Tricolor beagle lost in Stewartstown, PA area

lost-beagle-stewartstown RUSTY HAS RETURNED HOME! A very friendly tricolor beagle named Rusty went missing Saturday,June 21 in the Stewartstown/Rinely area in York County, PA. He was wearing a John Deere collar with tags, but the tags are from his previous owner. If seen, please contact Donna at 619-947-8815.

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Ragdoll kitten lost in area of Sheetz on Queen Street in York, PA

lost-ragdoll This 5-month-old, blue-pointed, mitted ragdoll kitten was lost June 13. She was last seen at Sheetz on Queen Street in the York, PA, area when her person, Carol, stopped to fuel up the RV on their way back home to Virginia. If you see this kitten, please call 757 291-9493 or email happytrailscj@gmail.com. A $500 reward is offered for the kitten’s safe return.

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Animal Rescue seeks volunteers to distribute info on upcoming event

dogsdayinpark-logoAnimal Rescue Inc. of New Freedom is in need of volunteers to help advertise its 10th annual Dogs’ Day in the Park.

If you can hang signs in grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants and other places; and can give stacks of handouts to local businesses, please e-mail Stacey at crazycatlover@zoominternet.net.

For information on Dogs’ Day in the Park, visit animalrescueinc.org.

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Have you seen this dog? He’s lost in the Jacobus / Loganville area

lost-dakota2 DAKOTA HAS BEEN FOUND! Animal Rescue Inc. sends a big thank-you to everyone who helped in the search. Dakota, a puppy mill survivor, was lost at 26 N. Main St., Jacobus and was last seen on Meadow Street in Jacobus. He was being taken to the groomer in preparation for his adoption into a home of his own, and he slipped out of his harness. If you see Dakota, please do not chase him. Call 717-993-3232 or 410-916-5001. A $100 reward is offered for his safe return.

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York County SPCA’s Bully Bash to include pet oxygen mask donation

cpaa-ruby The York County SPCA’s fourth annual Bully Bash takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7 at John C. Rudy County Park. The purpose of the event is to raise positive awareness about bully breeds, reduce negative stereotypes and help to find bully-breed dogs homes.

At this year’s Bully Bash, Invisible Fence of Southern PA will donate five pet oxygen mask kits to the York City Fire Department, in an effort to save the lives of pets. The donation will take place at 1 p.m. Although the U.S. Fire Administration doesn’t keep official statistics on the number of pets that die in fires, industry websites have estimated 40,000 or more pets die each year in house fires, most succumbing to smoke inhalation.

For more information, visit https://www.ycspca.org/bb2014.html or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DiGbYc3Ivo.

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$6.5 million settlement reached in pet illnesses, deaths linked to jerky treats

Nestle Purina PetCare Co. and Waggin’ Train LLC have agreed to compensate pet owners whose companion animals may have been sickened or died after eating chicken and other jerky treats made in China.

The settlement agreement, announced May 30, would establish a $6.5-million fund to help pay damage claims and require Nestle Purina to adopt “enhanced quality assurance measures” and change packaging language.

If approved in court, the deal would help to settle claims related to Waggin’ Train and Canyon Creek Ranch dog treats made in China.
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Hill’s Science Diet dog food recalled

Hill’s Pet Nutrition of Topeka, KS announced it is recalling specific lots of its Science Diet Small & Toy Breed dog food due to possible contamination with Salmonella bacteria.

The suspect product was part of a single production run.
It was distributed to 17 veterinary clinic and pet store customers between April 24 and May 13, 2014 in the following states:
California
Hawaii
Nevada

This voluntary recall is limited to 62 15.5 lb. bags of Science Diet Adult Small & Toy Breed dry dog food with the Stock-Keeping Unit (SKU) code, “Best before” date and production code shown below.

Science Diet Adult Small and Toy Breed
Package Size 15.5 pounds
SKU 9097
Best Before Date 08 2015
Production Code M094

For more information, visit www.dogfoodadvisor.com or truthaboutpetfood.com or www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm399662.htm.

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Low-cost clinics for pets

356 The following clinics offer low-cost vaccines, microchipping and/or spay/neuter surgeries:

JUNE 7, 2014

JUNE 8, 2014

  • Central Pennsylvania Animal Alliance will offer a vaccine and microchip clinic for cats and dogs from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 8, at West York Fire Department, 1341 W. Market St., West York (York, PA). This is a first-come, first-served clinic, with registration beginning at 11:30 a.m. No appointments. Rabies, canine and feline distemper, and canine kennel cough vaccines will be offered at this clinic for $10 each. Three-year rabies shots are available; however, you must bring paper proof of previous rabies vaccine that is not overdue (tags are not sufficient proof). If no paper proof, pets can still receive one-year rabies vaccines. HomeAgain microchipping will be available for $25, which includes registration. Wormer and flea treatment will also be available. Breeders cannot participate. Payment must be made in cash. All dogs should be on short leashes (no chains, please) and cats in secure pet carriers. Aggressive dogs should arrive muzzled. Animals that are ill, pregnant, nursing, or those who have had vaccine reactions in the past cannot be vaccinated at this clinic. Vaccines and microchips will be administered by Veterinarian Melissa McFarland, DVM, of Cape Horn Veterinary Associates in Red Lion. For more information, email cpaamichele@yahoo.com, call 717-576-0899 or visit www.cpaa.info, www.Facebook.com/CentralPAAnimalAlliance or www.Twitter.com/CPAA3.

