Showing posts with label animals. Show all posts
Showing posts with label animals. Show all posts

Monday, February 25, 2013

Have You Seen Harley??

Please call the numbers below if you have any information on this family's pet!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


The wonderful and caring  team at Pocomoke Animal Hospital say that today is....


That means today is the official day for pampering your pet with a little extra love and affection to show them just how much you care.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Dog Food Recall

Nature’s Variety Announces Dog Food Recall
Written by
Mike Sagman

 Nature’s Variety has announced a voluntary recall of one batch of Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula with a “Best if Used By” date of 10/04/13.

This action is being taken because pieces of clear plastic may be present in some bags and could cause a potential choking risk to pets.

The source of plastic has been identified and the issue has been resolved.

What Products Are Affected?

The affected product is strictly limited to a single batch of Organic Chicken Formula with the “Best if Used By” date of 10/04/13. This includes:
  • Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula patties, 6 lbs. bag
  • Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula patties, 36 lbs. case
  • Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula medallions, 3 lbs. bag
  • Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula medallions, 27 lbs. case
The “Best if Used By” date is located on the back of the package below the “Contact Us” section.

Where Were the Products Distributed?

The affected product was distributed through retail stores and internet sales in the United States and Canada. No other products were impacted.

Nature’s Variety became aware of a potential issue after receiving a consumer complaint. The source of the issue was identified and resolved.

To date, there have been no reports of harm to dogs or cats.

What to Do

Consumers feeding the affected product should discontinue use and monitor their pet’s health, and contact their veterinarian if they have concerns.

Consumers who have purchased one of the above products can obtain a full refund or exchange by either returning the product in its original packaging or bringing a proof of purchase back to their retailer.

Consumers with additional questions can call the Nature’s Variety Consumer Relations team at 888-519-7387 Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm CST.

Or click this link to email the company directly.

You can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Every Dog Counts ~ Adopt a Shelter Dog


 For facts and fun about animals anytime: ASPCA

Some websites and facebook pages to find the "forever friend" you are looking for.


DASH Rescue
DASH Rescue- Facebook

Sunday, August 21, 2011

PLEASE Don't Feed The Wild Animals

If you've lived on the Eastern Shore long enough and you love the beach you have seen the wild ponies that live on the beaches of Assateague on both Maryland and Virginia.  And if you've traveled there enough times you have no doubt witnessed the stubborness of these beautiful wild creatures.  It is not uncommon for them to be lured to a cooler on the beach, turn it over and search for food- your food. 

But then we've also seen them at the hands those that do not know they shouldn't  have popcorn, bread, candy, chips nor anything that is consumed by humans.  No, not even fruits!

So, my guess of all these years of being at  the hands of improper feeders has gotten this poor guy with the addiction that he is being treated for.

Here is the link that will take you to see Fabio and get a kind look at the wonderful "rehab" he's in.

Horse is exiled from Assateague

Written by  Charlene Sharpe
BERLIN -- After a horse was removed from Assateague Island because he fixated on taking food from campsites and visitors, he is showing potential at a horse rescue center in Texas.

Eighteen-year-old former stallion Fabio, removed from Assateague Island National Seashore's herd of 114 horses in late June, is undergoing training at the Doris Day Horse Rescue and Adoption Center in Texas. With a reputation for aggressive behavior like biting and charging preceding him, trainers at the adoption center were concerned about Fabio -- until they began working with him.

"We were so pleasantly surprised, and pleased that very quickly he showed himself to be gentle," said Anne Rathbun-Favre, director of the center.

Staff members at the center have been working with Fabio since his arrival in mid-July. Officials at Assateague Island National Seashore determined in June that the stallion was getting too aggressive to remain in the park.

"He was getting to the point where there was the risk of someone being seriously injured," said Allison Turner, a biological technician at Assateague.

She said nearly two decades of being fed junk food by visitors and plundering campsites for food had made the already dominant horse too pushy. Charging at park visitors with his teeth bared and even biting some led to the decision to remove him.

