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According to a report featured on Fox News on February 20, 2012, the Arizona Humane Society is facing an overabundance of Chihuahua’s. Representatives at the Arizona Humane Society estimate that Chihuahuas and Pit Bulls make up more than 30% of all dogs currently up for adoption. Many are strays. However, The Humane Society has noticed an uptick in pet owners and caregivers dropping off Chihuahuas. To watch the recent Fox News Report regarding an overpopulation of Chihuahuas in Arizona pounds, click the following link: http://video.foxnews.com/v/1463283048001/chihuahua-overload-in-arizona-pounds
The Arizona Humane Society is in need of adoptive families who would like to provide a loving, caring home for a Chihuahua in need.They will help those who are interested in the adoption process in order to find the right pet.
According to the Arizona Humane Society, Chihuahuas are small dogs that require minimal exercise as well as minimal coat care. They are a tolerant breed and are described as “accepting of attention; slow to accept family friends, but will form a weak bond after many pleasant experiences; uncomfortable in crowds greater than five and will ignore or sniff and walk away.” (Dog Breed Characteristics 2006,www.azhumane.org ). Chihuahuas are happiest when they are the only dogs in the household, because they love their owner’s undivided attention. However, they do adjust moderately well with cats and other small pets.
If you or someone you know is interested in adopting a Chihuahua, please contact the Arizona Humane Society.
Information provided by www.azhumane.org andhttp://video.foxnews.com/v/1463283048001/chihuahua-overload-in-arizona-pounds
Lost 2/16/12…red and white border collie. Her name is Keeley. She is 45 lbs., has collar and is micro chipped.
Rawhide@ Wild Horse Pass
Gila River Indian Community
5700 W. North Loop Road
Chandler, AZ 85226
HELP IS NEEDED FOR THE DOGS RESCUED FROM VALEN’TAILS….We took many dogs that did not get adopted at the valentails event. We were promised we would have help with advertising and collecting funds if we took these dogs…One very nice lady donated boarding for 10 days. A couple of the dogs have been adopted, however, the rest are in danger of returning to animal control. Our boarding cost currently is $1,000.00 per week. We are desperate for fosters and donations. With out help we will have no choice. The thought of them going back is killing us, but we are out of funds. Please spread the word…I will update a list of dogs in desperate need of foster this weekend. Please stay tuned. Thank you in advance. Donations can be made via paypal atwww.valleyofthesundogrescue.
Please help, there is a lost service dog in the East Valley, Awatukee area. She got away from a groomer near 40th St and Chandler Blvd
Thursday 2/2/12. Candy is a 7 year old Golden Retriever and she is a Service Dog for an autistic teenager. The family has posted the info on craigs list and petfinders.com and Facebook. If you see Candy, please contact Mark Weishaar at 602-723-8985
Location: Chandler, AZ
Description: PLEASE REPOST IF YOU LIVE IN THE
Our little kitty Cherié was last seen Monday Nov. 21st in the
neighborhood off Elliot Rd between Dobson & Price Rd. .
She is very affectionate, playful and curious. She is skittish
as a jack rabbit around strangers but still may approach if you
are friendly and have treats! She is a long hair, gray tortie.
She has big beautiful gold-green eyes and a thick beautiful
mane. She has cream colored “eye liner”, a pink nose and a
cream colored mouth. She also has a long, wispy, feather
duster tail. She is small (about 8lbs.) She was last seen
wearing a pink & silver sparkly collar. Please contact if you
CHANDLER, AZ: 4 year old tan & white shepard/lab mix. I have attached a photo. We live in Southern California but are in Chandler visiting my mom for Thanksgiving and Buster somehow managed to squeeze out of the gate in the back yard and has been missing since late Saturday night (11/20). His collar and tags were caught in the gate when he got out so he is loose with no ID. We miss him terribly and are doing everything we can to try to find him. He probably ran off after a cat or a bird and cannot find his way back to us. If you happen to see him I would certainly appreciate a call at 757-619-2445. We have to leave the area to go back home late Saturday afternoon at the very latest and it will kill us to have to go home without our boy.
Our team has been hitting it hard with TNR one to two times a week, and really hoping to see fewer kittens this spring… at least at a few of the trailer parks and motels we’re working on. The biggest problem we have run into is having the funds to get as many cats spayed and neutered as possible, and of course, also the time and “man power” to do it all. We had a garage sale this month which raised $275.00, and we were very fortunate to get a grant for one very large trailer park in Tempe.
