DPD’s Pets of the Week – Saga and Grace

DPD’s Pet of the Week is Saga, #A982694.  Saga is a brown and tan medium size mix. He has been in the care of Dallas Animal Services since February 25, 2017. Saga is shy and very gentle. He is 1 year old and currently weighs 30.2 lbs.  His adoption fee is waived.

This week’s cat is Grace, #A0985603. Grace is has been in the care of Dallas Animal Services since March 21, 2017. She is a very sweet medium sized cat. She currently weighs 8 lbs.

Let’s help find Saga and Grace a Furrever home. You can meet them both at the Dallas Animal Services’ main location, 1818 N. Westmoreland, 75212, where they are available for adoption. The hours are from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday-Saturday and 12 noon until 5 p.m. on Sunday. Pictured with Saga and Grace is Senior Corporal Andrew Fifield of the Youth Services Section.

-DH

DPD’s Pets of the Week – Sunny and Prissy

DPD’s Pet of the Week is Sunny, #A0959094.  Sunny is a 2 year old white and brown, large dog with black spots. He has been in the care of Dallas Animal Services since December 13, 2016. Sunny is friendly and currently weighs 46.6 lbs. Sunny’s adoption fee will be waived. He has been micro-chipped.sunny

This week’s cat is Prissy, #AC 031. Prissy is a 2 year old blue female cat. She has been in the care of Dallas Animal Services since January 31, 2017. Prissy currently weighs 9.2 pounds.  

prissyLet’s help find Sunny and Prissy a Furrever Home. You can meet them both at Dallas Animal Services. They are available for adoption at Dallas Animal Services’ main location at 1818 N. Westmoreland, 75212. They are open 11 am to 6:30 pm Monday-Saturday and 12 noon until 5 pm on Sunday. Pictured with Sunny and Prissy is Senior Corporal Ruthilen Robles from the Community Affairs Division.

 

 

DH

Update: Dog Attack on Rutledge Street

Updated Monday, October 31, 2016:

On May 2, 2016, around 4:30 a.m. Ms. Antoinette Brown was attacked by a pack of dogs in the 3300 block of Rutledge.  Ms. Brown died as a result of her injuries on May 9, 2016.  

Although no witnesses could say for certain which dogs were involved in the attack, residents pointed to a house on Spring Street where dogs have been known to escape their enclosure. Detectives responded to that location and spoke with the owner of the dogs. The owner surrendered the dogs to Dallas Animal Services where the dogs were held for a period of time and were processed for evidence.  

DNA Samples and evidence collected from the dogs were submitted to Southwest Institute of Forensics Science (SWIFS).  Results from testing were negative for a match. 

The Dallas Police Department submitted the samples to the University of California at Davis for additional DNA processing to determine if a link could be made between the seized dogs and Ms. Brown.

Dallas Police were notified by the University of California at Davis Veterinary Genetic Laboratories Forensics Unit that the samples submitted did not contain DNA evidence that would link the animals that were suspected of the attack to Ms. Brown.  Based on the lack of evidence, detectives will be closing the case. 

The Dallas Police Department and Dallas Animal Services continue to work together to coordinate responses to animal disturbances and attacks to reduce injuries to citizens.   

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On May 2, 2016, at 4:43 a.m., the Dallas Police Department received a call regarding a female in a vacant field calling for help at 3300 Rutledge Street. Police officers arrived at the scene at 4:50 a.m. Another call was received at 5:02 am from a different person that a female was being attacked by 4 to 5 dogs in a vacant field. Dallas Fire Rescue along with Dallas Police discovered Ms. Antoinette Brown in the vacant field and immediately transported her to Baylor Hospital.

Detectives canvassed the area on the same day and interviewed both reporting persons at the location where the attack took place. Crime Scene processed the scene where the attack took place and went to the hospital to gather evidence from the victim. The reporting persons identified a nearby home where they believed the dogs may have come from.  Detectives responded to the location and could not find anyone at the house and no dogs were located.  Reporting persons were advised by detectives to call 311 if any dogs were spotted in the area.

