The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : 2014 The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : 2014

Friday, December 26, 2014

Homeless Man Walks 5 Miles Every Day to Visit Beloved Dog


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Every day, rain or shine, Pete Buchmann walks five miles to visit his best friend, Buster.

Buchmann and Buster were inseparable until July, when Buchmann's financial resources were depleted and he found himself homeless, with no way to care for his 9-year-old pet.

"When I couldn't pay my rent any more, I moved across the street into the backyard of an empty house," Buchmann said. "I pitched a two-man tent, and it was kind of fun for about a week, but it wasn't

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Dog Chases Ambulance To Be With Owner


The outpouring of allegiance to a dog drew attention on the social networks this Christmas Eve: The dog followed his owner, a homeless man, up to a hospital and the attitude of the team from the fire department to stop the ambulance and welcome the animal, was seen as a good gesture.

The firefighters noticed, rearview mirror of the ambulance, that the dog was determined to follow the vehicle on the streets of De taguatinga, administrative region to 21 miles from the Centre of the federal capital.

The owner of him, according to the fire department, had suffered a epileptic seizure. The team sympathized with the suffering of the dog, opened the door and left him to get in the ambulance. In the hospital, the ' faithful companion ' was on the side of the stretcher during the whole service.


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St. Petersburg Woman Faces Dilemma After Rats Overrun Home


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St. Petersburg  - With hundreds of rodents running loose in her house, a St. Pete woman knows she has a problem. But no one can quite agree on how to help Florine Brown.

"The rats have taken over," she admitted. "They are in every room, pretty much, in the house."

The SPCA estimates there at 300 to 500 rats inside the home on 10th Avenue South. Brown said they are practically her family -- or at least their earlier relatives were.

She said it all started with a handful of pet rats two years ago, until some escaped. The rats did their thing, and pretty soon, a few rats had turned into a few hundred.

Browns said she called the SPCA a year ago seeking help, but the agency told her they didn't have room for the rodents. She didn't have the heart to fumigate.

"I want to save them," she explained.

Now the home is filled with feces and the odor is overpowering. Brown, 29, doesn't know what to do. She'd like to humanely trap and remove the squeaky squatters, but that's easier said than done.

"Everyone hates them but I just want to give them love," she added. "Everyone says bad things about rats and I've never been sick or had any diseases or anything."

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Friday, December 12, 2014

A Dog's Christmas Wish: A Home After Spending 10 Years Living in Kennel


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Charlotte, NC (WBTV) - It's a search a decade in the making, that will hopefully end this Christmas. 11-year old Tina P has been living in a Charlotte kennel for nearly 4,000 days, do the math and that's more than ten years .

Jennifer Hunt is a volunteer with the American Pit Bull Foundation, the organization that has been working to find Tina a family to call her own.

"She makes me smile, she's the best part of my week," Hunt said.

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5 Signs Your Dog is in Pain


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Seeing our pets in pain is never a fun experience, and it’s something every dog owner dreads. Whether it’s a fresh injury or simply our aging elder-pups, we want nothing more than to help them. But it’s important to remember that they can’t always cry out to us when in need. Dogs aren’t humans, so they don’t speak our language. The best thing we can do to keep them comfortable is to learn theirs. Dogs display their pain in certain actions and behaviors that may seem subtle to us. Not everyone is a canine behavioral expert, but these five symptoms below will help you determine whether or not your loved one is in pain.

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How Do I Keep My Cat Out Of The Christmas Tree?


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Getting ready for the holidays and about to put your Christmas tree up? Keep in mind that the tree makes a tempting target for many curious cats. Here are some tips on how to pet-proof your Christmas tree.

When it comes to buying a Christmas tree, I prefer and love real trees. After all, they fill our house with the holiday smells of evergreen. However, keep in mind that if you have cats, real trees are much more tempting. Not only are real trees fragrant and the pine needles more fun to chew on (thankfully, rarely poisonous) but the tree trunk is perfect for scratching and climbing. Consider an artificial tree (after all, less trees are cut down and thrown away, right?). If you do get a real tree, avoid one that is very tall, as a tall tree would be more likely to topple.

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It's a Dog's Afterlife: Pope Francis Hints that Animals go to Heaven


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The pontiff’s remarks were interpreted by some as bringing ‘hope of salvation … to animals and the whole of creation’

Animals, too, go to heaven. That, at least, was one interpretation of remarks made by Pope Francis in his weekly general audience in the Vatican.

