Pet Animals – Joli Jaunter http://jolijaunter.com/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 14:43:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://jolijaunter.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-1-150x150.png Pet Animals – Joli Jaunter http://jolijaunter.com/ 32 32 City handles animal control as new shelter opens in Fresno CA https://jolijaunter.com/city-handles-animal-control-as-new-shelter-opens-in-fresno-ca/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 13:35:08 +0000 https://jolijaunter.com/city-handles-animal-control-as-new-shelter-opens-in-fresno-ca/ Construction of a new state-of-the-art animal shelter in Fresno is set to be completed later this year, and city leaders have new plans for animal control services that they hope will better tackle the problem of stray animals in the city. Fresno Mayor Jerry Dyer and council members Garry Bredefeld, Luis Chavez and Mike Karbassi […]]]>

Construction of a new state-of-the-art animal shelter in Fresno is set to be completed later this year, and city leaders have new plans for animal control services that they hope will better tackle the problem of stray animals in the city.

Fresno Mayor Jerry Dyer and council members Garry Bredefeld, Luis Chavez and Mike Karbassi accepted a $25,000 donation from Kashian Enterprises this week, which will help support ongoing operations at the new shelter.

The $20 million facility will include four buildings and support the care of 10,000 to 15,000 animals per year. The facility will include space for animal care services, adoptions and neutering surgeries in an effort to reduce euthanasia rates.

Construction is expected to be complete in April and the facility is expected to open and be fully operational by July.

The completion and opening of the animal shelter will also mark a shift in how the agency provides animal control services in Fresno.

For years, the Central California SPCA has provided animal control services for the city of Fresno. But Fresno city officials have long complained that the contract price is too high for the quality of services.

At Thursday’s city council meeting, Bredefeld asked if the city would continue its partnership with the SPCA once the shelter opens.

City Manager Thomas Esqueda said the city will extend its contract with the SPCA for a few months, but in the meantime the city will purchase the trucks and hire 57 employees to provide animal control services. The SPCA will deliver stray animals to the new shelter until the city is ready to resume services.

The change in services will signal the first time in decades that the city has directly provided animal control services rather than contracting out those services.

“I think this is something that all of us and all of the citizens of Fresno are going to be very happy about, very proud of and we can be very happy with what the future holds for the rescue operations of all the animals that have need these services in the city of Fresno,” Bredefeld said.

This story was originally published January 14, 2022 5:00 a.m.

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Brianna Calix covers Fresno City Hall for The Bee, where she strives to hold officials accountable and shine a light on issues that deeply affect residents’ lives. She previously worked for The Bee’s sister newspaper, the Merced Sun-Star, and earned her bachelor’s degree from Fresno State.

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Despite the rule, no pet shops in Delhi are registered with the state animal welfare board | Latest Delhi News https://jolijaunter.com/despite-the-rule-no-pet-shops-in-delhi-are-registered-with-the-state-animal-welfare-board-latest-delhi-news/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 18:06:49 +0000 https://jolijaunter.com/despite-the-rule-no-pet-shops-in-delhi-are-registered-with-the-state-animal-welfare-board-latest-delhi-news/ New Delhi: More than three years after notification of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Pet Shop) Rules, 2018 requiring pet shops in Delhi and other states to register with the State Animal Welfare Board (SAWB), no Only one pet store in Delhi has registered so far, according to a response from the State’s Department of […]]]>

New Delhi: More than three years after notification of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Pet Shop) Rules, 2018 requiring pet shops in Delhi and other states to register with the State Animal Welfare Board (SAWB), no Only one pet store in Delhi has registered so far, according to a response from the State’s Department of Animal Husbandry’s Right to Know (RTI). A department official told HT that they have already started working on registering pet stores.

Aiming to make the city’s pet store trade more accountable, rules under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Pet Store) Rules 2018 also require stores to keep records of the different animal species they have, their purchase and their sale; details of veterinary checks; and other criteria to ensure decent living conditions for captive animals.

A three-month inspection – from October to December last year – of more than 30 pet shops in Delhi by a team of Ahimsa Fellowship volunteers, organized by a group of animal welfare NGOs, also revealed a number of violations in pet shops, ranging from the sale of animals prohibited under the Wildlife Protection Act 1972, cramped cages, lack of temperature control systems and lack of separate quarantine areas for injured or sick animals, among others.

