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DALLAS, TEXAS (November 27, 2018) – Dallas Companion Animal Project (DCAP) has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of charitable giving to support Pets for Life, an outreach program created by the Humane Society of the United States and funded by PetSmart Charities to address the lack of accessible and affordable pet care in underserved communities.

In some areas of South Dallas, more than 40 percent of people live below the poverty line, and cannot access much-needed services and supplies for their beloved pets. DCAP provides free veterinary services, including spay-neuter, supplies and information through the Pets for Life program to keep pets and families together. On a recent weekend, DCAP facilitated 200 spay-neuter surgeries.
This fall, DCAP volunteers met Judy Drone and her 10-year-old Yorkie mix, Sasha, while they were in her neighborhood talking to neighbors about their kittens. Judy could not afford to have Sasha sterilized, but didn’t want to contribute to the pet overpopulation problem. DCAP spayed Sasha at the beginning of November, and the beloved mama’s girl is back to her sassy self.

“At DCAP, we believe in getting out into the community with a nonjudgmental approach to connect with people and provide free spay/neuter services,” says Maeleska Fletes, DCAP president.  We believe in showing compassion to both people and animals to strengthen the connection between people and animals. We hope people will support DCAP so we can keep reaching people like Judy and her pet.”

Established in 2011, #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. In 2016, millions of people in 98 countries came together to give back and support the causes they believe in. More than $177 million was raised online to benefit a tremendously broad range of organizations, and much more was given in volunteer hours, donations of food and clothing, and acts of kindness.

Occurring this year on Nov. 27, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the United States) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in ways that positively impact the charities and causes they support.

Those who are interested in joining Dallas Companion Animal Project’s #GivingTuesday initiative can visit https://www.givebigdfw.org/organizations/dallas-companion-animal-project.
For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday) or follow @GivingTues and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on social media.

About #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. This year, #GivingTuesday falls on November 27. #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners
to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. It inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday demonstrates how every act of generosity counts, and that they mean even more when we give together.

To learn more about #GivingTuesday participants and activities or to join the celebration of giving, please visit:

Website: www.givingtuesday.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday

Twitter: twitter.com/GivingTues

 

Dallas Companion Animal Project Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement Pledges to Support Pets for Life Program

DALLAS, TEXAS (November 20, 2017) – Dallas Companion Animal Project (DCAP) has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of charitable giving to support Pets for Life, an outreach program created by the Humane Society of the United States and funded by PetSmart Charities to address the lack of accessible and affordable pet care in underserved communities.

In some areas of South Dallas, more than 40 percent of people live below the poverty line, and cannot access much-needed services and supplies for their beloved pets. DCAP provides free veterinary services, including spay-neuter, supplies and information through the Pets for Life program to keep pets and families together. On a recent weekend, DCAP facilitated 200 spay-neuter surgeries.
This fall, DCAP volunteers met Judy Drone and her 10-year-old Yorkie mix, Sasha, while they were in her neighborhood talking to neighbors about their kittens. Judy could not afford to have Sasha sterilized, but didn’t want to contribute to the pet overpopulation problem. DCAP spayed Sasha at the beginning of November, and the beloved mama’s girl is back to her sassy self.

“At DCAP, we believe in getting out into the community with a nonjudgmental approach to connect with people and provide free spay/neuter services,” says Maeleska Fletes, DCAP president.  We believe in showing compassion to both people and animals to strengthen the connection between people and animals. We hope people will support DCAP so we can keep reaching people like Judy and her pet.”

Established in 2011, #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. In 2016, millions of people in 98 countries came together to give back and support the causes they believe in. More than $177 million was raised online to benefit a tremendously broad range of organizations, and much more was given in volunteer hours, donations of food and clothing, and acts of kindness.

Occurring this year on Nov. 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the United States) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in ways that positively impact the charities and causes they support.

Those who are interested in joining Dallas Companion Animal Project’s #GivingTuesday initiative can visit http://www.dallasanimals.org/you-can-help. For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday) or follow @GivingTues and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on social media.

About #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. This year, #GivingTuesday falls on November 28. #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners
to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. It inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday demonstrates how every act of generosity counts, and that they mean even more when we give together.

To learn more about #GivingTuesday participants and activities or to join the celebration of giving, please visit:

Website: www.givingtuesday.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday

Twitter: twitter.com/GivingTues

 

 

 

DCAP Scores in the Fight Against Animal Cruelty

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The Dallas Companion Animal Project has teamed up with Show Your Soft Side and Sports Marketing to bring the nationally recognized and award-winning Show Your Soft Side anti-animal cruelty campaign to Dallas.  The campaign, aimed at stopping animal cruelty before it begins, features local sport celebrities showing off their “soft side” with their beloved pets.

Over a recent two-day period at Fox Sports Southwest Studios in Las Colinas, the following nine celebrities volunteered to pose for photos with their sometimes rowdy, often unpredictable, but always loveable pets.

  • Tyrone Crawford, defensive tackle for Dallas Cowboys
  • Zack Martin, offensive guard for Dallas Cowboys
  • Skin Wade, host for The Fan Radio, 105.3 FM ESPN
  • Jim Knox, reporter for Fox Sports Southwest and broadcaster for Texas Rangers
  • Pudge Rodriguez, MLB All Star and former catcher for Texas Ranger Catcher
  • Justin Miller, MMA fighter
  • Tesho Akindele, forward for FC Dallas and MLS Rookie of the Year
  • Cameron Brown, forward for Dallas Sidekicks
  • David Kamali, defender for Dallas Sidekicks

Founded in September 2011,  the Show Your Soft Side campaign
was created in response to the alarming incidence of animal abuse in Baltimore. The campaign’s  goal was to change the mindset of young people who often view the maiming and torturing of defenseless animals as a sign of “toughness” or “manhood.”  Those abusers often graduate to even more violent crimes.

