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Declawing-The Painful Truth

Declawing-The Painful Truth

By on Jan 10, 2016 in Education, Front Page | 0 comments

Raise Your Paw and Do Not Declaw! By: Jenny Whisenhunt One of the many questions asked of our staff all too frequently is, “Is the cat declawed?” While the answer varies depending on the cat, felines who are relinquished to the shelter from home environments are often declawed; sometimes, an adopter will only consider adoption if a cat is declawed. But as any cat...

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Bringing Your New Cat Home

Bringing Your New Cat Home

By on Mar 13, 2014 in Education, Featured, Front Page | 0 comments

Top 10 Things to Know When You Bring Your New Cat Home                         (Courtesy of the ASPCA©) Congratulations, the cat’s out of the bag! You’ve just entered into a wonderful relationship that’s bound to be filled with fun and affection. By starting off on the right foot—that is, by being well-prepared for your new arrival—you can move...

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Ordinary Items Can Be Toxic To Pets

By on Jan 15, 2014 in Education, Front Page | 0 comments

Keep dangerous foods, flora and other items are kept out of paws’ reach. Each year our poison control experts see a rise in cases around February 14, many involving chocolate and lilies, a flower that’s potentially fatal to cats. So please heed our experts’ advice—don’t leave the goodies lying around on Lover’s Day. Pet-Safe Bouquets  Many pet owners are still...

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General Dog Care

General Dog Care

By on Jan 6, 2014 in Education, Featured | 0 comments

Experts say that dogs were domesticated between 12,000 and 25,000 years ago—and that all dogs evolved from the wolf. Since then, humans have selectively bred more than 400 breeds, ranging in size from four-pound teacup poodles to Irish wolfhounds, whose three-foot stature earns them the title of tallest canine. But the most popular pooches are non-pedigree—the...

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Winter Exercize Guidelines

Winter Exercize Guidelines

By on Jan 6, 2014 in Education | 0 comments

Getting pets who dislike the cold to go outside in winter can be a challenge, but chilly weather or not, pets need fresh air and exercise. ASPCA experts assure us that while short-haired and smaller breeds may require cozy apparel to protect them from winter’s bite, others simply need a little training to learn how to enjoy a cold-weather romp.  “With a few simple...

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Life with your Newly adopted Dog

Life with your Newly adopted Dog

By on Jan 4, 2014 in Education, Featured |

Bringing a new dog home from an animal shelter is an exciting experience. Dogs can bring a lot of joy and energy into a household, quickly becoming a treasured member of the family. Adjusting to life with a newly adopted dog is not always smooth sailing, as members of the household often deal with a transition period as they grow more acclimated to the...

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