Friday, May 30, 2014

Well Rachael Ray At It Again This Year With A $100K Challenge With 50 Different Animal Shelters Competing

ASPCA Kicks off 2014 Rachael Ray $100K Challenge This Sunday at Shelters Nationwide

Animal shelters compete for chance at $600,000 in prize grants for saving more animals.

 The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is gearing up for Sunday’s start of the 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge, where a total of $600,000 in prize grants is up for grabs to help shelters save more homeless cats and dogs.

The 50 contestants will work to save more animals during the months of June, July and August 2014 than they did over the same three-month period in 2013. Last year's competing shelters saved more than 56,000 cats and dogs during the contest, an increase of 12,050 over the same period in 2012.
"If you’re at all considering making a pet part of your family, then this contest – which will feature major adoption events and promotions in communities across the country for the next three months – is the perfect time to do just that," says Bert Troughton, vice president of Community Outreach at the ASPCA. "We’re gearing up for what we hope will be another record-breaking year, and the public will be an integral part of this life-saving mission."
The 50 contestants in the 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge are: 
  •     Shelby Humane Society in Columbiana, Ala.
  •      Pinal County Animal Care in Casa Grande, Ariz.
  •     Arizona Humane Society in Phoenix, Ariz.
  •     HALO Animal Rescue in Phoenix, Ariz.
  •     Pima Animal Care Center in Tucson, Ariz.
  •     Burbank Animal Shelter in Burbank, Calif.
  •     Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, Calif.
  •     City of Chico Animal Shelter in Chico, Calif.
  •     Central California SPCA in Fresno, Calif.
  •     Moreno Valley Animal Shelter in Moreno Valley, Calif.
  •     City of Stockton Animal Services in Stockton, Calif.
  •     Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region in Colorado Springs, Colo.
  •     Foothills Animal Shelter in Golden, Colo.
  •     First State Animal Center - SPCA, Delaware in Camden, Del.
  •     Alachua County Animal Services in Gainesville, Fla.
  •     Clay County Animal Care and Control in Green Cove Springs, Fla.
  •     Osceola County Animal Services in St. Cloud, Fla.
  •     Gwinnett County Animal Welfare & Enforcement in Lawrenceville, Ga.
  •     Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society, Inc. in Thomasville, Ga.
  •     The Anti-Cruelty Society in Chicago, Ill.
  •     Humane Society Calumet Area in Munster, Ind.
  •     Unleashed Pet Rescue and Adoption in Mission, Kan.
  •     Coastal Humane Society in Brunswick, Maine
  •     Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) in Baltimore, Md.
  •     The Humane Society of Washington County, Inc. in Hagerstown, Md.
  •     Humane Society of Charles County in Waldorf, Md.
  •     Oakland County Animal Control & Pet Adoption Center in Auburn Hills, Mich.
  •     Southern Pines Animal Shelter in Hattiesburg, Miss.
  •     Kansas City Pet Project in Kansas City, Mo.
  •     Animal Welfare Association in Voorhees, N.J.
  •     Humane Society of Greater Dayton in Dayton, Ohio
  •     Humane Society of Delaware County in Delaware, Ohio
  •     The City of Oklahoma City Animal Welfare Division in Oklahoma City, Okla.
  •     Greenhill Humane Society in Eugene, Ore.
  •     Anderson County P.A.W.S. in Anderson, S.C.
  •     Pet Helpers in Charleston, S.C.
  •     Spartanburg Humane Society in Spartanburg, S.C.
  •     McMinn Regional Humane Society in Athens, Tenn.
  •     Williamson County Animal Control and Adoption Center in Franklin, Tenn.
  •     Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County in Memphis, Tenn.
  •     Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter in Georgetown, Texas
  •     Houston Humane Society in Houston, Texas
  •     City of Pasadena (TX) Animal Control and Adoption in Pasadena, Texas
  •     San Antonio Animal Care Services in San Antonio, Texas
  •     Lynchburg Humane Society in Lynchburg, Va.
  •     Angels of Assisi in Roanoke, Va.
  •     Everett Animal Shelter in Everett, Wash.
  •     SpokAnimal C.A.R.E. in Spokane, Wash.
  •     The NOAH Center in Stanwood, Wash.
  •     Fox Valley Humane Association in Appleton, Wis.
The ASPCA and Rachael Ray will award a $100,000 grand prize to the shelter contestant that achieves the greatest increase in lives saved during this three-month period. The contestant that does the best job of engaging its community members in helping to save more animals will win $25,000. Those organizations that do the best in their divisions will be eligible for between $10,000 and $25,000 in additional grants. In total, $600,000 in grant funding will be awarded for increases in animal lives saved, as well as a photo contest and general participation.
All her life, Rachael Ray has been an advocate for animals and a supporter of animal welfare groups. Her love for animals and for her pit bull, Isaboo, inspired her to create a pet food called Nutrish® to raise money for animals in need. Ray donates her proceeds from the sale of Nutrish® to organizations like the ASPCA so they can implement programs like the $100K Challenge and support shelters and animal organizations around the country.
The ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge is a groundbreaking contest that challenges animal shelters across the country to come up with innovative ways to engage their communities and get more homeless cats and dogs into loving homes. For information about the 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge, please visit
About the ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first animal welfare organization in North America and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animals. More than two 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. For more information, please visit, and be sure to follow the ASPCA on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
About Rachael Ray
Rachael Ray is best known as the host of the hit syndicated Emmy Award winning daytime television show “Rachael Ray” produced by CBS Television Distribution in association with Harpo Productions, Scripps Networks and Watch Entertainment. Rachael's warmth, energy, and boundless curiosity also reach millions of fans through her popular Food Network shows, her lifestyle magazine Everyday with Rachael Ray, her bestselling cookbooks, her digital home base, her signature line of cookware manufactured by Meyer, her meal transport products by RR Accessories and her pantry products by Colavita. In 2007, Rachael launched the Yum-o! organization, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering kids and their families to develop healthy relationships with food and cooking and in 2008 she partnered with Ainsworth Pet Nutrition to create a line of pet food with her proceeds being donated to organizations that help animals in need. For more information, visit
About Rachael’s Rescue ™ and Nutrish
In 2008, Rachael Ray partnered with pet nutrition experts from Ainsworth Pet Nutrition to develop a line of food and treats for dogs called Rachael Ray Nutrish®, and in 2014 introduced Nutrish for Cats, a line of natural food for cats. Rachael Ray Nutrish® for dogs is designed to meet a variety of nutritional needs, from Super Premium natural nutrition (original Nutrish recipes), to limited ingredient nutrition (Nutrish Just 6), to grain-free recipes (Nutrish Zero Grain), as well as six flavors of natural Wet Foods for Dogs (Nutrish Naturally Delish) and Nutrish Treats for Dogs. Rachael Ray Nutrish® for cats is offered in both dry and wet formulas, with real meat like chicken or fish as the first ingredient in the recipes. Rachael’s proceeds from each sale are donated to organizations that help animals in need through Rachael’s RescueTM.

