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Monday, August 06, 2007

Cleveland (Heights) Rocks!
I've recently learned that our new hometown of Cleveland Heights has added a great new feature for pet caregivers: A Lost/Found Pet Registry.

According to the city's web site, the new feature residents to register a lost pet(s), give a description of him/her, the area in which he/she was last seen, a dog license number (as applicable), and the caregiver's contact information. Pet caregivers also can upload a photo of the pet.

Thank you, Cleveland Heights!

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Monday, February 12, 2007

Film festival exposes animal abuse
SOURCE: The Red and Black, an independent student newspaper serving the University of Georgia
Images of blood-thirsty pit-bulls, abused factory farm animals, and 50,000 abandoned pets will crowd the screen at the second annual Speak Out for Species film festival this month.

The festival is labeled 'Through Other Eyes' to represent the world seen through the eyes of animals mistreated in society.

Beginning last week, films will be shown every Monday night until March 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Learning Center room 101. There is no cost for admission.


Sunday, November 19, 2006

Protesters decry Chinese crackdown on dogs
It is disgraceful to learn that dogs are being indiscriminately captured and killed due to arbitrarily enacted laws. Please take a moment to learn more...
BEIJING -- Demonstrators angry at a crackdown on dogs staged a noisy protest in China's capital on Saturday, decrying police killings of dogs and new limits on pet ownership.

...Touching off the demonstration were new restrictions that limit households to one dog and ban larger breeds. Police in recent days have gone through city neighborhoods, seizing unregistered dogs and beating some of them to death, witnesses said.

"All of us who have dogs to walk are feeling very anxious," said Wu Jiang, a protester and pet-shop owner who has a yellow Labrador retriever. "Most of us only dare come out at night and even then we have to be really careful."
Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World


Sunday, July 30, 2006

Rescuers save dozens of pets trapped in flood
Source: The Plain Dealer
Animal rescue workers from four counties converged on Lake County to rescue more than 50 trapped pets Friday and Saturday.

Some team members concentrated Saturday on a flooded condominium complex off Main Street in Painesville.

...Any Lake County resident missing an animal can call 1-440-221-8775.
There has been some severe flooding in my home state of Ohio this past week, and people weren't the only victims of disasters, including floods and flash floods. Thank goodness there also are teams are busy rescuing family companion animals (a.k.a. "pets") in Lake County in northeast Ohio, according to The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Gizmo, a male short haired cat, looks out of his carrier, after his owner had to release him to the humane society since the owner's home was lost in the flooding. Animal victims of the flood can be adopted at the Lake County Humane Society. (Photo courtesy of Brynne Shaw/The Plain Dealer)As someone who loves animals AND works for a major non-profit with a mission for disaster preparedness and response, let me encourage EVERYONE to make a disaster and evacuation plan that INCLUDES your companion animals.

NEVER leave your pet behind, even if you think you'll only be evacuated or gone temporarily (i.e. and/or plan to return for them as soon as you find a safe place to stay) because sometimes officials often won't let people back into their homes in situations such as this in the midst of disaster--you may not get a second chance.

I hope to post more on this in the comes weeks in the Websources & Resources section, as my time allows, but in the meantime, visit ASPCA.org or HSUS.org for more info on preparing your pets for disaster.

Unforutnately, even though kitty Gizmo (pictured) escaped the floods with his caregiver in his own carrier, he had to be given over to the Humane Society because his pet parent was left homeless by the severe flooding.

On a sidenote, Gizmo's PD photographer, Brynne Shaw, was the lead singer in one of my husband's bands when we lived in Cleveland.


Sunday, May 14, 2006

FAIRFAX CO, VA: Keep pets safe from disaster
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita taught the country many lessons in preparing and responding to natural disasters (lessons we've had to learn over again in some areas). Here's one we shouldn't miss:
The Fairfax County Office of the American Red Cross of the National Capital Area is sponsoring a seminar on how to prepare pets for disaster on Tuesday, May 23, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Sully Government Center.

Guest speakers will talk about how to make a pet preparedness kit, evacuating with a pet and pet first aid. The workshop is free and open to the public, but pets are not allowed and an RSVP is requested. For more information or to register, call 703-805-2332.
SOURCE: Times Community Newspapers: "News in Brief"


Thursday, January 26, 2006

Volunteers needed for animal rescue in Hurricane Katrina
SOURCE: KLFY-TV
SALT LAKE CITY A Utah animal shelter is in need of volunteers to help rescue pets displaced from Hurricane Katrina.

It's a final mission to rescue the pets -- and volunteers are urgently needed in New Orleans.

The work involves capturing dogs and cats on the streets and helping care for them at the rescue center.

The rescue program is managed by Best Friends Animal Society.