Lack of data on Delhi’s pet shops had become an issue during the pandemic, when the March 2020 lockdown forced many people to abruptly close their shops, leaving birds and animals locked inside. The Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) had subsequently issued instructions in April, asking SAWBs to evacuate animals stuck in pet shops with the help of the local administration, but the lack of data on these stores posed a problem.

An RTI filed by the Fellowship – HT has a copy of it – in November 2021 shows nothing has changed a year later, with the Delhi Livestock Department – ​​under which SAWB falls – saying it has no trace of a pet store in the city. Sunayna Sibal, an Ahimsa fellow who filed the RTI and also participated in the inspection, said the pet shops are technically operating “illegally” and violating several standards in the process.

“Ninety-five percent of pet stores had cages that were too small for the bird or animal they housed. There were no exhausts or temperature control systems in most stores which made the situation uncomfortable for these animals and no pet store had a separate quarantine area for sick or sick animals . We also found stores displaying animals outside, leaving them exposed to the elements,” said Sibal, saying he discovered at least seven species banned for sale under the Wildlife Protection Act in these stores. .

“These included the Indian star tortoise, scaly-breasted munias, quails, lesser wigeon ducks, parakeets, gray francolins and Indian silverbills, among others. An inspection by the SAWB reportedly led to the seizure of these animals and when the store closes, but the lack of accountability results in these animals being sold openly,” she added.

Asher Jesudoss, who was also part of the inspection, said that since no sale and purchase trails were maintained by pet stores, it was difficult to determine how the animals were purchased. “The rules make it mandatory to keep records of sales and purchases, to prevent forced breeding and illegal acquisition of animals. We are unable to verify this currently,” he said.

Ahimsa member Akshita Kukreja said they shared a report on the inspection with Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Dev on December 28, 2021 but have yet to receive a response. “Another RTI will be filed soon as to whether action has been taken or not,” Kukreja said.

Emphasizing that every registration of a pet store will fetch the government ??5,000, Gauri Maulekhi, administrator of People for Animals (PFA), said compulsory registration is one that will also benefit the national treasury. Maulekhi estimated that there are more than 500 pet shops in the capital.

“The pet trade is a multi-crore business that was completely unregulated until 2018. Now the new rules call for each of these businesses to pay a registration fee to the state government, complies with imposed conditions and provides receipts to customers. Keeping several species in dirty and crowded spaces is not only cruelty to animals, but also a danger to public health,” said Maulekhi, adding that despite several appeals over the past few years, the development department of Delhi had not acted.

An official from the state Department of Animal Husbandry, on condition of anonymity, told HT that the department has data on around 150 pet shops in Delhi. “So far, we have only received two applications for registration. Advertisements and notices have been posted in the past asking pet stores to register with us, but a new campaign will be launched soon to ensure the same,” the official said, adding that officers at the district level were also asked to prepare a database of pet shops under their jurisdiction.

“This will ensure that there is no cruelty in the Delhi pet shops. We will not impose an immediate fine on any shop and a little more time will be given to them to register, otherwise the shop will be sealed,” the official added.

In the meantime, the development department has not responded to HT’s questions.

“Not an easy process”

Pet store owners, when contacted, said the lack of transparency in the registration process made it difficult for most to complete the process. “A number of owners have tried to register through the website, but the state animal care board website does not work most of the time. They also don’t have a physical office currently, which makes them difficult to approach,” said Pawan Garg, owner of Bittoo Pet Shop in the Safdarjung enclave.

Lakshay Kumar, owner of the Fancy Fish Aquarium and Pet Shop in Rohini, also supported mandatory registrations. “There is no clarity on the registration process, but all pet shops want to be registered,” he said.

