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Morrilton Animal Shelter

I have been saved...thank you!  Lee McAllister foster  Mom
Lee McAllister foster Mom
I have been saved...thank you!

Just wanted to share this letter to the editor, this made me very happy...

Gabby

 

On June 18, a group of strangers from various areas in Arkansas banded together for one purpose, rescue the dogs in the Morrilton City Pound. It was a response to the plea made by Monica Wilson, who spoke publicly on KTHV’s Channel 11 news regarding the staggering overpopulation of animals in the state of Arkansas that end up in Kill Shelters. The dogs in Morrilton’s pound were scheduled the following day to be euthanized after several days of lingering in the hot metal building. I’m happy to report that approximately 13 dogs of the 19 were released to adopted homes. Sadly, two were lost to medical complications, and the others remain in foster care awaiting the love and affection that they deserve. The rescue was a rare event and most dogs that find themselves in the Morrilton City Pound aren’t so lucky. Morrilton is the only town in Conway County to have a public facility for animal control. It is under budgeted and understaffed, yet expected to maintain order in a city that gets more than its fair share of animals being dumped by irresponsible owners, stray dogs and cats, and misplaced pets. We are in an animal crisis people and now is not a time to point fingers, spend time on idle gossip, or argue about who’s responsible for creating such conditions; however, I believe it is a time for action: action to come together as a community and work together on positive changes in our public facility, develop strict policies which enforce pet owner responsibility, and reduce the number of unwanted animals by spaying and neutering pets. For more information on how you can make a change in Morrilton’s animal overpopulation, you can join Friend of the Morrilton Animal Control on Facebook, or write 33 Dianna Lane, Plumerville, AR. 72127. Sincerely,Danielle MaddoxFriends of the Morrilton Animal Control

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crystaldolphin 06/30/10 - 12:40 pm
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Morrilton Animal Shelter

Hi Gabby,
My name is Crystal and I am one of the puppies that were rescued from that place. My foster mom is taking great care of me and thanks to Friends of Morrilton Animal Control, I have a second chance at life.
I have met your mom twice and shes such a nice lady. I will be going to my forever home in a few weeks and I am excited. I will be moving to Ct where its cold.

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Chris Quinn 07/01/10 - 06:25 pm
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Crystal!

I am extremely happy for you! thanks for the nice comment

crystaldolphin
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crystaldolphin 07/22/10 - 10:33 am
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Foreverhome

HI Gabby,
In 6 days I go to my forever home in Connecticut. There's some more exciting news, ,my brother Rowdy Roo gets to go with me. He is another foster that my mom has. So both of us are going to the same home. We are excited but sad at the same time. We will miss everyone here but know that we are going to a great home.

Love ,
Crystal and Rowdy Roo

Igor Rabinowitz
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Igor Rabinowitz 07/22/10 - 10:45 am
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A typing dog!

Let me ask: Do you have opposable thumbs, or do you use a special dog-paw keyboard?

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Chris Quinn 07/22/10 - 07:12 pm
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Crystal and Rowdy

Dear Crystal and Rowdy,
I am extremely happy for you both! Thank you for the nice comments and I wish you all the luck in the world in your new home. I know that we move on quickly when bad things happen to us, and I am sure you have forgotten that horrible place in Morrilton. It is a miracle that I am actually commenting on your new home. It could have gone a different way.
Thanks so much,
Love Gabby

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