This sweet little guy was found in the Bishop Arts District last weekend by DKC volunteers. They now have him in foster care while nursing him back to health. His name is Rue. He is a sweet little pup who was dirty with matted fur full of burrs and fleas, huddled against up a house in Oak Cliff. He is a Toy Poodle estimated to be between 8-10 years old. (The photos are after grooming). He’s been groomed and is on medication to heal his skin but he needs major dental work. He is currently on antibiotics because his mouth is badly infected and must be treated if he is to survive. The vet estimates more than $800 to get Rue ready for adoption and to resume life as the posh pooch he was meant to be. Rue really needs a host of Guardian Angels to give him a second chance.
Junior volunteer extraordinaire Emily had a school project to complete and came to the shelter to paint. Staff turned her loose in the front room. She worked all week to complete this bright and cheery room. Check out this fantastic job!
Handmade Gifts from Junior Girl Scout Troop 241
Last summer Amber brought her Junior Girl Scout Troop 241 to visit the shelter. They socialized and learned about shelter animals and their care. Over the winter, they worked on their Bronze Award, making blankets and collars for the animals. They visited again recently to bring their wonderful gifts and made a lot of animals very happy. We give them a Gold Star to go with their Bronze Award!!
Early in 2011, Michael contacted the shelter about a sweet, handsome Siamese stray. Simon needed help in finding his forever home. We took sweet Simon (who has found that home!!).
In April, Michael's company, Sabre Holdings in Southlake, was organizing their "Give Together" compaign, volunteering for local non-profits. He came to us and asked if we had a group opportunity for them. He had a team with 'varied skills.'
The storage sheds needed reshingling and this marvelous team agreed to that project and had the wherewithall to get it done. Shelter Director Sandra applauded this team as "better than Habitat for Humanity" with their professionalism and skills. The roof looks great!!!
They also pitched in and cleaned up the yard and really gave it their all for the shelter. Before their day was done, they had time to visit with the dogs and cats at the shelter...a little quality time for everyone involved.
Thanks, Michael (and your team), for rescuing Simon and then stepping up for a project on Simon's behalf!! This was a proud "Give Together" effort!
July 16-17 marks the 15th birthday of Petfinder.com. This wonderful service allows so many rescues to post our beautiful dogs and cats in an effort to find forever homes. In honor of their birthday, we are a staging a weekend adoption event on July 16-17at our Dog and Kitty City shelter. Some dogs will go to Petsmart on Saturday, but the cats and kittens will be at the shelter, and everyone will be available at the shelter on Sunday.
Special adoption donations will apply for adoption applications that are dated July 16 or 17 and are in shelter hands on those days. Even if there is a pending information confirmation or home visit, the discounts will apply as long as the application has been filed.
We welcome you to visit the shelter on the special adoption weekend! Please spread the word to help us find forever homes for as many as we can!
Mister Car Wash launched their 2011 Paws-a-thon fundraising campaign on July 1 to help local Humane Society and Rescue League organizations raise money through in-store donations. Customer donations come in the form of a purchased paw in $1, $5 and $10 amounts. The paws are displayed at the local car wash during the month of July. Customers also receive exclusive savings offers on their next care wash. The 2010 campaign raised more than $48,000 for animal rescue groups.
"The event we created gives our customers, car washes, lube centers and our corporate office here in Tucson the opportunity to work together and make an impact assisting the animal shelters within our communities," said Ron Peterson, Chief Executive Officer. "We were overjoyed with not only our results, but with the feedback we received ... We knew we had to keep this new tradiion going."
Mister Car Wash is the fastest growing car wash chain in the U.S., operating 66 car washes and 24 Express Lubes in 7 states. Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, they have 2300 employees and wash approximately 7 million vehicles annually. For more information visit mistercarwash.com.
Humane Society Dallas County/Dog & Kitty City is one of the organizations that will once again benefit from this program.