Anyone wishing to donate their time, can call the animal shelter or go online at www.bestfriends.org.
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Thursday, January 19, 2006

Nick Jr. Presents 'Ready, Set, Rescue!' -- A Five-Hour President's Day Marathon of Go, Diego, Go! Episodes on Monday, February 20
SOURCE: Nickeloden Press Release via Yahoo! news
NEW YORK, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Diego and Dora team up to help bring two lost little bears back home on a new episode of Nick Jr.'s hit preschool series Go, Diego, Go!, entitled "Chito and Rita the Spectacled Bears." The new episode will premiere on Nick Jr. on Presidents Day, Monday, February 20 at 1:30 p.m. (ET/PT), during "Ready, Set, Rescue!" a five-hour marathon of Go, Diego, Go! episodes (9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., ET/PT). The marathon will also encore on Friday, February 24 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET/PT)...

Nick Jr.'s President's Day marathon will run as follows (all times ET/PT):

  • 9:00 a.m. - "Diego Saves the Mommy and Baby Sloth" - Sammy the Sloth visits Diego at the Animal Rescue Center when a call for help comes in. A mud slide is heading towards Mommy and Baby Sloth's tree! Sammy joins Diego on a rescue mission as they tiptoe slowly past the harpy eagles and sing "sube" to help Linda the Llama climb up a mountain. Using his Spotting Scope, Diego finds Mommy and Baby Sloth at the bottom of the mud slide. With Sammy on his back, Diego rides his mud board down the slide and helps them get to a safe tree.


  • 9:30 a.m. - "Rainforest Race" - Animals from all over have come to compete in the rainforest race. There's a puma team, a howler monkey team, a spectacled bear team and a little Armadillo who wants to race but has no team. Diego and the viewers join Armadillo's team and set off to win by dodging falling nuts from the Shaky Nut Trees, and rolling down the Muddy Mud Hill. At the last Big Mountain obstacle, Armadillo takes the lead as she digs a tunnel and we sing the "excava" song. Will they win the race?!


  • 10:00 a.m. - "Chinta The Baby Chinchilla" - Chinta the Baby Chinchilla is hanging on a tree branch over a river - and chinchillas don't swim! Diego transforms Rescue Pack into a hang-glider and catches her before she falls in the water. Now Diego has to get Chinta back to her family on Chinchilla Mountain. First they jump through the cactus field to get away from a puma, then find their way through a dark cave by using Chinta's sharp hearing, and finally hop up Chinchilla Mountain singing the "brinca" song.


  • 10:30 a.m. - "Journey to Jaguar Mountain" -Baby Jaguar wants to impress his Mommy and climb to the top of Jaguar Mountain, but only BIG jaguars have ever made it to the very top! Baby Jaguar thinks he can do it and asks Diego to meet him there with his mom. In order for Baby Jaguar to get to the top of the mountain he must climb, reach and jump, jump, jump! As Diego and Mommy Jaguar head to Jaguar Mountain, we learn lots of cool facts about jaguars!


  • 11:00 a.m. - "The Mommy Macaw" - Alicia has found a scarlet macaw nest with a little macaw, a baby egg but no Mommy Macaw! Diego sets out to find the mom and bring her back to her nest before her baby egg is born. After rescuing Mommy Macaw from a clay lick, Diego bandages her injured wing and takes her back to her nest. Along the way, they search for food for the babies, stop the Bobos from eating all the bananas, and sing the "vuela" song to help Mommy fly up to her nest.


  • 11:30 a.m. - "Rescue of the Red-Eyed Tree Frogs!" - Two little red-eyed tree frogs have fallen in the river and are heading for a waterfall. With Baby Jaguar by his side, Diego heads out to save the tree frogs, first jumping past the Cha-Cha Coconut Trees, and using his suction-cup sticky gloves to climb up a pyramid. Diego reaches the tree frogs and catches them just before they head over the waterfall. Diego returns them to the rainforest where Alicia has found a new home with red-eyed tree frog friends.


  • 12:00 p.m. - "Diego Saves Baby Humpback Whale" - A baby humpback whale is beached on a rocky island and can't get back into the ocean! Diego sets off to save the whale, and he runs through a rainforest obstacle course, and swims with Tuga the Leatherback Sea Turtle past jellyfish and sharks. Diego shows the other humpback whales how to make huge waves that lift the baby beached whale into the ocean and back to her mommy!


  • 12:30 p.m. - "Pepito's Penguin School" -Diego and Alicia study penguins on Antarctica and Alicia takes off in her yellow submarine to lead them to their new schools. Diego hears a call for help from Pepito, a little penguin chick who got left behind and the two embark on an Antarctic adventure to find Pepito's school. Along the way they meet chinstrap penguins and play "Simon Says" and join the Adelie penguins in a music class. When Pepito swims across an icy lake and finds his penguin school, he also learns he's an Emperor Penguin!


