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Helping animals who can’t help themselves.

Sep
02

***Third party post, not assoc with FWAC***

PLEASE REPOST

Fort Worth Animal Control has two gorgeous Huskies who need rescue or adoption. Husky rescue has been contacted but are full…if there are any groups out there who can help these two they’re out of time.

Shelter contact info:
http://www. petfinder. com/shelters/TX26. html

Bombay is happy all the time and Caleb is a little shy at first then just loves you.

Bombay

Caleb

PLEASE REPOST

Sep
02

:::xposted from myspace bulletin:::

Dolly is beautiful and friendly.
She was brought in by a lady who
found her and had intended to keep her, but Dolly and the dog she already
had didn’t get along so she surrendered Dolly.
In the meantime she took
Dolly to the vet and got all of her vaccinations.
Can someone find a
spot for big, beautiful Dolly? Her tracking number is 10154.
Here’s
the link to her pictures:
http://fototime. com/inv/4706F87E0FAEF8A

Irving Shelter Tel.
972-721-2256

THE IRVING SHELTER HOURS: M-F 12:00noon to 7:00pm….Sat 12:00pm to
6:00pm…Sun clsd

CAGE 22 “Dolly” (10154)..fem..Grt Pyr..8/27..9/2 – 70 lbs friendly..5 years old..fully vetted – citizen found her and got all her shots intending to keep her, but she doesn’t get along with her other dog.

Sep
02

Posted by ‘For the Love of the Dog’… Thank you

http://petloverstips. com/ForTheLoveoftheDog/news-updates/new-york-now-hailed-as-dogfighting-capital

Due to New York’s weak laws when it comes to certain aspects of dogfighting, it is now hailed as the dogfighting capital. In all 50 states, dog fighting is a felony, until last month in New York, spectators could get off scott-free if they didn’t wager or pay admission and it is one of only three states where keeping dogs for dogfighting is only a misdemeanor.

Even now spectators only get a ticket for the first offense and the second is a misdemeanor. Not too much of a threat legally.

John Goodwin of the Humane Society said, “On any given weekend, New York has more dogfights than any other city. It’s a felony, so it’s not in your face but we hear about it happening in body shops, empty warehouses and new developments that are still under construction. Guys drink beer, place bets, watch the dogs and leave. Construction workers return on Monday to find the bloody aftermath.

Big money is the draw, between $1500 and $15,000 purse with the really big money in breeding pitbull for the ring. A champion stud can fetch $500 a day.

Underground registries document fighting pedigrees, “kind of like the American kennel club.” Goodwin said. “They’ll even list the dog’s winning titles. It’s a shockingly organized criminal industry.

For 30 years, the Sporting Dog Journal, the central organ of the dog-fighting world, came out of New York. “It had 6,000 subscribers and ran 120 pages a month, with several hundred detailed fight reports,” Goodwin said.

Along with dogfighting, you usually find drugs and guns as well. Dogfights range from impromptu street corner and alley fights to the highly organized and just as highly secretive big money matches.

Since the Vick debacle, the heat has been on this bloodsport and people are more aware of it and less wary of reporting it when they notice the signs. It’s an entire cruel underworld and the dogs are not the only victims. Often children and teens are drawn into the ‘world’ with gang affiliation. Young people quickly become desensitized to to pain and blood and violence and death.

This is a crime that kills, not just dogs, but heart and spirit as well.

Aug
08

Irving Shelter is full. The following dogs have until close of business on Friday 8/8. All except Martha and Mary were surrendered by their owners. Most are poorly socialized and would need some patience and love to become adoptable. Please see if you can find room for any of them.
Here’s a link to their pictures:
http://fototime. com/inv/DD9557549A1EAA1
IF YOU WANT TO RESCUE AN URGENT DOG AFTER THE SHELTER IS CLOSED CALL THE RESCUE HOTLINE 972-721-3597
Irving Shelter Tel.
972-721-2256
THE IRVING SHELTER HOURS: M-F 12:00noon to 7:00pm….Sat 12:00pm to 6:00pm…Sun clsd
Russell Posch
Shelter Walker
RESCUES CONTACT ~ 214-529-2920
CAGE 30 “Angie” (9519)..fem..Lab/Aussie..8/5..8/6 – 45 lbs shy..owner surrender 15 months old..1 of 2 SCHEDULED FOR EUTHANASIA 8/8

CAGE 30 “Sammi” (9518)..fem..Lab/Aussie..8/5..8/6 – 45 lbs shy..owner surrender 15 months old..1 of 2 SCHEDULED FOR EUTHANASIA 8/8

