For eons, people have argued over which is better–Men or Women, Republicans or Democrats, Batman or Spiderman and Vanilla or Chocolate. But for pet owners the most heated debate of all is–Dogs or Cats. Having been our faithful companions for centuries, dogs and cats are the most popular domesticated pets in the world, bringing joy and comfort to millions of people. But, as beloved as our pets are, there can only be one true ruler of the ‘Companion Animal’ kingdom! It all comes down to whether your ‘best friend’ is the “cat’s meow” or “top dog.”
Inspired by the upcoming Meet the Breeds event, the world’s largest showcase of cats and dogs, the American Kennel Club (AKC) and the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) have joined forces to put an end to this long-running dispute once and for all with a definitive one-question survey: “Are you a dog or cat person?” You can weigh in and cast your vote now at www.meetthebreeds.com.
They need your vote by October 6, 2009. Visit www.meetthebreeds.com and after you place your vote, check back at any time to see what pet is ahead or write to them at firstname.lastname@example.org to tell them why you voted the way you did. Also download free virtual “Dogs are #1” and “Cats are #1” stickers for your Web site, blog or social media pages.
Meet the Breeds will be held October 17 & 18, 2009 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. About Meet the Breeds–With 160 dog breeds and 41 cat breeds, plus demonstrations, shopping and children’s activities, no pet lover will want to miss Meet the Breeds.
Each breed will be presented in its own designated space, decorated to reflect its heritage, characteristics and unique attributes as a pet, while allowing attendees to literally “Meet the Breeds” by petting dogs, cats, puppies and kittens and learning about them directly from the experts. The event will feature over 115,000 square feet of dog and cat festivities.
Wolf Conservation Center Events
The WCC lecture series continues this October with several very special programs. Pre-registration at www.nywolf.org is required for all education programming.
Wolf Awareness Week!, October 11th marks the beginning of National Wolf Awareness Week! This is a time for dispelling misconceptions and educating the public about the role that predators play in maintaining biodiversity. Wolf Awareness Week encourages conservation efforts not only for wolves, but also for all wild species. The Wolf Conservation Center is offering special programs for families all month!
Putnam Humane Society
This is a “heartwarming” story… Frankie who has been at Putnam Humane Society shelter in Carmel, NY for 9 years has been adopted by the Swift Family. This is a very special dog for a very special family. Although he will be missed by all the volunteers and staff, everyone is so happy for Frankie!
World’s Oldest Dog Dies In NY At 21 Or 147
Awire-haired dachshund that held the record as the world’s oldest dog and who celebrated its last birthday with a party at a dog hotel and spa has died at age 21 or 147 in dog years. The dog, named Chanel, died of natural causes at her owners’ home in suburban Port Jefferson Station, on Long Island.
Chanel, as stylish as her legendary namesake, wore tinted goggles for her cataracts in her later years and favored sweaters because she was sensitive to the cold, owners Denice and Karl Shaughnessy said. The playful dachshund was only 6 weeks old when Denice Shaughnessy, then serving with the U.S. Army, adopted her from a shelter in Newport News, Va.
Karl Shaughnessy nominated Chanel for the title of world’s oldest dog after noticing the Guinness World Records book had no record. Guinness World Records officials presented Chanel with a certificate as the world’s oldest dog at a Manhattan birthday bash hosted by a private pet food company in May. Chanel loved the party, especially the cake, which had a peanut butter flavor and had been made for dogs, Denice Shaughnessy said.
A dog from New Iberia, La., named Max, is vying for the record of world’s oldest dog. Owner Janelle Derouen said Max marked his 26th birthday on Aug. 9. She said Guinness World Records officials were reviewing documents to authenticate his age; a Guinness World Records official in London didn’t immediately answer an e-mail from The Associated Press requesting confirmation of that.
Building Winter Cat Shelters
Bottle Feeding Orphaned Kittens
TNR Certification Workshop
Taming Feral Kittens for Adoption