Posted on: September 23, 2021 Posted by: Petsynse Comments: 0

Piglet, the Deaf Blind Pink Puppy, Inspires and Educates

I’m a small animal house-call veterinarian. I also love dogs and have quite a few. Seven dogs provide plenty of drama, but one is extra special.  In March 2017, I agreed to foster a tiny deaf, blind double dapple doxie chihuahua mix rescued from a hoarding situation. While I have raised many puppies over the years, I had no idea what I was in store for when I picked up…

Posted on: September 23, 2021 Posted by: Petsynse Comments: 0

Imagine Furever Ranch opens in Shawnee as safe haven for senior dogs — how you can visit, volunteer – Shawnee Mission Post

Older dogs are resting easy on a small ranch in northern Shawnee. After celebrating a grand opening in late August, Imagine Furever Ranch has already become home to more than half a dozen dogs. In fact, co-founders Kathryn Lask and Todd Mitchell say they are accepting a steady stream of new surrenders and rehomed senior dogs as part of their mission to help pooches age in place. Co-founder Kathryn Lask…

Posted on: September 22, 2021 Posted by: Petsynse Comments: 0

Stray dogs take over Immokalee streets amid uncontrolled breeding boom – ABC7 News

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. – An animal rescue non-profit in Collier County says the streets of Immokalee are overpopulated with loose dogs. Now, SNIP Collier volunteers encourage pet owners to spay, neuter and vaccinate their pets. “Some end up hit by cars. Some end up worms, some end up sick, or they end up pregnant and having more puppies,” Kristen Karnes said. Volunteers believe the solution is two-fold. The first, raising…

Posted on: September 21, 2021 Posted by: Petsynse Comments: 0

75 dogs killed in fire at Texas boarding center – NBC News

The owner of a Texas pet-boarding company where 75 dogs died in a fire said Monday that he is heartbroken and grieving the animals’ deaths. The dogs died of smoke inhalation after the fire at around 11 p.m. Saturday at the Ponderosa Pet Resort in Georgetown, a city of around 67,000 north of Austin, fire officials said. “I am emotionally overwhelmed by the accidental fire on Saturday night at our…

Posted on: September 20, 2021 Posted by: Petsynse Comments: 0

5 Tips for Helping Your Dog with Degenerative Myelopathy

When I first noticed Gus, my beloved white Boxer, dragging his back foot, I teased him about being lazy. At age 10, Gus was finally mellowing out after a decade of careening through life like a rodeo bull. Soon, though, he was dragging that foot on our walks, and because we live in an urban (read: paved) area, all that friction began to wear down his nails and scrape the…

Posted on: September 19, 2021 Posted by: Petsynse Comments: 0

Running with the big dogs at Warren adoption event – The Macomb Daily

Longtime I Heart Dogs Rescue & Animal Haven volunteer Josh Somppi had a soft heart for all dogs and cats, but especially for large breeds and pit bulls in particular. Somppi died earlier this month at the age of 37 and on Saturday, the no-kill shelter where he spent so much of his time held a special adoption event. In lieu of flowers for the funeral home, Somppi’s family asked…

Posted on: September 19, 2021 Posted by: Petsynse Comments: 0

Meet Quinn

Dog’s name and age: Quinn, 2 years Nicknames: Quinny Quinn, Quinny the Butt, Wiggle Butts Adoption Story: After several months of searching for our first dog together, my fiance and I met Quinn at one of our kickball tournaments. Quinn was four months old and had just been rescued from an abusive dog fighting situation. The poor puppy was kept in an attic in 100+ degree weather and in too small of a crate. Her owners provided her nothing to eat…

Posted on: September 19, 2021 Posted by: Petsynse Comments: 0

More than 100 dogs and cats find forever homes Saturday, including Bear, the dog who was stabbed last month – Lawrence Journal-World

photo by: Lawrence Humane Society Although his adoption was not part of Clear the Shelter Day at the Lawrence Humane Society, Bear, a dog who was stabbed last month when his owner was attacked and killed, got to go home to his new family Saturday. More than 100 animals at the Lawrence Humane Society were adopted Saturday and left the shelter for their new homes. On Saturday, which was Clear…

Posted on: September 18, 2021 Posted by: Petsynse Comments: 0

VA required to provide service dogs to veterans with PTSD – ABC7 News

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — Last month, President Biden signed into law the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers for Veterans Therapy Act, which could be encouraging news for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The act will require the Department of Veterans Affairs to establish a five-year program to provide service dogs and training to veterans with PTSD. A veteran herself, Dr. Brigitte Belanger from FGCU is a big supporter of…