Posts Tagged ‘animal welfare expert’

Face Value...

Face Value...

Posted by Pia

Some new research reveals how faulty it can be to take things at face value….especially when it’s a real live face that’s being valued or de-valued…
Have a look at the photos used in Dr. Levy’s breed study and see how much appearance and breed make-up can actually differ- I found it very interesting!
I’ll have more …

16 Months and One Microchip Later,  One Lucky Family is Reunited!

16 Months and One Microchip Later, One Lucky Family is Reunited!

Posted by Pia

This family’s happy tale truly underscores the importance of tagging and micro-chipping our fur kids!
From Ed Boks and Stacey Hawthorne at Arizona’s Yavapai Humane Society:
How Meko made it Home for the Holidays
In July 2012, seven year-old Mady lost her best fur friend, Meko, when he was stolen during a family vacation in Parker, …

Back To School...

Back To School...

Posted by Pia

The 3 words that officially close out the summer months are “Back… To… School.” The free time and leisurely pace are replaced with a frenzied mixture of excitement, anxiety, and anticipation, for kids and adults alike. But what about Mittens and Fido?
Showing a child how important it is to take a …

Fido and Fireworks...

Fido and Fireworks...

Posted by Pia

You’ve heard me say it before… but this is a reminder worth repeating, and passing on to fellow animal lovers…
While July 4th is about the INdependence or our country, we must not forget that our fur kids are especially vulnerable and DEpendent on us humans to keep them safe during patriotic celebrations!
All I have …

Frances Part IV, By Minnow

Frances Part IV, By Minnow

Posted by Pia

Hola waggers! I finally found a way to pirate into my mom’s DW account! Mom (Dr. Pia) has been writing an awful lot about this Frances lately…so I figured I’d say hi since I’m sure you’re all wondering how I’m doing… First though I’ll at least bring you up to speed on Frances…
Anyhooo….that’s my …

Frances of Pleasantville- Part II

Frances of Pleasantville- Part II

Posted by Pia

Last week Minnow and I introduced you to our new friend, Frances the orphaned squirrel. Well- as promised- an update on the latest with Frances’s progress…
A huge thanks – from both Frances and myself- to Maggie Ciarcia-Belloni, a licensed (state, federal and USDA) wildlife rehabber for 17 years!
Maggie not only helpa squirrels like …

Frances of Pleasantville - Squirrel Rescue Part I

Frances of Pleasantville - Squirrel Rescue Part I

Posted by Pia

You may have heard of Francis of Assisi…. Well now I’d like to introduce you to, Frances of Pleasantville! Just the other night, Minnow and the rest of us got to host an unexpected guest for the night!
After a good night’s sleep, Frances seemed refreshed and ready for her next adventure. As I prepared …

Kiss it Forward...

Kiss it Forward...

Posted by Pia

How better to celebrate St. Valentine’s day than to help loyal souls just waiting to find love in shelters across America at this very moment?
So, hurry up and pucker up!
It’s super simple…just kiss, snap, and share!
Go ahead…. Kiss and tell… and get others to join the fun!
For every photo uploaded, $2.00 is …

Lord Byron...

Lord Byron...

Posted by Pia

In loving memory of Byron.
My dear friend Bess is grieving the recent passing of her beloved Byron. Byron lived a long happy life, showered with all the love and care that our loyal fur-kids truly deserve.
Bess and Rob,
I hope you find some comfort knowing you were as wonderful parents as a pooch …

Found Love Part II

Found Love Part II

Posted by Pia

As promised, another collection of fabulous photos to round out our previous gallery of heartwarming adopted fur-family snaps… Grab a ‘happy tears’ tissue and spread the word on how rewarding it is to adopt your new best friend…
In kinship,
Dr. Pia Salk
Once again, we have enjoyed participating Petside’s yearly blog event! It’s been an honor …