The endlessly controversial 77-year-old pontiff said: “The holy scripture teaches us that the fulfilment of this wonderful design also affects everything around us.”

The pope went on to quote from St Paul, St Peter and the Book of Revelation in support of the view that “what lies ahead … is therefore a new creation”.

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Please Meet Some of the Wonderful Shelter Ferrets That Need Your Help to Have a Happy Holiday Season - The Ferret Giving Tree 2014


Picture of ferret for Christmas
Click on their picture: http://www.ferretgivingtree.com/index.php
to get to know them a little more personally.  Each one has his or her own story to tell. These kids are living in the safety of a shelter, where many will stay until their time for the bridge comes. Some are elderly and not considered adoptable while some, due to behaviour problems may not get a home until someone can take the time to teach them how to behave correctly.

Shelter Moms and Dads love these kids, but can only give so much since they have so many they must care for.

Please choose a Ferret this year that you can play Santa to. Even the smallest of gifts can
mean the world to these special little ones.  Give them an extra joyous holiday this year.

To read more about this story, and see their adorable pictures, click HERE!



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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Emerald Colored Stray Cat Turns Heads After Sleeping on Heap of Synthetic Paint


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Stalking along the backstreets and failing miserably to blend into the background, the sight of this emerald-coloured stray has caused uproar in a Black Sea resort town.
Locals in Varna, Bulgaria, assumed the cat was the victim of a cruel prank by vandals and set up a Facebook group called 'Punishment to the the perpetrator of this criminal act'.

But it has now been revealed that the cat has developed a green hue because it usually sleeps on an abandoned heap of synthetic green paint in a garage.

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Man Chooses Homelessness Rather Than Abandon Pit Bull


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Dave is a homeless man living by the side of some railroad tracks in Linden, New Jersey.  He cannot find a proper place to live because of his dog Petey, who is a pit bull.  Dave says Petey is his son, and he’d rather be homeless than give him up.

Dave has been out on the streets for a long time.  People remember seeing Dave pushing Petey in a cart when he was only a puppy, and he is two now.

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Guinness World Record Holder - Beloved Two-Faced Cat Dies of Cancer at Age 15


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A cat named Frank and Louie who was born with two faces, two mouths, two noses and three blue eyes has died at the age of 15.

The Telegram of Worcester reports that 'Frankenlouie' died Thursday at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in North Grafton.

The cat's owner, Marty Stevens, said veterinarians believe the cause of death was cancer.

The cat's owner, Marty Stevens, said veterinarians believe the cause of death was cancer.
Frank and Louie made it into the 2012 edition of Guinness World Records as the longest-surviving member of a group known as Janus cats, named for a Roman god with two faces.

Janus cats almost never survive, and most have congenital defects.
They usually only live a few days.

A breeder brought the rare feline to Stevens, a vet nurse, to be euthanized in September of 1999.

However Stevens, not believing the cat would survive, decided to take him home with her and care for him.

She fed Frankenlouie using tubes in both mouths, soon realizing that only the 'Frank' side was connected to his esophagus.

He did, however, eat enough for two.

Stevens said her cat quickly developed a strong personality and loved to walk around her neighborhood in North Grafton.

"He’s just so affectionate and sweet he usually wins people over," she told The Telegram-Gazette in 2011.

He functioned as a regular cat.

While blind in his center eye, both his outer eyes worked fine, and while he had two noses and mouths, he had only one brain.

Stevens is now understandably devastated to lose her pet of 15 years.

She said her fell quite ill around Thanksgiving and she took him to the Tuffs University clinic.

The vet told her it was best to euthanize him, because he was in quite a lot of pain.

Stevens says once her sadness passes she wouldn't mind looking for another Janus to bring home with her, just like she did with Frankenlouie in 1999.

"I would love to do it again," she said.







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You Can Help Animals at Christmas with Just a Facebook "Like" - Coolridge Animal Hospital Will Donate a 1-Pound Bag of Dog/Cat Food to an Animal Rescue for Each "Like" - Only 51 More Needed!


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Help us reach 500 Facebook likes by end of 2014, we need 51. for every new like we receive from now till 12/31/2014, we are donating 1lb of dog/cat food for every like we receive to a Animal Allies Rescue Organization.

Help us reach our goal and we will help pets in need .... Share our page to help us reach this goal

Think about it…that's 51 pounds of dog food!