This nonprofit organization has expanded their efforts beyond Baltimore to show  that being a man has many facets to it, including a “soft side” when it comes to animals. Each makes the point that only a punk would hurt a cat or dog.

 

Buddy the Puppy’s Owner Found Guilty of Animal Cruelty

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Bradley Glenn Boley of Dallas was convicted of animal cruelty on December 4, 2015 and received a punishment of  15 months for this third-degree felony.  Boley was found guilty of confining Buddy, his 2 1/2 month old Chihuahua, in a plastic kennel on  top of a hot stove on Feb. 17, 2014.

Jerrod Foote testified he heard crying and smelled smoke coming from Boley’s apartment, and he went inside and discovered the trapped puppy.  Foote said Boley told him he was punishing Buddy for nipping him while playing.

Foote said he convinced Boley to take Buddy to a  vet clinic, where it was determined that the puppy’s burns were so severe that he had to be euthanized.

Boley will get credit for the time he has already served, which is about a year.

If you suspect someone of abusing an animal in Dallas, please call 311 or 214-670-3111. You can remain anonymous. You can also report possible cruelty online at 311.DallasCityHall.com.  (Please do not use the 311 app to report potential abuse, as it is only for loose dog and dead dog reports.) If you witness cruelty in progress, please call 911. Please help us by sharing this information and encouraging everyone you know to report suspected cruelty. The animals cannot speak for themselves—it is up to us to be their voice.

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Pets for Life Serves 100,000 Clients Nationwide

12248024_10153625425831210_3933576040085038497_oPets for Life (PFL) recently hit a milestone of serving 100,000 clients nationwide.

Created by the Humane Society of the United States and funded by PetSmart Charities, this outreach program addresses the lack of accessible and affordable pet care in under-served communities.

The Dallas Pets For Life program  began in 2014 and focuses on a low-income area inside the 75216 zip code that has a high concentration of pets and people who love them. Despite the need for local pet resources, that area is void of veterinarians, pet supplies, groomers, boarding facilities, and other pet-related services.

PFL provides ongoing neighborhood outreach, plans community-wide events, and offers free or very low cost services, such as dog training, humane education, spay/neuter surgeries, and wellness care. PFL strives for partnerships with animal welfare organizations and other community leaders and service providers, including faith-based organizations, social service programs, health care agencies, and local businesses.

PFL is based on the fundamental understanding that animal suffering exists where there is human suffering. To have an intentional impact, it’s critical to build trustful relationships with people and their pets, make information and resources affordable and easy to access, and establish an ongoing presence in areas where people conduct their lives.

For more information, visit the Pets For Life website or email pfl(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)DallasAnimals.org.

 

 

‘In Memory of Molly’ raises more than $1,800 for Spay Neuter…and We are Raising More

Special thanks to Ben Giersch and David Swain for creating Molly’s Mission in remembrance of their beloved rescue dog who passed away unexpectedly in 2010.  Since then they have hosted yard sales with the proceeds going to local rescue groups.  This year they are giving back to DCAP and our Spay Day Fund.
To date they have raised over $1,800 for our project and want to raise more so even more spay and neuter surgeries can be performed.  Help us get over $2,000 in the next 48 hours by donating.  Please check the Spay Day Fund and make a special note ‘for Molly’.
Dallas Companion Animal Project strives to reduce the killing of dogs and cats in the Dallas Animal Shelter and Adoption center through our Spay Day Fund offering free and low-cost spay and neuter programs that provide surgeries to low-income pet owners who could otherwise not afford to alter their pets.
We cannot begin to thank Ben and David enough for their generous support.  Please join us in thanking them and giving today!

 

Thank You For Giving Back

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Thank YOU for Giving Back yesterday on North Texas Giving Day. What an amazing day and through your support we can help animals and people through our Lucy Fund, Pets for Life, Spay/Neuter, and so much more.  Words cannot begin to describe how much we appreciate everyone who donated, forwarded to a friend, helped us spread the word; and who comes out and volunteers with us.  We couldn’t do it without you.

 

Wanna be like Eddie the Kitten – donate right now

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Wanna be like Eddie the Kitten and 30 of his friends? As he was getting ready for lunch he gave love and shared love by donating  on North Texas Giving Day. He wants to help us exceed our goal to raise over $9,000 today.  But we can’t do it without you and your friends. It only takes a minute so we can provide more happy endings and change lives for both pets and people. 

Today is North Texas Giving Day and it is only ONE DAY from 6 am to midnight, so click the link to our N. Texas Giving Day donation page NOW and donate.   Then post on your facebook page that you donated and share with your friends and ask them to donate as well.  And, follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/DallasAnimals; follow us on Twitter and retweet  our tweets – twitter.com/DallasAnimals; and change your cover photo to show your support for DCAP.

Thursday will be One Amazing Day for our Lucy Fund

 

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North Texas Giving Day is going to be ONE AMAZING DAY for our Lucy Fund, 6 am to midnight; so  bookmark the link to our N. Texas Giving Day donation page NOW, then on 9/17 (this Thursday) donate and share.

The Lucy Fund was established to assist people who cannot afford needed veterinary expenses, and who without financial assistance would have to surrender their beloved pets to a shelter. The fund was named for a very special little dog who recovered from a life-threatening injury because a caring community stepped in to cover her medical expenses. One hundred percent of all tax-deductible donations are used to pay for urgent medical care for pets of people who cannot afford to have their pets treated.

Thursday is your chance to support the Lucy Fund.  And, help us  keep the buzz going!  Here’s how:

Donate on 9/17 through NorthTexasGivingDay.org, and tell 5 friends to go online and donate, too