Quasi Modo won the World's Ugliest Dog Contest, held last Friday in Petaluma, California. Quasi Modo is a mixed-breed dog, who is a mix of pit bull and Dutch shepherd, with multiple birth defects. Her spine and back is too short for her body, giving her a hunch back appearance. Quasi Modo is used to having people run away from her. According to her Bio she has been mistaken for a Tasmanian devil and/or a Hyena. But despite her appearance Quasi Modo is a lover and has a "bubbly personality". She was found by her owner, a veterinarian in the shelter, who fell in love with her, despite her appearance. We at Who Let My Dogs Out? know that all dogs, deep down are lovers and in need of a forever home. No matter what they look like. .
Happy PRIDE!!! Today is going to be an amazing fun filled day, but it is going to be hot. Please remember that even if you are not drinking water, your dog must have water. Also, as previously reported by Who Let My Dogs Out?, the pavement is hot and can burn your dog's paws. Be careful with your pet and monitor them for signs of fatigue and heat related injury. The city of St Petersburg is expecting over 200,000 people to turn out for PRIDE and with yesterday's ruling regarding same sex marriage, it could be even more. If your dog is not good with crowds or gets scared easily by loud noises please leave them at home. Below is a list of essential items that you will need if you are taking your dog to PRIDE.
1. WATER, and a small collapsable bowl to put it in;
2. A leash;
3. Your pets collar with your information and their current vaccine tags; and
4. Potty bags, always remember to clean up after your pet.
Not long ago, veterinarian Kristen Lindsey bragged on Facebook about shooting a feral cat with a bow and arrow. Dr. Lindsey posted a picture of herself holding the body of a dead orange tabby with an arrow sticking out of the back of its head. In a comment on Facebook she wrote: "My first bow kill, lol. The only good feral tomcat is one with an arrow through it's head! Vet of the year award ... Gladly accepted."
However, Dr. Lindsey did not receive the vet of the year award. Instead, this Facebook post went viral. Phones at Washington County's Animal Clinic, where Dr. Lindsey worked, were ringing off the hook. In fact, so many people went on their website that it crashed. Things just ket getting worse for Dr. Lindsey, when an animal rescuer alleged that the cat was probably not feral, but was actually a pet named "Tiger". Tiger had gone missing the same day that Dr. Lindsey posted this picture.
Despite the debacle, Dr. Lindsey did not foresee losing her job. She commented under her post: "no I did not lose my job. Lol. Psshh. Like someone would get rid of me. I'm awesome!" However, Washington County's Animal Clinic apparently did not think Dr. Lindsey was that awesome, as they terminated her and covered her name, which was printed on its marquee, with duct tape.
After losing her job, Dr. Lindsey's Facebook post also prompted police investigation. Even some animal rights activists were pushing for an arrest. Alley Cat Allies offered $7,500 in reward for evidence leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who killed the cat.
However, the grand jury did not feel the same. The grand jury decided it had insufficient evidence to charge Dr. Lindsey with animal cruelty. The District Attorney told reporters that "without more information, the State lacks proof that this incident even occurred in the state of Texas." It was pointed out that cat hunting is legal in some other states, such as Wyoming. Additionally, it was difficult for investigators to prove cruelty because a "bolt to the head" is a humane form of animal euthanasia, according to The Houston Chronicle.
Don't you hate this time of year? Your eyes get watery, your nose gets itchy . . . and the sneezing! It's allergy season. But did you know that your pets can suffer from allergies too?
Your pet may actually develop itchy skin as a sign of allergens. Most people think this is a mild irritation, but it may be part of a bigger problem. If the itchy skin lasts too long, you may even need to take your pet to a dermatologist.
Though pet allergies cannot be cured, they can be controlled. If your pet is showing signs such as licking an area of skin, itchy skin or ears, buildup of gunk in or around the eyes, chewing at swollen paws, or even snoring, you should get your pet checked by a veterinarian to control the allergies.
For many people who did not know that pets could develop allergies, this information brings a whole new meaning to the term "pet allergies."
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