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Watch As Shelter Staff Do Their Adoption Entrance Dance For A Dog Leaving The Shelter (Video)


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This dog can't dance in excitement at being adopted, so the employees do it for him!

The hardworking rescue employees and volunteers who dedicate their time and life to saving animals get pretty excited when an animal gets adopted. Not only do they love seeing someone go to a loving home, these wonderful people really know how to make a dog’s day! This video may be long, but I promise it is worth it at the end!

See their hilarious and talented tribute to an adopted dog below!

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Dog Escapes at National Dog Show, Devastates Dog Handler


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The National Dog Show has been pretty much like every National Dog Show -- an opportunity for everybody in the country to watch puppies on Thanksgiving -- except for one adventurous miniature pinscher, who got away.

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National Dog Show 2014 Results: Nathan the Bloodhound Wins Best in Show


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It was a very jowly Thanksgiving, as Nathan the Bloodhound took home Best In Show at the National Dog Show.

Nathan licked pretty much everybody possible, including NBC's Mary Carillo. He had won Best in Group at the Westminster Dog Show, but hadn't taken the top prize. He's a rare winner from the popular breed, as the bloodhound had never won at the National Dog Show and still has yet to win in the 100-plus years of Westminster.

The winners of each group were:

Hound group: Bloodhound

Herding group: Bearded collie

Working group: Samoyed

Terrier group: Smooth fox terrier

Toy group: Affenpinscher

Sporting group: Gordon setter

Non-sporting breeds: French bulldog

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Australia Is Terrified That This American Snake Could Give Birth In The Wild


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There’s concern this morning that a pregnant American corn snake is on the loose in Queensland, Australia, and a search is being mounted to find it before she gives birth.

Sunshine Coast snake catcher Ritchie Gilbert told Business Insider he was sent a number of photos from a local vet to help identify the snake on Wednesday.

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Funeral Service Takes Unfortunate Turn When Dove Launched Into the Air by Pastor Plummets Straight to the Ground with a Thud After Suffering Heart Attack


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This video shows the unfortunate moment a dove died at a funeral after being thrown into the air by a pastor.

The funeral, held for a man called David, took an unexpected turn when the pastor released the dove - a symbol of the deceased's spirit ascending to heaven.
Seconds after being tossed into the air, the bird plummeted back to earth, shocking mourners as it came down with a thud.

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Washington Humane Society - Black Friday/Saturday Deal - Today and Tomorrow ONLY, Take a Look at Some of the Animals Available for Adoption for Just $10


Picture of dog and catThe only Black Friday deal you will ever need. Today and tomorrow ONLY, take home any animal with black spots, stripes, or full black coats for just $10! All other animals will have their adoption fees reduced by half. Our locations will be open today from noon to 7 p.m.

See our cats, dogs, guinea pigs, bunnies, and others at www.washhumane.org/adopt.


Please read: Steps to Adopt


Take a look at some of the animals available below:


Carl

Animal ID: 24239678
Species: Dog
Breed: Terrier, American Staffordshire/Mix
Age:1 year 25 days
Sex: Male
Size: Large
Color: Black/White
Spayed/Neutered
Declawed: No
Site: Washington Humane Society
Location:  Adoptions Kennel










Little Lady

Animal ID: 24272313
Species: Dog
Breed: Terrier, American Staffordshire/Mix
Age: 9 months 21 days
Sex: Female
Size: Medium
Color: Black/Brown
Declawed: No
Site: Washington Humane Society
Location: Adoptions Kennel









Luna

Animal ID: 24318904
Species: Dog
Breed:Terrier, American Staffordshire/Boxer
Age:1 year 15 days
Sex: Female
Size: Medium
Color: Black/White
Declawed: No
Site: Washington Humane Society
Location: Adoptions Kennel












Sox

Animal ID: 24294410
Species: Dog
Breed: Terrier, Boston/Mix
Age: 10 years 12 days
Sex : Female
Size: Medium
Color: Black/White
Spayed/Neutered
Declawed: No
Site: Washington Humane Society
Location: Dog Holding Kennel











Marshmallow

Animal ID: 24077918
Species: Dog
Breed: Pointer/Retriever, Labrador
Age:1 year 1 month 14 days
Sex: Male
Size: Large
Color: White/Black
Spayed/Neutered
Declawed: No
Site: WHS Georgia Ave
Location: Main Kennel


















