Man Who Lost Dog in Animal Shelter Controversy Receives New Furbaby


T.J. Henderson went to social media with his story of his dog being euthanized in the Texarkana Animal Shelter, while he was working to reclaim his friend “Woody”. T.J. is mentally handicapped and was heart broken over the loss of Woody, when our friends at A & B Animal Rescue of Southwest Arkansas stepped in with “Wolfie”.

Corinna Alexander, with the Rescue contacted T.J. thru Facebook and offered to let him pick from the dogs they have up for adoption. T.J. drove over to Ashdown today and he met “Wolfie”. The two hit it off right away, and now they are gonna be best good friends.


“Wolfie” is a Blue Merle and white Australian Shepherd Mix that first Came to AB Rescue as an 8-week-old puppy, is now 3-years-old, well trained, neutered, micro-chipped, and up to date on all his shots.

As for the controversy at the Texarkana Animal Shelter from “Woody” being euthanized while T.J. was trying to reclaim Woody, an investigation is underway with possible criminal charges pending the outcome. I met with Texarkana Arkansas City Manager Dr. Kenny Haskins and he assures us that this will not be swept under the rug. He tells us that “with an active investigation it would be inappropriate to comment at this time”. We certainly don’t want to interfere with or mess up an investigation on either a criminal, or Human Resources level so “no comment” would work fine at this stage. Dr. Haskins vows to make sure that the story of Woody is told with the facts, and we believe him. (Dr. Haskins and I spent the first 5 minutes of our meeting today showing pics of our dogs. He had seen Charlie on social media, but let me tell you this… Spartacus, Dr. Haskins’ English Bulldog is completely spoiled rotten.) Dr. Haskins most definitely understands just how us people love our dogs and is completely committed in making sure that this issue with the Shelter is resolved quickly, but also correctly.

More to come…


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