This is Stoney. Because of a family relocation, he is looking for a new home in the middle years of his life. He is a very good boy, playful, a lovable faithful friend and, yes, a puppy at heart.
Sadly, Stoney has tested positive for heartworm. Because he is a BIG boy, overweight like many middle aged folks, his treatment must be slow and gentle -- to cure the disease without harming the dog. He has a foster home but he would love to have a Guardian Angel who will help pay for special care for a special boy.
This big "puppy" will be seeking a permanent loving home after his treatment, so send in your adoption application if Stoney might be the one to complete your family.
Humane Society of Dallas County is deeply saddened by the passing of our dear friend and supporter Al Huchet.
Al was always on the job to help animals in need, in any way he could. He worked on our promotional materials as he did for many rescue groups. Just last fall, he organized the fundraising/adoption event for Dog & Kitty City at OC Smokehouse. He planned to make this an annual event!
Al could not do enough to help animals. We were so lucky to know this wonderful man and call him our friend.
Al will be sorely missed by the animal community. In lieu of flowers, his family has requested friends donate to one of his animal causes including our shelter, Dog & Kitty City, Paws in the City and the Texas Legislative Network (to stop puppy mills). A donation to any animal cause in his name will honor this special man! His spirit will live on in the animals he has done so much to help.
Services are Saturday, February 25th at 11:00 a.m. at Park Central Baptist Church, 7777 LBJ Freeway.
Alessandra (Ally) Alexandrou lost her life in a tragic automobile accident last August. She cared deeply for others and had an incredibly big heart and understanding ways. Among her many dedications, she loved animals of all kinds and was passionate about helping animals in need.
Her family and friends will gather at Chick-fil-A (Inwood Road north of Forest), one of Ally's favorite hangouts, on February 23rd, which would have been her 18th birthday.
Chik-fil-A is donating a portion of the sales that day to the Ally Alexandrou Memorial Scholarship Fund at Bishop Lynch High School. Family has extended invitations to those who knew and loved Ally. Everyone is welcome.
Next door at PetSmart our volunteers will be at the LuvAPet cat adoption center and accepting donations to HSDC Guardian Angel program in Ally's name to honor this young woman who left us too soon but left her indelible mark on all she touched.
To remember Ally, you can join us on February 23rd and/or donate to Ally's Angels, a special segment of the Humane Society of Dallas County Guardian Angel Program, to share in her spirit of caring.
We are thrilled to report that our 2011 Holiday Raffle was a resounding success! Our goal was to raise $10,000 through raffle ticket sales. Not only did we reach that goal--we exceeded it by selling a total of $12,200 in raffle tickets, with two "matching" donations of $480. A grand total of $12,680 raised! This is the most money ever raised through this volunteer-run fundraiser. A big thank you to everyone who celebrated our raffle success by coming to this past weekend's Raffle Drawing party at Lee Harvey's. The raffle party photos by professional photographer Mike Hanna will be available for viewing shortly. Thank you to all of the donors of our raffle prizes, to our volunteers for selling tickets and to those who purchased tickets. We could not have done this without you. Winners of our fabulous prizes are listed below.
Our Raffle Prize Drawing Party will be held this Sunday, January 8th at Lee Harvey's from 3—5pm. All raffle prize winners will be announced AND we will announce how much money was raised during our fundraiser.
It should be a very merry place to spend a Sunday afternoon, and dogs (as well as their humans) are invited to attend. Professional photographer Mike Hanna will be taking photos of all the four-legged cuties and their humans.
A couple of gift baskets will be awarded as door prizes for attendees only--full of wine, Mary Kay products and Cowboys Stadium tour passes. PLUS a $10 donation to the shelter will get you Happy Hour prices on all well drinks and draft beers! So please invite a few friends to join our celebration.