Pepper

Animal ID: 23753517
Species: Dog
Breed:Terrier, American Staffordshire/Mix
Age:1 year 2 months 24 days
Sex: Female
Size: Medium
Color: White/Black
Spayed/Neutered
Declawed: No
Site: Washington Humane Society
Location: Adoptions Kennel







Lena

Animal ID: 23817280
Species: Dog
Breed: Border Collie/Terrier, American Staffordshire
Age: 6 months 10 days
Sex: Female
Size: Medium
Color: White/Black
Spayed/Neutered
Declawed: No
Site: Washington Humane Society
Location: Adoptions Kennel














CATS


Four Seasons

Animal ID:16301217
Species: Cat
Breed: Domestic Medium Hair/Mix
Age: 2 years 10 months 16 days
Sex: Female
Size: Large
Color: Black/White
Spayed/Neutered
Declawed: No
Site: Washington Humane Society
Location: Cat Adoption Room














Mocha

Animal ID: 22837969
Species: Cat
Breed: Domestic Shorthair/Mix
Age: 11 years 5 months 30 days
Sex: Female
Size: Small
Color: Black/White
Spayed/Neutered
Declawed: No
Site: Washington Humane Society
Location: Cat Holding 1





Kai

Animal ID: 22868529
Species: Cat
Breed: Domestic Shorthair/Mix
Age:1 year 21 days
Sex: Male
Size: Small
Color: Black/White
Spayed/Neutered
Declawed: No
Site:Washington Humane Society
Location: Isolation










Salt

Animal ID: 23112295
Species: Cat
Breed: Domestic Shorthair/Mix
Age: 5 months 14 days
Sex: Female
Size: Small
Color: Black/Black
Spayed/Neutered
Declawed: No
Site: Washington Humane Society
Location: Hallway Adoption Area
















Darla

Animal ID: 24079173
Species: Cat
Breed: Domestic Shorthair/Mix
Age: 3 months 14 days
Sex: Female
Size: Small
Color: Black/Orange
Spayed/Neutered
Declawed: No
Site: Washington Humane Society
Location: Hallway Adoption Area

















Belme

Animal ID: 24363800
Species: Cat
Breed: Domestic Shorthair/Mix
Age:1 year 9 days
Sex: Female
Size: Medium
Color: Black
Spayed/Neutered
Declawed: No
Site: Washington Humane Society
Location: Cat Holding








Sprinkle

Animal ID: 24384426
Species: Cat
Breed: Domestic Shorthair/Mix
Age: 3 months 6 days
Sex: Female
Size: Small
Color: Black/Buff
Spayed/Neutered
Declawed: No
Site: Washington Humane Society
Location: Cat Holding 2










Starlight

Animal ID: 24387813
Species: Cat
Breed: Domestic Shorthair/Mix
Age: 9 months 5 days
Sex: Male
Size: Small
Color: Black
Declawed: No
Site: Washington Humane Society
Location: Cat Holding 1













Ton

Animal ID: 24388194
Species: Cat
Breed: Domestic Shorthair/Mix
Age: 3 months 5 days
Sex: Female
Size: Small
Color: Black
Spayed/Neutered
Declawed: No
Site: Washington Humane Society
Location: Hallway Adoption Area











Ace

Animal ID: 24403604
Species: Cat
Breed:Domestic Shorthair/Mix
Age 4 years 3 days
Sex: Female
Size: Large
Color: Black/White
Spayed/Neutered
Declawed: No
Site: Washington Humane Society
Location: Cat Holding 1




Ink

Animal ID: 24403626
Species: Cat
Breed: Domestic Shorthair/Mix
Age: 4 years 3 days
Sex:  Male
Size: Large
Color: Black
Spayed/Neutered
Declawed: No
Site: Washington Humane Society
Location: Cat Holding 1







Jet

Animal ID: 24403631
Species: Cat
Breed: Domestic Shorthair/Mix
Age: 4 years 3 days
Sex: Male
Size: Large
Color: Black
Spayed/Neutered
Declawed: No
Site: Washington Humane Society
Location: Cat Holding 1







Licorice

Animal ID: 24404341
Species: Cat
Breed: Domestic Shorthair/Mix
Age: 4 years 3 days
Sex: Female
Size: Large
Color: Black/White
Spayed/Neutered
Declawed: No
Site: Washington Humane Society
Location: Cat Holding 1








