Now more than ever, you are needed to donate your old blankets, towels, and sheets to your local animal shelter. With financial cut-backs, repairs on shelters are often put off, so if it's drafty, the animals suffer. I know my shelter uses rags to stuff under doors. No kidding! Empty out those closets... this is your chance to get rid of stuff and do something useful!

Friday, September 11, 2009

News Round Up

In the that's-committment category:
Paraplegic Dog is Man's Best Friend
"...He's my rock and my best friend. When I got divorced, Loois is what kept me going."

In the you-can't-be-serious category:
Doggy Pool Shark
In the Thank God category:
Smoka the 'Miracle Cat' Survives 26 Days Buried Under Fire Wreckage
"...Smoka heard my voice and started meowing."

In the we-need-more-of-this category:
CT: Thank Governor for Signing Puppy Mill Bill!
Action Needed:
Please call Governor Rell to thank her
for signing SB 499 into law. (CT SB 499—Puppy Lemon Law and Trace Back Bill)
Greater Hartford area: (860) 566-4840
Toll free: (800) 406-1527
"...The law will also require that pet shops provide the identity of dog breeders and dealers to consumers, and that if pet shops sell cats and dogs from out-of-state kennels, such kennels are licensed by the USDA and the appropriate state agency."
Thank you, Governor!

In the crucial-to-know category:
Sugar-Free Gum and Snacks Can be Deadly for Pets
"...Most pet owners know that chocolate is a big no-no for dogs. But here's something to chew on: a common ingredient in sugarless gum and snacks can cause a canine catastrophe."

Another one for Thank-God-this-exists:
Charity Transports Shelter Dogs in Style
"...Jodie Martin of Rescue Waggin' unloads a dog from one of the specially designed trucks used to haul animals across the highways from crowded shelters where they're likely to put to sleep to facilities where they have better chances of being adopted."
"Moving animals in search of adoptive homes is not a new idea, but the scale of this program is unprecedented."

"Our community has always generated more animals than can be adopted, making it verydifficult for us to find homes for all of them. Upon learning about PetSmart Charities'plan to help homeless dogs have a second chance at finding a forever home, we were very excited to join the Rescue Waggin' team. Since joining the team in April of 2007,we have saved 192 lives. The Rescue Waggin' program helps relieve the over-crowding conditions at our facility, allowing us more time to focus on new arrivals that area waiting adoption."

Kevin Stubbs
Executive Director, Caring Hands Humane Society
Newton, KS

In the ridiculus - and this would pay for ONE FIFTH of the New Yonkers Animal Shelter- category: