Saturday, December 31, 2011

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

You Go Laura....

Thomas Jefferson once said, “All tyranny needs to gain foothold is for people
of good conscience to remain silent”. That is such a true statement
and if the people of MO remain silent then the tyrannical reign of the
politicians in Jefferson City will become absolute. We must stop that. We must
take back control of OUR government and the ONLY way to do that is to pass the
Your Vote Counts Act …. and the
only way to pass the Your Vote Counts Act is to get the signatures to put it on
the ballot. MISSOURIANS
PROTECT YOUR VOTE
http://www.protectvoters.com

You Go Laura....

Thomas Jefferson once said, “All tyranny needs to gain foothold is for people
of good conscience to remain silent”. That is such a true statement
and if the people of MO remain silent then the tyrannical reign of the
politicians in Jefferson City will become absolute. We must stop that. We must
take back control of OUR government and the ONLY way to do that is to pass the
Your Vote Counts Act …. and the
only way to pass the Your Vote Counts Act is to get the signatures to put it on
the ballot. MISSOURIANS
PROTECT YOUR VOTE
http://www.protectvoters.com

Need Clarity of What A Puppy MIll Is......

The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council has defined Puppy Mills as:
Breeders who do one or more of the following:
a) Fail to follow acceptable standards of breeding
b) Fail to provide vet care and husbandry
c) Fail to provide socialization
d) Fail to provide safe housing
e) Fail to maintain sanitary facilities
f) Fail to transport in humane and safe manner, or
g) Knowingly breed adult dogs with hereditary or genetic defects

Getting A Pet For Someone Else

People are advertising pets as "the perfect gift". Please remember that more than half of those gifted pets will end up abandoned in shelters or on the streets a few
months after they are given. Don't believe me? Visit your local shelter in January and February, or just take the time to ask someone who works there about it. It's disheartening to start the New Year with a flood of new arrivals when you know most of them won’t leave that building again alive. Spouses, boyfriends, girlfriends, and various relatives: PLEASE be sure that the person you're giving a pet to is sure they want it and are ready for the responsibility, time, and money it takes to care for an animal, especially a puppy or kitten. If anything, consider giving an older, trained animal another chance with a new family. PARENTS!!! When you buy your child who is under 18 and still completely dependent on you a pet, you are buying yourself a pet! Legally you are responsible for that animal, so
be ready to pick up the slack if your kids "get bored" with their new pet or
find out that cleaning up poop is gross. Ask yourself if YOU want a pet and if
YOU are able to spare the time a pet will need. Remember: The difference between
a toy animal and a real one is the ability to experience pleasure and suffering.
That cute little puppy or kitten with the bow on his head is a life, and
10-15 year commitment, if you, or your recipient is not prepared, do NOT get
one, as a pup they have some chance of finding a home. If you bring them home, or gift them, and the new "parent" is not ready, you will sign the dog/cat’s death warrant, they will keep them till they are out of the cute stage, then, off to the
shelter.
A pet is a great joy and giving
an animal a home is a deed that can benefit all parties, but only if everyone’s
ready for it. PLEASE don't add to the 6 million plus animals euthanized in
shelters annually by not thinking things through.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011



"I AM A FOREVER DOG, NOT AN 'UNTIL DOG.'

I'm not an "until you get bored with me" dog.
I'm not an "until you find a girlfriend" dog.
I'm not an "until you have a baby" dog.
I'm not an "until you have to move" dog.
I'm not an "until you have no time" dog.
I'm not an "until I get old" dog.
I'm a FOREVER DOG.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Change.org Speaks Up On Petland....

