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Pets News: Adding a Furry Friend to your Family

by Namukolo Kasumpa International Fellow, Division of Consumer & Business Education If you’ve been thinking about adding a pet to your family, now may be a good time. In addition to pets offering unconditional love, companionship, and amusement, studies have shown that the bond between people and their pets has health benefits. Regular walking or playing with pets can decrease blood pressure, cholesterol levels and triglyceride levels. Finding a pet may be a little different during the pandemic. While many shelters, rescue leagues and breeders... Read more →


Every day in America, 2,000 dogs and cats are killed in shelters

Best Friends Every day in America, 2,000 dogs and cats are killed in shelters. That means 83 dogs or cats are killed every hour just because they don’t have safe places to call home. That’s the bad news. Peyton (CNBNews file photo) Now the good: Best Friends Animal Society and our 2,700+ partners across the country are doing something are coming together and doing something about it. Government and private shelters, small and large shelter organizations, spay/neuter organizations and people like you are coming together... Read more →


Pet for Adoption: MEET Daddy Rocky

Daddy Rocky Siberian Husky Adult Male Available for Adoption Matawan, NJ 23 miles away Organization Contact Info: Husky House 391 Rt 34 Matawan, NJ 07747 Huskyhouseinc@gmail.com http://huskyhouse.org Meet Rocky! Rescued along with Momma Pelusa and his puppies, Rocky is looking for his loving, forever home. He is super sweet and friendly. Prior Siberian Husky experience a must for adoption. Please no homes with small animals or cat. Interested in adopting Rocky? Please visit www.huskyhouse.org today to fill out an application. More about Daddy Rocky Up-to-date... Read more →


FOR ADOPTION:Louisa German Shepherd Dog

Louisa German Shepherd Dog Large Adult Female Available for Adoption Matawan, NJ 23 miles away Organization Contact Info: Husky House 391 Rt 34 Matawan, NJ 07747 Huskyhouseinc@gmail.com http://huskyhouse.org Meet Louisa. Louisa is looking for her loving forever home. An owner surrender, she is an even tempered girl. She gets along well with other dogs her size. She is friendly, affectionate and enjoys going for walks. She can be a little strong on the leash at first, but soon settles to enjoy a nice stroll. Please... Read more →


PETS & PEOPLE ‘Fur-get’ About Stress When Moving With Pets

NAPSI)—If you’re a pet parent, you’re far from alone. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, nearly six in 10 American households have at least one pet. When the time comes to move that household, however, there are a few things you should consider to keep your four-legged family members happy and healthy. Moving with Pets 1. Before you pick up the rental moving truck: • Check with your pet’s veterinarian to see if a mild sedative is recommended for the move. • If your... Read more →


Penn Veterinarian Launches Tele-Heath Platform

Expands Access to Leading Pet Behavior Expertise By Hannah Kleckner HallPublished: May 4, 2020 Designed for veterinarians and pet owners alike, the new web-based telehealth application is expanding access to science-based insights from certified behavior experts. Peyton C. (Gloucestercitynews.net photo) With less than 100 veterinary behavior experts practicing in the United States, having direct access to reliable, scientifically-sound advice on managing unsavory pet behavior can prove challenging. But thanks to a newly launched, web-based application from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn... Read more →


Six Tips To Keep Pets Safe During Storm Season

While no one is immune from the devastation of a natural disaster, preparing before a storm hits is key to keeping everyone in your family—including your pets—safe. It’s even more important now – in an era of social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic – that pet parents have a plan to keep their furry family members out of harm’s way if forced to take shelter elsewhere. “What’s good for us is good for our pets,” s aid Kris Kiser, President of The TurfMutt Foundation,... Read more →


Maple Shade Dog Killer Sentenced to 5 Years

Toby, a poodle, was euthanized a day after being shot with an air rifle last summer BURLINGTON CITY, NJ--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 64-year-old Maple Shade man pled guilty today in Superior Court to shooting a neighbor’s dog with an air rifle last year. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, William D. Stroemel, of Fifth Avenue, pled guilty to Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree) and Animal Cruelty (Third Degree) in exchange for a five-year term in... Read more →


FIRST AMERICAN DOG DIAGNOSED WITH COVID-19

AMBASSADOR OF AMERICAN HUMANE SOCIETY AVAILABLE TO DISCUSS SYMPTOMS & CDC GUIDELINES TO STOP SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS AMONG DOGS NEW YORK, NY (April 29, 2020) – America has its first case of canine coronavirus, with a North Carolina pug being the first American dog with the virus that has proved so deadly among humans. The dog contracted the virus after living in a household with a mother, father, and son who have all tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The family’s daughter, second dog, and... Read more →


