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Saturday, January 31, 2015

A Veterinarian Who Saves Ferrets He’s Never Met

When I decided to write a profile about this veterinarian who lives in the Northwest, I knew I’d be writing about someone special due to his reputation among ferret shelters. What I did not know, however, was how incredibly special his unique contribution has been to ferrets — and it still is. He has given the ferret community something vital and something that has probably been integral in helping to contain a disease we all fear in our ferrets: Aleutian disease virus (ADV).

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Making The Medicine Go Down: Giving A Dog A Pill

Can you give your dog a pill? More to the point, can you give your dog a pill three times a day without any stress on you or your pooch? A recent online discussion reminded me how difficult it can be to get some dogs to take their medicine, and I thought it might be helpful to go through some strategies that make medicating your dog relatively easy and stress-free. I’ll list techniques in order of easiest to most involved:

To read more on this story, click here: Making the Medicine Go Down: Giving a Dog a Pill

Five Things To Do If You Witness Animal Abuse

I assume that most Whole Dog Journal readers are as upset as I am when I see someone treating a dog badly. What should you do when you see someone being rough with their dog? Hard as it may be, I urge you to be calm and take several deep breaths before you act. Then . . .

To read more on this story, click here: Five Things To Do If You Witness Animal Abuse

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The 3 Surprising Ways 'Pet Parents' Are Treating Their Pets Like Humans

Could today's children experience "sibling rivalry" -- with the family dog?

As an increasing number of Americans consider their pets to be like children -- and themselves to be "pet parents" -- the concept of sibling rivalry is taking on a whole new dimension.

According to a 2011 survey by Harris Interactive, over 9 in 10 pet owners (91 percent) say they consider their pet to be a member of their families. It turns out the tendency to perceive pets as family members may even have a biological basis -- a recent study by the Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital found mothers' brains showed similar responses to their babies and their dogs.

To read more on this story, click here: The 3 Surprising Ways 'Pet Parents' Are Treating Their Pets Like Humans

One Scottish Dog Serves to Remind All of Online Sales Dangers

This cautionary tale has a name: Kai. A Shar Pei mix, Kai the dog was recently abandoned at a Scottish railway station. As adoption offers poured in from around the world, authorities began to piece together Kai’s past. Unfortunately, the dog’s original family, who’d rehomed him via a website in 2013, possessed no information concerning Kai’s second owner.

To read more on this story, click here: One Scottish Dog Serves to Remind All of Online Sales Dangers

Mind Your Moods, Cat Owners

Babies "social reference" by checking out their parents' facial expressions and voice tones when they encounter a new or strange object or event in their environment — then base their own reactions on mom's or dad's. They look to their parents as they wonder: Is it OK to stay calm, or is it time to worry?

Animal behavior research shows that dogs do this, too. It's not surprising, given how closely dogs are attuned to us — as they have been for many millennia. New research posted this month on the website of the journal Animal Cognition shows that cats may participate in social referencing also.

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This Sweet Dog Was Finally Adopted After Spending 6 Years in Shelter - Such A Happy Ending

This is the story of Rufo, a dog who — though loving and sweet — just could not get adopted. He was deposited at a muncipal shelter at the age of one. For the next six years he lived in a cage 22 hours a day…but worry not, this story ends well!

Hear more about his sweet story in the video.


Woman Told She Can't Bring Puppy Onto Plane, Drowns it in Airport Bathroom, Authorities Claim

Grand Island, Neb. (AP) - A Florida woman is suspected of drowning a 2-week-old puppy in a Nebraska airport bathroom so she could board a plane.

Grand Island Police Sgt. Stan Steele says 56-year-old Cynthia V. Anderson of Edgewater, Florida, was denied access to a flight Friday at the Central Nebraska Regional Airport because the puppy was so young and not properly contained. Steele says she tried to conceal the Doberman in her carry-on bag.

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Dogs Have 'Inner Compass' When Pooping, Study Suggests

Berlin - German and Czech researchers studying squatting dogs doing their business have found the pooches have an "inner compass" that may help explain how they find their way home over great distances.

