Story last updated at 3:18 p.m. Thursday, December 12, 2002

Pet of the Week
photo: towncrier

Satch is going for a world record. Not "oldest miniature poodle," because they can live 20-plus years, so at 15 Satch has a ways to go. Nor for "most hearing-impaired," because although he's stone-cold deaf, that's not too unusual. Satch figures his category is "oldest dog to be neutered," because he's sure not too many dogs go a full 15 years before getting neutered. Having eliminated a major risk for testicular cancer, had his teeth cleaned and gotten a clean bill of health, Satch is now ready to spend his twilight years with a world-class family.

If you'd like to adopt a pet, call or stop by the 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 the shelter's Web site at


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