Wichita Falls Police Detective Jared Wilde announced yesterday, Friday, Sept. 25 rescue dog Beauty is available for adoption, according to the Wichita Falls Department. Beauty is a four year old Labrador/pit mix who is house and crate trained. Wilde chose Beauty to publicize as part of the WFPD’s “Fur-Ever Friday” Program which is now in its 46th week.
Detective Wilde is in his twelfth year with WFPD and is currently assigned to the juvenile investigation department. Brandie Banda, who is a WFPD police officer, is head of the Fur-Ever Friday Program which has two goals. One of the purposes of the program is to aid in the adoption of rescue dogs who need homes. The other goal is to let the public see the human said of those who wear the blue, according to Banda.
The program was launched in September of 2014, according to then Channel 3 TV(NBC affiliate) reporter Melissa Foix. Foix said the program had an incredible success rate. Far more than half of the dogs mentioned on the “Fur-Ever Friday” program have been adopted by new owners who viewed the program.
Citizens are provided an opportunity to pick an animal that’s available for adoption from the Wichita County Humane Society, animal services or the Texas Pit Crew. The Crew is an organization which fights cruelty to animals.
Anyone interested in adopting Beauty should contact Emily’s Legacy Rescue at 940-249-4280. People interested in adopting rescue pets may also contact the WFPD.
This program was initiated under current Wichita Falls Chief of Police Manuel Borrego. Borrego, who did a tour of duty in Afghanistan, has been a big supporter of the program. The chief believes the program is worthwhile in that it introduces officers to people in the community while at the same time performing a valuable community service in saving the lives of dogs.
Wilde, who is a dog-lover who has his own pets, formerly served patrol duty prior to being elevated to the detective level. He also was employed by another law enforcement agency prior to joining WFPD.
In these days of cultural change in certain parts of the United States where police seem to be under constant attack by media elements and unruly mobs, Fur-Ever Friday is an excellent program which allows the public to become acquainted with police officers who protect people.
Rescue dog experts say it is much better to adopt a living dog who needs a home than to keep breeding dogs which frequently end up without a home. Often a person who adopts a dog, saves that dog’s live since there are many dogs without homes who are put to death. Rescue dogs are forever grateful to their new owners who save their lives.
Sadly, because there are are now more dogs in America than there are people who own dogs, many of man’s best friends end up suffering the death penalty. Many people may not be aware that dogs who are turned into animal shelters will ultimately be terminated if an owner doesn’t show up to adopt them within a prescribed time limit.
People who abandon dogs need to be aware they’re probably in effect giving them the death penalty. Fur-Ever Friday is an excellent program and anyone wanting a pet should consider this option.