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Whose Turn is it?
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How many times have you seen a stray animal on the road and wondered why it was there and what was going to become of it? How many times have you thought that “someone” really should “do something” about all the half-starved, homeless cats and dogs that wander around until they perish from hunger, disease, or injury? How often do you agonize over the number of animals that must be destroyed every year at the local shelter? These sad-eyed products of someone else’s carelessness and indifference deserve a better fate. There are many animal shelters and many hard-working volunteers who do their best to alleviate the situation. This is good, but there is a great need for more people who will volunteer their time and energies as well. If each one of us would be willing to spend just a couple of hours each month, the total effort would go a long way to reduce the suffering of those who are unable to help themselves. Don’t wait for someone else to take care of the problem. Every person has something of value to contribute.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 February 2012 22:29
 
Benefits of Spaying and Neutering
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During the Spring, and other times of the year as well, nature is remarkably abundant. Unfortunately, nature is overly abundant when it comes to the domestic pet population. For decades now, shelters and pounds all over the nation have been literally overflowing with homeless animals. The numbers given vary somewhere between 6 to 8 million cats and dogs which enter shelters every year, and 3 to 4 million are put to death because they have no place to go. These are the “fortunate” ones. That 6 to 8 million figure does not include the uncounted millions who meet a far worse, lingering, death by starvation, disease, or roadside accident.

 
Deadly Heat in Cars
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Dead heat in carsOn hot summer days, the temperature inside a car will climb more rapidly than you would possibly imagine. On an 85° day for example, the temperature inside of a car (even with the windows down) will reach 120°.

 
Heartworms in Texas - Not "If'" But WHEN
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How do our dogs and cats get heartworms?

Did you know that if you live in Texas and your dog stays outside or goes outside that he has a 100% chance of getting heart worms? In our climate, where it never gets cold enough to kill off all the mosquitoes, your dogs are at high-risk. In Texas, heart worms are not something your dog *may* get; heart worms are something your dog *will* get - it's only a matter of time. And heart worms, if left untreated, will kill your beloved dog.

 
Pets and Pickup Trucks
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Every year, thousands of dogs are injured, and dozens more are killed, from riding unrestrained in the back of open-bed pickup trucks. They frequently fall, jump or are thrown from the vehicle. Flying debris and insects often damage delicate eye-tissue, ears, and noses. If at all possible, let your pets ride up front with you or leave them at home. If you must carry your animals in the back of your truck, please use a secured crate or restraining harness to help protect your pet. The harness needs to be tethered on both sides of the truck so that the dog is held in the center of the truck-bed and can’t be thrown over the side and dragged along the road. Also remember, when the sun heats up the metal truck-bed, the bottom of your pet’s feet can be easily burned. A rubber mat can prevent this and help provide traction for the animal. Be aware that without shade, your pet can become over-heated - even on days with moderate temperatures.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 February 2012 22:27
 
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