CAGE 31 “Lassie” (9502)..fem..Lab-X..8/5..8/6 – 40 lbs friendly..2 yrs 6 mos old..owner surrender SCHEDULED FOR EUTHANASIA 8/8

CAGE 31 “Dolly” (9503)..fem..Lab-X..8/5..8/6 – 15 lbs friendly puppy..3 months old..owner surrender SCHEDULED FOR EUTHANASIA 8/8

CAGE 31 “Lucero” (9504)..male..Lab-X..8/5..8/6 – 12 lbs friendly puppy..3 months old..owner surrender SCHEDULED FOR EUTHANASIA 8/8

CAGE 31 “Lucky” (9505)..male..Lab-X..8/5..8/6 – 30 lbs friendly..18 months old..owner surrender SCHEDULED FOR EUTHANASIA 8/8

CAGE 32 “Donche” (9478)..male..Terrier-X..8/5..8/6 – 12 lbs Barky..18 months old..owner surrender SCHEDULED FOR EUTHANASIA 8/8

CAGE 32 “Dexter” (9477)..male..Terrier-X..8/5..8/6 – 12 lbs Barky..18 months old..owner surrender SCHEDULED FOR EUTHANASIA 8/8

CAGE 17 “Martha” (9334)..fem..Pit..7/31..8/5 – 15 lbs very friendly..4 months old..1 of 2 SCHEDULED FOR EUTHANASIA 8/8

CAGE 17 “Mary” (9335)..fem..Pit..7/31..8/5 – 15 lbs very friendly..4 months old..1 of 2 SCHEDULED FOR EUTHANASIA 8/8

CAGE 18 “Mighty” (9411)..male..Chi..8/2..8/4 – 15 lbs owner surrender..2 years old..snarly..acts aggressive SCHEDULED FOR EUTHANASIA 8/8

CAGE 20 “Chunho” (9485)..fem..Shiba-X..8/5..8/6 – 25 lbs shy..4 years old..owner surrender SCHEDULED FOR EUTHANASIA 8/8

CAGE 23 “Cookie” (9422)..fem..ACD-X..8/2..8/4 – 40 lbs shy..afraid..14 months old..owner surrender SCHEDULED FOR EUTHANASIA 8/8

CAGE 25 “Coy” (9410)..fem..Shep-X..8/2..8/4 – 40 lbs shy, but friendly..1 year old..owner surrender SCHEDULED FOR EUTHANASIA 8/8

CAGE 34 “Big Mac” (9431)..male..Lab/Pit..8/6..8/7 – 70 lbs barky..2 years old..owner surrender SCHEDULED FOR EUTHANASIA 8/8

CAGE 34 “Gage” (9532)..male..Pit..8/6..8/7 – 60 lbs calm..5 years old..owner surrender SCHEDULED FOR EUTHANASIA 8/8

PLEASE REPOST!..

Aug
08

PLEASE HELP SAVE HER SHE HAS 24 HOURS!
This puppy was left tied to a pole in front of the shelter during the night. She chewed through the rope and went into the street and was hit by a car. She appears to have a broken rear leg. She was shy at first. Now she’s docile and friendly despite her painful injury. She appears to be 6 to 8 months old and weighs 34 lbs. She was scheduled to be euthanized today, but she’s been given another 24 hours. Can someone find room for this brave little sweetheart? Tomorrow (8/8) is her last day.
Here’s a link to Kelli’s pictures:
http://fototime. com/inv/C8B2092AA81C7BF .
IF YOU WANT TO RESCUE AN URGENT DOG AFTER THE SHELTER IS CLOSED CALL THE RESCUE HOTLINE 972-721-3597
Irving Shelter Tel.
972-721-2256
THE IRVING SHELTER HOURS: M-F 12:00noon to 7:00pm….Sat 12:00pm to 6:00pm…Sun clsd
Russell Posch
Shelter Walker
RESCUES CALL ~214-529-2920
Vet Area (8) “Kelli” (9424)..fem..Shep-X..8/3..8/7 – 34 lbs shy, but sweet, friendly..may have broken rear leg.

