Monday, July 21, 2014

2014 International Assistance Dog Week



International Assistance Dog Week was created to recognize all the devoted, hardworking assistance dogs helping individuals mitigate their disability related limitations.  In addition to honoring assistance dogs during their special week, one of the goals is to raise awareness about these very special and highly trained animals. This year International Assistance Dog Week is August 3-9.

Assistance Dogs transform the lives of their human partners with debilitating physical and mental disabilities by serving as their devoted companion, helper, aide, best friend and close member of their family. Assistance dogs include Guide Dogs, Service Dogs, Hearing Alert Dogs, Seizure Alert/Response Dogs and Medical Alert/Response Dogs.

International Assistance Dog Week was established due to the efforts of Marcie Davis, a paraplegic for over 35 years and CEO of Davis Innovations, a consulting firm based in Santa Fe, NM. Davis is the author of Working Like Dogs: The Service Dog Guidebook, a resource book that captures personal stories, checklists and practical tips to provide the reader with an A-Z guide about service dogs and she is the host of the Internet radio program, Working Like Dogs, at www.petliferadio.com. As a member of a service dog team, she founded Working Like Dogs to honor assistance dogs around the world.

More information about International Assistance Dog week can be found at www.assistancedogweek.org.


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Keep Pets Calm During Fireworks

This is the time of year when it is really important to protect your pets - thunder storms, fireworks, etc.  Check out this article by the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando for some holiday safety tips for your pets.  


Keep Pets Calm During Fireworks : Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Florida Bar Animal Law Committee - June E Newsletter now available!

The June issue of The Florida Bar Animal Law Committee E Newsletter is now available for viewing.  Please share. 

Featured Topics:
1.  The U.S. First Circuit Holds that Animal Rights Activists Have No Standing to Challenge the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act
2. Florida Communities Take Steps to Become “Bear-wise”
3.  Libertarian Law Group Seeks to Remove Manatees from Endangered Species List
4. Florida Attorney Charged with Animal Cruelty
5. Illinois Rolls Over on Social Media Ticketing
6.  Dog Fighting Ring Busted
7. Animals Reportedly Found Living in Unsanitary Conditions at Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary
8.  Pollution of Indian River Lagoon Sparks Potential Lawsuit
9. Life after Fallout




Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Hill's Science Diet Dog Food Recall

June 2, 2014 – Hill’s Pet Nutrition of Topeka, KS has announced
it is voluntarily recalling 62 bags of Science Diet Adult Small and Toy
Breed dry dog food as they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.



Read more here...



Hill's Science Diet Dog Food Recall