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The NFL suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick without pay, as announced on Friday. As CNN reports:
“Your admitted conduct was not only illegal, but also cruel and reprehensible. Your team, the NFL, and NFL fans have all been hurt by your actions,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a letter to Vick.
We all fell in love with Marley, the big goofy Labrador Retriever that Grogan claims to be the worst dog in the world, when the best seller was released in 2005.
And for any of us that know Labrador Retrievers like Grogan does, we can relate.
Althought not on their official recall list, Wal-Mart quietly pulled Chicken Jerky Strips from Import-Pingyang Pet Product Co. and Chicken Jerky from Shanghai Bestro Trading from their shelves on July 26th after customers said the products sickened their pets. So why are we only hearing about it now? Read the rest of this entry »
With 10.7 million people moving with their pets every year in the United States alone, it’s not surprising that the idea of creating an all inclusive Resource for pet owners moving with their pets is a good one. Read the rest of this entry »
It was just announced that Michael Vick is expected in court again August 27th, where he will “accept full responsibility” by and plead guilty to charges of dog fighting.
It doesn’t change the fate of the dogs that lost their lives, or were tortured or beaten. But it does give us peace of mind that he will serve time for committing these crimes and thankfully no more animals will be subject to his sick and cruel actions.
A very strong message indeed.
Many thanks to the Atlanta Journal Constitution for this article.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 08/15/07
When Georgia Tech chemistry professor Steven Giradot decided to find a new home closer to his job, he had to account for something besides his own preferences in choosing the next place to live.
He had to think about Junior and Sidney. Especially Sidney, who is an energetic Jack Russell terrier.
When your pet dies, how will you remember him, or her?
CNNMoney.com reports today that Paws & Remember a Fort Wayne, Ind.-based firm founded in 1997, provides pet memorialization services and can offer you packages ranging from $200 to $500, like the “simplicity” including cremation, an engraved birch urn and picture frame. Read the rest of this entry »
Just a great website I came across today, protecting police dogs: http://www.ivestadog.org/
Illinois Vest-a-Dog is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the lives of K-9 police dogs through the purchase and donation of bullet and stab resistant vests.
The goal of their organization is to vest every Illinois police dog whose handler wants one for their K-9 partner. Read the rest of this entry »
I can’t believe I am 1 yr old today! (And just for the record, I have 983 Dogster.com friends with the same birthday as me!)
But we aren’t going to just celebrate me today. Instead let’s celebrate the Rottweiler.
The Rottweiler is a large, powerful dog and along with ownership comes much responsibility. Rottweilers require extensive socialization from an early age. Read the rest of this entry »
A few weeks ago, I wrote about a well-prepared fire department’s use of their pet oxygen masks saving the lives of pets in a fire in Georgia.
Yesterday, the story about the cat that survived a house fire in New Jersey by hiding in a couch made me finally pick up the phone to call my local Fire Department to ask the question.
Does my Fire Department have pet oxygen masks? Read the rest of this entry »
Humane Society Naples reduces adoption fees in honor of homeless pets
Saturday, August 18th is “National Homeless Animals Day, and The Humane Society Naples is offering 50 percent off on ALL pet adoption fees on Saturday, August 18th and Sunday, August 19th. Read the rest of this entry »
One more reason why we love Dogster!
Daddy is an American Pit Bull Terrier/American Staffordshire Terrier, and we are happy to see some very positive publicity about this breed as a nice change to the negative press the Pit Bulls generate, with Michael Vick dogfighting case in particular. Read the rest of this entry »
There is a Michael Vick Suspension Petition, sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States, and directed toward the NFL Commissioner. It reads:
Dear NFL Commissioner Goodell,
Dogfighting is cruel and criminal, and football players must be held accountable like anyone else. Please suspend Vick immediately – anything less would reflect very badly on your judgment, and on the league.
You can leave your own comments on the petition as well. They have 48,562 signatures so far!
To sign this petition, just follow this link.
The 2007 Little Houses on Parade event in Denver, Colo., will feature seven designer doghouses for raffle. Three playhouses and seven doghouses will be on display at the 2007 Parade of Homes at Southshore from July 28 through September 3, 2007. For more information visit http://www.littlehousesonparade.com