Poe

Animal ID: 24404349
Species: Cat
Breed: Domestic Shorthair/Mix
Age: 4 years 3 days
Sex: Female
Size: Large
Color: Black/White
Spayed/Neutered
Declawed: No
Site: Washington Humane Society
Location: Cat Holding 1








Wizard

Animal ID: 24404353
Species: Cat
Breed: Domestic Shorthair/Mix
Age: 4 years 3 days
Sex: Male
Size: Medium
Color: Black
Spayed/Neutered
Declawed: No
Site: Washington Humane Society
Location: Cat Holding 1






Moby

Animal ID: 24412230
Species: Cat
Breed: Domestic Shorthair/Mix
Age: 3 months 8 days
Sex: Male
Size: Small
Color: Black
Declawed: No
Site: Washington Humane Society
Location: Cat Holding 2








Nicole Kitman

Animal ID: 22168859
Species: Cat
Breed: Domestic Shorthair/Mix
Age: 2 years 8 months 24 days
Sex: Female
Size: Small
Color: Black
Spayed/Neutered
Declawed: No
Site: WHS Georgia Ave
Location: Main Cattery















Azora

Animal ID: 23158347
Species: Cat
Breed: Domestic Shorthair/Mix
Age: 1 year 4 months 24 days
Sex: Female
Size: Medium
Color: White/Black
Spayed/Neutered
Declawed: No
Site: WHS Georgia Ave
Location: Main Cattery



















Tboz

Animal ID: 23449440
Species: Cat
Breed: Domestic Medium Hair/Mix
Age: 2 years 3 months 30 days
Sex: Male
Size: Medium
Color: Black
Spayed/Neutered
Declawed: No
Site: WHS Georgia Ave
Location: Main Cattery











Brandon

Animal ID: 23887668
Species: Cat
Breed: Domestic Shorthair/Mix
Age: 4 years 8 months 6 days
Sex: Male
Size: Medium
Color: Black/White
Spayed/Neutered
Declawed: No
Site: WHS Georgia Ave
Location: Cattery II














Dodger

Animal ID: 23988538
Species: Cat
Breed: Domestic Shorthair/Mix
Age: 3 years 1 month 26 days
Sex: Male
Size: Large
Color: Black/White
Spayed/Neutered
Declawed: No
Site: WHS Georgia Ave
Location: Main Cattery















Heki

Animal ID: 24008899
Species: Cat
Breed: Domestic Shorthair/Mix
Age: 2 years 1 month 23 days
Sex: Male
Size: Small
Color: Black
Spayed/Neutered
Declawed: No
Site: WHS Georgia Ave
Location: Main Cattery











Winifred

Animal ID: 24096074
Species: Cat
Breed: Domestic Shorthair/Mix
Age: 2 years 1 month 13 days
Sex: Female
Size: Medium
Color: Black/White
Spayed/Neutered
Declawed: No
Site: WHS Georgia Ave
Location: Cattery II









Zephyr

Animal ID: 24130238
Species: Cat
Breed: Domestic Medium Hair/Mix
Age: 6 years 1 month 7 days
Sex: Male
Size: Large
Color: Black
Spayed/Neutered
Declawed: No
Site: WHS Georgia Ave
Location: 7315















Bambi

Animal ID: 24131057
Species: Cat
Breed: Domestic Shorthair/Mix
Age: 4 months 5 days
Sex: Female
Size: Small
Color: Black
Spayed/Neutered
Declawed: No
Site: WHS Georgia Ave
Location: Main Cattery



















Velvet

Animal ID: 24348679
Species: Cat
Breed: Domestic Shorthair/Mix
Age: 2 years 6 months 8 days
Sex: Male
Size: Medium
Color: White/Black
Spayed/Neutered
Declawed: No
Site: WHS Georgia Ave
Location: Cat Holding










Suede

Animal ID: 24348800
Species: Cat
Breed: Domestic Shorthair/Mix
Age: 2 years 6 months 8 days
Sex: Male
Size: Medium
Color: White/Black
Spayed/Neutered
Declawed: No
Site: WHS Georgia Ave
Location: Cat Holding









Rabbit


Oreo

Animal ID: 20735500
Species: Rabbit
Breed: Lop Eared/Purebred
Age: 5 years 3 months 13 days
Sex: Female
Size: Small
Color: White/Black
Spayed/Neutered
Declawed: No
Site: Washington Humane Society
Location: Exotics Room






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