RE: Animal Lovers Need Not Apply|

Bridget Dean

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An article appeared on  the huffington post just a few days ago. The title of the article read “Animal Lovers Need Not Apply” The post is based around an animal shelter where a cat managed to get stuck in a wall, and no one did anything about it, until the cat eventually died. Only then when the body was decomposing and smelling, was when staff cut open the wall and took out the body. Now I can not speak for this shelter, I do believe there are two sides to every story. I would like to hear this shelter side of the story. Maybe someday we will; maybe we won’t. However my thoughts on the story surrounding this cat, I do feel that for a staff that is supposed to be there to protect these animals and help them, clearly have lost compassion somewhere along the line, when you feel…

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Keeping A Common Toxin Away From Your Dog

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By Nan Talleno

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Xylitol, a sugar substitute found in a variety of sugar-free cookies, candies, puddings, baked goods, mints and chewing gum, has been proven to be highly toxic, even at times, fatal, to dogs. It’s also found in certain types of chewable vitamins and throat lozenges and even some brands of toothpaste. (This is a good reason to use pet toothpaste for your dog instead of toothpaste made for people.) But xylitol is most commonly used in a wide variety of popular sugar-free gums on the market today.

Please check the ingredients and keep away from your dog’s reach.

According to the Animal Poison Control Center of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the effects of xylitol ingestion in dogs are quick and the window of opportunity to aid is small. Within thirty minutes or less of a dog’s ingestion of just…

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They Need Your Help

Cheyenne and Cherie

Hiya Grunge Babies (and visitors), Cheyenne here. I’m taking a break from the usual fashion and beauty posts today to remind you guys of something very important. According to the humane society, “about 2.7 million healthy, adoptable cats and dogs—about one every 11 seconds—are put down in U.S. shelters each year.” I understand that not everyone is looking for a pet or has the ability to adopt, but if you do, please find your best friend from a shelter. Pets are the best. and there are so many animals out there that are not being treated right, and you could change that. There are useful websites like http://www.petfinder.com/ that help you find the right animal for you in your area. Or you can always head down to your local shelter.

Another option, is fostering animals for your local shelters. This is an amazing opportunity that I will be taking advantage…

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Don’t Forget! YOU Can Make a Difference!

B G Thomas - writer

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All proceeds from pre-orders for “Hound Dog and Bean” through tonight at midnight (Eastern Standard Time) will be donated to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Make a difference!

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And here I am with the joy and light of my life, Sarah Jane.
She came to me through the Great Plain PSCA.
And I am so grateful!

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Namaste Everyone!
And have a happy New Year!
BG Thomas

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The Value of a Human Life vs. an Animal’s Life

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I was just watching a movie where the main good guy character dies, and it didn’t really bother me. This got me thinking. Why is it that more people are upset by an animal’s death in a movie than a human’s? Think about it. Let’s take an example from a pretty popular movie; I Am Legend (by the way, spoiler alert if you haven’t seen it). There was the scene with Will Smith holding his German Shepard in his arms and singing to it, as he had to kill it before it became a zombie. Then there was scene at the end where Will Smith blows up all the zombies and himself to save the girl.  During that movie both Will Smith’s dog and Will Smith die, but which character’s death upset you more? If you’ve seen the movie, I am willing to bet that most of you would choose the…

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Gov. Cuomo Signs Law Authorizing Tighter Regulations On Local Pet Dealers

CBS New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a new law authorizing municipalities across the state to set tighter regulations on pet dealers.

According to the governor’s office, local ordinances must be at least as stringent as state law and must not result in banning sales of dogs and cats raised safely.

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Enforcement will be up to the town, village, city or county that enacts the more restrictive measure.

The state Department of Agriculture and Markets will still enforce state laws for animal care by dealers.

The ASPCA says the effect is to repeal provisions in state law that prevented local governments from regulating pet dealers and shops.

Suffolk County SPCA Chief Roy Gross spoke with WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall about rescuing dogs from a puppy mill.

“I recall…

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