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2014-05-30 23:11:56

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is hosting a Doggie Fashion Show and adoption event this Saturday May 31st from 12pm-2pm at Neiman Marcus Last Call in Fairfax, VA to showcase the black dogs available for adoption. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Lucky Dog Animal Rescue will host a Doggie Fashion Show and adoption event this Saturday May 31st from 12pm-2pm at Neiman Marcus Last Call in Fairfax, VA. The event is the culmination of the month long promotion Back in Black sponsored by national...

2014-05-30 23:02:16

Pet overpopulation is a massive problem throughout the U.S. and the solution is a relatively easy one. Be The Solution, Inc. is working to spay-neuter 4,000 dogs and cats in the local Tallahassee area this year and Animal Support is helping to fund the low-cost voucher program for those pet services. (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Animal Support, an animal welfare charity co-founded by Dr. Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi, is helping Tallahassee’s Be The Solution, Inc. to educate the public about...

2014-05-29 20:21:49

Animal shelters compete for chance at $600,000 in prize grants for saving more animals NEW YORK, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is gearing up for Sunday's start of the 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge, where a total of $600,000 in prize grants is up for grabs to help shelters save more homeless cats and dogs. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060731/NYM024LOGO The 50 contestants will work to save...

2014-05-28 23:15:06

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is celebrating over 6,000 dogs saved in five years with a Backyard BBQ and Off Leash Dog Playtime. Washington DC (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 Tickets are now on sale for Lucky Dog Animal Rescue’s (LDAR) Fifth Anniversary party. This event will celebrate the work the rescue has done over the past five years - saving over 6,000 dogs who otherwise would have had no hope. The event will be held on Saturday June 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 8601 Falls Road, Potomac, MD. Dogs...

2014-05-27 23:09:52

Find out what Lucky Dog Animal Rescue finds so special about black dogs as we spotlight our fabulous black dogs this May. Join us for Back in Black 2014. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 Lucky Dog Animal Rescue promotes the adoption of black animals, a traditionally overlooked group, between May 1 and May 31, 2014, as part of the Back in Black promotion sponsored by national animal welfare leader Best Friends Animal Society®. Lucky Dog Animal Rescue joins more than 175 local...

2014-05-23 23:01:30

Pet dangers rise with temperatures as celebrations kick off the unofficial start of summer. New York (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 Memorial Day is considered by many the unofficial start of summer, and the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) reminds pet owners that, amidst the fun and games, pet health should be kept top of mind to help ensure a safe season for all. “Memorial Day is typically filled with travel, parties and fun under the sun,”...

2014-05-21 08:25:01

WSPA campaign protects dogs and safeguards communities from rabies TORONTO, May 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Thousands of people and millions of dogs die every year because of rabies, a 100% preventable disease. Fear of rabies causes the mass killing of dogs all over the world but an international project from the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), stops the killing and instead sets up dog vaccination clinics - protecting dogs from being killed and everyone from rabies....

2014-05-19 23:11:37

This new free app (available in Apple's AppStore for iOS devices) makes it easy for everyone to do the right thing. It makes it easy to find restaurants that care about animals and offer vegan, vegetarian or humanely-raised options. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 San Diego based nonprofit organization America For Animals announces the completion of an Indiegogo-Funded restaurant-locating app that will allow consumers to exclusively patron those restaurants that provide either...

2014-05-14 16:28:02

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report reveals the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is failing to verify the accuracy of label claims on meat and poultry products sold in the United States. Released by the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), Label Confusion: How "Humane" And "Sustainable" Claims On Meat Packages Deceive Consumers exposes the lack of any apparent verification of food label claims used on millions of meat packages, and calls on USDA to require...

2014-05-13 23:08:46

The demand for animal parasiticides has increased significantly owing to the growing awareness about zoonotic diseases; implementation of animal welfare acts in developed countries. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/animal-parasiticide-market-258895412.html (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 The “Animal Parasiticides Market by Product (Endoparasiticides, Ectoparasiticides, Endectocides, Oral Liquids, Tablets, Injectables, Sprays, Pour On, Spot On, Collars, Ear Tags), Animal (Dogs, Cats,...


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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
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