Friday, June 13, 2008
"Operation Roger... Truckers Pet Transport
It is a sad fact that each year, millions of healthy, adoptable animals are admitted to animal shelters or are taken in by animal rescue groups across the United States. Many of these animals are adopted into new homes, but many others are not so fortunate.
It is also a fact there are thousands of homes who would adopt many of these animals, but how do you get a dog in Alabama to a new home in New Hampshire? How do you transport a cat in California to it's forever home in Florida?
Many would dread a 500 mile or more drive, but for us, it's another day at the office-
We are Operation Roger... Truckers Pet Transport.
Operation Roger is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization comprised of regional and long-haul truckers who volunteer our time to share our love of animals with people who run animal shelters or animal rescue groups who are trying to save the lives of pets.
We can also help other pet owners by providing pet transportation in special circumstances such as family illness or loss of a loved one.
Many times, an adoption agency has a client in a far away location who is ready, willing and able to adopt a pet, but cannot figure out how to transport the animal to it's new home."
Thursday, June 12, 2008
"I've never really been one to push adoption onto anybody. However, I will plant the seed. I'll offer websites & my own personal experiences in hopes that this will help them decide w/adoption rather than through a petstore &/or breeder. But as with any situation there's not only one clear answer. Wherever you decide to adopt or buy your next animal the root of your decision should involve love. You're not only going to receive the love & loyalty from your pet but you're also going to have to put alot of work, time & love into your new relationship. Sometimes this plan isn't fully thought out & the animal doesn't "fit" the family lifestyle or in the case of Oscar he wasn't the right fit (size) for my two younger cousins."
"Many of the safety concerns we have for ourselves during the hottest months of the year also apply to our pets. Hot weather makes us all a little uncomfortable. But when it's hot for you, it is probably even hotter for your pet — especially if it has a dark coat, a short muzzle (brachycephalic breeds such as bulldogs and pugs), is in its elder years, or has a tendency to overexert itself. Dogs aren't as efficient at cooling down as we are, since they release most of their body heat through panting and the pads of their feet.
Decrease the risks of letting your pet enjoy the outdoors in summer with these tips:"
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
"Unfortunately most of us have experienced the trauma of a lost or stolen pet!
* Now you can get peace of mind by proactively enrolling your pets in our FREE PetALERTZ neighborhood watch program.
PetALERTZ uses the power of your community to recover lost pets!
* Within seconds of your pet being reported lost, other members in your neighborhood are notified via a PetALERTZ email.
Helping other pet owners is a good thing!
* If you agree to help me, and I agree to help you, we significantly increase the chances of reuniting lost pets quickly. Although voluntary, you will be surprised how involved members become when searching for a lost pet."
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
"To build on its recently announced Hilton Pet Friendly program Hilton Hotels has partnered with Pet Shelters Across America (PSAA), the nation’s leading animal sheltering organization dedicated to providing homes for animals in need. As the experts in providing warm hospitality to animals of all shapes and sizes, PSAA assisted Hilton in developing Pet Friendly, including providing tips for traveling with pets and information about vaccinations. Travel tips are available on www.hilton.com/pets.
“Pet Shelters Across America is the largest pet adoption and sheltering community in the United States, serving 130 million people coast to coast,” said Kathryn Wright Warnick, president – PSAA. “With Hilton’s support our shelters will be able to better care for millions of lost, abandoned and surrendered animals and will have additional resources at our disposal to educate and encourage children and adults on the humane treatment of animals and how to become responsible pet owners.”
Hilton will donate $500,000 over three years to support PSAA’s more than 70 member shelter locations across the U.S. In addition, various Hiltons around the country will donate sheets and towels to PSAA members addressing one of the most common needs of pet shelters."