Monday, November 30, 2009

Did They Just Give Up On This Dog Too Soon?

A Dog that was covered in a tar like substance was shot because the Marshall County animal control officer Kevin Hooks decided that it was too much to clean the dog.

When I read this it made me upset to think that they didn’t even try and clean the poor dog before they killed him. And to think that they use a scale of one to ten on who is to die is even more upsetting.

After Kevin Hooks called a veterinarian he said: it was going to be hard to get all the tar off, It would be very taxing on him and he would not have survived.

So now a dog that was around seven months old was killed because they gave up maybe too soon and they didn’t even try.

Read the article by David Moore here.

The Ten Most Aggressive Dogs?

When I read this article it took me back a little to find out that two of my dogs were on the top ten lists coming in at first and second place. Who would have thought that a Dachshund would have taken first place and then to see that the Chihuahua came in second place has really got me laughing now.

The only signs I have ever seen any of my dogs with a little bit of aggression was the Chihuahua who is now thirteen years old, was when he wants to lay down and not be touch, it comes with old age.

Then you read about all these towns that have called the Pit-Bull one of the most aggressive dogs that brought fear to their town. I still believe that all dogs are kind and the ones that turn bad are due to the owners fault.

See if your dog has made the list here.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving To All Our Friends

We would like to wish you all a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving to all of our readers...

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Who Is Stealing The Dogs In Texas

That’s what the Hurst Police in Texas would like to know. In the past week three dogs have been taken from homes and a car in a mall parking lot.

You would think with all the dogs that are in shelters just looking for a new home you wouldn’t need to steal a dog, right? Well I guess not in Texas they need to steal them down there.

Read the article by Domingo Ramirez Jr. here.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Help Support This Year’s Home 4 The Holidays

Iams Home 4 The Holidays & Hilary Swank Aim To Place 1.5 Million Pets Into Homes This Holiday Season!

(IH4TH) needs your help to place 1.5 million pets into loving homes by January 4, 2010!

Last year, the program’s goal of helping 1 million pets get adopted within three months was outdone when 1,202,701 pets were placed in homes — including Rumi, adopted by two-time Academy Award® winner and 2009 IH4TH ambassador Hilary Swank.

With nearly 8 million homeless animals in the U.S. today, and almost half scheduled to be euthanized this year alone, our help is needed now more than ever. And who better to give these animals a voice than Hilary Swank?

In partnership with the Helen Woodward Animal Center, IH4TH is one of the most successful pet adoption programs in the world and brings together nearly 3,500 animal organizations worldwide. Since 1999, IH4TH has helped more than 3 million animals find homes and hopes to continue breaking the goals they set each year.

To learn more about how to make a difference in the life of a homeless pet — such as adopting, volunteering or donating — please visit IH4TH.COM and join us on Facebook and Twitter. Want to be involved even more? Join our blogging program

• As many as 8 million animals are homeless in the U.S.
• Nearly 4 million orphaned dogs and cats will be euthanized this year due to shelter over-crowding and lack of awareness about the importance of pet adoption.
• More than 25 percent of all dogs in shelters are purebreds.
• IH4TH helped 1,202,751 pets find homes last year alone.
• In Oct. 2008 Hilary Swank adopted Rumi through IH4TH at a Los Angeles shelter.
• Over the past decade more than 3 million pets –1,638,515 dogs, 1,505,690 cats and 134,062 “other” animals – have been adopted through IH4TH.

IH4TH.COM is a great resource for anyone who wants to get involved with helping homeless pets - offering tips about adoption, volunteering at a shelter and important information for new pet parents.

Every family that adopts a pet through IH4TH will receive an adoption kit and a DVD loaded with important information including: bringing a new pet into your family training tips, pet care, nutrition information and coupons.

With our “Feed Pets in Need” program, you can help bring much needed food to your favorite IH4TH shelter by simply casting a vote at IH4TH.COM. Each month, for the next 13 months, the shelter with the most votes gets a month’s supply of free food! But why stop there? Enter our Life's Better Sweepstakes too and enter to win a FREE YEAR of food!

Hilary Swank is “so proud to be working with Iams Home 4 the Holidays to help raise awareness about the importance of pet adoption," because it's a cause close to her heart. Swank has adopted many pets throughout her life, including her two dogs Karoo and Rumi. She rescued Karoo from the side of a road while filming in South Africa a few years ago and adopted Rumi last fall from a participating IH4TH shelter in Los Angeles.

Mike Arms, president of the Helen Woodward Animal Center, founded IH4TH with support by Iams in 1999 with just 14 participating animal shelters in San Diego County. Since then the program has grown worldwide helping over 3 million pets find homes within the past decade. The 2008 IH4TH ambassador was Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives).

You can help by adopting a pet this holiday season at and receive a complimentary adoption kit to help with your new family member.

Can’t adopt? Join our “Feed Pets in Need” program and help bring much needed food to your favorite IH4TH shelter by simply casting a vote at


Saturday, November 21, 2009

I Thought That I'd Share An E-Mail

If You Want...

If you want someone who will eat whatever you put in front of him and
never say it's not quite as good as his mothers ..

then adopt a dog.

If you want someone always willing to go out, at any hour, for as long
and wherever you want ...

then adopt a dog.

If you want someone who will never touch the remote, doesn't care about football, and can sit next to you as you watch romantic movies ..

then adopt a dog.

If you want someone who is content to get on your bed just to warm
your feet and whom you can push off if he snores ...

then adopt a dog.

If you want someone who never criticizes what you do, doesn't care if
you are pretty or ugly, fat or thin, young or old, who acts as if every
word you say is especially worthy of listening to, and loves you

then adopt a dog.

BUT, on the other hand... if you want someone who will never come
when you call, ignores you totally when you come home, leaves hair all
over the place, walks all over you, runs around all night and only
comes home to eat and sleep, and acts as if your entire existence is
solely to ensure his happiness ..

then adopt a cat!

Now be honest, you thought I was gonna say .. marry a man, didn't you?

Send this to all the women you know to brighten their day.

You ...

... have a GREAT Day!!!

Another Lowlife Couple Just Abandon Their Dog

Photo by WMC-TV

The question again is how could you just get up and leave your pet dog locked up with no food or water behind. This couple Deah & Nicholas Martin from Memphis, TN did just that, when they moved out of their apartment.

