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BOOK REVIEW

Miracle Dog How Quentin survived the gas chamber. Review by Debra White

BEHAVIOR BEHAVE! 24 OH In her Q&A column, Arden Moore delivers

the real truth about cats, dogs, and you! By Arden Moore

DAYS 28 RAINY Tips for managing your dog’s fear of thunderstorms. By Jodi Lishinski

REGULARS

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all is here, back to school time for the children and our pets. Incredibly, a well-trained dog could have a vocabulary of approximately two hundred words! I’m not suggesting that there will soon be a network TV show “Are you smarter than a Standard Poodle?” Yet we all know, as pet lovers, just how amazing and smart our beloved pets can be! This is why we bring you The Pet Planet Magazine. Each season we have our well-trained staff finding you the very best in local and national pet resources, along with heartwarming stories and other pet related articles of interest to keep you well informed and wonderfully entertained. You can now share The Pet Planet Magazine with anyone who has access to the Internet. Each issue of The Pet Planet Magazine is cleverly powered to look just like the physical magazine you pick up at our advertiser’s locations. It’s amazing, so please be sure to check out this and all future issues of The Pet Planet Magazine by going to, www.petplanetmagazine.com/emagazine.php. For a happier you, take the time this season to exercise with your pets, expand the mind, and soul. Enjoy reading this issue of The Pet Planet Magazine and cherish the love your pets bring you, the best prescription for us all. As always feel free to send us a pat on the head or a hiss and snarl to editor@petplanetmagazine.com. Happy Tails, The Pet Planet Family footnote: This publisher’s note contains approximately 200 words!

OUR CONTRIBUTERS



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Arden Moore, an animal behavior consultant, editor, author and professional speaker, happily shares her Oceanside, Calif. home with two cats, two dogs and one overworked vacuum cleaner. She travels all over America to help millions of people better understand why cats and dogs do what they do. She is the author of 20 books on dogs and cats, Catnip editor, Fido Friendly editor-atlarge and host of the weekly “Oh Behave!” show on Pet Life Radio (www.petliferadio.com). Visit her website: www.ardenmoore.com

Bill Piechocki and Dr. Diane Sudduth are co-owners of Fiesta Pet Deli in Festival Flea Market Mall at 2900 W. Sample Road, Pompano. Bill Piechocki has a degree in animal science and 40 years experience in the pet industry. Dr. Diane Sudduth has a D.V.M. as well as master’s degree in Parasitology and Public Health. They co-host a web radio show twice a week at www. PetHealthCafe.com where they educate pet owners on a variety of pet health issues. You can contact them at: 954-971-2500, or at info@BioVanceAH.com

Debra J. White had a lifechanging experience in 1994. After a lengthy recovery due to an accident, she came home to a different world. She eventually took up creative writing and is now an award-winning writer. Debra is widely admired for her passion to help homeless animals, and has volunteered in animal shelters since 1989. She also finds time to sit on the Board of the Phoenix Animal Care Coalition. Debra lives in Phoenix with her four rescued dogs, Midnight, Luke, Dharma and George. www.debrajwhite.com

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Box turtles have a dome shaped shell with a moveable hinge on the bottom which allows them to retract inside and completely close up, leaving no parts exposed for predators. They only grow to about 6-7 inches, but have an average life span of 40 years. It is even possible for a Box turtle to live for over 100 years! American box turtles can be beautiful and friendly pets, but as with any animal in captivity, it is important to know how to give them proper care and maintain their health. Box turtles are actually omnivores and eat a variety of things from fruits and veggies to worms and insects. The best food regimen to give them is to alternate their diet over time so

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they end up getting a balance of everything they are known to eat. Like all reptiles, box turtles are cold blooded and therefore need direct sunlight, or artificial UV lights, as well as incandescent light for warmth. Though often seen in small terrariums, box turtles fair better in larger enclosures either outdoors or inside. They enjoy wading and soaking in water, so it is important to include a warm water container to serve as a “pool� with easy access for them to enter and exit. Their small size. mild tempers, and longevity make box turtles a perfect pet for those looking for a cute, quiet, and easy going friend for life. Just be sure to do your research and make certain the turtle you buy is bred in captivity!