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Fargo animal shelter struggles to find pet homes, hopes to avoid euthanasia – InForum https://jolijaunter.com/fargo-animal-shelter-struggles-to-find-pet-homes-hopes-to-avoid-euthanasia-inforum/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 02:21:00 +0000 https://jolijaunter.com/fargo-animal-shelter-struggles-to-find-pet-homes-hopes-to-avoid-euthanasia-inforum/ FARGO – Close your collection of tea cups and get out of your La-Z-Boy, folks. Ninja is in the house.He’s got 60 pounds of bulldozer and crowd personality, all wrapped up in a muscular pit lab body finished with a nice lumpy head on one end and a whiplash tail that could hit Sheetrock on […]]]>

FARGO – Close your collection of tea cups and get out of your La-Z-Boy, folks.
Ninja is in the house.
He’s got 60 pounds of bulldozer and crowd personality, all wrapped up in a muscular pit lab body finished with a nice lumpy head on one end and a whiplash tail that could hit Sheetrock on the other.
He’s here, he’s there, he’s everywhere – charming for a minute the women who work the front desk at Homeward Animal Shelter, sniffing his impressive schnozzle along the shelves for hidden treats.
He will remain seated if directed, but only for a while until he finds something more interesting to do. Part jubilant toddler, part budding wingman, he loves dogs and people of all sizes. He’s the kind of exuberant, big-hearted mutt who needs someone strong, active, and good-natured enough to appreciate his goofy charm.

Ninja, a Lab-pitbull crossbreed who spent 100 days at Homeward Animal Shelter, becomes mesmerized by a photo of a dog hanging in the reception area of ​​the shelter and jumps to see if it’s real.

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Sadly, Ninja has spent the last 100 days at Homeward, where he has been repeatedly ignored by people looking for smaller, fluffier, low shedding dogs.
And he is far from alone. Another dog, Chiko, has been here even longer. And Sissy, a bright red pit bull mix with a sweet temper, has been around for 115 days.
In fact, the Homeward Animal Shelter is so full that unused offices and hallways have been converted into a temporary dog ​​and cat kennel, says Heather Clyde, Homeward’s director of operations.
At the same time last year, the shelter had 96 animals either in foster homes or at the shelter. This year, that number jumped to 174.
“The past six months have been tough. It’s not just that the pounds have more animals, but the animals aren’t adopted as quickly,” says Clyde, sitting in the office she shares with the kennel for. a sweet ginger lab mix. , Ellie Mae.
Ellie Mae already has an adoptive family who want her, but she has been exceptionally lucky. Homeward and Fargo Animal Pound are so maxed out that Clyde fears he may eventually have to consider euthanasia.
That would be tragic, Clyde says, as the Fargo pound and local rescues have worked to dramatically reduce euthanasia over the past 15 years.
So much so that no adoptable dog has been euthanized at local pounds since 2009 and no adoptable cat has been slaughtered since 2012, Clyde says.
When Clyde started working with Homeward in 2007, the Pound euthanized 120 dogs and 775 cats that year. In the past year, only 10 dogs and 35 cats had to be euthanized – and that was only due to serious aggression issues or massive injuries.
The reduction is the result of an increase in the number of local rescues as well as a great collaboration between the rescues and the town pound, Clyde says.
So what is causing the sudden increase in the number of homeless animals?
More recently, the North Dakotas – like the rest of the United States – have enthusiastically plunged into a “puppy demise” as housebound workers began adopting and purchasing cats and dogs in record numbers like furry office mates.
Meanwhile, Homeward, like many rescues, could barely meet demand.
But, as more telecommuters were called back to the office, some of these pandemic puppies struggled to transition from a 24/7 family to an absent family eight hours a day.
“You can tell which ones have been pandemic puppies because these are the dogs that have a lot of anxiety,” Clyde explains. “And then their separation anxiety becomes destructive, so we see a lot of dogs around a year old or a year and a half old that have behavioral issues.”
The pandemic has also contributed to the increase in the homeless pet population in other ways. Some families weren’t able to get their pets to the vet for treatment, so they found themselves swarming with kittens or puppies.

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Sissy, a sweet mix of pit bull, patiently sits in a chair for her treat, which she then gently takes from the hand of Emma Smith, an adoption counselor at the Homeward Animal Shelter in Fargo. COO Heather Clyde watches.

