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Thank you to all the Animal Print readers that voted Ocean State Veterinary Specialists as Best 24-hour Emergency Veterinary Hospital in the Rhode Island/Southeastern MA area for the 8th year. We truly appreciate your confidence! OCEAN STATE VETERINARY SPECIALISTS (OSVS) provides specialized and emergency care for your pets. OSVS is available 24 hours-a-day, including weekends and holidays for emergency and critical care cases. The hospital treats dogs, cats, pocket pets, exotics and birds. Our referral services include internal medicine, surgery, avian/exotics, ophthalmology, radiology, oncology, neurology, and emergency/critical care. OSVS is fully equipped with the latest advances in veterinary technology including endoscopy, ultrasound, transfusion medicine, CT scans, and MRI.

OSVS considers its staff to be an extension of your family veterinary practice and part of your pet’s health care team. Emergency services are provided by experienced clinicians when referring veterinarians are not available. Referring veterinarians send patients with involved medical or surgical diseases to OSVS for consultation, advanced diagnostics and treatment by boardcertified specialists. The combination of specialists, highly-trained staff doctors and technicians, and a state-of-the-art facility provide the finest medical care available. OSVS also has a sister hospital in Swansea, Mass.

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ver since I can remember, fall has been my favorite time of year. Not just because of the drop in temperature (however I do love these sunny 70 degree days) but because of more intangible things such as the inevitable change and the anticipation of the holidays... especially Halloween. This time of year is usually packed full of great events to enjoy with your dog and this year is no exception.

In this issue you will find a special section highlighting where to get your Halloween fix with you pup by your side. This section includes costume contests, parades, pumpkin carving and more. I’m particularly excited about Dogtoberfest at Whole Foods University Heights on October 5th where you can enter the costume contest that will be judged by facebook friends...did I mention that 1st prize is a $100 gift certificate to Whole Foods! See page 26 for details. I’m also excited to welcome Lacey to this months cover. Her family entered last years cover contest for Harvey’s (R.I.P) fundraiser and was selected as the winner. Looking through the entries, I was again reminded of how amazing both friends and complete strangers were, who offered support during Harvey’s fight with cancer. I cannot express how much I will always appreciate your kindness. Please enjoy the new issue and have a wonderful and safe fall season. Stephanie Georgia editor/publisher

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LITTLE BITES 6

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“Saving one dog will not change the world but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.” - Karen Davison

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A widely accepted myth about our canine companions has been put in the doghouse by a team of Russian scientists. A common misconception about dogs is that they are able to see only in monochrome. But Russian scientists have now proven that dogs can in fact view a limited range of colors, reports the Daily Mail, using the shades to distinguish between different objects as well to pick specific items out of a lineup. The team of researchers from the Laboratory of Sensory Processing at the Russian Academy of Sciences first tested the vision of eight dogs of differing sizes and breeds. The test was then expanded last year to the University of Washington in Seattle, where scientist Jay Neitz coordinated tests that determined if dogs are able to see in color or not. Neitz is a professor of ophthalmology as well as a color vision researcher who has completed several informative studies on how color vision works. Neitz found that compared to the three “cones” present in the human eye -- they allow the identification of red, blue, green and yellow light -- dogs only have two. Thus, dogs can detect blue and yellow light but are unable to see red and green.

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Tails To Teach The New Face of Humane Education

Written by Katenna Jones Photos courtesy of Tails To Teach.

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hen you hear the term “humane education” you may either have no idea what it means or picture someone at the front of a classroom with an animal, talking about ecosystems or conservation. If you picture the latter, you’d be correct. Or…at least that’s what humane education used to be. Today’s programs are evolving into much, much more. Take Tails to Teach. TTT is a local program that is at the forefront of the modern humane education movement, and whether you have kids or not, this is a program you need to know about.

“Grace”

Tails to Teach is a not for profit Rhode Island organization with a mission to provide humane education and animal assisted education to underserved urban schools. TTT relies soley on donations and grant funding. Founder and Executive Director Laura Carlson and her two dogs – Grace and Couscous – visit the most underserved schools in Providence where they work with directly with elementary students, each of whom receive a series of four lessons. Sounds cute, right? Having a nice lady and two adorable dogs visit to talk about pet stuff like grooming and


11 nutrition? Think again. As touchy feely as such topics sound - they are simply an irrelevant waste of precious time to the students Laura sees. These kids are happy to get one square meal in a day, so talking about high quality dog food is a skosh insensitive. For them, making it to high school is more of an immediate concern than buying cat toys. One of Laura’s fourth graders shared how he doesn’t like walking by the steps where he watched a man bleed to death on his way to school last year. These kids don’t need lessons on trimming pets’ nails. What they do need are the new school ideals of Tails to Teach. Each TTT student participates in four thought provoking, insightful lessons that are based in discussions with the students (not lectures at the students) that fit into the PBIS system – Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. This means they are part of a system aimed at proactive strategies to define, teach, and support appropriate student behaviors to create positive school environments. Think compassion, respect, confidence, and more. One of Laura’s lessons explains it all.

