June 5, 2013

Dallas Champion Animal Project

The Dallas Companion Animal Project, previously Metroplex Animal Coalition and Dallas Animal Advocates, have been hosting two spay/neuter events at Dallas Animal Services each month. Since August, 2012, over 1,200 dogs and cats have been spayed/neutered! In nine months, if half of these were female – that’s 1,200 litters prevented! Plus the prevention of the litters their offspring would have had!!! That’s an amazing number.

There is more work to do, however, and we need volunteers to accomplish this work. The goal is to continue these two free events – focusing on specific zip codes in Dallas – for at least 2 more years. At each event 65-80 surgeries are scheduled. The veterinarians and technicians handle the preparation and surgeries. Volunteers take care of the following: check-in, post-surgical monitoring, check-out, clean-up and laundry. In fact, sometimes, the folks we help need transport for their animals and we help with that, as well.

For many of the people we help and the animals who they entrust to our care, this can be a very scary day. Many of the dogs and cats have never been away from home, so they are very scared. Many of the people have no experience with surgery on their pet or what to expect. The volunteers are crucial to making this day as pleasant as it can be for both the pets and their human families.
Whether you have 1-8 hours on Sundays twice a month, once a month or several hours during the week to do laundry, we can use your help!

If you are interested, please email spaydallas2@yahoo.com to find out more about what kinds of help are needed.


Tuesday, June 11, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (CDT)

House of Blues
2200 North Lamar Street
Dallas, TX 75202

Please join the Dallas Parks Foundation as we take over the House of Blues Main Stage to host an engaging conversation series about public spaces, hiking & biking and recreation. Get an inside look at progress taking place in our city, with featured topics including: 

• Dallas Bikeway System (Presenter: Jared White, Manager, Transportation Planning)
• Summer Adventures in Fair Park (Presenter: Errol McKoy, President, State Fair of Texas)
• Downtown Parks Master Plan (Presenter: Michael Hellmann, Assistant Director, Parks and Recreation Department) 
• The Dallas Zoo (Presenter: Gregg Hudson, CEO & Executive Director)
• Park(ing) Day Dallas (Presenter: Noah Jeppson, Environmental Graphic Designer)
• Aquatics for Dallas (Presenters: Daniel Huerta, Executive General Manager – Parks and Recreation Department; Robin Steinshnider, Manager of Aquatic Services) 
• and others TBD! Topics subject to change.

Cash Bar / Valet & Self Parking / Cocktail Casual Attire
The $10 admission price is your donation to the Dallas Parks Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to achieve a premier citywide system of parks that is sustainable throughout the 21st century.

Valet Parking at House of Blues: $12 (cash)
Self Parking in the lot next to House of Blues on Houston Street: $10 (cash)
Self Parking in the lot behind House of Blues on Broom & Lamar (cash or credit)
Metered Parking on Houston Street in front of House of Blues