Through Jan. 13th check out the Women’s Museum in Dallas at 3800 Parry Avenue for a specially curated exhibit of nationally renowned artists.
For information, call 214-915-0871. (Source: Dallas News).
In unrelated news, the Make-A-Wish Foundation ® announced this week that they received “one of the most astonishing wishes” they’d ever received when 12-year-old Hope was losing her battle with cancer and her wish was for all the other children’s wishes to come true.
“Hope’s vibrant spirit lives on in the wishes granted to other children,” stated foundation literature. “Her inspiring wish set the wheels in motion for an awesome fundraising effort. When the ‘Celebration of Hope’ unfolded exactly thirty days later, Hope was sadly unable to attend, having lost her battle.”
You can brighten the holidays for other brave children by giving at wish.org.
In other non-profit news, the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) reports that they have spoken out on behalf of animals in countless forums and spread humane messages in many ways, including through Living With Wildlife, a program that promotes humane, effective solutions to human-wildlife conflicts and Phinney’s Friends, a program to help with HIV/AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) and their pets.
Their Animal Care and Adoption Centers and Law Enforcement departments were also very busy this year.
In unrelated animal news, PetSmart Charities Rescue Waggin ® stated in an email that a dog named George who was thin, weak, and in bad health found an adoptive family.
“When he first arrived at the local shelter, this sad dog spent much of his day crouched in the back of his kennel,” the email said. “And besides a broken spirit, this elderly English Setter had a severe open wound on his neck…most likely the result of being in a fight with another animal.”
Although the canine’s future looked bleak, the shelter said they were determined to help the abandoned dog heal from physical and emotional traumas he had endured and to offer him a second chance at life by arranging transportation on the Waggin to a shelter where adoptable dogs are in demand.
“Today in his new home George’s spirit has been lifted,” reports Susanna Della Maddalena, executive director of PetSmart Charities. “And for those who don’t believe that an animal can be given the gift of hope, just look at George who will spend the holidays nestled in the warmth of a family who loves him.”
In other animal news, Zack, a canine with the Search Dog Foundation, is retiring from active duty after several years of service.
“Zack has been a welcome addition to the Fremont Fire Department since 1999 and has received several commendations from the City Council during his career,” said Jeff Place, of the Fremont Fire Department.