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PAWS Joins "Pets For Patriots"

PAWS Joins “Pets For Patriots”

PAWS is proud to announce that they have been accepted as a partner shelter in the Pets for Patriots Program! This program was created to transform the lives of our veterans by helping them save an at-risk shelter dog or cat. With your support, Pets for Patriots is working to end animal homelessness in the U.S. and enrich the lives of the men and women who serve, and have served our country. Pets for Patriots’ mission is to consistently give the gifts of fidelity, joy and companionship to both pet and person through honorable companion pet adoption.

Pets for Patriots seeks to achieve their mission by dedicating themselves to increasing the adoption of the most at-risk shelter pets and, in so doing, demonstrating their gratitude to members of the military community. Everything they do will support opportunities for our member Patriots to adopt an adult dog or cat, large dog or special needs dog or cat–those most in need of a loving, forever home–and give them the resources to assure a lifetime of whiskers and wet noses.

For more information on the program, please visit their website at: http://petsforpatriots.org/paws-pet-animal-welfare-society/.

Eligible military members receive additional benefits such as discounted veterinary services at a partner vet, discounts on pet items, gift cards to pet supply stores, “day one essentials”, pet training help or reduced adoption fees. Pets eligible for this program include:

  • Dog or cat, two years or older
  • Large dog (40+ pounds), regardless of age
  • Special needs dog or cat, e.g., birth defect, disability, chronic medical condition, elderly, etc.

For more information visit www.pawsct.org; call 203-750-9572; or e-mail inquiries to paws@pawsct.org.

 

Mickey’s Mile For Canine Cancer

This year’s Mickey’s Mile is going to be a virtual walk. They have an update on their website, www.mickeysmile.net, giving the details. Please click on Update 2012 for information or send a donation (any amount is welcome) made out to: The Purdue Foundation, and mail to Mickey’s Mile, P.O. Box 463, Fishkill, New York 12524.

 

ASPCA Tips In Response To Recent Pet Food Recalls

In response to the recent spike in pet food recalls, the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center has some suggestions on how to best keep two-legged and four-legged family members safe:

  • Do your research. Salmonella is the contaminant that appears to be the cause of concern during this most recent round of pet food recalls. The most important thing for pet owners to do if they suspect their dog’s food has been contaminated is to stop feeding their pet the recalled food immediately. If the pet shows signs of illness after eating a recalled pet food, a trip to the vet should be first on the list of to-dos, and then the food manufacturer should be notified. Pet owners can identify the recalled foods by visiting the FDA’s website at www.fda.gov.
  • Know the signs. While healthy adult dogs are relatively resistant to illness from Salmonella bacteria, pets with health issues (such as young puppies, elderly and pregnant dogs that could have compromised immune systems) may be at greater risk for becoming ill. Dogs who are affected by Salmonella may exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, fever, lethargy, and drooling or panting–an indication of nausea. In severe cases, the bacterium may spread throughout the body resulting in death.
  • Clean is key. Salmonella isn’t only dangerous to the pet eating the food, but could also affect the pet parent serving the food. Salmonella can be spread through direct contact with the affected product and animal feces, so exposure should be avoided. The best way to protect family members, including other animals in the home, is to thoroughly wash your hands (or paws) after any dealings with the product or feces. In addition, all bowls, utensils and surfaces that may have come in contact with contaminated food should be washed using hot soapy water and rinsed thoroughly or sanitized in the dishwasher.

For more information about the center and potential pet toxins, visit www.aspca.org/apcc.

 

5th Annual “Bark In The Park”

Save the date for the 50th Anniversary of PAWS. At the 5th Annual “Bark in the Park” Dog Walk Fundraiser! Saturday, October 6th at Taylor Farm Park, Norwalk, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., it is FREE.

Give homeless animals a second chance–support PAWS shelter. Exhibitors with free samples, food, drink and snacks available, demonstrations & workshops–Learn to train your cat! Become the Alpha Dog in your house! Dog Walk Course–agility activities, fetch and return, games with prizes for your pooch. Plus dog makeovers, photo booth, tea cup auction, raffle, music, earn a gift bag and prizes!

Raise funds and receive gift bag, t-shirt, key(s) for chance to win $1000 cash! Top fundraising prize categories: Male, Female, Jr (16 & under), Family, Volunteer.

 

Danbury Animal Welfare Society

The Danbury Animal Welfare Society, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of animals in our community and beyond. They promote responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals, and work toward ending animal overpopulation through education and a variety of programs.

They take pride in the work they do to shelter and care for homeless companion animals while they wait for people like you to give them a loving, forever home.

They have Open House hours daily and invite you to come to their shelter at 147 Grassy Plain Street in Bethel. They’re open Monday-Friday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

The Connecticut Humane

Society’s, The Kindness Club 2012 Summer Program

The Kindness Club is a humane education program for children ages 7-12, held at their Newington Headquarters. The program is designed for children who love pets and have the desire to learn more about the care of animals. In addition to lessons on responsible pet ownership, the children will learn about caring for infant animals, basic obedience training, veterinary care for animals, and more! The goal of Kindness Club is to help the next generation learn what they can do to make their homes and communities a better place for companion animals. The Kindness Club will run for eight one-week sessions, beginning on July 9, 2012.

Please also keep in mind that proper behavior around animals will be stressed during each session. Even well-behaved pets can be affected by unsafe behavior, creating a potentially dangerous situation for everyone. This will ensure that all participants enjoy the most fulfilling and enriching experience. For more information, contact: Alicia Wright at 860-594-4502 x6309.

 

Fall Festival To Benefit Animals

Save the date! The Stratford Animal Rescue Society is pleased to announce a date for their annual “Fall Festival To Benefit Animals”. Formerly known as the “Dog Walk & Festival”, a festival will be held on October 6th at Paradise Green in Stratford from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and will include a one mile dog walk, food, contests, canine demonstrations, games, music, local celebrities, entertainment, pet adoptions, a silent auction, low cost microchip clinic, vendors for people and pets and more. For additional information, please visit their event website: www.starsfest.com.

 

Puttin’ On The Dog

Puttin On The Dog is a “Festival of Fun for Pets & People” that will be held Sunday, September 23rd 2012, at the Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, Greenwich, CT. Thinking of exhibiting this year? Good idea! For information call 203-629-9494.

Adopt-A-Dog Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non profit dog and cat rescue, shelter and sanctuary serving New York, Connecticut and beyond for over three decades. Adopt-A-Dog’s mission is to find safe, permanent homes for discarded animals.

 

80th Greenwich Kennel Club Dog Show & Then Some!

First, the fun starts Thursday, June 7th and goes through Sunday, June 10th at the south east corner of Taylor Park with the ever -popular Doggie Fun Zone (Fee $12). A scaled down obstacle course for dogs,

Second, The Greenwich Kennel Club Show’s date is June 9, at Taylor Farm Park in Norwalk. Judging starts at 8:30 a.m. and will continue throughout the day with Group Competition starting at 3:00 p.m. culminating with Best In Show at 6:00 p.m., rain or shine.

Third Is your dog “dapper in denim” or perhaps “pretty in pink”? For the first time this year, along with Chic Runway Doggies, the GKC will have a judged Haute Couture K-9 Fashion Show. For information contact: Show Chair, Joy S. Brewster at 203-426-1173.

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