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The Power of Facebook

Photo: Kelly Gray

Sharing a story today from the small town of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, which points out the power of Facebook.

A random Good Samaritan named Kelly Gray posted on her Facebook page that three dogs were left outside in the extreme cold we’ve been experiencing here in Ohio: The dogs in the Kirby puppy mill are freezing with no water and no one takes action! Who can help!! She also uploaded a few pictures and a video of the cold Beagles. The post was shared over 6700 times, prompting action from the Wyandot County Sheriff and Humane Society. Continue reading The Power of Facebook

Urgent request for funding for knee surgery for Army dog Buddy

Buddy Pets for PatriotsFrom today’s e-mail bag:

Buddy is a ten year-old Lab who got a second chance on life when he was adopted by Maureen, a career Army officer with more than 20 years of service to our country. Buddy has always been an Army dog, but his previous family got reassigned to Germany and were unable to take him.

We think this picture of Buddy and his new Army mom says it all.

Just 3 days after coming home, Buddy was playing with a new ball when he tore his cruciate ligament, an injury seen in older labs.

Buddy has an excellent prognosis and is scheduled for surgery on Saturday, October 25. It cannot wait.

Maureen shares what Buddy means to her family:

“He’s a good dog who has stolen the hearts of me and my children. As challenging as this is for me to deal with, I know that it was meant to be. This injury was inevitable and had it happened prior to Monday, Buddy might not have ever been adopted. The thought breaks my heart.”

We’re working with Pet Chance to fund Buddy’s urgent surgery; monies raised will go directly to the treating veterinarian.


On behalf of this military family, we thank you!

Tuesday Top Ten: What to Do When Your Dog Gets Sick at the Pet Sitter’s

While we were away last weekend, Maggie had another seizure.  Scared our young pet sitter out of her mind.  We were able to calm her down by phone, and Maggie fortunately made it through the weekend without further incident.  However, it brought up the question of what to do when you travel to make sure your pet’s care is handled the way you would want.

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Tuesday Top Ten: Ways to save money on medications for your dog

With the economy continuing in it’s slump, it’s always nice to find a few ways to save money where you can.  With four dogs, two cats, and heartworm testing / annual check-ups just around the corner, I went fishing for some suggestions for a few corners I could safely cut with my dogs’ medications.

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Dogs die due to lack of money for care

From BBC News:  Okay, this one should have been obvious, but the RSPCA is encouraging indigent pet owners to ask for help if their pets have medical problems.  It seems that Elizabeth Evans of Carmarthenshire just received a sentence of 200 hours of community service and 1000 pounds for allowing her two dogs to die rather than seeking out someone to help pay for their medical care.

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It’s a Dog’s World

The American Pet Products Manufacturing Association estimates that people in the United States will spend $43.4 million on their animals this year, as compared to a paltry $41.2 million in 2007.  What is it that we’re spending so much of our disposable income on?  Laura Bennett, CEO of Embrace Pet Insurance has this to say about pet trends in 2008.

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