I read this story the other day and had to post. Grammy award-winning musician and producer Randy Kohrs has come up with a very unique way to raise money for Agape Animal Rescue.
Seems Kohrs adopted a mixed breed rescue a while back named “Coulter”. The dog is a hit around the recording studio and everyone that comes in always asks “What kinda dog is that”. Kohrs decided to have the dog’s DNA tested to find out the results.
He then decided, why not make a contest out of it in order to raise money for the Agape Animal Rescue foundation. He has appropriately named it “Wutts the Mutt?” contest.
Participants donate $5 to guess the Top three breeds that make up the dog in question. The top three winners will be announced June 2, 2012 at the Station Inn Nashville, TN benefit jam for Agape Animal Rescue.
There will be lots of prizes so head over to www.slackkeystudio.com to make your best guess and raise money for a well worthy cause.
While the weather in Nashville this week calls for 90 plus degree temperatures, here’s some helpful tips from the ASPCA to keep your pets safe and happy during the summer months.
This information can help you care for your companion animal when the mercury rises.
- Overheating (heat prostration) can kill an animal. Never leave an animal alone in a vehicle, since even with the windows open, a parked car, truck or van can quickly become a furnace. Parking in shade offers little protection, as the sun shifts during the day.
- When traveling, carry a gallon thermos filled with fresh, cold water.
Don’t force your animal to exercise after a meal in hot,humid weather. Always exercise him or her in the cool of the early morning or evening.
- In extremely hot weather, don’t leave your dog standing on the street, and keep walks to a minimum. He is much closer to the hot asphalt and his body can heat up quickly. His paws can burn since they are not protected by shoes.
- Never take an animal to the beach unless you can provide a shaded spot and plenty of fresh water for her to drink. Rinse her off after she has been in salt water.
- Always provide plenty of shade for an animal staying outside the house. A properly constructed dog house serves best. Bring your dog or cat inside during the heat of the day and let her rest in a cool part of your house. Always provide plenty of cool, clean water for your animal.
- Please be sensitive to old and overweight animals in hot weather. Brachycephalic (snub-nosed) dogs (especially bulldogs, Pekingese, Boston terriers, Lhasa apsos and shih tzus) and those with heart or lung diseases should be kept indoors in air-conditioning as much as possible.
- Keep a current license and identification tag on your dog or cat and consider tattooing or microchipping as a means of permanent identification.
- Avoid walking your dog in areas that you suspect have been sprayed with insecticides or other chemicals, as poisonings increase during the summer.
As an avid horse lover and owner, I am appalled first and foremost by the fact that horse slaughtering, which was made illegal in the states, has now been made legal again and now there’s legislation in Tennessee to bring a horse slaughtering plant to the state.
Tennessee Republican Representative Andy Holt has proposed legislation that would bring horse slaughtering to the state of Tennessee. He is proposing this amendment on the pretense that it would create jobs in the state.
Democratic Representative’s want no part of this and Representative Janice Sontany has voiced her opinion and vowed to fight hard to stop this legislation.
Please call Representative Andy Holt at 615-741-7847 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org and voice your concerns over this senseless legislative bill.
read more …..Horse Processing Plant Legislation Causes Controversy – NewsChannel5.com | Nashville News, Weather & Sports.
“To make it easier on pet owners, each year the Metro Health Department teams up with veterinarians for a month of discounted rabies clinics. Each Saturday this month, people could take their pets to one of dozens of clinics and get the shot for just $10.00. The vets say it’s good for the pets, good for the family, and at times, it can even be fun.”
This is a fantastic way to insure that your pet is vaccinated and save money in the process. Don’t miss out. There’s only one weekend left in the month of March.
Below is a list of clinic’s for the last weekend of March 31st :
1. Hermitage Elementary School (3800 Plantation Dr 37076)
2. Baxter Alternative Learning Center (3515 Gallatin Rd 37216)
3. Neely’s Bend Elementary School (1300 Neely’s Bend Rd 37115)
4. Goodlettsville Middle School (300 South Main St 37072)
5. Charlotte Park Elementary School (480 Annex Ave 37209)
6. Julia Green Elementary School (3500 Hobbs Rd 37215)
7. Pennington Elementary School (2817 Donna Hill Dr 37214)
8. Hickman Elementary School (112 Stewarts Ferry Pk 37214)
9. Bellshire Elementary School (1128 Belle Grimes Ln 37207)
10. Metro Animal Care and Control (5125 Harding Place 37211
Pet Owners Take Advantage of Rabies Clinics – NewsChannel5.com | Nashville News, Weather & Sports.
“Traveling with pets is a big travel trend, and more and more hotels, travel providers and retailers are catering to furry creatures.
Now comes TheJetSetPets.com, billed as “the first and only one-stop resource for luxury pet travel expertise,” offering advice and the latest news regarding pets and luxe spots, plus space for pet owners to mingle.
The site was created by travel writer Kelly E. Carter, who has spent a decade globe-trotting in style with her beloved longhair Chihuahua, Lucy. Lucy has gotten a massage on the terrace of her casita at Esperanza Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and nibbled at a room-service delivery of chicken and carrots at The Beverly Hills Hotel. It, like a growing number of top-level lodgings, welcomes dogs with amenities that include their own beds. TheJetSetPets offers updates on hotels and travel providers that offer services and amenities for the four-legged crowd. Did you know the W hotel in the Westwood section of West L.A. has debuted a special restaurant menu for dogs?
It used to be “extremely rare to see anyone else on an airplane or at a hotel with their pet. Now it’s customary to see someone with their pet going through airport security or someone walking their dog through the lobby of a fancy hotel,” says Kelly, a former USA TODAY staff writer.”
To read more…..Luxury pet-travel site launches – USATODAY.com.