Wishing You A Safe and Happy New Year!
A heartfelt message from one of our dedicated Straydog caregiveres
To the lady who dropped her dog off at the shelter, she is okay… But I see confusion in her eyes. Why would the only thing she had leave her here after years of friendship? I see her act out for attention. I give her everything I can, but in order to get to all the dogs at the shelter the 3 minutes of attention I give her a day is simply not enough.
To the guy who needed a dog sitter but never came back for your dogs. They are shy and inseparable. Most people do not want to adopt two shy dogs. They sit at the shelter wondering what they did wrong? Were they too much? In reality, it isn't at all what they did but the responsibility you took on and could not carry out.
To the person who dropped their dog in front of the shelter… We saw you. The dog you dumped is sweet and teachable. She now knows how to sit. She eats and goes on walks once a day... However, majority of the day she is in a kennel alone, crying out for love and understanding. As I raise my hand to pet her she immediately drops to the ground and squeezes her eyes shut as tight as she possibly can. How could you? She's been beaten! I can't even pet her without her being afraid for her life.
Truth is, there isn't one bad dog... Only bad owners. Seriously think before taking on the responsibility of another life.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015: Update on the rescued Little Orange Kitten
He used the litter box for the first time! He is doing very well! He is just a tiny little thing, fitting in the palm of Juana's hand. The doctor said that the dead skin will fall off his ear. He is eating and taking his medicine and he doesn't seem to be in any pain. He enjoys playing with one of Juana's smaller dogs! We are so happy he will survive. Yes, thank you so much to our shelter director, Momma Juana, for all her compassion and care and dedication and love for the dogs, cats, baby birds and baby squirrels...Thank you to all our caregivers and supporters too!
Thursday, October 1, 2015 - One more day at Straydog where all our dogs are doing well. Our crew also doing well hanging in there, the weather here has been nicer... I thought oh boy, this evening it's going to be good, no emergencies, nothing's going on... But yes, there's a but... Stephanie called me also crying saying her family and her were having dinner and as they were walking out a poor kitten was there barely moving and with one ear burned or something bad!!! I told Stephane yes take he/her ( don't know ) and meet me... Stephanie was scared of trying to keep this little kitten over night and the little thing passing away.. When I saw this kitten more then just sadness I thought "who could have done this, no way !! " Arrived home, rushed into the bedroom and I called our vet. Bill came in and we got some photos... Both of us, as I'm sure Stephanie and family did too, "how in the world?? Who can do this ?? !! " , so darn sad.
Please make a prayer for this little kitten to make it thru the night.
We thank you for your continuing prayers
and financial support for the dogs at Straydog.
Update from Juana
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - Report on Big Pup James
Here is James, ready for his car ride back to Dr. Lay's in Tyler this morning for another esophagus dilation! He's such a good boy!
Tuffy goes to the park every day with his friend Bunny, and he is hanging in there and feeling okay, but we need your prayers as he has lung cancer.
And, we miss Zack terribly. He has been gone for a week now. Love and miss you, Zack...