Now more than ever, you are needed to donate your old blankets, towels, and sheets to your local animal shelter. With financial cut-backs, repairs on shelters are often put off, so if it's drafty, the animals suffer. I know my shelter uses rags to stuff under doors. No kidding! Empty out those closets... this is your chance to get rid of stuff and do something useful!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A Welcome Change

via The Toledo Blade:

Lucas County Commissioners hire Michigan woman as new dog warden


Lucas County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday afternoon to hire Julie Lyle as the new county dog warden.

Ms. Lyle, 31, who owns a dog training facility in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and also works in child day care, said she hopes to start the job within three weeks.
"I think she will foster a lot more progressive and welcoming atmosphere at the dog warden [department]," said Commissioner Ben Konop, who motioned to approve her contract. "She will move us into the modern era."

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(Congrats to Ms. Lyle and to the dogs of Lucas County!  Thanks to The Toledo Blade for sticking with the story!)