While the puppies in Petland USA stores may look cute in their cages, chances are the puppies have led miserable lives that threaten their health from the day they're born.
Petland USA is the country's largest chain of stores that sell puppies. Most of Petland's animals come from puppy mills, where thousands of dogs are bred again and again to supply the pet trade. Dogs are kept in cramped, unsanitary conditions, and they often lack adequate vet care.
There's hope to stop puppy mill sales at Petland stores. Last month Petland Canada ordered its stores to stop selling puppies, in part due to continuous pressure from animal protection advocates. So Mary Haight, a Change.org member from Chicago, wants Petland USA to do the same. She started a petition on Change.org asking Petland USA to end puppy mill sales in its stores. Click here to sign her petition.
Walk into any major pet store like Petco or PetSmart, and you won't find puppies for sale. Those stores work with local animal shelters to find homes for the countless animals waiting to be adopted across the country. Yet Petland stores prioritize profit by selling animals from puppy mills, propping up this cruel business.
Puppies bred in puppy mills are often plagued with poor health. Kept in cramped conditions and often housed outside in all types of weather, animals in puppy mills lead a pitiful existence. Puppy mill operators are also known to in-breed puppies, leading to other health and behavior problems.
Each Petland store in the US is an individually-owned franchise, meaning Petland USA's corporate headquarters can't ban puppy sales in stores on its own. But Petland USA can stop any new stores from selling puppies, and a strong statement from the corporation would go a long way to putting a stop to its existing stores that buy animals from puppy mills.
Please join Mary Haight in calling on Petland USA to support adoption and speak out against its stores doing business with puppy mills. Sign the petition:
http://www.change.org/petitions/petland-usa-stop-selling-pets-fire-puppy-mills-petland-canada-has
Thanks for being a change-maker,
- Cristina and the Change.org team

Dog Named ‘Lucky’ Looking For A Fresh Start « CBS Denver

Dog Named ‘Lucky’ Looking For A Fresh Start « CBS Denver

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011


You remember Lucas & his faithful service dog, Juno? Lucas is the 4 year old little boy with the terminal illness MPS. There is no known treatment...there is no cure...and Lucas's life expectancy is only 10 -15 years (go to his FB page Lucas Hembree to see more).

His service dog, Juno, is always by his side. Juno was trained by Lucas's father, after he rescued her from a shelter, where she literally was to be put down in a matter of another few hours. Together, they have formed an inseperable bond.

Life is not the easy, carefree thing it is for most children. The family has gone thru many ups and downs, in fact as Chester Hembree wrote in a note to me, "It seems like for every ounce of good news we get it's followed by a pound of bad news...lol. We've just learned to take what ever happens and make the best of it."

We at the GSDC would like to bring a bit of cheer to this family.

Instead of finding bills in their mailbox, we'd like to fill it with CHRISTMAS CARDS! Holiday greeting and well wishes from around the globe! .... and we need YOUR help!

PLEASE...could you send the family a Christmas card? Let them know, that they are NOT alone in this. Tell them that there are people who truly CARE, this Christmas season. A card and a postage stamp, could make such a difference. So please, when you are sending your cards out, could you address an extra one to a little boy, & his Dog?

It would mean so very, very much.

Cards can be sent to:
Lucas Hembree & Juno
204 McKinley St.
Alcoa, TN 37701


THANK YOU!!!!
By: The German Shepherd Dog Community

Thursday, December 15, 2011

This is To All The Fabulous Rescuers Out There That Work So TIrelessly Helping Animals In Need....

It is said that when animals die they don’t go to heaven, they go to the Rainbow Bridge where they wait for their owners. The area around the Rainbow Bridge is sunny, warm but not too warm, flowers, grass and all the animals have been restored to a youthful healthy state.
On one particular day it was unlike most days at Rainbow Bridge , this day dawned cold and gray, damp as a swamp and as dismal as could be imagined. All of the recent arrivals had no idea what to think, as they had never experienced a day like this before.
But the animals who had been waiting for their beloved people knew exactly what was going on and started to gather at the pathway leading to The Bridge to watch.
It wasn’t long before an elderly dog came into view, head hung low and tail dragging. The other animals, the ones who had been there for a while, knew what his story was right away, for they had seen this happen far too often.
He approached slowly, obviously in great emotional pain, but with no sign of injury or illness. Unlike all of the other animals waiting at The Bridge, this animal had not been restored to youth and made healthy and vigorous again! As he walked toward The Bridge, he watched all of the other animals watching him. He knew he was out of place here and the sooner he could cross over, the happier he would be.
But, alas, as he approached The Bridge, his way was barred by the appearance of an Angel who apologized, but told him that he would not be able to pass. Only those animals who were with their people could pass over Rainbow Bridge .
With no place else to turn to, the elderly animal turned towards the fields before The Bridge and saw a group of other animals like himself, also elderly. They weren’t playing, but rather simply lying on the green grass, forlornly staring out at the pathway leading to The Bridge. And so, he took his place among them, watching the pathway and waiting.
One of the newest arrivals at The Bridge didn’t understand what he had just witnessed and asked one of the animals that had been there for a while to explain it to him.
“You see, that poor animal was abandoned by his owners. He was turned into a shelter just as you see him now, an older animal with his fur graying and his eyes clouding. He never made it out of the shelter and passed on. Because he had no family to give his love to, he has no one to escort him across The Bridge. ”
The first animal thought about this for a minute and then asked, “So what will happen now?”
As he was about to receive his answer, the clouds suddenly parted and the gloom lifted.
Approaching The Bridge could be seen a single person and among the older animals, a whole group was suddenly bathed in a golden light and they were all young and healthy again, just as they were in the prime of life.
“Watch, and see” said the second animal.
A second group of animals from those waiting came to the pathway and bowed low as the person neared. At each bowed head, the person offered a pat on the head or a scratch behind the ears. The newly restored animals fell into line and followed him towards The Bridge.
They all crossed The Bridge together.
“What happened?”
“That was a rescuer. The animals you saw bowing in respect were those who found new homes because of his work. They will cross when their new families arrive. Those you saw restored were those who never found homes. When a rescuer arrives, they are allowed to perform one, final act of rescue. They are allowed to escort those poor animals that they couldn’t place on earth, across The Rainbow Bridge. ”
“I think I like rescuers,” said the first animal.
“So does GOD,” was the reply.