On May 5, 2016, Dallas Animal Services reviewed the address and found previous 311 calls regarding loose dogs complaints. Seven dogs were found living at the location and Dallas Animal Services was able to take 6 dogs into possession on May 6, 2016.  The seventh dog was located on May 9, 2016 and quarantined. Between July 2013 and August 2014, records indicate residents made 10 calls regarding this location. In 2014, the owner surrendered ten dogs after repeated visits and violation notices from Dallas Animal Services. In September 2015, neighbors reported an attack in progress, resulting in five citations being issued and surrendering of three more dogs that were subsequently euthanized. Dallas Animal Services issued an additional 16 citations on May 6, 2016.

The owners gave permission on May 6, 2016 for Dallas Animal Services to take custody of the animals. These dogs were processed for evidence to confirm whether they were involved in the attack on Ms. Brown.   Dallas Police have submitted the evidence to Southwest Institute of Forensics Science and are awaiting the results of testing.

The Dallas Police Department is investigating this incident as an Attack by Dog offense as defined in Section 822.005 of the Texas Health and Safety Code.

Sec. 822.005. ATTACK BY DOG. (a) A person commits an offense if the person is the owner of a dog and the person:

(1) with criminal negligence, as defined by Section 6.03, Penal Code, fails to secure the dog and the dog makes an unprovoked attack on another person that occurs at a location other than the owner’s real property or in or on the owner’s motor vehicle or boat and that causes serious bodily injury, as defined by Section 1.07, Penal Code, or death to the other person; or

(2) knows the dog is a dangerous dog by learning in a manner described by Section 822.042(g) that the person is the owner of a dangerous dog, and the dangerous dog makes an unprovoked attack on another person that occurs at a location other than a secure enclosure in which the dog is restrained in accordance with Subchapter D and that causes serious bodily injury, as defined by Section 822.001, or death to the other person.

(b) An offense under this section is a felony of the third degree unless the attack causes death, in which event the offense is a felony of the second degree.

(c) If a person is found guilty of an offense under this section, the court may order the dog destroyed by a person listed in Section 822.004.

(d) A person who is subject to prosecution under this section and under any other law may be prosecuted under this section, the other law, or both.

On May 9, 2016, at approximately 8:00 p.m., Ms. Brown passed away as a result of her injuries while at Baylor Hospital. This remains an ongoing investigation.

DPD’s Pets of the Week – Selina and Pumpkin

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DPD’s Pet of the Week is Selina, #A958650. 

Selina is a cute 2 year old white and tan mix. She is a large sized dog and weighs about 39.6 lbs. Selina is very friendly and sweet. She’s been in the care of Dallas Animal Services since October 6, 2016. 

pumpkinThis week’s cat is Pumpkin, #A959371.

Pumpkin is a cute 7 month old orange and black tabby. She weighs 4.4 lbs. 

Let’s help find Selina and Pumpkin a Furrever home. You can meet them both at the Dallas Animal Services’ main location, 1818 N. Westmoreland, Dallas, Texas 75212. They are available for adoption now. The hours are from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday-Saturday and 12 noon until 5 p.m. on Sunday. Pictured with Selina and Pumpkin is Sergeant Warren Mitchell who is assigned to the Media Relations Unit.

-DH

DPD’s Pets of the Week – Scooter and Rosie

DPD’s Pet of the Week is Scooter, #A956904.  Scooter is 3 years old and weighs 44.2 lbs.  He is a brown and white mix. Scooter is neutered and microchipped.  scooterHe has been in the care of the Dallas Animal Services for since September 24, 2016. 

Let’s help DPD’s Pets of the Week find their Furrever Home. Scooter and Rosie are available for adoption at the Dallas Animal Services located at 1818 N. Westmoreland Rd., Dallas, TX 75212. They are open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Pictured with Scooter and Rosie is Sergeant Tina Duncan who is currently assigned to the Personnel Division.

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DPD’s Pets of Week – Sparkle and Houdini

DPD’s Pet of the Week is Sparkle A949262. Sparkle six month old puppy. He has been in the care of Dallas Animal Services since July 23, 2016.  She is , spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped. The adoption fee for Sparkle is $85.00. 