The poor little one year old pit bull somehow survived being lock up for two weeks before he was found by a maintenance worker. The police have charged the two with animal cruelty charges for what they have done to this dog.

It’s so sad when you read about people just abandoning their pets with no care in the world, I wonder how they would feel if someone did that to them. When we go out and buy a pet it is suppose to be for life, there are not just some types of disposable items. They have feeling just like we do and need the love and care you would give your own child. I personally hope that the judge throws the book at these to lowlifes for what they did.

Read the article and see the video by Jason Miles here.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Do You Know What 1080 Bait Is

I was doing a little surfing today and came across an article on that was about a girl’s dog that had died from unmarked 1080 bait. The video she had shared was overwhelming to feel the loss of her dog Jarrah.

I did a little searching on what this 1080 bait stuff is and it not nice. The 1080 bait contains sodium monofluroacetate that is used to kill unwanted animals. And over @ The World League for Protection of Animals they explain how it can take up to forty four hours just for the animal to die from this stuff.

Here is a quote from their page: Affected wallabies were sometimes observed sitting hunched up, with heads held shakily just above the ground. Generally they appeared non-alert and 'sick', with shivering or shaking forelimbs and unsteady balance. Most individuals then experience convulsions, falling to the ground and lying on their backs and sides, kicking and making running motions with their hind legs before dying. Many individuals also ejaculated shortly before death, and, with others, exuded a white froth from their nostrils and mouth.

Now this stuff is some serious stuff that doesn’t care what it kills, I just hope that no little kids get into this stuff too.

There is a petition site over at Care2 that you can sign if you really care, I did.

I wonder how many other counties use this stuff…

Does Your Dog Have What It Takes To Win

America's Best Dog Trick" Contest Celebrates Positive Dog Training

The Zoom Room Dog Agility Training Center and exclusive sponsor West Paw Design announce the "America's Best Dog Trick" Contest, the first nationwide dog trick contest to feature only positive-reinforcement dog training methods. Entrants will submit their best dog trick videos before the Jan. 15 deadline, and the winner will receive $1,000 plus a collection of Zogoflex toys.

The Zoom Room Dog Agility Training Center and exclusive sponsor West Paw Design announce the "America's Best Dog Trick" Contest - the first nationwide dog trick contest to celebrate positive-reinforcement dog training methods. Dog owners are invited to submit their videos before the January 15 deadline. The winner will receive $1,000 plus a collection of Zogoflex toys.

Positive dog training methods include positive praise, clicker training and the use of treats. Positive-reinforcement dog training is now widely-regarded as the most effective and scientifically-researched training method. Contest entrants must affirm that they used only positive training to craft their dog tricks, and that no coercive, punitive, restraint, or other forms of dominance training were used in shaping the trick.

Open to any American resident, dog owners will submit a short video of their best dog trick via the Zoom Room Fan Page on Facebook. Initially, anyone may vote for the Best Dog Trick. The top five dog tricks will then face a panel of judges from the Zoom Room and West Paw to determine the winner.

The first place winner will receive $1,000 plus a collection of Zogoflex toys, including a Hurley, a Huck, a Bumi, a Zisc and a Tux. Second place will receive $250 plus the collection of Zogoflex toys from West Paw. The other three finalists will each receive Honorable Mention, as well as a Bumi, a Hurley and a Zisc.

Only freshly-recorded dog trick videos are eligible; in other words, nothing rehashed from YouTube or elsewhere. In order to demonstrate that the video is fresh, all entrants are required to begin the video by addressing the camera and saying something to the effect of, "Hello, Zoom Room, my name is _______, this is my dog _________, and we made this trick using only positive training."

The contest begins on November 20, 2009. The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2010. Voting for favorite dog tricks will close on January 31, 2010. The winners will be announced on February 8, 2010.

Details can be found on the America's Best Dog Trick page of the Zoom Room web site.

About the Zoom Room

The Zoom Room Dog Agility Training Center & Canine Social Club is an eco-friendly, active lifestyle dog training center that practices only positive-reinforcement dog training methods. The Zoom Room is the only brick-and-mortar dog training franchise in America and the first dog agility franchise in the world.

In addition to dog agility, the Zoom Room offers obedience, puppy preschool, dog tricks training, therapy dog classes, and much more. As a Canine Social Club, the Zoom Room is the perfect place to host an unforgettable dog birthday party, Bark Mitzvah, Doggy Disco Night, or a charity fund-raiser. The Zoom Room carries only the finest and most Earth-friendly stuff for dogs, including many of West Paw's great products.

About West Paw Design

West Paw Design believes in providing the best for pets while balancing what is right for the environment. They search high and low for the best, most sustainable material there is to offer and use recyclable and organic material in their bedding and toys.

Their commitment to the environment has guided them to continually strive to reduce the already minimized waste in the manufacturing process, and to offer more environmentally-friendly organic and sustainable products. Using recyclable material in the Zogoflex® line of dog toys permits the incorporation of old products back into new ones, without sacrificing any quality. Discover their unique, world-class pet products at

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Anderson County Seizes 177 Dogs From An Animal Control Officers Estranged Spouse

How could anybody have let this go on for so long, you just don't acquire that many animals over night. And to top it off Faith Patterson is married to an animal control officer that must have looked the other way, because they found dog carcasses on the property and some of the dogs were malnourished.

The dogs were taken to the Anderson County Animal Shelter and they will be needing all the help they can get with this amount of dogs they will be taken care of.

Read the article by Elizabeth Owens here.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Dog Breeders In N Ireland Are Looking For Responsibility

Six hundred dog breeders from N Ireland are banning together to help get the department of Agriculture to become more responsible in dealing with the puppy mills.

One dog breed owner named David Hamilton said: This is a licensed breeding establishment and I think people need to understand that a puppy farm is somewhere where animals are treated badly, where there are welfare issues and where they are exploited. That is certainly not the case here, and I'd say that is not the case in the vast majority of licensed breeding establishments.

We all know what the puppy mills though out the world had done to the over population of dogs that are sometimes sick and mistreated. Over the years as we followed Pennsylvania deal with all the puppy mills though out their state and other states that has followed behind them. It’s nice to read that the whole group of breeders are sticking together in trying to establish some guild lines in their business.

Read the article by Martin Cassidy here.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Someone Posted On Craigslist An Ad Wanting Dog For Dog Meat

I feel sorry for this person in Oregon if anyone finds out who they are, because what they posted wasn’t too funny. Being a dog lover myself I think that this ad was posted by a sick person who either did this as a bad joke or is just crazy.

