This month's Featured Pets:
Here are the dogs of the month from Dallas Animal Services. To see more, visit the shelter at 1818 N. Westmoreland in Dallas, or go to www.DallasAnimalServices.org. For more information from Dallas Animal Advocates, the support group for Dallas Animal Services, go to www.DallasAnimalAdvocates.com. Given some love and some training, these dogs will make wonderful companions. The adoption fee for dogs is $85 and includes spay or neuter surgery, first shots, and health exam. Best deal in town! You can visit the adoption site here.
For names, bios, and stories, click and then click on the pet image.
Tips from Dallas Animal Advocates:
Dallas Animal Advocates, a non-profit, 501 c 3 organization, is the support group for Dallas Animal Services. We raise funds to supply Animal Services with items that the city can’t afford, but that are essential to providing quality care for the animals. For example, one of our most popular programs is our Creature Comforts holiday campaign. This annual fundraising drive allows us to buy bedding for every single animal in the shelter – including the frequently overlooked Lost & Found areas, where dogs and cats wait to be evaluated for adoption, or for their owners to claim them.
How to find your pet after a natural disaster
Last month, we discussed the steps you can take to prepare your cats and dogs for an emergency. To summarize: microchip them, tag them, and register them with your local animal services agency.
This month, let’s talk about what to do after the storm. Contrary to popular belief, posting flyers is not your first step – whether your pet has simply gone missing, or especially if there has been a storm that has dislocated a large number of pets.
The first step is to notify your local animal services agency where your pet is registered, as well as your veterinarian who issued your pet’s rabies tag.
Then, visit www.MissingPetPartnership.com for invaluable advice on what to do next. For example: If you have lost a cat, and if the authorities are allowing you to get near your home, set a humane trap immediately. Also, you will learn how to design the most effective lost-pet flyers, where to distribute them, how to create the most efficient lost-dog search team (a lost-dog “intervention”), and much more. This web site will save you precious time by sharing proven strategies.
Finally, we cannot overstate the importance of networking – the old-fashioned kind as well as social networking. Your neighborhood association may have a pet lost-and-found service; now is the time to find out. Facebook has pet lost-and-found pages in many areas; after last spring’s tornadoes, a new one sprang up called “Lost & Found Pets from North Texas Tornadoes.” Check in with them regularly.
These strategies require time, legwork, and teamwork. The sooner you act, the more effective they’ll be. We hope you’ll never have to use these tips, but if you do, remember: Act quickly, and keep checking.
Upcoming Events & Supporting Dallas Animal Advocates:
If you’re looking for a great place for dinner, join us Tuesday, June 5, at Fish City Grill, Preston/Royal, Dallas. All you have to do is eat; a percentage of your check will be donated to Dallas Animal Advocates!
To donate, click here or visit www.dallasanimaladvocates.com. for more information about the organization.