We’re focusing on four topics for this Friday the 13th noonish edition. Just four.
Perhaps one or more will inspire good hearts to help animals in tough spots.
MARLEY IN NEED
OF A MEDICAL RESCUE
Laura Macias and the growing group of people who work with small shelters are desperate today to help this dog Marley, an “adorable middle-aged dog” who came to the Red Oak Animal Shelter as a stray. The note about him reads that “his ear and neck are a mess. Unknown what happened to the poor sweet boy. Could be a dog attack, could have been used as a bait dog, could have been hit by a car or struck in some one. He has no limping but look at his ear and neck.”
The note goes on, “We believe Marley's life could be at risk and it is absolutely critical he see a vet ... His ear is enormous and you can tell he seems tired, like he is not feeling well -- undoubtedly infection may be rampant or combined infection/possible
hematoma are taking it's toll.
Contact Laura at 214-949-2726 (call or text) or email her at email@example.com. She can fill you in on donation details. And, for crying out loud, somebody rescue Gunner (left) before he’s killed after being rescued at least three times.
EXPECTING AT GRAPEVINE,
HOPING FOR A RESCUE
We got this note from our pal Karen Lee of Barkleyworld.com. She included this photo of an impossibly pregnant dog -- really, can you get any more pregnant than is demonsTrated in this photograph?
Karen included a request for help from Kristina Valentine of the Grapevine Animal Shelter. She is looking for someone who “can help with this preggo about-to-pop Mom. She’s very sweet and mommy dog-like. 3 years old. Surrendered. Previous pups are about 9 months old and also here. We would love for her to have puppies in a more calm and safe environment. Owner brought 7 total and I am medicating half of them because the 'dad' dog attacked over food before they were surrendered by owners.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to help Kristina help this dog, a victim of human folly when it comes to un-checked breeding and neglectful behavior.
And his Karen’s important quote about the 2018 puppy and kitten season is keeping shelters (and rescuers) in stress. “OMG this cycle has GOT to stop!”
Amen, and, yes, spay/neuter is more available in Dallas/Fort Worth than ice cream, nachos or SUVs. Tell people who need to know.
TWO CATS WITH ODD NAMES
Both of these cats are in the care of the SPCA of Texas, most recently in the news for rescuing a bunch of horses from a horrifying plight in Van Zandt County. But, remember, the spotlight at the SPCA lands on dogs and cats, too. So we picked two cats to feature and we picked them purely because of their names. That first cat is -- get this -- Canada. Yes, I know you sang “O, Canada!!!” immediately. She’s #161180, a small cat at 5 years, 3 months old.
The second cat is -- and you’ll ask “Why?” -- known as “Bacon Bits.” [LARRY ASIDE: I’ve been writing animal stories for newspapers, magazines and online since 1965 and this is the first cat or animal of any kind I’ve run across who was named Bacon Bits.] He’s 9 years, 3 months old and also small. Both are available at the Jan Rees-ones animal Care Center of the SPCA of Texas in Dallas. Go to spca.org for adoption info.
A ROSE-FOCUSED REMINDER FOR THE
SAVE THE BOXERS DOT COM RESCUE
Again, readlarrypowell.com salutes the web address for Legacy Boxer Rescue -- it’s the mission statement: savetheboxers.com.
Saturday is the big day for Roses for Rescue -- the annual flower market benefiting Boxers, is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at NRH20 family Water Park in North Richland Hills.
Remember, for more info and more, memorize and use this handy URL: savetheboxers.com.
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