DPD’s Pet of the Week is Mike, #A923718. Mike is 5 years old and weighs 63.6 lbs. He is a tan and white German Shepherd mix. Mike is neutered. He is also heartworm positive. Mike has been in the care of the Dallas Animal Services for 88 days. Mike is free to adopt. During the month of April, all heartworm positive pets adoption fees will be waived.
This week’s cat is Julia, #A932407. Julia is a brown & black tabby Domestic Short hair. She weighs about 6.3 lbs. Julia is also micro-chipped and spayed. Julia is a sweet cat. She has been in the care of Dallas Animal Services for 9 days. The adoption fee for Julia is $55.00 plus an additional $7 for registration if she will live in Dallas.
Let’s help DPD’s Pets of the Week find their Furrever Home. Mike and Julia 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.
While the focus of North Texas was on the NCAA Final Four this past weekend, the Dallas Police Department Child Exploitation Unit, in partnership with the FBI and 17 other law enforcement agencies, carried out an operation to combat commercial child sex trafficking throughout the Metroplex.
During the course of this operation, law enforcement rescued 5 juvenile and 65 adult victims of the sex trade. Social services, including food and clothing were distributed to the victims and referrals for health care and shelters were also offered. Four of the child victims were recovered in Dallas.
The task force officers were able to arrest 4 pimps, 18 johns and three offenders who solicited children for sex through the Internet. Officers also made other prostitution related arrests. Of this initiative, Chief David Brown said, “The Dallas Police Department Crimes Against Children Unit and its High Risk Victims Squad has developed a victim centered model for finding children who are enticed into sex trafficking. The Dallas Police Department worked with our federal, state and local partners over the last four days to find these victims and find the offenders who are responsible for trafficking them.”
Clear bags needed for March Madness Music Festival and Bracket Town
In consultation with Dallas Police, the NCAA is implementing a clear bag policy starting Saturday for the March Madness Music Festival and Bracket Town. This change is due to the missing pyrotechnics reported by the department Friday evening.
This policy is consistent with the clear bag policy already in place at AT&T Stadium for the Final Four.
Only small clutch purses, clear totes, plastic re-sealable storage bags or NCAA-provided clear bags will be allowed. Backpacks, large purses, camera bags, computer bags and luggage of any kind are not allowed.
NCAA-provided clear bags can be picked up at official NCAA hotels, Bracket Town, and the March Madness Music Festival. Fans who come to the concerts or Bracket Town with unapproved bags will not be permitted to enter.
For more information about the clear bag policy, review the official fan guide at NCAA.com/finalfour.