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And in some cases, COVID has triggered a change in employment, housing or financial health, which has made it more difficult for people to keep their pets.
People are also slower to adopt certain breeds – including lab mixes, pit bull mixes, shepherd breeds and huskies, she says. This is in part because of unfair assumptions about these breeds, but also because some of these breeds may need more exercise or a more experienced owner.
Recently, Clyde posted an appeal on the shelter’s Facebook page asking more foster families and adopters to come forward.
The response has been phenomenal, resulting in over 1,700 actions. Since then, many more families have applied to become foster families and several people have expressed an interest in adopting.
Several boarding schools have also offered to accommodate dogs.
Clyde says the Fargo Pound is also working with Homeward to keep the animals longer until more space can be found.
“They work with us because they also don’t want the animals to be euthanized because of the lack of space. But if we are desperate and can’t find something, what do you do? must give in. ”
Interested in fostering, adopting or donating? Email info@homewardonline.org or call 701-239-0077.

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Heather Clyde cradles a shy newcomer, Keiko, who is socialized until she is ready to be adopted at the Homeward Animal Shelter in Fargo.

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Groups brave freezing temperatures in search of missing pets in Marshall Fire https://jolijaunter.com/groups-brave-freezing-temperatures-in-search-of-missing-pets-in-marshall-fire/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 04:56:54 +0000 https://jolijaunter.com/groups-brave-freezing-temperatures-in-search-of-missing-pets-in-marshall-fire/ BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) – It has been a week since a fire ravaged Boulder County and residents are still desperate for their pets. However, freezing temperatures and inches of snow did not stop local organizations and volunteers. They still have boots on the ground, searching for any missing animals in the remains of the […]]]>

BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) – It has been a week since a fire ravaged Boulder County and residents are still desperate for their pets.

However, freezing temperatures and inches of snow did not stop local organizations and volunteers. They still have boots on the ground, searching for any missing animals in the remains of the Marshall fire.

Seven long days have passed since flames roared and ravaged houses now covered in snow. Cats, dogs and other animals are still missing, and pet owners are taking to social media to try and locate their furry friends.

Groups work to find lost animals

Many public Facebook pages have been created, including BLost and found pets, where residents post photos and descriptions of their animals, hoping it will lead to a happy ending.

Organizations like Soul Dog Rescue are mobilizing to help those who need it. Volunteer Betsy Wagner says their priority right now is to find lost cats, and successfully find one already.

“A lot of people just hoped their animals could escape,” Wagner said. “We’ve been on the ground since it’s safe. The animals are really tough, so we keep our fingers crossed. I know all of the owners, but the reality is cold temperatures don’t help.

The freezing temperatures are not, but the snow helps in the search somewhat. Wagner says the white powder allows volunteers to track and visibly see animal tracks. She adds that they saw deer, coyote, rabbit and cat tracks.

How groups search for pets

On Thursday, Wagner showed FOX31 how they search for lost cats in the Spanish Hills neighborhood.

The organization traveled to the burn area to set up hunting cameras and safe animal traps. The traps are covered with blankets to keep cats warm, and small amounts of food line the cage to lure them inside. Wagner says they frequently check traps under these conditions.

The Humane Society of Boulder Valley is the official center for animals missing in the Marshall fire. CEO Jan McHugh-Smith advises those still searching for their pets to file a “lost animal report”To hopefully be reunited.

“We have taken in animals that have been lost or need a place to stay if their family is evacuated,” said McHugh-Smith. “Unfortunately, this fire has been so rapid that people have not had a chance to take their animals out and it is devastating for these families and our hearts go out to them.”

The CEO shared good news with FOX31 that the company has taken in 50 animals since last week and that on Thursday evening 40 of them were reunited with their owners. File a lost animal report here.


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Longmont and Boulder offer free pet boarding and fire assistance https://jolijaunter.com/longmont-and-boulder-offer-free-pet-boarding-and-fire-assistance/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 03:50:45 +0000 https://jolijaunter.com/longmont-and-boulder-offer-free-pet-boarding-and-fire-assistance/ Boulder County agencies want to help people take care of or locate their pets in the wake of the Marshall and Middle Fork fires, which erupted late last week in the dying days of 2021. The Humane Society of Boulder Valley and the Longmont Humane Society provide free pet boarding, food and supplies, and assistance […]]]>

Boulder County agencies want to help people take care of or locate their pets in the wake of the Marshall and Middle Fork fires, which erupted late last week in the dying days of 2021.