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n a day to day basis, thousands of beloved pets are rushed to animal hospitals, emergency veterinary care facilities and to their regular vets with a myriad of symptoms ranging from lethargy to profuse vomiting and diarrhea. The sick pets are then subjected to a battery of tests and procedures that are invasive and in many cases painful. Many of these may also add to the problem. The results of all these costly tests are usually inconclusive with the doctor giving a guess or treating only the symptoms. Sometimes, the problem goes away for a short time and returns again weeks or months later. Other times, it lingers and may even get worse. The question that is rarely answered is “How did my pet get this way?” We all ask, but without the right tests, asking extensive questions, or looking at ALL the symptoms, there is no complete answer. Many of these animals are simply diagnosed with kidney or liver disease, prescribed drugs and told they need a special diet and sent home to slowly fade away. The cause of the problem is never found, and even after they pass, they are never tested so we can prevent these occurrences in the future. We have been taking a very close look at many of these emergencies, using different non-invasive tests such as hair analysis and are finding that these pets are toxic…. Basically, they are being poisoned! Where do these poisons come from? First and foremost, the hundreds of preservatives, artificial and “natural” colors and flavors, and synthetic nutrients in most commercial foods have toxic side effects and they accumulate in the body over time. Additives like BHA, BHT, and in natural or meat flavors, monosodium glutamate

(MSG), Aspartame, and other excitotoxins. There are also all the toxins like aluminum, lead, mercury, and others that are placed in the body with vaccines. And of course the monthly assault of poisons from other “life-style” medications and preventives for things like fleas and heartworms. All of these take a toll on our pets’ bodies, accumulating in their vital organs. Slowly, and over time, these chemicals will negatively impact their bodies. Meanwhile the liver and kidneys, the filter systems of the body, are working overtime trying to eliminate these toxins. Then we unknowingly add new toxins to this mix and we spell D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R! What are these “new” toxins and poisons? Where do they come from? How can I make my pet safe? Have you ever considered and looked at the chemicals in that cleaner you just used on your floor? How about the odor control product you just sprayed on the sofa and carpet? Have you read the warning label and ever asked why it’s there? Depending on use, many have very limited labels, so you may need to do a quick computer check of the chemicals, not the product. What about their evening and morning walks? What fertilizer, herbicide, pesticide, and insecticide was applied to their favorite grassy spot? What cleaner or treatment was applied to that sidewalk? You see, we are exposed to hundreds of chemicals and poisons everyday. Our pets are exposed to many more, and also in different ways. When we walk our pets, we usually have some sort of footwear to protect us. Our pets don’t wear footwear. They are in direct contact with these toxins. We also shower and bathe regularly to cleanse these poisons off, our pets do it by self cleansing… licking and ingesting! Most of the garden products have dire warnings, telling us to wear gloves and masks when using. Your pet is down there sniffing it! www.petplanetmagazine.com

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Look at the label on heartworm and flea “preventatives.” They ALL tell you to avoid contact, use gloves, do not ingest and yet we are doing direct contact and feeding it to these creatures! Our floors are being mopped and treated with chemicals and then we don’t even rinse. Our pets are then eating and sleeping on these same chemicallycoated floors. Our carpets are not only cleaned and deodorized with harsh chemicals, they are actually made with them! Now that we’ve added all these extra poisons to their little bodies, we literally have a toxic experiment going on in those bodies as these chemicals combine, create different toxins that the body desperately tries to eliminate. That’s why they are vomiting, and having diarrhea. The body is getting rid of the bad stuff. The most common veterinary solution… give more drugs (toxins) to stop the body from getting rid of the bad stuff! Does that really make sense to anyone? Yes, I know we project our own feelings of discomfort when we experience those problems, but we also should remember the relief we feel when the bad stuff is out of our systems. So how do we avoid poisoning our pets? We can’t, at least not totally, but we can do much to minimize the danger. First and foremost, feed real, unprocessed foods that are chemical free. Don’t let the commercial food companies fool you by using marketing terms like “all-natural,” “holistic,” or even “diabetic” diets. If it comes in a bag or a can that can stay at room temperature for weeks, months, or years, it’s not natural. Good nutrition will keep their immune systems strong and working.

