Sleepy kitties in bowls. Yep!
- Michael Vick is going to serve the rest of his sentence under house arrest.
- 1 in 3 smokers would willingly quit for their dog’s wellbeing.
- Obituaries are beginning to list pets as survivors of the deceased.
- Red Cross uses therapy dogs for relatives of plane crash victims of the Continental Connection flight that crashed outside Buffalo and also for emergency responders, morgue employees, and hospital employees.
- The woman (Holly Crawford) who was arrested for piercing kittens ears & necks and causing their tails to fall off so she could sell them as “goth” kittens, will be going to trial.
Visits to veterinarians are down, but preventative care is important for our pets just like it is for us. To help pet owners, Bayer Animal Health is offering downloadable $20 vouchers for vet care as part of their Help Your Pet, Get To The Vet campaign. (The campaign will undoubtedly drum up some business for Bayer too, since they make things like Advantage and Droncit.)
The vouchers are available February 16 through February 28, 2009 on a first come first serve basis. About 80 vouchers will be available every hour on the hour each day beginning at 9:00 a.m. EasternTime and ending at 9:00 p.m. EasternTime. Up to 1,000 will be given out each day. To redeem the voucher, you must see a licensed vet between February 16, 2009 and May 31, 2009 for a preventive care visit.
ALDF is one of our favorite organizations. They do good work across the U.S. by helping prosecute animal cruelty cases, pressuring for the enforcement of existing laws, strengthening animal cruelty laws, helping students interested in animal law, and through public education.
Besides being sweet, this is some pretty cool video from a dog behavior point of view. Great play bows—you can see photos and read about them. The lifted paw is another friendly gesture. Want to learn more about canine body language? Check out Canine Body Language: A Photographic Guide Interpreting the Native Language Of The Domestic Dog, by Brenda Aloff. It’s an outstanding and very useful book.