EDITION OF TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2017: DATELINE, TEXARKANA, TEXAS (PetPowellPress) I’m sick of three things lately. Not in this order: Politics. Men behaving like savages. And happy, unsuspecting animals sitting on death row in North Texas shelters.
The first two, it’s hard to do something about -- blame the flaws of humanity. That third thing, well, I’m no angel, but I do know some angel who work daily to change the fates of unwanted dogs and cats. Heck, I hope one of ‘em wins Lotto Texas -- if I don’t, of course.
Before we get to happy dogs on the clock in taxpayer-financed shelters, let’s take a look at Jazzie, the “small, female Oriental Shorthair mix” at the SPCA of Texas. Jazzie looks like an Earhound to me! Here’s the catch for these year-old felines: Jazzie and Dragon, a small male Siamese mix, must be adopted together, the SPCA says. You can see them at spca.org. They’re a couple of lapcats. And anyone who has a couple of lapcats will tell you that having the tandem lapcats is a cool cat thing. They’re at the SPCA’s Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center on the SPCA campus in West Dallas.
VOTING FOR ANIMALS :
OK IS ON THE BALLOT
Julie Goff, the Fund Development Manager at Operation Kindness, says the no-kill adoption center is “one of three non-profits in a contest to win $100,000 from Reliant energy and we need your votes.” She says, also, “I can promise you the money would truly help animals who desperately need the second chance we provide. You might not know this but we are the ‘go to’ shelter for more than 50 local municipal shelters who need our help with sick and injured animals, or animals who have run out of time. Your votes could mean the difference between life and euthanasia for thousands of dogs and cats.” The link is https://giving.myreliant.com. Julie says, “It’s free to vote and you don’t have to log in or give any personal info. And you can vote multiple times. I plan to vote at least 50 times each day (the contest goes through Saturday)”
BIDDING FOR ANIMALS
(ER, ON BEHALF OF ANIMALS)
The Take Me Home Pet Rescue Online Auction is underway and closes at 4 p.m. Friday, December 1. Click HERE To check out the holiday shopping merchandise.
Among the items: jewelry, wine, doghouses, sports memorabilia, a flight to the moon -- wait, hang on. I made up that flight to the moon part. Thank you for reading this far into an appeal for help for a good rescue cause!
MEANWHILE IN DENTON
OK, let’s see how many of these Denton McNatt Animal Shelter dogs can get adopted, can beat the Grim Reaper, can find a home with people who say, “I WANT THAT DOG.”
Heck, maybe some will say, “I WANT THOSE DOGS.”
Our tipster is the Denton shelter’s volunteer promotional voice, Amy Poskey. She writes, “All of these babies are fully vetted and being offered for only $30 to adopt in an effort to help them find homes. And rescues can pull for FREE!!!”
Here are the contacts: firstname.lastname@example.org, paul.o’email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, and/or email@example.com. You may also email Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Call the shelter at 940-349-7594.
In order, the dogs are Mrs. Doubtfire (59872), a 5-8-year-old Pittie mix who was adopted, found as a stray but wasn’t reclaimed. The shelter staff has a special bit of heart set aside for her.
Meadow (72010) is a formerly stray Catahoula mix who is “loaded with personality.” (She is heartworm positive, but “the shelter will provide 5 months of heartworm preventative when she is adopted or rescued.
Cactus Jack (72171), is described as a Pittie mix who is a “handsome boy with those adorable radar ears.” He “loves his people but doesn’t like other pooches.” He, too, is heartworm positive. Same deal with the heartworm preventative as Meadow.
Franklin (72346) is a young male Akita Mix -- also heartworm positive. Handsome fellow at a year old.
Max (72403) is a 3-year-old Border Collie Shepherd mix. Yep, heartworm positive, but he has “the cutest, perky ears.”
And that gets us to Gracie (72198) a heartworm NEGATIVE, 5-to-8-year-old Lab mix who is an owner surrender. This 66 pound, heartworm-negative dog “knows how to sit and shake on command.”
[LARRY ASIDE: I’d take ‘em all, but, thank heavens for the limit in the city of Dallas -- we could love ‘em all but we couldn’t afford to feed ‘em all! Pass the word on about these adorable adoptables. They deserve a happy fate.]
CONTEMPLATION: A BABY NOTE Now and then, you run into something that’ll cheer you up. I got on the elevator at a hospital in Texarkana with a woman who was all grins and glow. “What floor?” I asked and she said, “Three” and couldn’t help adding “I’ve got a new grandbaby!” It was an outburst of happiness! “Boy or girl?” I asked. “A little girl,” she said proudly-- she was beaming. “Got a name yet?” I asked, and she said so tenderly, “Emery Lane.” I don’t know what the real spelling is -- she got off the elevator before I could become Larry the Reporter, again. But, however you spell that grandbaby’s name, feel free to pronounce it “Grandmother’s sweet joy.”
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