The Humane Society of Boulder Valley and the Longmont Humane Society provide free pet boarding, food and supplies, and assistance in locating a lost animal. In addition, Destination Pet, a pet services company based in Boulder County, will collect donations for distribution and offer pet boarding at three of its locations.

Free pet boarding options

At the Humane Society of Boulder Valley, families who need temporary shelter for their dog, cat or small animal can bring them to the Humane Society from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and Monday and from 1 p.m. at 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2323 55th St. in Boulder, according to a press release from the Humane Society.

“Our hearts go out to the families who have lost their beloved pets, and we want our community to know that we are there for them as an essential pet resource,” said Jennifer Fine, spokesperson for the Boulder Humane Society in the news release.

The Longmont Humane Society also offers safe and secure accommodation for pets free of charge. According to the website, people should call the Humane Society at 303-772-1232 or info@longmonthumane.org for help. The Longmont Humane Society is open from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and Monday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday to Sunday at 9595 Nelson Road.

As of Monday, Destination Pet said in a press release that people can call three of its locations to inquire about free boarding services.

  • You can reach The Dog Spot & The Cat Pad, 3640 Walnut St. in Boulder at 720-782-6669 or spot@dogspotboulder.com.
  • Church Ranch Veterinarian, 8308 Church Ranch Blvd. in Westminster can be contacted at 303-732-5754 or info@churchranchvet.com.
  • The Divine Canine, 2103 Colo. 42 in Louisville at 303-997-3990 or frontdesk@divinecanine.com.

Large animals can be taken to the Jefferson County Fairgrounds at 15200 W. 6th Ave. in Golden.

The Longmont and Boulder Aid Societies both have pet pantries. People are welcome to come and collect supplies.

How to report a missing or found pet

Those who have gone missing or have found a pet are urged to file a report with the Humane Society of Longmont and Boulder.

People with lost or found pets should file a report with the Humane Society of Boulder Valley: boulderhumane.org/lost-and-found/ and the Longmont Humane Society at https://bit.ly/3eQ1OIY. The Longmont and Boulder Humanitarian Society keeps up-to-date records of lost and found pets to help owners reunite. People with missing pets should also complete an “Animal Rescue Request Form” from the Boulder Emergency Management Office at https://bit.ly/3EOxHMx.

The Humane Society of Boulder Valley said people who find injured animals can go to the Humane Society’s veterinary clinic for medical attention.

How to help

The Humane Society of Boulder Valley said in the statement that the best way for people to help is to donate to its Emergency Safety Net Fund, which can be viewed online at https://bit.ly/3mSCypS. The fund helps support the shelter in its efforts to provide emergency boarding and free pet food and supplies to families in need.

The Boulder Humane Society pointed out that the shelter currently has all the necessary pet food and supplies. The shelter also does not need volunteers or foster homes, the statement said.

Destination Pet said in the statement that it will collect pet supplies from all three pickup locations.


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Heartland harbors displaced pets in the wake of the Mayfield tornado https://jolijaunter.com/heartland-harbors-displaced-pets-in-the-wake-of-the-mayfield-tornado/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 04:38:00 +0000 https://jolijaunter.com/heartland-harbors-displaced-pets-in-the-wake-of-the-mayfield-tornado/ METROPOLIS, Ill. (KFVS) – A Heartland vet opens the doors of her hospital to house displaced animals affected by the Mayfield tornado, no questions asked. “I was thinking Oh my God, my cats! Tornado survivor Cheryl Johnston said. She is looking for a new home for two of her cats, Itty Bitty and Shadow, after […]]]>

METROPOLIS, Ill. (KFVS) – A Heartland vet opens the doors of her hospital to house displaced animals affected by the Mayfield tornado, no questions asked.

“I was thinking Oh my God, my cats! Tornado survivor Cheryl Johnston said.

She is looking for a new home for two of her cats, Itty Bitty and Shadow, after her home was damaged by the Mayfield tornado.

“I didn’t think the storm was going to be that bad,” said Johnston. “I was going to roll it over to my house. I pulled all the blankets and pillows off my bed, closed all the hallway doors, and just sat down to get out.

