Tuesday, April 13, 2010
I also visited with Lauren O'Connor, who recently launched an incredible new organization called Driving for Danes. She and her dog, Harley, are traveling around the country in an effort to raise $100,000 for Great Dane and animal rescue. She is filled with heart and enthusiasm, and I urge you to visit her site and make a donation.
It is truly moving to meet amazing people who open their homes, hearts and wallets to help animals in need!
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
We enjoyed meeting Manola, now called Manny, a Great Dane who was visiting the park for the first time. He was with P.A.W.S. of Austin Founder and Executive Director, Prima Mosi. P.A.W.S. (Protection of Animal Welfare Service) of Austin is a wonderful organization designed to protect and save homeless, abused and neglected animals. There is heartwarming information on the PAWS website describing the Katrina rescue operations members of PAWS undertook. In fact, since becoming involved with Katrina rescue operations, PAWS of Austin has made a big difference in helping animals during other national disasters.
We also had a nice visit with Lauren Dooley, who has two rescue dogs and is working on a documentary designed to help companion animals in need. She rescued little Slim from Peewee's Pet Adoption World and Sanctuary in Corpus Christi, Texas, which was established in 1995. Her little dog Farrah was saved because of an Austin Pets Alive! recommendation.Buddy and I will be sharing more footage from our park visit in the near future, so check back with us soon!
On Thursday, March 11th, at 10am at City Hall, City Council will vote on the Implementation Plan to increase live animal outcomes at Town Lake Animal Center. APA developed a plan proposing that the organization operate a Comprehensive Adoption Program at Town Lake Animal Center, which will result in saving 3,750 lives. That number is currently dying at TLAC on a yearly basis. Please support these changes for our community's homeless pets. I hope to see some of you at the meeting!
Monday, March 8, 2010
Buddy, and his canine companion Buster, were excited to share an afternoon with their friend Marlie Frasier. Marlie graciously agreed to be the guest host for the fourth installment of Blogging with Buddy, and Buddy can't wait to work with Marlie again on a future episode. Since Buster was unable to join Marlie and Buddy on their blogging adventure, we included him in the initial introduction (which is why there are two of them).