Archive for the 'Advice & Opinion ' Category

El Paso Municipal Code: Title 7 Proposed Changes (Pet Limit)

El Paso Municipal Code: Title 7 Proposed Changes (Pet Limit)

El Paso strongly is opposed to this proposed change and we have created our position with an alternative proposal in our petition. If you agree with our position we ask you as a member of our community to join us by...

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Ways to help Animal Services shelter animals

Ways to help Animal Services shelter animals

Suggestions for ways to help the animals in Animal Services (check for update versions). Related Online Document: Suggestions for ways to help the animals in Animal Services (check for update versions) The city Animal Services Shelter will have a Rescue Partner...

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How To Not Rescue Animals

How To Not Rescue Animals

The dogs and cats at Animal Services may be put to sleep after three days is they have no microchip or tags. After six days if they do have ID. Unless they are adopted or reclaimed by their owner. Sadly...

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Proper Training Methods: How to prevent a bite attack

Proper Training Methods: How to prevent a bite attack

It’s great to see some real science based methods being discussed on a news channel. Often times the media will get sound bytes from people unqualified to make statements about dogs for the sake of getting more viewers and sensationalizing...

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Service Dogs, Therapy Dogs & Emotional Support Animals

Service Dogs, Therapy Dogs & Emotional Support Animals

I recently saw a “Service dog” at an event that did not appear to be a service dog. It wore a Service Dog vest, but when I asked what the dog was trained to do (acceptable by ADA law), the...

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Community Affairs Interview with Lorraine Austin The Fox 92.3 FM

Community Affairs Interview with Lorraine Austin The Fox 92.3 FM

It was a pleasure to be able to discuss common pet related issues and promote our different classes with Lorraine Austin this morning. Please share this interview on your facebook page, email, and any other way you can. We will...

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Have you lost your dog?

A lot of times we see rescue animals being said to be “abused”, “neglected”, or “dumped”. While these things do happen from time to time we also have to be reasonable and honest with ourselves. We can’t assume that every...

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“Otero Dog Blog” – One person’s account of a dire situation

“Otero Dog Blog” – One person’s account of a dire situation

Taking in a dog, removing it from a less than optimal situation, can sometimes suggest that the dog itself may be in a less than optimal condition at the time. Yesterday, my husband and I took in one such dog....

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Top Pet Toxins of 2012

Top Pet Toxins of 2012

In 2012, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) in Urbana, Illinois, handled more than 180,000 cases of pets exposed to possibly poisonous substances. For the fifth year in a row, prescription meds for humans top the toxins list.  ...

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Allergies to Your Pet

Allergies to Your Pet

Many allergies attributed to pets are not from pets at all but are from other allergens like dust or pollen. Be sure an allergy is pet-related before re-homing your pet! This may mean having an allergy test done and having...

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