Each student hears the true story of a little dog found in a dumpster by a nice animal control officer. The dog was taken to a shelter and placed in a cage to keep her safe until a new home came along. But this little dog was very very aggressive. She tried to attack everyone, she wasn’t cute at all! She even had dried couscous in her hair, she smelled, and she hated everyone. At this point, the kids see a large image of a dog in a cage and they take turns placing labels on the dog. Words like ugly, mean, stupid, angry, unwanted, garbage, smelly, and so on are stuck to the image. They keep going until they run out of labels and inevitably someone notices that the dog can no longer be seen. The discussion then moves into sharing what sorts of labels (not at all unexpectedly similar labels) have been put on the kids themselves – by adults, by other kids, by themselves. They talk about how it feels or how it might hold them back. They talk about why those labels are made. How it feels to be called something – how it feels to call someone else something else. And one by one, they take the labels off the image of the Continued on page 12.

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little dog – free of labels. Now, the kids think the dog is cute, and sad, and they all want to adopt it. They ask if the dog made it. And Laura introduces them to her education dog Couscous. Imagine three more lessons like that and you have the gist. Laura has somehow managed to meld together the storytelling and interactivity that children crave, the education standards and systems that teachers have agreed to, with lessons of empathy, compassion, empowerment, humility, bravery, and so much more. And don’t forget about skills like reading, writing, math, public speaking, conversation (which we all know is a dying art among children), and so on.

little dog as they share how one might address each label. “Give her a bath and a haircut, she’s only ugly and smelly because she didn’t have a home!” Or “She’s mean because she’s scared – give her some time and tell her she’ll be ok.” They continue, until all that is left is a

When I asked Laura why she started Tails to Teach, she said she had seen too much in her more than twenty years on the other side of the equation. She saw the injured animals thrown from cars, kicked, and beaten during her years working at a vet clinic. When working for the RI State Vet’s office, Laura investigated situations like farm animals that didn’t receive proper care, or circus animals chained in stalls. In her time with shelters, she worked to help the unwanted,

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lost, and lonely pets that were once loved. As a Film & TV Representative (for American Humane’s prestigious “No Animals Were Harmed” designation), she speaks up when animal actors are struck for “not performing” or being put in unsafe, inappropriate situations in the name of entertainment. She felt like her whole life has been spent responding to what happens after the human has grown up to become hardened and ignorant to suffering. She had just seen too much. Too much ignorance, too much

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indifference, too much suffering. As someone who has spent over a decade in animal welfare, I get it. As animal lovers, I’m sure you get it too. I can’t even listen to Sarah McLachlan anymore without picturing a pathetic dog quivering on my TV. It’s overwhelming. Paralyzing even. I think of the animal welfare situation like a gaping wound. We do our best to hold it together with a bandage, but eventually it soaks through. There’s just not enough bandages in the world for some wounds. The issue just keeps coming and coming. The problem is just too big. What we really need to do is get in there, find the source of the problem, and sew the sucker up. And that is precisely what Laura is doing – working to

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stem the tide before it begins. Reach the kids before they grow up. Teach them skills of compassion, patience, understanding, respect, and so on before they own animals, before they get into relationships, before all the bad stuff. Ignorance is a disease that, among adults, is incredibly difficult to cure. Among children, programs like Tails to Teach can be an incredible vaccine against it. To donate on behalf of a needy child, or gift to a teacher in your life or to learn more about Tails to Teach visit www.TailsToTeach.org To learn more about PIBS: www.pbis.org www.ric.edu/sherlockcenter/RIPBIS To learn more about Humane Education www.aphe.org

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USDA To Regulate Online Breeders If you’ve purchased a dog from a pet store, online retailer or breeder who didn’t give you a tour of a clean and humane facility, there’s a good chance your pup started out life in deplorable conditions, and that his mom and dad are still living there. Recently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture took another step to stop facilities like this from the rampant mistreatment of its breeding animals by issuing regulations that will force dog owners who breed more than four female dogs and sell puppies online to apply for federal licenses, holding them to the same standard as large-scale wholesale breeders. The regulations are in response to a series of inspections by the USDA of breeding facilities in 2010, which found grisly conditions at many breeding facilities, including sick and dying dogs in filthy cages and worse. The new rules force sellers to either open up their selling location to buyers for inspection, or open up to a federal inspector to obtain a license. The USDA says the rules will affect more than 4,500 dog breeders, 325 cat breeders, and about 75 breeders of domestic rabbits. So-called “hobby breeders” are exempt. Of course, there are thousands of dogs and cats of every breed, color and age looking for their forever homes through rescues and Humane and shelter facilities. Food for thought.


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We are excited to learn about the planning of this new Providence dog park. The proposed off leash park on the East Side of Providence is a Community & Parks Department collaboration; the park will be a natural space with walking paths and a small dog area. Your help, donations, and enthusiasm are what will make this park a reality! The dog park committee is looking for volunteers, support, and the community’s commitment to the park’s future to help make this a reality! If you think you can help please visit them on facebook at www.facebook.com/WatermanStDogPark

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Another dog park is also gearing up to open with the help from the Coventry Dog Park association which is a nonprofit organization founded to build and maintain a dog park in Coventry. Rhode Island. They are in the process of planning and organizing events in order to raise money to build the park. The Dog park will be approximately 1 acre and will be separated into two areas, one for large dogs over 30 pounds and one for dogs under 30 pounds. The dog park association is currently looking for much needed funding and event help. If you would like to get involved please visit them on facebook at www.facebook.com/ pages/Coventry-Dog-Park/236308399839378