In the past, Assateague equines with aggressive behavior like Fabio have been admitted into the Chincoteague herd, in a wildlife refuge where no camping is permitted and there is no access to roads for begging tourists. Chincoteague's herd is limited by a grazing permit, however, and could not accommodate Fabio, Turner said.

Instead, park staff coaxed the stallion into a corral with his favorite food, hamburger buns, and castrated him, something that can help quiet down an unruly horse. Again using hamburger buns as a lure, Fabio was loaded onto a trailer and sent to the new Doris Day Horse Rescue and Adoption Center. Turner said the center was equipped to deal with an essentially wild 18-year-old horse.

FABIO At his new facility.

She said the Doris Day facility, which just opened in May, is part of the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch, a sanctuary where the horse could spend the rest of his days if deemed unsuitable for adoption.

While Fabio may end up joining the sanctuary's herd of 600 horses and burros, staff say he is showing potential for adoption.

"When he came we weren't quite sure," said Ben Callison, director of Black Beauty Ranch, "but we let the horse define that for us."

Although his small stature does not lend him to under-saddle use, Favre said Fabio was showing promise as a companion animal, used to keep other horses company.

Favre said since Fabio's arrival staff had had few difficulties with the horse. His initial refusal to eat hay or grain --because aside from his penchant for camping fare, he lived solely on grass at Assateague -- ended when staff used applesauce and molasses to make the fare more enticing. Once Fabio began eating regularly, trainers have stayed busy teaching him to wear a halter and learn to be handled. Although he's still feisty to lead around, Fabio is still in the beginning of the training process and Favre is optimistic that he can one day be adopted.

"The advantage is that even if he's turned out into the sanctuary, these skills will allow us to care for him," Callison added.
Although Fabio is the most recent horse to leave Assateague Island because of bad behavior, there have been a number of others.

Turner said that 39 horses have been removed from the park in its history, but it hadn't happened since 1995 until now. Although the one before Fabio went through a training process and was adopted by a family in Florida, the others were all absorbed into the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company's herd.

Turner hopes new regulations at the park -- which prohibit visitors from getting within 10 feet of a wild horse or doing anything to attract them -- will prevent other horses from becoming as aggressive as Fabio.

Source;|newswell|text|Worcester County Times|s

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Gus Wants An Indoor Pool

Gus,  the British Bulldog,  decided he didn't want to use his pool  outdoors in the horrible heat.

With his sister watching,  Gus remedies the situation!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tommorrow Is "Take Your Dog To Work Day" Woof! Woof!

Better ask today if it's okay to bring your dog to work tomorrow.

Friday is this year's Take Your Dog to Work Day, designated by Pet Sitters International.

Some workplaces don't need a special day or permission. Pets at work are fine any day of the year.

The Humane Society of the United States thinks that's a great way to spread employee satisfaction and general workplace morale.

In fact, at the Humane Society's offices in Washington, D.C., about 60 dogs regularly come to work with their owners and spend the days behind baby gates in the employees' cubicles.

Offices should have designated dog-free zones, noise rules, and make sure the dogs are well-mannered, healthy and up-do-date on all shots.


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Please Protect Your Animals

DANGEROUSLY HOT weather is here once again.  PLEASE use good judgement when traveling with your pets.


And remember: Animals wear fur coats that CAN NOT be removed!  Would you want to wear a coat all day long in the heat??

Sprout and Keegan

Remember to provide fresh water and cool shade for your pet.  It isn't fair to neglect them. 

In fact, it's against the law.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Ocean City Police Dept. Says Farewell To K-9 Officer Delon

The Ocean City Police Department is mourning the loss of a member of the Patrol/Explosives Division, K-9 Delon.

The 8-year-old shepherd (pictured here with his partner Pfc. Freddie Howard) passed away Tuesday from a degenerative disk disorder in his spine.

K-9 Officer Delon came to the OCPD in 2005 from the Czech Republic and has spent over 1,000 training hours as the OCPD’s only explosives K-9. Delon also trained with Dover Air Force Base and the Ocean City Fire Marshal’s Office.

