Pet Pardons is a Facebook App

Pet Pardons is a Facebook App to help find someone who will Pardon a Pet from death row, or a Rescue, by adopting him or her and giving them a forever home.

http://www.petpardons.com/

With the help of a new Facebook application called Pet Pardon, Erin was connected to people in other states who know of animals on ‘death row’. Volunteers connect online and work together to foster animals so they’re not euthanized in crowded shelters. “It’s probably saved over 2,000 animals at this point, just by showing their pictures and getting it out there,” said Erin.

The executive director of the Cleveland Animal Protective League isn’t against Facebook pet rescues, but her facility has plenty of animals in need of a home. “Anything that people are doing to help animals, to help find more homes, absolutely applaud that,” said Sharon Harvey.

The APL is so over-populated right now, they’re letting people name their own adult cat adoption fee for the next few weeks. “We, right now, have more than 300 cats waiting for adoption, just right here at the APL, our population almost doubled in the last month,” said Harvey.

The APL lists their animals online, but pet lovers have plenty of other options, including www.fox8.com where you can visit the ‘Pet Place’ and even list your lost cat or dog. For Erin Brady, it’s personal. “It’s just such a great way to save so many lives and it is, it’s starting, but it needs to get bigger.”

Erin is hoping to find a home for the kittens and if you’re interested, you can contact her directly at ebrady07@msn.com. Also, additional information on the Cleveland APL can be found at www.ClevelandAPL.org. The APL cat adoption incentive program continues until July 3rd…

Hot Dogs.

Our local weather is unseasonably hot for this time of year, mid ninety’s with heat index over 100 degrees . The local radio station has been broadcasting heat warnings for us along with helpful hints for taking care of our pets.  When inside air conditioning isn’t an option for our pets, please provide shade and fresh water, at least two times daily. Talking to one of our animal control officers, pet owners must be listening to the radio. Folks a re putting up kennel covers, not just the manufactured ones, but using any material to provide some shade, including cardboard, bed sheets , wooden fence boards, cut off tree branches to car hoods and providing water using buckets to hard plastic child’s wading pools.

 

What will you do?

What will you do to protect your pet from skin cancer in preparation for the long, hot summer ahead?  Sun protection is just as important for pets as it is for humans. Veterinarians agree that you do not need to smear sunscreen all over your dog, just protect certain key spots.

Hairless breeds or a dog that has been shaven runs a greater risk of being burned and ultimately developing sun-induced tumors. However, even hairy dogs who like to doze in the sunshine while lying on their backs risk burning and tumors to those exposed spots between the hind legs, and on most breeds, it is unprotected by hair.

Be sure to provide ample shade for pets, especially between 10 am and 2 pm, and don’t let hardcore sunbathing pets over bake themselves out there. Without proper shade or sun protection, heat-seeking, summer-loving pets could surely have fry themselves to a crisp!

Beware: Many popular brands of sunscreen contain harmful chemicals
it is important to use a product made with natural ingredients. There are plenty of creams or balms for pets out there or use any natural sunscreen for kids with an SPF of 15 or higher.

A dog’s nose and snout are prone to sun-induced tumors; pale-nosed dogs and those with pink or pink-spotted snouts, there is a balm to prevent and soothe doggie sunburn. If your dog does sustain sunburn, give him or her soothing, healing bath in cool water.

Better yet Prevention, Prevention, Prevention!