CNB PET NEWS: Saint Francis Veterinary Center of South Jersey

Saint Francis Veterinary Center of South Jersey just earned the 2019 AAHA Accredited Practice of the Year award! Our team seeks another talented Veterinarian to join our community of 100+ veterinary professionals. Success is all but guaranteed, with supportive colleagues, an under-served market, and an affluent community of pet-loving parents. Our general practice was founded in 1986 and has deep roots in the local community, evidenced by over 50,000 annual patient visits. With an established staff and robust team of general practice, emergency and specialty... Read more →


PET NEWS: Lucky’s Legacy

(NAPSI)—Lucky the TurfMutt is a real-life rescue dog who “pawed it forward” by spending a decade educating children and families about living landscapes—why they are important to people and the planet, how to take care of them, and encouraging everyone to get out and enjoy the nature around them. Lucky inspired people to look at their living landscapes through a dog’s eyes. After all, no one Lucky the TurfMutt, a real-life rescue dog who educated people about living landscapes. loves a yard like the family... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Take a Hike

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor Maybe you and Fido have been munching out during this time of quarantine and now you are both a little ‘rounder’. There is an easy fix for getting rid of that extra weight—take a hike! Walking around your neighborhood is a good way to enrich the bond you share with your family. And keeping a safe distance is easy if you keep moving! Keep a mask handy in case someone breaches the six-foot restriction, but most folks are compliant with the... Read more →


Tips For Preventing Dog Attacks On Mail Carriers

(NAPSI)—Can you picture a member of your family attacking a mail carrier? Of course you couldn't, but it happened 5,714 times last year across the nation. Dearborn, Mich., letter carrier Tameka Toliver recalls being pinned on a porch by a dog that bit her above her knee. "It happened so fast, even with all my training, I barely had time to react," Toliver said last year. "I'm still scared when I get close to that house because I remember the attack so vividly. It takes... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Instinct

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor There are many theories on training dogs. Some folks like to think they can get their dogs to do anything they train them to do. Conversely, they believe they can make their dogs stop behaviors that are unacceptable. While that may be true, most dogs will revert to instinct if given the opportunity. A good example of instinctual behavior is allowing a dog with a known, high prey drive access to a rabbit. Sure, the dog may seem friendly toward the... Read more →


Heart and Paw Remains Open

PHILADELPHIA, PA (April 2020) - In the midst of COVID19, many companies have closed their doors. However, Heart + Paw has remained open as an essential business, offering veterinary care with a curbside drop off and no-touch policy. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, “veterinarians provide important animal and public health surveillance, deliver essential medical care for ill animals, and ensure that only healthy animals enter the food supply.” For more information on why veterinary practices are essential businesses during this time, click here.... Read more →


PET FOR ADOPTION: MEET GIGI

Gigi Siberian Husky Adult Female SEE MORE PETS HERE Available for Adoption Matawan, NJ 674 miles away Organization Contact Info: Husky House 391 Rt 34 Matawan, NJ 07747 Huskyhouseinc@gmail.com http://huskyhouse.org Meet Gigi! Doing well in her foster home, Gigi is still looking for her loving forever home. She is very sweet and gets along well with other dogs. She is also crate trained. Please no homes with small animals or cats. Interested in adopting Gigi? Please visit www.huskyhouse.org today to fill out an application. More... Read more →


TENNYSON AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION:

SEE MORE PETS HERE Available for Adoption Tennyson, Siberian Husky, Adult Male Matawan, NJ Organization Contact Info: Husky House 391 Rt 34 Matawan, NJ 07747 Huskyhouseinc@gmail.com http://huskyhouse.org Meet Tennyson. The new boy at Husky House, Tennyson is looking for his loving forever home. Previously in a foster home with children, smaller dogs, cats, and big dogs, Tennyson got along well with all of them. He is a very big fella that loves being with his pack. He is super sweet and lovable. He will do... Read more →


Top Tips For Helping Your Dog Get a Great Night’s Sleep

Gloucestercitynews.net (March 25, 2020)--When something is bothering your dog, it can be quite the challenge to figure out what is wrong. Of course, if there is something clearly wrong with your pet’s physical wellbeing, you know that the correct thing to do is to bring him to see your veterinarian. However, if the problem isn’t a life-threatening one but more to do with your pet’s mood and behavior, there are steps you can take at home to help. One solution that can go a long... Read more →