Thankyou for your service K-9 Officer Delon.

Monday, August 2, 2010

The SPCA-Eastern Shore Needs OUR Help

As we all are aware of during these rough times for so many people the family pet is the first to get neglected and "kicked to the curb". Too many times they are let loose in a neighborhood unknown to them, left behind when the family they love leaves them without a kiss and a goodbye or, if lucky, they will end up at the SPCA -Eastern Shore.

The SPCA-Eastern Shore does not receive tax dollars and has only the public to count on for assistance with the caring of these animals. Because they are a "no kill" facility they have plenty of animals to feed...........many sad animals.

I found a link on their website today that I think will help them if we all sign up! It won't cost us a cent and only take a few minutes to get signed on. Here it is.......... and remember it's simple to do.....
Shop at Food Lion? You can help us out!

If you use your Food Lion MVP card you can help us out. It will not change what you buy or what you pay. Read the simple instructions and do it today!
Here are the simple instructions.

Support the Eastern Shore SPCA


Food Lion’s MVP Program


You can help support the SPCA by "linking" your Food Lion MVP card. Every time you shop and purchase "Food Lion" brand products using your MVP card the amount you spend on qualified items will be automatically credited to the SPCA. All Food Lion stores support this program! Please tell your family, friends, and neighbors who may shop at Food Lion to "sign up".

Signing up is easy. If you find that you need assistance in linking your card, give the SPCA a call at: (757) 787-7385.

The Enrollment Process is as Follows:

Go to ""

Click "MVP Rewards" (I found the link under "Community Outreach")

Click "Register Your MVP Card" (box in lower right corner of page)

Click where it says "Register Your MVP Card" to support your favorite school or charity.

Enter your 12-digit MVP card number (NOTE: The # is on the back of your card, starts with the small # to the left of the barcode followed by the 10-digits under the barcode & ending with the small # to the right of the barcode)

Click "Submit"

Enter your "Contact Information"

Click "Submit"

Go to "Add an Organization to Support" box

Enter Code # "252153"

Click "Find"

Click "Add"

Click "Sign-Out"

Eastern Shore SPCA- Caring for animals in Accomack and Northampton Counties.

Please help. And please urge others to do so too.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

PETA Protest At NASA Today

By Ted Shockley
Staff Writer

WALLOPS — Three volunteers from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wearing cardboard masks caged themselves in front of a NASA Wallops Flight Facility sign Wednesday to protest a radiation experiment on squirrel monkeys.

Two other PETA representatives held protest signs along the Chincoteague Road site as some driving by pointed, stared straight ahead or took photos of a rare Eastern Shore appearance by the Norfolk-based international animal-rights group.

“People are totally surprised that NASA is still radiating monkeys when they could be testing humans who have been to space,” said David Shirk, a PETA campaigner.

Ashley Edwards, a Washington D.C.-based NASA spokeswoman, said none of the monkeys are at Wallops and they won’t be harmed.

They will be housed at a national laboratory in New York where they will receive a dosage of heavy ion radiation equal to what would be received by an astronaut on a trip to Mars, she said.

The proposed study would exceed federal safety guidelines and the effect on the monkeys’ central nervous system will be studied over a four-year period.

“We would not test on primates unless we felt it was absolutely necessary to do so,” said Edwards.

Afterward, they will be cared for and live out the rest of their natural lives. “They’re not going to be sick,” she said.

There were scattered similar protests across the country.

At the Wallops intersection, the PETA representatives caused a stir, arriving in a yellow van painted with criticism of McDonald’s restaurants, calling the chain “McCruelty.”

The van temporarily parked in a handicap-reserved space at Ocean Deli while organizers set up foldable animal cages across the street from a Royal Farms convenience store. They later moved the van.

Three climbed into cages, later banging against the sides and impersonating the animals.

Their goal, Shirk said, was “urging NASA to use more modern methods instead of experimenting on animals.”

One man in a red Dodge pickup truck rolled down his window to heckle the group.

