Rescue Rusty Update – 4/5/18

Rusty has now been at Dallas Animal Services since Dec. 16, 2017, even though we continue to offer the City of Dallas a positive solution that meets the needs of all parties. Unfortunately, Rusty will remain at Dallas Animal Services while the City of Dallas spends even more taxpayer dollars and City manpower trying every tactic possible to avoid giving Dallas Pets Alive, and really Rusty, due process.
 
While we are not able to visit Rusty, we understand he remains in good spirits as he sits in isolation at Dallas Animal Services. We do not believe Rusty should be there, but we truly appreciate the staff at Dallas Animal Services and all they are able to do for Rusty while the City of Dallas needlessly drags this case out. We know Rusty has appreciated all of the donations he’s received from the #RescueRusty team. If you would like to donate new toys, bones and treats to Rusty, please send them to the address noted below (NOTE: it is a PO box and not a physical location) or drop them off at our adoption event this weekend at Grapevine Craft Brewery from 4-7 p.m. Please keep in mind that Rusty is a chewer, so tough toys are best and toys that occupy his mind and challenge him while he is in his kennel would be appreciated.
Dallas Pets Alive
11700 Preston Rd.
Suite 660 #263
Dallas, TX 75230
 
We also want to thank you for reaching out to your elected officials and urge you to continue your outreach as the City Council has the ability to end this ongoing legal battle and send Rusty to a sanctuary in New York. Follow this link to easily contact your city councilmember: http://dallascityhall.com/government/Pages/contact_mcc.aspx
 
We do again extend our thanks to Council Members Omar Narvaez and Adam Medrano for their continuing efforts on Rusty’s behalf. They have advocated for Rusty since the beginning and continue to do so.
 
This issue is NOT going away and the citizens of Dallas deserve answers from their elected officials about their position and their willingness to expend untold City resources both in manpower and finances on this needless fight. As always, please remember to remain positive in your advocacy for Rusty. #RescueRusty

6 Comments

  1. How is Rusty doing? Any updates please. Praying for him.

    Reply
    • While we don’t have any breaking news to share on Rusty’s case, we do want to take a moment to update everyone on where we stand right now.

      Last week the City filed their reply to our brief. This is the last of the briefing, but we are still waiting on the court of appeals to give a submission date.

      We have also learned that the City of Dallas plans to amend several ordinances, like the Dangerous Dog ordinance, and we will keep you updated as we learn more about these changes.

      Rusty remains in the care of Dallas Animals Services where we hear from staff that he is doing well given the circumstances. Yesterday, Dallas Pets Alive! volunteers brought his latest care package delivery: two large boxes of donated toys, treats and chews to DAS for the staff to give to him. These items are what help keep him occupied, happy and healthy while he remains separated in the shelter. They are so appreciated.

      Thank you for your support of Rusty and Dallas Pets Alive! during this trying time. We will keep you updated as we learn more. #RescueRusty

      Reply
  2. I think about Rusty all of the time. I think the city is doing more harm to him keeping him isolated. Isn’t that considered abuse since he’s isolated and has been there so long? Everyone agrees if I understand correctly that he will not go to a forever home. He will go to a sanctuary in NY that will care for him the rest of his life. What the city is doing to Rusty is wrong. He’s probably scared and confused. The sanctuary is a great compromise. I don’t understand what the city is trying to accomplish. I agree that it’s costing more money keeping him in custody. I do think this is abuse. Rusty’ s life changed on an instance for not knowing how to react. It breaks my heart.ease let me know if I can do anything else. I plan to send him treats and toys.

    Reply
    • While we don’t have any breaking news to share on Rusty’s case, we do want to take a moment to update everyone on where we stand right now.

      Last week the City filed their reply to our brief. This is the last of the briefing, but we are still waiting on the court of appeals to give a submission date.

      We have also learned that the City of Dallas plans to amend several ordinances, like the Dangerous Dog ordinance, and we will keep you updated as we learn more about these changes.

      Rusty remains in the care of Dallas Animals Services where we hear from staff that he is doing well given the circumstances. Yesterday, Dallas Pets Alive! volunteers brought his latest care package delivery: two large boxes of donated toys, treats and chews to DAS for the staff to give to him. These items are what help keep him occupied, happy and healthy while he remains separated in the shelter. They are so appreciated.

      Thank you for your support of Rusty and Dallas Pets Alive! during this trying time. We will keep you updated as we learn more. #RescueRusty

      Reply
  3. Any updates on Rusty? I have been a supporter since day one and don’t want to lose track!

    Reply
    • While we don’t have any breaking news to share on Rusty’s case, we do want to take a moment to update everyone on where we stand right now.

      Last week the City filed their reply to our brief. This is the last of the briefing, but we are still waiting on the court of appeals to give a submission date.

      We have also learned that the City of Dallas plans to amend several ordinances, like the Dangerous Dog ordinance, and we will keep you updated as we learn more about these changes.

      Rusty remains in the care of Dallas Animals Services where we hear from staff that he is doing well given the circumstances. Yesterday, Dallas Pets Alive! volunteers brought his latest care package delivery: two large boxes of donated toys, treats and chews to DAS for the staff to give to him. These items are what help keep him occupied, happy and healthy while he remains separated in the shelter. They are so appreciated.

      Thank you for your support of Rusty and Dallas Pets Alive! during this trying time. We will keep you updated as we learn more. #RescueRusty

      Reply

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