Aug
07
IRVING TX URGENTS
OK TO CROSSPOST
Here’s the link to the Irving Dogs’ Virtual Shelter, It was updated .8/4….at 6:00pm
http://fototime. com/inv/6714673194E039F
This is a link to a summary of new arrivals since the previous update: http://fototime. com/inv/85A25505CA80B3F
This is a link to a summary of those no longer at the shelter due rescue,adoption,reclaim or euthanasia since the previous update:
http://fototime. com/inv/8321D647D764E83
This is a link to the URGENT dogs They are the dogs most likely to
be next in line for euthanasia http://fototime. com/inv/3D84C31D6FA3D7C
IF YOU WANT TO RESCUE AN URGENT DOG AFTER THE SHELTER IS CLOSED CALL THE RESCUE HOTLINE 972-721-3597
THIS IS THE LINK TO THE IRVING CATS: http://public. fotki. com/irvingcats/
Run the cursor over the pictures and a brief description of the animal will appear. Click on the picture to see a larger version. The two dates that appear (eg. 5/31..6/6) are the arrival date..the adoption date The animals can be euthanized after close of business on their adoption day
Space permitting they are kept longer
Irving Shelter Tel 972-721-2256
**THE NEW IRVING SHELTER HOURS: M-F 12:00pm to 7:pm….Sat 12:00pm to 6:pm…Sun clsd
Russell Posch
Shelter Walker
FOR RESCUE GROUPS ONLY -214-529-2920
FOR PULL AND TRANS HELP CONTACT JOIE
Why Should They Have Lived… and Died
Also if you would like to adopt or rescue contact Ginger Barnes of All God’s Creatures Rescue at gingb1@msn.com

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CAGE D2 “Bowie” (8879)..male..Shep-X..7/21..7/25 – 25 lbs very friendly boy SCHEDULED FOR EUTHANASIA 7/31

**CAGE 34 “Rulon” (7904)..neutmale..Pit..6/25..NOW – 43 lbs very friendly boy..fully vetted.

**CAGE 33 “Asto” (8974)..male..Shep-X..7/23..7/29 – 54 lbs shy..3 years old

CAGE 13 “Poo Bear” (9406)..male..AusShep..8/2..8/7 – 5 lbs very sweet..2 months old

CAGE 23 “Cookie” (9422)..fem..ACD-X..8/2..8/4 – 40 lbs shy..afraid..14 months old..owner surrender

CAGE 18 “Mighty” (9411)..male..Chi..8/2..8/4 – 15 lbs owner surrender..2 years old..snarly..acts aggressive

CAGE 16 “Brutus” (9353)..male..Hound-X..7/31..8/1 – 60 lbs friendly..2 years old..owner surrender..”good with dogs and kids”..very sad

CAGE 25 “Sassy” (9400)..fem..Pit..8/1..8/6 – 45 lbs very friendly..10 months old..beautiful girl.

CAGE 19 “Pup Pup” (9444)..fem..Shep-X..8/4..8/5 – 45 lbs shy..5 years old..owner surrender

Vet Area (8) “Carter” (9432)..male..Shep-X..8/4.8/8 – 45 lbs shy..possibly injured..1 year old

Vet Area (8) “Kelli” (9424)..fem..Shep-X..8/3..8/7 – 34 lbs shy..may have broken rear leg.

CAGE 27 “Koko” (9452)..neutmale..Catahoula..8/4..8/5 – 60 lbs very friendly..6 years old..owner surrender

CAGE 17 “Martha” (9334)..fem..Pit..7/31..8/5 – 15 lbs very friendly..4 months old..1 of 2

CAGE 17 “Mary” (9335)..fem..Pit..7/31..8/5 – 15 lbs very friendly..4 months old..1 of 2

UPDATES
Layla~ADOPTED!🙂

LAKE~RESCUED!

CARTER~ADOPTED!

&
Millie~EUTHANIZED😦

PLEASE REPOST!

 

 

Jul
04

CROSSPOSTING!

Please contact Patricia at k9rescueleague@yahoo.com if you can rescue/adopt!

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This is a courtesy listing for a dog in a local animal control
facility we are attempting to help. Romeo’s time is very limited.

He is in a high kill facility.
IF we can find a qualified adopter or
rescue we will assist in saving this great boy.

Romeo is about 3 years old.
He was found huddled in the woods
licking his wounds, we assume he was dumped there.
Romeo is a total
lover with people, he has been exposed to children around 10 years
old and did wonderfully.
It seems aside from many healing punctures
and scrapes he is in pretty good shape.
He does have trouble using
his front leg which has a large amount of swelling and is very
painful.
He will need some serious recovery time in a nice quiet
environment.
We are not sure what medical treatment Romeo may
require so please do not apply if you are not financially able to
care for this boy.

Romeo will go to a home with a spayed female dog only.
We will be
looking for an excellent vet reference, a securely fenced yard, no
cats, and previous Pitbull experience.
Please do not inquire if you
do not meet these requirements.
All applicants will be thoroughly
screened and a home visit will be required.