Understand too, when your pet is sick, his body is already working overtime on healing. More toxic substances mean more damage. More damage means longer recovery time, if they can recover at all. Remember the old adage, “we cured the disease but we lost the patient?” Yes, the safer, natural products are often more expensive and in today’s economic climate, that becomes a consideration. But, take a look at the cost of emergency care and be sure to add the extra cost into doing toxicology screens; you will then find the advantage to a natural approach. A little common sense, a bit of label-reading and research, and that little extra effort will keep your pets out of the emergency arena. Prepare a “pet health medicine cabinet,” much like you keep for yourself. Stock it with safe products to handle the routine challenges and leave only the true emergencies for the costly health care professionals. You can use this same approach for yourself! Then you, your family and your pets will enjoy your new, healthier lives together! Bill Piechocki, nutritionist and Dr Diane Sudduth, D.V.M. are partners in Fiesta Pet Deli in Pompano Beach, FL and co-hosts of the PetHealthCafe. com radio show. Our 40 years in the animal field has provided us unparallel vision and information which we pass to our clients on a daily basis. We can be reached at www.PetHealthCafe.com or 800-940-7387.

Clean with safe, green products… and then rinse! Wipe or clean your pets’ paws after walks with plain water or alcohol wipes, not chemical sanitizers. Use only natural, botanical, and herbal products to bath and treat your pets when available. Do the same with your own lawn. Herbal and natural foods and products are available to treat and prevent everything including heartworms, fleas and ticks. There are natural substitutes for pain medication, hip and joint remedies, diarrhea, inflammation, and virus and bacterial infections. Every time we are able to help using these natural cures, their bodies must deal with fewer toxins. 16

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Oh Behave! Confounded by your canine? Frustrated by your feline? Relax. Pet expert Arden Moore, America’s Pet Edu-tainer™, is here to deliver the real truth about cats, dogs…and you, with her column appropriately called, “Oh Behave!” Have Nose, Must Travel

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Whenever I take my Beagle, Wesley, on a hike, he stops listening to me. We spent a long time in obedience class learning all the commands, and at home and in the park, he listens well. But when I take him on our weekend hikes to a local wilderness area and remove his leash, it’s like I don’t exist. He puts his nose to the ground and takes off. I can yell, Wesley, come! until I lose my voice, but it does no good. I end up having to run after him and physically grab him to get his attention. I’m worried that he may be so engrossed in sniffing that he wanders off and gets hit by a car or gets lost. Why does he act like this?

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Beagles, like all hound breeds, were bred specifically to track prey using scent. The breed has been used for hundreds of years to track fox, rabbits, squirrels and other game. Hunters on horseback follow packs of these dogs, depending on them to locate the prey and corner it until the hunters can make the kill. The olfactory power of Wesley’s nose is about 10,000 times stronger than yours.That profound ability to detect even the faintest scent plus hundreds of years of breeding to track prey have created a dog that becomes completely focused on finding and hunting down game—no matter how many times you shout, Wesley, come! This makes it tricky to control Wesley off-leash in a wilderness setting where the scent of rabbits, squirrels and other animals prevail over your voice. You have a good foundation of obedience training at home, but now you need to work on training him to come when he’s called in that distracting environment. Whatever you do, don’t let him disregard your call. If you repeat come over and over again while he ignores you, you are only teaching him that he 24

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doesn’t have to listen. Because you must be able to reinforce the cue if Wesley isn’t listening, begin working with him on a leash when you take him on hikes. Use a 25-foot clothesline, rather than a standard 6-foot leash. The longer line allows you to gradually give Wesley more distance between you as you work on teaching him to come when called from farther away, despite the distractions. Make sure you select a wide-open area without trees or other objects that can tangle the leash. Bring treats with you on your training sessions, and start with Wesley on six feet of clothesline. Wait until he starts sniffing around, and then give him the come command. If he responds and comes to you, praise him heartily and give him a treat. If he doesn’t respond, “reel” him in on the line, but don’t give him a treat. (Don’t yell at him either!) When he is paying attention to you and coming reliably on six feet of line, give him a couple more feet of clothesline so he’s farther away from you and repeat the exercise. If he ignores you, pull him toward you to make him come, but do not reward him when he gets to you. Go back to a shorter length of line and start over. With practice, you should be able to have Wesley responding when you call him from the end of the 25-foot rope each and every time. Once this is accomplished, you can try removing the leash to see if he will still come to you. Ultimately, you should gain more control over Wesley as he learns that he cannot continue whatever he is doing when you say come. Because beagles have such strong scenting and tracking instincts, however, Wesley may never be completely reliable off-leash in a wilderness area. If this turns out to be the case, keep him leashed when you are hiking for his own protection.


