Monday, 16 September 2013

Valley Animal Rescue working hard for pets: PAWS FOR REACTION GIVEAWAY!

Valley Animal Rescue supports animals in Renfrew County and we support them with a giveaway!

Photo provided by Valley Animal Rescue
Meet Little Willy! Willy is one on the many pets that have been fortunate enough to be rescued by the Valley Animal Rescue in Renfrew County, Ontario. Willy, like so many other dogs and cats being fostered through this organization, is in need of a loving forever home with caring and patient people who can tend to his needs.

Valley Animal Rescue- or VAR- is a registered charity organization that relies solely on foster parents for the animals they take in. They run off of the donations and support of their community and local animal lovers. But unlike some of the other wider known animal shelters or rescue organizations that have more funding, VAR has to do quite a bit of the legwork. VAR has a network of community members who put in time for these animals without any pay- just the reward of giving a helping hand and a temporary home. Since it’s a foster run charity 100% of all donations go to the animals.

Pet Food Recall: September 2013

Pet Food Recall: September 2013

New Hampshire Announces Recall of Pet Chicken Jerky Due to Risk of Salmonella

Recalled itemPRESS RELEASE- September 10th, 2013, Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is announcing a voluntary recall of Joey’s Jerky brand Chicken Jerky due to possible Salmonella risk. A total of 21 people in Merrimack and Hillsborough Counties have been identified with the same strain of the illness, but no deaths have occurred. Joey’s Jerky is produced in New Hampshire and the manufacturer, Kritter’s Kitchen Kreations, LLC, has voluntarily recalled all of the product. Joey’s Jerky was sold at the following six stores: America’s Pet in Hudson, Blue Seal in Bow, K9 Kaos in Dover, Osborne’s Agway in Concord, Sandy’s Pet Food Center in Concord, and The Yellow Dogs Barn in Barrington. DHHS is asking people to check if they have any of these jerky treats at home and to discard them.

Through investigation and interviewing the ill people, the DHHS Bureau of Infectious Disease Control determined that the jerky treats were implicated in spreading Salmonella. Confirmation through laboratory testing of the jerky is pending at the New Hampshire Public Health Labs...

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Pet of the Month: August 2013

This pooch has an iron stomach and a heart of gold

All photos by Stacey Gonzalez Copyright©
Calvin is a 12 year old Lab who is a Labrador retriever to the core. Calvin loves food first and everything else second. That’s why his two-legged family are his favorite people- they always have treats!

A year ago Calvin lost his best friend- a toy Poodle named Teddy. Teddy and Calvin were the best of friends and did everything together. As Teddy got older he lost his sight and his hearing. Luckily he had Calvin to show him the way and take extra special care of Teddy.

Animal themed holidays: August & September

Paws up for summer: end the season by
celebrating these animal themed holidays
Photo by Raymond Larose Foter CC BY-NC-ND
As the sun starts to set on the summer we pay tribute to the pets that have graced our lives by celebrating these pet related holidays and raising awareness for animal welfare.

Pet Photos!

 Photo by Wondermonkey2k Foter CC BY-NC-ND

Photo by Stacey Gonzalez Copyright©
Photo by trustypics Foter CC BY-NC

Photo by YlvaS CC BY-NC-ND

Photo by matt512 Foter CC BY

Photo by Pasha C Foter CC BY-NC-SA