The Associated Press, By SUE MANNING, May 7, 2012 –
LOS ANGELES — Three years ago, Bear was a 100-pound Shiloh German shepherd nobody wanted at a Texas shelter.
Debbie Zeisler came to his rescue. She has lost count of the times since then that he has come to hers.
On Monday, Bear was honored with the 30th National Hero Dog award by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles.
Last May, Zeisler had a seizure, fell down some steps, hit her head and lost consciousness in her front yard. Bear scratched on every front door in their Millsap neighborhood but nobody answered. A Parker County animal control officer saw the frantic dog and went to help. Bear led the officer to Zeisler.
By Lenny Leatherman –
Why has virtually everyone associated with the Weatherford/Parker County Animal Shelter, including Veterinarians and volunteers walked away in disgust?
Or, is it due to callous and or incompetent management at the “shelter” AND management at higher levels in City Government?
How long should the citizens of Parker County who care deeply about the care and treatment of helpless animals, wait for the hostile working environment at the shelter to improve to an acceptable level for all concerned – including the animals?
More distressing news, especially for the animals left behind at the shelter…
From The Weatherford Telegram, By Lance Winter, Friday, Jan. 27, 2012 –
It appears that the relationship between Parker Paws and the Weatherford/Parker County Animal Shelter has taken another turn and this time for the worse.
An e-mail sent to the Weatherford Telegram on Thursday said the non-profit organization, which has provided volunteer services and other programs to benefit the Weatherford/Parker County Animal Shelter for four years, is “changing their focus.”
*** UPDATE ***
From Parker Paws –
Unfortunately we must cancel the low-cost spay/neuter clinic scheduled for this Monday, January 23. We will not have the low-cost vaccination clinic that date, either. Our clinics at the Weatherford shelter are being suspended and we will inform you when we’re able to resume them. Everyone with appts for Monday will be notified and we’ll keep the names/numbers if they’d like us to keep them informed of upcoming appts.
Is it true that 30+ puppies were ready for adoption when they became victims of euthanasia at the Weatherford/Parker County Animal Shelter? Read the following comments and I believe you will agree that the death of these and many other animals was completely unnecessary. I believe compassion and cooperation would go a long way toward humane treatment of these helpless victims.
The following are first hand accounts of conditions and treatment of animals at the Weatherford/Parker County Animal Shelter: