PM-EDITION OF FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2018 [PetPowellPress] This dog is Bella, bless her rescued heart and the people who got her to safety.
From the folks at the SPCA of Texas comes word that a felony arrest has been made in Bella’s case. Click on that photo so it'll grow and let the content soak in for a minute. ... [LARRY ASIDE: Yes. Bella looks as if she’s looking up into the eyes of someone and asking a timid “Why?” We may find out in court.]
The SPCA says Trevor Deamon Kennedy, 48, owner of the 3-year-old Pittie girl, was arrested Thursday afternoon. The SPCA’s headline read “Third-Degree Felony Arrest Made in Regards to Animal Cruelty Case in Dallas County.”
The dog was seized on September 27. The owner faces a charge of “Cruelty to Non-Livestock Animals” in the category of “tortures an animal in a cruel manner, kills, or causes seriously body injury to a animal.”
According to the SPCA, this dog was found in the backyard of some property in Southeast Dallas -- she was “tethered to a tree, with no visible access to food or shelter. The cable used to restrain the dog appeared to be embedded in her neck, causing injury that undoubtedly also caused excruciating pain as the cable slowly cut through the dog's skin. The dog also appeared to be significantly underweight, with its ribs, spine and hip bones prominently visible.”
If this goes to trial and there is testimony -- could be a plea deal, you never know -- you’ll hear details about the way this dog was treated. [LARRY ASIDE: Many rescuers have saved dogs from an “embedded collar” situation. We know what it's like, how it hurts to see it, how it feels to wonder if the dog is going to be OK.]
In Bella's case, the SPCA says, “The cable was embedded so deeply that it almost reached the cervical vertebrae of the spine. Surgery was later performed to remove the embedded cable and repair the neck tissue, and due to the extent of the wounds, subsequent surgeries may be necessary.” To see how to be part of the SPCA rescue, repair and prosecute efforts, go to www.spca.org/helptheanimals. See more photos HERE.
MEANWHILE IN WILMER
NO INTEREST AT ALL
We’ve written about these dogs a couple of times this week and as it draws to a close, the rescuer/shelter supporter Laura Macias cites four dogs in the Wilmer Animal Shelter and writes, “Begging for your help …. please … no inquiries today on these 4 - shelter is tiny and old and they are running out of space - please do not let them survive Dowdy Ferry area to just die … this is so very sad.”
To help these dogs, email email@example.com or call or text 214-949-2726 or Facebook Carrie Moody or Laura Macias.
The dogs include Zachary, the 35-pound JackRussell/Border Collie Mix.
Marley is the Shepherd/Shar Pei mix (maybe) who weighs 3 pound and has red hair and a great personality. Plus he’s an Earhound.
The other two dogs were found together:
They are Olivia and Zeke, both young Staffies found wandering together near the Dowdy Ferry Road dumping area.
Once again, the contact information for saving these dogs from death in a small shelter is email firstname.lastname@example.org or call or text 214-949-2726. Crowded shelter. More dogs likely to arrive. Chance to do a good deed and save some lives.
MUMS ‘N’ ROSES PLUS PUMPKINS
MERGE TO SAVE THE BOXERS!
Yes, this is one definite sign that Autumn is here. Tradition!
Well, yeah, the sale will be helping to save Boxers but, also, as it has done for many years, the Legacy Boxer Rescue Mums ‘n’ Roses event will help people organize their fall decorating, too.
As the the note from the great Sharon Sleighter, the Legacy guiding light, reports, the sale “will have vendors on site as well as the best selection of Mums, Roses and Pumpkins for your Fall decorating! DON'T MISS THIS EVENT!! Buy some beautiful plants and get some Holiday gifts as well. We accept Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard and Discover.”
This event is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the NRH20 Family Water Park, 9001 Blvd. 26, in North Richland Hills.
Legacy Boxer Rescue has its mission statement in its website address: www.savetheboxers.org.
You may have noticed two photos of a white boxer -- that is the dog Twinkle. Waiting for a home via Legacy. Twinkle twinkles in one photo and gets serious in the second. Plus, according her bio, “She has a natural tail that can clear a coffee table or hit small kids in the eye. Her foster mom LOVES her tail and hopes that her new family will, too.” Amen to Twinkle’s tail.
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