Canines have been used for police work, search & rescue, tracking, service dogs, and a variety of other tasks. Now they’re assisting EMS and doing so at a much lower cost.
See the examples below:
Breathe, damn you, breathe!
Masquerade For Dogs & their People!
You don’t want to miss the KICK Off of The City Of Hollywood’s Mardi Gras week!
Katia will be doing $10 Valentine & Mardi Gras photos! Check her new site with the variety of background settings, http://www.wix.com/KatiaX210/PhoDOGraphy-by-Katia.
Get your Mardi~Growl costume on with your Dog and win a $200 prize!
Could your Fur-Baby be the first Mardi~Growl Queen or King?
Whiskey Tango All American Bar & Grill’s full Menu: http://whiskeytangofl…
CLICK ON FLYER TO SEE FULL VIEW
MAP TO PARKING
There may be $5 Valet Parking at the door to the venue, there is metered parking in the middle of Hollywood Blvd (Cost: $1.00 per hour, master meter, pay and display receipt, 1 machine, 26 parking spaces), or there is FREE parking in the city parking garage at 19th and Tyler (250 N. 19th Avenue) OR 20th and Van Buren (251 S. 20th Avenue).
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WARSAW, Poland – A dog had a lucky escape when a boat rescued him from an ice floe that had carried him more than 100 miles up a river and out onto the Baltic Sea.
“My crew saw… a shape moving on the water and we immediately decided to get closer to check if it was a dog or maybe a seal relaxing on the ice,” said Jan Joachim, senior officer aboard the Baltica.
“As we got closer to the ice floe we saw that it was a dog struggling not to fall into the water.”
Ship engineer Adam Buczynski managed to scoop the dog off the floe onto an inflatable dinghy and wrapped him in a blanket.
“He didn’t even squeal. There was just fear in his big eyes,” said Buczynski.
‘Right place at the right time’
The dog was first seen on the ice floe some 70 miles inland to the south on the Vistula river but firemen were unable to rescue him. When the Baltica crew found him, he had already drifted some 18 miles out to sea.
“We were in the right place at the right time,” said Joachim, noting that they rescued him shortly before nightfall.
Crew members are now trying to locate the dog’s owner.
Poland is in the grip of bitterly cold weather, with night temperatures in some areas falling as low as -31 Fahrenheit.
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Clarksdale, Mississippi (Jan 27th, 2010)
More than 400 dogs and cats have been rescued from “deplorable conditions” at a shelter in Clarksdale, Mississippi.
On Sunday morning an operation involving multiple animal rescue organizations swooped on the city’s animal shelter under the authority and request of the city of Clarksdale. Animals were being kept in overcrowded conditions and many had serious health complaints. The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), who assisted in the rescue, described the facility as being suitable for only 60 animals.
The ASPCA worked with local authorities to establish a temporary shelter for the animals, which included 40 cats and around 320 dogs, and was assisted by local organizations including In Defense of Animals, Mississippi Animal Rescue League and Mississippi Animal Response Team. These coordinated efforts were assisted by 4 local veterinarians. In addition, the Atlanta Humane Society is transporting at least 100 animals to Georgia where they will become available for adoption.
Tim Rickey, the ASPCA’s Senior Director of Field Investigations and Response, said that many of the animals appear to be healthy, but some have medical conditions, including mange, as well as injuries and bite wounds from living in communal, overcrowded and unsanitary conditions. “We are making sure that the animals’ immediate needs are being met, and all animals are being evaluated by a veterinarian and will receive appropriate care,” Rickey said. “This was a situation where the intake of unwanted animals was much higher than the number of animals being adopted, and it led to horrible living conditions. We are glad to be able to provide relief.”
Photograph courtesy In Defense of Animals
This is just another example of how we all need to be vigilant and pro-active in checking things out, noticing abuse of any kind, and reporting problems, abuse and questionable situations.
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I was chatting with a long time dog show friend this morning – we have known each other for YEARS. She knew of my Fera’s passing (she too has Rotties) and was tickled to death when she saw I had adopted Shannon – the little poodle “something” .
We were chatting and laughing as I relayed to her Shannon’s progress in the stress and anxiety department , her perfect “potty” record and how she is SO much at home here…
* has debeaded all my throw pillows
* chewed up an inkpen
* swiped my glasses off my nighstand (only half destroyed them)
* was just dragging a $45.00 bra into the livingroom to begin working on
ALL THIS WEEK!
Pat’s comment “isn’t it amazing what we NOW think is CUTE!!!!” LOL
YUP- I had to agree – she is adorable!!
