NEVADA SPCA’S “PET OF THE WEEK”

NEVADA SPCA’S “PET OF THE WEEK”

Help Me Be The Best Dog I Can Be! (male – 3yrs)

How’s it going everyone! My name is Mellow and I’m a playful guy that is looking for my forever home.

I have a lot of energy and I love putting it  to good use by playing fetch and if you’re fond of two steppin’ I make a great dance partner!

I do get a little protective of my toys especially around other “alpha” dogs such as myself so an experienced human would be great because I really do want to work on improving my manners.

I try to communicate the best I can and when I was in foster care I’d let my person know I had to go outside by going to the door and if that doesn’t work I’ll lick you face with great intent.

If you have other doggies it would be IMPERATIVE that you bring them in to meet me in person and any children in the home would be best if older and more mature as I am not a big fan of having lil’ ones hanging on me.

Show me guidance and I’ll show you love!

(male – 3yrs – pit bull terrier)

Nevada SPCA
4800 W Dewey Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89118
702-873-SPCA – shelter

NEVADA SPCA’S “PET OF THE WEEK”

NEVADA SPCA’S “PET OF THE WEEK”

I’m All That And A Bag Of Chips! (male – 8yrs)

Howdy folks! My name is Jasper and you’re totally gonna fall in love with me! It may sound like I’m bragging, but that’s just how confident I am! I mean first off, just look at me! If you can’t see the joy in my eyes you just ain’t lookin’!

I see all this world has to offer and embrace every moment I get to be part of it. AND I’m a total TEDDY BEAR! I strive to be the most sweet and friendly fellow I can as life is too short not to laugh, love and live it to the fullest!

I am expected to do well with kids and I have a history of cohabitating well with other doggies so bring your four legged family members down to meet me in person!

Add some silly smiles to your pack and adopt me today!

(male – 8yrs – german shepherd/chow mix)

Nevada SPCA
4800 W Dewey Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89118
702-873-SPCA – shelter

FRATTO HAS A HISTORY OF BEING IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME

FRATTO HAS A HISTORY OF BEING IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME

(CAPTION: RADIO VETERAN BERNIE FRATTO  HAS BEEN A JOHNNY ON THE SPOT.) PHOTO: NORM CLARKE

In my upcoming book, which covers my career and the most inspirational people and events in that journey, I tweeted one of my top sports memories: The jaw-dropping finish of the 1980 Holiday Bowl in San Diego, where I was the main sports guy for The Associated Press.

BYU quarterback Jim McMahon’s grit was on full display in a 46-45 miracle comeback against SMU, which led 45-25 with just four minutes left. McMahon engineered three TD drives in the last 2:33, including a “Hail Mary” to tight end Clay Brown.

Las Vegas radio veteran and supreme storyteller Bernie Fratto saw the tweet and called me to chat about his memory of that barnburner and an amazing list of major sports happenings he’s witnessed.

Fratto had a personal connection to the “Miracle Bowl.” He was at the game. “I knew Clay personally as I had been recruited by BYU in 1978 to play baseball and took a visit there. He was a class act and treated me well. His catch will go down as one of the great in the annals of college football.

In July 1974 as a teenager, Fratto was at Dodger Stadium for a group event as part of a baseball camp. “Tommy John walked off the mound holding his left arm and the crowd was perplexed.” It was the injury that led to what led to the revolutionary surgery known as Tommy John surgery, which saved many a career.

He was at The Forum in Los Angeles 40 years ago on Dec. 9, 1977 for one of the scariest NBA brawls. The Lakers’ 6-foot-8 Kermit Washington nearly killed Rudy Tomjanovich of the Houston Rockets during the wild scene. Washington threw a roundhouse punch as Tomjanovich was arriving to play peacemaker. Fratto said Tomjanovich’s head “hit the floor with an unforgettable sickening sound. It was like a bowling ball being dropped from 10 feet.” Tomjanovich, an All-Star forward, suffered a shattered jaw, broken facial bones and serious head injuries. He made a remarkable comeback and regained All-Star status. But his career was shortened.

Fratto said he was at Caesars Palace’s outdoor arena on November 13, 1982 for the ill-fated world championship fight between Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini and South Korea’s Kim Duk-Koo.

