Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Pittsburgh will Break a Snow Record Today! Dogs and Shelters

Hello Pittsburgh Region Family members,
This will come as no surprise to you, but the rest of our World Family may be shocked. Today, February 17, we will pass a record established in January of 1978 for the largest snowfall in a single month. Oh, and the month is only half over!

The old record was 40.2 inches of snowfall. Falcon remembers January of '78. It was snowing constantly, and it was extremely cold. I also remember going to Animal Rescue League with my father and getting a puppy-she was lethargic in the cage, but immediately came to life in a big way as soon as she was out of the kennel.
She was a challenge, having been abused terribly before we adopted her, and she had her issues, but she brought so much joy and celebration to our family for over 13 years.

As we celebrate Sadie's victory as Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club, let's not forget the over 4 million animals in shelters around the country. During this bad weather, numbers have increased. Please, if you have the room, take a shelter pet into your home, or donate to those organizations in your community that keep pets safe, and offer no-kill locations.

Also, Tim Mitchell is missing his service dog, Runt a chihuahua, brown in color, from the Greyhound Bus Depot in downtown Pittsburgh. There is a reward offered. Please help him out in bringing his special family member back home.

Thank you, Brothers and Sisters.
Stay warm!
Falcon and Dove

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