By ELLEN HARGLE | Special to the Index
“Champ,” this week’s Pet of the Week, is a 2-year-old Rottweiler, possibly a mix, which was dumped at the shelter along with a Great Pyrenees – last week’s pet of the week.
Champ weighs around 60 pounds, is black with rusty markings and has a docked tail.
Champ’s ancestors were drover’s dogs accompanying livestock herds the Romans brought with them when invading Europe. Germans recognized the controllable herding and guarding instincts and selectively bred the Rottweiler for these traits. As the need for these traits diminished, so did the Rottweiler.
The breed almost fell into extinction in the early 1900s. As a result, a club formed and established a breed standard and, since then, the breed has not changed much.
Calm and confident, Champ gets along well with other dogs at the shelter. He is extremely adaptive and would make a great addition as a companion dog in a home. Champ will have strong loyalties to his owners, but would take a wait-and-see attitude to strangers in this environment. He needs a home, preferably with an active family and a fenced-in yard to exercise in.
The cost of adoption includes neutering and a rabies shot. To adopt Champ or any of numerous dogs and cats at the Mineral Wells Animal Shelter, call (940) 328-7752.
By ELLEN HARGLE | Special to the Index
- Local News
USDA processes 106,000 payments to farmers for grazing, livestock losses
WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently provided a 12-week progress report on U.S. Department of Agriculture disaster assistance programs, announcing that USDA has processed 106,000 payments to farmers in 40 states across the country who suffered livestock and grazing losses between October 2011 and passage of the 2014 Farm Bill.
Hudson Oaks firefighter arrested on child sex assault charges
HUDSON OAKS – A volunteer Hudson Oaks firefighter is in the Parker County Jail on charges he repeatedly sexually assaulted two young relatives over a several year period. Richard Frederick Adams Sr., 62, arrested Monday, faces two charges of continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14, a first-degree felony.
Nomination deadline nears for Farm Service Agency county committees
WASHINGTON — U. S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan Garcia reminds farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that Aug. 1 is the deadline for local FSA county committee nominations.
Estes appointed to SWIFT Advisory Committee
AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has appointed Sen. Craig Estes to the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) Advisory Committee.
ADOPTABLE PET: Get Dell for your lap top
If you are looking for an indoor companion or lap dog then Dell is your man. Dell is a 4-5 year old male Chihuahua. He is a quiet and laid back boy in desperate need of a place to call home.
Keffer complaint leads to lobbyist's fine
(AP) – The Texas Ethics Commission on Monday ordered Michael Quinn Sullivan, leader of the conservative advocacy group Empower Texans, to pay a $10,000 fine for failing to register as a lobbyist in 2010 and 2011.
Conaway calls on Obama to deploy Guard to Texas border
After spending Friday with three other congressmen near McAllen gathering information about the border crisis, U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway on Monday called on President Obama to take steps to secure the border and come up with an action plan.
Veteran leads charge to make Parker a 'Purple Heart County'
WEATHERFORD – Parker County Judge Mark Riley and county commissioners are encouraging all local Purple Heart recipients to attend Parker County Commissioners Court on Monday, July 28, at 10 a.m., as the court will designate Parker County as a “Purple Heart County.”
PET OF THE WEEK: Buddy needs a new buddy
This week’s Mineral Wells Animal Shelter's pet of the week is Buddy, a 9-month-old blue heeler.
Public meeting for new state park Aug. 7
STRAWN – The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department will hold a public meeting regarding the proposed facilities and recreational use concept for Palo Pinto Mountains State Park in Palo Pinto and Stephens counties.
- More Local News Headlines
- USDA processes 106,000 payments to farmers for grazing, livestock losses