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Labor Day Safety Tips

The food is on the grill, the guests have arrived and the dog is … Oh No! Dogs can get into a lot of trouble at a family picnic. This Labor Day let’s keep all our pets safe. Here’s a few tips to make it easy. Big crowds can equal stressed pets. Any time you […]

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Keep on Truckin’

Keep on Truckin’ Miracle cat survives being thrown from a car “I couldn’t believe what I was seeing,” says Larry Butler, a local truck driver and business owner. “I was driving on 265 in southern Indiana, and someone rolled down a car window. They had this little kitten dangling from their hand.” The sedan was

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Debunking the Black Cat Myth

Debunking the Black Cat Myth Old Myths Die Hard With Halloween just around the corner, well-intentioned animal supporters are warning against the dangers of black cat adoptions on October 31. Some even advise animal welfare agencies against performing any adoptions of black cats the entire month of October. They fear that black cats will become

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$1 Million Gift

$1 Million Gift Sam Swope Donates $1 Million to Help Our Most Fragile Pets! Dear Friends, Exciting news: right before this issue went to press, we announced that Mr. Sam Swope, founder of Sam Swope Auto Group, gave $1 million to the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS)! This incredible donation—the largest single gift from an individual donor

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To Declaw or Not

To Declaw or Not A decision that impacts your cat’s entire life By Katy McClellan, Pet Help Line Coordinator Question I have a cat who scratches my couch. Some of my friends have suggested declawing her, but I’m not so sure. Help! Answer Declawing. Say that word to a group of cat owners, and you

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Play Biting

Play Biting ‘OUCH!’ – PLAY BITING IN PUPPIES Downloadable PDF Play biting is one of the most common complaints made by those who are living with puppies and adolescent dogs. Why? Probably because 1) almost all puppies exhibit this behavior and 2) they have razor-sharp teeth. The level of mouthing you encounter with your puppy could be

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Positive Reinforcement

Positive Reinforcement “POSITIVELY” BETTER TRAINING Downloadable PDF Many trainers used to believe that the best way to train a dog was to tell him over and over, and often harshly, all the things he was doing wrong. If the dog pulled on the leash, a sharp painful jerk was the way to correct this. If

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Preparing for a New Baby

Preparing for a New Baby And Baby Makes Four? Or More? Having a baby is one of the most exciting times in someone’s life! There is so much to do and so much to prepare before the day your baby is born. Unfortunately, in the hustle and bustle of this exciting time, often we forget

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Crate Training

Crate Training An Ounce of Prevention Downloadable PDF Crate training is a great way to keep your dog, and your home, safe when you cannot adequately supervise Fido. Think of the crate as a prevention tool, similar to a playpen for a toddler. Left to his own devices, your dog is going to make choices

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