I am calling her Dora
Because she is on death’s door. Dora is a female pit mix. She is maybe 2 years or so but I am not the best to judge that. Although I usually have a pretty good idea.
Dora came to MAC (Minneapolis Animal Control) 5/24 so her 6 day hold is ’bout up. What is nice about MAC is that they exclude Sundays and holidays from their 6 day hold. Free days if you will. They feel it is unfair to the dog because someone may be looking for them when the facility is closed. This little lady is certainly liked at AC! And I can totally see why. What a sweet girl she is.
The Minneapolis Animal Control facility is beautiful! I wish all municipalities could be so lucky. I was given the full tour by manager John Kilner, thank you John! After the visit I feel much better about the $30 licensing fee I pay the city every year. Per dog! $90 bucks a year folks! In comparison the City of St. Paul charges $11.00 and the City of Bloomington is $17.50.
You know why I feel good about it? When a dog enters MAC they are fully vaccinated, de-wormed and medically treated by a veterinarian if necessary. I am happy to pay that money now, knowing that it is helping my city’s beasts. I mean that’s what taxes and fees are for – to raise the standards for all. And me? I guess I am willing to pay for that.
The kennels were not very full today. Hearing that and still seeing 8 dogs there did pinch my soul a bit. And all the dogs were pits save two who were Rotts. I guess it isn’t uncommon for all the runs to be full. I was glad to hear things have been a bit slow.
I wish I could save them all. Sigh, I know that just isn’t possible. But man oh man there was a 5 month old faun colored mangy pitty I fell in love with.
Fosters where are you?????
Dora and the crew need you.
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