The two are not his only pets. Johnston has nine cats. Six of them are currently staying free at River’s Edge Veterinary Hospital in Metropolis.

She is still looking for her last three cats.

“The two black and white furs, I found them down the hill. They did it, they were terrified but they did it. The rest of the cats were in the house, ”said Johnston.

Owner and veterinarian Karla Cunningham said she got an idea from a friend to house pets displaced by storms.

“I was like ‘well we have room’. So we put it on our Facebook page and the word got out. We were just happy to do whatever we could to help, ”Cunningham said.

She said she had even more room available, especially as the temperature dropped.

“If they’re cold, if they’re wet and they don’t have a place to get out of a shelter, they could freeze to death,” Cunningham said.

Cunningham also encourages pet owners to chip their pets.

Johnston said she plans to bring her four other cats home with her once he’s safe to live.

“It was a huge relief for me, because I really didn’t know what I was going to do. The house was in no condition to leave them there, ”said Johnston.

She is now looking for a home to adopt the two cats together.

If you are interested in adopting Itty Bitty and Shadow, you can contact River’s Edge Veterinary Hospital at 618-524-7500.

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Yorkshire dog owners rave as New Year’s fireworks leave animals ‘petrified’ https://jolijaunter.com/yorkshire-dog-owners-rave-as-new-years-fireworks-leave-animals-petrified/ Sat, 01 Jan 2022 12:55:53 +0000 https://jolijaunter.com/yorkshire-dog-owners-rave-as-new-years-fireworks-leave-animals-petrified/ Devastated pet owners who watched their cats and dogs hide and curl up in terror as hundreds of fireworks exploded across Yorkshire struck those behind the ‘unnecessary’ displays. The Yorkshire skies were awash in color when we saw the back of 2021. People were on hand to watch 2022 arrive and, with it, hopefully find […]]]>

Devastated pet owners who watched their cats and dogs hide and curl up in terror as hundreds of fireworks exploded across Yorkshire struck those behind the ‘unnecessary’ displays.

The Yorkshire skies were awash in color when we saw the back of 2021.

People were on hand to watch 2022 arrive and, with it, hopefully find some optimism.

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However, the area’s pets started the year with a whimper rather than a bang as they hid during numerous fireworks displays.

Yorkshire Live asked pet owners on Facebook whether or not their furry friends had managed to cope with the noise, but as you might expect, many didn’t fare so well.

Lesley Govier replied, “We had fireworks in our area but it wasn’t even midnight, it was around 10:30 pm. One of my dogs hates them and runs around barking his head and getting angry. It’s so unnecessary.

Gladys Barraclough-Fairhouse added, “No. It’s the same every year. The bangers start weeks before and they continue day and night. My little doggie is petrified. I could handle one day in the year but it’s never ending.

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Alison Orange Stafford said the vet prescribed medication for her dog to combat the terror caused by the fireworks.

She wrote: “Even after the vets gave me diazepam, petrified, panting, running from room to room. Heartbreaking to see. Thunder jackets on – tried everything.

Sam Stevens took a different approach to showing his dogs that there was nothing to fear.

He said: “Mine were a little stressed but I put them on a leash to show them what it was about and they were fine at the end of it.”

Kevin Nuttall said: “My dog ​​is fine with the fireworks, just trying to bark the noise.”

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California Animal Shelters Inundated With “Pets” https://jolijaunter.com/california-animal-shelters-inundated-with-pets/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 22:06:38 +0000 https://jolijaunter.com/california-animal-shelters-inundated-with-pets/ SANTA CRUZ COUNTY“Animal shelters across California are currently seeing an influx of rabbits and other ‘pets’ surrender and being put up for adoption. Erika Smart, program and development manager at Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter (SCCAS), says the increase in the number of rabbits, guinea pigs, gerbils and other small animals has continued over the […]]]>

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY“Animal shelters across California are currently seeing an influx of rabbits and other ‘pets’ surrender and being put up for adoption.

Erika Smart, program and development manager at Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter (SCCAS), says the increase in the number of rabbits, guinea pigs, gerbils and other small animals has continued over the years. last two months. Usually, when at full capacity, the shelter sends requests to its placement partners to find space at another facility.

