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Dogs, cat continue to wait in shelter for permanent homes after owner dies

by F.T. Norton

SILVER SPRINGS – Two of four dogs and a cat orphaned when their owner was killed in a Mound House accident Oct. 14 are still looking for homes.

Cody, a black and white collie and Trixie, an older shepherd mix, remain at the Silver Springs Animal Shelter, said Ted Bolzle, Lyon County Animal Control supervisor.

“The Spay and Neuter Project is paying to have a nodule removed from Trixie’s leg. Once we get her all fixed up, she’ll be nice and pretty for adoption,” Bolzle said.

Joan James, 79, died when the setting sun blinded her as she pulled in front of a truck from Highlands Lane onto Highway 50 East. She lived alone.

Tom Blomquist of the Silver Springs Spay-Neuter Project said James was an animal activist and would be thrilled to find out her dogs were being adopted.

Three of James’ cats have already found homes and two dogs were placed after an article appeared in the Nevada Appeal.

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“One of the dogs was adopted out to a family in Dayton, and the other was adopted to a family in Carson City,” he said. “The folks from Carson called to say they wanted the dog in the paper and that’s what they got.”

He said the one cat left at the shelter from James will be ready for adoption following a 10-day treatment with antibiotics for an intestinal infection.

Contact reporter F.T. Norton at ftnorton@nevadaappeal.com or 881-1213.