Make sure his collar has up-to-date tags and that he has been microchipped. Otherwise, he may pick up a scent, take off after an animal and find himself lost in the woods Despite the stories of dogs finding their way home, most lost dogs, even ones with above-average scenting abilities, stay lost. Glow in the Dark Eyes

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When I walk around my house at night in dimly lit rooms, sometimes I get spooked a bit when I see my cat. Precious is a sweet Siamese cat, but at night her eyes seem to glow red in the dark, giving off a devilish look. I seem to notice this most after I’ve watched a scary movie on TV. What causes her eyes to glow red at night?

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Timing is everything. You are more apt to be a little jumpy after watching a horror movie, but don’t worry about Precious. She is not possessed by the devil. Her large, round pupils are designed to operate far better in low light conditions and the dark than our eyes are. As hunters who are active at dawn and dusk — the best times for them to stalk prey — cats can actually see as well in pitch black as we can see in full moonlight. Holding your cat in your lap, take a look at her eyes some evening under a bright lamp. Notice that the pupils are elliptical in shape, compared to our circular ones. In the lamplight, the pupils are narrow slits because they are protecting the sensitive retinas from damage. Now turn the lamp off and notice that her pupils dilate to accommodate the lower lighting. In a very dim light, the pupils will fill her eyes, making them look almost completely black. As for that red glow, it is caused by light reflected from a layer of tissue called the “tapetum lucidum,” which lines the back of the eyeball behind the retina. It acts like a mirror, reflecting light that was not absorbed the first time it passed through the retina back through the eyes onto the light sensor cells in the retina. The result is an eerie glow as your cat’s eyes catch a beam of light in a dark room. Interestingly, some feline eyes glow green rather than red depending on the color of the cat’s eyes. Blue eyes, which your Siamese has, glow red, while golden and green eyes cast green glows at night. Arden Moore, an animal behavior consultant, editor, author and professional speaker, happily shares her Oceanside, Calif. home with two cats, two dogs and one overworked vacuum cleaner. She travels all over America to help millions of people better understand why cats and dogs do what they do. She is the author of 20 books on dogs and cats, Catnip editor, Fido Friendly editor-atlarge and host of the weekly “Oh Behave!” show on Pet Life Radio (www.petliferadio.com). Visit her website: www.ardenmoore.com.

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Rhode Island artist Sue Kent and her closest friend, Patty Kubacki, who was diagnosed with late stage breast cancer in 2005.

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Sue and Patty have been the closest of friends for over 25 years, sharing in all of the usual things that best friends do, and always there for each other in good times and bad. So naturally, when Patty was diagnosed with late stage breast cancer in April of 2005, they were both shocked and saddened.... and more than a bit afraid of what the days ahead would bring. During the many weeks of an arduous regimen of chemotherapy and major surgery, Patty became a profile of courage and strength, never losing her determination to beat this disease. When the doctors said Patty had less than a 50% chance of winning the battle, Sue decided she needed to do something to help increase those odds. Inspired by the fact that Sue’s dogs were a huge part of their healing process; always there with unconditional love, accompanying them to chemo treatments and ready to walk everyday as part of Patty’s recovery. Sue, along with her husband Gary, created the cartoon dog, and Sue coined the phrase, “Sit. Stay. Heal” Help Find a Cure, and printed the logo on T-shirts to sell to help raise much needed funds for the cure. She named that dog Hope, as isn’t that what

