Today (Aug. 26) is National Dog Day!

photo (1) According to the recent “Milo’s Kitchen Dog Happy Survey” — a national survey of 3,000 U.S. dog parents by the Milo’s Kitchen dog treat brand — our four-legged friends enrich our lives in surprising ways that we often don’t fully appreciate:

A BETTER LIFE

  • 86 percent of dog parents say their dog “comforts me immeasurably”
  • 71 percent say their dog “reminds me to seek out more joy in life”
  • 64 percent say their dog “makes me look forward to going home more than anything else”
  • 63 percent say their dog “makes me much more patient and responsible”

So, it’s no surprise that 73 percent of dog parents buy their dog a special gift (especially dog treats) at least once per month.

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UPDATE: Peachie and her kittens are in foster care; other cats still need help

See also: Husband loses battle with cancer, wife must find homes for cats

Lynette Bortner Deamer’s cat, Peachie, and her five kittens have been moved into foster care and are safe. And someone has offered to adopt Ginger, the orange cat. But there are still at least 14 cats left at the house that need to be out of there ASAP.

Can anyone help these sweet kitties? Although they’re living outside now, they are familiar with living indoors and can use a litter box. Some might be a bit shy at first, but are friendly.

If anyone can help, contact Lynette at 717-315-8105 or dulcimergirl1012@gmail.com ASAP — they don’t have much time left.

Here are a few of the remaining cats that still need someone to help them:

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Husband loses battle with cancer, wife must find homes for cats

Peachie and her five kittens must be out of the building they're living in by Aug. 21. Peachie is about a year and a half old and not yet spayed.

Peachie and her five kittens must be out of the building they’re living in by Aug. 21. Peachie is about a year and a half old and not yet spayed.

Lynette Bortner Deamer, whose husband passed away after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer, has found herself in a tough spot. She can no longer stay in the York Haven home they shared, and must move by Aug. 26, which means she must now find homes or foster homes for 15 cats and 5 kittens.

Because Lynette and her almost-8-year-old daughter are moving in with a friend in a place that requires a lengthy quarantine period for cats, they cannot even take their favorite cats along. The expense would be too great, and she fears the travel and quarantine period would be too hard on the cats.
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Meet some greyhounds Saturday (Aug. 15) at York Galleria

ROSE HAYES -- YORK DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS Kimbrel, a fawn-colored greyhound, was one of six greyhounds flown from Florida to the Lancaster, PA, area in 2013. He was being fostered by Personalized Greyhounds Inc. until ready for adoption.

ROSE HAYES — YORK DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS
Kimbrel, a fawn-colored greyhound, was one of six greyhounds flown from Florida to the Lancaster, PA, area in 2013. He was being fostered by Personalized Greyhounds Inc. until ready for adoption.

Personalized Greyhounds Inc. adopters and greyhounds will be greeting families from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at the York Galleria, located off the Mount Zion Road exit of Route 30 in Springettsbury Township (York, PA).

Adopters will be available to answer questions about living with retired racers and how to adopt greyhounds as pets. Greyhounds, including several that are available for adoption, will be on hand for wags and kisses.

For additional information, visit www.pgreys.org, check out Personalized Greyhounds In. on Facebook or call 717-243-5121.

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Update: All of Laurie Kuykendall’s cats have been adopted, thanks to all who helped

Editor’s note: I must apologize for taking so long to write this blog post. It’s been more than two months since Laurie Kuykendall and her friend Barb were murdered by Laurie’s estranged husband, Martin Kepner, and I had meant to keep readers updated a bit more regularly. But things got a little crazy at my house with the addition of all those cats, plus my Maine coon cat, Yukon, lost his battle with cancer after his spindle-cell carcinoma returned with a vengeance. Things have settled back into more of a routine at my house now, so here goes…

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Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show to move to Fox Sports 1 and Nat Geo WILD

Photo courtesy of Westminster Kennel Club

Photo courtesy of Westminster Kennel Club

The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show has a new television home for the first time in more than 30 years, as FOX Sports and the Westminster Kennel Club have reached a 10-year worldwide, multi-platform rights agreement to bring the Westminster Kennel Club’s conformation show to FOX Sports 1 and Nat Geo WILD beginning in 2017.

