Monday, September 22, 2014

Houston TX: More info on Kortez..senior golden retriever- MONDAY DEADLINE!!! NEW INFO-PLEASE READ!: URGENT: SENIOR ALERT at BARC-A1267191 & A1266903: DONATION OFFERS FOR BOTH!! 2 BIG, BEAUTIFUL SENIORS NEEDING A PLACE TO SPEND THEIR GOLDEN YEARS


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From: "Gail C
Date: Sep 21, 2014 7:47 PM
Subject: More info on Kortez..senior golden retriever- MONDAY DEADLINE!!! NEW INFO-PLEASE READ!: URGENT: SENIOR ALERT at BARC-A1267191 & A1266903: DONATION OFFERS FOR BOTH!! 2 BIG, BEAUTIFUL SENIORS NEEDING A PLACE TO SPEND THEIR GOLDEN YEARS
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Subject: Fw: MORE INFO ON KORTEZ, SENIOR GOLDEN RETRIEVER - MONDAY DEADLINE!!! NEW INFO-PLEASE READ!: URGENT: SENIOR ALERT at BARC-A1267191 & A1266903: DONATION OFFERS FOR BOTH!! 2 BIG, BEAUTIFUL SENIORS NEEDING A PLACE TO SPEND THEIR GOLDEN YEARS

 Sunday, September 21, 2014 7:11 PM, "Hohle, Cindi" <Cindi.Hohle@c-a-m.com> wrote:

AND ANOTHER VOLUNTEER HEARD FROM, WHO MET KORTEZ THE SENIOR RETRIEVER YESTERDAY
KORTEZ IS THE FORMER ADOPTED SPCA DOG THAT WAS
ABANDONED BY THE PERSON HIS ADOPTER GAVE HIM AWAY TO.
PLEASE READ MORE ABOUT HIM BELOW – HE STILL HAS SPUNK AND DEFINITELY WANTS TO LIVE!!!
STEVE HAS VIDEOS OF HIM CHASING THE BALL, SHOWING HIS ENERGY -  PLEASE E-MAIL HIM AT
STEVENHALPERT@CRIMDEFENSEATTORNEY.COM AND HE CAN TEXT TO YOU – CAN'T POST FOR SOME REASON!
THIS BOY NEEDS TO BE TAGGED BY TOMORROW, MONDAY, MORNING TO BE SAFE!!!
CONTACT BARC.AID@HOUSTONTX.GOV ASAP TO TAG A12667191.
PLEASE KEEP HIM CIRCULATING ON FACEBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES – I HAVE TO BELIEVE
THAT IN THIS BIG CITY, THERE IS ONE PERSON/GROUP THAT WILL PROVIDE KORTEZ WITH
HIS FOREVER "GOLDEN" HOME, FOR HOWEVER LONG THAT IS. 
REMINDER THAT THERE IS A $300 DONATION TO MEDICAL EXPENSES AND
NOW A LIFETIME SUPPLY OF HW PREVENTION FROM FOB!!
LOOK AT THIS HANDSOME SENIOR MOVE!!!
From: Steven Halpert [mailto:stevenhalpert@crimdefenseattorney.com]    Sent: Sunday, September 21, 2014 11:13 AM
Subject: Meet KORTEZ, A12671910--NEEDS A HOLD by 9am, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
There is no question Kortez has many strikes against him.  His age alone will scare most adopters or even rescues from wanting to take him on, knowing his time is limited on this earth.
If someone did have a space for him where he could live out his remaining time in a warm and loving environment, it would be the best thing you could do for yourself. 
But he comes with a warning:  be prepared to wear out your arm throwing the tennis ball to Kortez, because he will want to play fetch all day with you!  The reason he's looking down in many of the photos above is because there's a tennis ball at my feet or right near him, and he's begging me to toss it. 
That's right, old boy apparently hasn't lost his lust for chasing the tennis ball.  AND he can still move with cat-like reflexes.
I have several short videos which I can't post for some reason, but email me and I'll send them via text (not sure why that seems to work).
Oh, and I forgot, Kortez is about one of the most loving goofs you'll ever meet. 
He was at one time a magnificent creature, you can see the frame and the markings of a handsome Retriever.
BARC has noted all his medical issues below, and skin is probably the most immediate need he has, which is also the easiest to correct.