PET FOR ADOPTION: BABY Bleach Female Dachshund / Chihuahua /

SEE MORE PETS HERE Please visit our Facebook page for regular updates on Adoption Days at our facility in Matawan, NJ. How do I adopt from Husky House? We ARE NOT a walk-through facility. Adoptions are by approved appointments only. Fill out a non-binding application We will be checking your vet and personal references Phone interview Homevisit Upon completion and approval of application & homevisit, come meet the dog(s)! If you have any other questions regarding adoption please email us at huskyhouseinc@gmail.com. Return to Search... Read more →


Interesting Facts About Your Dog’s Organs

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(March 23, 2020)--When we think of dogs, we think of floppy ears and puppy-dog eyes. But there’s a living and breathing animal under that fur. Like humans, a dog’s internal organs can cause health issues that require medical intervention. Most dog owners can tell when there is something wrong with their pup through subtle personality or behavioral changes. However, knowing a little bit about your dog’s organs and how they function can help you spot those subtle differences. Dog’s Are More Than Just a Wagging... Read more →


Letter Carriers Say Their Bosses Pressured Them to Deliver Mail Despite Coronavirus Symptoms

ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. Postal workers say they’re not being given hand sanitizer. Two say they’ve been pressured to work even while showing COVID-19 symptoms. (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images) by Maryam Jameel (MARCH 18, 2020)--Postal carriers say they are being pressed into service against medical advice and with insufficient protection against the novel coronavirus. Two mail carriers told ProPublica they have been pressured to stay on their routes... Read more →


The TurfMutt Foundation Announces The (Really) Great Outdoors Contest 2020

Submissions from students in grades 6 to 8 are due March 16, 2020 $10,000 in prizes available for students, teachers, and schools FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alexandria, Va. – The TurfMutt Foundation announces The (Really) Great Outdoors Contest 2020, focused on urging kids to use their imaginations around the many uses and benefits of green space and the outdoors. Open to students in grades six to eight, last year’s contest drew over 2,700 submissions from middle school youth. Created in partnership with Scholastic, the global children’s... Read more →


The TurfMutt Foundation Announces The (Really) Great Outdoors Contest 2020

Submissions from students in grades 6 to 8 are due March 16, 2020 $10,000 in prizes available for students, teachers, and schools Alexandria, Va. – The TurfMutt Foundation announces The (Really) Great Outdoors Contest 2020, focused on urging kids to use their imaginations around the many uses and benefits of green space and the outdoors. Open to students in grades six to eight, last year’s contest drew over 2,700 submissions from middle school youth. Created in partnership with Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and... Read more →


CNB BUSINESS: Heart & Paw Opening Another Venue in East Market

Ribbon Cutting at Callowhill and Broad Grand Opening on 2/29. Photo Credit to Philly Chit Chat - HughE Dillon PHILADELPHIA, PA (March 2020) - Your favorite pet care company is opening anotherCenter City location this month! Pet destination Heart + Paw is coming to East Market on Saturday, March 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Opening on the lively Market Street, this one-of-a-kind integrated pet care center is reimagining the future of pet care by offering veterinary care, grooming and daycare all in one... Read more →


Animal News: Rescue Puppy Named New Voice Of The TurfMutt Foundation

(NAPSI)—A puppy named Mulligan has big paws to fill, but the mixed breed rescue dog is up to the challenge of becoming the new voice for the TurfMutt Foundation, says his new owner and guardian, Kris Kiser, President of the organization. Since 2009, Kiser’s rescue dog, Lucky, “pawed it forward” by leading the Foundation’s environmental education and stewardship program for students in grades K to 8. Sadly, Lucky passed away recently, but his superhero cape is being picked up by perky Mulligan, who was found... Read more →


PETS ARE THE BEST: Giving The Gift Of Love

(NAPSI)—Most people would agree, the best gift during the holidays—and all year round—is the gift of love. For thousands of families, that means welcoming a puppy into their home. For those considering getting a new best friend for themselves or someone else, remember that choosing a puppy is a big decision. It’s also one you should think about carefully—for both your sake and the dog’s. Consumer groups report receiving nearly 10,000 complaints about puppy/dog businesses in just the last three years, with 60 percent of... Read more →


