King County Animal Shelters Still in Trouble

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After all the brewhaha about improving the conditions at the King County animal shelters in Washington State (where we live), I'm still seeing this kind of stuff. A group of veterinarians that volunteered this year to treat sick animals at King County's two animal shelters has quit, citing a lack of accountability and a reluctance from shelter staff to fix a broken system. Tags: animal shelter management seattle State of Washington King county

Paws For The Balkans

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World Vets is deploying to the region to provide support for animals that have been impacted by this disaster. Animals are often not the primary focus during massive disasters and World Vets is committed to bridging this gap and helping them during their greatest time of need.

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Urgent Appeal for Flex, the Greyhound

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Their shelter is full. He has been vetted and is healing nicely. Doesn't he look like my boy Charles ? Owen County Friends of Animals (KY) is a non-profit organization that fosters and seeks adoptions for the dogs picked up by their local dog warden.

Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home Coming to Orlando

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You can also post our flyers at local community bulletin boards (universities/colleges, coffee shops, grocery/health food stores, libraries, community centers, gyms, yoga studios, animal shelters, vet offices, pet supply stores, laundromats, etc.)

Keeping Ducks and Geese as Pets

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Before you get too keen on the idea, it is important to remember ducks and geese need adequate outside space, shelter and access to enough water to allow them to perform their natural water-related behaviours including preening. Written by Sally White on behalf of Vet Supply Shop.

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Help a NYC Puppy

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I volunteer for a local animal rescue so I took the dog off her hands, but since this dog hasn’t had medical care, he can’t yet be housed in a shelter as it could put both him and the other animals at risk.

When Choosing A Pup, Research ‘Breeds’ Results

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At an NYC puppy shelter a few weeks ago, my mind was just about made up when I met Chester – The cutest Lab puppy I’d ever seen. After talking to the owner of the shelter however, I learned there was more to adopting little Chester, or any pet for that matter, than my love at first bark.

Seeing Eye Kitten (and her blind sister)

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Since then, their vet has discovered that Fortune, the kitten with the eye problem has a congenital condition called Coloboma. We just had to share this email! If you have room in your home and heart for this special pair, please get in touch with the Grand Bahama Humane Society!!

Pet Foster Care Helps To Smooth Adoption Process

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There are countless dogs and cats in shelters across the U.S. In fact, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 5 to 7 million pets are taken into animal shelters in the U.S. Click here to find a VCA shelter partner near you.

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Managing Emotional Problems in Rescue Dogs

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The no-kill shelter I adopted them from didn’t know too much about them except that they were found half-starved in the Jasper area after Hurricane Rita tore through areas of the east Texas coast.

Must-Have Apps for the Avid Pet Lover

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When you’re in the beginning stages of adopting a pet, the choice can be nerve-wracking, and going to the shelter without a plan is like going to the grocery store on an empty stomach. With Petfinder’s mobile app, you can have access to the databases of 13,000 shelters and rescue organizations; and it definitely helps to have it with you as you bounce from one shelter to another, so you can compare fees and legal requirements.

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Jobs for Animal Lovers

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Grabbing a vet job is the dream of so many animal lovers as they grow up. Beyond that, it is actually an incredibly well paid profession and you can make a very good living as a vet. This can involve hands on work with animals at shelters, or fundraising for organisations that desperately need money to make a difference.

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Rescue Spotlight: Baja Dogs La Paz

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The vet supplied information on where the owners lived. Through our foundation and shelter we got surgery for little Chi that same day. The Vet said Chicharito was in too much pain and that he had to be fixed immediately.

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What to do if you no longer can care for your bearded dragon.

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For people who own dogs and other creatures, their recourse is to leave the animals in a shelter, pound or simply let them loose. An animal shelter or animal rescue center are good options. You may also talk to your vet or place an ad in his office.

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Have You Considered Keeping Goats as Pets?

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It’s important to provide goats with a shelter to protect them from the elements. Written by Sally White on behalf of Minster Vets. Have you considered keeping goats as pets? Cats and dogs are the most popular pets, along with hamsters, rabbits and guinea pigs also being amongst the favourites. Those wanting a more unusual choice may perhaps opt for a snake or tarantula, but these aren’t exactly cuddly or cute choices.

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Pet Amber Alert

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The Poster Alert option will send a faxed Lost Pet Poster to vets, shelters, animal control, etc., They are delivered and posted on the bulletin board at your local vet within 1 hour after the alert goes out. The following is a paid review for When we were asked to review this site, we could not have been happier. A site that is dedicated to helping lost pets and their owners reunite? Yes please!