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Congratulations To The Harvey Rules, Cancer Drools

Memorial Cover Contest Winners! You may have noticed a stunning German Shepherd on

this months cover of the Animal Print. That is Lacey! Lacey’s wonderful doggie uncle Mark Miller was the winner of our cover contest that was established last year to help offset the cost of Harvey’s (the AP editors beloved shep/mix) cancer treatments. Harvey was the inspirations behind the creation of this magazine and had been the constant companion of the editor for the last 10 years. After winning, Mr. Miller gave the cover to his sister Carol and her dog Lacey. Lacey is a stunner, and was wonderfully well behaved during her photo shoot. Thank you both for your kindness and help in supporting Harvey R.I.P and his mom during a very difficult time.

Photo: Mark Miller, Carol Guimelli and Lacey. We would also like to thank Harvey’s other supporters of the cover contest for their wonderful donations that helped make a difference. Cindy Benevides, Jonathan Buttrick, Jonathan Buttrick, Elizabeth Cameron, Diane LaPlante, Dawn Langan, Jaxx Langan, Stephanie Mattera, Mark Miller, Megan Tucker, Rachel Weiss, Lisa D’ercole, Renee Esordi. Thank You!

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Cognitive Dysfunction in Pets

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s pets age they can suffer cognitive dysfunction. And though there will never come a time when pup or kitty forgets where he left his keys, he might withdraw from his family, become disoriented in his home, cry for no reason, or have sleeping problems. As with humans, the exact cause of cognitive dysfunction is unknown, though it is related to aging and changes in the brain. Sadly, there is no cure, and the problem is progressive. There are medications for dogs that can help, but so far no medication has been approved for cats. Most people are familiar with terms like Alzheimer’s disease or senility when it comes to humans. It should come as no surprise, then, that geriatric dogs and cats can develop a very similar condition known as cognitive dysfunction (CD).

Researchers are still trying to understand all the changes that occur in the brains of pets with CD, but studies have determined that deposits of a protein called beta-amyloid play a role. These deposits have an adverse affect on brain function. Interestingly, research on Alzheimer’s disease in humans has reported similar findings. The exact prevalence of CD in dogs and cats is not well documented. However, evidence suggests that the disease becomes more common as pets age. In one study, CD affected 47 percent of dogs ages 11 to 12 years old and 86 percent of dogs ages 15 to 16 years old. Continued on page 24


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October

Saturday, October 5th

DOGTOBERFEST

at Whole Foods Universty Heights

Join the Animal Print along with the Providence Animal Rescue League when we co-host a fun and festive afternoon with Whole Foods University Heights from 2-4pm! Whole Foods is thrilled to be launching their new Whole Paws premium pet food line and offer attendees free samples along with complimentary pet massages by Spirit Animal Massage, Free Pet Valet - so you can shop sans doggie, snacks from Jack’s Snacks and a Pet Costume Contest with a $100 Gift Certificate as first prize! Photos will be taken during the event and later uploaded to the Animal Print Magazine contest page for voting. We hope to see you there! 601. North Main St., Providence, RI

Saturday, October 5th Allie’s will hold its 3rd Annual Animal Appreciation Day

This will be an exciting, fun-filled day with activities for the whole family. Events will include pony rides, carriage rides, a petting zoo featuring many 4-H clubs and Shadow Pines Alpaca Farm, dog rally demonstrations by Christina Johnson of Better Behaved Dogs, and a chance to meet with the Friends of the North Kingstown Animal Shelter, A Blue Seal representative with plenty of pet food samples, and Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue. Allie’s will also have a storewide sale, a drawing for many prize baskets, and much more! For more information, please contact the store at 294-9121 or e-mail stevejr@alliesstore.com. 10am-5pm at 3700 Quaker Lane (RT.2) North Kingstown.

Saturday, October 5th Style Unleashed Pet Boutique and Grooming Salon’s 2nd Annual Fall Adoption Event Saturday, October 5th (12-3) Halloween Pet Costume Contest with prizes for : most original, scariest & silliest. Storewide Savings, Raffle Prizes, Free Giveaways, Refreshments for People and their Pets. Participating Shelters and Rescues: Warren Animal Shelter, Bristol Animal Shelter, New Spirit for Aussie Rescue, Great Dane Rescue of NE and GSD Rescue! Style Unleahse dis located at 232 Waseca Ave. Barrington, RI.

Saturday, October 5th Dog Walk and Blessing of the Animals to Benefit Warwick Animal Shelter

Located at the Beach in Warwick City Park, Asylum Avenue, Warwick, RI from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM. A $10 donation includes an individual blessing for each animal, a special pet bandana and a St. Francis of Assisi ID tag. Enjoy a scenic 2.75 mile walk around Warwick City. Adoptable dogs from the Warwick Animal Shelter will be present. A Mr & Mrs Pit Bull Pageant and a special dog demonstration of “Out of the Pits and Into the Ritz” will be put on by Susan Parker of Dynamic Dog Training. Donations of cans of wet cat food or wet dog food for the animals at the shelter are greatly appreciated. For more information, please call 401467-2692, or like Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter’s page at www.facebook.com/ FriendsOfTheWarwickAnimalShelter

Saturday, October 5th 10th Annual HarvestFest at The Attleboro Animal Shelter!