Above, Deborah Turner, right, owner of Wheely Willy, gets a hug from Shirley Vaughan during a memorial service for the Long Beach Chihuahua who served as a symbol of hope and courage as he sped along using a wheeled cart for his paralyzed hind legs. Willy passed away on December 22, 2009. The Tuesday service at the Long Beach Animal Care was moved indoors because of the rain. Below, Wheely Willy at the Belmont Shore Christmas Parade back in 2004.
(Steven Georges / Press-Telegram)
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January 21st, 2010, 11:50 am by Samantha Gowen, Pet Tales editor
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has joined the Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti, a coalition created to address the needs of animals in Haiti following the country’s devastating earthquake, and has pledged an initial $25,000 to support ARCH’s relief efforts.
ARCH is headed by The International Fund for Animal Welfare and the World Society for the Protection of Animals. In addition to the ASPCA, ARCH consists of a number of animal welfare groups including the American Humane Association, Best Friends, The Humane Society of the United States, Kinship Circle and Humane Society International.
A team of animal responders is staging in the Dominican Republic awaiting access to Haiti to begin work. ARCH plans to deploy a mobile clinic with vaccines, antibiotics, bandages, food, and other supplies in anticipation of bringing direct aid to animals. There are an estimated 5 million head of livestock in Haiti, mostly goats, as well as a large stray dog population, an untold number of companion animals, and native wildlife– all affected by the earthquake.
To donate to the Haitian relief efforts visit any of these coalition sites:
Orange County residents also can help by participating in two fundraisers Saturday.
Animal lovers here in Orange County can help the pets of Haiti this weekend at a two-pronged fundraiser hosted by The Pet Rescue Center.
The nonprofit will host a bake sale and then a grooming and vaccine clinic, both set for Saturday (Jan. 23).
The Pet Rescue Center, which rescues animals at risk for euthanasia from local shelters, will hold a bake sale during its pet adoption, planned from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the PetSmart, 23602 El Toro Road, in Lake Forest.
After that event, the rescue group – coupled with Dr. Matthew Wheaton’s Alicia Pet Care Center, 25800 Jeronimo Road, Mission Viejo – will hold a doggie bath and vaccine clinic. The event goes from 3 to 5 p.m.
Proceeds from both events will go directly to provide relief to animals in Haiti.
Read more from Erika Ritchie: Local veterinarian reaches out to animals in Haiti
(The cutie-pie pup above, by the way, is waiting for a new home. He will be at an adoption event Saturday in Lake Forest.)
Source: January 20th, 2010, 4:31 pm by Samantha Gowen, Pet Tales editor – Orange County Register
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January 21st, 2010, 2:19 pm · posted by Samantha Gowen, Pet Tales editor
Adopt me: Click to read about Charles!
Ryan Drabek, the interim director at OCAC, shared this:
“Right now there are no planned evacuations for any of our cities, but we do have approximately 150 dog kennels and 150 cat kennels available should there be. We’ve also ensured coverings on all of our outdoor kennels and all of our boilers (these are what heat our outdoor kennels) are functioning well.”
The shelter staff has included some emergency information on their homepage: www.ocpetinfo.com.
For easy reading, we’ve included evacuation instructions below:
Animal evacuation information
If you are under voluntary evacuation orders, OC Animal Care recommends finding a boarding facility for your pets or you may bring them to OC Animal Care for free boarding until the incident is over. OC Animal Care is located at 561 The City Drive South, Orange. Those needing assistance due to physical constraints, please contact OC Animal Care at 714-935-6848.
If you are under mandatory evacuation orders, it is recommended that you bring your pets to OC Animal Care for free boarding until the incident is over. Those needing assistance due to physical constraints or if you are unable to get to your property to retrieve your pets, please contact OC Animal Care at 714-935-6848.
Horses and/or livestock evacuation
- Horse owners may evacuate their animals to the OC Fair and Event Center (OCFEC).
- Only large livestock and horses will be accepted (Smaller domestic pets such as cats and dogs should be sheltered at local veterinary clinics, animal hospitals or shelters. Contact OC Animal Care at 714-935-6848 for locations offering emergency shelter.)
- Only animals from areas under official evacuation orders (voluntary or mandatory) can be accepted for emergency shelter at OCFEC Contact OC Animal Care at 714-935-6848 for a list of alternate locations.
- Call 714-708-1588 to inform OCFEC Guest Relations Department how many animals are being dropped off prior to arrival.
- Enter Gate 8 from Arlington Drive.
- Animal owners must provide food, medication, supplies and any specific care instructions for their animals.
- Visiting and care hours for animal owners are from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily. Please call 714-708-1588 to make arrangements for deliveries and providing care outside of the regular hours (10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.).