While most people think of direct physical abuse when they think of animal cruelty, the neglect of a pet's health can be just as cruel. Ray Ray, a 90-pound dog was so morbidly obese, he could barely walk. His obesity caused a number of health conditions.
With the highly contagious dog flu in South Carolina, some boarding facilities are beginning to ban dogs that have not been vaccinated. Veterinarian Marikay Campbell, of Port Royal Veterinary Hospital, describes on Wednesday the vaccination process and things dog owners can to to lessen the chances their pet will catch the flu.
Nora, a 10-month-old polar bear cub, rolls around in a kiddie pool filled with ice. Oregon Zoo keepers gave her the ice bath to help her adjust during her temporary, 30-day quarantine period. She will soon join another polar bear, Tasul, in the zoo's regular polar bear habitat.
Otto and Chomper are 2-month-old domestic shorthair kittens. They came to the shelter as strays with their siblings and are looking for their forever homes. They are typical playful kittens with plenty of energy and curiosity. But once they are tired, they are very cuddly and will start purring loudly when you pick them up. There are still a number of kittens looking for homes at the Idaho Humane Society – which is a bit unusual this late in the year. You can meet Otto (#33567988), Chomper (#33567994) and many other great kitties at the shelter, 4775 Dorman St. It is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week. You can learn more and see other adoptable pets at idahohumanesociety.org.
Jelly Bean is a 1-year-old, 8-pound spayed female Chihuahua-terrier mix. She is one of the Idaho Humane Society dogs that will be available for adoption at See Spot Walk Saturday at Julia Davis Park. Jelly Bean came to the Humane Society from an overcrowded shelter in California. She is a friendly girl who loves to cuddle and be held. She would be a great fit for a senior or a family without toddlers. She seems very treat-motivated, which will be a great way to teach her some obedience commands. You can meet Jelly Bean (#33473814) and other adoptable shelter dogs at See Spot Walk, which starts at 9 a.m. Saturday in Julia Davis Park. Go to seespotwalk.org for more information.
John Cena is a 5-year-old, 9-pound domestic shorthair with very handsome gray and white markings. He is a very attentive, curious boy who is always ready to explore his surroundings. He would love to spend time gazing out of the window or enjoying an enclosed outdoor space. He is also very playful. He will purr, knead his paws and roll around while you pet him or scratch behind his ears, but he wants attention on his own terms and doesn’t love to be held for too long. He was surrendered by his owner because he didn’t get along with other pets, so he would prefer to be the only animal in the home. You can meet John Cena (#33140601) in the Idaho Humane Society cattery, 4775 Dorman St. The shelter is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week. You can learn more and see other adoptable pets at idahohumanesociety.org.
Rambo is a 3-year-old, 9-pound white and brown Chihuahua mix. He is a sweet and silly boy who was surrendered to the Idaho Humane Society because his family was moving. Rambo is a curious, friendly little guy who is always ready to explore. He is very interested in other dogs and has enjoyed playgroups at the shelter. Although he loves people, we think he would prefer a home with children over the age of 8.
You can meet Rambo (#33214680) at the Idaho Humane Society, 4775 Dorman St. The shelter is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week. You can learn more and see other adoptable pets at idahohumanesociety.org.
Hundreds of eager pooches got the chance to dive into the Natatorium water on Wednesday on the final day before public pools closed for the summer in Boise. The annual See Spot Splash event is a partnership between Boise Parks and Recreation and the Idaho
Chunk is a 6-year-old, 71-pound neutered male black and white pit bull mix. He is a friendly, energetic boy who loves playing fetch more than anything – his enthusiasm is contagious! He knows how to sit and shake, and is very responsive to treats and praise. He walks well on a leash and enjoys heading out to go explore. He is an affectionate boy who loves his people. Chunk’s previous owners surrendered him to the shelter because they didn’t have enough room for him. He reportedly does very well with kids of all ages – however, it’s always important to supervise in new situations. He would probably prefer to be the only animal in the house, although he can get along with other dogs. You can find Chunk (#32254532) in kennel 312 at the Idaho Humane Society, 4775 Dorman St. The shelter is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week. You can learn more and see other adoptable pets at idahohumanesociety.org.
Olive is a 6-year-old, 70-pound spayed female boxer-Labrador retriever mix. She is a sweetheart who loves hanging out with people and would be more than ready to cuddle with you on the couch or bed. She is very responsive to food rewards and easily learned basic obedience through the Inmate Dog Alliance Project of Idaho program. Although she can have a bit of a stubborn streak, she engages well once she has bonded with you. Olive is a sensitive and shuts down if treated too harshly. She would do best with a calm, gentle owner who will provide clear expectations and lots of consistency. Before going into the IDAPI program, Olive had surgery to repair both of her knees, but has made a full recovery. She loves playing fetch and will benefit from regular exercise, but may get sore from more intense activity. She gets along well with other dogs, though she can be a bit bossy with them. She lived with cats and chickens in her foster home. She should do OK in a home with older, respectful children. You can find Olive (#14528040) in kennel 301 at the Idaho Humane Society, 4775 Dorman St. The shelter is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week.
Annabelle is a 2-year-old, 7-pound cat with a stunning black coat and golden eyes. She was surrendered by her previous owner through no fault of her own. She is a sweetheart and will start purring when you pick her up. She loves to hang out on your lap and enjoys neck scratches. She also has a playful side and would appreciate a supply of cat toys in her new home.
You can find Annabelle (#31963069) in kennel 13 at the Idaho Humane Society, 4775 Dorman St., Boise. The shelter is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week. You can lean more and see other adoptable pets at idahohumanesociety.org.
Vander is a 2-year-old neutered male tan and white Chihuahua. He's an adorable little guy with a great personality. He loves people and just wants to be a lap dog. He would enjoy hanging out next to you on the couch. He is also very playful and loves all kinds of toys. He's curious and would be a great walking buddy. He seems to get along well with other small dogs. You can meet Vander (#31892972) at the Idaho Humane Society's PetSmart Everyday Adoption Center at 130 N. Milwaukee St. It’s open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day except Sunday, when it closes at 5 p.m. You can see a number of other dogs, cats and rabbits available for adoption there as well. You can learn other pets available for adoption at the Idaho Humane Society at idahohumanesociety.org.