Why would you post on Craigslist an ad saying: I'm starting a new business. Dog meat. Incredibly nutritious. I'm canning dog meat at home and there's always dogs out there that aren't needed as pets.

Read the article here.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Oreo A Victim Of Animal Cruelty Sadly Has To Be Put Down

ASPCA Issues Statement on Euthanasia of Oreo

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) issues a statement from President and CEO Ed Sayres prompted by today’s euthanasia of Oreo, a victim of animal cruelty.
The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) issued a statement from President and CEO Ed Sayres prompted by today’s euthanasia of Oreo, a victim of animal cruelty:

On June 18th, a one-year old Pit Bull Mix named Oreo was thrown off a 6th floor Brooklyn roof top by 19-year old Fabian Henderson. Oreo sustained two broken legs and a fractured rib in the horrific incident. Amidst a flurry of media coverage and public outcry, Oreo was taken to the ASPCA hospital to be treated for her injuries, and Mr. Henderson was placed under arrest by ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement Agents.

The circumstances that led to this most difficult and heartbreaking of decisions are not widely known. In fact, details such as these are usually closely guarded. And yet, what is even more tragic about this story’s ending is that it is an all-too-familiar outcome in shelters across the country.

It is the true face of the fight against animal cruelty.

Oreo was a victim of cruelty at the hands of Mr. Henderson. The details surrounding these incidents are largely unknown. However, after Mr. Henderson’s arrest in July, it was learned that several of his neighbors reported hearing the sounds of the dog being beaten for at least 20-30 minutes—and the dog whimpering as a consequence.

After arriving at the ASPCA’s facility, Oreo began to recuperate from her injuries, only to begin showing signs of extreme aggression—with little provocation or warning. As is customary at the ASPCA, the dog underwent a series of comprehensive behavior evaluations. This evaluation system has been used to assess many other dogs and is used to determine the rehabilitation programs needed to prepare them for foster care or placement. In the case of Oreo, we also sought the assessment of an outside veterinary behaviorist. The outcomes of these evaluations were all the same: the dog was not able to be placed in a home. Despite extensive behavior rehabilitation efforts undertaken by ASPCA staff, Oreo continued to lunge, growl, snap and attempt to bite. She would lunge at a behaviorist, only to spontaneously and unpredictably redirect her aggression toward her handler. She could not be socialized with other dogs for fear of an attack—her aggression toward other dogs was clearly evident during her evaluations. For the safety of the individuals at the ASPCA, the other animals, and Oreo herself, she had to be kept in relative isolation, and daily contact with her was kept to a minimum of essential, and highly-trained, personnel. In fact, employees were even directed to refrain from making sustained eye contact with Oreo so as to not incite aggression.

Because adoption was not an option, the ASPCA looked at placing Oreo in a long-term resident facility. However, because of the aggressive behavior displayed, it is almost certain that Oreo would have lived out her entire life in seclusion from other dogs and people. Her contact with the outside world would have been minimal at best. Her quality of life would have been reduced to virtually nothing. Thus, we arrived at the painful yet clear decision to humanely euthanize Oreo.

While Oreo’s plight has garnered a plethora of media attention due to the sensational nature of her injuries, the decision to euthanize her is not a novel one. These are decisions that we have had to make before—and will undoubtedly have to make again. And as painful as these choices are, they are the same ones that face dedicated shelter workers throughout the country each and every day. However, these outcomes are made all the more tragic because they are often preventable.

Animals that suffer cruelty at the hands of their owners often face tragedy beyond that which they have already endured. Animals like Oreo are abused every day. These cases often don’t make headlines; in fact, most people don’t even know this abuse is quietly occurring in their backyard. But this abuse is all too frequent, and despite more rigorous efforts by law enforcement across the country, shows little sign of completely abating.

Sometimes these animals are fortunate enough to escape the confines of their abuse and are placed in loving homes. Sometimes, they die as a result of the abuse. And sometimes they retaliate from their abuse in the only way they know how: aggression. It is this last unfortunate circumstance that places shelters in the precarious position in which we find ourselves now. We have done everything humanly possible to save Oreo’s life; yet, as a result of the abuse she suffered at the hands of Mr. Henderson, or for other reasons we may never know, she has come to a place where she can no longer be around people or other animals. We make this decision—and others like it-- with a heavy heart and a complete understanding that had she been treated with love and respect, Oreo’s fate would be much different.

People know that the ASPCA is in the business of saving animals’ lives-- it serves as the very core of our 143 year-old mission. Yet, the moment this statement is picked up, we will feel the repercussions of the difficult decision we know had to be made. We will receive angry phone calls… profanity-laced e-mails... and we will likely be vilified by tweeters and bloggers across the country. And the rallying cry of these missives will all be the same: the ASPCA failed this animal. If the ASPCA has failed at anything, it is shielding America from the true face of animal cruelty for far too long. Animal cruelty isn’t pretty and doesn’t always have a happy ending—it is ugly and sad and, ultimately, tragic. As a community of individuals committed to the welfare of animals, we have to be more proactive and insistent in raising our voices against cruelty—and hope that the nation is ready to listen.

Media Contact: Andy Izquierdo
T: 212/876-7700, ext. 4588; C: 917-484-0240; E: AndyI (at) aspca (dot) org

About the ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first humane organization established in the Americas and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animal welfare. One million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501 [c [3 not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. The ASPCA, which is headquartered in New York City, offers a wide range of programs, including a mobile clinic outreach initiative, its own humane law enforcement team, and a groundbreaking veterinary forensics team and mobile animal CSI unit. For more information, please visit

Friday, November 13, 2009

A Womens Crusade To Help The Dogs

Rescue Dogs Benefit from Odd Dog Toy

A one-woman, four-dog company in Kansas has raised over $130,000 for dog charities by selling a unique dog toy scented with "eau de bovine."
Most days, you can find 52 year old Mikel Miller at work in her shop with her four dogs napping or playing nearby. That may not seem unusual, until you consider that this little one-woman, four-dog company has raised over $130,000 for dog charities over the last 5 years.

It all started when Miller started making and selling an unusual dog toy to help with the expense involved in traveling to dog agility competitions with her Boston Terrier. Dog agility is a sport in which a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy. “We gave 25% of the sales to the local Humane Society. People liked that and loved our toys.

