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Hi Dog Lover,

Here's what's in this issue:
Dog euthanized, found alive next day...
Sleeping with your dog?
Wandering pit bull saves family...
Low cost spay/neuter list...
Petfood news...
Web sites to explore...
A smile for you...
Take action...


Oklahoma City....
Hundreds of people want to adopt this lucky little dog
after his startling ordeal. He was euthanized along with
several other strays picked up, but somehow, he survived
the two injections and was found alive the next morning.
Lucky for him, the animal control tech allowed him to
live and his story has touched many hearts. This is
amazing... http://www.justnews.com/family/27055773/detail.html


Last month, I mentioned a website from the CDC, the
Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, in which they
warn against allowing pets to sleep in bed with you.
It's a health hazard, they say. But here's another view,
which I happen to agree with. What do you think?



You probably already heard this story:

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- The wandering 65-pound
Pit Bull mix might have seemed menacing to some
passersby, but one woman will always remember him
as her "guardian angel." The dog, which authorities think
is lost and not a stray, successfully thwarted a robbery
attack on a mother and her 2-year-old son, who were held
at knifepoint Monday afternoon.

The Florida woman, who has been identified by authorities
simply as "Angela," was leaving a playground with her toddler
son in Port Charlotte when a man approached her in the
parking lot with a knife and told her not to make any noise
or sudden movements.

Suddenly, a dog mysteriously ran to the scene and charged
the man, who quickly fled.

Apparently the dog did not physically attack the man, but he
went at him and was showing signs of aggression, just
baring his teeth and growling and barking. It was clear he
was trying to defend this woman.

The exceptional part of the story is that the dog had never
met or even seen the people it quickly jumped to defend.

After the alleged thief ran away, Angela quickly placed her
son in the car and tried to drive off. Before she could, though,
the dog jumped into her backseat, waiting with her for the
police and animal control officers to arrive at the scene.

The dog was transported to a local shelter and if his owners
don't step forward within five days, Angela said she and
her family plan to adopt the savior she named "Angel."


Here are two sites that provide the latest info on what's
being recalled if you'd like to keep up with that:

1. http://www.avma.org/petfoodsafety/recalls/default.asp
(from the American Veterinary Medical Association -
a review of all the latest petfood recalls and alerts.)

2. http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/newpetfoodrecalls
(from the US Food and Drug Administration)


Help Feed Shelter Animals

Don't forget to visit these sites as often as you can
to click on the shelter-feed links. There is no cost to you
to do this, but it can only be done once per day.

http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/ (Just click to donate)

http://pets.care2.com/i?p=868775137 (click to donate)

http://www.freekibble.com/ (Answer a trivia question...
even a wrong answer gives a donation.)

You can sign up for their daily reminders, too, if you need
a little nudge, like I do.


K9KlearUp for skin problems:

Dr. Jones Ultimate Canine Health Formula


Joint Health For Dogs - Natural Joint Care Supplements
Don't let your dog suffer with arthritis, hip dysplasia, or
any other joint pain. This stuff works! I've used it on my
dog, Babe.


Flea Control Secrets

WEB SITES to explore

Free Projects to Do For Your Dog

http://bit.ly/2sx6VD - article on over-vaccinating

New veterinarian national directory:

(How to move when you have pets)

Free Dog Software


Never run out of dog videos to watch.

Spay - Neuter options:

These sites provide up to date information on how to help animals:

1. http://www.pet-abuse.org
If you're so inclined, it's a good resource to find petitions to
sign, letters to write, or other actions we can take to help pets in
abuse situations.

2. http://www.dosomething.org/whatsyourthing/Animal+Welfare
A good resource for helping people decide what kinds of help best
fit their own abilities and interests.

3. http://bit.ly/1YfBeo
Five quick, easy ways to help rescue pets NOW!

4. http://www.hipaws.com/help.html
Help feed the pets that didn't get adopted. There is a secure
PayPal donation button at the bottom of the page.


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