Gloucester County Animal Shelter is calling for volunteers

(Clayton, NJ)—Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Deputy Director Frank J. DiMarco want to remind Gloucester County residents of volunteer opportunities at the Gloucester County Animal Shelter (GCAS). The GCAS handles over 3,000 domestic animals a year. Volunteers are a huge help in making the shelter successful and keeping foster pets happy. “Volunteering at the Gloucester County Animal Shelter is an amazing way to assist the animals we currently house,” Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said. Volunteers will assist in a number of different... Read more →


PENN VET NEWS: Taking on wildlife disease

John Armstrong, a chronic wasting disease research specialist at Penn Vet, processes samples in the newly established laboratory to test deer samples for the deadly infection at the School’s New Bolton Center campus. Getting this lab accredited and operational was one of the first actions of the new Pennsylvania Wildlife Futures Program, a partnership with the Pennsylvania Game Commission. When wildlife biologist Matthew Schnupp began his career, the emphasis was on conserving habitat. “The paradigm of wildlife management for the last 20 years has been... Read more →


Treatment in a FLASH

Milo, a 4-year-old Saint Bernard, participated in the FLASH trial. “I think that we greatly underestimate the excitement of pet owners to be involved in research and to be able to contribute to a project like this,” says Penn Vet surgeon Jennifer Huck, who is co-leading the effort with Penn Medicine’s Keith Cengel, a radiation oncologist. (Image: Courtesy of the Gordon family) Radiation therapy to treat cancer can be grueling, requiring consecutive days of therapy over days or weeks. Dr. Keith Cengel "When you talk... Read more →


Penn Vet Studying Disease-Causing Parasites

A roadblock for disease-causing parasites Activating the immune system of mosquitoes prevents the parasite that causes canine heartworm from developing, according to new research from Penn Vet. The same approach also thwarted the parasite responsible for lymphatic filariasis, a disease that affects humans. (Image: Povelones laboratory) The threadlike parasite Dirofilaria immitis causes the debilitating canine heartworm disease. A related parasite, Brugia malayi, infects humans and is one of the parasites responsible for lymphatic filariasis, a neglected disease that affects 120 million and can give rise... Read more →


8,900 Square-Foot Voorhees Animal Orphanage Opens

VOORHEES TOWNSHIP NJ--Freeholder Barbara Holcomb joined Voorhees Township Mayor Michael R. Mignogna and community leaders committed to the humane treatment of animals for a special leash-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the new, 8,900 square-foot facility. Guests were treated to a celebratory dog parade following the leash cutting. “This is a tremendous development for the more than 1,500 animals served by the VAO each year, who will now have more space and more comfortable accommodations while they wait for their new family,” Holcomb said. “We... Read more →


Pet of the Week: Bruno

Bruno is channeling his inner Sir Elton John in this photograph for Valentine's Day! He is such a calm, friendly guy, it's hard not to fall in love with him! Bruno is about six-and-a-half years old, loves snacks, and enjoys sweater weather. For more information Click Here. Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Fence Fighting

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor Fence fighting. You may not have known what this behavior is called but I’ll bet you’ve seen it. When a dog is left to his own resources outdoors, he may exhibit an annoying chain of behaviors. If you have a fenced-in yard Fido may spot movement outside of the fence and run the length of the enclosed area barking furiously. Eventually, the object or person will disappear from view and the dog will calm down and be quiet. But suddenly, another... Read more →


*Gloucester City's Feral Animal Society Fundraiser

source: The Feral Animal Society, of Gloucester City Gloucester City, NJ--The Feral Animal Society of Gloucester City is a non-profit 501(c)(3) foundation, established in 2019. Our primary mission is to manage the population of feral animals in Gloucester City and to provide humane education about feral animals to our community. We strive to create humane, safe communities for feral cats and dogs through Trap-Neuter-Return and Colony Health Maintenance. Our goals are to reduce the suffering and birth rate of these animals, the number of cats... Read more →


Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Furry Valentine's Day Photo Contest

Welcome to our First Annual Furry Valentine Contest! Have an adorable pet who has stolen your heart? Want to show the world how playful your pup is? Is your kitty the cat's meow? Then you're in the right place! Submit your photo for a chance to score some shelter swag! Share with your friends to increase your chances of winning! Our contest runs through Valentine's Day, so spread the word and start racking up the votes! Prizes Grand Prize Winner will receive a photoshoot* with... Read more →