Miller calls her popular dog toys Udder Tugs and her company Helping Udders. Udder Tugs are made from recycled rubber liners used in machines to milk real cows. Miller explained that contact with the cows leaves a faint odor behind that dogs seem to love. “Dogs immediately recognize the difference between Udder Tugs and their ordinary dog toys.” Mikel, who was raised on a dairy farm in Kansas, admits that “eau de bovine” is an odd smell, but says it isn’t offensive to dog owners.

Helping Udders’ website is linked to by hundreds of dog rescue websites across the country and gives 10-50% of every online sale to those rescues. In addition to the Udder Tugs, Helping Udders sells an eclectic array of uncommon dog related products and offers hundreds of original t-shirt designs in their Big Pile of Dog Shirts.

“The first year we only raised a little over $2,000 for the rescues and shelters, but in 2008, we were up to over $40,000.” Now over $130,000 has been generated from sales and from donations to send high tech cooling vests to Military Working Dogs in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“It’s just me and my four dogs. I work a lot more for a lot less now,” laughs Miller, a former U. S. Marine and MBA who quit her well-paying executive job in 2007 to pay herself less than $1,500 a month. “But, I wouldn’t trade it for the world.”

Udder Tugs are not only good for the environment because they are recycled but 25% of all sales goes to the animal rescue organization of your choice. They come in models for little dogs, big dogs, fetching dogs, dogs that like to shake and dogs that like to tug. Rescues and shelters are invited to sign up for donations at

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Best Friends Animal Society's Challenge

Best Friends Animal Society's Network Charities: Raising Funds for Local Animal Rescue Organizations

Best Friends Animal Society is celebrating its 25th anniversary by launching a charitable arm to help fund local rescue groups dedicated to solving the national homeless pet problem. Tying into this silver anniversary is a drive to raise $25,000 in donations to be matched by $25,000 from Best Friends for a total of $50,000 to be distributed to these groups.

Best Friends Animal Society is celebrating its 25th anniversary by launching a charitable arm to help fund local rescue groups dedicated to solving the national homeless pet problem. Tying into this silver anniversary is a drive to raise $25,000 in donations to be matched by $25,000 from Best Friends for a total of $50,000 to be distributed to these groups.

The concept of Best Friends Network Charities fits with Best Friends' mission according to Gregory Castle, interim chief executive officer. The mission known as "No More Homeless Pets®" is aimed at ending the killing of animals in shelters and increasing adoptions of rescued homeless pets.

Castle said: "We recognize that it's difficult for many local rescue organizations who are engaged in vital work in the field to get enough funding, let alone build and maintain an online marketing and fundraising campaign. We hope to help with the launch of Best Friends Network Charities, something we think will be an exciting fund-raising aid for organizations in communities across the country who are 'fighting the good fight' on behalf of homeless pets."

The Utah-based organization will provide a special web site (Best Friends Network Charities) where people can donate to their local community animal organization, as long as it has been registered as a member of the Best Friends Network Charities group, working on the collaborative goal of No More Homeless Pets. While the goal is to help raise $25,000 between Nov. 9 and Dec. 4, 2009, Best Friends' "Double your Impact" challenge provides for matching every dollar contributed in this time frame up to a total of $25,000. There will be an online, real-time calculator on the Network Charities landing page where the progress of donations can be seen during the 25 days.

"Since Best Friends was founded in 1984, we have always put a premium on helping local animal rescue groups succeed, whether providing logistical aid to animal rescue organizations, or helping to fund community animal welfare projects, such as Safe Humane Chicago or feral cat spay/neuter efforts in Jacksonville, Fla., and Los Angeles FixNation," Castle added.

The benefits to the local animal rescue groups that participate include:

* A free and easy-to-maintain mini website, through which the groups are able to receive online donations
* Using the mini website for recruiting volunteers and publicity
* Tying into Best Friends Network website traffic, promotions and partnerships

To participate in the Best Friends Network Charities program, shelters and rescue organizations must:

* Be a registered 501 (c)(3) organization
* Work toward solving America's pet overpopulation problem

Beginning Nov. 9, local community shelters and rescue groups that meet the above criteria and get their group approved can participate in the program. Best Friends will match every dollar donated to participating Network Charities through December 4, up to a total of $25,000. Individual donations will be matched up to $500.

About Best Friends Animal Society:
Best Friends Animal Society is a nonprofit, membership organization building no-kill programs and partnerships that will bring about a day when there are No More Homeless Pets®. The society's leading initiatives in animal care and community programs are coordinated from its Kanab, Utah, headquarters, the country's largest no-kill sanctuary. This work is made possible by the personal and financial support of a grassroots network of members and community partners across the nation. In 2009, Best Friends celebrates its 25th anniversary.

For more information contact:
Barbara Williamson (435) 644-2001 ext. 4408, (435) 689-0200 (cell) or barbara(at)
John Polis (435) 644-2001 ext. 4858 or johnp(at)
Temma Martin (801) 953-8876 (cell) or temmam(at)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A Dog's Prayer To Those Who Have Served

We like to give a Special Thanks to those who have Served Our Country...... Thank You

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Nascar’s Luckiest Dog To The Kennel Club Dog Show

THE LUCKIEST DOG Races to Victory Lane in Phoenix

PEDIGREE(R) Brand Names Texas Pooch Winner of 'THE LUCKIEST DOG(TM) of NASCAR(R)'

There's a new lady making her debut in the world of NASCAR®. Kasey Petit, a four-year-old rescue dog, was named THE LUCKIEST DOG(TM) of NASCAR® through a contest sponsored by PEDIGREE® Food for Dogs, the Official Dog Food of NASCAR® and proud sponsor of the No. 18 PEDIGREE® Toyota Camry.

The adopted shelter dog will have her photo round the track on the car of her favorite driver, Kyle Busch, during the Checker Auto Parts 500 in Phoenix on November 15 (2:30 p.m. EST, ABC). Kasey's winning entry was submitted by her proud owners Joan and Charles Petit of Kellar, Texas, who will be treated to a three-day / two-night trip to the race where they'll see their four-legged friend's face round the track firsthand.

Throughout the season, NASCAR® -loving pet owners were encouraged to submit a race-themed photo of their pooch. Kasey was selected from 1,443 entries and 20 weekly finalists as the grand prize winner by a panel of judges, including Kyle Busch.

