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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Keep your pets safe this Fourth of July

lost-minpin While other people might be looking forward to watching the fireworks displays that are a big part of celebrating Independence, I must admit it fills me with dread. It’s not that I’m frightened by the noise, although I’m not crazy about it. I dread this holiday because in the days leading up to and after July 4, lost pet notices are on the rise. Shelters report a marked increase in pet intakes around this holiday, and some kill shelters “clean house” in the days leading up the holiday, to make room for the increase in lost pets. You know what that means, right?

People sometimes forget that animals’ hearing is much more acute than human hearing, so the noise is magnified for pets. Add to that the fact that the animals don’t understand that this is just for fun — they most likely think things are blowing up, or a huge thunderstorm is striking the area, or some type of noisy monster is on the loose.

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Sasha and Momma went to their new home Friday

See also: Murder victim’s cats need help, homes.

Momma says, "Wait, didn't we just do this yesterday?" But today Momma and Sasha weren't going to the vet.  They were going to their new home!

Momma says, “Wait, didn’t we just do this yesterday?” But today Momma and Sasha weren’t going to the vet. They were going to their new home!

Great news: Two more of Laurie Kuykendall’s cats, Sasha and Momma, went to their new home with Debbie and Randy Krysher today!

I will miss them but I think they’re getting an awesome home, so I’m happy for them. Keeping my fingers crossed that everything goes well between the kitties and the two dogs in the house.

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Visiting the vet, five cats at a time

See also: Murder victim’s cats need help, homes.

Four cat carriers in the back of the car, one soft-sided carrier in the front passenger seat. Glad my Suzuki SX4 has back seat that folds out of the way!

Four cat carriers in the back of the car, one soft-sided carrier in the front passenger seat. Glad my Suzuki SX4 has back seat that folds out of the way!

Gray was pretty nervous during the visit to Cape Horn Vet. Wonder if he thought I was going to dump him back in the woods?

Gray was pretty nervous during the visit to Cape Horn Vet. Wonder if he thought I was going to dump him back in the woods?

I took Laurie Kuykendall’s cats to Cape Horn Vet for checkups, bloodwork and vaccines on Thursday. That’s a total of five kitties — her four indoor/outdoor cats that haven’t been adopted yet, plus Stanley, the stray she had been feeding outside.

I hope to never take that many cats to the vet at the same time again. The cats were very well-behaved, but loading five cats into carriers, hauling them down three flights of steps and through the backyard to my car left me gasping for breath. (Note to self: Move to a one-level house with an attached garage, and/or get in shape!)

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Two more of Laurie’s cats might get a home together

See also: Murder victim’s cats need help, homes.

sasha-momma Looks like Sasha and Momma, two of Laurie Kuykendall’s cats, might be getting a home together! A super-nice family — Randy, Debbie and Cierra Krysher — came to visit the cats on Sunday and spent several hours giving the cats time to get comfortable with them. Cierra even got to hold Bella, who climbed right into her lap.

After the Kryshers had been there for a while, Sasha and Momma were both lying down, purring and allowing Debbie to pet them. Sasha also allowed Randy to pet her a bit, and rubbed against his legs a little bit.

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Boulder Dog Food Co. recalls Chicken Sprinkles for possible Salmonella contamination

From FDA.gov:

chicken-sprinkles2 Boulder Dog Food Company is voluntarily recalling the Chicken Sprinkles (3 oz.) with a “Best By” date of “05/04/16”, a Lot Number of “998”, and a UPC Code of 899883001231 (the “Product”), because the Product has the potential of being contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the Product, and there is risk to humans who handle the Product, especially if the handler does not thoroughly wash his or her hands after having contact with the Product or any surfaces exposed to the Product.

This voluntary recall is limited to Chicken Sprinkles (3 oz.) with a “Best By” date of “05/04/16”, Lot # “998” and a UPC Code of 899883001231. The Product is in a clear poly bag. The UPC Code is located in the lower right hand corner of the product label on the front of the bag. The “Best By” date and Lot Number are on a label on the reverse side of the bag.

The recalled Product consists of 10 bags of Chicken Sprinkles (3 oz.) that were distributed to two retail stores in the State of Colorado, one retail store in the State of Washington, and one retail customer in the State of Maryland. Boulder Dog Food Company, L.L.C. has retrieved 8 of the 10 bags of the recalled Product, and believes that the remaining two bags of the Product have been used or destroyed. If you are in possession of the recalled Product (“Best By” date of “05/04/16”, a Lot #”998” and a UPC Code of 899883001231) please discontinue use and return the unused Product to either the retailer where it was purchased or directly to Boulder Dog Food Company.

The recall is a result of a routine sampling program by the Colorado Department of Agriculture which revealed a “positive” test for Salmonella in one package of Chicken Sprinkles (3 oz.) with a “Best By” date of “05/04/16”, a Lot Number of “998”, and a UPC Code of 899883001231.

Healthy people handling a product contaminated by Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fever. Although rare, Salmonella may result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with the Product should contact their healthcare providers immediately.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the Product and has exhibited these symptoms, you should contact your veterinarian immediately.

Consumers with questions may contact Boulder Dog Food Company at 303-449-2540.

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