Please Join These Peaceful Protestors


Join this weekly peaceful protest at Petland located at 6131 Ronald Reagan Dr. Lake St. Louis, MO 63367 Sunday from 12-2pm. Signs and literature provided. Please join us if you can and/or spread the word and be a voice for the dogs suffering in puppy mills.

Information on Petland breeders attached. For more info on puppy mills visit
www.petshoppuppies.org
Voting rights are under attack all over the country, and Missouri is no exception. Missouri voters have had the right to pass laws directly by initiative petition since 1907, and, until recently, those laws were respected by members of the state legislature. Sadly, that is no longer the case. Missouri legislators are more likely to overturn or rewrite a law passed by the people than legislators in any other state. It's time for voters to demand that elected officials respect the will of the people. We can do this by passing the Your Vote Counts Act next November.

Your Vote Counts is a grassroots effort to require a three-fourths vote in both houses of the state assembly when legislators want to disregard a people-sponsored law. This is not a partisan issue. In fact, the protection of laws passed by initiative petition will benefit voters of all political stripes. That is why the Your Vote Counts coalition includes groups as diverse as Citizens in Charge, Americans for Limited Government, ASPCA, National Taxpayers Union and the Humane Society of the United States.

Critics of Your Vote Counts are trying to confuse voters by claiming it is "just the puppy mill opponents" who felt betrayed by the immediate revision of the care standards law passed by Missouri voters last year. But one of the two co-chairs of the effort is former Lt. Gov. Joe Maxwell who worked for three years on the alternative energy issue only to see legislators discard the new law passed by voters. In 2009, officials undid a school funding measure that passed as part of the casino initiative. In 2006, 76 percent of voters approved a new minimum wage law only to see the legislators with more loyalty to corporations than to workers try to change that law. They weren't successful this past year, but they will surely be trying again in 2012.

That is why voters must step up and demand that laws passed by initiative petition be respected in Jefferson City. The democracy you save may be your own. Sign up to help at www.protectvoters.com.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Five Acres Breaks Ground On New Dog Shelter

With volunteers watching, the Five Acres Animal Shelter board members broke ground on the 4,000 square foot building which will replace their current dog facility.
By Kalen Ponche
December 13, 2011
Earlier this year Purina helped the group’s current shelter with a makeover. New windows were installed, along with curtains. The entire outside of the building was painted.
Tuesday was the second time that some longtime volunteers remember gathering outside Five Acres Animal Shelter (formerly St. Charles Humane Society) for a ground breaking ceremony for a new facility.But on Tuesday afternoon, Kris Pals, president of the Board of Directors for the nonprofit, told a crowd of about 35 that the new facility would soon be a reality.
A 4,000-square foot building for dogs is expected to be completed in the spring."Our dream will be realized," he said. "The square footage that we will have will more than double the number of dogs we can bring into the shelter."The current facility holds about 25 to 30 dogs. A separate building on the property can house about 60 cats.
In 2007, the organization got approval from the city council to build a 5,000 square foot shelter and held a groundbreaking ceremony. However, by 2009, donations for the project had slowed and the nonprofit was struggling to pay for essentials. Staff was cut to just seven from 15 and the hours were reduced.

