EDITION OF FRIDAY THE 13TH IN APRIL 2018 [PetPowellPress] -- Well, how lucky are we, dear triskaedekaphobiacs? Luck? That big word spelled right? Moving on, we don’t need luck. We’ve got dogs and cats!
And, of course, our mission is to help other humans enjoy the happiness of a housecat or couchpuptato.
By the way, this is clearly puppy and kitten season -- any veterans of the feral cat rescue community want to shout “Amen! Hasn’t anyone heard of spay and neuter?” Yep, they’ve heard of it. They just don’t care. Moving along, here are two very distinct cats currently awaiting rescue, adoption or “other” in the Dallas Animal Services Shelter and Adoption Center. That neutered orange fellow is year-old Mango (A1026270). He’s been in the shelter since April 7. And, as you can see, he has managed to get the hair on his forehead to become a personalized monogram for Mango.
We’ve used this photo of Feede (A1025321) before. The year-and-seven-months-old spayed female tortie has been waiting for someone to adopt her since March 28. The thing about Feede is this: She may have the most artistic face in catdom. Look at the “square of light” that illuminates her expression. Only Mother Nature could give a cat such an exquisite appearance.
See how to adopt both of these cats by visiting dallasanimalservices.org. You can also drop by the shelter at I-30 and Westmoreland.
MEANWHILE, THE MESSAGE
FROM A DENTON FAN
This came from Amy Poskey, the veteran observer of animal situations in the Denton McNatt Animal Shelter. She began her note this way: “The good news is that Emma, ‘Ol, Rover, Salty, Steel, Danny, and Boba Fetch have been adopted! The bad news is that SHAKIRA, MAXIMUM DECIMUS, KRUMS, GENO, JESSIE, AND DUKE ARE STILL WAITING FOR LOVE AND NOW I’VE ADDED THREE MORE ANGELS WHO ARE HW POSITIVE SO THEY ALL NEED OUR HELP, TOO!”
To get you started on wondering about the Denton adoptables, I’m featuring photos of two of the animals. That guy with the regal pose is Maximus Decimus, a 2-to-5-year-old Pittie mix who was, yes, “surrendered by his owner.” The 61.7 pound dog “is a sweet boy and loves to play in the yard or go on walks with his people” Know what it costs to adopt him? THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS. HANG ON. I’m sorry. Upon further review he’s a $30 dog. Isn’t that amazing?
This face belongs to Pandi, 5-to-8-years-old and a Cane Corso-Mastiff Mix who was “surrendered by her owner.” She’s the kind of dog who is “very loving and playful with her humans but would prefer to be your one-and-only pooch,” the Denton bio reads. $30. Yes. A $30 dog.
There are so many others waiting to be adopted or tagged for rescue. The contact points are Amy’s email at firstname.lastname@example.org and the shelter folks: email@example.com, paul.o’firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and/or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can call the shelter at 940-349-7594.
OWNERS WERE MOVING SO
LULU & NORTH ARE ON THE CLOCK
Remember, this sort of “git rid of the dog, we’re moving” attitude does not belong exclusively to Mesquite, where Lulu and North are waiting for humans to help them.
Judi Brown, our Mesquite Animal Shelter volunteer tipster, described 48-pound Earhound Lulu as “a darling girl with a stocky body and cute pixie ears. She very recently had a litter. Where as North is reserved, Lulu is outgoing. The best adjective to describe Lulu would be EXUBERANT! She leapt for joy as she bounded around the yard.” The 33-pound, neutered North is described by Judi as a “stately Shepherd mix with Shar-pei ears and gorgeous reddish coloring with hazel eyes to match.”
After being surrendered at the shelter with companion Lulu, North is described as “confused and a bit intimidated by the change of his circumstances. He is cautiously friendly and will come to you to be petted. He’s a gentle, calm guy with southern manners. He sits, stays, and knows to go to bed. His previous owners said he was an inside dog only and is housebroken.”
To ask about either of these dogs, call the shelter at 972–216–6283 or email email@example.com. Use their ID numbers and make it easy on the bookkeeping.
HOLY SMOKE, GUNNER
HASN’T BEEN ADOPTED?
Well, this is just getting to be awful. This guy Gunner has been in the Red Oak shelter for a while. A note on Thursday from small shelter rescue advocate Laura Macias read, “Gunner is now the top of the euthanasia list.”
Why? Because, she added, “Red Oak is critically full! Several dogs that are part of a cruelty case came in yesterday [Wednesday] and there’s no space.”
Speaking of luck, you may recall that Gunner was adopted from Dallas Animal Services, somehow was dumped or ignored away by a human who, after he was found, did not want him back. Gunner bounced through another shelter and then landed at Red Oak where he’s on the brink of being killed.
To help him, call or text Laura at 214-949-2726 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT IF ANIMAL RESCUE HAD NO COMPUTERS?
This one’s inspired by all the Mark Zuckerberg testimony and questions from congressmen who are so busy trying to save the world that they may have yet to discover any electronic device more sophisticated than a microwave oven set on “popcorn”. Animal organizations have benefited dramatically from social media, in particular Facebook. We launched Readlarrypowell.com at the dawn of the social media age. What we witnessed was savvy animal rescuers quickly discovering how online connections could save more animals. Nowadays, nearly every animal-affiliated organization has a Facebook page and usually a website.
Before the emergence of the household computer, animals depended on people to make phone calls and send newsletters through the U.S. Mail.
In the Connection Era, there’s no way to tell how many zillions of animals have been saved because someone posted a photo or told a story or wrote a touching letter about saving a dog or cat.
And in case you wondered, the traditional light research done by Readlarrypowell.com revealed that the Mark Zuckerberg’s family has a dog -- a Puli named Beast. That’s a photo of computer man and Beast from Get Leashed Magazine. Did you know the plural of Puli is Pulik? Only Pulik Peoplek would snap to that factoid, right?
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