Monday, April 30, 2012

Diamond Recalls More Dog Food

Mo.-based pet food maker issues another recall

The Associated Press
Monday, April 30, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri-based Diamond Pet Foods is voluntarily recalling a third type of dry dog food because of salmonella concerns.
All three products were made at a Gaston, S.C., plant, where production was suspended April 8. The plant is the same one that made mold-contaminated food that killed dozens of dogs nationwide in 2005.
A statement Monday from the company said the latest recall involves its Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food. No canine illnesses have been reported.
The product was distributed to customers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
The company also announced in April that it was recalling batches of its Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul Adult Light Formula and Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice.
The latest recall covers the following production codes:
— Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food 40 lb. DPP0401B22XJW 6-Apr-2013
— Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food 40 lb. DPP0401A21XAW 6-Apr-2013
— Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food 40 lb. DPP0101C31XME 11-Jan-2013
— Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food 40 lb. DPP0401B21XDJ 7-Apr-2013
— Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food 20 lb. DPP0401B22XJW 6-Apr-2013
— Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food 20 lb. DPP0101C31XME 11-Jan-2013
— Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food 20 lb. DPP0101C31XRB 11-Jan-2013
— Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food 8 lb. DPP0401B2XALW 7-Apr-2013
— Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food 6 oz. samples DPP0401

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sometimes I Just Don't Understand People's Souls

Who Does This ???

Rescue Ink Action Alert!!! Tennessee.
$2,000 Reward.

Lucky 500 has been free...ze branded with the #500 on each side of her. This is allegedly part of a hunting game. Whoever shoots her gets 500 points. She was picked up as a stray by local AC. These people must be stopped, This game must stop..

Rescue Ink has guys on the ground in Tennessee. Looking into this.. Rescue Ink wants the people in Tennessee to know what this is about and to get the word out. So when people see these animals they will be picked up off the street fast.

2 vets have said this is freeze branded, when the hair grows back it is different color. this is not the norm. in hunting where the number is painted on. in this case the numbers look to be permanent.

There is a $2,000 Reward leading to the capture of the people responsible for this crime. Now they are the ones being Hunted..

Anyone with any information can call Rescue Ink on the Emergency # 1-855-772-8465

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Five Acres Animal Shelter Wins Third Place in Grow St. Louis Contest
Shelter's new dog facility is expected to open in May.
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Five Acres Animal Shelter won third place in the third round of the Grow St. Louis contest and a $5,000 grant.
The grant will be matched by a private donor, which will give the no-kill shelter $10,000 to put toward veterinary care. The shelter spends an average of $200 on each dog on veterinary care, said Brittney Broombaugh, director of development and volunteers.
Broombaugh was obsessively checking her computer Monday morning when she finally saw the announcement about the winners on Facebook.
"For us it was really a great community effort," she said. "We were encouraging all of our volunteers to vote. ... It shows the community supports us."
The House Rabbit Society of Missouri won first place and a $15,000 grant. Wentzville Special Sports took second place and $10,000. Grow St. Louis contest is sponsored by Monsanto. More than 17,000 people voted for more than 100 local projects in this third round of the competition, according to a press release.
Construction is nearing completion on the shelter's new dog facility. The new building will have twice as many kennels, a laundry room and kitchen, space for grooming, meet and greet rooms and a gift shop. The current building will be renovated to include an education center.
Broombaugh said they get lots of interest from girl and boy scouts hoping to volunteer. This will provide them a place to learn more and possibly earn a badge.
A grand opening is planned for May.

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Forget the puppy love - S.F. is in the doghouse

While dogs such as this terrier mix held by Sara Adams (left) were adopted, an SPCA study has shown many San Francisco residents - probably unwittingly - bought their pets from puppy mills.

San Francisco may be the most dog-friendly city on the planet, but it also holds a whimpering, tail-between-the-legs distinction:
Nearly a third of San Franciscans - probably unwittingly - bought their pooches from puppy mills, according to a study being released Wednesday by the San Francisco SPCA.
"We were shocked to learn this," said Jason Walthall, co-president of the San Francisco SPCA. "We reuse bags and buy fair-trade coffee, but many of us are ... perpetuating a cycle of cruelty to puppies."
The online and telephone survey, conducted in late 2011, garnered more than 700 responses from dog owners in San Francisco and around the Bay Area. About 60 percent adopted their dogs from shelters or from family or friends, about 8 percent paid thousands for top-notch purebreds, and 32 percent bought their dogs online, from a pet store or from breeders who did not interview the potential buyers - all prime indicators of puppy mills, SPCA staff said.
A puppy mill, according to the SPCA, is a large-scale commercial operation where dogs are poorly treated, often lacking veterinary care and socialization. The breeders, often located in the Midwest, post seductive online ads for fluffy, frolicking bundles of fur, and ship the dogs sight-unseen to potential owners.
Because of inbreeding and poor treatment, the dogs often suffer from a variety of maladies, including hip dysplasia, heart defects, behavior problems like hyperactivity and breathing abnormalities, especially with flat-faced breeds like bulldogs, pugs and shih tzus.
Life in the breeding facilities is no romp at the dog park, SPCA staff said. The dogs are often stacked in cages no bigger than a microwave, have inadequate food and water supplies and rarely get attention from people.
"You're really setting yourself up for heartbreak by adopting one of these dogs," said Allison Lindquist, director of the East Bay SPCA, which did not participate in the survey. "The dogs are treated like baby-making machines for revenue."
In many cases, owners end up surrendering their puppy mill pups to a local shelter, due to health and behavior problems.
At the shelter, the dogs get a bit of a break: veterinary care and training, and help finding a new home, Lindquist said.
In all, about half the animals brought to the SPCA last year were surrendered by their owner, Lindquist said.
Not all pet-store dogs are from shady puppy mills, said John Chan, manager of Pet Central in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood.
Pet Central is one of the only shops in the city that sells dogs. It's survived several attempts by the city's Commission on Animal Control and Welfare to ban pet-store animal sales.
"They keep talking about (puppy mills) and talking about it," Chan said. "But our dogs have vet records. They're healthy. No one ever brings them back."
Pet Central's dogs, mostly Yorkies, Maltese and other small breeds, come from a breeder in Kansas, Chan said. They have pedigrees, microchips and sell for upward of $1,000, he said.
Still, those in the market for, say, the perfect flaxen-haired golden retriever should avoid pet stores and online breeding operations and instead turn to shelters and breed-specific rescue groups, Walthall said.
Even if a puppy-mill pooch is healthy, supporting irresponsible breeders only perpetuates the cruel conditions by which the dogs are raised, he said.
"The only way to stop puppy mills," he said, "is to stop buying puppies from them."