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This week’s cat is Houdini! Houdini is a 4 month old black and white kitten. He is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped.  He has been in the care of Dallas Animal Services since July 21, 2016. The ID number for Houdini is A949052. Houdini can be adopted this for  the $55.00.Houdini (3)

Let’s help find Sparkle and Houdini a furrever home. You can meet them both at the Dallas Animal Services’ main location, 1818 N. Westmoreland, 75212, where they are available for adoption. The hours are from 11 am to 6:30 pm, Monday-Saturday and 12 noon until 5 pm on Sunday. Pictured with Sparkle and Houdini  is Crime Scene Supervisor Britney Webb who is currently assigned to the Crime Scene Response Unit.

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DPD’s Pets of the Week – Bronco and Dakota

DPD’s Pet of the Week is Bronco, A904467. Bronco is a year old black and white mixed breed. He weighs 55 lbs. He is very happy and friendly. Bronco has been in the care of Dallas Animal Services since June 13, 2016. He is neutered. Adoption fees for Bronco have been waived.Bronco

This week’s cat is Dakota. She is a young 2 month old kitten. Dakota has been in the care of Dallas   Animal Services since June 23, 2016. The ID number for Dakota is is  A945402. The adoption fee for all cats is $25.

DakotaThere is a $7 registration fee for all animals that will reside in Dallas.

Let’s help find Bronco and Dakota a furrever home. You can meet them both at the Dallas Animal Services’ main location, 1818 N. Westmoreland, 75212, where they are available for adoption. The hours are from 11 am to 6:30 pm, Monday-Saturday and 12 noon until 5 pm on Sunday. Pictured with Bronco and Dakota is Officer Steven Witt who is currently assigned to the Metro Unit.

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DPD’s Pets of the Week – Tipper and Glenn

TipperDPD’s Pet of the Week is Tipper, #1939484.  Tipper is a year old tan brindle mixed breed. He weighs 49.2 lbs. He is very playful and loves toys. Tipper has been in the care of Dallas Animal Services since May 18, 2016. He is neutered. Adoption fees for Tipper have been waived.

This week’s cat is Glenn. Glenn is a young orange tabby kitten. He is very sweet. He has been in the care of Dallas  Animal Services since June 14, 2016. The ID number for Larry is  A943851. The adoption fee for all cats is $10 for Glennthe month of June. There is a $7 registration fee for all animals that will reside in Dallas.

Let’s help find Tipper and Glenn  a furrever home. You can meet them both at the Dallas Animal Services’ main location, 1818 N. Westmoreland, 75212, where they are available for adoption. The hours are from 11 am to 6:30 pm, Monday-Saturday and 12 noon until 5 pm on Sunday. Pictured with Tipper and Glenn is Public Service Officer Megan Emrich from the Southwest Patrol Division.

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DPD’s Pets of the Week: Sandra and Jinx

Sandra

DPD’s Pet of the Week is Sandra, #A940117.  Sandra is 9 months old and weighs 44 lbs.  She is a white  and brindle Labrador Retriever/Pit Bull mix. Sandra has been in the care of the Dallas Animal Services since May 22, 2016. Her adoption fee is waived.

This week’s cat is Jinx, A941633. Jinx is brown & tabby. She weighs about 5.6 lbs. Jinx is a sweet cat. She
Jinxhas been in the care of Dallas Animal Services since June 1, 2016. Adoption fees include spaying, microchip and vaccines.

Let’s help DPD’s Pets of the Week find their Furrever Home. Sandra and Jinx are available for adoption at the Dallas Animal Services located at 1818 N. Westmoreland Rd., Dallas, TX 75212. They are open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

DH

DPD’s Pets of the Week – Champ & Star

Champ

DPD’s Pet of the Week is  Champ, #A937937.  Champ is a 4 year old tricolor and brindle mix. He has been in the care of Dallas Animal Services since May 6, 2016.  He is heartworm positive and very sweet. He is microchipped. Adoption fees for Champ have been waived.

This week’s cat is Star, #A939057. She is 1 year old and has been in the care of the Dallas Animal Services since May 15, 2016. Star is spayed and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $25 during the month of May, after May the fee will be $55.

Star

Let’s help find Champ and Star a furrever home. You can meet them at the Dallas Animal Services located at 1818 N. Westmoreland, Dallas, TX 75212. The hours are from 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday-Saturday and 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Pictured with Champ and Star is Officer Katie Davis who is assigned to the South Central Patrol Division. 

DH