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everyone facing the challenge has; hope that there will be a cure for this disease in their lifetime. Sue then created a feline friend for Hope, and named him “Spirit”, a bright-eyed spunky cat, stating, “Purr for the Cure.” Together, this dynamic duo is spreading awareness, giving endless support, and raising funds for the cure which they donate to the American Cancer Society. Patty, in her 4th year battling the disease has never taken a single day of her survivorship for granted. Her cancer has now been down staged from stage 3B to stage 2, and she continues to be a profile of courage, strength and determination. The Pet Planet Magazine is proudly supporting this worthy cause. We know just how important our pets are to our health and wellbeing. You too can show your support by purchasing these great products and help us “Purr for the Cure.” Please use the ordering link below so Sue and Patty know that help and support is on the way from you, your pets and The Pet Planet Magazine. Thank You, Sue, Patty, Hope, Spirit, The American Cancer Society and The Pet Planet Magazine.

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Always keep proper identification securely fastened to your dog’s collar in case he gets out. Consider talking to your veterinarian about implanting a universal microchip in your pet for lifelong identification. Remember to update your veterinary clinic and animal shelter with your correct contact information.

#2 Give your dog a safe place to stay during storms. Inside your home, create a quiet den-like area where your dog can feel secure. A properly introduced crate or kennel can be a calming refuge for him. When a storm is brewing, lead your dog to his special place to help him feel calm and protected.

#3 If your dog lives outside, cover his doghouse or dog run with a blanket to shield him from the bursts of lightning. Outside dogs can get lost or even injured if they escape their fenced yards in fear during storms.

#4 Dogs can pick up fear or discomfort with storms from their family pack members, so it is important that you develop a calm, matter-of-fact attitude. Let your dog stay close and try to distract him with activities like play or brushing. Do not try to reassure him in a sympathetic voice—this will sound like praise and may increase his nervousness and confusion.

#5 Some dogs become destructive when frightened. A crate is always the best way to keep your dog safe and your belongings intact. If you don’t use a crate, remove any items in the room your dog could destroy or could hurt him if he chewed them.

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During a storm, keep windows and curtains closed to reduce noise and bright flashes. Turn on a TV or radio playing soft music at normal volume to distract your dog and help him to relax.

Keep your dog away from doors that lead outside. Your dog may be under significant stress, which could result in unnecessary injury to others entering your home or cause him to dart outside and get lost or injured.

#8 Your dog may become incontinent due to his extreme fear and the rush of adrenaline he experiences during a storm. Be prepared for this, and don’t react if it occurs.

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In the most extreme cases, medication in conjunction with training may be the best solution to help your dog cope with his fear of storms. Consult with your veterinarian about possible treatments.

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Your dog’s phobia about thunderstorms won’t get better on its own. Help him learn that it’s just noise and is nothing for him to worry about. When he learns to relax and remain calm, you can relax and not worry about your dog during future storms.


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MIRACLE DOG How Quentin Survived the Gas Chamber to Speak for Animals on Death Row By Randy Grim Foreword by Dr. Jane Goodall Da Capo Press a review by Debra J. White

Stranded by owners who were moving to an apartment, the young couple wanted Cain euthanized. Incredibly, they shared a home with their dog for nearly a year yet they ordered him killed rather than placed for adoption. So Cain was marched to the death chamber along with other dogs that had become an inconvenience to their owners, and many strays nobody wanted. The all clear light on the gas chamber signaled the killing was complete so Rosmary Fickens opened the door. Her eyes opened wide to see Cain still alive. A bit shaky but otherwise fine, the dog showed no untoward effects from breathing in lethal gas. Fickens said she either witnessed a miracle or she had lost her mind. No one could explain Cain’s survival. The medical opinion of veterinarians was that he should’ve died but he didn’t. This dog lived. Fickens called Randy Grim, founder and president of Stray Dog Rescue of St. Louis. “I don’t have the heart to put him back in there and re-gas him,” Fickens said. “I just can’t do it.” Fickens told Grim this dog must really want to live. Grim asserts that if there was ever a dog that deserved a second chance it was Cain, who he renamed Quentin. Why did he change the dog’s name 32

