Dallas Animal Services Raises Funds to Send Dog's Parents to Utah Sanctuary

Dogs need training, socialization before being adoptable

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    Dallas Animal Services has begun a campaign to raise money to support the care of the parents of a dog rescued last month.

    A campaign by Dallas Animal Services to raise money to support the care of the parents of a dog rescued last month has been completed.

    Stormy the dog first was rescued from a storm drain on Nov. 25, along with his siblings Sampson and Sadie and his parents. Stormy, Sampson and Sadie were all adopted out on Dec. 1, but the trio's parents remain in the care of DAS in need of more training and socialization.

    To meet that end, DAS wanted to send the pair to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah, where they'll receive one-on-one attention, a dedicated caretaker and the training they need to eventually be adoptable pets.

    For that to be possible, DAS needed to raise $1,400 to cover the cost of fuel to fly the dogs to the sanctuary.  Stormy's adoptive parents kicked off the fund-raising with a $100 donation and the rest was given by other DAS supporters.

    Dog Rescued From Storm Drain Adopted

    [DFW] Dog Rescued From Storm Drain Adopted
    About two dozen people outside Dallas Animal Services waited for the doors to open so they could put their names in a drawing to adopt one of the stray siblings: Stormy, Sampson or Sadie.

    On Friday, DAS published the following message on their Facebook page, where they said they raised the necessary funds in just 24 hours. 

    To kick off the campaign, DAS published a cute note on Thursday written from Stormy's perspective with greater detail on the plan. 

    While this campaign is over, Dallas Animal Services is always accepting donations to help pets in need.  To make a donation, visit this page and search for Dallas Animal Services Fund.