JUNE 14

  • A microchip and rabies vaccine clinic will be 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 14, at York County SPCA, 3159 Susquehanna Trail North, Manchester Township (York County, PA). The rabies vaccination is $15 and the microchip cost is $25. In order to receive a rabies vaccination that is valid for 3 years, proof of a previous vaccination must be provided. Dogs must be on leashes and cats must be in carriers.

JUNE 21

JUNE 28

JUNE 29

  • The Central Pennsylvania Animal Alliance will hold a pet vaccine and microchip clinic for cats and dogs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 29, at All About Pets Too, 10 W. Broadway in Red Lion. Appointments are required for this clinic; no walk-ins will be accepted. Appointments should be made by calling 717-244-4099 or by visiting the store before the day of the clinic to sign up. Rabies, canine and feline distemper, and canine kennel cough vaccines will be offered for $10 each. Three-year rabies shots are available; however, you must bring paper proof of previous rabies vaccine that is not overdue (tags are not sufficient proof). If no paper proof, pets can still receive one-year rabies vaccines. HomeAgain microchipping will be available for $25, which includes registration. Wormer and flea treatment will also be available. Breeders cannot participate. Payment must be made in cash. All dogs should be on short leashes (no chains, please) and cats in secure pet carriers. Aggressive dogs should arrive muzzled. Animals that are ill, pregnant, nursing, or those who have had vaccine reactions in the past cannot be vaccinated at this clinic. Vaccines and microchips will be administered by Veterinarian Melissa McFarland, DVM, of Cape Horn Veterinary Associates in Red Lion. For details, email Michele at cpaamichele@yahoo.com, call 717-576-0899 or visit cpaa.info.
  • A low-cost vaccine and microchip clinic for pets will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 29, at Pet Bath and Beyond, 937 Kranzel Drive, Camp Hill, PA. This is a first-come, first-served clinic. Vaccines offered include canine and feline rabies, canine distemper, canine bordetella (kennel cough), feline FVRCP and feline FELV for $10 each; and canine Lyme for $25. Microchipping will be available for $25, including registration, and nail clipping and filing will also be available. All dogs should be on short leashes (no chains, please) and cats should be in secure pet carriers. Animals that are pregnant or lactating should not be vaccinated. Cash or checks only; credit cards cannot be accepted. Proceeds benefit Castaway Critters. Veterinary services are being donated by Dr. Diane Ford, VMD. For more information, visit www.dianejfordvmd.com, www.petbathandbeyond.biz and www.castawaycritters.org.

JULY 5

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AUGUST 9

  • A microchip and rabies vaccine clinic will be 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, August 9, at York County SPCA, 3159 Susquehanna Trail North, Manchester Township (York County, PA). The rabies vaccination is $15 and the microchip cost is $25. In order to receive a rabies vaccination that is valid for 3 years, proof of a previous vaccination must be provided. Dogs must be on leashes and cats must be in carriers.

OCTOBER 18

  • A microchip and rabies vaccine clinic will be 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, October 18, at York County SPCA, 3159 Susquehanna Trail North, Manchester Township (York County, PA). The rabies vaccination is $15 and the microchip cost is $25. In order to receive a rabies vaccination that is valid for 3 years, proof of a previous vaccination must be provided. Dogs must be on leashes and cats must be in carriers.

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Animal Rescue Inc. of New Freedom offers a low-cost spay/neuter program for cats in the York, PA, area. Call 717-993-3232 or visit www.animalrescueinc.orgfor details.

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Central Pennsylvania Animal Alliance provides free or low-cost vaccinations and spay/neuter surgeries for Harrisburg City residents’ animals with the CPAA Mobile Veterinary Van. Free vaccine clinics are held at various times during the year, by appointment only. Harrisburg City residents are offered free rabies and distemper vaccinations, flea/tick prevention, de-worming, nail trimming and more. Vaccines are available to spayed and neutered animals only. Breeders will not be serviced. For more information, visit www.cpaa.info/desex.html.

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Central Pennsylvania Animal Alliance also offers low-cost vaccine and microchipping services as often as possible in several locations in the area. For free or low-cost spaying and neutering services, call 717-576-0899. Vaccinations will be given at the time of surgery. All cats MUST be in secure crates, and dogs MUST be on short leashes and wearing a secure collar or harness. Call 717-576-0899 if you need a crate.
Calls will be returned ASAP. The volunteer returning calls will not hold if your phone has a music message playing at the time of the return call. For more information, visit www.cpaa.info.