Get ready for the Harvestfest on October 5th from 10am-3pm on-site at the Attleboro Animal Shelter located at 27 Pond Street N! Take the time between now and then to test out your baking skills and put those taste buds to use and enter the Apple Pie baking contest…I am sure Grandma would be proud! Cash Prizes awarded by Rockland Federal Credit Union. Pumpkin carving contest. Cash Prizes awarded by Rockland Federal Credit Union. All flyers, contest rules and vendor forms can be found online at www.faaspets. org or www.facebook.com/FAASattleboropets or you can email our fundraising committee at faaspets@comcast.net. Remember this day is for our kids in fur so raise your paws and get involved and enjoy this tail waggin’ day!

Sunday, October 6th Bark in The Park

Join the Animal Rescue League of Southern Rhode island for a day of family fun, dog walk, and activities including demonstrations, contests, raffles, games and music! 11am‐3pm Ninigret Park Charlestown RI. Register online at www.arlsri.org.

October 10th Mutt Mingle

Join WoofWoof Pet Boutique in Warren RI

for their last miggle of the season! Bring your pooch for a night of food, refreshments and dog-friendly fun. Woof!Woof! is located at 512 Main St. Warren, RI.

Saturday, October 19th First Annual Rhode Island SPCA Glowball Golf Tournament

Jamestown Golf Course (rain or shine). 5pm. Sign in begins at 6:15 pm- Shotgun Start. Cost $60.00 per person-includes golf, food and t-shirt (golf balls will be for sale that night) Pizza Calzones and hotdogs will be served after golf. Cash Bar will be available *Limited to the first 72 pre-paid golfers, pre-registration is required. Please visit www.rispca.com for more information.

Saturday, October 19th Halloween Party to benefit Smith & Agli’s Pottbelly Manor

Reserve your tickets now for a a good cause, great music and good times. Costume prizes for most original, best couple, scariest. 7pm at the Kelley-Gazzerro VFW Post 1418 Plainfield St., Cranston, RI. Tickets are $35 pp. Call Liz or Audrey at 401.295.4242

Saturday, October 19th 3rd Annual Fall Fur-Ball

Join the volunteers of the Swansea Animal Shelter for great food, friends, music, dancing raffles and more. 6-11pm at the American Legion Post 303, 73 Ocean Grove Ave., Swansea, MA. Tickets are $20 and available at the Shelter 68 Steven’s Rd., Swansea, MA. All proceeds to Benefit the Swansea Animal Shelter.

Tuesday, October 22nd 2nd Annual Wine Tasting to Benefit The Providence Animal Shelter.

Sponsored by Woonsocket Health Center To Benefit “The Providence Animal Shelte.r” Donation $25. Come sample some of the BEST WINES and GREAT FOOD of the area and meet Lucy, the Beacon Hospice’s dog who will be receiving the 1st “Mario Hilario Compassion Award.” Tickets can be purchased Providence Animal Shelter-200 Adoption Way - 401-243-6040 and World of Wines - 650 Branch Ave - 401-383-1779. The tasting will take place at World of Wines - Beer, Spirits & More 650 Branch Ave, Providence, RI


eighborhood! Saturday, October 26th Halloween Bash

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Warwick Animal Shelter’s 10th annual Halloween party to support the animals staying at the shelter: 7:30pm – 11:30pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall 475 Sandy Ln Warwick, RI. Dinner, DJ, dancing, raffles, costume contest, cash bar. Costumes are optional, adults only and no pets. Tickets $15. Come and join us for a “wicked” good time! For tickets and info call 468-4377 or e-mail: animal.shelter@warwickri.com

Saturday October 26th Annual Howl-ween Bellevue Ave. Stroll for the Dogs Starts at Wag Nation @ 12 noon. Costumes optional. Prizes and refreshments after the stroll on the patio at Wag Nation 92 William St Newport, RI. For information call 401.619.3719.

Saturday, October 26th Rhode Island SPCA’s “Almost

This will take place at the Rhode Island SPCA 10:00am to 2:00pm. Bring in five cans of non-expired human food and receive a free rabies vaccine for your dog, cat or ferret. Collected food is donated to local food pantries. Bring previous vaccination records if possible. All animals must be leashed.

November Saturday, November 2nd 9th Annual Pasta Dinner & Raffle to Help Homeless Cats and Dogs Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter will hold its ninth annual Pasta Dinner & Raffle on Saturday November 2, 2013 from 5 PM to 7 PM at the Norwood Baptist Church, 48 Budlong Avenue, Warwick, RI. Tickets are $7.00 each and $3.00 each for children under 6 years old. For more information, please call 401-467-2692 or 401-738-6322. Donations of canned dog food or canned cat food are appreciated. All proceeds will benefit the homeless cats and dogs waiting for adoption at the Warwick Animal Shelter.