"In NASCAR® terminology, a 'lucky dog,' gives the driver of the next lapped car behind the leader a lap back during a caution," says Petit, an avid NASCAR® fan. "Kasey is our lucky dog; we gave her a second chance at life and, thanks to PEDIGREE®, she gave us the opportunity of a lifetime!"

To help shelter dogs like Kasey nationwide, the PEDIGREE® Brand created The PEDIGREE Foundation, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping dogs in need find loving homes by supporting the good work shelters and breed rescue organizations throughout the country. Dog lovers who want to show their support for the cause can make a donation to the Foundation by logging onto All donations are tax-deductible.

"Through no fault of their own, more than four million dogs end up in shelters every year," said John Anton, Marketing Director of the PEDIGREE® Brand. "We are excited to celebrate Kasey Petit, she is a wonderful example of the joy a shelter dog can bring to one's life."

About PEDIGREE® Brand

PEDIGREE® Brand is the number one brand of dog food in the world, offering a wide variety of products for different dog life stages. As an innovative market leader, PEDIGREE® Brand is at the forefront of pet nutrition and understands pet owner needs by providing a range of innovative products and resources.

About Mars Petcare U.S.

Mars Petcare U.S. is the U.S. petcare operations of Mars, Incorporated, one of the world's leading food manufacturers. Headquartered in Franklin, TN, Mars Petcare U.S. employs more than 3,000 associates in the United States, with 21 facilities nationwide and owns some of the world's favorite pet care brands, including PEDIGREE® Brand Food for Dogs, CESAR® Canine Cuisine, WHISKAS® Brand Food for Cats, and THE GOODLIFE RECIPE® Brand

About Mars, Incorporated

Mars, Incorporated is a private, family-owned company founded in 1911 and employing more than 65,000 associates at over 230 sites, including 135 factories, in 68 countries worldwide. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, U.S.A., Mars, Incorporated is one of the world's largest food companies, generating global revenues of more than $30 billion annually and operating in six business segments: Chocolate, Petcare, Wrigley Gum and Confections, Food, Drinks, and Symbioscience. These segments produce some of the world's leading brands: Chocolate - M&M'S®, SNICKERS®, DOVE®, GALAXY®, MARS®, MILKY WAY® and TWIX®; Petcare - PEDIGREE®, WHISKAS®, SHEBA®, CESAR® and ROYAL CANIN®; Wrigley - ORBIT®, EXTRA®, STARBURST®, DOUBLEMINT® and SKITTLES®; Food - UNCLE BEN'S®, DOLMIO®, EBLY®, MASTERFOODS® and SEEDS OF CHANGE®; Drinks - KLIX® and FLAVIA®; Symbioscience - WISDOM PANEL(TM), SERAMIS®, and COCOAPRO(TM).

®/(TM) Trademarks © Mars, Incorporated 2009. NASCAR is a ® trademark of National Association for Stock Car Autoracing, Inc. Other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Canines Get Marching Orders For Big Dog Show Weekend

Cue the grooming and posing, leaping and dancing, oohing and aahing! The 2009 Kennel Club of Philadelphia Dog Shows offer a visual and verbal feast for news organizations as well as spectators, all at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA, November 14-15, with a media preview on Friday the 13th.

One of America's most prestigious and biggest dog events, the KCP Shows feature thousands of dogs in 150 breeds, on display all day on their benches. Competition begins daily with breed judging at 8:30 AM, group competition beginning at 1 PM, then Best in Show at 5 PM. Attendees will visit with dogs and breeders, watch America's top dogs in the Show rings, cheer agility and "doggie dancing" performances in the demo arena. Saturday hosts the TV production of The National Dog Show Presented by Purina® for broadcast Thanksgiving Day, while Sunday highlights kids' activities in the Family Fun Zone.

Complete info is at

Tickets at the door: $12 adults; $6 kids under 12.


1:00 PM - Great B-roll and interview opportunities with canine agility
and obedience demo by top trainer Lourdes Edlin; GPDFA's all-breed dog
show in progress; top dogs prepare for the weekend's big shows.

8:30 AM - Breed Judging begins
9:00 AM - hourly tours of the Dog Show begin
9:30 AM - Family Fun Zone opens with Agility and Doggie Dancing demo
events repeated at 11 and 2:30
10:30 AM - Main arena opens in Hall C with agility and freestyle flying
disc demos repeated at 12:15
1:00 PM -- Group Judging begins
5:00 PM - Best in Show Judging begins

8:30 AM - Breed Judging begins
9:00 AM - hourly tours of the Dog Show begin
9:30 AM - Family Fun Zone opens with Metrokids activities and Moon
Bounce all day, and Agility and Doggie Dancing demo events at 10, 12
and 2
10:00 AM - U. Penn's Vet School canine health seminars begin, running
through 1PM
1:00 PM -- Group Judging begins
5:00 PM - Best in Show Judging begins

Sunday, November 8, 2009

The Women Who Spent All She Had On Saving The Animals Is Now In Need

There’s a special place called Journeys End Animal Sanctuary that is ran by a special type of person named Florence Thuot who has cared for the unwanted cats and dogs at her home in DeLand, FL since 1974. These are the ones that have been abused and neglected and have disabilities that no one wants.

Well as we all know how times have been lately Florence has almost done all she could to help save her pets by mortgaging her house and even taking from her social security check to help get by. So now the time has come where Florence is worried on how to pay for the keep of her house and pets.

So if you can help the Journey’s End Animal Sanctuary you may send a Donations to Journey's End at P.O. Box 220163, Glenwood, FL 32722. Or you can donate here.

Read the article by Daphne Sashin here.

Friday, November 6, 2009

So What Really Goes On In An Animal Shelter

Well today is your lucky day after the Mayor AC Wharton from Memphis, TN made some big changes in town. With the firing of Ernest Alexander who was the Director at the shelter.

I like the Mayors outlook on the needed changes when he said: I am not an expert on this but I tell you what, I can tell you if it's clean or its dirty, I can tell you the difference between a pet that's been fed, and one that's been loved and not loved.

That’s all that my buddies were looking for: a little love and care while they are waiting to find their new home.
A Big Thanks goes out to the Mayor Wharton from all of us dogs……

Read the article by Lori Brown here.

Now if you want to see what goes on in an animal shelter check out the Memphis Animal Shelter Web Cam.