Sadly, some of his other maladies will just have to remain, and they'll eventually claim his life.
But he is still going strong after all these years.
He comes from good stock!
He also likes other dogs.  The next plea has another senior, Eddie, who I took outside together with Cortez.  They got along like champs, just two old guys realizing they're in the same predicament at BARC.
Cortez has been extended until Monday morning.
Normally, Friends of BARC would donate the full heartworm treatment at BARC (or the equivalent rate at your private vet).  It is unlikely a vet would recommend the full treatment at his age and condition.  We will donate monthly heartworm preventative for as long as Kortez is alive!
From: Hohle, Cindi     Sent: Friday, September 19, 2014 6:40 PM
Subject: NEW INFO-PLEASE READ!: URGENT: SENIOR ALERT at BARC-A1267191 & A1266903: DONATION OFFERS FOR BOTH!! 2 BIG, BEAUTIFUL SENIORS NEEDING A PLACE TO SPEND THEIR GOLDEN YEARS - PLEASE DON'T LET THEIR LAST MEMORY BE OF THE SHELTER!!
Importance: High
NEW INFO FOR THESE TWO BEAUTIFUL DOGS THAT ARE NEEDING OUR HELP SO BADLY
KORTEZ THE RETRIEVER:  HE WAS ORIGINALLY ADOPTED FROM THE SPCA AND HIS OWNER GAVE HIM
AWAY A YEAR OR SO AGO.  HE SOMEHOW FOUND OUT THOSE PEOPLE HAD MOVED
AND HAD ABANDONED THE DOG AT THE HOUSE.  THIS MAN WAS UPSET TO SEE THE
CONDITION THE DOG WAS IN (BUT APPARENTLY DIDN'T WANT OR COULDN'T TAKE HIM BACK), SO HE
BROUGHT HIM INTO BARC.  YOU CAN SEE WHAT A BEAUTY HE ONCE WAS.  DEFINITELY HAS THAT RETRIEVER HEAD.
FURRY BLACK/TAN SENIOR:  THIS BOY WAS PICKED UP IN  A FIELD – WHO KNOWS IF HE HAD WANDERED
AWAY FROM HOME AND GOT LOST, OR WHAT HAPPENED!  HE IS A VERY STRIKING AND BEAUTIFUL DOG TOO, WITH THAT
GORGEOUS COAT AND SWEET FACE.  VOLUNTEER SAID DOES NOT ACT/SEEM LIKE HE'S 8 YEARS OLD. 
NOTES FROM VOLUNTEER ON KORTEZ:  Only able to have a quick visit with both dogs.  Kortez is very thin, held his business until out the door, though, pee'd forever!!!  So cute, he pees like a girl and had that captured on film, how embarrassing!  Don't tell anyone.  Impossible to know his true age, but he is old and not in great shape health-wise, stiff while walking, but he was as alert as he could be (amazing, feeling like he must), looking around, taking it all in.  He did not appear to be mentally deficient, he seemed to be in control of his faculties.  He is not "zoned out", as I was afraid he might be at this point.  I bet once he feels better, he will have even more energy.
He is a low-key kinda guy, but he was engaged with the volunteer, followed him looking for treats (albeit slowly), loved the treats, even Milkbones, but especially the Beggin' Strips!  Poor guys eyes are so gunked up with "stuff" it seemed sometimes hard for him to see the treats, but he then engaged his sniffer for the final capture!
He walked very nicely on the leash, loved being petted, made eye contact with the volunteer (if he could have seen better, he might have screamed and run! J ); followed him around.
He's a total heartbreaker, to see a once-glorious dog in this condition.  That is not the way life was supposed to be for someone that was already rescued once and supposed to be with his FUREVER home!!!  NOW WE NEED TO MAKE HIM A MEMBER OF THE "THIRD TIME'S A CHARM" CLUB!!!
WOULD BE INCREDIBLY AWESOME FOR THIS BOY TO GET SOME LOVE, ATTENTION AND PAMPERING, THE LIKES HE'S NEVER SEEN, FOR THE TIME HE HAS LEFT!!!  CAN YOU DO THAT FOR HIM – A GIFT OF THE HEART HE WILL TAKE WITH HIM TO THE BRIDGE!!