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from Cain to Quentin? Grim says it’s because the dog escaped from a prison as harsh as the sprawling California prison, and was spared from death. So he thought it was a fitting name. The media frenzy began, and Quentin became an star overnight. Everyone wanted a piece of the Wonder Dog. Representatives called from CNN, the Today Show, Fox News and Associated Press. Quentin posed for them all. Applications piled up at Stray Dog Rescue, all seeking Quentin. Requests came from as far as Europe and Japan. One woman said it was a sign from God that she had to adopt Quentin. Seizing this opportunity, Randy Grim spoke most fiercely about the nagging problem of pet overpopulation as he had for years with Stray Dog Rescue. Although Quentin miraculously survived a horrific death in the gas chamber, he said, hundreds of unwanted dogs and cats do not. He asked the public to adopt dogs and cats with less media popularity, pets that nobody else wanted. Pets like Quentin that were young and healthy but slated to die. Ultimately Grim decided to adopt Quentin himself, angering some members of the public. Grim shrugged off the annoyance and encouraged everyone to visit a shelter and take home an unwanted pet.


“Oh my God,” said kennel manager Rosemary Fickens as she stared at a big brown dog flapping his tail amidst a grisly scene. Cain, a one year old Basenji mix, should have perished in the gas chamber that steamy August day in 2003 along with a pack of unwanted dogs. Was it an aberration? Divine intervention? Cain, now known as Quentin, cheated death by insurmountable odds. Although the plucky dog’s miraculous survival happened almost six years ago, his story is just as important now as it was then.

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The media madness lasted for months. Quentin met famous personalities like the host John Walsh and posed with actor Peter Falk. He dined in famous restaurants and drank Evian bottled water. He filmed a segment for the Animal Planet network. He flew first class to New York. No cargo holds for this pooch. Quentin settled into a comfortable life with Grim and his rescued brood. Since that special day in August 2003, Grim worked tirelessly for change at City Hall. He focused attention on the plight of unwanted animals and how they died at the St. Louis shelter and at other facilities around the nation. Outdated, the gas chamber caused a gruesome death with intense pain and suffering for the animals. The American Veterinary Medical Association and the Humane Society of the United States, among others, recommend euthanasia by lethal injection. Through Grim’s efforts and private contributions raised as a result of Quentin’s incredible survival, the city of St. Louis finally ended a century-old habit of destroying unwanted dogs and cats in the gas chamber. Lethal injections are now 34

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administered by trained technicians. Grim and his colleagues at Stray Dog Rescue of St. Louis continue to rescue throwaway dogs in gritty neighborhoods in and around St. Louis. He is a fierce advocate for unwanted animals like Quentin and dedicates his life to ending pet overpopulation. Stray Dog Rescue of St. Louis’ sole purpose is to rescue stray dogs in need of medical attention, restore them to health and place them into loving homes. They rescue dogs that were abused, abandoned and neglected. Nearly all of them were dumped in city parks, along highways, in homes after the owners moved away. Randy Grim has won numerous awards for his lifesaving and heroic efforts. He is the author of several books, including Miracle Dog: How Quentin Survived the Gas Chamber. For more information about Randy Grim, Quentin or Stray Dog Rescue of St. Louis call: 314-771-6161, visit their website at: www. straydogrescue.org or write them at 1463 S. 18th Street St. Louis, MO 63104


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Teaching kindness and compassion at animal shelters by DEBRA J WHITE

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ourteen year old Alexis Cervantes, a participant at the Arizona Animal Welfare League’s (AAWL) Camp Vet, calls their new summer program a blast. “I love it here,” says the future veterinarian. “I like learning about animals and how to care for them.” Shelters across the U.S., including many in Florida, provide humane education that teaches children about compassion, kindness, animal care and bite prevention. Summer camp may be one component of a shelter’s overall education package, but it’s a very popular one. According to Michelle Myers-Ramos, director of education for the Arizona Animal Welfare League, “We weren’t sure what to expect with Camp Vet but it sold out right away. We added a third session to meet the demand. I expect we’ll expand it next year.” Camp Vet at the AAWL, and other shelters like the San Francisco SPCA, are designed for young teens interested in veterinary medicine or careers in the animal field. Ramos says teens at Camp Vet observe surgeries at the clinic—mostly spay/neuter—as well as dissect organs and learn anatomy. Local veterinarians lecture about their rewarding jobs, and shelter staff demonstrate first aid on stuffed animals. Eager children show off their skills with actual stethoscopes on the pseudo patients. Thirteen-year-old Anne Murray says, “The camp teaches me about diseases and how to help sick animals.” Murray, who comes from a multi-pet household, hopes to become a veterinary technician. Younger children attend AAWL’s Camp Ruffin’ It. Volunteers and employees teach children about responsible pet care, shelter operations, and safety around animals. Popular sessions include bathing dogs, grooming cats and learning dog tricks. Eight-year-old Bella Thayer says, “The camp is fun. I liked watching the surgery.” Bella has a dog named Sugar at home that she adores. www.petplanetmagazine.com