When the four-legged friends stop during a walk to defecate or urinate, they tend to do so along a north-south axis, provided the earth's magnetic field is stable at the time, the scientists said Friday.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

They Put Prison Inmates In Charge Of Caring For Shelter Dogs

An inspiring documentary titled Dogs on the Inside shares the journey of prison inmates and neglected and abused shelter dogs at a Massachusetts correctional facility. Together, they build trust and respect as they work towards a second chance at life. As their relationship deepens, the inmates discover parts of themselves that they thought were lost forever.


Pacific Marine Mammal Center Receives $10K Donation to Help Sick Sea Lions

Laguna Beach, Calif. (KABC) -- Staff at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach released a sea lion, named Holly, back into the ocean after taking care of her for more than a month.

Holly was found in December on a beach in Corona Del Mar. She was dehydrated, emaciated and had parasitic infestations.

But now she is 81 pounds heavier and was able to go back home. Now the focus is on 25 other sick sea lions at the center. The staff said this time last year there were only four sick sea lions needing care.

To read more on this story, click here: Pacific Marine Mammal Center Receives $10K Donation to Help Sick Sea Lions 

Nearly Two Dozen Cats Seized from a Maryland Home, Then Euthanized Touches Off a Furor

Renetta DeBlase always let her 28 cats roam her old red-brick house in Maryland. The 76-year-old retired book editor didn’t mind the smell of cat urine or the expense of caring for so many animals.

Then one cold night this month, her radiator broke and water gushed, flooding the Hyattsville home. She called the fire department for help. When firefighters rushed in to turn off the water, they saw the cats and reported the house to Prince George’s County animal control.

To read more on this story, click here: Nearly Two Dozen Cats Seized from a Maryland Home

GoDaddy Pulls Super Bowl Ad After Complaints About 'Puppy Mill' Humor

On the same day it released its 2015 Super Bowl ad online, GoDaddy quickly responded to a wave of criticism from dog advocates and said it would not air the spot on the game. The 30-second ad featured a yellow lab puppy finding its way back home after falling out of a truck, only to find that its owner has used

GoDaddy to set up a website that lets her promptly sell the dog to a new owner. The ad seemed to be an attempt at satirizing Budweiser's highly anticipated "Lost Dog," a follow-up to 2014 Super Bowl favorite "Puppy Love."

But many in the animal rescue community swiftly pointed out that dogs purchased online often come from "puppy mills," and the hashtag #GoDaddyPuppy became a rallying point for critics.

GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving responded to the ad's critics on Twitter this afternoon, vowing "we will not air it."

Meet The Chickens Who Broke Up A Fight Between Two Rabbits (Video)

Rabbits might be incredibly docile and gentle creatures, but as this video shows, when pushed to the limits, even rabbits can be antagonized into a fight. In this video, what might have started as a minor squabble over the last clover flower snack, escalates into a full out fight! In the human world, a battle of this proportion would likely be broken up by the cops, however, we don’t know that human officers would respond to a bunny brawl.

Don’t fear though, two brave chicken cops, who witness this spectacle, are willing to step up and restore the peace. Jumping on the scene, these courageous chickens are able to get the rabbits apart in no time at all. Then, like any good enforcer would, the chickens give the rabbits a stern talking to and a few seconds to cool off. Once the chickens feel the rabbits have truly learned their lesson, they leave them be.

Hopefully the rabbits really try to work out their issues peaceably in the future, otherwise next time the chicken cops will have to use the paw-cuffs!


Monday, January 26, 2015

Coolridge Animal Hospital - We Now Are Carrying Proheart6 an Alternative to the Monthly Heartworm Pill You Give Your Pet Each Month

We now are carrying Proheart6 a Zoetis Commitment to Veterinarians product, an alternative to the monthly heartworm pill you give your pet each month, this is an injection to prevent heartworms for 6 months. Call us today for more information.

Click here, for more information on: ProHeart6 

Coolridge Animal Hospital
6801 Old Branch Ave
Camp Springs, Maryland
(301) 449-1610



Sunday, January 25, 2015

Bronx, NY - $20K Reward From Anonymous Benefactor, For Information Leading to The Arrest/Conviction of Person Who Put Pit Bull in Suitcase, and Put in Trash Bin

An anonymous benefactor has put up a $20,000 reward for information that brings the arrest and conviction of the coldhearted creep who packed a starving dog into a suitcase and tossed it into a Bronx trash bin.

The pooch, dubbed Fraggle by his rescuers, was receiving lifesaving medical treatment Saturday, said ­ASPCA spokesperson Natasha Whitling.

The 3-year-old pit bull was found at about 12:30 p.m. Thursday in a Dumpster at 700 Morris Ave.

Anyone with information is asked to call NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.

The ASPCA is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case of Fraggle, who was left starving to death inside a suitcase in a trash bin in the Bronx.
Photo: ASPCA

Ravens Will Cut DT Cody Amid Animal Cruelty Investigation

Owings Mills, Md. (AP) -- The Baltimore Ravens intend to cut ties with defensive tackle Terrence Cody, who's under investigation for animal cruelty.

The Ravens made no reference to the investigation Friday, when it issued a one-sentence news release that said Cody's contract will be terminated after the Super Bowl.

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Ralph the Penguin Needs Wet Suit to Stay Warm

Penguins typically don't need help staying warm, but a Humboldt penguin in the United Kingdom has a special wet suit for when the temperature drops.

While all penguins molt or shed their old feathers for a few weeks in the summer, Ralph, a 16-year-old Humboldt penguin at Marwell Wildlife, near Winchester in the United Kingdom, has "extreme molts" that cause bald spots on his skin, according to Ross Brown, the animal collections manager of birds at the center.

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Four Years In A Dog Kennel And Still No Home

As a dog owner, I feel guilty leaving my hounds in their kennel for even a few hours.

Dogs belong with their human companions; curled up by the fire, lounging on the couch, chilling by the fridge hoping to snag a piece of dropped cheese.

That's why when I heard about Winston, my heart sank and I knew I just had to share his story.

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10 "Poison Pills" for Pets

Anyone who takes medication prescribed for someone else puts themselves at risk of illness or even death - and this applies to your pets, too! Although there are many medications used in both animals and people, the effects, doses needed, and other things aren't always the same.

About one-quarter of all phone calls to the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) are about human medications. Your pet can easily ingest dropped pills or may be given harmful human medications by an unknowing owner, resulting in illness, or even death, of your pet.

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Pet Ferret Mauled Baby’s Face Off While Mother Was Upstairs

Officials said the month-old baby was attacked by ferrets that escaped from a cloth cage while the girl’s mother went upstairs and her father was sleeping on Thursday afternoon.
The baby was in stable condition in intensive care Friday after emergency reconstructive surgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

10 Unexpected Ways You Could Be Hurting Your Dog or Cat

We know you love your pet unconditionally and strive to take good care of him, but even the most experienced owners can sometimes harm their cats or dogs and not even realize it.

Here are a few mistakes you might be making, but don't worry, we've also included advice and links to more detailed articles to help you fix them.

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Ticks and Fleas on Cats Q&A

With just a few exceptions in the United States, fleas and ticks are a common problem for us, and our cats. So we went to internationally known flea and tick expert Michael Dryden to find out how to fight the flea and eliminate the tick. Dryden has a doctorate in veterinary parasitology, is a founding member of the Companion Animal Parasite Council, and has conducted research on almost every major flea and tick product on the market.

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Army Sergeant Reunites With, And Adopts His Bomb-Sniffing Dog

April 30, 2014 (Chicago) -- An army sergeant and his military dog are back together Wednesday night after an emotional reunion at O'Hare.

Sergeant Jason Bos greeted Cila as the bomb-sniffing dog returned from active duty.

