On Friday (9/27/13), we got an urgent plea from Oran M. Roberts Elementary School.
Fourth graders found a male kitten in one of the playground trash cans. They called the assistant principal. There was indeed a kitten almost completely submerged in water. The only thing above water was his little nose and one paw. They pulled him from the trash. The stench led them to believe that he had been in there for a while. (Subsequently, a janitor reported for two days he heard a kitten crying but could not locate it.)
The rescuers dried him off, and one of the coaches set him up with a heater to warm him up. A thoughtful parent (who is highly allergic to cats) bundled him up and rushed him to the shelter.
An emergency vet visit determined he was in fact hypothermic, dehydrated and in critical condition from submersion. Right now Aquarius is resting on a heating pad, getting fluids, antibiotics and syringe feedings.
While he is in critical condition, we are trying our best to give this little cat a chance. He has a group of fourth graders who are truly his Guardian Angels, but he could use more Guardian Angel support while he is healing.
This little sweetheart is Happy. Look at that face!
This little 13 pound wheaten terrier collided with a car, and he got the worst of it. He was turned in to Animal Services for help. He couldn't put pressure on his hind quarters and had some open wounds and road rash, so they suspected pelvic injuries, and sent out an appeal for a rescue.
We rushed him to the vet and miraculously, no broken bones but severe internal bruising, abdominal wounds and external derma-abrasions, requiring careful attention against infection and debriding to insure healing.
Happy has exhibited an amazing demeanor through his pain .... and might not exactly live up to that name right now, but it is definitely in his personality. What will help make him happier right now is a Guardian Angel who will help us help him.
On Saturday, August 24th, Morgan and Asena celebrated their 8th birthdays at a joint party with friends and family. In lieu of presents, they asked everyone to bring a donation for Dog & Kitty City animals.
After the party, the girls visited the shelter to drop off a wonderful array of gifts for our furry friends. They also had a tour and a chance to visit with the animals.
A great big HSDC thank you to these junior volunteers who stepped up to help the animals!
Park Cities Pet Sitter is sponsoring a program to benefit Dog and Kitty City. They will create specific events to promote this donation drive. Stay tuned for event updates!
Park Cities Pet Sitter, Inc. is joining forces with the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS) for the “Presents 4 Pets” campaign, a money and supply collection drive to benefit the shelter animal community. This national program coincides with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week, observed November 3-9, 2013. As part of this annual program, Park Cities Pet Sitter and other NAPPS members across the country will be reaching out to their clients and sponsoring local events to encourage people to donate money and products for this worthy cause. Items such as food, toys, treats, blankets, towels, rugs, beds, bleach, leashes, collars, cat traps, and gift cards will be solicited during this initiative.
“This is a great opportunity for all pet lovers to help the neediest animals in our community,” commented Joette White, President of Park Cities Pet Sitter. “We hope through our participation in Presents 4 Pets that we will generate awareness for our community shelters, as well as highlight the social responsibility we all have to successfully manage the overall population and placement of companion animals that need homes.”
Ms. White said she is especially excited that her company’s efforts will benefit two local organizations that are staunchly committed to making a difference in the Dallas community; the Humane Society of Dallas County and Big Fix for Big D.
Mister Car Wash will launch their 2013 Paws-A-Thon fundraising campaign July 1 to raise money for the Humane Society of Dallas County. The Mesquite car wash and lube location will raise money through in-store donations. Customers can purchase a paw in $1, $5 or $10 amounts through the month of July with 100 percent of the money donated to the Humane Society of Dallas County. The paper paw, with the customer name written on it, will then be displayed on Mister Car Wash's walls. Customers also receive an exclusive offer of savings on their next car wash.
Last year's Paws-A-Thon raised $500 for the Humane Society of Dallas County. This year's goal is to raise $750.
“The event we created gives our customers and employees the opportunity to work together and make an impact assisting the animal shelters within our communities. We have been overjoyed with not only our results, but also with the feedback we receive from our customers and the donation recipients. This is a new tradition we will keep going,” says John Lai, Chief Executive Officer.
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Early in April, Troop Leader Kiley emailed us about Brownie Troop #1400 (Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains). For their animal community project, they voted to work with a local animal shelter, and Dog & Kitty City was selected.
On May 15th, the team visited the shelter to learn about animal care and how we can all help the animals in our community. They had a tour and met many of the cats and dogs in our care and presented a whole array of wonderful gifts they had collected through a supply drive at their school and in their neighborhoods.
Staff, animals, the Troop and all had a very happy visit -- as you can see in the photographs.
Congratulations and many thanks to a great team of Junior Volunteers!!!!
To All Cat and Dog Lovers: Please dine out and support Dog & Kitty City at our Cinco de Meow party on May 2, 2013, at Blue Mesa Grill, 7700 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas 75225 (across from NorthPark Mall). Join us at any time between 5:00 and 8:00 pm. All you have to do is show up and eat!
See attached flyer for details. Please RSVP to
Update on 3/29/2013: A picture is worth a thousand words! You can see pretty Adele is healing nicely and has a whole new look.
She is so grateful for your support and the Guardian Angels who helped give her a second chance.
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Adele is a french bulldog mix that was turned in to Dallas Animal Services and they asked for a rescue group to help her. This 3 year old weighs 39.8 pounds, a short and curvy kind of gal!
She was attacked by another dog -- as well as maced (by someone trying to break up the fight?)! She has a large laceration on her left axilla which was cleaned and sutured with a drain tube installed. She also has an injury to the carilage in her right ear. It appears that the ear had been pulled away from the head, causing cartilage damage, which will most likely require surgery to repair. It is seriously infected, so this is the focus of her initial care.
Adele is a really sweet girl, submissive and adorable! She just needs some help to get through all of this. She is ready to get healed and put the past behind her!
She is resting comfortably, but would love a Guardian Angel or two so she can have all the best care available.