Archive for May 2012
Sponge Bob weighed in at a very hefty 33 pounds when he came to Animal Haven in Lower Manhattan in April. He has dropped 3 pounds and is getting moving with moderate exercise.
A young kitten born in a garden shed in Birmingham, UK got tightly wedged into a wheel and was freed after much effort by an officer from the RSPCA.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has worked with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the American Kennel Club, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Humane Society of the United States to develop these pet-preparedness guidelines.
Have a pet-supply kit ready, including:
Pet food for three days in an airtight, waterproof container and bowls
Water for three days; Pet medicines and first aid supplies
Collar (with ID tags firmly secured), harness or sturdy leash
Important documents such as registration, adoption papers, vaccination and medical records in a plastic bag or waterproof container
Travel crate or other pet carrier
Cat litter, litter box, paper towels, newspapers, plastic trash bags and cleaning supplies
Photos of you and your pet together for identification purposes
Familiar items such as toys, treats and blankets.
The single most important thing you can do to protect your pets is to take them with you if you must evacuate. Animals left behind in a disaster can easily be lost or injured. If evacuation is necessary, consider friends or family outside the area who can take in you and your pet.
Other options may include a pet-friendly hotel or motel. If your only evacuation option is a Red Cross or other publicly run shelter, be aware that not all shelters are equipped or designed to accept non-service animals. Consider boarding your animals at a kennel or veterinary hospital before going to a public shelter.
Plan with neighbors, friends or relatives to evacuate your pet for you if you are unable to do so yourself. Talk with them about your evacuation plans and pet supply kit.
Consult your veterinarian and consider microchipping your pet. These permanent implants may be invaluable if you and your pets are separated.
After the disaster, don’t allow your pets to roam loose. Familiar landmarks and smells may have been changed by the disaster and your pet could become disoriented or lost.
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
Reported by FEMA via, 7th Space Interactive
Eine kleine Nachtmusik, in an arrangement for orchestra and cats.
First Angela and Carrie Russell made a dramatic rescue when Jade was thrown from a moving car in heavy traffic, then they mounted a successful social media campaign to get her the medical care she needed to save her life and heal from her injuries.
Emergency vet Ben Trimmer was called out in the middle of the night to treat a badly injured cat who’d been hit by a car. Only after the microchip scan did he realize it was his own cat George.
May is Pet Cancer Awareness Month, a time to spread awareness of the symptoms of cancer in dogs and cats.
Stripy was spotted in a window of her burned out apartment building on Friday, three days after a fire made it off limits to residents. A woman will have to appear in court for breaking a window in her efforts to free the cat.