There is a huge need for TNR at the Colonnade Motel in east Mesa, and Country Club Village Mobile Home Park. Both of these are on a “wait list” because there are no funds available for them. It is pathetic to see the many kittens scavenging for food and sickly due to intestinal parasites and lack of nutrition. We hope to end the breeding cycle for these cats and help them to have better lives. If you would like to donate for TNR, you can send your tax deductible donations made out to H.A.R.T., to our P.O. Box below. Please forward this email to anyone you know who might like to support TNR, or even help with trapping and transport. We are always accepting cat food donations too, and can arrange to pick up on the weekends.
As always, thank you for any support you can offer or for forwarding to others who might be in a position to help the cats. Last spring we received donations from two people whose employers have a program of corporate matching for charities and non-profit groups. What an awesome idea! That was a huge help and greatly appreciated!
P.O. Box 606
Mesa, AZ 85211-0606
H.A.R.T. ~ Homeless Animals Rescue Team
* 70,000 puppies and kittens are born every
day in the U.S.
* Between four million and six million pets are
euthanized every year because they are
* That means between 11,000 and 16,000
pets are euthanized every day simply
because they are homeless.
* An animal in a shelter is killed every 1.5
* Only one animal in 10 born in the U.S. gets a
good home that lasts a lifetime.
Don’t Breed or Buy While Shelter Pets Die!
Seniors may find comfort and companionship in their pets, but caring for them may be a challenge to some. Fortunately, there are many options for seniors to find assistance in the care for their pets.
- 1. Pet Sitters- Soliciting the aid of a pet sitter to come to the home and help to care for their pets has become more and more popular among senior citizens. Pet sitters can help with anything from walking their beloved pets, playing with them, feeding, grooming, as well as administering medication. Seniors can search for a pet sitter locally through various outlets such as: websites like www.petsit.com and www.petsitters.org , yellow pages, or contacting the Better Business Bureau.
- 2. Mobile Veterinarians- The availability of mobile veterinarians who offer house visits is on the rise due to pet owners’ needs for convenience. Most cities offer a variety of choices in mobile veterinarians for senior citizens to choose from. Mobile vets can pay house visits to perform everything from vaccinations to diagnosis and treatment of various illnesses.
- 3. Pet Supplies Online- Many pet owners, including senior citizens, find that ordering their pets’ food and medication online for delivery to their homes saves them time and trouble. Most major pet stores, veterinarians, and various other vendors offer pet and food supplies to be purchased online.
- 4. Preparation- One of the best ways to help senior citizens to best care for their pets is by preparation and prevention. For example, maintaining a pets’ healthy weight instead of allowing a pet to become obese will prevent further medical complications down the road, which may become difficult for an elderly person to manage. Also, talking about and planning for a pets’ future is important for senior citizens, so that they may have peace-of-mind in the event that they are no longer able to care for their beloved pet. Assigning a long-term or permanent caregiver in advance is always best.
Information provided by Global Animal Foundation. For more information on how to best assist the elderly with the care of their pets, visit www.globalanimal.org .
The National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS) has recently elected Kara Jenkins to serve on its Board of Directors for a two year term effective January 2010.
NAPPS Board of Directors is comprised of pet sitters, business owners, and entrepreneurs who are leaders in the inhomepet care industry. Unlike other national associations, NAPPS is the only non-profit association run by members,for members. In this capacity, board members are responsible for helping to shape the agenda and direction of the association providing tools and educational courses to foster the the success of members’ businesses, promoting the value of pet sitting to the public, and advocating animal welfare.
Two Dogs Against a Tidal Wave: A Heartwarming Story of Survival
In the chaos just before the massive tsunami hit Japan on Friday, a family escaped their home, leaving their two dogs tied to a small shed.
Amazingly, the two dogs, Towa- a two year old Sheltie, and Melody- a one year old Golden Retriever, were found two days later, relatively unharmed.
Somehow, the duo broke free from their ropes and escaped the devastating tsunami. Their family was surprised and utterly amazed to find them alive and well.
Information provided by The Wall Street Journal: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703363904576200571710073008.html