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Paws up and claws out!
Halle Berry is a CATwoman!
The super movie star was spotted bringing her pet cat to the vet and we're amazed at how GOOD this lady looks even while doing just basic err'day errands! Meow!
Puppy mills are absolutely horrid, unforgivable and heinous…there's no ifs, ands, or buts about that.
The advances in technology have created online puppy mills, where commercial breeders can sell innocent puppies for profit, without caring for their welfare.
In a study done by 16 volunteers as well as investigators for nonprofit organization, International Fund for Animal Welfare, the team found nearly 750K ads DAILY on puppy buying websites as well as sites like Craigslist, eBay classifieds, and more.
Of these ads, 62 percent of puppy websites had dogs coming from mills.
The biggest culprit was
This is a pet owner's nightmare.
You drop off your dog or cat at the kennel, only to find out the owners later skipped town and the police didn't arrive at the kennel until over a week later!!
Some of the animals had died, while some dogs resorted to eating other dogs to stay alive.
This is absolutely horrible and totally could have been avoided.
What we're wondering is… why do these kinds of people get into the pet care business in the first place?!?!
As the presidential elections gets closer, more and more skeletons will be coming out of candidates' closets.
Even if it happened back in 1983.
That's apparently when Mitt Romney put his dog in a carrier, strapped it to the roof of his car and took the whole family, with the dog on the roof, on a trip from Boston to Ontario!
Yup. This all came out on Howard Stern's show.
"Mitt Romney seems like a fairly levelheaded guy. But there’s one story that I read about him… This sounds crazy to me. This is a real character flaw… I can’t even believe it’s true. They say that Mitt Romney had a [dog]. He had to take a long car ride. He tied the dog to the top of the car…
I’m talking about—not like from his house to the drugstore… Like one of these crazy long trips—and the dog even s**t all over the [top] of the car because the dog was frightened… It shows me that this is a guy who has really whacked out judgment.
It is so bizarre to take your family pet and strap him to the top of the car… It just shows me that there’s a lack of empathy for everything living.
To me, Mitt Romney treated his dog like a mattress or a Christmas tree. This bothers me. It just doesn’t seem like good judgment… It’s like the Beverly Hillbillies. And the Beverly Hillbillies treated the critters better! I just see it as weird."
Wow. That's ridiculous.
Mitt, would do you have to say for yourself?
"This is a completely air-tight kennel mounted on the top of our car. He climbed up there regularly, enjoyed himself.
He was in a kennel at home a great deal of time as well. We loved the dog.
It was where he was comfortable and we had five kids inside the car and my guess is he liked it a lot better in his kennel than he would have liked it inside."
We're sorry but did you say "air-tight?"
Did you fit your dog with a scuba tank before leaving?
Either the dog was being suffocated for hundreds of miles or he was being blasted by wind.
This is disgusting and we won't be surprised if this really hurts his campaign.
[Image via HRC/WENN.]
If Cruella De Vil is alive she must be in America.
The number stolen pets in the states has skyrocketed over the past few years. It's not their fur the burglars are after - designer dogs (like teacup yorkies or mini labradoodles) are a pricy commodity, but only if they're alive.
If we are willing to pay more and more for dogs they are more and more likey valuable to thieves.
When Peggy Riley's San Antonio home was broken into thieves took only her computer and her two yorkie puppies. Much like the stylish Disney Villain, these burglars don't have the slightest idea how much
how much a pet can mean to someone.
"The distress has been to such a degree that I can't even explain. It's turned my life upside down. I don't have children so these are my babies."
Explained Riley, who would pay thousands to get her furry family back. Ugh, SO SO SAD!!
There's the numbers of dog thefts according to the American Kennel Club: 2008: 71; 2009: 162; 2010: 255; Jan-July 2011: 224 (150 same period last year).
[Image via Disney.]
DON'T LEAVE ME!!
Going on summer vacations are fun for owners, but… not so much for the pet we leave behind.
Here are some options for those not able to travel with your furry friends:
- Take your dog to a kennel.
A kennel provides a safe place with dog runs and/or cage options. Your pet will be by itself on a hard surface.
- Schedule someone to come to your house, feed your dog and let him out daily.
Be aware that your dog will likely be alone for 21 to 23 hours a day. If your dog can last 15 to 18 hours a night without having an accident and is not stressed out by being left alone, this option might be for you.
- Find someone to stay in your house with your pet.
Dogs spend most of the time watching the door and waiting for you to return. They may have stress reactions to your absence even though someone else is there. Ask how much of the day he/she will be at the house with your pet. Have the pet sitter come over, visit with your dog and ask any questions prior to your trip.
- Have a pet sitter watch your dog at his/her house.
Dogs do well with this type of care. Unlike at your house, you don’t belong there. They do not keep looking for you. They attach themselves to the sitter and adjust to a new routine.
[Image via WENN.]