Bring a Little Love


It’s that time of the year. Valentine’s Day is here, and love is in the air. What better way to bring some love into your life than to adopt a shelter sweetheart?

The Corinne T. Smith Animal Center (CTSAC) is trying to help make that happen. For one week, from Sunday February 8, 2015 through February 15, 2015 most of our adoption fees will be dramatically cheaper. Any dog or cat that was already spayed or neutered when it was brought to us will have a $14 adoption fee. All adult (or nearly adult) dogs, at least six months old, will have the adoption fee cut in half. Therefore, dogs that would ordinarily be $150 will be only $75. All adult (or nearly adult) cats, six months and older, will be only $45 instead of $90.

As usual, for dogs that will include at least one five in one booster vaccination, a kennel cough vaccination, rabies vaccination, microchip, and spay or neuter. Each dog at least six month old will also have been heartworm tested. Cat adoptions will include the spay or neuter, four in one vaccination, rabies vaccination, and microchip.

If you have been considering getting a pet, this is the time. If you’ve been looking for love in all the wrong places, come on down to CTSAC and find a Valentine that will give you a lifetime of unconditional love. What better place to find the dog of your dreams, or maybe a hunka hunka purrin’ love?

CTSAC volunteers are deep in planning and preparation for our Canines, Cats, and Cabernet fundraising event, which will take place March 20, 2015 at the Depot Cultural Center. This is our ninth year to hold the event, and each year is better than the one before. This year will be no different.

This year, Canines, Cats, and Cabernet is going Vegas style. We will have all the fun of years past…great local food, lots of different wines and unusual beers, live and silent auctions, but we will have another bunch of fun thrown in. In addition to all that, we will have a casino party. There will be blackjack tables, craps tables, roulette table, poker tables, and authentic Vegas slot machines.

It should be a great night, full of fun. I hope everyone remembers that 100% of the proceeds from this event go to caring for the homeless animals at CTSAC. Tickets are on sale now for $60.
For more information, call 325-646-0617, or better yet, come on out to 3016 Milam Drive, and bring a little love into your life, and the life of a dog or cat needing a someone to love. CTSAC is open for adoptions and lost pet searches Monday through Thursday from 1pm to 5pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 4pm. We are open for animal intake Monday through Thursday from 1pm to 4pm and Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 3pm.

Let’s Keep Moving


Sometimes it seems that negativity rules the world. Particularly the world of social media. There are so many pages designed specifically to berate and criticize and belittle. Instead of speaking civilly to the person that could make the difference in the situation, people run right to Facebook and yell and scream, and cuss and often exaggerate, if not out and out lie.

The really astonishing part is that more often than not, the folks that read the misinformation believe it. It isn’t enough to rant about the present situation. Often the unhappy person adds every negative story he or she has ever heard to the diatribe.

We all live in one world. We should all strive to work out our differences and move on together. Let’s all drop the negativity and work together to improve the world we live in and the lives of the people and animals around us. The next time life doesn’t go exactly your way, instead of heading directly to Facebook for a good rant, why not calm down, and then meet with the person you have an issue with and try to work it out. It’s a crazy idea, but it just might work.