Success Stories


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Hi! My name is Tracy
I got lost one day and couldn't find my way home. I ended up in the Mesquite Animal Shelter and I was worried because my people were not coming to get me out. One family adopted me but brought me back saying I am "too hyper". Ha! Don't they know that young dogs, especially a Jack Russell mix have a lot of energy?? I guess they didn't do their homework. Anyway, they weren't right for me. I needed a family that could appreciate a cute young dog with energy.

Toby: A Rescued Dog Success Story
Toby is a long hair Dachshund mix (black and brown brindle) that Mesquite Animal Control Officers rescued while he was being attacked by 3 pit bulls. Toby is a beautiful dog with a soft, silky coat. Luckily he wasn't injured by the attack, although he had some scabs here and there and was afraid of my big dogs at first.

Target Donates Pet Food to the Mesquite Animal Shelter
Pictured (L to R) are Target Store team members Dennis Clough, Teresa Hayes, Dee Weeks and Sherry Kinnaid as they prepare to donate a pallet of dog and cat food to the Mesquite Animal Shelter & Adoption Center.
 
Wal-Mart Makes Donations to the Mesquite Animal Shelter
November 18, 2003, Arlan Hetterly, Store Manager, and Carol Parker, Pet Department Manager of Wal-Mart, located at 200 East Highway 80 in Mesquite, presented $45 in cash to Andy Wise, Animal Control Supervisor for the City of Mesquite.
 
Rebel
his black Labrador Retriever was so active that nobody would look at her except to shake their heads! She was hard to handle and bouncing off walls, she couldn't be still for a single second. She liked to use her mouth a lot to explore her world and even though her intelligence shined in her eyes, I was afraid that we would have a problem placing her into a home. She was picked-up as a stray dog and was not wearing tags.
 

KidFish 2002
Animal Shelter Volunteers, Karen Ellis and Cathy Butcher held an outside adoption clinic at City Lake Park during Kidfish, 2002. Volunteers do make a difference!

 
Disaster Relief
During the South Central Texas flooding, the City of Mesquite Animal Shelter received a request for relief assistance. The Texas Animal Control Association's Disaster Response Team had been activated and animal care supplies were needed. Animal Control staff gathered miscellaneous donated supplies in Mesquite and Grand Prairie and on July 13, Andy Wise drove the loaded truck to The Humane Society in New Branfels, Texas to deliver the much-needed items.
 
Agnew Middle School 2003
On October 30, 2003, Agnew Middle School , National Junior Society presented a check in the amount of $255 to Steve Killen, Manager of Health for the City of Mesquite. With help from sponsors, Kathy Kirchner and Richard Kozlovsky, NJHS members organized and worked a car wash to earn the funds benefiting the Mesquite Animal Shelter & Adoption Center. Presenting the check were NJHS president, Katie Franco, and NJHS Vice President, Jourdan Sanford.

On October 25, Kathy Kirchner and Richard Kozlovsky, sponsors NJHS, organized a garage sale given by Agnew 8th Grade National Junior Honor Society and benefiting the Mesquite Animal Shelter and Adoption Center. On November 21, Andy Wise, Animal Control Supervisor, was presented with a check for the animal shelter in the amount of $450. Presenting the check on behalf of NJHS were Lindsay Hejl, President, Sarah Stregles, Vice President, and Leah Partin, Secretary. Other donations collected by NJHS and delivered to the animal shelter included towels, blankets, and dog & cat food. Thank you National Junior Honor Society! We're very proud of tomorrow's leaders!

 
Winston
Here's a picture of a Jack Russell Terrier that was rescued from the Mesquite Shelter several months ago. Patty, his Mom, was at the show this weekend. "Winston" placed in his GTG Novice class, and did well in his racing and conformation classes. He has developed into a very happy, handsome boy and I was delighted to see him there. I expect I will see him at many more events since he had such a good time. Thanks for calling Jack Russell Rescue and allowing us to place him. Lisa Richards and Phyllis Petersen Jack Russell Terrier Rescue. Please visit our site at www.terrier.com
 
Agnew Middle School 2002
On October 25, Kathy Kirchner and Richard Kozlovsky, sponsors NJHS, organized a garage sale given by Agnew 8th Grade National Junior Honor Society and benefiting the Mesquite Animal Shelter and Adoption Center. On November 21, Andy Wise, Animal Control Supervisor, was presented with a check for the animal shelter in the amount of $450.

On October 30, 2003, Agnew Middle School , National Junior Society presented a check in the amount of $255 to Steve Killen, Manager of Health for the City of Mesquite. With help from sponsors, Kathy Kirchner and Richard Kozlovsky, NJHS members organized and worked a car wash to earn the funds benefiting the Mesquite Animal Shelter & Adoption Center. Presenting the check were NJHS president, Katie Franco, and NJHS Vice President, Jourdan Sanford. Other donations collected by members not able to be present the day of the car wash included blankets, towels, pet food, pet toys, and miscellaneous items. The donations to the Mesquite Animal Shelter will be used to help make homeless and abandoned animals more comfortable in an unfamiliar place. Congratulations to the Agnew National Junior Honor Society on a job well done! We’re very proud of our future leaders!