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Symptoms and Identification

Some of the subtle clinical signs of CD can be difficult to distinguish from regular signs of aging. These include things like slowing down and becoming less active. However, dogs and cats with CD also exhibit other signs, including: House soiling (“forgetting” how to use the litterbox or eliminating outside the box for cats) • Decreased activity

• Decreased attention • Disorientation • Pacing • Vocalization (often for no reason) • Staring (sometimes at walls) • Changes in sleep cycles (wandering at night)

other medical problems that can cause similar clinical signs. For example, an elderly cat that starts soiling outside the litterbox may have another illness such as a bladder infection, diabetes, thyroid disease, or kidney problem. All of these conditions can cause increased frequency of urination. Similarly, a cat that has arthritis may have difficulty getting into and out of the litterbox and therefore becomes reluctant to use it. Senior pets can also begin to lose their vision and hearing, which may affect how they interact and respond to family members and which will often lead to an increased sense of disorientation. Your veterinarian may recommend a variety of diagnostic tests to rule out other medical issues before making a diagnosis of CD.

Preliminary tests may include the following: •B  lood tests, including a chemistry panel and complete blood cell count (CBC) • Urinalysis and urine culture testing to evaluate kidney function and look for evidence of kidney or bladder infection • R adiographs (X-rays) to look for evidence of arthritis and to check for cancer or other changes involving organs in the abdomen or chest

• Withdrawing from interactions with family members

• Abdominal ultrasonography

• Anxiety

•S  pecific blood tests to evaluate thyroid function and look for other medical conditions

Some pets can seem to not know family members and even exhibit aggressive behavior toward other pets or members of the household, as if they are strangers. Pet owners may also report that a pet has forgotten tricks, behaviors, and regular routines that were well established earlier in life. Veterinarians typically begin the diagnostic process for CD by reviewing a pet’s medical history. Valuable information can include the duration of the observed abnormalities, the severity of the problem, and whether the problem seems to be getting worse over time. The most important aspect of diagnosing CD is to rule out

Neurologists are sometimes tapped to help ascertain whether brain tumors or other central nervous system changes are afoot.

Affected Breeds No known breed predisposition is reported for either dogs or cats.

Treatment

Though there is no cure for CD, treatment may help improve the signs and slow the progression of the disease. Depending on the severity of the clinical signs, there are medications that can Continued on next page.

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help dogs with CD, but there is currently no approved medication for cats with the condition. There is a diet that can help dogs with CD, and nutritional supplements may also help manage the problem in cats as well as dogs. Fatty acids, in particular omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, have been shown to have some effect on dogs who suffer cognitive decline. There is no single medication that can help all pets with CD. However, it has been shown that exercise and routine mental stimulation can help slow the progression of CD. Regular exercise that is appropriate for an older pet, combined with environmental enrichment with toys and play, may help keep pets more alert as they age. Adhering to a strict schedule can also be helpful for some pets as it may help alleviate anxiety. If the problem becomes too severe and issues such as house soiling, aggression, and immobility affect a poor quality of life, euthanasia can be a reasonable option to discuss. Veterinarians can be invaluable in helping families sort out these issues and come to terms with this end-of-life scenario.

Prevention

There is no known means of prevention save keeping pets in excellent physical condition with plenty of exercise and mental stimulation as they head into their geriatric years.

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at the Cranston Country Club 69 Burlingame Road, Cranston, RI

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Rhode Island’s all-volunteer network which facilitates TNRM (“trap, neuter, return, monitor”) for feral and abandoned cats. All proceeds go directly to veterinary care, food and shelter for the cats.

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Saturday, October 5th

DOGTOBERFEST at Whole Foods Universty Heights

Join the Animal Print along with the Providence Animal Rescue League when we co-host a fun and festive afternoon with Whole Foods University Heights from 2-4pm! Whole Foods is thrilled to be launching their new Whole Paws premium pet food line and will offer attendees free samples along with complimentary pet massages by Spirit Animal Massage, Free Pet Valet - so you can shop sans doggie, snacks from Jack’s Snacks and a Pet Costume Contest with a $100 Gift Certificate for first prize! Photos will be taken during the event and later uploaded to the Animal Print Magazines contest page for voting. We hope to see you there! 601. North Main St., PVD

costume contest or just want a good laugh? We’ve found some frightfully fun events to bring your decked out dog to and possibly go home with prizes!

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HALLOWEENING Haunts to Visit With Your Dog!

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Saturday, October 26th

Four Paws Sake! Halloween Party & Costume Contest Head on over to Phantom Farms for their 2nd Annual Doggie Halloween Party from 10:00am - 2:00pm! Every doggie contestant will receive a special treat! They will be offering hayrides with your hound throughout the day. Phantom Farm is located at 2920 Diamond Hill Road Cumberland, RI 02864


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Saturday, October 5th

2nd Annual Fall Adoption Event Hosted by Style Unleashed in Barrington, RI Enjoy a Halloween pet costume contest with prizes for: most original, scariest & silliest. Storewide Savings, Raffle Prizes, Free Giveaways, Refreshments for People and their Pets. Participating Shelters and Rescues: Warren Animal Shelter, Bristol Animal Shelter, New Spirit for Aussie Rescue, Great Dane Rescue of NE and GSD Rescue! Style Unleashed is located at 232 Waseca Ave. Barrington, RI.

ANIMAL APPRECIATION DAY Saturday, October 5th 10-5

Join us for: * Pony & Carriage Rides * Petting Zoo * Rally Dog Obedience Demos by Better Behaved Dogs * Friends of the NK Animal Shelter * Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue * Blue Seal Giveaways * Prizes, Raffles & Promos * Allie’s Donuts & Refreshments ...and much more!

