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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Gray cat found near York College, is he yours?

A solid gray cat was found July 16 off Grantley Road, in the York College area. He is already neutered and his ear has been tipped. Finder said he is very friendly, super sweet; a bit scared but talks a lot and wants attention.

She is hoping to find this cat’s person, but if not, she wants to find him a home. It’s not safe for cats in her neighborhood because some neighbors don’t like cats. She is trying to keep him safe until his person is found or he gets a home, but she already has cats and cannot bring him inside.

If this might be your cat, or if you’d like to adopt him, call 717-854-8663 or email zumbrun@hotmail.com.

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Have you lost a solid gray cat? One was found in York College area

A solid gray cat was found July 16 off Grantley Road, in the York College area. He is already neutered and his ear has been tipped. Finder said he is very friendly, super sweet; a bit scared but talks a lot and wants attention.

She is hoping to find this cat’s person, but if not, she wants to find him a home. It’s not safe for cats in her neighborhood because some neighbors don’t like cats. She is trying to keep him safe until his person is found or he gets a home, but she already has cats and cannot bring him inside.

If this might be your cat, or if you’d like to adopt him, call 717-854-8663 or email zumbrun@hotmail.com.

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Cow-Boom dog treat recall expanded

i-and-love-and-you-cow-boom-dog-chews-475On July 10, I and Love and You of Boulder, Colorado, announced it is voluntarily recalling 1,299 cases of Cow-Boom! Strips Beef Gullet because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. That recall has been significantly increased since then.

As of July 14, affected products now include the following identifying information:
Cow-Boom! Strips Beef Gullet Dog Treats
2.0 ounce bags
Lot numbers ending in 4T1 or 5T1
Best-By years of 2016 or 2017
UPC number 8 18336 01134 4

People who have purchased these products are instructed to dispose of the product or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 855-459-5683 Monday through Friday between 8 AM and 5 PM MT. Or via email at service@ilypet.com

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Cow-Boom! dog treats recall expanded

i-and-love-and-you-cow-boom-dog-chews-475On July 10, I and Love and You of Boulder, Colorado, announced it is voluntarily recalling 1,299 cases of Cow-Boom! Strips Beef Gullet because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. That recall has been significantly increased since then.

As of July 14, affected products now include the following identifying information:
Cow-Boom! Strips Beef Gullet Dog Treats
2.0 ounce bags
Lot numbers ending in 4T1 or 5T1
Best-By years of 2016 or 2017
UPC number 8 18336 01134 4

People who have purchased these products are instructed to dispose of the product or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 855-459-5683 Monday through Friday between 8 AM and 5 PM MT. Or via email at service@ilypet.com.

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Listeria found in Stella and Chewy’s freeze-dried chicken patties for dogs

stella-and-chewys2 On July 2, the Maryland Department of Agriculture has issued a “Stop-Sale” order on Stella and Chewy’s freezedDried chicken patties dog food, which has tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. The lot number is: 111-15. The bags will have a “use by” date of April 23, 2016.

Listeria is not only dangerous to dogs, it can also be deadly to small children, the elderly and those with an autoimmune disease.

To learn which products are affected, please visit the following link:
Stella and Chewy’s Stop-Sale Order and Potential Dog Food Recall

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