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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

Stray Dog Fund balance too low!

Last Week's Beginning Fund Balance: $1,892.31

LESS: $29.60 for postage; LESS: $289.83 paid to MacDonald Animal Clinic in Dallas for a month's supply of discounted Sentinel (heartworm and flea pills) for 45 dogs; LESS: $28.56 for other special dog food for the fellas with hip dysplasia; LESS: $ZERO for dog food at Canine Commissary. S.J. has donated enough to get us through without buying much at all this week; LESS: $115.21 for other puppy food, cat food and other dog supplies at Wal-Mart; LESS: $100 for mowing; LESS: $865.52 for payroll for one part-time and two full-time kennel helpers. [See the print edition for more on this.] 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: $1,428.72

Last Week's Cash Donations: $775

This Week's Beginning Fund Balance: $1,238.59

Print edition almost ready to mail

If you would like a free copy of the print version, send us your name and address, and we'll put you on our list.

Click here for 1st page of print edition of Straydog Journal.

I (Bill) have taken this second week off my regular job (still vacation time) to finish putting together the condensed print version of our last seven Homepage/Newsletters, which will hopefully be in the mail by the middle of this week to those of you who are on our now expanded mailing list, which includes all of the Friends of Straydog additions. If you're not on the list and want to be included, just send us your name and address. Please remember that our mailing list will never be sold or given to anyone. And everything we mail out is always free; we sell nothing. We take excellent care of these dogs and will continue to take care of them until we adopt them out (like Jack recently and Ashley almost a year ago), and we will tell you about our daily "trials and tribulations" on the Internet weekly and every couple of months via U.S. Mail. ... We will survive. The lives of these 45 dogs and one feral cat depend on us. And we sure appreciate your help whenever you can give it. It would really be tough (tougher than it already is) going it alone without your support. In fact, without your help it would be impossible to go on as we are. We thank you for sticking with us!

No change since last week to the balance of this homepage, except the links at the end.

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 have been 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.

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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.

Homepage/Newsletter of 9/19/99.

Last Week's Homepage/Newsletter, the 9/26/99 edition.

Credit Card Donations

Old, Old Newsletters and Old Photos of Our No-Kill Shelter

Our Dream/Our Mission

Excerpts from Incoming E-Mail Messages