Generous bequests allowed the organization to this year announce a $1 million capital campaign to pay for the new dog facility along with the name change to Five Acres Animal Shelter. On Tuesday, Pals said that the organization had raised $600,000 toward that goal."We will be able to build this new facility without any debt at all, so it will be a cash deal and it’s great to know," he said.
The new facility will have a lobby area, three rooms in which families and dogs can get acquainted, space for commercial washers and dryers, a food prep area, kennels, and a grooming area.Kim Brown, director of Five Acres Animal Shelter, said the size of the building would allow them to turn away fewer people and animals. The group is able to rescue 550 animals every year.
"We can't help them all," she said. "We don't have the space to do it. For some who come here, it's their second chance, but it's kind of their only chance."Brown said those animals that the shelter cannot accept are often dumped on a country road or euthanized in one of the municipal animal facilities."It's important that we step up and are able to grow and meet the demand we're faced with," she said.Volunteer Mary Alwes said this was her second time attending a ground breaking for the shelter, but added that this time she hopes it will really happen."It was just the economy," she said. "We kept hanging in there and hoping things would turn around."
Alwes said she's looking forward to the next project for the nonprofit–renovating the feline facility."I'm hoping they can add more space," she said.
St. Louis Blues player David Backes and wife Kelly are members of the board of directors and, according to volunteers, have been a key part of raising awareness of the organization. Backes said they wanted to be a part of something that they were passionate about.Joining Backes at the ground breaking were Cardinal's pitcher Kyle McClellan and new-Marlin Mark Buehrle, who is from St. Charles.Backes said the sports community in St. Louis is supportive.
"You can all come together and you can accomplish great things," he said.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


FDA posts press releases and other notices of recalls and market withdrawals from the firms involved as a service to consumers, the media, and other interested parties. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company.

Advanced Animal Nutrition Recalls Dog Power Dry Dog Food
Contact:
Consumer
1-866-648-7646

Media
Larry Hirsch
417-280-0061

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 8, 2011 – Advanced Animal Nutrition today announced a voluntary recall of its dry Dog Power Dog Food- due to aflatoxin levels that were detected above the acceptable limit. The affected products were manufactured between Jan. 4, 2011, and Nov. 18, 2011. No illnesses have been reported in association with these products to date, and no other Advanced Animal Nutrition pet food products are involved in this recall. Affected products are:

DOG POWER ADULT MAINTENANCE FORMULA 21-12 Dog Food, 50 pound bags
DOG POWER HUNTERS FORMULA 27-14 Dog Food, 50 pound bags
DOG POWER HI-PRO PERFORMANCE FORMULA 26-18 Dog Food, 50 pound bags
The recall only applies to the above products with the following Packaging Date Codes (lot numbers): K0004 through K1322.

The affected dry dog food products were distributed in the following states – Missouri, Arkansas, and Louisiana. Retailers have already been instructed to remove the affected brands and products from store shelves.

While no adverse health effects related to these products have been reported, Advanced Animal Nutrition is implementing this recall as a precautionary measure. Consumers are urged to return affected products – whether in opened or unopened packages – to their place of purchase for a full refund. For more information, contact 866-648-7646.

Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring mold by-product. Pets that have consumed any of the above recalled products and exhibit symptoms of illness including sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, vomiting, yellowish tint to the eyes or gums, or diarrhea should be seen by a veterinarian.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Merry Christmas To All Hudson's Followers........



Cops: Bloody paw prints lead police to woman abusing dog
By Rosemary Sobol

Tribune reporter
10:01 p.m. CST, December 10, 2011
A woman who said she "no longer wanted" her dog was charged with animal abuse after letting it out in the cold today in the East Garfield Park neighborhood where children apparently beat it with broomsticks and baseball bats, police said.

Police responded to a 911 call of animal abuse about 6 p.m. in the 600 block of North Drake Avenue and found several children were trying to hit the dog with baseball bats and broomsticks, according to a police report.

