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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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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: Lacy
Jul28

Animal of the Week: Lacy

Lacy is a six month old Blue Lacy/Lab mix that has been at the Sulphur Springs Animal Shelter since early July. She was found at the Sulphur Springs Veterinary Clinic and brought to the Shelter. “She’s very calm and she’s doing well with leash training,” Animal Shelter Officer Barbi Blanch said. “There’s no signs that she ever had a collar on and she hasn’t been walked before on a leash. She...

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Animal of the Week: Tabitha
Jul14

Animal of the Week: Tabitha

Tabitha is a 10-12 week old domestic short-haired cat. She was found in the backyard of the Animal Shelter after she was apparently dumped there by her previous owners. “She was hiding under all of the shelves and crates that we have back there,” Animal Shelter Officer Barbi Blanch said. “I don’t know how she got here, but somebody probably dumped her here and that is where she ran so that she could hide...

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Animal of the Week: Snoopy, “Pets” Movie Special
Jul06

Animal of the Week: Snoopy, “Pets” Movie Special

Snoopy is a one-year-old Border Collie\Australian Shepard mix, but Animal Shelter Officers speculate that he may have some Husky in him as well. Snoopy was surrendered by his owner on Hodge ST three months ago after the landlord told the tenant that he had to give up some of his animals. Snoopy is heart worm negative and will receive his rabies shot this weekend. He understands basic commands such as “sit,” but lacks...

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Animal of the Week: Tux
Jun27

Animal of the Week: Tux

Tux is a mixed breed dog with a little bit of Pit Bull in him, but not much. He’s about a year old, and is very friendly. “He’s a sweet boy and gets along with everyone.” Animal Shelter Officer Barbi Blanch said. His cheerful laid-back attitude is evident as he sits patiently at Officer Blanch’s feet, waiting to go for a walk. Tux was found in the road, off the Church Street loop, about two and a half...

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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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Animals of the Week: Every Animal at the Shelter
Jun02

Animals of the Week: Every Animal at the Shelter

by Steven Payne As a result of having reached maximum capacity for both cats and dogs, the Sulphur Springs Animal Shelter has chosen to highlight every animal in the shelter in order to stimulate adoption rates and find homes for more animals. “We have limited space here, and we’re about to start using our outside kennels for holding, but we have to get shelters in them first,” Animal Shelter Officer Barbi Blanch...

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