All 4 Animals receives grant
have just received a generous $5000 grant from the Autzen Foundation
for our spay/neuter program for companion animals in Coos County.
Pup shoots man, saves litter mates
Thursday, September 9, 2004 Posted: 11:15 AM EDT (1515 GMT) (From cnn.com)
four surviving puppies are being treated at the Escambia County Animal
PENSACOLA, Florida (AP) -- Nice
A man who tried to shoot seven puppies was shot himself when one of
the dogs put its paw on the revolver's trigger.
Allen Bradford, 37, was charged with felony animal cruelty, the
Escambia County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday. He was being treated
at a hospital for a gunshot wound to his wrist.
Bradford said he
decided to shoot the 3-month-old shepherd-mix dogs in the head because
he couldn't find them a home, according to the sheriff's office.
Monday, Bradford was holding two puppies -- one in his arms and another
in his left hand -- when the dog in his hand wiggled and put its paw on
the trigger of the .38-caliber revolver. The gun then discharged, the
sheriff's report said.
Deputies found three of the puppies in a shallow grave outside
Bradford's home, said sheriff's Sgt. Ted Roy.
other four appeared to be in good health and were taken by Escambia
County Animal Control, which planned to make them available for adoption
Oregon Neutermobile in Coos County 2004
346 Spay/Neuters Done at the Oregon Neutermobile in Coos County June 1-25, 2004
Fathers Day -- NOT breaks records
On Saturday, June 19, declared to be
"Father's Day -- NOT!" by the Oregon Neutermobile, 74 animals were
spayed or neutered: 66 tom cats, 6 female cats, and 2 male dogs,
breaking the Neutermobile's previous Tom Cat Special day of 62 tomcats.
(Picture at top is Volunteer Tammy Scott with a tiny tomcat from the Shelter, neutered on Father's Day -- NOT!)
"Well, to break the record, we had to do a lot of kittens for free for
the Coos County Animal Shelter, Coos Grange Supply, and the folks
adopting at Pony Village Mall, and it is a strain on our
we're mighty happy to see them all done," said volunteer Maggie
Garrison. "But where are the mothers to all of these kittens? We need
get them spayed! We almost emptied the Shelter's cat room on Thursday,
bringing them in to be fixed, but if was filled again on Friday with
all the kittens brought in."
One example of the Neutermobile's accomplishments was the neutering of
the last of the feral cats near the Feger's place. "We'd been feeding
them for 10 years, since a neighbor abandoned them, but until the
Neutermobile came last year, we didn't even know that they could be
trapped and neutered," said Debbie Feger. "We borrowed 7 traps and got
18 done during the Neutermobile's stay last July. It was such a relief
this spring when there were so few kittens born." On June 19, the
Fegers brought in another 4, and finally trapped the last cat, a male,
just in time for Father's Day--NOT!.
The Neutermobile's vet is Dr. Alissa
working as a field service veterinarian in North Dakota, as well as at
clinics hosted by a local ND group, and doing rescue work for both
animals and wildlife. She did Masters
Work at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology here in Coos County and
her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary
Kittens and puppies at
least 8 weeks old and weighing more than 2 pounds were done, as well
females in heat or pregnant at no extra charge. "People are
surprised that we can do them so young, and I even think our vet tech
puts her thumb on the scales," says Dr. Forster. "But the male kittens
can be done when they're pretty small. If I can find them, I can take
Many thanks to Pony Village Mall for
donating us space, to the Coos County Parks Dept and County
Commissioner John Griffith for giving us a week there in Coquille, and
to all our volunteers and donors, and all the responsible pet owners
who made this year's clinic possible.