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Way To Go New Jersey

 Great news!
New Jersey has become the first state to pass a bill banningCat Declawing.They have joined the ranks of most of the First World countries around the globe to ban this cruel and abusive procedure. The bill, designed by Assemblymen Singleton, passed recently calling the act of declawing a cat an act of animal cruelty. As such, the penalties to veterinarians performing this procedure and to pet parents seeking it are fines up to $1000.00 and/or 6 months in jail. Civil penalties can be anywhere from $500 - $2000.

Goodbye Too Soon

Yesterday was a very sad day for me. I learned that one of my favorite "furry friends" passed over the rainbow bridge. Mongo was a beautiful Doberman Pincher with an incredible temperament and gentle nature. I have been walking him once a week for close to three years as well as caring for him when his folks went on vacation.
His dad called me yesterday and told me that Mongo had become ill last Friday and very quickly went downhill. They weren't quite sure of the diagnosis but it looked like lung cancer.

Plan Ahead for Holidays

Now that the holidays are over, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's, I have a bit of downtime to write my blog again.
The first thing that comes to mind to write about is the last minute requests I received for pet sitting over the holidays. I couldn't believe how many pet parents, especially with cats, waited until a few days or a week before Christmas to contact me to care for their pets. Many of these people apparently had lined up a friend or neighbor ahead of time, only to have them cancel at the last minute because they decided to go away themselves.

If you want a donation, leave out the gory graphics

At this time of year, my mailbox is inundated with requests from animal charities for contributions. I am a big animal supporter and try to contribute what I can comfortably manage financially. But if a charity wants a donation from me, they need to leave out the gory graphics on the envelopes and inside. These disgusting pictures inspire me to throw the offending material in the trash regardless of the good work the charity may be doing.
One of my favorite pet charities is Best Friends in Kanab Utah.

Scoop the Poop - PLEASE!!!!!


As I walk my client's dogs in the pet-friendly complexes near my home, I continue to notice numerous mounds of poop that have not been picked up by the pet's parent or dog walker. It astounds me how people can be so inconsiderate and irresponsible, Often the poop left unattended is right next to a 'scoop the poop' stand that supplies poop bags and a receptacle for throwing it out. So not having a bag is NO EXCUSE! If you are walking your dog you should never leave the house without a bag of some kind to pick up your dog's stools.
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