Saturday, May 23, 2015

ASPCA assists with removal of dogs from Florida dog fighting ring

Via - At the request of the Walton County Sheriff’s Office, the ASPCA assisted with evidence collection and the removal of seven dogs seized Wednesday morning from a property in Walton County, Fla. where animals were allegedly housed and fought. The remains of deceased dogs were also discovered on the property.

After a search warrant was executed Wednesday morning, Terrell Bramlet of Freeport and live-in girlfriend Kelsi Greene were detained by the Walton County Sheriff’s Office.

Bramlet is charged with a felony count of dog fighting, felony animal cruelty, in addition to possession of a controlled substance, cultivation, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Weapons and dog fighting paraphernalia, including training devices and wound treatment were found on the property, along with drugs such as crack cocaine and marijuana.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

American Humane Association offers safety tips for National Dog Bite Prevention Week

Via PRNewswire - Every year more than 4.5 million Americans, more than half of them children, are bitten by dogs. As part of the National Dog Bite Prevention Week coalition, American Humane Association encourages adults to teach children how to avoid dog bites and learn the importance of pet owner responsibility.

"For thousands of years, dogs have been our best friends, providing love, comfort and protection," says Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of American Humane Association. "In turn, we must be their best friends and protect all those around us – ourselves, our children, and our dogs – from the dangers and consequences of dog bites through good prevention strategies."

"The majority of emergency room treatments for dog bites involve children," says Dr. Kwane Stewart, chief veterinary officer at American Humane Association. "Studies have also shown that the greatest percentage of dog-bite fatalities occurred among children and unsupervised newborns."

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Purina Cat Chow honors Shelter Volunteer of the Year

Via PRNewswire - For more than 10 years, Liz Taranda has volunteered thousands of hours toward helping cats at the Clifton Animal Shelter feel comfortable while staying at the shelter and find forever homes.

In honor of her dedication, Purina Cat Chow is proud to announce that Taranda has been selected as its first-ever Shelter Volunteer of the Year Contest winner.

The Purina Cat Chow Shelter Volunteer of the Year Contest recognized and thanked the volunteers who tirelessly care for cats as they await their forever homes and work to make their temporary shelter homes gentler, less stressful places.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Voting now open for 2015 American Hero Vet and Vet Tech Awards

American Humane Association is pleased to announce that voting is now open in the second annual American Humane Association Hero Veterinarian and Hero Veterinary Technician Awards, sponsored by Zoetis.

Following the review of hundreds of nominations, a blue-ribbon judging panel of celebrities, veterinary professionals, and animal care professionals has selected 10 of the country’s top veterinarians and veterinary technicians as finalists.

Pet owners and animal lovers alike are invited to visit every day between now and July 13 to vote for 2015’s top American Hero Veterinarian and American Hero Veterinary Technician.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Alley Cat Allies recognizes veterinarians' key role in cat health and dispelling myths

This Saturday, April 25, Alley Cat Allies observes World Veterinary Day by recognizing veterinarians and their crucial role in protecting cats.

Veterinarians not only serve their communities by providing care and treatment for cats, they are also vital sources of information about cats and cat health.

This year’s World Veterinary Day theme is “Vector-Borne Diseases with a Zoonotic Potential,” which is a subject veterinarians are often asked about regarding outdoor cats.