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Light-up McIntosh December 15

Light-up McIntosh will begin at the Civic Center at 6:30 p.m. The event will host Santa Clause and an area choir from six local churches will sing.

Bulletin Board Notice: Stray dogs need some help

Sheila Winters has posted in the bulletin board area about a family of dogs -- and now a kitten -- that she is concerned about with the freeze coming on tonight. Check out Sheila's post: Dogs and kitten

I think the general consensus is that folks are concerned that calling Animal Services would mean these animals might not be safe. Thoughts?

posted by Cher @ 3:36 PM,

2 Comments:

At   December 10, 2006 10:16 AM     ,    Anonymous Anonymous    said...

Calling Animal Services would be the best thing to do all of these stray dogs and cats suffer a lot more then people think when put in the wild. They are not wild animals these are neglected animals people don't want anymore. As for the dogs they should have some type of collar or chip in them if owned by someone who cares.

 
At   December 12, 2006 4:53 PM     ,    Blogger Sheila Winters    said...

Apparently the mother/grandmother dog was picked up by animal control today. The little brown dog and the babies are still around somewhere. Hopefully, it will all work out for this little makeshift family. It is very sad that someone apparently dumped them in our little town. I wish we could have done something for them.

 

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