There is a female senior bc at Collin County Animal Services who could use a home. I have posted the information below. Please contact the CCAS for more information. She seems like a doll. It would be really nice if she could find a home. Thank you.
This girl is definately a senior. She may be partially blind. I am thinking she may be distemper survivor b/c of teeth and her head twitches. She shows no signs of illness. Most importantly, she is oh so sweet and just adores your attention. She was so happy to see me, and smiled at me the entire time I spent w/ her. Please can someone save her, I may be able to negotiate an early release due to shelter being so crowded. Lisa Drummonds 972-547-7298 firstname.lastname@example.org Collin County Animal Services McKinney, TX 972-547-7292 email@example.com
If a Rescue can't take her, what about a Sanctuary? I know it is not the perfect solution, but much better than being euthanized. This girl really needs help. I don't know if there are any Animal Sanctuaries close to her? It is just sooooo sad!
I was able to speak via email and voicemail with both Lisa and Lorie from the shelter over the last couple of days. They LOVE this dog. Lisa says she's angelic and just the sweetest, most loving soul. As of yesterday she was feeling a bit better, but she doesn't walk around much. I asked if she'd do ok in a household with other dogs and Lisa thinks she'd do just fine-she'd likely just keep to herself and lounge around. I had to go through the shelter's answering service a couple of times yesterday and I had occasion to listen to various messages and discovered, unfortunately, that this animal control does not do public adoptions. The only way a dog can get out is to be deemed "adoptable" and transferred to the local SPCA. I don't know if an old dog that can only lay around can be considered "adoptable", even though I personally think she's absolutely perfect and would love to have her lay around my house and yard, but perhaps not everyone will see things that way. With that said, I think that Lisa and Lorie absolutely think she's worth placing. It was heartwarming to hear Lisa describe the old gal in such a sweet way so perhaps they'd be willing to hang onto her a wee bit longer till a safe place can be found for old gal to lay her head one last time...
Does anyone have time to call this sanctuary today?
Prianka (Near Houston, TX) Pure Mutts Animal Sanctuary
I hear she takes in hard cases and has a wonderful place for dogs. I'd be happy to contribute to a dowry for her...? Prianka is well thought of and has a great piece of land a house for her dogs. All dogs live in the house.
OR can someone ask one of the volunteers listed if they could take her to the vet for assessment etc? I am willing to call with my credit card.
Crazy day at work.
Last edited by Karoline on Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:59 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Email response from Lorie who works at the shelter:
Karen she is doing ok, but doesn’t have a lot of time left here I am afraid…just depends on how full we get with the weekend. So let any of the rescues you talk to know that. Lisa is off today and tomorrow but will be back here Mon-Fri next week because I am off on vacation. Lorie
So the idea of reaching out to a sanctuary turned out to be a brilliant one. I contacted the shelter to buy old girl some time then I called the lady that Karoline mentioned in an earlier post. We need to get some transport together to get this sweet old girl from animal control in McKinney TX to the Houston area where the sanctuary is located. Prianka is a sweet, soft-spoken lady who kindly offered her home as old girl's final resting stop. We need to get some donations together to help defray Prianka's costs-she didn't ask, but I offered so hopefully we can help old girl get where she needs to be so she can enjoy life again and rest in a cozy house, not a barren shelter floor. Here's the email I received from Lorie at the shelter regarding their hours:
We are OPEN till 6 pm Weekdays and 10-2pm on Saturday’s….but there is generally someone here between 8-5pm even on the weekends when we are closed to the public and we can make arrangements for any day for anything between those time frames. Lorie