo is “fixed!”
The forwarded note came from Chantal Wylie and reads, “Quasi...short for Quasimodo is looking for his furever indoor home and lifetime companion. He has lived as a feral cat at Applebee’s in Athens long enough and is adapting well as an indoor cat. He would do well in a quiet and calm environment. Because of his ‘hip limp,’ outdoors would not be safe. Has been neutered and has all shots and is flea & worm free. Small rehoming fee. Serious inquiries contact Chantal at 903-288-6316.”
[LARRY ASIDE: Serious inquiries? Heck, yeah. If you bring a cat into your home, you’d better be serious about being adored like you’ve never been adored before. Here’s a hint: Ignore the cat. It’s effective bait. Sit at a computer and type for about a minute. Again, effective bait! Move the dog aside and flop on your couch -- if you are dead tired, you will have a visiting, insistent cat. These are natural laws of the universe.]
THINGS ADB NEEDS
Dinesha Schmidt keeps Readlarrypowell.com informed about things going on in A Different Breed Animal Rescue. Got any of these needs you want to give to ADB, call or text 972-896-6313. And, of course, it’s easier to give away newspapers these days than it is to sell ‘em.
CONTEMPLATIONS: Let’s just think about dogs. Ommmbark. Ommmmmbark. Ommmmmmbark. OK, we’re ready to list the top 10 most popular dog breeds in the U.S., according to the American Kennel Club -- we cribbed this list off the Paws In The City newsletter and added to it. We hasten to point out these are not the top 10 favorite dogs, just the breeds. Here’s the AKC list: (1) Labrador Retriever (2) German Shepherd (3) Golden Retriever (4) Bulldog (5) Beagle (6) French Bulldog (7) Poodle (8) Rottweiler (9) Yorkshire Terrier and (10) Boxer. Top Ten Favorite dogs are, of course, (1) Inky the Cocker Laureate of the State of Texas (2) Tie: All of our current dogs and former dogs and dogs we fostered, found and took back to their homes or otherwise helped (3) Pluto/Goofy (tie) (4) Rin Tin Tin (5) Beautiful Joe (literary reference) (6) Asta (film reference) (7) Pyewacket (Honorary mention and movie reference) (8) Lassie (9) Eddie (TV reference) and (10) Larry Talbot. (Some of you will chuckle at #10.) That is the late Inky, our staff impersonator, from our archives. He is giving us his impression of a finals judge at the Westminster Dog Show rushing into the post-show locker room and spotting a big steaming platter of Mom's Big Dawg Meatloaf with a Big Trophy Gravy Boat and a dessert of Frosting-on-the-Cake Ice Cream. ... Top Ten Cats? Ours were indifferent about filling out the entry form. So, we’ll stick with Deputy Chief Kittie Leigh Johnson and The Senator, two literary cats who accept dogs as staff. ... For those of us who might have laughingly joked about missing the U.S./Russian conflict in the Cold War, well, by cracky, how about the way things are going now!
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