Another Vick-diculous Moment

December 26, 2009

I feel I am being played by one of the greatest marketing campaigns to date: making Michael Vick look like an underdog in the Michael Vick dog fighting scandal. And while I hate giving him any mention at all, I also feel I do a disservice to the dogs he killed and the dogs he abused in HIS dog fighting participation to not make mention of this ridiculous ploy.

Moving on from Michael Vick? Not yet.

December 15, 2009

Sometimes I worry that I can’t seem to let go of the Michael Vick issue. I wonder if maybe I’ve written too much about it, and that at some point those of us who own and love dogs need to move forward – forgive and forget and get on with our lives.

The Grinch Who Stole Brindi’s Xmas

December 12, 2009

The Nova Scotia SPCA has cancelled all visits for Brindi by her owner Francesca Rogier, who is currently involved in a provincial court battle to have her dog returned to her after she was seized by Animal Control in July 2008 and scheduled to be put down for incidents involving other dogs.

Humane Society launches puppy mill hotline

December 11, 2009

The Humane Society of the United States has launched a national telephone tip line to report suspected cruelty or unlawful activities involving pet breeding facilities. The hotline, 1-877-MILL-TIP, is available to anyone with information of a possible crime involving puppy mills.

Taming dogs with a mean streak

December 11, 2009

Steve Markwell is a brave man. At his Washington sanctuary, he takes in the worst of the worst that have been turned away by all other shelters – pit bulls, guard dogs, face-biters and cat-killers.

Holiday Book Sales Raise Funds for Animal Nonprofits

December 11, 2009

The author of a highly regarded new book on coping during a pet’s terminal illness is paying it forward by offering an exclusive fundraiser for beleaguered nonprofit animal groups. Books sold through nonprofits’ websites will earn them 40% of the retail price

Saving Shelter Dogs From The Freezing Winter

December 11, 2009

Hundreds of dog lovers band together and donate old and used sweaters to be recycled and re-distributed as dogie sweaters to shelters all over the country. Released by- bignutshell.com

Pet Food Pantries and Spay/Neuter Assistance for the US

December 10, 2009

Pet Food Pantries and Spay/Neuter Assistance for the US

Vegan Dog Biscuits

December 3, 2009

Vegan Dog Biscuits

Dogs, cats and swine flu’s promiscuity

December 1, 2009

Swine flu started in pigs (although we don’t exactly when or where), adapted to and passed to humans who returned the favor and passed it back to pig herds. Then we heard that turkeys in Chile had contracted the virus, followed by ferrets and a house cat.

Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pets

November 30, 2009

Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet, an ALL volunteer 501c3 nonprofit public charity formed in January 2005 after learning that military service members across the country had pets that needed a caring, loving, and safe home to care for them during the pet owner’s deployment to fight the global war on terrorism (combat or peace keeping missions), but had been unable to find someone to care for them.

Dog For Sale

November 6, 2009

A guy is driving around the back woods of Montana and he sees a sign in front of a old style house: “Talking Dog For Sale.”

Canine Cancer Supplement gets NCCF Endorsement

October 28, 2009

Resvantage Canine, a pet supplement for dogs containing resveratrol, has been endorsed by the National Canine Cancer Foundation as a product that advances health and helps to fight cancer in dogs. The unique combination of nutrients in Resvantage products may help diminish many of the signs of aging in pets.

Can you spot the Pit Bull?

October 23, 2009

From Pit Bulls on the web Only one of the pictures below features the real American PitBull Terrier. Take the test to see if you can find it. To find the breed of a dog, click on image. Note there are no mixes or rescue dogs of unknown background who’s breed could be debated. All […]

Baxter, The World’s Best Therapy Dog

October 19, 2009

Baxter, The World’s Best Therapy Dog visits hospice patients

Daisy Foundation of Calgary

October 19, 2009

Daisy Foundation – Our mission is to promote stiffer penalties against animal abusers which in turn assists in the rescue of abused animals. We also want to bring to the government’s attention that there is a proven statistical link between animal abusers and serial killers.

ASPCA Responds to Michael Vick Interview on ’60 Minutes’

September 5, 2009

Ed Sayres, President and CEO of The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) issued the following statement regarding Michael Vick’s interview with “60 Minutes.”

What is the Definition of “Cruel?”

August 31, 2009

The word ‘cruel’ as used in this article shall mean: every act, omission, or neglect, including abandonment, where unnecessary or unjustifiable pain or suffering, including abandonment, is caused or where unnecessary pain or suffering is allowed to continue.

Georgia Puppy Caravan This Weekend

August 22, 2009

The Chattooga animal shelter in Summerville, GA has 19 runs and can hold a maximum of 38 animals at a time. With dogs and cats being dumped by residents on a daily basis, euthanization is required to make more space in the shelter. The Caravan will remove every single animal the day of their visit and for just one day since it opened, the shelter will be hauntingly quiet.