Jul
03

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TONY – ID#A768013
I am an unaltered male, brown Cocker Spaniel mix

The shelter staff think I am about 14 years old

I have been at the shelter since Jun 30, 2008

Shelter Staff made the following comments about this animal:
A VOLUNTEER WROTE: Even the most experienced shelter staff and volunteers (who think they’ve seen it all), have to shake their heads in wonder at Tony. This 14 year old blind cocker spaniel was found as a stray on 6/30/08. He was covered in fleas, emaciated and dehydrated. He weighs only 22 pounds. He was starving, because being blind, how could he find food on the mean streets of New York. How could he protect himself? What cruelty — to abandon this old fellow on the street and never give him property medical care.. But Tony appreciates the care — and the food — he has found at the Shelter. He’s blind because of cataracts and untreated “cherry eye” (when the tear gland protrudes, obstructing vison). This volunteer watched as his matted fur was shaved off his face (he has severe dermatitis, which will respond to medicine and proper diet). When I held out treats for him (he found them through his sense of smell), he took them gently. He loves the canned food we give him. Our vet staff are treating him for his skin condition and a severe ear infection.

But what he really needs now, is a caring home

For more information about this animal, call:
Animal Care and Control of New York City – Manhattan at (212) 788-4000
Ask for information about animal ID number A768013

Jul
03

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PLEASE ADOPT OR RESCUE SPARKY!
Sparky is always waiting at the front of his cage for the next person to greet. He’s a very friendly guy. He’s a bit overweight, but other than that seems healthy. He’s been neutered already. Sparky has been available for over a week now, but there’s been no interest in him. Can someone give this sweet boy some help? He needs out soon. Sparky’s tracking number is 7816.
Here’s a link to his pictures: http://fototime. com/inv/950D9132DF3746A .

Irving Shelter Tel.
972-721-2256
THE NEW IRVING SHELTER HOURS: M-F 12:00pm to 7:pm….Sat 12:00pm to 6:pm…Sun clsd
Russell Posch
Shelter Walker
214-529-2920

CAGE “14 “Sparky” (7816)..neutmale..Beagle..6/23..NOW – 40 lbs very friendly..4 yrs old..owner surrender
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Jul
03

July 3, 2008 
 

Thank you for your interest and concern regarding Jenny, the Dallas Zoo’s elephant. The Dallas Zoo is committed to providing the highest quality of care for our animals. After careful consideration of various AZA accredited zoological parks and our current elephant habitat at the Dallas Zoo, the Zoo staff has decided that Jenny the elephant will be going to Africam Safari Park in Puebla, Mexico later this year so that she can socialize with other elephants in a fantastic facility. 

Jenny has been a resident of our Dallas Zoo for over 21 years.  She has received tremendous care during her stay.  It has been a very difficult decision for the staff of our Zoo but they have made this decision with only the best interest of this beloved animal in mind.  She will be on loan to this facility and will remain the responsibility of the Dallas Zoo.  She could be brought back to the Dallas Zoo if we so choose.  

It’s important to understand that Africam Safari Park, like the Dallas Zoo, San Diego Zoo, Fort Worth Zoo, Columbus Zoo, and approximately 215 other zoos and aquariums in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, is an ACCREDITED facility through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) (www.aza.org).  Africam Safari Park has passed their inspection process and has an excellent elephant facility, including three elephants on their 617-acre forested preserve. They will also be adding another female African elephant by the end of the summer to be a constant companion for Jenny when she arrives this fall.  Jenny will receive total quality care and will be cared for by a team of six full-time veterinarians, a full-time nutritionist, an enrichment professional as well as a staff of  six dedicated solely to what will now be a total of five elephants (from a total staff of over 300 employees). 

The AZA standards not only encompass USDA standards but they go beyond them.  That’s why less than 10% of licensed USDA facilities are accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and only two in all of Mexico. Even though USDA guidelines are not enforced in Mexico, by sending Jenny to an AZA accredited facility, we are assured that they practice the same stringent guidelines followed by the Dallas Zoo.  Our Zoo will always have access to this facility to witness these standards in practice. The sanctuaries that have been mentioned by the animal activists as a possible place for Jenny do not have these comprehensive standards for operations and care as a part of their formal association.  

Lastly, the Dallas Zoo will not be receiving financial remuneration for sending Jenny to the Africam Safari Park.   

I hope this gives you a better understanding of Jenny’s new home and the care that she will be receiving.  Africam Safari Park is a wonderful organization and we encourage you to visit their Web site at www.africamsafari.com.mx/ to learn more about their institution. The Dallas Zoo is committed to elephants and we look forward to having them back here in a new, wonderful habitat in the near future. 

Sincerely, 

Gregg Hudson

Dallas Zoo Director