 I just love what this girl has done to help all of those poor animals over the years.

Thank you Rachael

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Pet Center Inc Is Voluntarily Recalling Its 3 oz Bag Of Lamb Crunchy’s Dog Treats

Pet Center, Inc. Voluntary Recall of 3 oz bag of Lamb Crunchy’s Because of Possible Health Risk

 Pet Center, Inc of Los Angeles, CA. is voluntarily recalling its 3 oz bag of Lamb Crunchy’s dog treats (LAM-003) (UPC# 727348200038) with date code 122015 product of USA, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surface exposed to these products.
Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.
Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only 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 the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
This product was distributed to CA, WI, CO, and WA. to the following distributors; Gelson’s Market, General Pet, Nor-Sky Pet Supply, and Independent Pet.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
Salmonella was detected by the State of Colorado, Department of Agriculture in a random sample.
Consumers who have purchased this product are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 800-390-0575 Monday-Friday between 7:30am through 4pm PST.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

PetSmart And Petco Finally Will Stop Selling China Made Pet Treats

 When I read this article this morning I said to myself why did it take so long.
There were so many illnesses and deaths from these treats over the years and you wonder why.
So remember its buyer beware and start reading the labels when you’re buying treats and food for your dog or cat.   

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Bravo Issues Nationwide Recall For Dog And Cat Food

 Bravo® Issues Nationwide Recall of Pet Food for Dogs and Cats

Bravo is recalling select lots and product(s) of Bravo Pet Food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
However, healthy cats and dogs rarely become sick from Listeria. Animals ill with Listeria will display symptoms similar to the ones listed above for humans. People who have concerns about whether their pet has Listeria should contact their veterinarian.
The recalled product was distributed nationwide to distributors, retail stores, internet retailers and directly to consumers. The product can be identified by the batch ID code (best used by date) printed on the side of the plastic tube or on a label on the box.
The recalled products are as follows:
1) These products are being recalled because they may have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
All 2lb., 5lb., and 10lb. tubes
Product Numbers: 52-102, 52-105, 52-110 
Best Used By Date: 10/10/15 or earlier
All 2lb., 5lb., and 10lb. tubes 
Product Numbers: 52-102, 52-105, 52-110 
Best Used By Date: 10/10/15 or earlier
2) These products are being recalled out of an abundance of caution because while they did not test positive for pathogens, they were manufactured in the same manufacturing facility or on the same day as products that did test positive.
All 2lb., 5lb., and 10lb. tubes 
Product Numbers: 42-102, 42-105, 42-110
Best Used By Date: 10/10/15 or earlier
2lb. tubes 
Product Number: 42-202 
Best Used By Date: 10/10/15 or earlier
Product Number: 53-130
Best Used By Date: 10/10/15 or earlier
NET WT 2LBS (32 OZ) .91KG (Tubes)
Product Number: 72-222 
Best Used By Date: 1/7/16
PRODUCT: BRAVO! TURKEY BALANCE FORMULA (Manufactured by: Bravo! Manchester, CT) 
NET WT 2 LBS (32 OZ) .09KG, Chub (tube)
Product Number: 31-402 
Best Used By Dates: 1/7/16 and 2/11/16
NET WT 5 LBS (80 OZ) 2.3KG, Chub (tube) 
Product Number: 31-405
Best Used By Dates: 1/7/16 and 2/11/16
5 LBS (80 OZ) 2.3KG, Chub (tube)
Product Number: 42-105
Best Used By Date: 2/11/16
This voluntary recall has been issued because the FDA has reported an independent lab detected the bacteria in a sample during a recent review. The company has received a limited number of reports of dogs experiencing nausea and diarrhea that may be associated with these specific products. The company has received no reports of human illness as a result of these products.
Bravo discontinued all manufacturing in New Zealand on October 10, 2013. Bravo will immediately start working with distributors and retailers to properly dispose of any affected product left on freezer shelves. The company will also be announcing the recall to pet owners to ensure they dispose of any affected product that has been purchased.
Bravo is issuing this action out of an abundance of caution and sincerely regrets any inconvenience to pet owners as a result of this announcement.
The recalled product should not be sold or fed to pets. Pet owners who have the affected product at home should dispose of this product in a safe manner (example, a securely covered trash receptacle). They can return to the store where purchased and submit the Product Recall Claim Form available on the Bravo website for a full refund or store credit. More information on the Bravo recall can also be found at, or call toll free (866) 922-9222.