But now they are out of luck.

“Everyone is going through the exact same thing,” said Smart. “It’s a statewide problem.”

There are many reasons the surge could be happening, Smart said. One of them could be that people adopt these animals without realizing how much work they actually represent. They see them as “starter pets” that don’t need a lot of attention.

But despite their size, these tiny creatures require a lot of socialization, exercise, cleaning, grooming, and feeding.

“It’s a living thing,” said Smart. “This is not a toy or a stuffed animal, it is a real living creature that requires a lot of care. I want to have one. They are so adorable. But in reality, there is so much extra work you have to do.

If anyone is considering having a pet, Smart said, they should do their research ahead of time. Here are some questions to ask yourself before adopting: How much time do they have to walk and clean them? Will they be left alone, and who will watch them when they travel? What if their next owner doesn’t allow pets?

“You might think you want a cute, fluffy lion-headed bunny or maybe this Siberian Husky,” she said, “But you have to make sure you know what you’re getting yourself into.”

The SCCAS is an “open door” shelter, which means they accept pets no matter what. This has recently led to a large number of surrenders outside the county, particularly in the San Jose area. Owners who cannot keep their pets are put on waiting lists and charged a fee to go. Instead, they’re coming to Santa Cruz, Smart said.

“It’s often an urgent decision, as if their owner is threatening to evict them,” said Smart. “So they don’t have the time or money to get to their local shelter.

With the ongoing flooding, the SCCAS is running out of space, housing more rabbits than it can care for. Making sure every animal gets the right attention every day has been a challenge.

“We can give them food and water,” said Smart, “but we want them to live enriched lives. Get out and play, socialize, not just confined in a 24/7 kennel. .

The placement helped, Smart said. Families can register to accommodate an animal for an extended period until it is ready for adoption. It has helped the shelter during the busy kitten season every year, and it has helped them now, to some extent.

“Foster care is very helpful when we are so full,” she said.

The shelter is currently offering a special adoption. Rabbits and other pets are just $ 22, including spay / neuter, microchip, vaccines, and a small transporter. Staff can also provide advice to new owners on animal care.

On January 15th from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., SCCAS will be hosting the Winter Wonderland Rabbit Tea Party at its main hideaway in Santa Cruz (1001 Rodriguez St.). . Everyone is welcome, even if they cannot adopt yet.

“We just want to promote the rabbits,” said Smart. “Even though people don’t intend to adopt, they still help spread the word. Post some cute photos from the event, maybe someone will see them and want to adopt.

SCCAS is in the middle of its annual Santa Cruz Gives campaign. Funds raised will help support their campus expansion, now in its first phase, with the purchase of furniture, cat trees, sterilization clinic equipment and more. For more information, visit scgives.org and sccas.org.


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Animals Seeking Forever Homes – The Daily Reporter https://jolijaunter.com/animals-seeking-forever-homes-the-daily-reporter/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 06:01:00 +0000 https://jolijaunter.com/animals-seeking-forever-homes-the-daily-reporter/ Luigi Submitted photo The following animals are available for adoption at Greenfield Hancock Animal Management, 2195 WUS 40, Greenfield. Animals receive the first vaccines upon arrival at the facility, and the cost of rabies vaccines and sterilization / sterilization procedures are also covered. For more information, call 317-477-4367. Kennel Manager Megan Manship tells us a […]]]>

The following animals are available for adoption at Greenfield Hancock Animal Management, 2195 WUS 40, Greenfield. Animals receive the first vaccines upon arrival at the facility, and the cost of rabies vaccines and sterilization / sterilization procedures are also covered. For more information, call 317-477-4367. Kennel Manager Megan Manship tells us a bit more about each pet.

“Noah is a 4 year old long haired cat who has come to us as a stray. He is very friendly and up to date with his vaccines and already neutered. It would make a great companion for any type of home.

“Mario is a German Shepherd of about 4 years old. He is fairly active and will need a home with a family that can manage his energy levels until he learns basic commands and obedience. He’s a smart dog, he just needs someone who will work with him and make him the best dog he can be!