NOTES ON FURRY BLACK/TAN CUTIE:  First off, he was READY TO GET OUT of his kennel and hit the outdoors; he had business to take care of first!!  And he knew just where to do it!!  Pee'd for about 2 minutes!!!  Must have been holding it for the entire time at BARC!  VERY GOOD CHANCE HE IS HOUSEBROKEN!!  Ahhhhh…….then he was ready to cinch his big "interview" for a spot on Team Life and started doing laps and sit ups to show how much energy he still had!  Seriously, though, the Volunteer says he does not act or seem like he's 8 years old.  He isn't a spring chicken, but he isn't Grandma Moses either, and trotted around, walked very well on the leash, even loose leash – see video.
He was very alert, happy to be outside and look around. Interested, of course, in the treats, but was well-mannered in receiving them. 
He had no problems walking, moving about, he did not get to meet another dog, as there were no others outside.  But he appeared to be quite good-natured and sweet.
There is no question he is a GORGEOUS dog!  He doesn't have any noticeable hairloss, he does need a good bath and brush out or groom, but he is one great-looking guy, just my type!  Looks like he might also have shorter legs – makes him even cuter!!
Both dogs are unfortunately high hw+.  It is probably not in the best interest of the dogs to go through hw treatment at their ages; possibly the younger one, depending on what a vet thinks of his age and overall health.  Friends of BARC will donate for both dogs:  either full heartworm treatment at BARC or the equivalent cost to your vet, or a 1-yr. supply of hw prevention!!
NOW THAT WE KNOW A LITTLE MORE ABOUT THE DOGS, HOPEFULLY
THIS INFORMATION WILL TOUCH THE HEARTS OF PEOPLE TO CONSIDER RESCUING THEM
THE SHELTER IS NO PLACE FOR SENIORS, NOT WHEN THEY SHOULD BE SO VALUED AT THIS
STAGE OF THEIR LIVES, AFTER SPENDING YEARS BEING COMPANIONS TO THEIR OWNERS, PROVIDING
UNCONDITIONAL LOVE AND TRUST, ONLY TO EITHER HAVE SOMEONE TURN THEIR BACK ON YOU OR
GETTING OUT AND LOST (WHERE'S THE ID?), AND ALL THE WAYS SENIORS CAN BE LET DOWN.
WHERE IS THE LOYALTY?  YOU'LL NEVER HAVE TO ASK A PET THAT!!!
I'M BEGGING OF YOU TO CONSIDER BEING A HERO TO THESE HOPEFUL AND DESERVING DOGS
IN ADDITION TO HW OFFER, THERE IS A $300 DONATION FOR EACH TO GO TOWARDS MEDICAL EXPENSES
WE HAVE TWO GREAT OFFERS, TWO GREAT DOGS, NOW NEED TWO GREAT RESCUES OR INDIVIDUALS!!!
WOULD BE SUPER IF PEOPLE WOULD GO MEET THEM TOMORROW AT BARC – OPEN NOON TO 6:00
MUST BE TOMORROW, AS THEY ARE BOTH SCHEDULED FOR EUTH ON SUNDAY, AT ANY TIME!!!
CONTACT BARC.AID@HOUSTONTX.GOV ASAP TO TAG A1267191 OR A1266903
SHARE LIKE THE BIGGEST WILDFIRE – SENIOR ALERT!!!  CAN'T DO IT THEMSELVES!!!
ESPECIALLY FORWARD TO PEOPLE / RESCUES YOU KNOW THAT LOVE SENIORS!!!
From: Hohle, Cindi     Sent: Friday, September 19, 2014 12:17 PM
Subject: URGENT: SENIOR ALERT at BARC-A1267191 & A1266903: 2 BIG, BEAUTIFUL SENIORS NEEDING A PLACE TO SPEND THEIR GOLDEN YEARS - PLEASE DON'T LET THEIR LAST MEMORY BE OF THE SHELTER!!
Importance: High
A-T-T-E-N-T-I-O-N  ALL YOU SENIOR DOG LOVERS OUT THERE!!!
TWO DOGS ARRIVED AT BARC, NEEDING A "FINAL RESTING PLACE" AND
PREFER IT NOT BE BARC!!!
TWO VERY BEAUTIFUL DOGS HERE, KORTEZ IS A LAB MIX , QUITE LARGE
AT 74 LBS. AND THE OTHER A SHEPHERD/CHOW (OR FURRY DOG) MIX OF 50 LBS.
