Friday, July 24, 2009
'Tis a good weekend for our furry friends. On Saturday Greenlife presents Dog Days from 11am until 3 pm. Cool your critter in a refreshing bath and support area animal rescues. Sunday finds the American Cancer Society's Bark For Life at The Chattanooga Market. From 11am 'til 4pm, there will be human/dog team competitions, a one mile walk and other diversions for $20 registration fee that supports ACS. Bone Appetite Bakery will bring the treats, so make tracks to the First Tennessee Pavillion.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
The McKamey Animal Care and Adoption Center has had such wonderful response to the Pet Photo Contest that we have now extended it through the month of August! Please submit a photo (hard copy only) of your beloved pet along with $5. Photos will be displayed in the adoption area of the Center where the public can vote for $1 on their favorite photo. On August 30th at 2pm we will have a celebration and adopt-a-thon at the Center with local celebrity judges and prizes for the most popular photos. We will be accepting photos until August 29th. You can bring them (along with $5) to the Center or mail them to Amy Nelson at MCAC, 4500 N. Access Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37415. Please print your name, phone number and email address on the back of your photo. Let's celebrate your pets and our one year anniversary!
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Here are two of the four loose dogs we saw on a recent morning's stroll through North Chattanooga. Hazzards to traffic and vulnerable to injury, their plight is the product of the same negligence that caused the ban on pets in parks, trails and the Walnut Street Bridge.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Sometimes the knight in shining armor is a lady in blue, but the distressed party falls in love with his rescuer all the same. Captain Dianna Burrow, who in May saved Rux from near death, is now his lawful keeper, after a Hamilton County General Sessions Court awarded custody of the abused dog to McKamey Animal Shelter last Wednesday. Today life is good for Rux. At age nineteen weeks, he now tips the scales at a strapping thirty-six pounds and has lost his first puppy tooth. I found him to be a sporting tug-of-war partner. "He likes to watch TV," says Captain Burrow of her new best friend. The celebrity couple have drawn a crowd at the drive-through coffee window and are planning a honeymoon tour of area schools this fall to educate youth about animal cruelty and to dispell myths of pit bull behavior. Anyone wishing to support their cause may give 'Rux Bucks' here.