The two worked together for five years detecting roadside bombs in Iraq and later doing security screenings for presidential visits here in the U.S.

With Cila's military service ending, Sergeant Bos is adopting her.

"It's time for her to retire and live the couch life," said Bos.

Bos and Cila are headed to the sergeant's home in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

To see this heartwarming video, click here: Army Sergeant Reunites With, And Adopts His Bomb-Sniffing Dog FOLLOW US!

13 Reasons Cats Are Basically Magic (video)

Take a look at this cute video. If you are a cat owner, you can probably relate!

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Dog Food Recall - J.J. Fuds Raw Pet Food Recall

January 23, 2015 — J.J. Fuds of Valparaiso, Indiana is recalling a select lot of J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

To read more on this recall, click here: Dog Food Recall - J.J. Fuds Raw Pet Food Recall

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Hairballs in Cats

There's nothing quite like the glorious feeling of stepping out of your warm bed onto a cold, squishy, slimy hairball! Perhaps we should feel flattered that our beloved feline companion has left a piece of herself as a special gift for us, but frankly, most of us would rather bond with our cats another way!

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Can a Cat Get Pregnant While Still Nursing Kittens?

Q: Can a cat get pregnant while still nursing kittens?

A: Yes. Lactation (production of milk) does not suppress the heat cycle, and cats that are actively nursing kittens can go into heat as soon as two weeks after giving birth.

Some aspects of a cat’s reproductive capabilities are truly remarkable. Did you know that even being pregnant doesn’t necessarily suppress the heat cycle in cats! In fact, 10 percent of female cats go into heat between the third and sixth week of pregnancy.

Although these cycles are rarely fertile, it actually is possible for a cat to be carrying fetuses of different ages, resulting from separate matings in different heat cycles! The scientific term for this is "superfetation."

Also, a female cat in heat can mate with several males, and it is possible for kittens in a litter to have different fathers. The technical term for this is "superfecundation." Cats long have been recognized for their fertility. Bastet, the Egyptian goddess of fertility, is depicted as a cat in artwork, and the ancient Egyptians worshipped cats as a symbol of fertility.

When it comes to making babies, cats are one of the most prolific domestic pets out there.

(Source: Veterinary Expert, Arnold Plotnick, DVM)

Keeping Your Dog Safe From Law Enforcement: A Police Officer Shares Insight

Keeping your dog safe from law enforcement may sound like a contradictory statement, but recently there have been several tragic stories which involve family dogs being shot by police officers.

Cheryl Goede, not only has firsthand insight as a police officer, but she is also an experienced dog owner, and has been in law enforcement for the past fourteen years.

She collaborated with her husband, Kevin, who has 20 years of law enforcement background in addition to being a dog trainer, and Cindy Earnshaw, a journalist and former LEO/Animal Control officer.

Together, this threesome came up with a plethora of knowledge to share with all dog owners. The following information was written by Cheryl and should be shared with all dog owners:

If people know that the police are coming, then every effort should be made to make sure that the dogs are restrained in such a manner that they won't be able to escape. Even if you think that nothing will happen and that your dog is friendly and will not charge the officer, bark at them, etc., always expect the unexpected. Things can happen and circumstances can change in the blink of an eye. So always restrain your dogs.

Do not EVER allow your dogs to roam your neighborhood. If your dog is unrestrained and the police come to your home unexpectedly and the officer asks you to restrain your dog, do so immediately.

USE YOUR VOICE to alert the officer to your dog's NAME and loudly announce "Let me put up my dog, I am putting up my dog!" If the officer is not comfortable with the method of you restraining your dog (a dog on a retractable leash or the dog is jumping up on the fence after being placed in the backyard) and there is a chance that it is making the officer uncomfortable, immediately offer to restrain your dog further.