The children fled and officers followed the bloody paw prints of the tan terrier mix up to its home, where the dog began barking and scratching at the door, the report said.

Maps
600 N Drake Ave, Chicago, IL 60624, USA
Ads by GoogleOfficers found the dog's owner, Lashon Parks, 42, hadn't been giving the animal water or food and had left it outside in temperatures below 25 degrees for an unidentified amount of time, police said.

Parks told officers that she owned the dog for ten years but no longer wanted it and allowed a relative to let it loose outside to "get rid of it," the report said.

She was charged with failure to comply with an animal owner's duties and cruelty to animals, both of which are misdemeanors, according to police. Parks is expected to appear in court Jan. 23, 2012.

The animal is currently in stable condition, according to Animal Care & Control Asst. Director Brad Powers. The dog will be evaluated by that department's medical staff on an ongoing basis, including a full examination by one of the staff veterinarians
Cops: Bloody paw prints lead police to woman abusing dog
By Rosemary Sobol

Tribune reporter
10:01 p.m. CST, December 10, 2011
A woman who said she "no longer wanted" her dog was charged with animal abuse after letting it out in the cold today in the East Garfield Park neighborhood where children apparently beat it with broomsticks and baseball bats, police said.

Police responded to a 911 call of animal abuse about 6 p.m. in the 600 block of North Drake Avenue and found several children were trying to hit the dog with baseball bats and broomsticks, according to a police report.

The children fled and officers followed the bloody paw prints of the tan terrier mix up to its home, where the dog began barking and scratching at the door, the report said.

Maps
600 N Drake Ave, Chicago, IL 60624, USA
Ads by GoogleOfficers found the dog's owner, Lashon Parks, 42, hadn't been giving the animal water or food and had left it outside in temperatures below 25 degrees for an unidentified amount of time, police said.

Parks told officers that she owned the dog for ten years but no longer wanted it and allowed a relative to let it loose outside to "get rid of it," the report said.

She was charged with failure to comply with an animal owner's duties and cruelty to animals, both of which are misdemeanors, according to police. Parks is expected to appear in court Jan. 23, 2012.

The animal is currently in stable condition, according to Animal Care & Control Asst. Director Brad Powers. The dog will be evaluated by that department's medical staff on an ongoing basis, including a full examination by one of the staff veterinarians

Cops: Bloody paw prints lead police to woman abusing dog

Cops: Bloody paw prints lead police to woman abusing dog

Friday, December 9, 2011

No Reputable Breeder Sells To Pet Stores; Pet Shop Puppies Come From Puppy Mills
Where They Are Caged 24/7 and Bred Every Heat Cycle Living In Horrible Conditions and Exposed To The Elements Be A Voice For The Dogs Suffering In Puppy Mills
Top Worst Dog Foods – Bad Dog Food Brands and What Ingredients You Should Never Feed Your Dog.

Read your dog food labels – There are literally hundreds of brands and varieties of dog food.

Bad dog food = shortened life span for your companion.

Below is a listing of some of the inexpensive dog food brands, with the harmful, dangerous and unnecessary , highlighted in red.

This is not a complete listing of all the brands with harmful ingredients, just the more popular names. Unfortunately there are still too many out there.

Use this list as a guide on what bad dog food ingredients to avoid when buying commercial dog food.

If a specific brand of food is not listed here it does not mean it is bad or good food. You can find the complete ingredient listing and nutritional analysis on any of the dog food manufacturers websites. An ingredient list like the dog food on this page should always be avoided.

CLICK HERE FOR THE BEST DOG FOOD INGREDIENTS.

I am just using these foods as examples of what I consider unhealthy and dangerous. Any dog who is fed a consistent and regular diet of corn will be more prone to illnesses, allergies and a shorter life.

DOGS ARE CARNIVORES, following the long ancestral history as canids – All these examples have corn as the main ingredient. Use these foods as a comparative guide to see what you should not be feeding your dog.

TOP 7 WORST DOG FOODS


BENEFUL BY PURINA
INGREDIENTS:
Ground yellow corn, chicken by-product meal, corn gluten meal, whole wheat flour, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), rice flour, beef, soy flour, sugar, propylene glycol, meat and bone meal, tricalcium phosphate, phosphoric acid, salt, water, animal digest, sorbic acid (a preservative), potassium chloride, dried carrots, dried peas, calcium propionate (a preservative), L-Lysine monohydrochloride, choline chloride, added color (Red 40, Yellow 5, Yellow 6, Blue 2), DL-Methionine, Vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, calcium carbonate, copper sulfate, Vitamin B-12 supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, garlic oil, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin D-3 supplement, *menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), calcium iodate, folic acid, biotin, sodium selenite.