Got Fleas? Non-Toxic Solutions – Part 2

August 22, 2009

With all the people that use the spot-on flea products, I find it incredible they cost so much money. It would cost me about $500 per month to use them.

Child’s Letter to God

August 11, 2009

Dear God, Will you please take care of my dog? She died yesterday and is with you in heaven. I miss her very much. I am happy that you let me have her as my dog even though she got sick. I hope you will play with her. She likes to play with balls and to swim.

Six Hours in the Day of a Chained Dog

August 7, 2009

In eight minutes, this video will show you six hours in the life of a dog chained in the backyard without food or water on a day when the temperatures are expected to be 92 degrees.

Free Brindi! Benefit Concert in Halifax, August 13

August 6, 2009

Free Brindi! Benefit Concert in Halifax, August 13 — 8 PM — The Company House — 2202 Gottingen Street

Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable-Pet Day: August 12, 2009

August 6, 2009

On behalf of the many big black dogs, FIV+ cats, senior pets and special-needs pets, Petfinder has named August 12, 2009 “Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable-Pet Day.”

Senator Al Franken Introduces New Legislation for Funding to Train Service Dogs to Assist Veterans Wounded in the Line of Duty

August 6, 2009

FetchDog, a Portland-based company dedicated to serving the comprehensive needs of passionate dog owners and offering high quality dog supplies, today applauded proposed legislation by Senator Al Franken to provide funding to train service dogs for military veterans wounded – physically and emotionally – in the line of duty.

Grey Muzzle Helps Keep Old Dogs with Their Owners; Beloved Author Lends Support

August 3, 2009

The Grey Muzzle Organization has partnered with author Harold Creel to help address a casualty of the economic downturn: old dogs that are being separated from their owners who can no longer afford their food and medical care. Through the sale of Creel’s book, Do Old Dogs Dream?, Grey Muzzle is looking to make additional grants for community programs that provide food and medical assistance to help keep old dogs with their owners and out of animal shelters.

Managing Your Pet’s Chronic Renal Disease

July 28, 2009

Chronic kidney (renal) disease commonly affects older animals, but it also occurs in younger animals with congenital abnormalities. The kidneys are two important organs that filter the blood and remove waste products from the body as urine, maintain the body’s water and electrolyte balance, regulate blood pressure, and produce a hormone that stimulates red blood cell production. When the kidneys fail, these substances build up and cause your pet to feel ill.

Every Rescued Dog has a Tale to Tell

July 25, 2009

EVERY RESCUED DOG HAS A TALE is the story of homeless dogs fated to die on death row in animal shelters around the country that were saved by being transported by volunteers to other states. Each chapter is the story of one dog from his hapless beginning to his happy ending, complete with photos. Some stories are heart wrenching while others are full of humor. They all teach a lesson of how one person can make a difference in the lives of homeless animals. All it takes is a weekend drive and some free time.

A Day in the Life of Our Pets

July 24, 2009

Today, I would like to encourage you to adopt a shelter animal. If you already have two, get another. Save a life.

364 Days: And Still Brindi Remains Impounded in Halifax

July 22, 2009

Here’s the latest news regarding the ongoing injustice that seems to remain heaped upon an outspoken dog owner, Francesca Rogier, and her impounded dog, Brindi. Let’s Free Brindi!

Hot Dogs in Hot Cars

July 17, 2009

Dog owners: If it’s past 70 degrees outside, leave your pet at home. If you have to take your dog, take precautions! Park in a shaded area where the entire car is in the shade; leave all windows down at least 8 inches; leave several bowls of cold, iced water on the floor in the shade; and keep your visit inside the store to a few minutes.

New Pet Food Bank in Wilmington, Delaware

July 17, 2009

I always get excited when I read about another community pet food bank opening. This time it’s in Wilmington, Delaware.

Stepping Up for Abandoned Pets

July 16, 2009

Lost Our Home Pet Foundation provides foster homes and adoption services for abandoned pets and donates pet food to those who can’t afford to buy their own. In some cases, Lost Our Home pays for pets’ medical needs.

So What Is — or Isn’t — in Your Pet’s Food

July 16, 2009

Popular mythology assigns food ingredients statues as “good” or “bad,” ill-defined categories which are seldom based on any scientific facts but which have a powerful impact on the purchasing decisions of the pet-owning public.

New Hope for Dogs Diagnosed with Cancer

July 16, 2009

Good news for dogs and their owners: this month, Pfizer Animal Health Inc. announced that the FDA has for the first time ever approved a cancer drug for canines.

Meningitis in Dogs Treatable with Early Detection of Meningitis Symptoms

July 16, 2009

Veterinary neurologist commends efforts to increase awareness of meningitis symptoms and meningitis treatment by New Jersey legislature. Pet owners also should be aware that knowing the symptoms of meningitis and getting early meningitis treatment can mean a full recovery for many dogs.