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What To Do If You Find a Pit Bull

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Many shelters do not intake pit bulls at all, and many of the shelters that do find themselves limited in their intake by state regulations or their own policies that dictate pit bull capacity. You can have this done at a vet’s office or at a shelter. Contact Local Pit Bull Friendly Shelters. As was previously stated, some pit bull friendly shelters are limited on how many they may intake by either the state or their own policies.

Book: Shift Your Habit

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The Shift: Instead of buying your new friend from a pet store or breeder, adopt one from a shelter. Save the Planet: Adopting a shelter pet not only saves a life, but it reduces demand for purebred animals, which are more likely to have medical problems due to genetic abnormalities. Most shelter animals are spayed or neutered, have been treated for worms, and have at least their first set of shots.

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Service Members Get a Second Chance with Service Dogs

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The DDF will be raising $20,000 for the training and care of a service dog (including medical bills, training and food) which will be donated to one lucky war vet from the FSD group. FSD rescues dogs from shelters and custom trains each dog to assist a person with a disability.

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Disaster Preparedness Plan May Save Your Pet’s Life

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Folder with list of types of vaccination records & medical history to get from vet. The following are suggestions on who to reach out to during a crisis situation: Contact public emergency shelters in your evacuation area to inquire if they allow pets during natural disasters. Most often pets are not allowed in these shelters due to reasons of human health safety. However, some of them will allow cages or crates to be set up outside the shelter if you ask.

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Dog Flu Facts

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Dogs in kennels, boarding facilities, or animal shelters, at dog shows, or in close proximity to other dogs are at a higher risk of contracting canine influenza. Talk to your vet to see if your dog(s) should get the dog flu vaccine, and be sure to keep an eye on your pet to keep them healthy and happy! It’s that time of the year again! The Center for Disease Control recommends people begin getting flu vaccinations in October.

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5 ways to help the animal rescue efforts in Chile and Haiti

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Veterinarians, technicians and others can volunteer to travel to Chile to help groups such as World Vets. Local shelters and rescue organizations take in animals displaced from earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, house fires, and other tragedies. Contribute to rescue efforts. Most organizations aiding pets in devastated areas are not-for-profit. They depend upon charitable contributions to keep. going.

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Swan Lake performed by Rascal

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I asked when I called the shelter. My vet smiled when he met Rascal. My vet chuckled as he bent down to listen to her heart. The non profit animal shelter that had Rascal was run by a state trooper. Thanks to Barbara Barth for this guest post.

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Teaching Kids Animal Compassion

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Many mutts you can get from the pound or animal shelter make terrific pets. I strongly encourage people to adopt pound and shelter animals. Drawing upon his 22 years as a vet and 17 years racing sled dogs, he created Dr. Tim’s Premium All Natural Pet Food to replicate the natural, wild diet of dogs and cats. Choosing the right pet for your child is key. By Dr. Tim Hunt, DVM. Children can learn so many valuable lessons by caring for a pet.

Make sure you look after your pet with insurance

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A similar problem is also occurring in the United States, where the Humane society of the United states claims that up to 8 million animals enter animal shelters each year, showing that this is an international problem. It’s hard to ignore the link to the credit crunch, which has likely affected pet owner’s abilities to meet the food and vet bills needed for their pets. This would cover vet bills of up to $6,220 and therefore isn’t to be scoffed at.

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Rescue Spotlight: Crest Care

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We provide vetting, transportation, and foster homes for each dog in need, until he or she can be carefully matched to an approved home. We provide education about the breed to private individuals interested in adopting, and to shelters as well, in an effort to help ensure the integrity of the breed as a whole. When I designed my first website several years ago ( Aimee’s Animals ) the goal was to help animals find homes.

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Guest Post: Susan Wilson

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My second favorite rescue story is that of Hunter, a beagle-ish dog that my daughter and son-in-law adopted from a shelter in Massachusetts. The work of shelters and breed rescue organizations is vital. In this time of economic uncertainty, when hard choices are being made every day between food and healthcare; mortgage and vet bills, our shelters are sometimes the only resort for people in need. Today we have a great guest post from author Susan Wilson.

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Fizzle’s Story

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I didn’t have high hopes for Fizzle’s survival, but I called animal control and learned that they had taken Fizzle to a shelter about ten miles away. I gave the shelter a call, expecting to hear the worst. I felt so sorry for the poor thing—we had to call our vet out to sedate him—so I decided to take him home as a foster. Hi, I’m Debra Stang , author of Hospice Tails and guest writer for today’s blog.

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