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Pets and Estate Planning: With or without you, your dog is a lifetime commitment

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(originally posted on 9/9/13) How to ensure your pet has a good life if you die first Seattle and the entire Puget Sound region are among the most pet-friendly areas in the U.S., and we take our commitment to guardianship seriously. We cherish our pets, consider them family. We worry about whether our pets are getting the right foods, the safest toys, the best training and exercise, about whether they are properly socialized, going to the best veterinarians, etc. If you’ve ever loved, or are currently in love with a pet, you know the joy of sharing your life with an animal far Continue Reading

Seattle Animal Shelter investigation leads to shutdown of dog fighting operation

Officers confiscated this tread mill. Dog fighters use them to get dogs in condition to fight. Photo from Seattle Police Blotter.

This week multiple media outlets reported that an investigation initiated by Seattle Animal Shelter Humane's Animal Law Enforcement Officers led to the arrest of Tammy Nguyen and her boyfriend, Erich Daulo for allegedly running a dog fighting operation in South Seattle.  According to the Seattle Police Department Blotter, the case began when the Seattle Animal Shelter investigated "neighbors’ complaints of dogs tied up and barking" at a South Seattle residence. A second complaint "led to one of the dogs being recovered by a City of Seattle’s Humane Animal Law Enforcement Officer who noticed Continue Reading

Seattle area weekend dog events – Friday, July 31 – Sunday, August 2

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FRIDAY, JULY 31 Pierce County Spay Station – Puyallup July 31 Haggen’s – Puyallup, 11012 Canyon Rd. E. Puyallup, WA 98373 Kitsap Humane Society Adoption Event July 31 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Petsmart – Silverdale, 9588 Ridgetop Blvd. NW Silverdale, WA 98383 Seattle Humane Society MaxMobile Adoption Event July 31 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Petco Unleashed – Juanita, 10042 NE 137th St. Kirkland, WA 98034 Friday Evening at Magnuson – Seattle Small Dog Meetup July 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Magnuson Off-Leash Dog Park, 7400 Sand Point Way NE Seattle, WA 98115 Summer Sounds & Cinema Continue Reading

Can you give Pearl a home?

Pearl. Photo from Joint Animal Services.

A volunteer wrote, "Pearl is a 10 year old pit bull mix who came in as a stray In March. She's super sweet and loves to be near you. She looks pretty sad and aloof in her cage, but once you pull out the ball or treats, she her face lights up and she's entirely focused on you. She loves to play fetch, and never wants to stop. She also loves to do tricks; she knows 'sit,' 'shake,' and she's learning (or remembering) 'down' and 'stand.' I found out that she also knows 'touch,' but she gets it confused with the hand signal for 'shake.' Even though I only visit her once or twice a week, she's Continue Reading

Moses Lake Professional Pharmacy Issues Voluntary Recall of Unexpired Sterile Human and Veterinary Compounded Drugs

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(If your pet was given any of these drugs by your vet please check with him/her to see if it was on the recall list at the end of this post._ Moses Lake Professional Pharmacy in Moses Lake, WA announced today it is voluntarily recalling human and veterinary sterile compounded drugs which are unexpired to the consumer level due to lack of sterility assurance. The company has not received any reports of product contamination or adverse events to date, and is issuing this voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution following a recent inspection which identified an issue with sterility Continue Reading