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Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week
Apr10

Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week

Sulphur Springs Animal Control Officers (standing) Barbi Blanch and Annie Patridge with SS Animal Shelter volunteers at a Pet Adoption Event Sulphur Springs Mayor John Sellers proclaimed the second week of April as Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week in Sulphur Springs. This a time to recognize the important role animal control officers have in law enforcement. Sulphur Springs Police Department Animal Control Officers Barbi...

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With Temperatures Rising, Motorists Are Reminded Not To Leave Pets In Cars
May15

With Temperatures Rising, Motorists Are Reminded Not To Leave Pets In Cars

As the mercury rises, so typically do the number of calls to authorities regarding animals left alone in parked cars in the heat. This spring is no exception. “Do not leave dogs in cars. We’ve had several calls already,” said Sulphur Springs Animal Control Supervisor Barbi Blanch. Blanch said she hopes the reminder will prevent situations such as one Sulphur Springs Animal Control officers encountered two years ago....

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Sulphur Springs Animal Shelter Receives a Grant from Lambert’s MuttNation
Mar17

Sulphur Springs Animal Shelter Receives a Grant from Lambert’s MuttNation

On Saturday March 16, 2019, Barbi Blanch, an employee of City of Sulphur Springs Animal Control, noticed on Facebook that her shelter was the Texas recipient of the 50 States/50 Shelters Grant, an annual selection among deserving animal shelters. She quickly shared the news with her co-worker Annie Patridge. Interestingly, the Shelter already had a Pet Adoption Day scheduled that day at Tractor Supply in Sulphur Springs, so it turned...

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Animal Of The Week: Daisy
Aug18

Animal Of The Week: Daisy

Meet Daisy, a 2-3 year old Pit-bull mix. An owner surrender, this dog is just looking for a new family to love. She’s been at the shelter for about 8 days.  “She is loving, sweet and great with other dogs.” Animal Shelter Officer Annie Patridge laughed as Daisy gave her a bunch of kisses. “I would adopt her if my husband would let me.” She hasn’t been fixed, but her heart-worms test was negative....

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Animals of the Week: The Solar System
Aug11

Animals of the Week: The Solar System

In what is the largest collection of animals to be presented for this weekly article, the Sulphur Springs Animal Shelter is presenting nine cats, each named after the various planets in our own solar system. All are short-haired domestics with an age range of one to six months across all nine cats. The group includes a litter of four kittens, three cats that have been in foster care with a volunteer, and another two that reside at the...

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Animal of the Week: Humperdink
Aug04

Animal of the Week: Humperdink

Humperdink is a male black terrier mix. He was found at the Helm Ln apartments by Sulphur Springs Animal Shelter Officer Annie Patridge during what she described as one of the easiest catches of her career. “Supposedly, Humperdink was dumped at the Helm Ln apartments, from what I understand,” Officer Patridge said. “Whenever I went out there, I actually didn’t see him at first. He was hiding out in a little...

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Animal of the Week: Frasier
Jul21

Animal of the Week: Frasier

Frasier is a two year old Rottweiler mix that has resided at the Sulphur Springs Animal Shelter for roughly a month. He was brought to the Shelter by a woman who was concerned for his safety. “He was supposedly running around the Pilot station, and she was afraid that she was going to get hit,”Animal Shelter Officer Annie Patridge said. “He’s turned out to be a sweetheart. He just wants a playmate” The...

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Animals of the Week: Haley & Hillary
Jun09

Animals of the Week: Haley & Hillary

Haley and Hillary are two Lab puppy sisters of six to seven weeks old. Haley is the black lab and Hillary is the chocolate lab. Both were found together at Bob Evan’s Food Plant last week. “It’s possible that they were dumped in the area and that’s where they ran to,” Animal Shelter Officer Barbi Blanch said. “It was during the rain last week and they were found hiding under wood pallets.”...

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Animal of the Week: Sparky
Mar16

Animal of the Week: Sparky

Sparky is a male Pit/Rottweiler mix who is under one year old. He was surrendered to the Animal Shelter Monday by the man who originally found him after he was unable to find Sparky a home. “The guy tried to find him a home for about a month and them brought him to us,” Animal Shelter Officer Annie Patridge said. “He was hoping that we would have better luck than he did.” Sparky is unique among other dogs of...

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