Pet Carousel Pet Treats Get FDA Health Alert

FDA Health Alert for Certain Pet Treats Made by Pet Carousel
Products may be contaminated with Salmonella

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is issuing this health alert to warn consumers not to use Pig Ears and Beef Hooves pet treats manufactured by Pet Carousel because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella. The products were distributed nationwide in both bulk and retail packaging for sale in pet food and retail chain stores. Pet Carousel is based in Sanger, Calif.

The products were manufactured under conditions that facilitate cross-contamination within batches or lots. Although no illnesses associated with these products have been reported, the FDA is advising consumers in possession of these products to not handle or feed them to their pets.

The affected pig ear products were packaged under the brand names Doggie Delight and Pet Carousel. The affected beef hooves were packaged under the brand names Choo Hooves, Dentley’s, Doggie Delight, and Pet Carousel. All sizes and all lots of these products made by Pet Carousel are included in this alert.

During September 2009, the FDA conducted routine testing of pig ears made by Pet Carousel. The test results detected a positive reading for Salmonella. This prompted an FDA inspection of Pet Carousel’s manufacturing facilities. During the inspection, the agency collected additional pet treat samples. Further analysis found Salmonella present in beef hooves, pig ears and in the manufacturing environment.

Salmonella can affect both humans and animals. People handling dry pet food and/or pet treats can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the treats or any surfaces exposed to these products. Consumers should dispose of these products in a safe manner by securing them in a covered trash receptacle.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella may experience some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Although rare, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments including arterial infections, endocarditis (inflammation of the lining of the heart), arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their health care provider immediately.

Pets with Salmonella infections may become lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some pets may only experience a decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected, but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed any of the affected products or is experiencing any of these symptoms, contact your veterinarian immediately.

The FDA will continue to investigate this matter to determine the source of the Salmonella contamination and offer updates as appropriate.

Consumers can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food and pet treat products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in their area. You can locate the nearest consumer complaint coordinator at:

PetSmart Voluntarily Recalls Dentley's Beef Hooves

PetSmart (NASDAQ: PETM) is voluntarily recalling two Dentley's Beef Hoof products for potential salmonella contamination. The products were manufactured by Pet Carousel, Inc. in Sanger, Calif.

The recalled products include only the following types of Dentley's Beef Hooves purchased between Oct. 2, 2009 and Nov. 3, 2009:

Dentley's Bulk Cattle Hoof UPC# 73725703323
Dentley's 10 Pack Beef Hooves UPC# 73725736055

No other products are included in this recall.

The affected products were shipped from the Pet Carousel plant to three PetSmart distribution centers in Ottawa, Ill.; Groveport, Ohio and Newnan, Ga.; and then shipped directly to certain PetSmart stores. Although the affected product was not shipped to every store, as a precautionary measure PetSmart immediately recalled the product from all of its US stores and instituted a register block to prevent any product from being inadvertently scanned and sold. In addition, PetSmart removed the product from the Web site and notified PetPerks customers with valid e-mail addresses in the PetSmart database who purchased the affected products.

Salmonellosis is an infection with bacteria called salmonella. Most persons infected with salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts four to seven days, and most persons recover without treatment. However, in some individuals, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. In these patients, the salmonella infection may spread from the intestines to the blood stream, and then to other body sites and can cause death unless the person is treated promptly with antibiotics. The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness.

Many dogs do not show clinical signs of salmonella. However, when they do, they often have diarrhea or other signs of systemic infections.

Customers who purchased the recalled products should discontinue use immediately and return the product to any PetSmart store for a complete refund or exchange. Customers who have concerns about their health or their pet's health should consult a medical professional. For additional information about the recall, customers can visit, ; www.fda.govor contact PetSmart Customer Service at 1-888-839-9638.

PetSmart, Inc. is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. The company operates more than 1,145 pet stores in the United States and Canada, 156 in-store PetSmart PetsHotel(R) cat and dog boarding facilities, and is a leading online provider of pet supplies and pet care information ( PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and pet products; and offers complete pet training, pet grooming, pet boarding, Doggie Day Camp(SM) pet day care services and pet adoption services. Since 1994, PetSmart Charities, Inc., an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit animal welfare organization, has funded more than $87 million in grants and programs benefiting animal welfare organizations and, through its in-store pet adoption programs, has helped save the lives of more than 3.7 million pets.


Jessica White
PetSmart Media Line (623) 587-2177

SOURCE: PetSmart, Inc.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Firefighters To The Rescue For This Dog


A Yellow Lab that they now call E9 was just hanging out on a window ledge in a rundown building in St. Louis for the past five days was finally rescued by the local Firemen from Engine Company 9.

Thanks to Randy Grim from the Stray Rescue Animal Shelter and Rescue Group for taking the time to look after E9 for days while trying to figure a way to get the dog down until he seen a Fire Truck go by and asked them for help.

Read about the rescue by Andy Banker here.

Is Your Dog Being Treated For Diabetes

FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine Alerts Veterinarians About Problems with Vetsulin® to Treat Diabetes in Dogs and Cats

November 2, 2009

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) and Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health are alerting veterinarians and pet owners that Vetsulin®, a porcine insulin zinc suspension used to treat diabetes in animals, may have varying amounts of crystalline zinc insulin in the formulation. Because this Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health product is out of specification it could cause a delay in insulin action and an overall longer duration of insulin activity. Products having significant problems with stability can affect the management of chronic diseases. Unstable insulin products can result in unpredictable fluctuations in the glucose levels of diabetic patients. Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health is unable to assure FDA that each batch of their product is stable.

FDA and Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health request that veterinarians closely monitor their patients receiving Vetsulin® for any changes in onset or duration of activity, or for any signs of hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia. The classic signs of hyperglycemia include increased thirst, increased urination, weight loss and lethargy. The classic signs of hypoglycemia would include disorientation, unsteadiness, weakness, lethargy, and seizures.

While Intervet/Schering-Plough is working with FDA on resolving this issue, supplies may be limited. Therefore, veterinarians should consider transitioning their diabetic patients to other insulin products. In addition, FDA encourages veterinarians to report any adverse events with the Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health product to the company through the Technical Services Department at 1-800-224-5318.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Have we gone nuts

I came across this post on craigslist and it just blows me away to think about what could be in the minds of these two different people.

