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Help Provide Health Care to NC Pets Who are Living in Tent Cities with Their Pet Parents!

Help Provide Health Care to NC Pets Who are Living in Tent Cities with Their Pet Parents!

A pet sitting colleague, Shannon Morrow, in NC shared the serious circumstances facing pet parents and their pets in North Carolina. It is definitely challenging but they are staying strong and trying to rebuild their lives.

She turned me on to Paws and Claws Aid which is a nonprofit group associated with the Paws and Claws Animal Hospital in Wilmington, NC. They are working to help local animals and their families who have lost their homes.

They are currently working in 3 target communities, in Leeland and Pender Counties, where families are living with their pets in tent cities due to very little habitable housing.

As you will recall, quite a bit of the area was under water from Florence. In fact, many of the rescue videos you have seen on my Facebook Page were from this area.

Right now, the Pet Food Bank is pretty well stocked with supplies, but they are currently in need of funding to purchase, at cost, heartworm tests, preventative medication, and topical treatments for fleas, ticks, and mosquitos.

They have a secure PayPal account where you can donate or you can send a gift via snail mail.
 
Paws & Claws AID
202 Giles Ave
Wilmington, NC 28409
 
Please email pawsclawsaid@gmail.com to obtain the PayPal link.

Can you help?

Thank you.

PET FOOD RECALL — Blue Buffalo is Voluntarily Recalling 17 Types of Divine Delights and Wilderness Trails Trays

PET FOOD RECALL — Blue Buffalo is Voluntarily Recalling 17 Types of Divine Delights and Wilderness Trails Trays

Pet sitters as well as pet parents need to be aware that Blue Buffalo has voluntarily recalled 17 of their  3.5  or 5 oz. Divine Delights and Wilderness Trails Trays due to the quality of the foil seals on the tops of the containers. At this point, there have been no reported pet illnesses due… Continue Reading

WANTED: YOUR HOLIDAY CHEER CORKS

WANTED: YOUR HOLIDAY CHEER CORKS

Want to add holiday cheer to the kitties at Humane Rescue Alliance, formerly known as the Washington Humane Society-Washington Animal Rescue League? We are collecting your wine corks to take to the shelter for the kitties to use in their play.  They are a great interactive toy for these special furry ones waiting to be… Continue Reading

Top 15 Pet Health Records You Should Have Immediate Access To:

Your Pet’s Full Name as it appears on the Vet’s records. Picture of your pet with you in the same photo. (you may need this during an emergency to reclaim your pet if you become separated.) Breed Age Weight Sex (spayed, neutered, intact) Microchip number and manufacturer Veterinarian contact information Emergency animal hospital information Medical… Continue Reading

Tips to Protect Your Pets from Mosquitoes and Prevent Heartworm Disease

The National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS) has joined forces with the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) in an effort to raise awareness about the dangers of mosquito-borne diseases that can be harmful to the health of not only humans—but their animal companions as well. Estimates claim that over 1 million dogs in the United States have… Continue Reading

Spring Safety Tips for Cat Parents

Spring Safety Tips for Cat Parents

By Kathleen Rodgers We’ve set the clocks forward, turned another page on the calendar, and spring is here! The change in seasons brings many changes in our homes as well. WINDOWS Spring breezes are so welcome after winter’s chill, but opening your windows could be dangerous for your cat. Be sure your windows have sturdy… Continue Reading

DOG FOOD RECALL – FROMM FAMILY FOODS RECALLS 3 OF ITS CANNED DOG FOODS

DOG FOOD RECALL – FROMM FAMILY FOODS RECALLS 3 OF ITS CANNED DOG FOODS

Lots of Fromm Gold Chicken Pate Dog Food, Fromm Gold Chicken and Duck, and Fromm Gold Salmon and Chicken Pate have recently been voluntarily recalled since they may contain elevated levels of vitamin D. Check for the following product that was shipped to distributors from December 2015 and February 2016. Fromm Gold Chicken Pate Dog Food… Continue Reading

MEET OZZIE – OUR PET OF THE WEEK

MEET OZZIE – OUR PET OF THE WEEK

Meet my special friend Ozzie.  He is a five-year-old rescue who relocated, about a year ago, from North Carolina on one of the coldest days in January.  His traveling buddy Harry found a great place to stay with Abby the Dog while Capital Canines Animal Rescue worked on finding a forever home for Ozzie.  He… Continue Reading