The slugfest was stopped in the 14th after Kim was knocked into the ropes and fell head-first onto the canvas. He died four days later. “His mother flies in from Korea to ID the body; she doesn’t do it. Distraught, she later commits suicide. Eerily, on a hotel lamp shade, Kim had scratch the saying in Korean, “Live or Die” – an unbelievable fight, an unthinkable tragedy.

“October 1986, American League Championship Series, Boston at Anaheim. Boston’s Dave Henderson hits an improbable home run off of Donnie Moore.” The Angels were one strike from going to the World Series. Henderson had replaced Tony Armas in centerfield after the latter was injured in the second inning when he slammed into the wall. “Moore, distraught, later commits suicide” (three years later).”

Fratto hasn’t lived down Game One of the 1988 World Series. “Kirk Gibson’s home run off of Dennis Eckersley. Full disclosure, I was leaving the game as it happened. Yes, I have to admit it.” Gibson limped to the plate with injured legs and hit a two-out, two-run walk-off home run to spur the underdog Dodgers to a 5-4 win. Los Angeles won the World Series in five games. The American League champions had won 104 regular season games.

A radio move to Detroit in 1993 added two more to his list – one an epic college football finish and the other a fight that rocked the sports world. This time Fratto was in the house – “The Big House “ — when No. 7 Colorado stunned fourth-ranked Michigan on a Hail Mary pass in front of 106,000 at Michigan Stadium. Michigan led by 12 with 2 ½ minutes left. The game winner came when Kordell Stewart threw the “Hail Mary” 73 yards to the goal line where CU wide receiver Blake Anderson leaped and tipped the ball away from a Michigan defender and back into the end zone where Michael Westbrook caught it before it hit the ground. Fratto remembers the crowd falling silent. “Interestingly Westbrook hailed from Detroit.”

On November 19, 2004, Fratto was on hand for what the AP described as “the most infamous brawl in NBA history” — “The Malice at the Palace.” He was covering the game for CBS radio WKRK 97.1 “and we were doing a remote roadcast from the lobby at the Palace of Auburn Hills.” The ugliness erupted with 45.9 seconds in the game between the Pistons and Indianapolis Pacers. The Pacers’ Ron Artest was at the epicenter of the blowup. After he and Detroit’s Ben Wallace got in a confrontation, Artest laid down on the scoring bench to relax. A fan threw a plastic cup at Artest and chaos ensued between players and fans. Artest lost almost $5 million in salary and missed the Pacers final 86 games. “By the way,” added Fratto, “one of the referees that night? Disgraced referee Tim Donaghy!”

I covered three of ‘em: the “Miracle Bowl” and the legendary home runs by Gibson and Henderson. Watch for more information on the release of my book next summer.

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NEVADA SPCA’S “PET OF THE WEEK”

NEVADA SPCA’S “PET OF THE WEEK”

Greetings fine folks! My name is Pete and it would be a dream come true if you adopted me today!

I have been at the Nevada SPCA for some time now and everyone here is very impressed with the progress I have made. When I first arrived it was super hard for me to trust people but now I beam with joy and excitement when the staff and volunteers take me out of my kennel for walks and play time.

I know there is a patient and caring person that will bear with me while we get used to each other and not be deterred if it takes several meet and greets for me to feel at ease.

The staff believes that in my short life most of it was spent fending for myself against the elements and other animals and that may explain why I have a tough time getting along with other doggies and am guarded when meeting people for the first time.

I would love to find an ADULT-ONLY home where I can be the ONLY DOGGIE so that I have the best opportunity to continue to improve.

If you put the time in I promise you won’t be disappointed!

(male – 2yrs – dachshund/mini bully mix)

Nevada SPCA
4800 W Dewey Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89118
702-873-SPCA – shelter

NSPCA’S “PET OF THE WEEK”

NSPCA’S “PET OF THE WEEK”

Minnie

Age: 7 month old spayed female

Breed: Heinz 57

Description: I was rescued along with my sister when we were abandoned at a local fire station. I am now ready to find my forever home.

 

Adoption fee: $12

Nevada SPCA
4800 W Dewey Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89118
702-873-SPCA – shelter

 

NSPCA’S “PET OF THE WEEK”

NSPCA’S “PET OF THE WEEK”

Jack

Age: 5 year old neutered male

Breed: Chihuahua

Description: I have a lot of love to give to the right person that puts my mind at ease because once I trust you, I become an absolutely devoted little pup.

Adoption fee: $75

Nevada SPCA
4800 W Dewey Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89118
702-873-SPCA – shelter