DATELINE: DALLAS The Town That Puts People on The Tippling Point, Texas. (Sept. 17, PetPowellPress) -- Welcome to midweek in America. You can see where you’ve been and you know where you’re going. The wreckage of Monday is in your rearview mirror and you can see Friday from here. No matter how many human days come and go, dogs and cats find themselves in a 24-hour fix. We’ll mention some today, as is our style. This one is Sandy, a 10-pounder -- obviously a threat to society -- who is on death row at the Irving shelter after her owner turned her in because she “escapes.” I’m blaming the human. More on Irving later. Here goes:
CAVIAR -- ONE MORE TIME.
Holy smoke, they’re preppin’ the needle for Caviar.
Dawna Carabajal sent a note Tuesday evening about this magnificent big ol’ dawg. She’s with Friends of Rowlett Animals, as you may recall. “Our volunteers are all very concerned as the shelter has now put a deadline on Caviar, he has until end of day Thursday to either be adopted or rescued or he will be euthanized.
“Here is what one of the volunteers has to say about Caviar: ‘Caviar is less agitated now that he has been getting to be outside more; he was even outside for close to 6 hours the other day. A dog had gotten loose out back and was running along Caviar's run...CAVIAR STARTED TRYING TO PLAY!”
“It is quite possible Caviar is not dog aggressive; it is just so hard to tell at the shelter. “We are BEGGING for help. Isn't there 1 person out there willing to give Caviar a chance? Caviar loves people and is a calm boy.”
You can see him at the Rowlette Shelter, 4202 Industrial, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Call 972-412-6219.
A CRISIS IN EAST TEXAS -- NEEDLE READY
The great animal advocate Karen Lee sent this one to Readlarrypowell.com -- it has to do with Smith County and in case you don’t know where that is, the big city is beautiful Tyler, Texas.
Allyson White of the Smith County Sheriff’s Office sent the note and it began with “HELP!”
She explained, “We have 5 GREAT dogs that must go on Wednesday the 17th. Their time is up at our facility. Please look at the pictures, Share them with other great people you know. BUT please let me know if you can help!
“Thank you for making a difference in the world, one paw at a time!!!”
Contact Allyson at 903-266-4303 or email@example.com.
[LARRY ASIDE: I have used one of the dogs to illustrate this item, but the other 4 are posted at the bottom of today’s report. And that means rather than saving them one paw at a time, today you have the opportunity to save them 20 paws at a time! Work fast. Beat the needle.]
TWO EARHOUNDS IN ONE BIG MESS
Veteran rescuer Janie Perelman is looking for help with these two roaming dogs -- they’re in the Irving Zip Code 75062, near 183 and O’Connor. And, says Janie, “I’m afraid our neighborhood is becoming a dumping ground.”
The dogs were found running near Janie’s home, they were posted on the neighborhood blog and nobody has claimed them. That was back on the 8th. They were aught on the 12th by a neighbor who has other dogs and cats and is juggling everybody.
One’s a boy, the other’s a girl -- they appear to be no older than 3. Janie says, “The neighbor, has a young child who has been playing with them and they’ve been great with her. She has been all over them, covering them with her jacket. It is unknown how they are with other pups although they are very close to each other.
They may be Husky/Shepherd mixes -- neither is fixed, neither is chipped. And there are no signs in the neighborhood nor posts on the Irving Animal Services lost dog site, Janie says.
Here’s the key thing: Janie and the neighbors have chipped in to create some sponsorship money and pay for vetting and spay/neuter. All that’s needed is a place to park these pups until they can be adopted. To offer to help email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 214-621-5263.
A CLOWDER IN CARROLLTON
Carrollton Animal Services has a number of cats and kittens on the “urgents” list for today and among them is this big cat Ester. You can adopt her for 10 lousy dollars because she’s already fixed. Even more impressive for people sensitive to their furniture needs, Esther is declawed on all four paws. [Readlarrypowell.com does not endorse declawing, but we do endorse adopting declawed cats and keeping them safely indoors.]
Ester is #31273 and the shelter says the spayed Russian Blue “is the prettiest kitty and she is even prettier in person than this picture can show. She is very, very sweet and very calm, and just everything a kitty should be. We believe she is middle age (and kitties live a VERY long time so she has tons of years to go here) meaning you can adopt a kitty that just wants to be held and petted that will be an awesome companion and great with EVERYONE.” Call the shelter at 972-466-3420 or email email@example.com.
Some of these dogs are on death row because their owners dumped them. (You see Sandy there -- from our opening paragraph. If you click HERE you can read about these “most likely to be next” dogs in the Irving Animal Shelter. Credit for providing this info goes to photo-shooting shelter-walker Russell Posch.
Call the rescue hotline at 972-721-3597 and email Rescueapet@cityofirving.org or Adoptapet@cityofirving.org. The shelter phone is 972-721-2256 or 57.
FOLLOWUP ON A DALLAS DOG
Legendary animal advocate Jonnie England, who tipped us on this dog for yesterday’s edition, reported Tuesday evening, “GREAT NEWS! This little pup has been saved! She's being picked up by Good Shepherd Rescue and Sanctuary of Texas and fostered by the amazing Kathleen Higgins, founder of GSR. Visit their FB page HERE. And if you'd like to make a donation for this little girl or others GSDs in their care, click this link: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/TX274.html .Thanks to everyone who networked and shared her story. Don’t you just love happy endings?? :)”
CONTEMPLATIONS: Well, well, well, apparently the American financial crisis has been resolved and here’s some evidence: The U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps is returning to the State Fair of Texas -- they’l be performing Sept. 26 through 29 in Marine Corps Square at the Fair! Read about all the Fair at bigtex.com. This will be the Corps 51st appearance at the State Fair -- not 51st consecutive because last year things were being “sequestered,” as you may recall and the Washington, D.C.-based Corps wasn’t allowed to travel to Texas for its 51st appearance at the Fair. Got to save that money, you know. [LARRY ASIDE: All money saved by last year’s sequestration went to golf lessons and green fees for the White House. I’m kidding. Golfers can take a joke.] ... When’s the Fair? Why just look at that logo! It opens 9 days from Wednesday. That accounts for the fall temps and the sudden shortage of cornbread mix on area shelves -- I’m kidding the corny dog cooks. They can take a joke better than a White House golfer. ... Now, in honor of the State Fair of Texas, here’s a bit of history from 1962 -- it even features that kid from North Texas State, Pat Boone. Click HERE and enjoy the ride. We’re waiting for the sequel: The Hunger Games at the State Fair: Deep-Fried Antacids On a Stick.
NOW, HERE ARE THOSE OTHER SMITH COUNTY DOGS
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