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w w w. S t r a y d o g.o r g
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1999
Pat and Bill Arnold
STRAYDOG INC. - 501(c)(3) TAX-EXEMPT NON-PROFIT CORPORATION
A No-Kill Shelter for lost and abandoned homeless dogs
P.O. BOX 1465, GUN BARREL CITY, TEXAS 75147 - Credit Card Donations
Puppy Annie ready for adoption
Click here for story of Puppy Annie, part of Pat's Daily Dog Log.
Special thanks to Uptown Realtors for underwriting the Friends of Straydog Newsletter, which most of you received last week!
See Shelley Woodburn's "Friends of Straydog"
Enough $ for one more week!
Last Week's Beginning Fund Balance: $3,180.46
LESS: $800 paid on account at Lakeside Animal Clinic, which account balance now stands at $2,136.30 (We sensed they were getting a bit concerned as our outstanding account balance was approaching $3,000.); LESS: $98 paid for other veterinary services; LESS: $77.04 for dog and cat supplies at Wal-Mart; LESS: $221.68 for dog food at Canine Commissary (and our food contributor S.J., an employee at Canine Commissary, donated another five 45-pound bags of Nature's Recipe); LESS: $443.37 for rent on the 20-acre Straydog facility; LESS: $160 for mowing; LESS: $958.06 for payroll for one part-time and two full-time kennel helpers. Click here for story and pictures of kennel helpers which show why we need at least two kennel helpers + Pat every day.)
Total Cash Paid Out Last Week: $2,758.15
Last Week's Cash Donations: $1,470
This Week's Beginning Fund Balance: $1,892.31
Contributions are just beginning to come in following the distribution of over 1,000 copies of the Friends of Straydog Newsletter, and I (Bill) have taken this week off my regular job (vacation time) to put together a condensed print version of our last seven Homepage/Newsletters, which will hopefully be in the mail by the end of this week. We will survive. The lives of 45 dogs and one feral cat depend on us.
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 "dallasnews.com/archives" (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:
P.O. Box 1465, Gun Barrel City, TX 75147
STRAYDOG - THE ARNOLD FAMILY'S HAPPY HOME FOR STRAYS
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.
L i n k s :
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.
Why We Need 3 Kennel Helpers.
"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.
Homepage/Newsletter of 9/5/99.
Homepage/Newsletter of 9/12/99.
Last Week's Homepage/Newsletter, the 9/19/99 edition.
Credit Card Donations
Old Newsletters and Photos of Our No-Kill Shelter
Our Dream/Our Mission
Excerpts from Incoming E-Mail Messages