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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

Our daughter donates $1,000

(Stacey Arnold Peil, real estate broker who owns Stacey Arnold Real Estate in Athens, Texas donated $1,000, which got us through last week. Thanks to Stacey Arnold Real Estate!)

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

LESS: $17.94 for dog supplies at Wal-Mart; LESS: $87.74 for dog food at Canine Commissary in Dallas (S.J.'s dog food donation is still maintaining our inventory; LESS: $94.99 for Straydog Inc. telephone bill; LESS: $12.16 for electricity (We've informed the electric company that the meter's stuck!); LESS: $33 for a roll of stamps; LESS: $200 paid on account at Lakeside Animal Clinic; LESS: $67.94 for dog and cat supplies including vitamins at Wal-Mart; LESS: $176 for postage for first part of newsletter mailing; LESS: $236 for printing of Friends of Straydog newsletter, which was reimbursed by Uptown Realtors; LESS: $870.37 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: $1,796.14

Last Week's Cash Donations: $2,323.75

This Week's Beginning Fund Balance: $1,766.20

Print edition in the 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.

Many thanks to the Press Room Crew at Bill's regular place of work (Merrill Corporation in Dallas) for printing (free of charge) our 28-page newsletter on their big web press Friday morning (10/8/99) during a lull in their usually very busy schedule. This contribution to Straydog Inc. saved us hours of xeroxing time. (Also the retail price for such a print job would have been between two and three thousand dollars.) Thanks again, guys!

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.

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.

Homepage/Newsletter of 9/19/99.

Homepage/Newsletter of 9/26/99.

Last Week's Homepage/Newsletter, the 10/3/99 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