According to Dog & Kitty City‘s Volunteer Coordinator Katie Sirakos,
“When it comes to promoting the adoption of abandoned animals, there’s a place in Dallas where the “eyes” sure have it. At Dog & Kitty City, the charges greet with meows and woofs, but it’s so often their loving (nay, persuasive) gazes that wrap around a human heart and won’t let go.
“In 2011, about 150 dogs and more than 330 cats were adopted through DKC, a no-kill shelter operated by the Humane Society of Dallas County. That’s nearly 500 fur-suited pals (with slightly shy of 1,000 eyes, as some are less sighted than others) who had the good fortune of being paired with warm-hearted bipeds who provide safe and happy homes.
“Whether babies, tweens, adults, or seniors, with or without special needs, all the dogs and cats who arrive at DKC, no matter their circumstances, deserve love, care, and comfort. With a small staff, DKC relies solely on donations to cover operating costs, and a band of dedicated volunteers to socialize with shelter animals, work at off-site adoption centers, and serve as foster parents.
“In addition to providing comfortable digs, ample affections, and medical care (including spaying/neutering and shots) for its animals until they find a home, DKC provides post-adoption support services to ensure a lifetime commitment from the adoptive family.
“If the plight of abandoned animals gives you… paws, making a monetary donation to Dog & Kitty City can ease your conscience! Tabbies and terriers, bicolors and boxers (to name a few) are counting on you.”
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