EDITION OF MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2018 [PetPowellPress] That’s some mugshot, isn’t it! How about the face on that dog? I want to kiss her smack on that nose! I hope I can write her into someone's heart. Carmen is first up in today’s report. And keep reading for other items such as a look-alike cat in Garland and effervescent Bubbles in Mesquite and some CONTEMPLATIONS. The new workweek is arriving and we’re enthusiastic. Up to a point.
CARMEN IS WAITING;
HAS A BROKEN LEG
You now how it goes sometimes, you get an email that’s been forwarded more times than an ugly rumor. This time I tracked the appeal for help for Carmen back to animal fan Susie Amerise who told me she’d seen the plight on the Urgent Animals of Fort Worth Facebook page.
And that led us to our ol’ pal in Cowtown, the fabulous Ginger Leach who is the rescue Coordinator for Fort Worth/Chuck Silcox Animal Care and Adoption Center.
My first question was “How’d she get a broken leg?” And Ginger explained, “We are not sure about the leg -- she was found as a stray and a citizen brought her in.” Carmen, about a year old and 42 pounds, quickly went on the urgent list. She has a bunch of pledges for financial help. First, she needs a rescue group to get her to a vet and safety. Ask about Carmen (37980676) when you email email@example.com. (See more urgents on Facebook HERE. Animals at that site are “at the greatest risk of euthanasia,” according to the page.)
THREE NOTES ABOUT GARLAND:
CAT, DOG, WEATHER
Perhaps you, too, keep running across notes about beating the heat in the Garland Animal Services Shelter. Some people have started a gofundme page HERE to finance buying coolers for the taxpayer-financed shelter. [LARRY ASIDE: Anything for the animals is OK by Readlarrypowell.com which endorses air-conditioning at all locations in the Lone Star State for all mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish and fowl -- even people. Remember, donate when you are confident that the money is going to the right cause.]
FYI: The last time we wrote about a Garland crisis was in 2010. You may remember the constant picketing and council conferencing it took to get the City of Garland to stop using a gas chamber for euthanasia. But the city was, eventually, responsive to the outcries of determined animal supporters.
So, as it turns out, after seeing a note about the temperature issue, I went to the shelter’s website where you can see adoptable animals (HERE). One of them I found is a nameless cat -- A230785 (being held) -- an “unaltered male” of an undetermined age. He’s a “domestic medium hair” and, I swear A230785 is a the spitting image (nearly) of my CCC (Constant Cat Companion) The Senator (That's The Senator on the right in rehearsal for a Congressional talent show several years ago -- he was into twerking in those days.) My pal was named for his hairline -- he appears to have plugs, like half the guys in the U.S Senate, hence, The Senator. Adopt A230785 and you can name him Veep or Prez or whatever you want -- you’ll be saving his life. You’ll be enhancing your life.
And then there’s that photo of a dog lounging in a kennel at the shelter -- he’s Jude (A230141). He’s neutered. He’s about 13 months old, the shelter staff thinks. And he’s tan and brown Pittie mix. So many of Garland’s adoptables are Pittie mixes -- in case you thought Dallas Animal Services had cornered the market.
The shelter is at 600 Tower St. in Garland. It opens next at 10 a.m. Monday. Call 927-205-3570.
EFFERVESCENCE IN MESQUITE,
PLUS TWO OTHER DUMPED DOGS
What we’ve got here is a snapshot taken from a panoramic view of the animal population of the Mesquite Animal Shelter. Info comes courtesy of the volunteer tipster Judi Brown. First up is the effervescent Bubbles, a nine-pound, 10-month-old Chihuahua mix (38783837) who was surrendered June 7 “due to a behavioral issue,” Judi writes. “The issue was that he became overprotective of one member of the family. I spent time with him and at first he had an attitude problem and would even attempt to nip at me. Eventually he decided I was to be trusted so he jumped on my lap and even kissed me. He is a work in progress so I will continue to work with him.” Needs a “take charge-human,” Judi says.
Six-month-old German Shepherd mix Doug weighs in at 44 pounds. Why is 38780518 in the shelter? Because, Judi reports, “because his owners said he was too much responsibility for them.” Big boy, long legs, keen sense of smell kept him busy in the exercise yard. He’s sweet, Judi says, and while he had no problem with other dogs, “ He seemed to be curious about cats but jumped back when when hissed at him.”
Then there’s this EARHOUND, 11-year-old, 20-pound Casey, a Chiweenie who was surrendered on June 7 “due to landlord issues.” The sweet dog, already spayed, “seems to enjoy walks” but “would be just as happy camping out on your lap,” Judi says.
To help with these dogs or any animal in Mesquite care, call the shelter at 972-216-6283 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Use their shelter numbers to help make rescue tagging or adoption easier.
A DEADLINE FROM MARS
Yeah, I thought that would catch your eye.
Michael Gregston of MARS Rescue -- Mobile Animal Rescue Service -- is looking for help with three dogs. He’s in a transition period and will must be out of the house by the end of June. “The three I have are perfect kiddos and together 24/7 with no issues and ideal with other pets.”
All three are happily vetted, Michael says. MARS’s website is at marsrescue.org. I
https://www.marsrescue.org. It’s a 501-c3. He’s also looking for volunteers to “sit” on weekends at a couple of PetSmart sites to help MARS animals find homes. Email mg2airmail.net.
BULK TRASH, CHILLING CRITTERS & A MONKEY TALE
FYI: That Cowtown logo in the item about Carmen came with this slogan: “City of Fort Worth — Working together to build a strong community.” Open up the City of Dallas website and you’ll see “Welcome to Dallas. Committed to ‘Service First’ Excellence.” That’s probably why the city is trying to weasel out of the monthly bulk-trash pickup. FYI: On our route, the guys are hard-working, dependable and EMPLOYED -- keep ‘em that way, you know? It’s good for America. Oops, kiss of death in four words. ... See that photo of a Greyhound in shades at the pool? It’s part of the artwork used to the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas to remind people to be careful with their animals in this sizzling Texas weather. Get the GALT tips HERE. And is that a set-up photo? I don’t know -- my tendency is to say that it’s an actual, candid photograph of a Greyhound who didn’t find anything to watch on TV, so left the air-conditioned house to sit in the pool and chill. Dogs know how to handle summer: First, they get their human to put in a pool. ... I would create a regular feature called “IDIOT OF THE WEEK” but, honestly, we only have 7 days in the week and our idiot supply is too big. Seriously, read this story about a shopper taking a monkey to a Home Depot and try to tell me someone doesn’t need a court-ordered “period of adjustment in the Florida Home for Thinking Clearly.” (Here’s the STORY.) I wish I had a link to a “GOFUNDAJAILCELL” site. Be cheaper than handing our free versions of our patent-pending 2018 Readlarrypowell.com Two-by-Four of Enlightenment. More satisfying personally than a trial, perhaps, but that would, of course, be wrong.
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