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HALLOWEENING Continued from page 27. Saturday October 26th

Annual Howl-ween Bellevue Ave. Stroll for the Dogs Saturday, October 5th

10th annual HarvestFest

Strolling starts at Wag Nation @ 12 noon. Costumes optional. Prizes and refreshments after the stroll on the patio at Wag Nation 92 William St Newport, RI. For information call - 401.619.3719.

at The Attleboro Animal Shelter!

Get ready for the Harvest Fest from 10am-3pm onsite at the Attleboro Animal Shelter located at 27 Pond Street N! Take the time between now and then to test out your baking skills and enter the Apple Pie baking contest! Then enter our pumpkin carving contest (pet themed). Cash Prizes awarded by Rockland Federal Credit Union. All info can be found online at www.faaspets.org or www.facebook. com/FAASattleboropets or you can email our fundraising committee at faaspets@ comcast.net. Remember this day is for our kids in fur so raise your paws and get involved and enjoy this tail waggin’ day!

Saturday, October 5th

Allie’s 3rd Annual Animal Appreciation Day

This will be an exciting, fun-filled day with activities for the whole family. Events will include pony rides, carriage rides, a petting zoo featuring many 4-H clubs and Shadow Pines Alpaca Farm, dog rally demonstrations by Christina Johnson of Better Behaved Dogs, and a chance to meet with the Friends of the North Kingstown Animal Shelter, A Blue Seal representative with plenty of pet food samples, and Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue. Allie’s will also have a storewide sale, a drawing for many prize baskets, and much more! For more information, please contact the store at 294-9121 or e-mail stevejr@alliesstore.com. 10am-5pm at 3700 Quaker Lane (RT.2) North Kingstown.

Sunday, October 6th

Bark in The Park

Join the Animal Rescue League of South Rhode Island for a day of family fun, dog walk, activities including demonstrations, contests, raffles, games and music! 11am‐3pm Ninigret Park Charlestown RI. Register online at www.arlsri.org.


T U O SNIFF Congratulations to the staff of the Rhode Island Community Spay/Neuter Clinic (RICSNC) in Warwick who recently sterilized its 10,000th patient on January 31st. This milestone was reached just over 18 months after the clinic’s opening.

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ing from The Rhode Island Foundation. As a BOOK STORES nonprofit, high-volume, the clinic OUTDOOR DINING high quality facility, • Books on the Square – Providence, RI • Julian’s Restaurant – Providence, RI offers subsidized spay/neuter services for cats and dogs. • A Novel Idea – Bristol, RI • India Restaurant – Providence, RI • Myopic Books Providence, RI veterinarians perform up to 60 surgeries per day–in a • The Two Garden Grille – Providence, RI COFFEE SHOPS • Nick’s On Broadway - Providence, RI state-of-the-art facility, which offers free transportation within • Twenty Water St. – East Greenwich, RI (outoor Rhode Island. Pamela Knoecklein, Clinic Director, says,seating) “The • Aldo’s Restaurant – Block Island, RI • Seven Stars Bakery – Providence, RI • Tricia’s Tropi-Grille – Jamestown, RI clinic’s remarkable success is due to the •highly skilled and Sq. Providence, RI Starbucks, – Wayland • Matunuck Oyster Bar – Matunuck, RI • great Little Falls Cafe – Cranston, RI dedicated staff that works together with • Harry’s – Block Island, RI • White Electric – Providence, RI • Jim’sefficiency, Dock - Jerusalem, whileRInever compromising the • Cexcellent offee Exchange – Providence, RI • Aspire – Downtown Providence, RI • The Cupcakerie – Cranston, RI patient care they provide.”

SHOPPING

• Caster’s Bike Shop Providence, RI • Pippas Papers Providence, RI • Frog & Toad Providence, RI • The Kayak Center of RI – Wickford RI • Mudstone Studios – Warren • Kinko’s – Eastide of Providence, RI • The Silver Willow – Seekonk, MA • Black Dog General Store – Newport, RI

ACCOMMODATIONS: Rhode Island & MA

BEACHES

• Main St. Café – East Greenwich, RI • PerKatory – Providence, RI • Camp Cronin – Point Judith, RI • Coastal Roasters – Tiverton, Each year, more than 15,000 animals enter Rhode Island shel- RI • RISD Beach – Barrington, RI • South End Buttery – Boston, MA • Goosewing (after hours) – RI ters and approximately 3,000 are euthanized. Taxpayer dollars • Sandy Point Beach – Portsmouth, RI must spent to house andRIultimately euthanize those animals • Block Islandbe Beaches – Bock Island, • South Kingston Dog Park – Wakefield, RI • Ganofor St. them Dog Park Providence, RI in part because there are not enough homes all.– Spay• Haines Dog Park – Barrington, RI ing and neutering is the only way to • Aidans Pub & Grub – Bristol, RI • Warwick Dog Park – Warwick, RI • Nick-A-Nees RI unwanted animals, while saving the lives prevent– Providence, the birth of • Dexter Dog Park – Providence, RI • O’Briens Pub – Newport, RI • Newport Dog Park – Newport, RI of those already in shelters. In addition, RICSNC • Canfield Houseanimals – Newport, RI • Pawtucket Dog Park – Pawtucket, RI