ALPO BY PURINA
INGREDIENTS:
Ground yellow corn, corn germ meal, meat and bone meal, soybean meal, beef tallow preserved with mixed tocopherols (form of vitamin E), animal digest (source of chicken flavor), salt, potassium chloride, beef & liver meal, dried cheese powder, dl-methionine, added color, choline chloride, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, vitamin E supplement, niacin, vitamin A supplement, calcium carbonate, copper sulfate, brewers dried yeast, calcium pantothenate, garlic oil, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin B-12 supplement, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin d-3 supplement, riboflavin supplement, calcium iodate, *menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin k activity), folic acid, biotin, sodium selenite.

OL ROY From WALMART:
INGREDIENTS:
Ground yellow corn, soybean meal, ground whole wheat, corn syrup, poultry fat, Meat and bone meal, Animal Fat Preserved with BHA and Citric Acid, Chicken by-product meal, Rice, Animal Digest, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Vitamin D and E Supplement, Niacin, Copper Sulafate, Manganous Oxide, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, *Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex Source of Vitamin K, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Cobalt Carbonate, Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite, Folic Acid

KIBBLES N BITS:
INGREDIENTS:
Corn, soybean meal, beef and bone meal, ground wheat flour, animal fat – bha used as preservative, corn syrup, wheat middlings, water sufficient for processing, animal digest (source of chicken flavor), propylene glycol, salt, hydrochloric acid, potassium chloride, caramel color, sorbic acid (used as a preservative), sodium carbonate, minerals (ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, manganous oxide, copper sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), choline chloride, vitamins (vitamin E supplement, vitamin A supplement, niacin supplement, D-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement), calcium sulfate, titanium dioxide, yellow 5, yellow 6, red 40, BHA (used as a preservative), dl methionine




PURINA DOG CHOW
INGREDIENTS :
Whole grain corn, poultry by-product meal, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), corn gluten meal, meat and bone meal, brewers rice, soybean meal, barley, whole grain wheat, animal digest, calcium carbonate, salt, calcium phosphate, potassium chloride, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, choline chloride, zinc sulfate, Vitamin E supplement, zinc proteinate, ferrous sulfate, added color (Red 40, Yellow 5, Blue 2, Yellow 6) , DL-Methionine, manganese sulfate, manganese proteinate, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, copper sulfate, calcium pantothenate, copper proteinate, garlic oil, pyridoxine hydrochloride, Vitamin B-12 supplement, thiamine mononitrate, Vitamin D-3 supplement, riboflavin supplement, calcium iodate, *menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), folic acid, biotin, sodium selenite.


PEDIGREE:
(Puppy Food)
INGREDIENTS:
Ground Whole Corn, Chicken By-Product Meal, Rice, Corn Gluten Meal (Source of Lutein*), Animal Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, Source of Vitamin E), Natural Poultry Flavor, Wheat, Potassium Chloride, Wheat Flour, DiCalcium Phosphate, Salt, Brewers Dried Yeast, Carmel Color, Vegetable Oil (Source of Linoleic Acid), Calcium Carbonate, Taurine, Vitamins (dl-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate [Source of Vitamin E], Choline Chloride, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate [Source of Vitamin C*], Vitamin A Acetate, Thiamine Mononitrate [Vitamin B1], d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement [Vitamin B2], Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Marigold Meal, Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide), Added FD&C and Lake Colors (Yellow 6, Blue 2, Red 40, Yellow 5).

HILL’S SCIENCE DIET ORIGINAL
INGREDIENTS:
Ground Whole Grain Corn, Chicken By-Product Meal, Soybean Meal, Animal Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Soybean Oil, Chicken Liver Flavor, Flaxseed, Iodized Salt, vitamins (L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Dried Chicken Cartilage, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Taurine, Potassium Chloride, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), L-Carnitine, preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid, Beta-Carotene, Rosemary Extract.

Be aware of dog food recall.......

