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Bow Wow Bingo

By | May 24th, 2020|Categories: General|

Bay Village 'Bow Wow Bingo' kennel fundraiser postponed by Nancy Brown View Image Gallery Long-term care provided to two abandoned dogs drained kennel's budget In August of 2019, the Bay Village Police Department responded to an unsecured and abandoned home to encounter two very dehydrated and starving dogs. One of the dogs resembled a greyhound but it was in fact a young, male Bullmastiff. It stood in a secured cage, filled with urine and fecal matter. The other dog, a male Husky, was roaming inside the house, also filled with dog waste and debris. Neither one had access to food or water. A utility worker had arrived to disconnect utilities and when he saw the dogs, notified the police. A hero for the dogs! Officers immediately removed the neglected dogs from the environment and placed them in the Bay Village kennel. The animal control officer transported the dogs to Avon Lake Animal Clinic. It was determined they were both young, un-neutered males and malnourished. Vaccine history was unknown. Several trips to the clinic and overnight vet care would occur throughout the multiple month process. The dogs were slowly hydrated, under the supervision of veterinarians from Avon Lake Animal Clinic. Special diets, including homemade bland diets, were prepared and delivered by the Friends of the Bay Village Kennel. They also paid a mobile pet groomer to bathe both dogs since they were not current on vaccines. Medication, toys, [...]

Great read from Whole Dog Journal

By | May 24th, 2020|Categories: Pet Advice, Pet Safety Tips|

https://www.whole-dog-journal.com/uncategorized/helping-dogs-adjust-to-being-home-alone-again/ Helping Dogs Adjust to Being Home Alone Again

COVID-19 changes the way animal shelters operate

By | May 4th, 2020|Categories: Advocacy, Cleveland News, Friends of the Bay Village Kennel, General|

“Foster-cation” has become a new buzzword in the pet-rescue world (meaning foster vacation with lots of socialization) since COVID-19 became a household name. Animal shelters have had to change the way they do business out of necessity -- from adoptions and medical treatment, to getting creative with fundraising." When Gov. Mike DeWine’s stay-at-home order went into place in late March, humane societies issued public pleas to help empty the shelters. Most facilities had to cease activities because of the stay-at-home order and social distancing, working with skeleton crews to develop safe and smart ways to move dogs. And move dogs they did. According to Mindy Naticchioni, administrator of Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter (CCAS), nearly 60 dogs were placed into foster-cation. “Dogs are getting family time, exercise and great socialization, and possibly a forever home, Naticchioni said. CCAS ran out of crates due to the overwhelming public response, but not people wanting to foster. In early April, CCAS was operating with minimal staff members overseeing duties such as daily routines, medical cases and owner returns. Friendship APL in Elyria was also operating with limited staff, allowing only two potential adopters in the building at a time. Some of the protective league’s [...]

CDC pet guidelines for Covid19

By | April 28th, 2020|Categories: Pet Advice, Pet Safety Tips|

coronavirus pandemic: CDC updates guidelines for pets By Emily Bamforth, cleveland.com Updated 1:56 PM; Today 1:05 PM A resident wearing a mask walks her dog on the streets of Beijing on Thursday, March 5, 2020.(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)AP CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Outdoor cats should be kept inside during the coronavirus pandemic, and dogs need to stay six feet apart, under new guidelines issued by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. Federal officials announced last week that two cats in New York were the first pets in the United States known to be infected with the coronavirus. The United States Department of Agriculture is now keeping a list of infected animals on its website. Both cats showed respiratory symptoms before testing. One cat’s owner had already tested positive for COVID-19. There is no recommendation to widely test animals at this point, and pets have no known role in spreading the virus to humans, according to a federal statement. Federal officials announced on April 5 that a tiger at the Bronx Zoo tested positive,as several big cats showed respiratory symptoms. SARS, the coronavirus that bears 80% similarity to the virus that causes COVID-19, infected cats in an experimental setting, but there [...]

Jackie’s Journey

By | April 23rd, 2020|Categories: General, Pet Advice|

http://westlakebayvillageobserver.com/read/2020/04/21/jackies-journey

Pets & Covid19 from the CDC Website

By | March 21st, 2020|Categories: General|

Key Points Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some cause illness in people and others cause illness in certain types of animals. Coronaviruses that infect animals can become able to infect people, but this is rare. We do not know the exact source of the current outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). We do not have evidence that companion animals, including pets, can spread COVID-19. We do not have evidence to suggest that imported animals or animal products imported pose a risk for spreading the 2019 novel coronavirus in the United States. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some coronaviruses cause cold-like illnesses in people, while others cause illness in certain types of animals, such as cattle, camels, and bats. Some coronaviruses, such as canine and feline coronaviruses, only infect animals and do not infect humans. Risk to people The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) play distinct but complementary roles in regulating the importation of live animals and animal products into the United States. CDC regulates animals and animal products that pose a threat to human health; USDA regulates animals and animal products that [...]

Tips For Missing Pets

By | March 21st, 2020|Categories: General|

http://www.westlakebayvillageobserver.com/read/2020/03/17/tips-for-when-your-pet-is-missing Tips for when your pet is missing by Nancy Brown Crazy things can happen to make a domesticated pet seize the moment to leave the security of a fenced yard, electronic containment or home. Here are some safety tips to help ensure that does not happen, but what to do if it occurs. If you use traditional fencing, secure your gate with a lock, signage and check your fencing on a regular basis for low/high spots and weak boards. If your dog is a fence jumper or scaler consider safe tethering away from the fence as to not cause harm to the dog, or set up an electronic containment within your fenced area. Check on a regular basis for breaks in the electronic fence lines and replace the collar batteries as directed. Use their brand battery not some inexpensive one as they tend to be ineffective or have a short cycle. Have house rules for guests, children and service contractors when in your home. Crates, gates and confinement might be a must for the safety of all, including felines. Or a day at the pet spa could be planned. When a pet goes missing the following steps are helpful [...]

Beagle Freedom Project

By | March 21st, 2020|Categories: Advocacy|

https://www.facebook.com/198519903507504/posts/4154893674536754?substory_index=0&sfns=mo

Coyotes

By | March 3rd, 2020|Categories: Pet Safety Tips|

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1950496001645637/permalink/3337539812941242?sfns=mo    

Winter Pet Protection Tips

By | March 2nd, 2020|Categories: Pet Advice, Pet Safety Tips|

http://www.westlakebayvillageobserver.com/read/2020/02/04/winter-pet-protection-tips Winter pet protection tips by Nancy Brown Here are tips to consider to keep both you and your pets safe and comfortable this winter: Check the hood of your car. Felines often sleep in wheel wells for warmth. If your cat is an outdoor community cat, offer shelter. Amazon has heated cat houses or you can provide them with a dry, draft-free shelter that the cat can move around in freely, stuffed with straw and raised a few inches off the ground. Provide extra food and water. Pets, like humans, deplete energy in keeping warm. Check bowls often for freezing. If you walk your dog make sure both of you have reflective material on. Obey the leash laws. Keep your dog on a leash that is made for his size and strength. Cloth and leather leashes are a safer choice versus a retractable. Understand the wind chill: it impacts humans and pets alike. Bundle them up too. Go for shorter walks, leave them at home and not in the car, and know that pets are prone to hypothermia and frostbite just like you! Watch for chemicals used to melt ice. Use a damp towel to gently wipe paws before [...]