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offers low-cost spay/neuter clinics Tuesdays and Fridays in Willow Grove, PA; and Tuesdays and Thursdays in Claymont, DE. Call for pricing. Fee includes rabies vaccination, distemper vaccination, pain medication for females, ear-tipping for ferals and worming and flea treatment if needed. FeLv and FIV testing is available. Call 215-219-8148 for reservations. For details, visit www.forgottencats.org

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Humane League of Lancaster County offers spay/neuter surgeries for stray/feral cats in Lancaster County. Cost is $10. Appointments required. E-mail spayneuter@humaneleague.com or call 717-393-6551 for an appointment. For details, visit www.humaneleague.com

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Kitz & Katz offers mobile spay and neuter clinics for cats only. Cats must be at least 3 months old and must be in a humane trap or sturdy carrier. Services include spay/neuter, rabies vaccinations and distemper vaccinations. Cash only. Appointments required. Scheduling begins five days before each clinic. For details, visit www.littlestown.net/kitzkatslittlestown.html.

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Luv My Pet offers low-cost vaccinations several times a month at Petco. For details, call 301-604-2670 or visit www.luvmypet.com.

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Maryland Metro Ferals offers low-cost spay/neuter clinics; trap/neuter/return instruction; adoption; serves the Maryland area
PO Box 1385, Sykesville, MD 21784; 410-549-2847; www.metroferals.org

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The Maryland SPCA, 3300 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD, offers Wellness Days 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. every Wednesday; and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday — by appointment only. Basic exams, core vaccines, routine tests (heartworm, FeLV/FIV), deworming, flea treatments, gland expressing, nail trimming and ear cleaning are available at low prices. For details, visit www.mdspca.org. To make an appointment for your pet, e-mail wellnessclinic@mdspca.orgor call 410-235-8826, ext. 122.

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PAWS Reduced-Fee Voucher Program
A program providing vouchers for participating veterinarians that provides reduced fees for spay or neuter surgery for cats and dogs, as well as rabies and distemper vaccines at the time of surgery. Income based pre qualification required. Call 717-957-8122, Box #3, and leave a message. A representative will call you with program information.
www.pawsofpa.org.

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Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP), www.snapofpa.org

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York SPCA Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Program
Surgeries for cats and dogs provided at the SPCA’s in-house veterinary clinic or at the Animal Emergency Clinic in York. Low-cost services include heartworm and FeLV testing, as well as rabies vaccine. Call 717-764-6109 or visit www.ycspca.org for more information.

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YDR seeks stories, info about pets left in cars on hot days

hokafi-duncan2 York Daily Record/Sunday News reporter Brandie Kessler is working on a story about animals being left in cars on hot days, and needs your help. Contact her at bkessler@ydr.com or call 717-771-2035 to share your story about finding an animal locked in a car on a hot day. Or maybe someone left a note on your car when you left your pet in the car while you made a quick stop at the bank or store? What would you do if you found a pet in distress in a hot car? If you’re a veterinarian or vet tech, perhaps you have a story to share about treating pets for heatstroke? Any input would be appreciated. Brandie needs to have the story ready for the weekend, so she hopes to hear from you Thursday or early Friday. Thanks for your help!

According to the American SPCA, thousands of pets succumb to heatstroke and suffocation each year when left in parked cars. It happens most often when people make quick stops, such as the dry cleaners, the bank or the deli. They think the animal will be fine because it’s just a short time. But the ASPCA’s summer safety tips state that it takes only minutes for your pet to face death, and it doesn’t have to be that hot out. On a 78-degree day, the temperature inside a parked car can reach 160 degrees. Even with the windows cracked.

You can help save pets from dying in hot cars by taking the following actions, listed by the ASPCA:

  • Educate people. Hang this printable flyer [PDF] up in your local grocery store, veterinary hospital, animal shelter and other local businesses.
  • If you see a dog alone in a vehicle, immediately call animal control or 911. Local law officials have the ability to enter vehicle and rescue the pet. Do not leave until help has arrived.
  • Try to find the car’s owner. If you are out and you see a dog locked in a car, tell the nearby store manager immediately. Don’t be shy.
  • And please, no matter how much your dog loves to go along when you run errands, don’t take a chance. Leave her home where she is safe.
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Pet Center Inc. recalls Lamb Crunchys dog treats

lamb-crunchys Pet Center Inc of Los Angeles is voluntarily recalling its 3-ounce bags of Lamb Crunchys dog treats (LAM-003) (UPC# 727348200038) with date code 122015 product of USA, because they could possibly be contaminated with Salmonella.

Salmonella was detected by the State of Colorado, Department of Agriculture in a random sample.

Consumers who have purchased this product are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 800-390-0575.

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