Missouri dog food maker issues recall of 3 dry foods
THAYER, MO (AP) - A Missouri-based company is recalling three dry dog food products because of high levels of the fungus toxin aflatoxin.

Advanced Animal Nutrition of Thayer, Mo., on Friday voluntarily recalled 50-pound bags each of Dog Power Adult Maintenance Formula 21-12, Dog Power Hunters Formula 27-14, and Dog Power Hi-Pro Performance Formula 26-18.

The company says no illnesses have been reported. The products were distributed in Missouri, Arkansas and Louisiana. Consumers can return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund.

The recall applies to products with the packaging codes K0004 through K1322.

Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring chemical that comes from a fungus sometimes found on corn and in other crops. It can cause severe liver damage and in rare cases death.

Honey is looking for a loving home to call her own for CHRISTMAS ....won't you help her ???

Honey is a year and a half old female who was just rescued from another terrible puppy miller in Missouri by Five Acre Animal Rescue.She is up to date on all her shots and just got spayed. She is super friendly and loves other dogs. All she wants for Christmas is a forever, loving home to call her own. Call Brenda @ (636) 949-9918 if your are interested in adopting Honey. They have an adoption fee and you must fill out paperwork but Honey is hoping you will hurry in as Christmas is almost here.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

I know we are suppose to be Man's Best Friend but I have to admit I prefer dogs to people any day. I must admit you people spoil me rotten but some of you are so messed up like the hillbillies that run PUPPY MILLS and sell puppies on the Internet, pet stores, parking lots, flea markets and anywhere they can trick people into thinking they have the parent dogs at home in a loving home when in reality they are crammed in a tiny cage they can never leave without any care or love given to them and more times than not with over 200 dogs side by sidein cages and stacked cage after cage exposed to freezing cold weather and sultry heat. Shame on people who can justify this for PROFIT. Your time is coming to an end as your industry is being exposed one city at a time and maybe your tiny little town hasn't felt it yet but Americans have opened their eyes to this terrible reality and it is just a matter of time !!!

Aflatoxin recall Iams dog food | The Daily Tail | Dog & Cat Stories

Aflatoxin recall Iams dog food The Daily Tail Dog & Cat Stories
Aflatoxin recall Iams dog food
by Daniela Caride,
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on December 6,2011
A couple of weeks ago, we published a chart with the codes of Iams pet food
that, rumor said, was being recalled because of high levels of aflatoxin. Iams
denied the recall, which later was identified as a “product pull” that one of
the distributors mistakenly leaked to the outside world. (A product pull is, as
I understand, what a company does when it pulls the product from shelves before
it’s sold to the public.)
But now it’s official — The incident has become a recall. Procter &
Gamble announced today it is retrieving a lot of dry dog food due to aflatoxin
levels detected above the acceptable limit. According to the company, the Iams
ProActive Health Smart Puppy dry dog food has already been retrieved from store
shelves, and no illnesses have been reported in association with this production
lot to date. But you can have one of those bags at home. The affected product
lot was distributed to retailers in the eastern United States (AL, CT, DE, FL,
GA, LA, MD, ME, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, SC, VA). So, please check the codes on
your bags if you buy Iams dog food.
Here are the details about the product affected by this
announcement:

Product Name
Version
Code Date
UPC Code
Iams ProActive Health Smart Puppy dry dog foodwith Use By or Expiration
Dates of February 5 or February 6, 2013
7.0 lb bag
12784177I6
1901402305
8.0 lb bag
12794177D2
12794177D3
1901410208
17.5 lb bag
12794177K1
12794177K2
1901401848
If you purchased the Iams Smart Puppy listed above, stop using the product
and discard it immediately. For more information or refund, contact P&G
toll-free at 866-908-1569 (Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST)
or
http://www.iams.com/.
Aflatoxin occurs from the growth of Aspergillus flavus and can be
harmful to pets if consumed in significant quantities. Some of the symptoms your
pet can show from aflatoxin poisoning are…
sluggishness
lethargy
reluctance to eat
vomiting
yellowish tint to the eyes or gums
diarrhea
If your dog has any of those symptoms and is eating this food,
please take him to the vet immediately. Aflatoxin poisoning can be
deadly.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

NBC COCKER INTERVIEW WITH THERESA.AVI

If You Are Concerned About A Breeder or Pet Store ....

