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World Rabies Day

The 28th of September is World Rabies Day. You might wonder why there’s a full day for one disease that’s easily preventable. The truth is that not every community, not every country, has as robust a vaccination plan in place,...
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Our Mission: To Focus On the Positive

No question, this is a tough “business.” Those of us working in it confront difficult situations regularly. And sometimes it seems, there’s  not much of a breather before the next difficult case lands in our laps.  Thing is, nobody enters...
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5 Summer Essentials For Pets

Before I worked here, I didn’t think much about the things I’m about to tell you.  I didn’t know about heartworms or flystrike or how much more difficult it is for pets to shed heat compared to us. Or …...
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When Hope Was Running Out

As we were driving away, I watched Janice wave through the side-view mirror until our Ford Transit disappeared around the corner. We were transporting her dog, Maxey, to our clinic for surgery, and it was the first time since her...
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In Five Years Time

Sometimes, I look around and wonder how so much could’ve happened in such a short amount of time. … I came here in September of 2017. At the time, I was one of 21 full-time employees for an organization that...
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What does breed mean?

What breed doesn’t tell you You may have seen the recent study that came out looking at the correlation between breed and behavior. In short, researchers determined through surveying nearly 20,000 dogs from a wide variety of backgrounds that “dog...
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Lawn Care and Your Pet

You’re lounging in a chair in your yard. The sun is shining, birds are singing. Your dog is running around in the sea of green grass that surrounds you. You just cut the lawn yesterday, and your bare feet in...
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Parvo: Q&A with Dr. Melia Washington

Among diseases dogs can contract, parvovirus is one of the most heartbreaking, because it’s very contagious, lives a long time in the environment, and can wreak havoc on an unvaccinated pet, especially puppies, causing death. It’s no joke. We want...
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Abuse and Neglect: the Law and the Reality

We’re an organization that focuses on the positive. One of the reasons for this is because that’s how we keep going. The work we do can be overwhelming at times, but putting the good things in the forefront of our...
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A Family Reunion

Up until recently, I had never met Blu, but I had heard enough stories about her to know just how special she was (and still is) to my team.  Earlier this week, Ramona, who has worked in our outreach department...
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