Friday, July 27, 2012

Great News - Finally a Test to Detect Canine Cancer!

Blood Test For Canine Cancer

This is wonderful news from the National Canine Cancer Foundation:  It is with great pleasure that the National Canine Cancer Foundation can present to all dog owners who suspect or want to confirm cancer in their dogs, a simple blood test that will detect cancer in dogs.
We all know one of the keys to saving lives and beating cancer in our sweet pups is to find it early enough and thanks to Veterinary Diagnostics Institute (VDI), every dog owner has access to a very simple blood test that will accurately detect cancer in dogs. The blood test is called VDI TKcanine+. Read more about it here.
It was with small donations from dog owners just like you and me that this diagnostic test is now available. Let's continue to give as we can so they can find new medicines to treat these cancers. I don't get a big allowance but I do give automatic deductions to the NCCF each month of $5. A friend of mine does the same thing giving $2 through automatic deductions. Let's wipe Canine Cancer OUT! This former Mutt loves each of you!     
(((((((((hugs))))))))) Reba
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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Bloggers Unite for Dog Rescue

July 23rd is a BIG day for us rescue dogs.  Bloggers are uniting to promote dog rescue, dog fostering and to stop the abuse of animals.

Shocking as this statistic is, per the HSUS, “Nationwide, only about 20 percent of dogs in homes come from shelters—the rest come from other sources. It would only take a relatively small increase in the adoption rate along with a modest reduction in the birth rate to go a long way toward solving the problem of euthanizing healthy and treatable dogs in many communities.”

We all have the ability to make a difference in the world by taking action. Bloggers Unite for Dog Rescue participants have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of dogs in need.

If you blog or micro-blog (facebook, twitter) please join us to help promote this special day of July 23rd. Here is how you can find out how you can pawticipate just like I am doing now.

Love to all,
Reba Messina
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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

URGENT: Only Days Left to Change Loophole Puppy Mill Owners Found! - July 16th

Because of a loophole in the Animal Welfare Act, puppy mills that sell puppies exclusively online can operate without any federal regulation or oversight. That means they can treat their dogs as poorly as they wish—federal animal welfare laws don't apply to them!

This is unacceptable to me and I know it is to you as well. Something has to be done and WE are the only ones to help the ASPCA snap a kink in the butts of these breeders.

The online sellers have been able to escape regulation by selling their pets sight unseen over the Internet and via phone- and mail-based businesses. Oh the pups look cute, clean and happy but visits to these facilities show a whole different story. Here is more information about next steps. Through this link you can write to the USDA and make them aware of your concerns. We've got to plug every hole these puppy mill criminals can slink through!

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