Story last updated at 2:31 p.m. Thursday, May 30, 2002

Pet of the Week
photo: towncrier
It's fire season and Murphy is on the alert. He can feel it deep down in his spots when conditions are dangerous. Murphy is an 8-year-old unneutered Dalmatian, He's not working with a fire crew right now, but he's available. Murphy is a big dog, and with a full bladder, he's pretty sure he can drench a small ground fire. Or he can ride along with a firefighting crew and provide moral support. Or he can be a loyal, loving family pet. Whatever. Murphy's anxious to please. He's sweet and gentle. He just gets a bit aggressive when other dogs are around because he knows they might get some of the love and he wants it all for himself.

If you would like to adopt a pet, call or stop by the Homer Animal Shelter on the Bypass across from the post office. The shelter is open seven days a week, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 235-3141, e-mail, or visit


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