Posts Tagged “dogs”
Last year during a trip to Israel, I spent a day at the JSPCA Shelter just outside of Jerusalem, and was amazed how hard the volunteers all worked there to help care for all the homeless animals.
Recently, they have had a series of break-ins, where luckily no animals were harmed, but a lot of things were stolen from the premises or vandalised.
They have now launched a week long campaign for Jewish Giving Day on July 10th, in order to raise money to buy a security system for the Jerusalem SPCA shelter so that there will be no more break-ins in the future.
Please click on this link to go to their campaign page and donate to help them protect and secure the animals and the shelter. This campaign will succeed if they can count on you to share the campaign with your friends and on your Facebook, Twitter and other social media, as well as donate, and tell your friends and family that you donated and ask them to give too…
Someone has been listening to the many voices of pet owners here in Lanzarote, and we now finally have a crematorium for our furbabies! I know this is quite a sad subject, but an important one too. I for one, would love to be able to make my kitties’ passing as loving and luxurious as all the things that I have given them in life.
Pet owners in Lanzarote who lost a beloved pet, have had until now no option to give their deceased pet a decent and dignified send-off. If your pet died at the vets or was found dead in the road, it will be sent to the municipal animal crematorium in Arrecife and chucked in with all the other animals, including roadkill and leftover carcasses from slaughter houses. To a loving pet owner, this is very non-personal and quite horrible really. If you have a garden, then sometimes burial is possible, but many of us live in apartments, and some of us go and find a secluded spot in the country to do a discrete burial – both options are, however, illegal.
Hela Pet Crematorium is in Arrecife, and their cremation service (based on a 5kg animal), including one of their very sweet basic urns, costs around €75, so is very affordable to most people.
Having two 18 year old tabby boys makes me aware every day that their clocks are ticking and we don’t have that much time left together, and I am glad that when the time comes, I now have the option to see them off to the Rainbow Bridge with the dignity the deserve…
I wrote an article on Canna-Pet’s natural cannabinoids in September 2016, documenting how they helped my boy Spider with his ear tumour and kidney disease, and thought I’d write an update on how he is doing now.
Spider has taken Canna-Pet capsules for a year now, and the adenocarcinoma that our vet excised from his ear a year ago has shown no signs of growing back, even though we were told that it “might be back in a year or so”. On testing his kidneys, his values have actually improved, which is something of a miracle in a cat that has been in kidney failure since March 2015! I think this is in part due to him taking Canna-Pet, but will probably also be helped by a supplement called Renafood that I give him once a day.
Since on Canna-Pet, Spider has become more active again – behaving like a much younger cat! See the video below of him jumping after his favourite toy, the ping pong ball. 🙂
Spider’s fur has also become so very soft, he is much more cuddly and vocal with me than ever, and the loud crying fits in the middle of the night happen only occasionally now.
In conclusion, I am very pleased with the results, and would recommend Canna-Pet to anyone who is desperate to find something that works, where nothing has helped before, to give their cats or dogs that are suffering from cancer, diabetes, allergies, anxiety or as pain relief, to name just a few.
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Our local animal shelter had an open day today to promote adoptions of pet dogs and cats. The event was incredibly well attended, but as I am more interested in socialising with kitties (and dogs too, but they tire me out too much!), most of the photos featured here are of — yes you guessed it — felines…
The full photo set of cats, dogs and also some humans can be found here on Flickr.
The “Older Kittens” Room
And the “Younger Kittens” Room
But older kitties are so beautiful too and need homes as well!
I want you to meet Dylan Kendall, a professional cat rescuer & talented artist!
In her spare time she helps rescue and find homes for homeless four pawed cats. Most recently, she was able to trap a starving kitten by her home who spent an entire night crying for help. All it took was a trap, some yummy cat food, 10 minutes and the kitten would then forever be spoiled! Dylan brought him inside and gave him time to rest for the night. He moved so fast, that she named him Rocket! This kitten has grown to love humans, fellow felines and a 3 legged Chihuahua.
Dylan is a ceramist and a home accessories designer and she has designed these dog and cat bowls perched on 4 little paws called “Four Pawed Pet Bowls“, which are just so darn adorable! They are raised to help enforce healthy digestion, and are made from bacteria-resistant stoneware.
However, she needs to successfully fund them on Kickstarter first in order to bring them onto the market. Can I ask you all to help her out by backing her pledging as little as 1 USD (you can use your Facebook account to sign in, no need to create a Kickstarter account unless you want to!). The way it works, you will only get charged if the goal is reached, and if not, you just won´t. If the goal is reached, they can start delivering these gorgeous bowls by October.
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