To the neighbor trying to poison my dogs:
Date: 2009-11-04, 10:01AM MST
Reply to: [Errors when replying to ads?]

Dear Sir,
Although I appreciate your attempt to quiet the neighborhood of the constant 5am barking, splashing antifreeze on my back patio is not the way to do so. You see, there was one major flaw in your plan- my dogs are not the ones doing the barking. In fact, you want to kill the poodles next door.

My Chihuahuas and I greatly appreciate you immediate attention to this matter.

Warmest regards,
Your neighbor

You would have thought that the guy with the Chihuahuas would have called the police on his neighbor, but no he entices his neighbor to poison the other neighbors dogs. Tell me whats wrong with this picture????

What Started Off As A Love For Dogs Went Bad Over Time

We all have read about animal rescue places all over the world by people that just want to help save a pet from being killed, but sometimes things just get out of hand like a woman named Diane Habener from Phoenix, AZ who is the latest to show what happens when you take in too many pets because your heart doesn’t want to see them killed.

Well Diane was arrested yesterday for hoarding over one hundred and twenty animals in her business that she ran out of a house called Tuffies Rescue.

The Sheriff Joe Arpaio said: It appears as though Ms. Habener got in way over her head by taking in too many animals. She did not provide the proper care needed to safely and humanely house these animals. Conditions at both locations where Habener housed animals were deplorable at best.

One person that commented on the story named DeistExtremist said: I was one of the people who helped to get her shut down. She didn't have any soft spot for those animals. She would tell volunteers and people who worked there not to feed them so they wouldn't crap in their cages so much. She would leave for the weekend and not get them food. This went on for a year. I watched all those animals suffer for a year while they put together the charges to finally bring her to justice. It was sickening what she put them through. The law in this state says you only have to water dogs in shelters once every three days. Imagine that? I hope this story would do something about that but it probably won't. Diane deserves everything she is getting.

Another comment by ragdoll said: I’m sure these people had good intensions and I’m sure they were trying to make a difference in these animals’ lives. The people we need to be upset with are irresponsible pet owners who breed their dogs and cats. There seems to be an up surge of people thinking they can make money off of selling puppies and kittens right now. Idiots don’t realize that they put down 40,000 – 50,000 pets a year here in Maricopa County and over 30% of the dogs put down have papers. We need to get laws that will protect animals from their irresponsible owners who just breed them for money or because they are too lazy to get them spayed or neutered. In our ‘throw away’ society, we unfortunately think it’s OK to throw our pets away too.

I have to agree with this comment because all you see are ads for pets in places like craiglist by people trying to make a buck off their dog. Yes people buy these dogs from the web or the so called puppy mills and the next thing you know you see an ad saying that the dog has to go because we don’t have room or we are moving and we can’t take them with us, so why did you rescue or buy the dog in the first place. Would you just dump your child because you didn’t have the room? These poor little animals don’t know how to fend for themselves; they are only looking for a loving home.

Read the article by JJ Hensley here.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Best Friends Animal Society New Spokesperson Rachelle Lefevre

New Moon’ Star Rachelle Lefevre Films Compelling TV Spots as National Spokesperson

‘Adopt, Don’t Shop’ -- Best Friends Animal Society

Actress Rachelle Lefevre and her friend, Johnny, a rescue dog, will be urging people to “Adopt Don’t’ Shop” in a series of public service announcements for Best Friends Animal Society that makes its debut Dec. 1 in New York’s Times Square on the jumbo video billboard, Geoffrey Tron.

Lefevre, who appeared in the movie “Twilight,” as well as its soon-to-be-released sequel, “New Moon,” is the star of 30-second and 60-second spots that will be distributed to television and radio stations across the country. She will also serve as national spokesperson for Best Friends’ Puppies Aren’t Products campaign, which draws attention to the fact that pet shops around the country are selling puppies that come from large commercial breeding operations known as “puppy mills” with deplorable conditions.

“I’m delighted to help speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves,” Lefevre said. ”Ever since I rescued my own dog I have wanted to encourage people to do the same. Working with Best Friends is the perfect way to do this and I’m excited and proud to be working with an organization so dedicated to animal kindness.”

The public service announcements will be distributed to approximately 1,400 television and cable stations, plus another 1,250 radio stations. Best Friends Animal Society is known for its leading initiatives and community programs in animal welfare, as well as operating the largest companion animal sanctuary in the United States.

“Puppy mills are directly linked to pet overpopulation in the United States, which contributes to the fact that approximately 4,000 dogs are put down in shelters every day,” Lefevre said. “We hope that our message of ‘adopt don’t shop’ resonates with the general public so we can bring that number down substantially.”

The goal of Best Friends' Puppies Aren't Products campaign is to reduce the number of homeless animals by fighting against puppy mills and irresponsible breeding. Best Friends has been active in holding peaceful demonstrations at pet stores to educate consumers about the inhumane conditions in puppy mills with the goal of teaching the general public about puppy mills and the pet stores that receive their puppies from these facilities.

“We are so fortunate to have Rachelle giving a voice to the animals as our national spokesperson,” said Vicki Kilmer-Rinker, director of marketing for Best Friends Animal Society. “Our goal is to increase awareness of where pet store puppies come from, especially as we approach the holiday season when so many families think about adding a family pet.”

Lefevre, who has a wide range of credits in movies and television, moved to Los Angeles when she landed the female lead in the Fox comedy series “Life on a Stick.” She went on to appear in multiple episodes of acclaimed series “Boston Legal” and “Swingtown.” On the big screen, she appeared in a diverse range of roles including opposite Stephen Dillane in the Holocaust era drama “Fugitive Pieces” based on the international best-selling novel by Anne Michaels and comedy “The Pool Boys” opposite Tom Arnold and Matthew Lillard. Lefevre will be seen next in “Casino Jack,” opposite Kevin Spacey and “Barney’s Version” opposite Paul Giamatti.

In addition to working with Best Friends Animal Society, Lefevre is involved with the literacy organization “School on Wheels” and is an “Ambassador for the Cure” with The Susan G. Komen Foundation.

About Best Friends Animal Society:
Best Friends Animal Society, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2009, is a nonprofit, membership organization building no-kill programs and partnerships that will bring about a day when there are No More Homeless Pets®. The society's leading initiatives in animal care and community programs are coordinated from its Kanab, Utah, headquarters, the country's largest no-kill companion animal sanctuary in the United States. Best Friends’ work is made possible by the support of a grassroots network of members and community partners across the nation.