OFF-LEASH DOG PARKS

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• Gothic Inn – Block Island, RI • The Edith Pearl B&B – Little Compton, RI • Providence Marriot Downtown – Prov, RI • Sanford-Covell Mansion – Newport, RI • Surfside Hotel – Provincetown, MA • Land’s End Inn – Provincetown, MA • Benchmarck Inn – Providencetown, MA • Woof Cottages – Nantucket, MA • Jared Coffin House – Nantucket, MA • Brass Lantern Inn – Nantucket, MA • Nine Zero Hotel – Boston, MA • The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common, MA • Hotel Marlowe – Cambridge, MA

currently partners with more than 70 shelters and rescue orgaKnow any great new places to take your dog? Let us know at: info@theanimalprint.com

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PawsWatch Newport – RI • 401.848.9TNR • cats@pawswatch.org • www.pawswatch.org

Mew is a wonder cat. She is very sweet and a little shy. Once she gets to know you she purrs and purrs. Mew was abandoned in Little Compton with babies. We have put up her babies for adoption and now need a home for Mew. If you think you are interested in her please contact Laurie Mello at 401.635.4298 and leave a message.

Sherbert is about ten months old, probably born between October and December 2012. She was abandoned very young and survived in the woods for awhile before being rescued. She is very sweet, very playful, purry and loves to be pet. Sherbert has been spayed, vaccinated and tested negative for feline leukemia and FIV.

Logan is about four months old, born around end of April/early May. He was born outside to a tame stray cat (Sherbert, also pictured to the left) and survived the heat waves of 2013. He is small for his age, but is very healthy, playful and friendly. Logan has been vaccinated and tested negative for feline leukemia and FIV.

Kiara is appx 1yr old, has been spayed and received rabies vaccination, 1st distemper. She is a great little girl, loves other cats who will play with her, she loves chasing her toy mice, and she goes crazy chasing the laser light. Kiara will jump on furniture, but will not scratch or damage the furniture, she’s just adventurous.

Mutts4Rescue – Portsmouth, RI • mutts4rescue@gmail.com

Andy is Super Mutt is vetted, Heartworm free and ready to find his home. He is a great dog at about 2 yr old and 50 lbs. Andy is playful, smart and sweet. He likes other dogs and is even fostering with a trainer. We like to look ahead at the bright future of our dogs instead of dwelling on the life they leave behind.

Luca is a 7 month old, 50 lbs puppy. He is crate and house trained, great with other dogs and is looking for an active home that can provide training and social opportunities. Luca’s a looker and likes to show off.

Archee is Sheltie/terrier mix at 20 lbs , 4yrs old, excellent with other dogs, soft and gentle personality, playful, and great with people and children as well. Archee was rescued from a single female hoarder in a very rural area. He has a few must haves for his new home. He needs a person that is dog experienced and as patient and persistent.

Tucker is a 1.5 yr old Sheltie mix weighing in at 25-30 lbs. Tucker is sweet and fun and active (though not over the top for his breed). He is generally well behaved and very smart. We are looking for an active home that has experience with herding breeds and training. Tucker would also love another dog.

Providence Animal Control – Providence, RI • 401.243.6040 • ppdanimalcontrol@yahoo.com

Midge has had a difficult life. You can see the years of harsh treatment on her body and in her eyes. Her ears are haphazardly cropped - she shows signs of having given birth to many litters and stuffed toys and balls are things that puzzle her, since she has probably never been played with.

Peter is so handsome and very sweet. He is a young male who is a bit nervous when you first meet him but warms up quickly. He knows sit and gives paw and takes treats very gently. He is young but seems like a pretty mellow guy. He was found as a stray and seems like he would be very easy to train.

Rita is a tall, leggy, young female who surely has something mixed in with her American Staffordshire Terrier heritage - Greyhound, Whippet. We don’t know but she is certainly a beautiful dogs. Rita seems very attentive to when you talk to her and checks with you frequently when she is on leash.

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Help Save Lives... Adopt A Pet Today! Cumberland Animal Control – RI • 401.333.2745 • cumberlandanimalshelter2002@yahoo.com

LEXI is a three year old A.K.C. registered Boxer. She is spayed and up to date on all vaccinations. A sweet and loveable dog that likes people and other dogs.

GINGER is a four year old A.K.C. registered Boxer. Spayed and up to date on all vaccinations. Loves people and other dogs.

KUDO is a five year old Shepherd Chow mix. She came to us from a case of abuse and we have had a wonderful trainer working with her. She is an impressive dog that loves people but not kids or other dogs. Our trainer will give 3 in home training lessons to who ever adopts this wonderful dog. You have to see her to believe her.

Ball Python – Female six Months old 16 inches long eats very well. Very tame and handleable.

Rhode Island SPCA – Riverside, RI • 401.438.8150 • info@rispca.com

George is a handsome 1 1/2 year old white ringneck dove. He came in with his sister, Olivia on 9/13/13 due to renovations in the home. George has lived in a home with a cat and he gets along well with children. He does very well with being handled and he does not bite. He is a very sweet guy.

