Saturday, May 31, 2014
Pets in Peril is an organization that helps pets in needs in Flint Michigan. Pets in Peril director Edith Campbell with her team of 7 women and 1 men goes house to house in Flint's poor neighborhoods to look for abused and neglected dogs. She found chained dogs that suffered the brutal and chilling winter. Her team fed the dogs and find them foster homes.
While rescuing neglected pets, she brings with her "Polo," a 3-year-old bull dog-pit bull mix. Polo was rescued on the north side of Flint.
Campbell said: "Polo was pretty much dying when we picked him up. We had known him for months and months, but we couldn't get him from the owner. He was being used for breeding."
"Eventually, volunteers were able to convince the owner that Polo was not going to benefit them anymore and the owner gave him up to Pets in Peril. Finally, after all those months, we got him. I was so happy." she adopted Polo after fostering him.
Check out the full story here and all the wonderful photos of the rescue.
Sunday, May 25, 2014
FDA said that a pet jerky treat that are mostly manufactured in China are linked to more than 1,000 deaths in dogs, more than 4,800 complaints about sick pets, and three (3) sick people who ate the jerky.
However, the Food and Drug Administration didn't identify the specific causes of the illness or deaths.
FDA said: “The agency continues to caution pet owners that jerky treats are not required for a balanced diet and encourage them to consult with their veterinarians, both prior to feeding treats and if they notice symptoms in their pets.”
The 3 sick humans are composed of 2 toddlers who accidentally ate the product and 1 adult who ate it. 1 toddler has a salmonella infection, while the other kid has a gastrointestinal illness and fever just like the dogs who ate the product. The 1 adult had a nausea and headache.
FDA said that they got about 1,800 new reports of illnesses and deaths since its last update in October.
Here are the breakdown of the cases:
60% has symptoms of gastrointestinal trouble and liver disease.
30% has kidney disease
10% for other complaints like neurological and skin conditions.
There are also a report that Petco and PetSmart announced that they will be banning the selling of dog and cat treats imported from China in light of this FDA warnings.
Thursday, May 1, 2014
A woman from Canada allegedly stole a German shepherd family dog will be facing multiple charges that includes breaking and entering, theft, possession of property obtained by crime, and mischief.
The owner of the dog caught the alleged dognapper walking their dog and they have recorded everything on cam and it was a furious showdown. The woman who stole their dog even shave the German shepherd to disguise him. Neil Haskett the owner of the dog, caught the encounter on his video camera when they confront the woman.
Their dog was stolen when his family visit a relative, and they left their German shepherd dog at home named "Partner." To their surprise when they returned, they realized that their house had been broken into and "Partner" is gone.
Haskett reviewed the surveillance cameras and he saw a woman wearing a blue jacket approaching their home, and she was checking out the back door. After a few minutes, another camera caught the same woman with a friend leaving the house with their dog.
The family decided to hit the street and look for their dog in the neighborhood to their surprise they saw a woman walking a dog that looked just like Partner. They caught it all on tape check out the video above. The woman said she got the dog from Pet Safe.
The woman also said that she took the dog because she thought the dog was being abused by the owner and denies breaking into the home.