For more information contact:

John Polis
Best Friends Animal Society
435-644-2001 ext. 4858

Barbara Williamson
Best Friends Animal Society
435-644-2001 ext. 4408

Temma Martin
Best Friends Animal Society
(801) 953-8876

Monday, November 2, 2009

Precious Paws Features A Star Powered Auction

Star-Powered Auction Gathers Celebrities for Los Angeles Rescue Organization

Online event for Precious Paws to feature lunches with actors, entertainment memorabilia

Pet lovers will be seeing stars November 5 – 15 at the Celebrity Experience and Entertainment Memorabilia Auction, launched online to support Precious Paws, a non-profit animal rescue organization based in Encino, Calif. The ten-day auction will be held exclusively on the Precious Paws eBay store, and features star-powered items for fans and Hollywood followers of all ages.

Among featured auction items is an opportunity to meet and lunch with Mark Hamill of “Star Wars” fame. The actor, director, writer and producer is best known for his portrayal of Luke Skywalker.

“My wife and I are delighted to support Precious Paws and its ongoing quest to save animals and provide good, loving homes for them,” said Mark Hamill. “The organization is committed to its cause, and this fundraiser is critical in helping the group meet its mission.”

Items for bidding also include: a signed copy of the “Hungry Girl” book and tour of the “Hungry Girl” office with creator Lisa Lillien and her staff; autographed guitars from Bon Jovi’s Richie Sambora and The Eagles; a visit to the set of Nickelodeon’s “iCarly;” a Gospel Brunch for two at House of Blues on Sunset Strip; and autographed items from Paris Hilton, Jimmy Buffet and BB King. Autographed “Star Trek” memorabilia for auction include those from Patrick Stewart, Scott Bakula, Kate Mulgrew and Avery Brooks. In addition, celebrity lunches with stars include Susan Olsen from “The Brady Bunch,” Adrianne Curry & Christopher Knight from VH1’s “The Surreal Life” and “My Fair Brady,” director Eric Roberts of the Starz series “Crash,” Stephen Collins, Bobby Sherman, Robbie Rist, Anthony Michael Hall, Nicole De Boer, Alana Curry and McKenzie Westmore.

”It warms my heart to see celebrities offer their time and energy to support our cause,” said Susan Olsen, known for her role as Cindy on “The Brady Bunch”. “I can see what the support and donations do for the animals first hand. In addition to being the director of media and special events for Precious Paws, I am also a foster mother. I care for many of the baby animals that come into our fold while we help them find good people to adopt.”

For additional information about the Celebrity Experience and Entertainment Memorabilia Auction, please contact Georgyne LaLone, president and founder of Precious Paws, at (818) 773-3336 or

About Precious Paws
Since 2003, Precious Paws has been rescuing unwanted companion cats and dogs in Southern California from both the streets and local shelters. A 501(c) 3 registered nonprofit organization, Precious Paws is dedicated to spaying or neutering, vaccinating, and testing each animal rescued before they are placed for adoption into permanent homes. For more information, please visit

Auction Catalog

* Stephen Collins
* Adrianne Curry and Christopher Knight
* Alana Curry
* Nicole De Boer
* Anthony Michael Hall
* Mark Hamill
* Susan Olsen and Robbie Rist
* Eric Roberts (Eric Roberts for Precious Paws)
* Bobby Sherman
* McKenzie Westmore


* A visit to the set of iCarly
* A signed Hungry Girl book, tour of the Hungry Girl office, and meet & greet with Lisa Lillien ( and her staff
* Autographed electric guitar by Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi
* Picture and "Lost Highway" CD autographed by Richie Sambora
* Autographed acoustic guitar by The Eagles
* Autographed Collector's Beer Can by Joe Elliott of Def Leppard ('92 cover of the Rolling Stone is on the can)
* A variety of items from Paris Hilton's products line
* Autographed Poster by BB King & Robert Cray
* Autographed Poster by John Denver
* Autographed Poster by Billy Idol
* Autographed t-shirt by Jimmy Buffett
* Autographed script by the cast of "Nurse Jackie" (including Peter Facinelli of "Twilight" fame)
* Rare “Revenge of the Jedi” Poster
* Autographed hockey pucks and photos from players of the L.A. Kings
* A cat lithograph from Christine Head (
* An autographed lithograph from Olivia (
* A Gospel Brunch for 4 at the House Of Blues, Sunset Strip
* "Wolverine and the X-Men DVD - Volume 1 - Heroes Return" containing the three-part pilot, signed by Greg Johnson (Head Writer), and Craig Kyle (Supervising Producer); both provide a Commentary Track for the episodes in the Special Features.
* "Wolverine and the X-Men DVD - Volume 2 - Deadly Enemies" containing five episodes, signed by Greg Johnson (Head Writer), Craig Kyle (Supervising Producer), and Chris Yost (writer); all three provide a Commentary Track for the episodes in the Special Features.
* A variety of autographed photos with Star Trek actors and actresses, including Scott Bakula, Patrick Stewart, Kate Mulgrew and Avery Brooks
* 2 Parkhopper tickets to Disneyland Resort
* 2 Passes to Universal Studios
* 2 Certificates for up to 4 Guests to the Magic Castle

Sunday, November 1, 2009

A Sad Day For The Animals

A fire broke out in the Second Chance Animal Shelter down in Killeen, TX today killing about one hundred and ten cats and dogs. Yes it’s a sad time to read about the loss of so many pets that didn’t have a chance from the smoke filled shelter.

The animals shelter manager Ginger Smith Holmes said: It was total disbelief and shock, and I just couldn't quite believe it. Ginger hopingly said: They laid down and went to sleep and that's what happened, because if I think of anything else...I can't cope.

This fire has devastated not only the volunteers but the community for something like this to happen. The Second Chance Animal Shelter is in need of your support to help them with the replacement of the food and items that were lost due to the fire.

Read the article by Foti Kallergis here.

Another sad note goes out to the loss of Jake a two year old dog who was set on fire a week ago. Jakes owners Deionna Richardson and Troy Jeanmard from Baker, LA thinks that someone set poor little Jake on fire for revenge.

How sad is that for someone to do this to a dog, I just hope that the Police find the sick person and locks them up. The dog lovers in jail will take care of them for what they did.

Read the article by Caroline Moses here.