Stroll for Strays Third Annual Dog Walk and Pet Fair

Posted by SusanStokes on October 10, 2013


Lovely weather, good friends and lots of canine participants made for a fantastic Third Annual “Stroll for Strays” event to benefit SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals. Following are some highlights and photos of the event.

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Sponsor a rescue dog and save a Veteran

Posted by SusanStokes on October 3, 2013


Therapy dogs are of great importance to veterans suffering from PTSD. Guardians of Rescue is currently aiding veterans returning from overseas through their Paws of War program.  The team rescues dogs from kill shelters and war torn areas, trains them, and then carefully matches them up with a PTSD patient, to help them through their recovery.

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Light a Candle for Remember Me Thursday

Posted by SusanStokes on September 26, 2013


Because millions of shelter pets lose their lives due to overcrowding situations in shelters and lack of loving homes to adopt and care for them, there is now a campaign to raise awareness of this plight.  Today, be a light for pets by promoting awareness about pet adoption and help save lives.  By remembering those we have lost, we can shine a light on the ones we can save.  See what others are doing across the country:

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Feral cats survive fire at Jersey Shore boardwalk

Posted by SusanStokes on September 16, 2013


On September 12, 2013 a fast-moving fire broke out at the boardwalk in Seaside Park, New Jersey, destroying much of the boardwalk and spreading to Seaside Heights. In addition to the businesses lost and the people thrown into turmoil, the lives of the boardwalk feral cats were put at risk.

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A visual representation to help you buy pet insurance

Posted by SusanStokes on September 9, 2013

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and often I find that to be true.  I discovered recently that Trupanion Pet Insurance came up with a handy visual to make it easier for people to choose the right plan.

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National Feral Cat Day gains momentum with Alley Cat Allies

Posted by SusanStokes on September 3, 2013

Alley Cat Allies recently announced they are gearing up for what they hope will be the best National Feral Cat Day® ever.  Help them reach their goal by making your preparations now to celebrate feral cats on October 16, 2013.

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Take Your Cat to the Vet Day

Posted by SusanStokes on August 22, 2013

Did you know that cats get less medical care than dogs? The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is promoting August 22 as Take Your Cat to the Vet Day in an effort to create awareness of the much needed care of our feline friends.


Study shows FIV-positive is not a death sentence to cats

Posted by SusanStokes on August 2, 2013

I was delighted to run across an article published online by The Veterinarian Magazine, as it outlines findings that FIV-positive status alone did not have a negative impact on a cat’s survival.  As a former guardian of an FIV-positive cat, this study made my day.

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Bark in the Park with the Somerset Patriots

Posted by SusanStokes on July 25, 2013

If you’re looking for a fun way to share quality time with your dog, head out to a ball game for a Bark in the Park event near you.  For me, the Somerset Patriots offer the closest venue, and it did not disappoint.

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Cats looking for homes at the Garden State Cat Expo

Posted by SusanStokes on July 11, 2013

If you are like me, all cats simply intrigue you.  Pictures may portray a thousand words, but there’s nothing like seeing all the cat breeds up close and learning first-hand about their history and characteristics.  The Garden State Cat Expo offers all that and more, including a chance to adopt a cat or kitten in need of a forever home.

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