Muffin’s Pet Connection: Week of August 23

August 23, 2013 Editorial Staff
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 BY JUDE LASSOW

WOOF WOOF:Oliver is an 18-month, purebred English Bulldog. Oliver is a very good boy who is crate-trained and house-trained. He is not neutered and our vet said it really was not necessary for his breed.

“Our pooch gets along very well with other animals and loves children; he is very passive and loving. Unfortunately, we do not have the time to give to Oliver that he deserves.”  Please call: Regina, 646-416-2652.

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RUFF RUFF: Hi, My name is Pork Chop and I am a buff-colored cocker spaniel.  I am basically a mush.  I am very sweet, neutered, up to date on my shots and love people.

“My dad moved into a condo alone; I have no yard and am alone seven days per week. I will miss my dad, but could use a nice family, maybe some kids to run with.

“I sleep in my crate and I am very obedient. I need a family or a senior companion to spend my time with.  Thank you for considering me for YOUR family pet.” Please call: Donna, 631-406-3684.

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AC&C SHELTER NEWS:  Dr. Howard Hollander, of the Bay Ridge Animal Hospital, 68th Street and Fifth Avenue in Bay Ridge, has been appointed by Mayor Bloomberg as the newest director of the Animal Care & Control kill shelter.

Hopefully, Dr. Hollander will harness a new approach that will decrease transmittable diseases at the AC&C shelters. Right now, they are heavily into kitten season and there is a dangerous upper respiratory spreading to cats.

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  HEY JUDE: ALERT your readers –The Humane Society of the United States says a KING bill could ERASE state laws protecting millions of animals, including banning dog meat sales, puppy mills, horse slaughter and more. Please call Senator Chuck Schumer, 202-224-6542 and ask to remove the KING provision from the farm bill.  For more info, go to http://bit.ly/KingProvision.

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DID U KNOW…macadamia nuts are one of the most potentially dangerous human foods for puppies to eat? If consumed in even small amounts, macadamia nuts can cause neurological symptoms like weakness, vomiting, walking “drunk,” tremors, lameness (especially in the rear legs) or even a complete (but temporary) inability to walk.


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