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>>Mark: WELCOME BACK. 9:42. HE’S A 70YEAR-OLD DOG LOVER AND
HE NEEDS HELP. OVER TIME HE’S TAKEN A DOZEN OF
STRAY DOGS IN SOUTH BEXAR
COUNTY. ONE TIME HAVING AS MANY AS 40.>>Stephanie: WITH HIS HEALTH
DETERIORATING. SAN ANTONIO IS TRYING TO HELP
HIM. HOW DID IT GET TO THIS POINT IN
THE FIRST PLEASE
>>Mark: JESSIE DEGOLLADO HAS
THE STORY.>>Reporter: MOST WERE DUMPED
AT HIS HOUSE.>>I CAN’T SAY NO TO THEM.>>Reporter: HE KEPT THE DOGS
OUTSIDE UNTIL NEIGHBORS
COMPLAINED AND COST SEVERAL
CITATION, KEEPING THEM INSIDE
HIS SMALL HOUSE, THE SMELL
OVERPOWERING. THEY SAY MR. RICHARD AS HE’S
KNOWN WAS NOT HOARDING THE
DOGS.>>HE DIDN’T HAVE THE RESOURCES
AVAILABLE TO HIM SO THE
MULTIPLIED.>>Stephanie: JESSIE JOINING US
TO DEBRIEF THE STORY. HOW DID YOU FIND OUT ABOUT MR. RICHARDS AND PEOPLE WHO WANTED
TO HELP HIM.>>THANKS TO THE ANIMAL RESCUE
COMMUNITY AND CINDY COX WHO HAS
BEEN VERY ACTIVE IN THAT AREA
CONTACTED ME. SHE SAID JESSIE, YOU’RE NOT
GOING TO BELIEVE THIS. SHE TOLD ME, WE’LL GET THERE AS
SOON AS WE CAN. I’M SO GLAD WE DID. THEN TO SEE IT FOR OURSELVES.>>Mark: RIGHT.>>IT WAS REALLY VERY
UNSETTLING.>>Mark: A KEY ELEMENT OF YOUR
STORY IS THE FACT THAT MR. RICHARDS IS FIGHTING CANCER. VERY EMOTIONAL, AS WE SAID. HE TOLD YOU FACE-TO-FACE, HE
WANTED JUST ONE THING BEFORE HE
GOES.>>JUST ONE THING. A GOOD HOME, HE SAID, A NICE
HOME, FOR EACH AND EVERY ONE OF
THEM. HE’S GOT 27 NOW, THE REMAINING
27. RESCUE GROUPS HAVE COME AND
TAKEN A LOT OF THE PUBPIES AND
SOME OTHER DOGS BUT THEY STILL
HAVE 27 REMAINING. THAT’S THE BIGGEST PRIORITY AND
ONE OF THE LAST SHOTS YOU SAW
WAS OF THE FENCE. LISTEN. YES, WE WENT BACK ON SATURDAY,
AND YOU SAW SOME OF THE
VOLUNTEERS WHO WERE OUT THERE
TRYING TO HELP HIM IN RESPONSE
TO OUR STORY.>>Mark: AND THE FENCE HE HAS,
THE GREAT’S TOO BIG.>>YES,
>>Mark: DOGS GET THROUGH.>>AS YOU SEE THERE. LO AND BEHOLD, AS SOON AS YOUR
STORY REAIRED AT 10:00 LAST
FRIDAY. I GOT A TEXT FROM DICK T.I.P.S
FROM MISSION PARK FUNERAL HOMES
AND THEY TELL ME HE’S WRITTEN A
CHECK FOR THE FENCE. THAT WILL BE REALLY PIVOTAL. THAT WAY THEY GET THE DOGS OUT
OF THE HOUSE, INTO THE OPEN
AIR. AND THEY WILL BE IN POSITION TO
EXAM THEM BETTER AND BEGIN THE
SPAY AND NEUTER PROBLEM.>>Mark: THIS WILL BE A CHAIN
LINK FENCE TO KEEP THE DOGS IN
THE YARD AND GET THEM OUTSIDE.>>WHAT YOU SEE, GIVE CREDIT
WHERE CREDIT IS DUE, MANY, MANY
VOLUNTEERS AND MANY GENEROUS
PEOPLE. THEY PAID FOR MOVING THAT RV
OUT OF THE WAY, OUT OF THEIR
OWN POCKETS, WHEN THEY ASKED
CAN WE REIMBURSE YOU, THEY SAID
NO, WE WANT TO DO THIS.>>VOLUNTEERS SAYING HE’S NOT A
HOARDER.>>THAT’S RIGHT. HE SAW — I COULDN’T SEE A
HUNGRY DOG. I COULDN’T.>>AND HE’S ON A REALLY LIMITED
INCOME, AND I’M SURE HE WOULD
TRY TO GET THEM SPAY OR
NEUTERED, BUT HE COULDN’T.>>HE WAS WORKING, HE DID. HE HAD TWO DOGS AND HAD THOSE
SPAYED AND NEUTERED. HE WAS RESPONSIBLE PET OWNER
AND SHEER LOVE OF THESE ANIM
ANIMALS. SO MANY ABANDONED IN BEXAR
COUNTY THAT’S A WHOLE OTHER
ISSUE. HE FELT COME PILL L PELLED TO
BRING THEM IN. HE COULDN’T GET RID OF THEM
QUICK ENOUGH, IN OTHER WORDS
FINDING SOMEONE TO TAKE THEM.>>Mark: I KNOW THERE ARE
PEOPLE CAUGHT UP IN THE STORY
AND WANT TO HELP MR. RICHARDS
AS MUCH AS YOU DO. HOW CAN PEOPLE STEP IN AND HELP
MR. RICHARDS AND THESE DOGS. THE END GAME IS OBVIOUSLY
FINDING FOREVER HOMES.>>RIGHT. RIGHT, RIGHT, RIGHT. WE WILL HAVE ON OUR WEBSITE,
THERE’S A LINK ON OUR PREVIOUS
STORY WHERE THEY SET UP A
FACEBOOK PAGE DEVOTED TO HIM
AND HAS INFORMATION HOW THEY
CAN HELP, WHERE THEY CAN DONATE AND SUCH. LET ME QUICKLY GIVE YOU A BRIEF
UPDATE. THEY ARE HAVING A BIG WORK DAY
SATURDAY OUT AT HIS HOUSE AND
ALSO CINDY COX WHO I MENTIONED,
SHE HAS A FRIEND WHO IS A
TRAINER AND SHE’S AGREED TO
COME EVALUATE THE DOGS AND WORK WITH PEOPLE W ARE WILLING TO
FOSTER THEM AND A FRIEND WHO IS
A NUN WITH DAUGHTERS OF CHARITY
AND SHE’S COMING OVER IN THE
NEXT FEW DAYS TO HELP MR. RICHARDS WITH HIS NEEDS. IT’S COMING IN.>>PEOPLE STEPPING UP.>>OH, ABSOLUTELY. BUT WHAT THEY DO NEED ARE
VETERINARIANS WILLING TO HELP
WITH THE SPAY AND NEUTER.>>Mark: OKAY. THERE’S THE CALL RIGHT THERE. WE NEED VETERINARY ASSISTANCE. LOVE THIS STORY AS ALWAYS. CHECK OUT HER

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