Rascal is a very good looking 1 1/2 year old, domestic short haired tabby male. He came to the Rhode Island SPCA because he was rescued from a hoarding situation along with many of his companions. He gets along with other cats but he is unsure about dogs and children. He’s still quite nervous about being in the shelter.

Sophie is a sweet, social 10 year old Beagle. She was brought to the shelter because she started showing aggression towards the resident dog and dogs that regularly visit the home. We are recommending that she go to an only pet home without children under 10. Sophie did excellent on her temperament evaluation here at the shelter.

Lacey is beautiful 10 year old, white domestic short haired female. She came to the Rhode Island SPCA because her owner’s grandson has allergies. She gets along very well with people of all ages, dogs and other cats. She is very sweet and friendly, and enjoys attention and petting. Her favorite toys are balls and feathers.

Seekonk Animal Shelter – Seekonk, MA • 508.336.6663 • shall@seekonk-ma.gov

Torino was found as two week old kitten living outside of a local motel when their mother abandoned them. Luckily a motel guest noticed them and called us so that they could get the proper care that they needed. Now Torino is almost old enough to be adopted and is looking for a furever home.

Kate is an eight week old female kitty who came in with her two sisters Cheryl and Farrah after they were found living in the Ann and Hope parking lot. Kate is the most outgoing of the three, she enjoys playing with her sisters and getting lots of attention.

Willow is a young adult torti cat who was found on Sherman Ave. She is a very friendly cat, but when it is on her own terms. Her favorite activities include playing with toys, rolling it catnip and following you around. This big and beautiful gal is looking for a laid back owner who enjoys a little “catitude.”

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The Animal Print is looking for a motivated intern to assist the editor in a variety of duties which include internet research, phone calls, marketing, data entry, errands/deliveries, proofing, event help and general office help with the magazine. We are looking for an easy going person who is comfortable speaking on the phone and in person to clients, self motivated and hard working, and is available at least 2 days a week. If you are looking for an internship were you can learn a large variety of skills in the publishing business this might be a great fit for you. This internship provides a small stipend and would be great for someone seeking college credit. Please send your resume or a short letter about yourself and we will be in touch if we feel you could be a good fit for the position. Email to info@theanimalprint.com

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Jenny’s Hope Rescue is always in need of foster homes. Opening your heart and your home to a homeless dog, while being in transition from being rescued from a kill shelter to being adopted to their new forever home, is beneficial in their development and well being for a future life. For more info on how to become a foster parent please contact JennysHopeRescue@aol.com or call 914-242-1812

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Saying Goodbye To Shelley  

Shelley was an English Springer Spaniel who was with me for almost 17yrs. Letting her go was the most painful experience of my life. But there was something peaceful and beautiful about the way she left me that warm Sunday evening. Months before, I designated Sunday as our day to spend together, so it was probably our destiny that Sunday would be the day we parted. Shelley had 2 seizures in 72hrs; the second one happening at 1a.m. that Sunday. She overcame the first one, so I knew what to look for. She seemed to be coming back from the seizure after a couple of hours. She was walking around outside, pacing the yard and even eating a little bit. She finally worked through the nervous energy left by the seizure and fell asleep. Something unusual happened when she woke up. She picked up her head to look at me and it was shaking. Something was different and very wrong. She was able to stand up, but when she walked, she walked in circles - an almost definite indication of a stroke. After a short time she went back to sleep and continued to sleep for a

couple of hours, waking only once. I tried to help her walk but she couldn’t stand. I laid her down and she remained there, sleeping comfortably for the rest of the day. I knew early that day that our time together was coming to an end. Every minute with her was precious. I laid on the floor next to her for hours stroking her fur, talking to her and crying. She was slipping away from me and I couldn’t stop it. After almost 17yrs, facing life without her is terrifying. In the four years since her sister passed away, the only place I didn’t take her was work. For the last year my life was about being with her and making her happy. She looked to me for everything. She wasn’t a family pet; she was my closest companion and friend. My daughter and Shelley’s favorite aunties came to help me through the most difficult decision of my life. She picked up her head and acknowledged each of them as they reached out to pet her and say their goodbyes. There really was no decision to be made. The drive to the Mass-RI ER was a blur to me. When we got there I carried her in and sat on a bench, my whole body shaking uncontrollably. In the exam room she was placed on a blanket on the floor and I laid down next to her again. I buried my face in her ear and held on to her so she would know I never left her side. Dr. Daly came in and sat down next to us. Speaking in a very soft voice, she explained what was about to happen. Having been through it before I knew what was coming. I couldn’t breathe. It felt as if all the air had been sucked out of that room. All I could do was cry and keep telling her how much I loved her and would miss her. I would never feel her soft fur between my fingers again or see those gorgeous eyes looking at me with so much love. She had given me 17yrs of love and devotion and it was time for me to love her enough to let her go. The doctor talked softly and held my hand the entire time. Very silently, very peacefully, Shelley drifted out of this world and on to the next, leaving me behind. All that was left was my broken heart and the memory of the life we shared for so long. Every morning for the past year, I thanked Shelley for being here. I also thanked God for letting her stay with me one more day. My days ran out. He didn’t have one more day to give me. I know we were truly blessed to have each other for so long and I know we will be together again one day. However, every day for the rest of my life, I will wish we had that “one more day” together.

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