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S t r a y d o g - Pat Arnold's Happy Home for Strays

 

Click here for Jacquielynn Floyd's "Eulogy for a Saint" column about
Pat Arnold, published in
The Dallas Morning News, June 3, 2003

 

Pat at the Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center with Emily, May 30, 2003, the day before Pat suffered a fatal brain aneurysm.

 

After suffering a brain aneurysm on Saturday, May 31, 2003,
before she lost consciousness in this life, Pat Arnold said these
final words to her kennel team members gathered around her:

"Take care of my dogs while I'm gone."

(Michael Recio, until he died 9.2.06, was one of our Kennel Team Co-Leads, and he was one of the kennel team members gathered
around Pat, and it was Michael who first told us exactly what Pat had said right before she lost consciousness.)

 

(1) Pat's last Dog Log update, written Friday evening, May 30, 2003

(2) The Sunday, June 1, 2003 Update announcing the loss of Pat Arnold

(3) Jacquielynn Floyd's column about Pat Arnold, published in The Dallas Morning News, June 3, 2003

(4) "When a dog rescuer approaches Rainbow Bridge" - emailed to us at shelter@straydog.org

 

 

 

Straydog Inc., The Arnold Family's Happy Home for Strays, a No-Kill Dog Shelter and
           A TEXAS NONPROFIT CORPORATION with 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Status from the IRS

Donations Are Tax Deductible!

            MAIL: P.O. Box 1465, Gun Barrel City, Texas 75147 * PHONE: (903) 479-3497
                  EMAIL: shelter@straydog.org


ABOVE AND
LEFT Aerial photos from May '02, when Pat Arnold still had another whole year of life ahead of her.
RIGHT: Pat at the Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center with Emily, May 30, 2003, the day before Pat suffered a fatal brain aneurysm.

The above updated aerial photo was taken in August 2009, six years after Pat Arnold's passing.

Straydog, our Happy Home for Strays
(The hexagon is "The Big Play Yard," which we usually refer to as "the park")

Straydog Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Non-Profit Corporation - DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE
(As always, complete financial records are available on request.)

Since Pat's passing (on June 1, 2003) Bill Arnold continues to work every day for Straydog Inc., managing the
shelter exactly as Pat would have wanted. Pat and Bill's four children (all in their 40s and 50s
with full-time jobs) are also helping out a lot at Straydog, trying to carry on their
mother's mission of providing decent lives for dogs who have no one.

 

 

OUR MISSION

Straydog is a "lifeboat" (and sanctuary) for rescued dogs. A vacant spot in a kennel is an empty seat in our "lifeboat,"
so, if you're interested in adopting a dog, see our website "Dogs for Adoption" link, or call to inquire about dogs
you may have seen recent photos of but who may not yet be included in our "Dogs for Adoption" link. And
please continue to support us. We will continue to row this "lifeboat" to shore, dropping off rescued
dogs into the arms of good adopters, and we will continue to fill the space left vacant by each
adopted dog with another desperate homeless dog for as long as we are able to hold on
(financially). We believe that the example of our sacrifice (and the example of
the sacrifice made by the people running all other no-kill shelters) must be
publicized to wake people up and make them aware of the necessity to
SPAY and NEUTER their dogs (and cats) so that homeless dog
(and cat) rescue "lifeboats" will no longer be necessary.

"All stray dogs to lucky dogs ... NOW!"

 

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