It was an evening if rip roaring comedy for guests to the debut of “Odd Burbs” hosted by comedian Anthony Locascio on Saturday, November 9, 2013.  A private event held at Grape Finale in Flemington, the format featured four local businesses in a rather humorous way in order to create awareness of some unique business activities going on in the “suburbs.”

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Service dog placed with PTSD Veteran for Veteran’s Day

Posted by SusanStokes on November 11, 2013

I thought this was a nice Veteran’s Day story. To coincide with this Veteran’s Day in 2013, the Guardians of Rescue based in New York delivered a German Shepard to Marine Lance Corporal Ryan Rankins, a veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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This new line of treats for dogs, My Dog Ate It, really caught my attention. Why?  Not only do they give a donation to the Humane Society of Skagit Valley, Washington, for every bag sold, they promote it with laughter as the main ingredient. How can one go wrong?

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The FDA needs your help to solve the pet jerky treat mystery

Posted by SusanStokes on October 24, 2013

The FDA needs your help.  In their website update for consumers published October 22, 2013, they are asking anyone who has had a dog or cat that became ill after eating jerky pet treats to please contact them.

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Celebrating National Feral Cat Day

Posted by SusanStokes on October 16, 2013

Today, October 16, we are celebrating National Feral Cat Day 2013. Alley Cat Allies launched National Feral Cat Day® on their 10th anniversary in 2001 to raise awareness about feral cats, promote Trap-Neuter-Return, and recognize the millions of compassionate Americans who care for them.

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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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