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How did black cats get a bad rap?

By ruthmacpete

  Halloween conjures up all kinds of scary images. From goblins, ghouls, witches, to ghosts, mummies and black cats? Black Cats! How did our beautiful and sleek feline friends ever end up being listed amongst

Common myths about shelter animals

By ruthmacpete

  August 16th is National Homeless Animal Day and a great time to remind everyone to consider adopting their next pet from a shelter. Unfortunately, some people are afraid to adopt from shelters because of

Why is it important to microchip my pet?

By ruthmacpete

  August 15th is National Check the Chip Day! A great time to remind everyone about the importance of microchips.  Losing your pet can be a traumatic and even tragic event. Conscientious pet owners protect

Pet of the Month- Nayla from SNORT Rescue

By ruthmacpete

Nayla is an adorable, seven-year-old Frenchie who can’t wait to find her perfect forever home and since everyone who meets her falls head over heals in love with her, it shouldn’t be difficult! This girl

Tips for making trips to the vet less stressful for your cat and you!

By ruthmacpete

  There are more cats in American homes than dogs, yet despite their popularity, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) reports that cats are brought to the veterinarian less often than dogs. Why is this

Protecting your pets from snakes-Part 2

By ruthmacpete

Part 2 (For Part 1 click here) Diagnosis There are currently no definitive tests to determine if an animal was bitten by a venomous snake or to measure how much venom was injected. Diagnosis is

Featured Pets-Willie & Mannie

By ruthmacpete

We rescued Willie and Mannie from the Humane Society of Broward County, a fantastic animal shelter in South Florida. We weren’t looking for cats, in fact after losing our last cat, I said I would

Protecting your pets from snakes Part 1

By ruthmacpete

Every year around 150,000 dogs and cats in the United States are bitten by venomous snakes. Most occur when it’s warm outside, so before you and your pets rush out to enjoy the warm weather,

Featured Pet – Oski

By ruthmacpete

It seems only fair that the first “Pet of the Month” would be my own dog Oski. The manner in which he entered our lives makes me believe that it was fate that brought us