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Adoptable Pets Get Cable Channel

SPCA, Time Warner launch Paws on Demand




    Because we do not have enough to keep our lazy chubby hindquarters on the couch and because you can never have too many cute puppies on a Web site, Time Warner Cable and the SPCA of Texas now bring us the Paws on Demand channel.
    Really, it’s a well-intentioned idea, though. The shelter provides profiles of dogs and cats available for adoption at all the area SPCA shelters, and Time Warner broadcasts the information on its Paws on Demand channel 634, found in the Local Content folder of North Texas On Demand.
    So now, rather than traveling down to the SPCA shelter or other pet adoption events around the area, families and individuals looking for a little furry companionship simply use the TV remote.
    Of course, there’s still the step of meeting the dog or cat — because they all have unique personalities — and introducing incumbent pets to see if they’ll get along, so it can’t all be accomplished from the couch, right?
    Still, kind of makes you wonder if they deliver.
    “Hello, SPCA, I’d like to order a medium terrier for delivery, please. Yeah, um, brown with white markings and a little patch over one eye. Left or right, doesn’t really matter. Oh, and hold the carpet-peeing, please.”
    Bruce Felps owns and operatesEast Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. His next dog probably will be a stray that trots up to his front porch one day.