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Enriching Your Cat’s World By Jenny Anderson Special to Today’s News-Herald                 The National Wildlife Federation recently published an article detailing the impact of free-roaming cats on birds and small wildlife.  Cats prey on wild birds and other wildlife when they are simply following their natural instinct. Why should we be...

Wildlife Q&A

Wildlife By Jenny Anderson This is the season when we see a surge in baby animals.   Most people mistakenly think it is helpful to move these little critters to a “safer” location, and in the process, end up disturbing the balance of nature.  Although it’s hard to believe, these small creatures often are born nearly ready to forage on their own. A young desert tortoise functions independent of its parents from the...

Planning A Road Trip With Your Pet?

By Jenny Anderson, Volunteer The weather is getting hot and it’s time for vacation. Perhaps you’re planning to bring along  your companion animal. This is a great idea, yet several vital considerations will assure your pet’s safety, health, and happiness while on the road trip. • Safety begins with a secure collar & tags.  If your pet has a microchip, be sure the contact information is up-to-date.  Do not have...

How to Ease Your Dog’s Separation Anxiety

If your dog uses his time alone in the house to bark endlessly, pee on the carpet, or tear up the sofa—and those behaviors are accompanied by depression or stress—your pooch may be suffering from separation anxiety, a very common doggy behavior problem. Overcoming disorders like separation anxiety takes time, patience and consistency, but it can be done! Just take the following steps, and you’re already on your...

Commonly Asked Questions when Dealing with the Dea...

What exactly happens when an animal is euthanized? Your veterinarian has special training to provide your pet with a humane and gentle death. Most often, he or she uses a two-step process. First, the pet is injected with a sedative to make him calm and comfortable. Next, he injects a special medication. These drugs function in such a fashion that the animal experiences no awareness of the end of life. The process is akin to...

House Training Your Puppy

Puppies need to be house trained in order to understand that it’s not okay to eliminate in your house. House training is a simple process, but one that must be carried out positively (without punishment that scares the puppy) and consistently, following two main guidelines: 1) prevent indoor accidents through confinement and close supervision, and 2) take the puppy outside on a frequent and regular schedule and reward him...

Adorable, Adoptable Pets

Check out all of our adorable, adoptable pets at the shelter as you sip your morning coffee by reading the Today’s News Herald, Sunday edition.  You will find 69 adorable, adoptable pets looking forward to forever homes.  We are closed Sunday, but the office opens bright and early at 8:00 am Monday if you have any questions…855-5083. Thank you to our generous sponsors and Today’s News Herald. Featured Pet:...

Dog Training Tips

Dog training tips: How to train a puppy to sit Cuteness will only get a puppy so far in this world, he needs to have good manners to be totally lovable. Dog trainer Mike Dabruzzo demonstrates how to teach a puppy to sit and lie down, with the help of a rambunctious Yorkie named Moses. Share With Your...