• Lab Rescue Meet and Greet

    Monday, September 22, 2008

  • Gulf Coast Dog

    Wednesday, September 17, 2008

    Gulf coast dog is a printed magazine with some great pet tips. Check out the Fall release here:

    http://thegulfcoastdog.com/TheGulfCoastDOGFall2008.pdf
  • Bill Melendez, Peanuts animator dies at 91

    Wednesday, September 17, 2008

    Snoopy's voice - gone, but not forgotten.

    http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-melendez4-2008sep04,0,4615343.story

    edit: "Yesterday I was a dog. Today I'm a dog. Tomorrow I'll probably still be a dog. Sigh! There's so little hope for advancement." - Snoopy

    "Happiness is a warm puppy." - Charles M. Schulz
  • Cat House on the Kings

    Thursday, August 28, 2008

  • Rescue Ink

    Wednesday, August 27, 2008

    An interesting article from the New York Times about Rescue Ink, an animal rescue group in New York City.

    link to article

    Their homepage can be found here:
    http://www.rescueink.org/
  • Human and Dog Yawning

    Sunday, August 17, 2008

    "Yawning is known to be contagious in humans but now scientists have shown that pet dogs can catch a yawn, too."

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7541633.stm
  • Human Agility

    Sunday, August 17, 2008

    A human agility video from YouTube,
  • Cocoa Mulch

    Sunday, August 17, 2008

    "Theobromine, a chemical found in cocoa mulch, can be harmful to pets."

    Read more here, http://www.snopes.com/critters/crusader/cocoamulch.asp.
  • FreeKibble

    Sunday, August 17, 2008

    Every time you answer the quiz they will donate kibble to an animal shelter. You can take the quiz, 1 question long, once a day.

    http://freekibble.com

    and for cats:
    http://www.freekibblekat.com/

  • Rescuing Bear the Lab

    Sunday, August 17, 2008

    Courtesy of Lab Rescue of Florida. (reproduced with permission)

    This is an amazing story of how, when people are willing to help one
    another, good things happen. In this case, Lab Rescue was a great
    help.

    On Friday, the 8th of August, Donna Sager and her lab, Bear, were
    traveling to NY when she was in a car accident in Florence, SC.
    Unfortunately, her finances were such that she could not afford to
    rent another vehicle to get back to her home in Coral Gables, FL.
    She called Lighthouse Ministries, an organization that helps stranded
    motorists and people who are in need. Joanne, who volunteers there,
    helped by getting a bus ticket back to FL. Unfortunately, the bus
    would not take Bear. Now Joanne had to find a way to get Bear back
    to her owner. Her good friend and neighbor, Billie, was a volunteer
    for Lab Rescue when she lived in FL, and so, the wheels started in
    motion.

    Billie contacted Pat Bayers to see what she could do and she
    contacted me to see if I could coordinate this whole process, which
    I, with a lot of wonderful help, was able to do. Through Pat's
    contacts we came up with Cathy Ellsworth. Cathy does not volunteer
    for Lab Rescue, specifically, but has been doing animal rescue for
    many years and often brought labs from GA to put in our rescue
    organization. Cathy now lives in Jacksonville, and offered to drive
    to the border of GA and SC and pick up Bear. Billie and Joanne found
    another volunteer, Allie, to drive Bear to the SC, GA border. This
    occurred on Monday the 11th. So now, Bear was in Jacksonville.

    Of course, the story doesn't end here because than we needed to find
    a foster family for him for a few days. (Cathy couldn't keep him as
    she already has 5 dogs and 6 cats.) I contacted Lauren Bush and she
    found a couple of her volunteers, Lee and Joy Bellemare, willing to
    foster Bear for a few days. We were lucky, once again, in that
    Cathy's Dad was in Jacksonville and was heading to Tampa on Thursday.

    By the way, while Bear was in Lab Rescue care, he received a bath, a
    rabies and bordatella shot, got his ears cleaned and was sent along
    to Tampa with some meds and a bag of "light" dog food because, I
    understand, he is a bit of a "porker".

    Well, Bear left this morning at 7:30 and met up with Pat Bayers who
    then transported him to meet his last volunteer, Debbie Schuckman,
    (thanks Laurie for finding her) who will deliver him back to his
    owner. Door to door delivery too, how about that!

    All in all, it took 11 volunteers to bring this dog home. Now isn't
    this a feel good story? It restores our faith in humanity.

    Submitted by
    Barbara Smith (Transportation Coordinator)
    Lab Rescue of Florida

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