  • 1:00 p.m. - "Three Little Condors" -Diego and Alicia have found a Mommy and Daddy Condor for three little condors at the Animal Rescue Center. But condors don't fly at night so they must hurry and find their new Mommy and Daddy before the sun goes down! Diego and Alicia head out with the three little baby condors. Along the way, they have to get past the Bobo Brothers and find a golden butterfly that will lead them up to Condor Cliff. But we better hurry. The sun is going down!


  • 1:30 p.m. - "Chito and Rita the Spectacled Bears" (*PREMIERE) - See description above.
View the Nickeloden Press Release via Yahoo! news.



CALENDAR OF EVENTS
PERIODIC EVENTS : WASHINGTON DC / MARYLAND / NORTH VIRGINIA
WEEKLY
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Saturdays & Sundays Alliance for Stray Animals and People
Adoptions at PetSmart of Alexandria, VA
Sundays
12:00 - 3:00 PM
Anne Arundel County Adoption Days
Petco at the Festival at Riva in Annapolis, MD
Saturdays
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Animal Haven Rescue League Adoption Days
PetsMart at 10834 Sudley Manor Dr, Manassas VA

Saturdays
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Humane Society of Calvert County Adoption Days
Petsmart in Annapolis

Fridays & Saturdays
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Most Sundays
12:00 - 3:00 PM

Heaven's Gate Animal Rescue Cat Adoption Days
PetsMart at 597-C East Ordnance Road, Glen Burnie, MD

Tuesdays & Thursdays
5:00 - 8:00 PM
Doggie Happy Hour
Holiday Inn Select Old Town 480 King St. Alexandria, VA
Wednesdays
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Doggy Happy Hour at Adams Mill Bar & Grill
1813 Adams Mill Riad at the corner of 18th Street & Columbia Road
$1 off all drinks until 8 PM; dogs on outside patio only
Sponsored by Doggie Style Bakery, Dog-ma Day Care, and the WHS, $10 voluntary donation to the WHS
Wednesdays
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Yappy Hour
Hydrant Dog Barkery at St. Elmo's Coffee Pub
2300 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA

Submit your weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or bi-monthly event.
MONTHLY
1st Saturday of the Month
12:00 - 3:00 PM
Greyhound Rescue Adoption Days
PetsMart at 46220 Potomac Run Plaza and
Route 7 at Cascades Parkway, Sterling, VA
2nd Saturday of the Month
12:00 - 3:00 PM
Greyhound Rescue Adoption Days
PetsMart at 12971 Fair Lakes Center/Pkwy, Fairfax, VA
3rd Saturday of the Month
12:00 - 3:00 PM
Greyhound Rescue Adoption Days
PetsMart at 10834 Sudley Manor Drive, Manassas, VA

2nd Sunday of the Month
12:00 - 3:00 PM

Prince Georges County SPCA Adoption Days
Petsmart, Beltway Plaza, Greenbelt, MD
4th Sunday of the Month
12:00 - 3:00 PM
Prince Georges County SPCA Adoption Days
Petsmart, Bowie, MD
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ANNUAL EVENTS : 2005 > One-Time and Recurring
January
   
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February
February 22, 2005 Spay Day USA - United States
Doris Day Animal Foundation
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March
Week of March 20 Great American Meat Out - International
Check your local organizations for events.
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April
April is... Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month - United States
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
April 2, 2005 Tag Day - United States
American Humane Association
April 17-23, 2005 Animal Cruelty/Human Violence Awareness Week
Humane Society of the United States/First Strike
April 19-27 World Week for Animals in Laboratories - International
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April 24 World Day for Animals in Laboratories - International
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May
May 1-7, 2005 National Pet Week - United States
Auxiliary to the American Veterinary Medical Association
and
American Veterinary Medical Association
May 15-21, 2005 National Dog Bite Prevention Week - United States
American Veterinary Medical Association
May 1-7 Be Kind to Animals Week - United States
American Humane Association
May 21 Global Boycott P&G Day IX - International
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June
June is... Adopt-a-Shelter Cat Month - United States
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
June is...

Adopt-a-Cat Month - United States
American Humane Association

June 24, 2005

Take Your Dog to Work Day - United States
Pet Sitters International

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July
July 7-11 2005 Animal Rights Conference - Los Angeles
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August
August 20, 2005 National Homeless Animals Day - United States
International Society for Animal Rights
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September
September 18-24, 2005
National Farm Animals Awareness Week - United States
Humane Society of the United States
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October
October is... Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month - United States
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
October is... Adopt-a-Dog Month - United States
American Humane Association
October 2 World Farm Animals Day - International
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October 7-9 The Power of One: The Twentieth Annual International Compassionate Living Festival - Raleigh/Durham, NC
Institute for Animals and Society
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November
November is... Adopt-a-Senior Pet Month - United States
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
November is... Adopt-a-Turkey Month - United States
Farm Sanctuary
November 6-12 Nat'l Animal Shelter Appreciation Week - United States
Friday After Thanksgiving Fur Free Friday - United States
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December
   
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More Events - Calendar Links Courtesy of MetroPets.org

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