“Hey, I like animals. They taste great next to the potatoes,” he shouted.

Shirk acknowledged that some make similar statements. But more, he said, feel differently.

“Most people are compassionate and recognize animal cruelty,” he said.

I rode over that way this afternoon but was too late. PETA had already packed up their cages and had left the area. I was going to ask one of them about the more "modern ways of experimenting". Just what is that?

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Dog drifts 75 miles on ice, rescued in Baltic Sea

WARSAW, Poland - A frightened, shivering dog was rescued after floating at least 75 miles (120 kilometers) on an ice floe down Poland's Vistula River and into the Baltic Sea, officials said Thursday. Now his saviors just have to figure out who really owns him.

Four people have already claimed him, but so far rescuers say there's been no wagging tail of joy from the miracle dog they nicknamed "Baltic."

The dog's frozen odyssey came as Poland suffers through a winter cold snap, with temperatures dipping to below minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 20 Celsius).

The thick-furred male dog was found adrift Monday 15 miles (24 kilometers) out in the Baltic Sea by the crew of the Baltica, a Polish ship of ocean scientists carrying out research.

Researcher Natalia Drgas said Thursday the rescue was difficult and at one point it seemed the dog had drowned.

"It was really a tough struggle. It kept slipping into the water and crawling back on top of the ice. At one point it vanished underwater, under the ship and we thought it was the end, but it emerged again and crawled on an ice sheet," Drgas said.

At that point, the crew lowered a pontoon down to the water and a crew member managed to grab the dog by the scruff of his neck and pull him to safety.

Too weak to shake off the frigid water, Baltic was dried and wrapped in blankets. After he warmed up, he was massaged, fed and soon got on his feet to seek company, Drgas said.

A firefighter in Grudziadz, on the Vistula river 60 miles (100 kilometers) inland from the Bay of Gdansk, told The Associated Press the dog was spotted Saturday floating on ice through the city. Firefighters tried to save him but could not approach the dog due to shifting ice sheets, said the officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

The Baltica crew, now moored in the port city of Gdynia, have been searching for the dog's owners, ship captain Jerzy Wosachlo said. So far four people have claimed him, but Baltic has not claimed any of them back, Drgas said.

The dog didn't welcome the first two people to come for him, keeping his distance and showing no recognition toward a couple on Wednesday and a woman on Thursday who both said he was theirs. Two other would-be owners were still en route to Gdynia for a possible reunion.

Once in port, the brown-and-black mongrel was taken to a veterinarian, who found him in surprisingly good condition and estimated his age at around 5 or 6 years old. Veterinarian Aleksandra Lawniczak said the 44-pound (20-kilogram) dog was clearly frightened but in strikingly good shape and had suffered no frostbite.

A dog with thick fur and a layer of fat can survive such cold conditions for as long as eight days if it has water to drink, Lawniczak said.

She described Baltic as a friendly dog who was clearly well treated before getting lost.

Wosachlo said the research team is prepared to adopt Baltic if his original owner is never found.


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Cats Allegedly Thrown From Moving Car, Suspect At Large

It's some sick people in this world.


The Talbot County Humane Society is searching for the suspects who allegedly threw eight to ten cats from a moving car.

Officials say the act was witnessed on St. Michaels Road near Royal Oak Road last Saturday night. The witnesses said most of the cats scattered and ran into the woods.

However, two were rescued by those witnesses and are in need of a home. Their names are "Hugs" and "kisses."

Anyone with information about the case or wanting to donate to the reward fund can call the shelter at 410-822-0107.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Coyotes Kill Woman in Canadian Park

TORONTO (Oct. 28) -- Two coyotes attacked a promising young musician as she was hiking alone in a national park in eastern Canada, and authorities said she died Wednesday of her injuries.

The victim was identified as Taylor Mitchell, 19, a singer-songwriter from Toronto who was touring her new album on the East Coast.