Contact the Puppy Mill Tip Hotline: 877- MILL TIP Dog Fighting Tip Hot Line: 877-TIP HSUS
Contact the Missouri Dept of Ag: Patti will answer the phone but Matt Rolled is the Lead Investigator 573-751-3076 matt.rold@mdz.mo.gov
(there is a form that you fill out and you will need the exact address where this place is)
Contact Tim Ricky with the A.S.P.C.A. - Tim has been great here in Missouri 646-599-2742 timr@aspca.org
It is so important you report sick puppies you have purchased or questionable breeders as Missouri is the # Puppy Mill State !!!

Take A Moment to Watch This Video....so important !!!

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Merry Christmas From Stewie Who Was Rescued From A Puppy Mill Dispersal Sale


Monday, December 5, 2011


Operation Spot

Operation SPOT has donated straw bedding to be distributed to St. Louis area pet shelters for dogs that must remain outdoors during the winter. The shelters will give the straw at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis.

Among the shelters are St. Louis City Animal Control at 1520 Market St. in downtown St. Louis, and the St. Louis County Animal Shelter at 10521 Baur Blvd. in Olivette. Call the city shelter at 314-657-1500 or the county shelter at 314-615-0650.

A limited number of dog houses also will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. SPOT is seeking dog houses; to donate one, call Operation SPOT at 314-995-8678 or call one of the shelters.

SPOT is an acronym for Stop Pet Overpopulation Today.


Read more: http://www.stltoday.com/suburban-journals/metro/life/free-straw-bedding-available-for-dogs/article_e3ffe5ce-6b4b-5a22-a387-b0cca1074b89.html#ixzz1ffl8Pfx6

Sunday, December 4, 2011

HSUS Update.....

As we approach the finish line for 2011, a year which has seen its share of highs and lows for Missouri animal welfare advocates, our December issue highlights two stories which run the gamut from deceit and greed to compassion and service. We start with a tale from the dark side...about an East Coast connection to Missouri puppy mills. Then, on a more uplifting note, you'll learn about recognition for all the hard work done by The HSUS team on behalf of animals nationwide.


NYC Area Pet Stores Dupe Puppy Buyers, Support MO Puppy Mills

Missouri puppy mills are in the news yet again, exposed recently on NBC for exporting their misery to upscale pet stores in the New York City area. An HSUS investigation found that more than 100 pet stores around NYC metro bought over 3,000 puppies from Missouri puppy mills over a four-month period. Knowing that many prospective puppy buyers these days are aware of abuses in puppy mills, these retailers told consumers that the dogs were from small "private breeders." On the list of suppliers to these stores are several breeders from HSUS' Dirty Dozen, the "worst of the worst" of Missouri breeders.

This story exposes the nationwide reach and impact of Missouri's puppy mill industry, which is now exporting its cruelty, heartache, and economic pain (due to often enormous vet bills) to pet-loving families coast to coast. An HSUS investigator, along with businessman Lorenzo Borghese from ABC's "The Bachelor," went undercover as "shoppers" and caught sales staff at 11 NYC-area pet stores making misleading claims about the origin of their puppies. Learn more about this investigation here, including the disturbing video, and please share it with your friends on Twitter and Facebook. This story further highlights the need to be an educated puppy buyer, and to always first consider adopting your new best friend from a known local shelter or rescue group.

HSUS Ranked #1 for Animal Protection by Philanthropedia

On a much-welcomed positive note, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) was recently recognized by Philanthropedia, which ranks nonprofits in a variety of areas, as the Top Nonprofit for National Animal Welfare, Rights, and Protection for 2011. The ASPCA came in 2nd place, while the PetSmart Charities finished 3rd, and the Best Friends Animal Society came in 4th place. Read the full Philanthropedia report here.

There is a quote attributed to Mohandas Gandhi which goes: "The greatness of a nation, and its moral progress, can be judged by the way it treats its animals". It is heartening to know that countless staff and volunteers in numerous animal welfare organizations, such as those mentioned in this report, are working hard to keep the United States a great nation...at least as defined by the Mahatma.

We wish you and your family, both two-legged and four-legged, a very Happy Holidays!
Humane Society of the United States - Missouri PO Box 300176 St. Louis MO 63130