Yeah, me neither. But if you know someone who can, Cypress Gardens in South Carolina is having to rehome a couple dozen crocs due to budget cuts. The Crocodile Isle (I just love saying that) Vet would like to keep breeding pairs together.Note: Photo is just a sample. Your actual crocs may vary.
Today, I looked at a new, AAFCO approved food on the market for dogs. It contains all the usual advertising tags which make me suspicious: "100% complete and balanced", "No fillers", "High quality proteins", etc. Here are the first seven ingredients leading up to the first source of fat:1. Rice Flour - This is the … Continue reading Pet Food Ingredient Breakdown – #2
AniMeals is a community service, sometimes associated with local Meals-On-Wheels programs, which aims to keep low income families and/or senior citizens and their pets together. The programs vary but generally they provide pet food, sometimes kitty litter and toys as well, to those in need. There are a number of AniMeals programs around the country … Continue reading Feeling Do-Goodish? How About AniMeals?
As has become obvious, it's best when Mayor Set-Them-Free speaks for himself. Please read his detailed "apology" letter here. He's not sorry he abandoned the dogs in the forest, he's just sorry people complained. Hard to pick a favorite from the many gems he has given us, but this one - which I assume is … Continue reading Arkansas Mayor Redefines the Word "Apology"
Breaking News - No action has been taken on the complaint filed by someone from the humane society against Mayor Set-Them-Free of Arkansas. Well, maybe not so breaking. But inaction speaks. And people are listening.Mayor James Valley just endears himself more and more to animal lovers (and other people with brains) every time he opens … Continue reading Paws Down and Paws Up
The good citizens of Rockport, MA may or may not realize their town is not complying with state law mandating a shelter for stray pets. The town's Recreation Committee chair and a local Veterinarian have organized an effort for a 10 foot by 20 foot modified shed to be placed next to the park-and-ride bathrooms … Continue reading MA Tourist Town Lacks Animal Shelter
God but I never get tired (yawn) of reading stories about how stupid Southerners breed their dogs, raise them badly then dump them irresponsibly at shelters so that smart Northerners, with no puppies in their own shelters because they are such upright citizens, must truck the unwanted problem dogs up North for adoption. But then … Continue reading More on Southern Shelters in the News
Macon.com reports on a public meeting held to discuss animal control issues in the Macon, Georgia animal shelter.Citing Macon Animal Control's 80% kill rate for 2007, the reporter notes that at the time she visited the facility, the tally of animals available for adoption was:Dogs: 4Cats: 0Approximately 20 other animals were on hold, awaiting medical … Continue reading You Give Love a Bad Name: Pets Continue to Suffer in Southern Shelters
UPDATE - June 12, 2008: The FDA has updated its release and there are now four lamb feeds being recalled due to lambs dying. Full updated release here.As I have previously wondered when Purina recalled aflatoxin contaminated horse feed, is there any possibility of cross contamination to Purina pet foods from the recalled livestock feeds? … Continue reading Land O’ Lakes Purina Feed Recalls Lamb Feed
Note: I did not go to Vet school and I'm not giving medical advice. For informational purposes, and because I like to research numbers, I'm sharing here some canine heartworm medication dosages along with sources for that information. If you have any questions about the medication you are giving your dog or if you want … Continue reading Heartworm Medications by the Numbers – Dosages for Dogs