“Luigi is a 3 year old Great Dane. He’s a pretty well-behaved boy! He gets along well with other dogs, and he’s really big! He weighs around 100 pounds. He would love a fenced yard in which to let off steam and play.

“Ribbon is a 4 year old short haired brown tabby cat. It was delivered to us because its previous owner was allergic to it. She’s more of a sassy type of cat who enjoys being petted and loved whenever she wants. She would love nothing more than to be the queen of the castle! She is a beautiful cat.


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Winner in Integrative Medicine Curtis Wells Dewey, DVM, MS, DACVIM (neurology), DACVS, CTCVMP, CCRP https://jolijaunter.com/winner-in-integrative-medicine-curtis-wells-dewey-dvm-ms-dacvim-neurology-dacvs-ctcvmp-ccrp/ Mon, 27 Dec 2021 06:06:36 +0000 https://jolijaunter.com/winner-in-integrative-medicine-curtis-wells-dewey-dvm-ms-dacvim-neurology-dacvs-ctcvmp-ccrp/ Veterinary professionals nominated and chosen by their peers exemplify leadership and success in improving patient outcomes. dvm360®, the # 1 multimedia platform for the veterinary industry, announced the 8 winners of its first Veterinary Heroes ™ recognition program on November 16, 2021, including Curtis Wells Dewey, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology), DACVS, CTCVMP, CCRP. The inductees […]]]>

Veterinary professionals nominated and chosen by their peers exemplify leadership and success in improving patient outcomes.

dvm360®, the # 1 multimedia platform for the veterinary industry, announced the 8 winners of its first Veterinary Heroes ™ recognition program on November 16, 2021, including Curtis Wells Dewey, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology), DACVS, CTCVMP, CCRP. The inductees were honored at a celebratory gala at Fetch, a dvm360® conference, December 1, 2021, at the San Diego Convention Center in California.

The Veterinary Heroes ™ program honors individuals who have achieved significant success in veterinary medicine. Veterinary leaders are nominated by their peers for their outstanding achievements in improving patient outcomes. A panel of distinguished judges from the dvm360® The advisory board chose 1 winner in each category who made a measurable difference.

Veterinary heroesMT The program is sponsored by Nationwide, Merck, Zoetis, Clevor®, Blue Buffalo, NorthStar VETS and MedVet.

The winners of the 2021 Veterinary Heroes ™ program are presented in an 8-part series. Part 5 focuses on Integrative Medicine Laureate Curtis Wells Dewey, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology), DACVS, CTCVMP, CCRP.

Dewey is President of Elemental Pet Vets and a champion of integrative medicine. His team at Elemental Pet Vets focuses on rehabilitation, herbal treatments, acupuncture, and other modalities of traditional Chinese veterinary therapy, including acupuncture, herbal medicine, food therapy, and Tui massage therapy. N / A.

Dewey comes from a medical family and has always been interested in the field. Drawn to animals from an early age, he said he believes becoming a vet is the best way to combine these passions.

“Which gets me out of bed every morning and keeps me going [is helping] my patients and their families; Despite the rigors of veterinary medicine, helping patients feel better is worth it, ”Dewey said.

In addition to his clinical work, Dewey is co-author of the Clinician’s Guide to Canine Acupuncture, a comprehensive integration manual with extensive illustrations and color photographs, with Huisheng (Shen) Xie, DVM, PhD, founder and president of the ‘Chi University.

Dewey helped develop the CogniCaps formula because he wanted to create a multi-ingredient supplement that combined conventional Western nutraceuticals with Chinese herbs.

“There was nothing like it on the market, so I was prescribing several individual canine cognitive dysfunction supplements for years,” Dewey said. company, Dr. Fossum’s Pet Care.

Dewey credits his wife, Janette, with being the “mastermind” behind Elemental Pet Vets and their “dream team” of staff and colleagues who make it all happen.

Dewey said his reaction to being named a veterinarian hero was a mixture of surprise and glee.

“This award is particularly significant for me. I got involved in integrative medicine quite late in my veterinary career path, but I have put all my heart and soul into making a positive impact in this area. To be recognized by my peers as a leader in integrative veterinary medicine is a great honor, ”he said.


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