A few words from Bo on this President’s Day

Posted by SusanStokes on February 18, 2013


Who is the real boss of Bo?

In light of President’s Day, I thought I would pay some tribute to our First Dog, Bo, a male Portuguese Water Dog and a breed less prone to arousing allergic reactions in humans. He was given as a gift to the Obamas by Senator Ted Kennedy. The Obamas in turn made a donation to the Humane Society of Washington, D.C. to help shelter pets. 

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Friends of Animals Protest Squirrel Slam

Posted by SusanStokes on February 3, 2013


Help stop this unnecessary killing of squirrels...

Today I am reposting on behalf of Friends of Animals and in defense of squirrels everywhere.  I found this story quite unbelievable; an annual "Squirrel Slam" to raise money for the Holley Fire Department.  Please read and share if you would like to help the squirrels and help stop this unnecessary killing. There are other ways to raise money.

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Pet Insurance Saves Pet Lives

Posted by SusanStokes on January 27, 2013


Why Pet Owners Need Pet Insurance...

Following is a story I received from my veterinarian at Belle Mead Animal Hospital that is well worth sharing. "Several weeks ago I examined a 12 week old puppy and helped the wonderful owner with its wellness visit.  I advised them to immediately enroll in pet insurance for emergencies. The owner followed my advice, and thank goodness they did."

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Today is National Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day

Posted by SusanStokes on January 22, 2013


What questions can you answer for your cat today?

It’s that time again, folks. Today is National Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day.  The one day of the year that your feline friend gets your undivided attention and you tell it like it is. Last year I answered Taurus, so this year I will answer Gemini’s questions.

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Food raffle offered to benefit feral cats

Posted by SusanStokes on January 8, 2013


30 caregivers of feral cats will be awarded…

Today I am sharing a blog post by Project TNR on For The Animals' Sake NJ.  The Animal Protection League of NJ is offering a food raffle to benefit caregivers of feral cats. This a limited time offer.

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New Year's Resolutions for Your Pets

Posted by SusanStokes on January 1, 2013


And a few resolutions for humans as illustrated by cats…

It’s New Year’s Resolutions time again.  Let's concentrate on our pets first.  What should we resolve to do in the New Year that is in our pet’s best interest?


So This Is Christmas

Posted by SusanStokes on December 25, 2012


...and what have we done?

Another year over, and a new one just around the corner.  Yes, John Lennon’s “So This is Christmas” is one of my favorite songs at this time of year.  And what have we done?  Well, a lot.


Picking Up the Pieces and Giving Thanks

Posted by SusanStokes on November 21, 2012


Animal rescue in the wake of Sandy…

As Thanksgiving Day approaches, I can only give thanks for having been spared the worst of Hurricane Sandy.  There were many downed trees and loss of electricity and internet access for several days in my area, but no major home damage for me and the kitties this round beyond some popped siding. Unfortunately, not true for others and their pets.

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Voting Humane

Posted by SusanStokes on November 6, 2012


A guide to voting humane on Election Day 2012...

Election Day 2012 is upon us in the United States. As an animal advocate, do you know who is standing up for animal welfare?  Do you know which candidates are friends of animal protection?  The Humane Society Legislative Fund can help.

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Waiting for Hurricane Sandy to Arrive

Posted by SusanStokes on October 28, 2012


Include your pets in your disaster preparedness plan…

As Hurricane Sandy makes her way up the East coast heading for landfall in New Jersey, we hope by now everyone with pets have their disaster preparedness plans in place.

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