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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Have a HOT DOG--and Other Shelter News, Needs

My friend Carmen works tirelessly for animals in our community. She works for the Humane Society, is on the animal control board for the county and takes care of a husband, toddler, two dachshunds she adopted through a breed rescue group and a cat. She also fosters doxies for this group and says they are in DESPERATE need of more foster homes. She was telling me about one senior, blind doxie that was rescued and needs a home. The poor thing was kept in a cage pretty much 24/7. They have doxies young and old, all needing someone to care for them for a short time until they are adopted, which usually happens very quickly. Carmen will probably post here and tell you all more about them.

What's great about fostering is that you have the dog for only a short time. Some she's had only a few days, others a few weeks. I've met many of them, as I used to house and dog sit for them when they went out of town. These dogs are adorable--they'd snuggle up and sleep with me and are so dang cute I could just eat them up! The picture above is Josie, my favorite (shhhh, don't tell anyone or Lacey, her sister, will become very jealous!)

If you can help this group--or know someone who is able to foster, please e-mail Carmen at The rescue group's Web site is: They are based out of Lewisburg and place rescued doxies all over the country. They pay any bills, other than food.

More shelter news. The Dover Humane Society is having a yard sale and needs donated items. The president writes: "Our upcoming yard sale is on May 5th from 7 am to 3 pm here in Dover. It's right on Highway 79 outside of the Treasures From The South flea market, about 15 miles out of Clarksville. We are desperately in need of donations. We'll take just about anything. Anyone wishing to donate can call me (Lauri) at 931-232-9990 or Rosemary at (931)232-0635. We can do pick ups in Clarksville." So help them out! Donate and or shop! Their Web site is:

Also, Cats Are Us has secured a place for their mega yard sale, which will probably be the second or third week of May, so make sure to donate stuff to them as well! I will post all the details as to exact time and place and where you can drop off items. You all have to go shopping too! Maybe we Pet People can meet at the yard sale?

There are so many ways to help animals in area shelters. Check out the groups' Web sites and find out what you can do to help a homeless dog or cat!

posted by Sandy at 4/24/2007 07:22:00 AM


Blogger dragon said...

Sandy this is a letter to the editor that appeared in the Leaf Chronicle today.

“As a pet lover and one who collects aluminum cans to support them, I was wondering why Clarksville doesn't have a drop box for cans like Hopkinsville does. A friend of mine said they have a drop box that can't be stolen from because the way it's built.
I've taken my cans to a salvage company that donates the money to the Humane Society when requested.
I believe more cans would be donated to the cause if we had a drop box. Can someone make this happen? Please.”

I also get called upon the take cans to the salvage company where donations are made to the Humane Society.
We need someone with connections with Johnny Piper and Carolyn Bowers. With a little luck they might take the time to look into this.

The Dover Humane Society is having a yard sale. O K wenches I will be donating to the cause. I do challenge the rest to do so.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007 9:21:00 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Dragon, bro, you are a good man and I'm proud of you! If you hear any more about a drop for cans let us know, we'll start saving them.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007 9:43:00 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Pam, you can drop off cans right at the recycling place and let them know your drop off is for the Humane Society. Also, if you have a large amount, they will pick them up from you.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007 10:02:00 AM  
Blogger Braveheart said...

Hi all~

We had an offer of a free aluminum can container today! Yippee!!Hopefully this will help with a drop off zone!

Carmen H

Tuesday, April 24, 2007 1:23:00 PM  
Blogger Braveheart said...

Thank you so much Sandy...for posting all that info on Dachshunds and our rescue group! I really appreciate it and you were SO thorough in covering all we do.
Dachshunds are something else and they give such great cuddles and are the most grateful dogs when they know they have been rescued.

Sometimes these dogs just need a place for a few weeks. Mot of my fosters got adopted before 6 week time frame was up.Thank you so much for posting Sandy...anyone can email me directly with questions. Thanks again.
Take a look at some of our pictures at
If you ahve dachshunds join us for our annual Dachshund derby picnic. All info is on our web site.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007 1:32:00 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Ah, but Sandy, when you say "THEY will pick them up from you", you really mean ME and other Humane Society volunteers that are willing to do that. The company doesn't do it, which is how you make it sound. Then we have to take the cans out to Heimanson's for recycling. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind doing it, but it can be inconvenient. I've had other people's cans at my house for a couple of weeks at a time until I can make it to the recycle center when it's open. Having a central drop location will be wonderful! Carmen, I'm so pleased that someone has offered one!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007 4:05:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I just wanted Pam to know that there was already a system in place--that one could take the cans directly to Heimanson's or that the Humane Society will pick them up if they have a bunch of them. I should have made it clear that it was the Humane Society who says they will pick them up if there is a large amount. Sorry for any confusion--I don't want to overlook the volunteers who do the pick ups.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007 5:09:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I would love to get involved in fostering dogs or cats and hope to one day when I have less of my own. That way, you get to enjoy a "new" pet over and over and over, and know it is getting a good home that is well screened and ready. Have any of you ever fostered?

Tuesday, April 24, 2007 5:11:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Ok, where is Heimanson's untill we have a drop off place because we will start saving cans and we're willing to take them wherever. Anything that will help the homeless animals I'm all for!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007 5:59:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Oh, how I wished I lived in Clarksville! I have a truck and time to do the pick up and drop offs and would gladly do it!

Someone please find the Saint a computer job on Ft. Campbell so we can get back home!!! He has applied for several postings with no luck… What is the saying, “It is not what you know but who you know with getting Government jobs” Arggggg...

Tuesday, April 24, 2007 7:23:00 PM  
Blogger dragon said...

Pam, Heimanson's is on 41-A by pass, Ashland City Highway. Cross street is Gatlin St. The street adress is 211 Gatlin St. It is about 1.5 miles past Gary Mattews car dealership. (The big car lot.)
If you map quest it will give you a map.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007 9:46:00 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Oh, Sandy, I know you would never overlook volunteers!!! I just wanted to be sure that people didn't think the business was providing the pickup. I think if more people realized that other regular folks like themselves have to do the picking up and delivering, that they would do more of it themselves. There is no aluminum can fairy.....Hmmmm....but maybe there is an aluminum can Dragon????

Tuesday, April 24, 2007 10:10:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Thanks Dragon!
And guys it is such a shame that there is never enough volunteers in any situation, it always falls on the few who are willing to help and work themselves silly. Believe me I know how it works, been there and done that!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007 6:39:00 AM  

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Sandy Britt, an animal welfare advocate and volunteer with Clarksville rescue organizations, takes care of three dogs: Zoe, Scooter and Peanut; two cats: Catfish and Tarzan; and one husband, Glen, and according to him she takes care of them in that order.

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