Friday, September 26, 2014

Dog Trapped in Tampa’s Hillsborough River, Manatee watch Over

A photo from Tampa police shows a scared dog trapped in the river trying hard to get out of the water and at background you will see a huge manatee just watching and standing by. The cops said a concern citizen saw the dog and called the cops. An officer snapped the picture while the dog is being rescued.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Scared Pit Bull left by Heartless Owners to Die

Scared Pit Bull, pit bull rescue

Hope For Paws received a call from Rescue From The Hart about a Pit Bull stranded in a remote location. The dog's heartless, irresponsible owners had abandoned her there, leaving her to die. She was found in a vacant fenced government property that the rescuers couldn't access, so they needed the pit bull to come to them. The rescuers placed a cheeseburger across the road, hoping that the pit bull found a way out of the fence to get to the food. Well she did, the goodhearted rescuers tried to bait her with the food throwing little pieces, but she was afraid of them and was extremely cautious so they set a trap instead and watch her from a distance. She was so hungry that after a few minutes, she took the bait and the trap door closed behind her. Now she's safe thanks to the rescuers!

The moment she was in a safe location the rescuers remove her from the trap cage and after some time she was wagging her tail, it was so heartwarming. I hope someone adopt her!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Dog's First Aid

I read a very informative article on Los Angeles Register on how to save your Dog's lives in case of emergency. It gave tips on important points you should know if you are a dog owner. The tips are from Denise Fleck an animal care instructor with the Los Angeles County Regional Occupational Program and author.

Here are the important tips:

1. Put the closest 24-hour animal emergency center on your speed dial. It will also be helpful if you visit the place and check how much they charge, services available, and form of payment they accept.

2. Attend a pet first aid class and have a pet first aid kit at home. Pet first aid kits should include hydrogen peroxide to induce vomiting when cats or dogs ingest certain types of poison, gauze to stop bleeding and a thermometer to take your pet’s temperature under the tail. (101 degrees Fahrenheit is normal for cats and dogs, but 104 means there is something wrong.)

3. CPR in dogs are different, you will need to close off the mouth and breathe into your pet’s nose for a direct pathway.