Got a call at 12:09 p.m. from a lady with "Friends of Del Rio Animals" who apologized for not getting back to me sooner. I am familiar with this organization as I had contacted them a couple of years back regarding Walter (the neighbor's horse) but had been informed at the time, that they only worked with cats and dogs.
Thought it strange that they called since I had contacted "A Pet's Wish" Rescue. Have no idea if they are related or if the other organization forwarded my message to them. I once again explained the reason for my call and if they could be of assistance.
Sadly the only assistance I was offered was the name and telephone number of Roger Cerny who either heads or will head the Health Department for Val Verde County. There are plans to finally open an animal shelter facility though who knows when that will be. Just in case I lose his telephone number, I will write it on my blog 830-774-7569.
Aside from being given Mr. Cerny's telephone number, I was also given the phone numbers of two local veterinarians and the location of a new state of the art Animal Clinic that I could have easily found in the telephone book.
I asked if they loaned out crates so I could transport them...no, they do not. Their crates and animal traps are for small animals they rescue like feral cats and small dogs. Surely they rescue regular and large size dogs?
Inquired about giving them aspirin and she told me that Walmart sells aspirins for dogs but cautioned about giving them aspirins for humans.
I told her that I was concerned about getting Tammie in the back seat...that is, if I was successful in getting her sedated. She asked how much she weighed and I told her I had no idea, perhaps 40-45 lbs. This lady who does not even know me insisted that I could lift her! How can she say that? It is not like I'm on Facebook and post hundreds of selfies. I have a bad back and have had one for over twenty years.
She suggested I enlist the help of my neighbors. Told her I don't even speak to them. Her reply "this would be a good time to get to know them".
I ask myself, "What if I was not around for these strays, would they be destined to forever have those quills embedded in their faces, risking infection and possibly death?" What good are animal rescue organizations if they are not willing to roll up their sleeves and help an animal in need?
Just by looking at their picture isn't the need obvious? I am so disappointed but I vow to do everything in my power to help Tammie and Oscar.
Good night. May you all have Terlingua Dreams.