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Columbus, Ohio Meals on Wheels Serves Pets

Kudos to Lifecare Alliance Senior Petcare program, which gives free pet food and veterinary care to owners in need. The Petcare program arose when human food deliverers were noticing the remains of their meals littering the area around pet food bowls. They recognized that seniors need pets for quality of life, as well as for to enhance longevity.

While Lifecare Alliance takes care of the food, the Veterinary Program at The Ohio State University provides care.

Sounds like a great partnership!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

RIP K-9 Joker

The Brimfield K-9 Corps, circa 2014
The Brimfield K-9 Corps, circa 2014
From the Brimfield, Ohio, Police Department: It is with sadness today that we announce the passing of retired Brimfield Police Department K-9 Joker. Joker’s end of watch was July 28, 2019.

Joker was born on July 23, 2006 and served with Captain Christopher Adkins. Joker served our Brimfield community until his retirement on September 21, 2013. Together, they had 374 deployments together, with numerous drug seizures, including some of the largest ones assisting Tallmadge PD. Joker received his first state certification at 6 months old, and maintained both state and national certifications throughout his career. Continue reading RIP K-9 Joker

Assistance Needed for K-9 Breeze

BreezeAfter an unfortunate break, one of K-9 Breeze’s bottom canine teeth needs a specially made Titanium Cap. We are asking for donations to help alleviate the cost for the handler and his family. The total surgical procedure is approximately $3,000 and has to be done ‪on February 15th.‬

The Cambridge (Ohio) police department has multiple K-9’s and funding can be tough, we understand that. The local veterinarian has helped tremendously as well, however this is a costly procedure.

Due to the fact that Breeze is certified in Apprehensions, he is a great asset to his Department and the Cambridge, OH community. The tooth will improve his daily life and help him to continue as many as 8 years as a healthy and dedicated Police Officer. Continue reading Assistance Needed for K-9 Breeze

Live PD Shows Dog Rescue from Icy Pond

It’s that time of year again. Please keep close track of your dog if you live near water which may not be completely frozen. Kudos to the first responders in Franklin County (Columbus), Ohio for rescuing this dog, and to #LivePD on A&E for showing it. The video was rebroadcast on 10TV, and the Hilliard MedVet Facebook page featured the dog. Continue reading Live PD Shows Dog Rescue from Icy Pond

Ohio Names Shelter Animals Official State Pet

Animal Shelter KennelI’m proud of my home state of Ohio. The Ohio House voted with a 78-0 vote on SB 86 which includes language sponsored by state Representative Laura Lanese:

“A shelter pet is hereby designated as the official pet of the state to raise public awareness of shelter animals.”

The measure still needs to pass the state Senate and be signed by the Governor, but it’s a start!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Ohio Puppy Mill Reforms

Picture from HSUS A Humane Nation blog
Picture from HSUS A Humane Nation blog
I’m proud that my home state of Ohio has put into effect a new law upgrading standards of care for dogs kept in puppy mills. Our history in this area has not been great, with many commercial breeders keeping their dogs in filthy, horrible conditions. Ohio was ranked second in the nation as having the worst puppy mill problem. Continue reading Ohio Puppy Mill Reforms

How Adoptable Animals Should Be Advertised

I know this is an ad for an adoptable cat, but it is so well written I wanted to share it. I spend a fair amount of time dreaming about getting another dog, and perusing rescue postings. Usually, they are written to fit a certain template and tell you just about nothing about the dog. This one, by contrast, really gets your attention.

I think better ads are more successful than boring ones, don’t you? I have to think the adoption rate would go up if rescues and shelters put a bit more thought into their adoption ads. Continue reading How Adoptable Animals Should Be Advertised