VCA Offers Free Boarding for Pets Affected by Texas Wildfires

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To help those affected by the Texas wildfires, select VCA Animal Hospitals in the state of Texas (in and around both Austin and Houston) are offering free boarding for companion animals. Here is a list of those who are available to help: Austin-area hospitals: VCA Ben White Animal Hospital. VCA Northwest Hills Animal Hospital. VCA Tanglewood Animal Hospital. Houston-area hospitals: VCA Tomball Veterinary Hospital. VCA Woodlands Animal Hospital. VCA Spring Animal Hospital.

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American Pets Alive! Creating a No Kill Nation

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is dedicated to making America No-Kill by hosting a yearly National Conference that shares Austin Pets Alive!’s Can you imagine America becoming a No Kill Nation? American Pets Alive! can and it is our mission. ’s innovative No-Kill programs to … Continue reading → The post American Pets Alive! Creating a No Kill Nation appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals

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AETA Charges Dismissed

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This is very good news from July 13, reported in Action for Animals Austin. A U.S. district court judge today dismissed federal charges against the AETA 4, four activists charges with acts of terrorism under the Animal Enterprise Terrorist Act. In his ruling the judge stated that federal prosecutors did not show how any of the supposed activities these activists were engaged in amounted to crimes. In fact, he said their activities were protected free speech.

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Dog Whisperer: Seven, Sara, and Madelien

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Then meet Austin and Karrie’s “Hairy Houdini&# of a dog, a German shorthaired pointer named Sara with a knack for getting away. Just got news that there is a new Dog Whisperer on Friday, November 6, at 9P ET/PT (World Premiere)! This one sounds like it will be really interesting. Here is a description and a sneak peek for you.

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The Power of Pets

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San Diego; Austin, Texas; Miami; and Portland, Ore. Community Dog Walks Will Be Co-Hosted by local YMCAs in Cities across the Country. Mars Petcare announced it will sponsor a series of “Woof Walk” fun runs as part of THE POWER OF PETS™ program for 2011. Co-hosted by local YMCAs nationwide, the events will feature a two- to three-kilometer community dog walk, as well as healthy and fun activities for the whole family. As avid walkers, we love this idea and wanted to help spread the word!

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5 Pet Projects to Bring the Family Together

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He lives in Austin. Simple, constructive activities to make pets happier. If your family is starting to get a little stir-crazy as summer winds on, it’s a good idea to find constructive ways to keep everybody occupied. If you’re looking for a fun project, why not do something for the furry and feathered friends in your life? Build a cozy doghouse.

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Animal Ethics

He has been busy with his studies at UT-Austin I almost feel guilty about not posting more often (and more substantively) on this blog, given its expanding readership. This past month, there were 5,208 visitors to the blog, which is an average of 173.6 per day. The previous records (set in March 2008) were 4,200 and 135.4. I have a number of posts about animals waiting in the wings, but I have been saving them for summer, when I have more time.