Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Friday, March 8, 2013
Thursday, February 28, 2013
VA Beach's SPCA mobile surgical clinic, The Neuter Scooter, comes to the SPCA Eastern Shore a couple times each month to offer low-cost veterinarian services.
*Appointment IS needed for spay/neuter services*
*NO appointment needed for:
Vaccinations (fee varies), microchips ($25.00 which includes registration fee), heartworm testing, FIV/FELV testing, heartworm & flea & tick monthly medications. For these services please arrive between 10am-noon.
For more information on services or fees please contact Sheila at the SPCA Tuesday-Saturday (10am-3pm) @ 757-787-7385.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
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
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
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 http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
For facts and fun about animals anytime: ASPCA
Some websites and facebook pages to find the "forever friend" you are looking for.
DASH Rescue- Facebook
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
10709 Bishopville Rd., Bishopville
Thursday, May 10: Worcester County Animal Control
The cost for a rabies vaccination is $5 per pet for Worcester County residents and $10 per pet for non-Worcester County residents.
Proof of residency is required. Vaccinations are available for dogs, cats and ferrets. Below are additional requirements for the clinics:
If this is not the pet’s first rabies vaccination, written proof of the previous shot in the form of a rabies certificate must be provided in order to receive a three-year booster shot. Otherwise, a one-year shot will be given.
To receive a vaccination, dogs must be on a leash under the control of an adult, and cats and ferrets must be in a carrier or box with air holes.
Keeping pets’ required rabies vaccinations current is the best way to prevent the spread of rabies from the wild animal population to the domestic animal population.
For more information on the clinics or to report animal bites or possible rabies exposures to pets from wild animals contact the Worcester County Health Department at 410-352-3234 or 410-641-9559. If an incident occurs after normal business hours, contact your local law enforcement or the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Thursday, August 25, 2011
- Information on feeding schedules, medical conditions, behavior problems and the name and number of your veterinarian.
- Pet beds and toys, if easily transportable.
- Medications, immunization records and a first aid kit.
- Food, drinking water, bowls, cat litter/pan and can opener.
- Pet beds and toys, if easily transportable.
- Have a Safe Place To Take Your Pets Many public disaster shelters cannot accept pets because of health and safety regulations and other considerations. The only animals allowed in some shelters are service animals that assist people with disabilities. Research your sheltering options before a disaster strikes. Work with your local emergency management and humane organizations to develop sheltering alternatives for people with pets.
Contact hotels and motels outside your immediate area to check policies on accepting pets.
Ask friends, relatives or others outside your area whether they could shelter your animals in an emergency. Prepare a list of animal shelters, boarding facilities and veterinarians who could shelter animals in an emergency.
Know What To Do As a Disaster Approaches Call ahead to confirm emergency shelter arrangements for you and your pets. Check to be sure your pet disaster supplies are ready to take at a moment's notice. Bring all pets into the house so you won't have to search for them if you have to leave in a hurry. Make sure all dogs and cats are wearing collars and up-to-date identification tags.
If You Shelter in Place ("Stay Put") Identify a safe area of your home where you can all stay together, including your pets. Keep dogs on leashes and cats in carriers. Be sure they are wearing identification tags. Have medications and a supply of pet food and water inside watertight containers.
In Case You're Not Home Make arrangements in advance for a trusted meighbor to take your pets and meet you at a predetermined location. Make sure that the person is comfortable around your pets, knows where they are likely to be, knows where your disaster supplies are kept and has a key to your home.
If you use a pet-sitting service, it may be able to help, but discuss this possibility well in advance.
After a Disaster Walk pets on a leash until they become re-oriented to their home - often familiar scents and landmarks may be altered and pets could easily be confused and become lost. Also, downed power lines, reptiles brought in with high water and debris can all pose a threat for animals after a disaster.
If pets cannot be found after a disaster, contact the local animal control office to find out where lost animals can be reclaimed. Bring along a picture of your pet if possible.
Get your pets back into their normal routines as soon as possible. After a disaster, animals can become aggressive or defensive - monitor their behavior. If these problems persist or if your pet seems to be having any health problems, talk to your veterinarian.
From Virginia Department of Emergency Management
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
This might mean you have to go outside into the heat to take care of them.........if you needed them they'd be there.........PLEASE CONSIDER THEIR NEEDS -
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
And that's okay with me. If it keeps her happy and away from the drapes she can live it.
I hope those of you out there reading this that have animals treat them with the love and respect they need and deserve. They can't speak out for themselves and rely on us. They trust us, rely on us and love us.
We should be sure to give those same things to them in return.