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Adopting A Pet
We encourage people looking to adopt a pet to first check out their local animal shelter. County Animal Shelters are very high-kill, some more than others with 5 out of 10 dogs in these shelters euthanized. For anyone in or near the Antelope Valley area there is a new satelite facility “Pet Stop” where Lancaster Animal Shelter moves some adoptable dogs and cats. They have all theirs shots and are spayed/neutered and ready to go. *20-30% of dogs in shelters are purebreds.
Pet Stop, 422116 4th Street East, Lancaster, CA (661) 974-8309
National Rescue Information
Please remember to put your pets in your will/living trust. None of us know when our time will come. What if the unexpected happens and your pet is left alone and no one you know wants the responsibility of your pet? What will happen is that your beloved one will be taken to the pound. This almost happened to “Alice” a 12-year-old Pit Bull mix, who would have never been adopted from the animal shelter. One of our sponsors heard about her and came to her rescue just in time.
Most of us have heard that chocolate and grapes are toxic to dogs, but did you know about onions?
Onions can cause hemolytic anemia, a condition that causes the destruction of red blood cells. Kidney damage may follow. It’s not clear what quantity is poisonous, but the effects can be cumulative. Poisoning can result from raw, cooked and dehydrated forms.
Avoid feeding table scraps. Even babyfoods can have dried onion in it.
Check your ingredients! For more on toxic foods: www.peteducation.com
For toxic foods & plants: www.entirelypets.com
If you suspect your pet has ingested a toxin call your vet or ASPCA’S 24-hr hotline: (888) 426-4435
For information on aging dogs and arthritis visit: www.glucosamine-osteoarthritis.com