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Friends of Tri-City Animal Shelter will soon be breaking ground on a much-anticipated Surgery Suite & Medical Center at Tri-City Animal Shelter.
The non-profit launched a
half-a-million dollar capital campaign in September of last year in order to
renovate the old shelter facility, located next door to the current shelter and
adoption center. The Petco Foundation, PetSmart Charities, the Joe M. and Doris
R. Dealey Family Foundation, and numerous individuals and businesses from the
local community came together to help fund the project.
“We were nearly 80% of the way
to reaching our fundraising goal when I received a message from a local
family,” said Corey Thompson, Executive Director of the Friends. “I updated
them on the status of the campaign, and they expressed their commitment to
helping us save more lives at the animal shelter.” The couple then delivered
the news: they were funding the remaining $100,000 needed to launch the
“Four years ago the Friends
board members asked what the shelter truly needed in order to help more
animals,” said Shelter Director, Tammy Miller. “What was the one big thing that
would transform our work?” Miller explained that what the Friends were already
doing for the animals — spaying and neutering and providing veterinary care —
was the most critical need. Her worry, though, was how to make it
“We were resolved about what
needed to happen, but we were a tiny non-profit that had just hired our first
employee” said board member, Donna Fuller. “Building a medical center felt
pretty far fetched at the time, but here we are on the cusp of making that
vision a reality.”
The Surgery Suite and Medical
Center is now slated to open in 2020. Veterinarians will sterilize nearly 1,500
adopted animals next year and work with staff to meet the medical needs of the
nearly 7,000 animals that come through the shelter each year.
A classroom has also been
designed as part of the facility with a large window allowing students to see
into the operating room and watch surgeries.
“We have already begun conversations
with some local school districts and community colleges about how we can bring
CTE, STEM, and veterinary technology students to the shelter to enhance their
learning and train up the next generation of advocates for animals,” said
Thompson. “It’s going to be a really special place for our whole community, but
especially for our kids.”
Local businesses interested in
being part of the renovations should contact Friends of Tri-City Animal Shelter
at 469-850-2287 or email@example.com.
Naming opportunities for the facility are also still available, with all
proceeds helping to fund surgeries, medical care, and educational programs in
the coming year. Visit www.tricityfriends.org/campaign for
About Tri-City Animal Shelter The Tri-City Animal Shelter is a municipal agency serving the cities of Cedar Hill, Duncanville, and DeSoto, Texas. The shelter’s mission is to provide exemplary care for impounded and unwanted animals through redemption, adoption, and public education. For more information about Tri-City Animal Shelter, visit www.luvpets.org.
About Friends of Tri-City Animal Shelter
Friends of Tri-City Animal
Shelter is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit established in 2006 that partners with
Tri-City Animal Shelter to improve the welfare of homeless, neglected, and lost
animals. For more information about Friends of Tri-City Animal Shelter, visit www.tricityfriends.org.
For any questions regarding the parade, call or email the Parks & Recreation Department at (972) 780-5074 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tree Lighting, Concert & Festivities | 8:00 pm
Downtown Duncanville near Memorial Park– 101 N. Main St., Duncanville, TX
Join Mayor Gordon as he lights the downtown Christmas tree to kick off the holiday festivities, including live performances, singing Christmas carols, yummy food and drink options, bounce houses, games and other activities. Be sure to dress up for pictures with Santa!
Pictures with Santa are located at Ben Franklin Apothecary.
To inquire about being a vendor for this event, please register with the Duncanville Parks & Recreation Department at the Recreation Center Front Desk located at 201 James Collins Blvd. For any questions regarding being a vendor, call or email the Parks & Recreation Department at (972) 780-5074 or email@example.com.
Shuttle Service | 5:00 pm to End of Event | Costco
Shuttle service to and from the event is free to the Public. Due to various street closures and limited parking, the City of Duncanville will offer shuttle service before, during and after the event. Guests can park at Costco located at 250 E Hwy 67 in Duncanville to catch the shuttle.
To catch the parade, park and ride from Costco to the Phase I stop located at the southeast corner of Main & Wheatland at the Dallas County Tax Office. After the parade, road closures will open allowing the stop to progress to Phase II, located adjacent to the Main St activities at W Freeman & Main St.
Police Department has arrested two individuals, and another is in Dallas County
Jail, regarding the October 2019 murder of Duncanville resident Aaija Smoker.
On November 25, 2019 Duncanville Police
Department detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Cornelius Lydell Broadway,
17, of DeSoto, TX in a Capital Murder offense resulting in the death of Aaija
Smoker in early October 2019. At the
time the Capital Murder warrant was obtained, Broadway was being held in the
Dallas County Jail on other charges. He
remains in the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office custody with the additional
charge of Capital Murder and a bond set at $500,000 for the murder of Smoker.
On November 27, 2019, Duncanville detectives
arrested Jeromey Lemar Young Jr., 17, of Dallas who was also charged with Capital
Murder with a bond set at $500,000. Young was booked into the Duncanville City
Jail and then transferred to Dallas County Jail. On November 30, 2019 Duncanville
detectives arrested a juvenile female of Dallas on Capital Murder charges, and
she was transported to Dallas County Juvenile Detection Center.
Detectives are attempting to locate
an additional juvenile suspect, and an at-large warrant for Capital Murder has
been obtained for the juvenile suspect.
Personnel of the Duncanville Police
Department have worked diligently on this case alongside law enforcement
agencies throughout North Texas, as well as the Dallas County District
Attorney’s Office, to bring accountability and justice for the victim and her
The investigation is ongoing, and anyone
with information pertaining to this case are asked to call Duncanville Police Detective
Bert Pudgurney at 972-780-4911.