Saturday, December 8, 2012

American Kennel Club Tips for Safety of Pets in Holiday Season

The American Kennel Club has published its list of recommendations to keep your dog safe this holiday season:     
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List of possible dangerous situation for your dog
  • Avoid having in your house Christmas decorations that include foods like cranberry and popcorn. They can be very toxic for your dog if it falls off the tree and get  eaten by your  dog.
  • If possible, avoid real Christmas trees as they can be dangerous for your dog if he eats the pine needless or drink the water of the tree. 
  • Be careful of  family visitors who are not used to having pets, may leave dogs open which in turn can let your 
  • Your dog can ingest glass by eating season ornaments like glass bulbs and tinsel. Eating glass ornaments can cause major problems for your puppy.
  • Beware of candles  as dogs can create fires by knocking them over.

Keep this simple considerations in mind,  and  have a nice and happy holiday season!
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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Dogs Learn How To Drive in New Zealand

Mark Vette, a dog trainer in a city shelter has trained 3 rescue dogs how to drive a car, New Zealand TV3 reported.

With the support of The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Vette decided to demonstrate how intelligent a rescue dog can be.
After months of indoor training the 3 dogs have learned how to change gear, brake and steer with very little help from the trainers.
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To encourage the dogs to touch and move the parts of the car necessary to drive, they were given doggy treats. After they had mastered the basic movements needed to drive, trainers put them in mock cars where they training continued.Vette's goal was to train them on basic blocks of commands that will later be chained together into a sequence.
On the final stage of their training dogs were learned how to change speeds.

A modified cars was then created by engineers and a  television show has been set up for Dec 10th when the dogs will be demonstrating live their skills at driving a car.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Save the Date: Adoption Event Dec 15th in Staten Island


Many cats of all ages  will be available for adoption this Sunday Dec 15th, 2012  in Staten Island NYC.

The event is organized by Petsmart and The Mayor's Alliance for NYC Pets 

Staten Island PetSmart

1520 Forest Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10302

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Are you thinking on adopting a cat? here are 5 great reasons to do so:

1) Cats are very loving and affectionate with you.

2) According to some studies having a cat can reduce blood pressure and heart disease.
3) Cats are low maintenance pets.
4) Cats can be left home alone longer periods. They are very independent.
5) Cats usually do not need a lot of space, making them a perfect companion for NYC small
Reason number 6 (bonus):You will be saving a life!

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Dogs and Cats Rescuing Groups in New York City

Pet Taxi New York's  list of rescuing groups that we can recommended  if you are looking to adopt an new pet:

Dogs and Cats Rescuing Groups in New York City:

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

NYC Councilman Peter Vallone Jr Writes Letter Requesting Deportation of Animal Abuser

Councilman of New York Peter Vallone has launched a letter writing campaign to get convicted animal abuser Milan Rysa deported.
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Milan Rysa who already spent time in jail for throwing his 50 pound dog, a Chinese  Shar-Pei, out of the window last year, faces deportation to Czech Republic. The dog was killed in the fall.

"He killed an defenseless,  innocent dog and anyone who does that does not deserve to live in the U.S" said the councilman.
Neighbors of Rysa's Astoria apartment were horrified to see the dog fall to his death in September 2011. Witness said Rysa looked outside the window after trowing the dog, then got back, closed the window and locked himself inside the apartment. When cops were able to questioned him about the incident, he said he was sleeping while it all happened. He ended up serving 2/3 of his 1 year sentence to a second degree reckless endangerment crime.
Currently he awaits deportation hearing scheduled for 2013.
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

New York City Open Temporary Shelter for Pets Affected by Sandy

2 little puppies that from the Rockaways play in their crate.

New York City has opened a temporary shelter in what used to be a vacant warehouse in Ocean Hill Brooklyn. The facility has some 20.000 sq/ft and with capacity for up to 700 pets.

The facility will be run by a group of specialist from the   American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. As of last week there were near 150 animals already in the shelter and hundreds more were expected. Owners can board their pets for up to 30 days free of charge.

Veterinarians from NY and other parts of the country check every pet brought in. They are helped by pet behaviorist that check and label each pet by their level of "friendliness".

ASPCA officials said they were able to negotiate with the landlord a rental fee of $20.000 per month for the space and celebrity chef Rachel Ray had donated $500.000 in cash and food supplies from her pets food line.

The shelter has currently 48 animals that arrived without owner, mostly transferred from other shelters.

If you need help boarding your pet or need more info about this initiative please contact the ASPCA or check more info here

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Monday, November 19, 2012

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