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Senator Diane Allen announces legislation and photo contest to save animals

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Written by Emily Lingo Friday, August 29, 2014 11:35 am

Senator Diane Allen announces legislation and photo contest to save animals Senator Diane Allen announces legislation and photo contest to save animals Senator Diane Allen along with Senators Jennifer Beck, Joe Kyrillos, Anthony Bucco, Robert Singer, Dawn Addiego, Joe Pennacchio, Steven Oroho and Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean Jr., have announced a legislation and photo contest to save animals in need of a home.

In an effort to encourage more residents to consider adopting a sheltered or rescued animal, Senator Allen and her colleagues are sponsoring legislation to recognize the month of September each year as “New Jersey Adopt a Shelter Pet Month.”

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Upcoming events for children and therapy dogs

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Written by Emily Lingo Friday, August 29, 2014 10:55 am

Upcoming events for children and therapy dogs Upcoming events for children and therapy dogs Paws to Read

The Egg Harbor City Branch of the Atlantic County Library system, 134 Philadelphia Ave., welcomes children 18 months to 14 years and of all reading levels to Paws to Read with Zoe, a registered therapy dog, at 11 a.m. on Saturdays, Sept. 6 and 20, Oct. 4 and 18, and Nov. 1. Registration is requested. Call 609-804-1063 for information.

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Pet Peeves: Don’t let your pooch mooch

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Written by JACK RANOIA Thursday, August 28, 2014 02:15 pm

Pet Peeves: Don’t let your pooch mooch Pet Peeves: Don’t let your pooch mooch I have been a beggar all of my life.

Why do I beg?

In the course of history of humankind’s relationship with us canines, we dogs have come to look at humans as being able to provide us with food. Since dogs are also pack animals with a social hierarchy, the treatment of food by the pack is important to us. In the dog pack, the top dog (me) will eat first. Dogs with lower status (Honey Blue) do not take food before the leader because this is seen as a direct challenge to our authority.

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Adopt a pet: Toby

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 27, 2014 03:07 pm

Toby Toby

Time for Toby

Toby is a 7-year-old male shepherd/whippet mix. He was living happily with an older man who had a stroke and had to go into a nursing home where he will stay. Toby was relinquished by the man's family who was unable to keep him. He is a good boy, but a little timid at first. Please consider him for your family. Toby is spayed/neutered and up to date with routine shots.

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Homemade pet treats for National Dog Day

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Written by Emily Lingo Tuesday, August 26, 2014 10:34 am

National Dog Day National Dog Day Everyone, including your pet, should have a day all about them. To celebrate National Dog Day, here are some dog treat recipes that are sure to make your dog’s tail wag.

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Pet Peeves: Read my lips

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Written by JACK RANOIA Monday, August 25, 2014 03:00 pm

Pet Peeves: Read my lips Pet Peeves: Read my lips “If you smile when you are alone, then you really mean it.”

– Andy Rooney

 

Dogs do smile. I smile because I am an expressive guy, but all of us canines know how to communicate.

For example, when my human pulls up in front of the house where I live, I bark because I know the sound of her car and I am happy she is home. When I hear the keys jingling outside the locked door, I bark again in anticipation of my best friend’s arrival. When she finally comes walking through the door, I wiggle and shake with excitement, overjoyed to see her.

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Best and worst cities for pets

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 25, 2014 02:56 pm

Best and worst cities for pets Best and worst cities for pets WalletHub ranked the 100 largest cities in the United States based on their pet friendliness. Using 14 essential metrics to study different areas, including ownership and maintenance costs, health care and outdoor spaces in each city, they were able to prepare the following information for current and future animal owners.

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Paw's Corner: Keep pet emergency numbers handy

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Written by Sam Mazzotta Monday, August 25, 2014 10:16 am

Paw's Corner: Keep pet emergency numbers handy Paw's Corner: Keep pet emergency numbers handy Q: I wanted to pass along a suggestion to your readers. Last summer we moved to a new city. The day after we moved in, our cat Lace became critically ill in the middle of the night. With no Internet connection set up, my wife used her slow, older smartphone to look up a 24-hour emergency clinic.

We found one that was a 30-minute drive away. Lace got there in time and has recovered pretty well, but it haunts me that it took us nearly 20 minutes to look up the location of that clinic.

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Missing cat in Stone Harbor

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 22, 2014 03:38 pm

Miss cat in Stone Harbor Miss cat in Stone Harbor Sabenya slipped his harness on 80th street on Aug. 15. A notable feature is his silver color with black stripes and swirls. He is in need of his medication.

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Pet Peeves: Let me be the judge of that

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Written by JACK RANOIA Friday, August 22, 2014 09:34 am

Pet Peeves: Let me be the judge of that Pet Peeves: Let me be the judge of that Years ago, my human unexpectedly brought home someone who wasn’t very fond of me. I had always thought that everyone liked me.

For the record, in this case the feeling was mutual.

Typically, I am a dog who is comfortable in his own fur. Meeting people is nothing new to me; in fact, I am usually more eager to meet people than my human.

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Missing white Pit Bull from Toms River

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Written by Emily Lingo Thursday, August 21, 2014 09:26 am

Missing white Pit Bull from Toms River Missing white Pit Bull from Toms River Jeter is missing from his home in Toms River. He was last seen on July 28 at the corner of South St. and Holly Village Lane. Jeter is a young, white Pit Bull with blue eyes and a brown spot on his back.

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Adopt a Pet: Jill

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Written by Emily Lingo Wednesday, August 20, 2014 02:55 pm

Adopt Jill Adopt Jill Jill wonders why all of her pups have found homes and she is still waiting to be adopted.

She has been spayed and up to date on her shots.

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