The agreement was announced today by Bill Wanger, FOX Sports Executive Vice President of Programming, Research & Content Strategy and Westminster Kennel Club President Seán W McCarthy.

Beginning in 2017, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will air in primetime on FOX Sports 1 live from New York City’s Madison Square Garden as the seven Best In Group selections are made on Monday and Tuesday night, leading up to Tuesday night’s Best In Show announcement. Nat Geo WILD and FOX Sports digital platforms will provide additional coverage, carrying daytime breed judging from Piers 92 and 94 in New York, and Nat Geo WILD also will offer encore airings of each night’s programs.

The agreement also results in FOX Sports 1 remaining home to the Masters Agility Championship at Westminster, with encores on Nat Geo WILD. The Masters Agility Championship features dogs completing an obstacle course of jumps, tunnels, weave poles and more in a timed competition. Taking place on the Saturday before the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the Masters Agility Championship made its debut on FOX Sports 1 in 2014, and now will continue airing on the network and Nat Geo WILD through 2026.

According to a press release from Westminster Kennel Club, Fox Sports and Nat Geo WILD, the 2017 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show marks the event’s 141st edition, making it the second-longest continuously held sporting event in the United States, behind only the Kentucky Derby.

FOX Sports 1 will be the first new primary television home for the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show since it first aired on USA Network in 1984.

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Buy sandwiches, help kittens

West York Feline Rescue is selling sandwiches. You can get ham and American cheese, ham and Swiss cheese or turkey and Swiss pretzel sandwiches for $4 each.

A dollar from each will help pay for three kitten surgeries.

Deadline to order sadwiches is Aug. 3, delivery date is Aug. 14.

To order, call West York Feline Rescue at 717-586-7959.

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Bravo chicken pet food recalled

bravo-logo-220 Bravo Pet Foods of Manchester, Connecticut, is recalling select lots of Bravo Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats due to concerns of the possible presence of Salmonella.

For specific products included in the recall, visit bravopetfood.com/consumerrecall.html.

The recall was initiated after routine testing by the New York State Department of Agriculture revealed the presence of Salmonella contamination. Bravo has received no reports of illness to date in either humans or animals associated with these products.

Consumers should dispose of this product in a safe manner — for example, a securely covered trash receptacle.

To get a refund, customers are advised to return to the store where they bought the product.
They should then submit the Bravo Recall Claim Form available on the Bravo website www.bravopetfoods.com/consumerrecall.html for a full refund or store credit. See the Bravo Product Claim Form on the company website for details. More information on the Bravo recall can also be found at www.bravopetfoods.com
Or call 866-922-9222, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm ET.

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Tremenda Sticks pet chews recalled for possible Salmonella contamination

tremenda-sticks-recall-470 The Natural Dog Company of Windsor, Colorado, is recalling its 12″ Tremenda Sticks pet chews because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The recalled product includes:
12″ Tremenda Sticks Pet Chews
12 ounce bag without a lot number or expiration date
UPC number: 851265004957

Products with new packaging — which includes both a lot number and expiration date but the same UPC — are not affected by this recall.

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Maine Coon-type cat lost in Pinehurst Road, Springettsbury Township, area

tiajhe2 Received this note from a reader who lost a cat in the Pinehurst Road, Springettsbury Township (York, PA) area. The cat looks like a Maine Coon cat, with a lion cut. If you think you’ve seen this cat, call 717-542-7916 or email rugby1996@icloud.com.

Tiajhe is a rescue from Egypt. She came to me an emotional and physical mess. She is healthy now and very social. She resembles a Maine Coon. She has a lion cut. She is wearing a green collar with a flower on it. She is a cat that was raised outside. She comes in and out. She loves the roof; just like a pyramid! She has a neighborhood fan club. People come to the yard and call her name. She comes to greet them and get treats. She hasn’t been seen since 7/18/2015. I actively T-N-R and completely understand the risks with inside/outside cats.

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