Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on June 23, 1974 · Page 10
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Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida · Page 10

Panama City, Florida
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Sunday, June 23, 1974
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t), PMAtnft City, Fto„ Sunday, June 23,MM Dog Problem gues Man y Of fit ials '881 FROM ATLANTA GRAND TOUR of EUROPE Mrt — Dn v s ROUND TRIP BY JET DEPARTING MONDAY JULY 22 THREE SEATS LEFT For Further Information Coll Rev. Si. Mathison or Rev. Jerry Hollis 763-6537 & 785-7989 & 763-2114 Whole Sale Tours International Inc. 235 Park Avenue, South New York, N.Y. 10003 United Press International The dog catcher and the animal lover share a distaste for the dally slaughter of thousands of strays In Florida, the final solution to the unwanted pet problem. But Dave Weatherholt of , Orange County's Animal Control Department reminds school children of a little girl whose face was horribly disgirued by a "neighborhood pet" and tells how a pack of 27 wild dogs started raiding livestock pens in a northwest area of the county last winter. "These were just flat dab wild dogs belonging to nobody, conceived and born and raised in daggone boondocks," he said. "I'm telling you, they were vicious." They had to be rounded up and put to death. "It's difficult to determine exactly how many animals are destroyed in Florida's pounds each year, but one national or- BUS SCHEDULE Lynn Haven - Panama City EFFECTIVE MONDAY JULY 1,1974 LEAVE: Lynn Haven: 9th & Ohio 8:00 A.M. 10:00 A.M. 3:00 P.M. 5:00 P.M. LEAVE Panama City: Panama Plaza 15th and Lisenby 8:45 10:45 3:45 5:45 BUS STOPS Lynn Haven: 9th & Ohio - City Hall 9th & Illinois Ave. 5th & Illinois Ave. 5th & Ohio Ave. 5th & Tennessee Ave. 9th & Tennessee Ave. 12th & Tennessee Ave. 12th & Illinois Ave. 14th & Delaware Ave. 14th & Illinois Ave. 14th & Ohio (Hwy 77) Chaver's Furniture Store (Hwy. 77 Panama City: Cove Blvd. - 7th St. 6th St. - Harrison Avenue Uth St. - Gibson's Shopping Center 15th St. • Lisenby (Panama Plaza) 15th St. (Gaylord's Shopping Center) NOTE: PLEASE SAVE THIS SCHEDULE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. BUS FARE: Regular 50' each way. Special 25 c each way (for persons over 65 or under 12) (RATES EFFECTIVE JUNE 19th). next Haney Vocational School) ganization estimates "It must run Into the hundreds of thousands." More than 5,000 strays are picked up each month in four of the larger counties — Dade, Duval, Hillsborough and Orange —and less than 10 per cent escape euthanasia, the so-called painless death. Frederick L. Thomsen of St. Petersburg, president of a Florida-based organization of animal protectors called Humane Information Services, mainly objects to the methods used to kill the animals, usually putting them In a "high altitude" chamber which sucks all their air out, or by injecting them with a drug. "The only really sure humane way to kill them is by shooting, and the public won't stand for that," he said. "They think that's brutal, aesthetically displeasing. It Is messy, but It's the most humane way of all. "It's tough trying to do a job when you have all these silly Ideas to contend with." Humanitarians agree with the dog catchers that controls will be necessary until the public puts a stop to Indiscriminate breeding among its pets. A recent survey of 519 mayors and 512 city councilmen conducted by the national League of Cities showed that citizens complains more about animals than traffic or even zoning. Vaughn Garbarek, assistant director of Hillsborough County rabies control, blames indiscriminate breeding, a lack of awareness of the leash laws, and "a lot of people who just don't give a damn." . "The birthrate of these animals is fantastic, almost unbelievable," said Garbarek, whose department picked up 89 animals—virtually all dogs last year and gave 11,000 of them to the humane society to destroy. "It's a losing battle just to keep up with them." Like most dog catchers, the Hillsborough officers try to locate the owners of a stray. Impounded animals are held for five days. "Then we put the best ones up for adoption and transfer the others to the humane society where they will be destroyed," Garbarek said. Dogs with tags are held an additional five days. Female Streaker Kisses Pitcher THE PROBLEM — Two dogs, picked up as strays, wait in their pen at the Humane Society of Greater Miami. Unless claimed by their owners or 'the family', they will be destroyed. Only one in five excape death. (UP1V Florida Food Program Tops Million Dollars Officials of USDA's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), which administers the program nationally, said the funding increase was necessary because so many interested sponsors have submitted applications. The special summer food service program provides nourishing meals to youngsters from low-income homes who, during the school year, depend on free school lunches for a significant part of their nutritional needs. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has allocated additional funds to eight southeastern states to operate the special summer food service program for children this year. Theorignltial 1974 allocation for Florida was $1,054,598. Florida's new tentative commitment is now $1,186,772. LAKELAND, Fla. (UP!) Wearing only her long brown hair, a lithe, lean-limbed, deeply tanned young lady streaked out of the stands, raced to the pitcher's mound, delivered a quick kiss on the cheek, and then outstripped a startled deputy sheriff who was unable to head her off In the outfield. She caused an uproar with her nude act In the third inning of Wednesday night's second game of adoubleheader between the Lakeland Tigers and the Tampa Tarpons, and she also raised the eyebrows of Florida State League president George MacDonald, Jr. MacDonald, on- the scene, said the Godiva Gallop seemed spontaneous and "everything was on the up and up," despite reports the lady was on the payroll of one of the clubs. The streaker, refusing to be identified, claimed she was merely giving an encore of a performance a week ago in Tampa during a game between the same two clubs. After that streak, she told the Tampa Times that Mike Kavanaugh, general manager of Lakeland, said "he'd like for me to be there for the Tuesday night game in Lakeland and that he'd give me $20 or so." When rain forced a postponement, she decided to give it a whirl Wednesday; Kaavanaugh denied he was responsible and was backed up by club president Frank Decker. "Just because she said she was hired doesn't make It so,!' MacDonald declared. He added that if such a thing were ; true "we could not condone It. It would not be in the best interest of baseball." When she barely eluded the sheriff chasing her, she escaped among the - batting cages beyond right field, where a, possible accomplice had cloth* ing waiting for her. She then said she had gotten clean away because "It was supposed to be that way." •, MacDonald said his league would investigate the affair if it received a complaint, but by late afternoon Thursday no objection had been lodged by. fans or by pitcher Pat MacCorc mack, who was on the receiving end of the kiss. "I would hope," MacDonald said, "that law enforcement agents would apprehend some > of the streakers so we could find ; out just what Is going on and if' they are doing it as a whim or not." NOW OPEN "The Affair" 50%-70% OFF Factory OutUl for Nam* Brand Ungorlo and Loungowtar. 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