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Six bulldog puppies rescued from locked suitcase
By Eric Pfeiffer The Sideshow – Thu, Apr 12, 2012.. .
Six puppies, mother at Toledo-area Humane Society (Dave Zapotosky/The Blade via AP)

What could be more adorable than six bulldog puppies sitting in a suitcase? As cute as the above photo is, it has a less-than-heartening beginning.

An Ohio man has been charged with animal abandonment after Humane Society authorities matched his name with a suitcase in which the six puppies had been trapped. The suitcase, allegedly belonging to Howard Davis, 53, had been left next to a garbage can in a Toledo alleyway.

The puppies were discovered after someone noticed their mother pacing around the closed suitcase.

Toledo Area Humane Society spokeswoman Cyndi Condit told Reuters that Davis lives only two blocks from where the puppies were found.

"Howard's name was on the tag of the suitcase and the mother was licensed to him," Condit said.

If convicted, Davis faces a maximum sentence of 90 days in jail and a $750 fine. Davis claims the suitcase was stolen from him and that he had given the dogs to a friend in Michigan.

Over the next four weeks, the three male and three female puppies will remain with their mother before they are eligible for adoption. But they also have a job to do in the meantime: literally serving as evidence against Davis.

"It's unfortunate he chose to abandon the dogs," said Humane Society's executive director John Dinon. "If he had just called us and said he couldn't care for them, we would have taken them and he wouldn't have been charged with a crime."

Perry and Abby, the unbreakable bond between two homeless Pit bulls
Penny Eim
Owenton, Kentucky

Nearly one year ago, two Pit bulls arrived to the Owen County animal shelter. The dogs, Abby and Perry, lost their home after their owner was evicted and could no longer keep them.

One year ago...

Since that time, this inseparable pair has relied upon one another to get through the loneliness. Day after day, week after week, month after month - no family to call their own; only each other.

A volunteer at this small hopes that someone will learn about this bonded pair and be moved to open their home to both of them.

You see, they cannot be apart.

Perry and Abby adore one another - so much so that if one is away, the other will become depressed and shut down. It happened once before, several months ago.

Abby became ill and had to be away from Perry for three days to receive treatment. During the time that his friend was away, Perry laid in his kennel run - refusing food and water.

Continue reading on Perry and Abby, the unbreakable bond between two homeless Pit bulls - National Dogs

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Hudson Is An Independant Voter But This makes Him Sick....

Guy Who Barbequed a Dog Hosting Ann Romney’s Birthday
by Paul Canning
April 16, 2012
Mittens’ dog problem went to another level with the discovery that the campaign donor hosting Ann Romney’s birthday fundraiser today, April 16, once killed, skinned and barbequed a dog.

Frederick Malek III is a Republican brahmin, and he was the National Finance Co-Chair of John McCain’s Presidential campaign.

In 1959, a police officer in Peoria, Illinois, discovered five young men acting suspiciously — they and the inside of their car were covered in blood, and three of them appeared to be burying something. Officers then discovered a skinned dog on a spit elsewhere in the park; its insides had been removed.

Eventually, 22-year-old Malek and his buddies admitted that they’d been drinking earlier that night, and one of the group admitted to beating, killing and preparing the dog for the spit — claiming that he was trying to show Malek and the others ‘something about living off the land.’ Malek swore he had nothing to do with the dog murder. He just stood around while his friend beat a dog to death.

Working for Richard Nixon, Malek’s job was to spot Jews for the President in the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In 2004, both Malek and his company were fined by the Securities and Exchange Commission for corrupt behaviour.

Romney famously mistreated his dog Seamus so cruelly that he has been listed in two national animal abuse databases.

The Romneys have claimed that Seamus was given away to Romney’s sister and lived out the last of his days on a lovely farm. However, in January, it was claimed that the dog ran off in Canada after spending twelve hours on the roof of the Romney station wagon.

Brad Bannon, spokesman of the Super PAC Mitt is Mean, said:

I am surprised Gov. Romney is going to go to this fundraiser and get money from a guy who barbecued a dog, especially with Mitt Romney’s history with dogs. I was shocked and horrified. It illustrates Romney’s general indifference to people and to animals. He doesn’t care about poor people, he doesn’t care about his dog, he doesn’t care about what Fred Malek does to dogs, he is the classic cold blooded corporate raider. He just doesn’t care.

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