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Straydog Journal Sunday, September 12 1999 Pat and Bill Arnold


A No-Kill Shelter for lost and abandoned homeless dogs

P.O. BOX 1465, GUN BARREL CITY, TEXAS 75147 - Credit Card Donations

Why we need 3 kennel helpers

Click here for story and pictures of kennel helpers,

part of Pat's Daily Dog Log.


Single $1,000 donation saves week!

Last Week's Beginning Fund Balance: $4,182.51

LESS: Zero for dog food at Canine Commissary in Dallas as we've still got four 45-pound bags of Natures Recipe left from the large dog food donation of a few weeks ago plus enough left over from last week's order to get us through the coming week; LESS: $52.53 for the Straydog Inc. electric bill; LESS: $149.50 for dog supplies at Wal-Mart; LESS: $24.34 for Straydog Inc. phone bill; LESS: $264 for postage for Friends of Straydog Newsletter (to be reimbursed by Friends of Straydog); LESS: $160 for mowing; LESS: $1,183.23 for payroll, which includes the full crew on Labor Day. (Click here for story and pictures of kennel helpers and why we need at least two every day.)

Total Cash Paid Out Last Week: $1,835.60

Last Week's Cash Donations: $1,815.00

This Week's Beginning Fund Balance: $4,161.91

We will continue to post our ARNOLD STRAY DOG FUND/Straydog Inc. balance every Sunday evening on the Internet, and we'll mail out a periodic newsletter as often as we can to let you all (including those who don't have Internet access) know exactly what our financial situation is.

Dog food, veterinary expenses and kennel crew wages are running over $1,800 per week, and we are quite often literally paying this week's expenses with this week's donations. We, Pat and Bill Arnold, receive no remuneration whatsoever for any work we do for our no-kill shelter, which includes managing it. (Bill pays our bills from his salary from his regular job in Dallas.)

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

We continue to thank those who continue to write us such encouraging letters and e-mail messages letting us know that you believe in what we are doing at Straydog (our Happy Home for Strays) as we continue to provide a decent life (as long as may be necessary) for each of our now 45 rescued dogs!

Please take a look at some of our newsletters (click on links at end of page) and see the article in The Dallas Morning News --on the Internet at "" (search for Pat Arnold on March 13, 1997).

We rely on donations to keep our shelter going. If you believe in us and in what we are doing, please send whatever you can to THE ARNOLD STRAY DOG FUND at the following address:

Straydog Inc.
P.O. Box 1465
, Gun Barrel City, TX 75147



We are a 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Non-Profit Corporation, which means your contributions are tax deductible.

Credit Card Donations



Please make copies of this Homepage/Newsletter and distribute it to your animal-loving friends.


Former Stray Dogs for Adoption

Shelley Woodburn's "Friends of Straydog"

Photos of the Dogs, Pat and the Kennel Crew (with Captions).

Story and Photos of Jack's Adoption - 9/5/99.

"Panic Letter"--our Homepage/Newsletter of 8/8/99.

Homepage/Newsletter of 8/15/99.

Homepage/Newsletter of 8/22/99.

Homepage/Newsletter of 8/29/99.

Last Week's Homepage/Newsletter, the 9/5/99 edition.

Credit Card Donations

Old Newsletters and Photos of Our No-Kill Shelter

Our Dream/Our Mission

Excerpts from Incoming E-Mail Messages