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Funnies / My Service Animal. . .
« Last post by DeeDee on May 17, 2018, 06:22:18 PM »
Ode to the odd animals people have started claiming are their emotional support:

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Cat Chatter / Re: Only in Michigan ....
« Last post by Lola on May 17, 2018, 05:30:02 PM »
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TROY, MI - She is officially an officer of the "paw." Pawfficer Donut has been sworn in as the new Troy Police Department's Police cat.

Judges Kirsten Nielsen Hartig and Maureen McGinnis asked Donut to raise her right paw and officially swore her in, badge and all, at the Troy Police Department with other officers and even Chief Gary Mayer looking on.

Cute!
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Declawing / VCA hospitals in Cananda no longer will perform declaws
« Last post by Middle Child on May 17, 2018, 04:58:01 AM »
According to The Paw Project all VCA Veterinary Hospitals in Canada will no longer declaw:



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We are proud to announce that all 93 VCA Canada 🇨🇦 Veterinary Hospitals have given up declawing. The Paw Project has been working with them to provide up-to-date information about the harm of declawing and they ran with it. #pawproject #stopdeclawing

This is huge. Canada is well on it's way to becoming a non declaw country.  That will leave the USA as the only civilized country where vets continue to amputate the toes of cats.
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I like to record unusual events here because it helps me keep track.  This morning BEFORE breakfast Mazy cat brought up an enormous amount of hairballs.  She almost never brings up hair alone, she never has, even in her very young before IBD days.  Always she only pukes up food, either with or without fur. 

But this was a ton of fur.  Then she proceeded to have a poop that was also pure fur.

Today is only day five in her between vomits span, so I am glad she was able to bring up those huge wads.

By the way Jennie and Queen Eva are also struggling with hairballs this spring.
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This included my state.   >:(

490,000 Pounds of Toxic Pesticides Sprayed on National Wildlife Refuges


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Pesticide Use on Crops Grown in Refuges Spikes in California, Oregon, Arkansas, Tennessee, Maryland

WASHINGTON— America’s national wildlife refuges are being doused with hundreds of thousands of pounds of dangerous agricultural pesticides every year, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis by the Center for Biological Diversity.

The Center report, No Refuge, reveals that an estimated 490,000 pounds of pesticides were dumped on commodity crops like corn, soybeans and sorghum grown in national wildlife refuges in 2016, the most recent year for which data are available. The analysis was conducted with records obtained by the Center under the Freedom of Information Act.

“These refuges are supposed to be a safe haven for wildlife, but they’re becoming a dumping ground for poisonous pesticides,” said Hannah Connor, a senior attorney at the Center who authored the analysis. “Americans assume these public lands are protected and I think most people would be appalled that so many pesticides are being used to serve private, intensive agricultural operations.”

The pesticides include the highly toxic herbicides dicamba and 2,4-D, which threaten the endangered species and migrating birds that wildlife refuges were created to protect. Refuge pesticide use in 2016 was consistent with pesticide applications on refuges over the previous two years, the Center analysis showed.

Read the rest at: http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2018/wildlife-refuge-pesticides-05-10-2018.php


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In The News / Re: Two dogs injured in shooting at Albuquerque dog park
« Last post by DeeDee on May 15, 2018, 02:18:44 PM »
Some places it's laws, some places it's just a "not allowed" sign. Either way, I was turned completely off when Vlad was still a baby.
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Issues Of Concern / Re: Twitter Hashtag--Made Me Lose All Hope for Humanity
« Last post by Lola on May 15, 2018, 02:14:08 PM »
I do NOT understand WHY Twitter is allowing this garbage.  Like or don't like Pitbulls... the majority of the Tweets are DISGUSTING! 
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In The News / Re: Two dogs injured in shooting at Albuquerque dog park
« Last post by Lola on May 15, 2018, 02:08:46 PM »
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APD seized the shooter's weapon. They say he did not have a concealed carry permit. He was cited for that and for having an unneutered dog. Animal Control will also be doing a bite investigation.

I had no idea there were laws that a person HAS to neuter their dog. 
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In The News / Re: Two dogs injured in shooting at Albuquerque dog park
« Last post by Lola on May 15, 2018, 02:06:48 PM »
NOTHING about dog parks have EVER inspired me to EVER want to take my dog to one.
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Issues Of Concern / Re: Twitter Hashtag--Made Me Lose All Hope for Humanity
« Last post by Lola on May 15, 2018, 01:50:47 PM »
Beyond sick....
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