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My Local Humane Society

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My local Humane Society is an exceptional facility. They truly are humane in all senses of the word.  It is the only open access shelter for about 120 miles that does not euthanize animals when the facility becomes overcrowded. No animal is ever turned away for any reason.

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It is run independently from any national welfare or humane organization with no financial assistance from these groups; so, it receives support exclusively from the community. We are supported by our two thrift store locations also; accepting donations for resale in the shops, with proceeds going to the shelter. We organize annual events in the community that raises awareness and funds; these events include the Mutt March, Charity Masquerade Dance Party, and Paws and Claws Gala.

Our foster program is another way in which the community helps us with the overcrowding and health needs of animals that are not ready for adoption.

As well, as providing outreach to the community to spay/neuter their pets. The Humane Society gives back to the community that supports us by providing humane education and pet therapy programs including:

Paws to Read, an award-winning literacy program that gives children the opportunity to read to a trained therapy dog.  Paws to Read is a proven program that improves reading practice, fluency, reading comprehension and self-esteem.

Pawsitive Interaction, a therapeutic approach that brings animals and children with special needs together.

Paws to Love, our trained Pet Therapy teams bring wet noses and big smiles all around on regular visits to residents of senior centers, nursing homes and the hospital.

Pawsitive Healing, a therapeutic approach that brings animals and people with psychological/cognitive disabilities together with the intent of facilitating an individual’s progress towards therapeutic goals.

Pet Loss Support, gently guides people through the grieving process of losing a pet.

Each adoption includes sterilization (spay or neuter), an overall wellness check, age-appropriate vaccinations including rabies, first de-worming of hookworms and roundworms, microchip and registration, heartworm test for dogs (six months and older), feline leukemia test for cats, free 30 days of pet insurance, $5 off pet food and $30 off one dog obedience class.

We also take in other small animals such as bunnies and guinea pigs.

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The web address for my local Humane Society is:

http://www.hstc1.org/index.cfm

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The Invading Balloon

Anu the Cockapoo: The Invading Balloon

Anu is not happy with this “invader” in her home, a simple balloon. Funny video.

 

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Anu Naps

This is Anu’s new preferred way to take her naps; just like a baby:

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Favorite Pup Memes and Signs

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Dog First Aid Kit

The infographics below show some good items to have on hand for your pet in case of emergencies. A DIY kit insures that you will have everything you might need. I have also posted some very good ready-made kits on the market, as well. They come in very basic packs starting around $20 on up to fully stocked packs costing as much as $90. Available online at many sites, your local pet supply stores, and even your local Humane Society. You could even add the extra items listed below if they are not included in the prepackaged kits.

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This kit is available throughout the ASPCA Online Store http://www.aspcaonlinestore.com/product/36422

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From 1800petmeds.com   http://www.1800petmeds.com/Canine+Friendly+Pet+First+Aid+Kit-prod11549.html

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And from CPR-savers.com     http://www.cpr-savers.com/Pet-First-Aid-Kits_c_408.html

The DogGoneIt Kit for Dogs:

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The Bow Ow Dog First Aid Kit:

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The First Aid Kit for Pets:

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Pet Safety in the Car

I have been away from blogging for the past few days. I really missed being here on WordPress. Glad I am back.

Today I am featuring more about the safety of our pets. How do we keep them safe in the car?

Dogs look so adorable with their ears flapping out the car window. We feel a camaraderie with our pet as they ride with us, even sitting on our laps while we drive. This can be dangerous, not only for ourselves, but for our dog, as well. Some dogs climb all over the vehicle and us, it is a distraction from safe, defensive driving. If we were to get in an accident, our pet could be injured or killed as they fly around the vehicle. I have always been adamant about buckling up, the rule in my vehicle is to wear your seatbelt. The same should be true for our four legged family members.

Here is Anu in her booster seat. She was nervous the first couple of times. Then she started to realize it is fun when we take her out, so she does not really mind now.

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Animal Planet has a good list of 5 options to keep our dogs safe when traveling in the car:

http://www.animalplanet.com/pets/5-best-car-seats-small-dogs.htm

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Give Me Treats

That was a delicious treat:

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Please give me more:

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Anu pics

Anu is almost 7 months old now. Here are a few of my favorite pics of her since August:

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She did not know what to think of this giant butterfly:DSCN8881

Loves her walks:

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Loves riding in the car and going new places:

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Likes playing in the rain:

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This little puppy causes this much mayhem:

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Little stick collector:

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Anu’s New Home

Anu immediately settled into our family and is always a cuddle bug.

first night home; July 29, 2013:

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bright eyed & curious; July 30, 2013:

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loves her teddy bear; July 30, 2013: (still has it & still loves it 4 months later)

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checking out her new bed and her new toys, July 30, 2013:

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