When you see officers in the vicinity of your home and your dog is outside, ESPECIALLY if they appear to be searching for someone/something, bring your dog inside. If it looks as though police are actively going into yards to search, don't think "I'll help the police out" and let your dog OUT, keep them in until police presence is gone. It is also a good idea put signs on your fence to indicate that there are dogs at the house and possibly in the backyard, so that officers are not taken by surprise if they are searching for someone and jump the fence to find there are dogs there. If both the officer and the dog are taken by surprise, that would put them in all in a position of defense….not good.

Do what you can to discourage your dog's excitement towards any officer or other official who is in your presence. Never tempt fate by encouraging your dog's excitement towards the officer. Dogs react differently to people in uniform, and they can and may behave in an unexpected manner.

It is imperative to remember that the legal default presumption is always that the dog owners are ultimately wholly responsible for the welfare and control of their canines.

If an officer does what was allegedly reported by the owner of Cisco, file a lawsuit against the officer, the police department, and the municipality. Under certain circumstances and under local law, it may be appropriate to file charges of animal cruelty/abuse against the officer. I don't think there was really anything his owner could have said or done in order to prevent the shooting, other than what he already did, due to the fact that the officer was pointing a gun at him and basically telling him not to move.

Kevin is hoping to create a course to help educate law enforcement officials about better communication with pet owners. He also hopes to teach law enforcement about how to read a dog's body language.

Please take a moment to share this valuable information with anyone who owns a dog. It could prevent a tragedy. Many thanks to Cheryl and Kevin Goede and Cindy Earnshaw for taking the time to put this important information together.

Head Pressing: If Your Dog or Cat Ever Does This, Go To the Vet, Immediately

Recently, there was an article sweeping the internet about “head pressing.” Although rare, it is something to watch for, especially if your dog suffers from one of the conditions that can cause head pressing.

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This Photo Captures The Tender Moment A 102-Year-Old Woman Fell In Love With A Shelter Cat

Barbara Bates, the adoption coordinator for a Texas animal shelter, was there with her camera when 102-year-old Iona L. and 2-year-old Edward discovered each other.

"It just filled my heart," Bates says about the scene in the shelter lobby. "The kitty just snuggled right up to her. Matched her outfit she had on.

"I said, 'Iona, do you mind if I take your picture?' And she said, 'Honey, I sure hope I don't break your camera.'"

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Ravens Defensive Tackle Terrence Cody Being Investigated For Animal Cruelty

When news broke earlier this week that the Baltimore Ravens planned to release defensive tackle Terrence Cody following the Super Bowl, many wondered why they would bother cutting him when his contract was already set to expire at the end of the league year.

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Some Special Health Problems That Are Associated With German Shepherds

 There are some special health problems that are associated with German Shepherds.  Some are hereditary but you may be able to avoid by choosing a reputable breeder.

1. Hip Dysplasia 

Hip Dysplasia is probably the most common hereditary condition for German Shepherds. However, you can reduce the chances of your dog being affected by keeping exercise to a gentle level until your dog is at least 6 months old. You should also check the hip scores of parents.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Virginia Creates Nation's First Attorney General's Animal Law Unit

Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring has created the nation's first attorney general's Animal Law unit.

The small group of existing staff attorneys will spend a portion of their time working with local law enforcement and state agencies on issues involving animal welfare, animal fighting or abuse,  attorney general's office said in a statement Thursday.

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Find the Owner: "Reward" to Track Down Britain's Most Wanted Dog Owner

The Daily Echo has today launched a "reward" to track down Britain's most wanted dog owner.

It comes after nine dogs were callously dumped in the countryside in such a state they could not see, walk or stand.

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What to Do if You See a Dog Chained Up in Freezing Temperatures

For animal lovers, seeing a dog tied up outside elicits a visceral response. Many times the chain is meant as a dog sitter, a way to get the dog out of its owner’s hair. The dog is stuck and if the owner is not paying attention, the dog could get tangled up and severely — or fatally — injure themselves.

