Animal Welfare

FOA on Spay/Neuter

Friends of Animals (FOA) is reminding pet parents to spay or neuter their dogs and cats during this coming spring season. When your pet has an unplanned pregnancy, it results in abandonment of the offspring or sending them to shelters, and in either case, the end is the same – a cruel death. FOA is […]

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ASPCA-Animal Abandonment

Animals are abandoned at any time of year, but winter can be a particularly hard time for them. In summer they can find shade and hopefully a water source. When temperature plummet in winter, it’s sometimes impossible for them to find shelter. Left to fend for themselves, many animals die. We, along with the ASPCA, […]

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When is it Time to Switch Vets

Most of us, thank goodness, are fortunate to have a good relationship with our veterinarians. But for those searching for a vet or beginning to have questions about the current vet, here are some hints to help you search or decide it’s time to change vets. When you ask for a tour of the facilities […]

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DNA Helping Shelter Dogs

The Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA in California has a unique idea to encourage adoption of shelter dogs. The shelter is investigating DNA testing to discover the breeds present in each individual dog. To this end, 12 dogs who looked like chihuahua mixes were chosen and put to the test. Recently, a group of animal […]

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A Different Kind of Abuse

We all have preferences about what kind of dog we like. And there are so many breed types to choose from including hair length and all shapes and sizes. But how did these dogs (and other pets) develop? The ancestors of modern dog breeds certainly didn’t look the same. We know that breeds were developed […]

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When euthanasia goes wrong

My 180 pound Alaskan Malamute was taken to Three Trails Animal Hospital on December 10, 2012, where Dr. Rhodes’ opinion was that Grizz had lymphoma. I left with a prescription for prednisone, and no hope. In the early morning hours of December 21, Grizz could no longer walk, so in a few hours myself, roommate, […]

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Awareness Days

PET BIRTH DEFECT AWARENESS DAY MBJungle Foundation has created a day of observance for pet birth defects. Pet Birth Defect Awareness Day was established in 2014 in order to bring awareness to identification, causes and prevention of pet birth defects as well as how these pets may be treated. This day of awareness was created […]

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Saddest News of the Western Black Rhino

2014 The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) along with all the people of this world have lost the battle to save the Western Black Rhino. This magnificent creature has been declared extinct by the IUCN. While the IUCN listed the Western Black Rhino as extinct in 2011, their policy is to wait 5 […]

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Preventing Dog Theft

Dog theft is on the rise. Laboratories and private people, all although they don’t question where the dogs comefrom, are willing to pay, often large sums for a pet. Sometimes dogs are kidnapped and the thieves will demand ransom for their return. Dogs are lumped together with property crimes, making it difficult to determine the […]

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“Bully” Breed Bans

Would you believe that there are at least 75 breeds of dogs that are either banned or regulated, from the small Pug to the giant Great Dane. The main so-called “bully” breeds are the Pitbull and the Rottweiler. <ads media=googleAds1 /> Breed Specific Legislation or BSL as it is known, bans or regulates some dog […]