BOTH OBVIOUSLY HAVE NOT BEEN CARED FOR IN SOME TIME, IF EVER, WONDER HOW
LONG THE POOR FURRY DOG HAS BEEN OUT ON THE STREETS, ALWAYS SO SAD TO CONSIDER
APPROXIMATE AGES ARE LISTED, BUT POOR CONDITION OF TEETH CAN
OFTEN LEAD TO AN APPROXIMATION OF A HIGHER AGE THAN DOG ACTUALLY IS.
THERE HAVE BEEN DOGS SHOWN AS 10-14 YEARS THAT ARE ACTUALLY
QUITE SPUNKY ONCE THEY ARE FEELING BETTER, PROBABLY NOT SO OLD AS THAT.
KILLS ME TO SEE THE SENIORS IN THE SHELTER, WHEN THEY SHOULD BE ENJOYING
BEING PAMPERED AND CATERED TO, LIVING THE GOOD LIFE
IN THIS WHOLE BIG CITY, DO WE HAVE SOME GOOD-HEARTED FOLKS THAT WOULD LOVE
TO GIVE ONE OF THESE GUYS A FOREVER HOME, HOWEVER LONG OR SHORT THAT MAY BE??
HW TREATMENT MAY NOT BE THE BEST OPTION FOR EITHER DOG, BUT FRIENDS OF BARC'S OFFER
TO HELP STILL STANDS – THEY SHOULD AT LEAST BE ON MONTHLY PREVENTATIVE – 1-YR SUPPLY!
THERE IS ALSO A GENEROUS $300 DONATION FOR EACH BEING OFFERED TO HELP WITH MEDICAL!
PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH EVERYONE YOU KNOW – YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN YOU WILL HIT THE JACKPOT!!!
THE MORE PEOPLE IT TOUCHES, THE BETTER CHANCE THESE TWO WILL HAVE!!
CONTACT BARC.AID@HOUSTONTX.GOV ASAP TO TAG EITHER A1267191 OR A1266903
THEY ARE SCHEDULED FOR EUTH ON SUNDAY, LIKELY MORNING, UNLESS TAGGED
COME TO BARC TOMORROW AND MEET THEM!!!
From: BARC Aid <BARC.Aid@houstontx.gov>
Date: September 18, 2014, 5:51:37 PM CDT
To: BARC Aid <BARC.Aid@houstontx.gov>
Subject: 9-18-14--High HW-- Larger Dogs
A1267191--lenticular clouding, bilateral aural hematomas with black ear discharge, numerous worn teeth, generalized areas of alopecia/hair thinning/skin thickening/sores, 1.5" diameter mass over left side of thorax, stiff in rear, high HW+
A1266903-- Pet was placed on eval for bilateral ocular discharge and heartworms (high pos).  During my walk through I did not see any discharge.  It was likely removed.  Pet has sweet personality.  No other visible issues at this time. Will hold til 21rst.
  • ALL hold requests are to be sent via email only (none will be accepted via phone) with the following required information:
EMAIL SUBJECT:       HOLD for (insert animal id number)
In the body of the email, provide the following:
Animal ID #: _______________________
Name of Rescue Group/Foster: __________________________________________
Name of designated person for pickup: ______________________________
Contact Phone Number for person placing hold: ________________________
Date & Time for pickup: ________________________
  • The hold will be placed for 24 hours and a confirmation email will be sent back to the requestor via email.
  • All incoming BARC Aid emails will be answered during the following hours and within the specified timeframe:
Monday  - Friday
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Within one hour
Saturday - Sunday
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Within two hours
Emails received outside of these timeframes will be answered the next day, during these hours.  If a response has not been received within the specified timeframes, please notify Mauricio Zepeda immediately via email mauricio.zepeda@houstontx.gov or cell phone 832.623.3871 (days off Saturday and Sunday). If no response from Mauricio please contact the front desk at 713-229-7351.
Mauricio Zepeda, Foster & Rescue Coordinator - BARC Outreach
City of Houston, Administration & Regulatory Affairs Department
BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions
3200 Carr
Houston, Texas 77026
Direct: 713.229.7354
Cellular:  832.623.3871
Alejandra Peimbert, Education Coordinator – BARC Outreach
City of Houston, Administration & Regulatory Affairs
BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions
3200 Carr Street, Houston, Texas 77026
Direct:  832-395-9081

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