The situation becomes even worse when the dog is left out in freezing conditions. A dog’s fur coat can only go so far, with shorter-hared dogs like chihuahuas and Jack Russell terriers succumbing to the cold quicker than heavy-coated dogs like Siberian Huskies or Alaskan Malamutes. In fact, a dog like the Jack Russell Terrier may start to shiver if it is left out for too long in weather that is below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Even leaving your dog in the car during these temperatures is considered neglect. A car cools down as quickly as it warms up, so if you are gone for more than 10 minutes, a dog will start suffering from the cold.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Health Benefits Of Mushrooms For Dogs

Our kitchen cupboard at home always contained at least one can of button mushrooms. My mom made thick tomato sauce with meatballs, and it was always dotted with mushrooms. At the time, we never thought of these small “fungi” as being magical in any way. But button mushrooms have as much antioxidant clout as many fancy shaped and scented medicinal mushrooms that have popped up in health food and grocery stores. And mushrooms of many kinds aren’t just good for us – they’re good for our animal companions too.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

WARNING: Several Dogs Have Gotten Sick After Eating What Are Being Called Raw Sausages Stuffed With Pills, Which Were Scattered in an Arlington, Virginia Neighborhood

Arlington, Va. - It's hard to stomach, but it seems as though someone may be trying to harm dogs in Arlington. Two pets ate poisoned meat that was purposely placed along sidewalks, and now neighbors are fighting back.

In the last few days, several dogs have gotten sick after eating what are being called raw sausages stuffed with pills, which were scattered along sidewalks along North Columbus Street, just off of Lee Highway. The area is heavily residential, which means many dogs may have followed the same path while out walking with their owners.

So far, two dogs have gotten sick and been hospitalized at the Hope Center in Vienna. Those dogs are now back at home with their owners, and they continue to be monitored.

As of Monday night, the tainted meat had been picked up, but concerned pet owners posted signs throughout the neighborhood warning others to be aware and have their dogs checked out by a vet if they start to exhibit symptoms.

If you live in the area and have walked a pet that is experiencing symptoms which might include pacing, hyperactivity, panting, diarrhea, or lip licking, you should get them to a doctor because it's possible they may be a victim.

The Animal Welfare League of Arlington is investigating. They're looking for witnesses who may have seen someone tossing poisoned meat long the sidewalks. They say this situation is a reminder to watch what your pets are eating while you walk them—not only in Arlington, but anywhere.

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Monday, January 19, 2015

How to Recognize Poisoning in Dogs

Dogs cannot use words to tell you they are feeling bad but they often display non-verbal cues that can help owners recognize internal illness such as accidental poisoning. Signs that your dog ingested something toxic range from straightforward clues such as fainting, vomiting, loosing fur, and seizures to subtle signs including lethargy, black stools and heavy panting. If you suspect your dog is suffering from poisoning, thoroughly examine your dog and surrounding environment, then call your veterinarian.

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In Less Than 13 Days, Oregon Dachshund Rescue, Inc., Will Have To Vacate, Leaving These Dogs Homeless - Please Donate If You Can, And Share

Sharing for my friends at: Oregon Dachshund Rescue, INC.

In less than 13 DAYS.. Oregon Dachshund Rescue, INC. rescue doxies will no longer have a place to call home...

Oregon Dachshund Rescue Inc. is desperate and needs your help!

The location in which the rescue dachshunds live in, are cared for and most importantly, saved, is being listed on the market and we are down to less than two weeks left to vacate.

We are still short the down payment on another property and are reaching out to you for any donation you can make. If everyone could just do $5 or $10, it all adds up! As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, Oregon Dachshund Rescue Inc. will provide a tax-deductible receipt.

If you can help, please donate! Please also share this to friends and associates who might not know about us but share in the same passion in making a difference in the lives of these wonderful dogs.

Thanks so much!

Donations may be made either by check to:

Oregon Dachshund Rescue Inc.
P. O. Box 820082
Portland, OR 97282
Via PayPal to

Or simply give Jenell a call at 503-313-3220 to make a CC donation.

Visit them on Facebook: Oregon Dachshund Rescue Inc.

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