MISSISSIPPI rescue saves more than 170 animals

October 30, 2014

Local and national groups rescue dogs, other animals from two suspected
puppy mills

Approximately 171 dogs, puppies and other animals were rescued from two
suspected Alcorn County, Mississippi, puppy mills. The animals were being
sold at a flea market in Tupelo and the Alcorn-Corinth Animal Shelter became
concerned about the welfare of the animals after receiving multiple
complaints.

Alcorn-Corinth Animal Shelter and the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Department
served warrants on the properties and found nearly 123 dogs and puppies.
They were living in deplorable conditions in raised wire cages, with no
access to clean water or food. Many of the animals were underweight and were
suffering from a multitude of untreated medical conditions, including
dental, eye, ear and skin problems. Two deceased dogs were found….

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…This rescue was made possible in part because of the generosity of
Louis Dorfman, a dedicated constituent, advocate and supporter of The
HSUS. PetSmart Charities is providing the necessary food, supplies and
enrichment items for the dogs.

The HSUS has established a reward program to offer up to $5,000 to
anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of
a puppy mill operator for animal cruelty. Persons wishing to report a
valid tip are encouraged to call 1-877-MILL-TIP and will remain
anonymous….

 

HSUS posted their 2014 animal protection voter guide

October 30, 2014

WOW………………………They did our homework for us. If your rep or
senator is on this list you know what to do. Get out and vote Nov 4th and
make your voice heard.

Please cross post.

HSUS: 2014 Animal Protection Voter Guide

http://www.hslf.org/our-work/elections/

2014 Animal Protection Voter Guide

Animals win when humane leaders win. So be sure to vote November 4, or
earlier if your state allows it! VOTER REGISTRATION || EARLY VOTING

Then use this quick and easy guide to identify HSLF-endorsed candidates and
see how to vote pro-animal on important measures that may be up for a vote
in your state. All the candidates below received our endorsement; those in
red include links to more information about their record on animal issues.

For an in-depth look at how candidates have voted on animal issues, check
out our Humane Scorecard….

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October 29, 2014
Mississippi Rescue Saves More than 170 Animals

Local and national groups rescue dogs, other animals from two suspected
puppy mills

Approximately 171 dogs, puppies and other animals were rescued from two
suspected Alcorn County, Mississippi, puppy mills. The animals were being
sold at a flea market in Tupelo and the Alcorn-Corinth Animal Shelter became
concerned about the welfare of the animals after receiving multiple
complaints.

Alcorn-Corinth Animal Shelter and the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Department
served warrants on the properties and found nearly 123 dogs and puppies.
They were living in deplorable conditions in raised wire cages, with no
access to clean water or food. Many of the animals were underweight and were
suffering from a multitude of untreated medical conditions, including
dental, eye, ear and skin problems. Two deceased dogs were found….

…This rescue was made possible in part because of the generosity of
Louis Dorfman, a dedicated constituent, advocate and supporter of The
HSUS. PetSmart Charities is providing the necessary food, supplies and
enrichment items for the dogs.

The HSUS has established a reward program to offer up to $5,000 to
anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of
a puppy mill operator for animal cruelty. Persons wishing to report a
valid tip are encouraged to call 1-877-MILL-TIP and will remain
anonymous….

 

Become a cat whisperer

October 29, 2014

Become a cat whisperer

Many people take the wrong approach when trying to connect with their pet cats, veterinarian Tony Buffington of The Ohio State University says. Dr. Buffington, who studies a painful inflammatory bladder condition of cats called interstitial cystitis, thinks that condition and other chronic ailments could be related to stress. However, simple steps can alleviate stress in the animal while developing interactions that satisfy the owner. Wired.com (10/27)

Podcast: Creating a cat-friendly home

October 29, 2014

Podcast: Creating a cat-friendly home “It’s tough being a cat.” So says Dr. Tony Buffington, professor at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and author of the e-book “Cat Mastery.” In this AVMA Animal Tracks podcast, Dr. Buffington says that when we don’t know who our cats are and don’t create an environment that meets their needs, our cats can suffer, mentally and physically. But by understanding our cats, their needs and how the world looks to them, we can help them live happy, healthy lives in our homes. Listen to the podcast.

Nestle Purina rolls out custom dog diets

October 29, 2014

Nestle Purina rolls out custom dog diets Nestle Purina has created a platform that owners can use to create customized dog food. Using an online portal, owners enter information about their animal, such as size, breed and health data, and the company will create and ship a personalized product. Nestle Purina is considering a customized diet option for cats as well. Time.com (10/28)

TEXAS veterinarian license suspended for 5 years

 

October 28, 2014

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Lucky kitten survives ride in car’s engine

October 28, 2014

Lucky kitten survives ride in car’s engine A kitten is lucky to be alive after taking a ride in a car’s engine, which caused severe burns over much of his body. Veterinarian Steve Fernandez with Metropolitan Veterinary Associates in Pennsylvania treated the cat and says he was “making little biscuits” with his paws despite the severity of his injuries. WTXF-TV (Philadelphia) (10/24)

 

Owners continue to spend big on premium pet food

October 28, 2014

Owners continue to spend big on premium pet food Packaged Facts predicts U.S. pet owners will spend $33 billion on pet food by 2018. Pet food spending last year totaled $28 billion, with growth mostly driven by feed, online and pet specialty food sales. Premium pet food consumption has increased, but dog owners tend to spend more on this category than cat owners, and dog owners are also more likely to turn to treats marketed to promote wellness. GroceryHeadquarters.com (10/27)

Why rabies occurs so often in cats

October 27, 2014

Why rabies occurs so often in cats There are three times as many reported cases of rabies in U.S. cats as in dogs, writes veterinarian David Gross, who argues that cat owners who don’t provide routine veterinary care including vaccination are part of the problem. According to the AVMA, as many as 37% of cat owners in the U.S. do not seek routine veterinary care for their felines. MyEdmondsNews.com (Wash.) (10/23)