We adopted our dog, Dodger, from this shelter. He was very skinny and coughing. Turns out he has an upper respiratory infection and was running a fever. Thank goodness we adopted him when we did. He probably would have died in that shelter. There were lots of other really skinny dogs. I asked them about that and they said it was because of the shelter diet. That was alarming. So, I would encourage you to donate to this shelter since it seems like they are in need.
Im a little hacked off at the moment, this will be the second time i have called to let them know of the very unsanitary conditions a dog on the top floor of my apartment building is living in. The owners never walk the dog but instead leave it outside on the the patio, all day sometimes with no food or water. the patio is also its bathroom apparently. Urine is constantly running over the side of the balcony. Finally I decided to climb up and see what the patio looked like. It was worse than I had imagined piles of feces littered the patio and it was discolored from all of the urine and fecal matter. I took photos of their balcony, making sure to get the whole thing (No food or water dishes in sight) and my balcony which is rotten on the underside and the supports of my balcony where you can clearly see that urine and feces have been running down the side. I called and told animal control this. They told me that they couldnt do anything about it that i would have to contact my apartment manager. Well I did and they told me to contact animal control. I did and still no one has shown up. What should I do?
I got my cat at the Plano Animal Shelter several years ago. I adopted him knowing there was something wrong with him. Immediately after adopting him, I took him straight to the vet. He had an upper respiratory infection that was ultimately killing him. I was told he probably wouldn't make it, that's how sick he was. Fortunately Casa Linda Animal Clinic in Dallas saved his life. Hopefully this was a 1 time case that they let the animals get that sick. GO SAVE THE ANIMALS!!! My cat is now about 5 years old and very well :o)
This animal shelter is the nicest I've ever been to. All the dogs are kept behind glass from the visitors which keeps people from antagonizing them by sticking fingers in their cages and such.
We adopted our dog from them about a year ago and he was heartworm positive. If you adopt a dog from them that is HW positive - then they will do the HW treatment for free.
The adoption fees are low and they really do care about their pets. Everytime we've brought him back there they comment on how great and happy he looks. They actually do remember.
On top of that - they do not disciminate against breeds. They will not put a pit bull or a rottweiler asleep just because of their breed unlike some of the other local shelters.