A Young puppy was stuck on ice in Lake Erie was rescued by the Coast Guard. Kimberly, the several month old black labrador, was stranded on the ice of Lake Eire for five days. Though it was too dangerous for an air mission, the Coast Guard joined forces with Air1Airboats, a local Airboat company to go out and look for Kimberly. The Airboat Captain, Tony Muscioni, actually exited his vessel and stepped out onto the ice to help get the stranded lab. The exhausted pup, sat in the lap of one of the Channel 3 News crew for the remainder of the trip that returned Kimberly to safety.
We have all heard that Koreans eat dogs, but that's just rumor right? Apparently not! The Koreans actually raise dogs for slaughter. However, fifty-seven Korean dogs recently escaped this fate.
These fifty-seven dogs grew up on a dog-meat farm outside Seoul. The conditions were unkind. The dogs were crammed into small, dirty, and unheated cages. Was it not for incredible luck, these dogs may have been electrocuted, hanged, or beaten prior to eventually being slaughtered.
In an incredible twist of fate, the dog-farm owner decided that he would instead start growing chili peppers. The Humane Society International and Change for Animals Foundation then took these fifty-seven dogs to San Francisco. The local SPCA will care for them until they are ready to be adopted.
The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office recently made a typo on one of its rugs that was placed in the lobby of that office. Instead of "In God We Trust", the rug read "In Dog We Trust". The rug was displayed for a couple of months before the typo was finally noticed. After it was noticed the rug was auctioned, and the proceeds went to a local animal rescue group.
In the winter of 2013-2014, a cat was found frozen to a water meter. This cat came to be known as Olaf. Olaf suffered from severe frostbite. Unfortunately, due to the frostbite, Olaf lost part of three of his four feet. Fortunately, an organization called FACE has helped restore him to health. Though Olaf still suffers from disabilities, Olaf adapts fairly well. Additionally, Olaf has warmed up to people, despite the once feral nature. Such a story just shows the persistence of animals.
There is much debate between whether it is better for you to hire a pet sitter or to board your pet while on vacation. On the one hand, boarding gives your animal access to full-time staff and other animals. On the other hand, your pet is under enough stress, and it only will increase the anxiety for you to remove your pet from your home.
According to an article by Dr. Ken Tudor, an author at Petmd.com, pet sitting the "obvious choice". Dr. Tudor points out that it is much closer to a normal environment for your pet. He also points out that it can deter against crime. In fact, a pet sitter can turn on and off lights, and even spend the night in your home. Also, if a burglar is casing your home, a barking dog may be a good deterrent. Next time you're going on vacation, consider Dr. Ken Tudor's advice and hire a pet sitter!
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