Parker County Today September 2017 - Page 65

vulnerable; that they need a voice. They give unconditional love. I think they are amazing animals and that they provide a lot of joy, but they can also provide services for disabled people and provide emotional support. There’re just a lot of things that they are able to do that we don’t give them credit for.” She suggested that often people don’t make the effort to understand their pets, and that learning how to read them is quite rewarding. She recommended “On Talking Terms With Dogs: Calming Signals,” by Turid Rugaas. “The thing is that we tend to want them to behave with human charac- teristics, and they try to read us, they try to understand us, but we don’t reciprocate,” she said.  Haller, who has volunteered at the local shelter now for two years, says it is very rewarding work, but adds it can also be stressful, as demonstrated by this latest dog shuffling operation. But it’s worth the effort. Those lucky dogs! • General Healthcare • Emergency and Critical Care • Advanced and Routine Surgery • Complete In-House Laboratory • Advanced Dental Procedures • Laser Therapy • Ultrasound • Endoscopy Doctor and staff on premise 24 hours daily for Emergencies and Critical Care. Appointments available Mon.-Fri. 8:30am-6pm; Sat. 8:30am-4pm Dr. Randy Langerhans Dr. Jennifer Parsley | Dr. Pieter Steenkamp | Dr. Jeri Nokes Dr. Matthew Noland - General and Advanced Dentistry 3713 Fort Worth Hwy., Hudson Oaks, TX 76087 817-341-3331 | Weatherford Parker County Animal Shelter (All donations are tax deductable) 403 Hickory Lane | Weatherford, TX | 76086 | 817-598-4111 Donate online at: $1.65 Million goal to improve The WPCAS facility and their life saving efforts. Giving Second ) ) (