Monthly Archives: June 2008

Fireworks can be scary for pets

Editor’s note: Although I agree with most of this article, I disagree with the part about not comforting your pet when they’re frightened because it might convince them that noise is something to fear. I think they need to know … Continue reading

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Almost Home

A small group of animal lovers from York County has been meeting regularly and fundraising to open Almost Home, a new animal shelter in York County, PA. Almost Home is seeking land, preferably in Lower Windsor Township, and will need … Continue reading

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URGENT: PA Voices Needed TODAY to Help Puppy Mill Dogs

From Best Friends Network: The very important commercial dog breeder reform bills, HB 2525 and HB 2532, are very, very close to coming to a vote. Through much hard work and many phone calls, animal lovers have gotten so close … Continue reading

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Dog law action update

Editor’s note: It’s important that you contact your state Rep. and Senator to get a “yes” vote on this. To locate your representative and senator, visit House Bills 2525 and 2532 are Advancing! Thanks to the dedication of Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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What to do when a baby bird is grounded

From Fund for Animals: Fledgings, birds just learning to fly, can often be seen on the ground as they develop their flying skills. Though it is tempting to want to protect the juvenile from harm’s way, removing the bird is … Continue reading

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FDA issues Comfortis & ivermectin safety warning

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine has received reports of adverse reactions in dogs receiving the drug Comfortis (spinosad) concurrently with high, extra-label doses of the drug ivermectin. The clinical signs of these adverse reactions are … Continue reading

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Orphan Poppy is ready for a home of her own

HOKAFI’S Pet of the Week is Poppy, an orphaned kitten who was raised in a foster home. She and her two sisters are now ready for their very own families. For details, call (717) 697-3377, go to or visit … Continue reading

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New organization: Paws for Courage

Paws For Courage is a network of shelters, foster homes and transporters dedicated to giving domestic violence victims a greater chance of becoming survivors. The group is currently building a network of volunteers. Please read their Volunteer page at … Continue reading

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Tell us your stories

Pets, no matter how big or small, are precious. They bring companionship, protection and fun to our lives. But, vet visits and obedience issues can be a pain in the neck sometimes. Share what nobody told you about being a … Continue reading

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Cats available at York County SPCA

For details on pets available for adoption, call the York County SPCA at (717) 764-6109, e-mail or visit the shelter at 3159 Susquehanna Trail North, (Manchester Township) York, PA. To fill out an adoption application, visit and click … Continue reading

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