She was hiking solo on a trail in Cape Breton Highlands National Park in Nova Scotia on Tuesday when the attack occurred. She was airlifted to a Halifax hospital in critical condition and died Wednesday morning, authorities said.

>Singer-songwriter Taylor Mitchell, 19, died after being attacked by coyotes in a Canadian national park. She "was so excited about the future," her manager said.

Coyotes, which also are known as prairie wolves, are found from Central America to the United States and Canada.
Wildlife biologist Bob Bancroft said coyote attacks are extremely rare because the animals are usually shy.

Bancroft, a retired biologist with Nova Scotia's Department of Natural Resources, said it's possible the coyotes thought Mitchell was a deer or other prey.
"It's very unusual and is not likely to be repeated," Bancroft said. "We shouldn't assume that coyotes are suddenly going to become the big bad wolf."

Royal Canadian Mounted Police spokeswoman Brigdit Leger said other hikers heard Mitchell's screams for help on Tuesday and called emergency police dispatchers.

Police who were in the area reached the scene quickly and shot one of the animals, apparently wounding it. But the wounded animal and a companion coyote managed to get away.

Read More HERE

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Dog bit off baby's toes as mom slept

Mom blames medication as reason she didn't hear baby's cries, officials say

JACKSONVILLE, North Carolina - Authorities say they are charging a North Carolina woman who slept as a pit bull chewed the toes off her 4-month-old baby's left foot.

The Onslow County Sheriff's Office said Monday that the child's mother, Robie Lynn Jenkins, and her boyfriend, Tremayne Spillman, will be charged with felony child abuse.

Deputies say the couple were dog-sitting the 1-year-old pit bull for a friend who had been arrested on gun charges.

Officials say Jenkins told investigators she was on medication and didn't hear the child crying as the two slept in the same room Sunday night. She says she didn't notice the injury until she changed the baby's diaper Monday morning.

Jenkins and Spillman did not have a listed phone number, and authorities would not say whether they had attorneys.


Saturday, October 17, 2009

Nut causes riot, offers free merchandise

This nut entered the store and offered to pay for everyone's purchase up to $500.00 and they in turn called friends and family. When they found out that this woman was full-of-it they trashed the store and stole what they wanted anyway, the trial lawyer in the video says the thieves are not responsible. HUH?

Welcome to the new Obamerica, where if you don't have it you're entitled to just take it.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Any Cat Folks Around??

Our family kitty is about 8 years old, here lately he has been acting a little strange like begging for people food and getting into things that he has never attempted to do since he was trained as a kitten.

Although he was acting a little different we didn't notice any other changes in him until last Saturday morning he was acting lazy and then got sick. He then all of a sudden just stopped moving, in such a way that the wife though he was dead, he wasn't but it was obvious that something was really wrong.

The wife and son packed him up and carried him to the Vet, they did blood-work and examined him. The Vet said that he thought his liver was failing and it was nothing he could do but he would know for sure when the test came back. He gave him a shot of fluids so he wouldn't dehydrate, and sent him home.

That same night the cat started to perk-up somewhat and by the next morning he was fine; just like nothing was ever wrong with him.

The blood-work results came back the middle of the week and the Vet said he had good news, there was nothing wrong with the cats liver but he had a low count of white blood cells and to come pick-up a prescription.

The Vet then explained that he could not explain why the cat was so sick and then perked-up as if nothing was ever wrong.

Then as of yesterday he has been fine, but sometime during the night the cat is right back to where he was (sick) and it looks like he's not going to make it. He wont move, eat, and cannot stand. I have had several animals in my life but I have never seen one get so sick then bounce back like this one did just to repeat it over again.

The wife has held him all day with him wrapped in a blanket and I heard her crying once and I went to see why and the cat was dead. But... low and behold he started breathing again in about two minuets but he's on his way out it looks like at any time.

The Vet wants him to see what may have caused these strange events for future reference because even the Vet says this is a very, very odd occurrence, but the wife and kids say no.

Anyone ever had an animal that had taken deathly ill then recovered over night only to repeat a week later after being completely normal and dropped like you snapped your fingers?