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Nine year oldTiffany with her mom, Isabella.

Staff members talk to children about wildlife, especially animals native to Arizona such as the rattlesnake, bobcat, coyote, bighorn sheep and javelina, and their habitats. A volunteer from the Phoenix Zoo visits with slides and opens up an informative discussion for the curious campers. Summer camp is so popular at the AAWL that nine-year-old Tiffany Taylor returned for her second time. “I love it here. Besides playing with the shelter pets, we make toys for them. We learn how to handle animals. It’s great.” Tiffany’s mom, Isabella, was so impressed by the camp that she recently became a shelter volunteer. No group keeps tabs on how many of the nation’s 5,000 animal shelters offer humane education or summer camp. An internet search revealed a number of shelters in Florida with inspiring programs. The Jacksonville Humane Society makes presentations about responsible pet care to interested schools and adult groups says Michelle Gillam, Senior Public Relations and Special Events Manager. Jacksonville hosts a popular teen dog walking club. “Teens ages 13-15 walk shelter dogs and provide them companionship,” says Gillam. “It’s a wonderful way to socialize our dogs.” The program breaks over the steamy Florida summers. 40

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For younger children Jacksonville has the Waggin Tails Kids’ Club that meets monthly. Staff and volunteers teach children to safely interact with animals, how they can help unwanted animals and health and training tips for pets. At the summer Camp Kindness, children are paired with a shelter animal, usually a dog, which they learn how to care for. The goal is to help the animal find a responsible home. “They socialize the pet, give baths, and teach the animal, if it’s a dog, new commands,” says Gillam. A family returned and adopted the cat their child had worked with one year. The Halifax Humane Society in Daytona Beach approaches summer camps differently. According to Kate Thomas, humane education director, “We visit summer camps and make presentations.” Accompanied by a shelter dog, Thomas talks to children about responsible pet care, spay/neuter, bite prevention and adoptions. Thomas says camp counselors are receptive to the shelter visitation program. Besides summer camp, dog walking and kids’ clubs, shelters offer a variety of educational programs. Birthday parties are an example of a fun but educational activity. Children hold their birthday parties at the animal shelter. Guests bring gifts for the shel-


ter animals instead of the birthday child. Children and their friends and family enjoy birthday cake at the shelter instead of at home. Children’s reading programs are also available at shelters. There is no end to the creativity of shelters to spread kindness and compassion through enjoyable but effective methods of humane education.

like the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast in Stuart, Florida, to cut back on theirs. As the economy slowly improves shelter donations probably will too. Then, humane education programs can reach more children and ultimately cut down on animal cruelty. That’s a goal everyone wants to achieve.

Examples of Florida shelters with humane education and/or summer camps are the Orlando Humane Society, Tampa Bay SPCA, SPCA Suncoast, Humane Society of Pinellas, and the Humane Society of Broward County.

In the meantime, summer camps and humane education continue across the nation at shelters like the AAWL, Jacksonville Humane Society, SPCA of Westchester, and the San Francisco SPCA. They are simple but valuable tools to spread compassion, kindness, empathy and understanding not just towards animals but each other.

Programs that teach kindness and respect for animals almost always lead to a kinder gentler society. Stacey Zeitlin, president of the Association of Professional Humane Educators, and director of humane education at the San Diego Humane Society, says “There’s a well-studied link between how people treat animals and how they treat each other. It’s these camp experiences which may be the key to creating a more caring community.” Shelter managers would like to expand humane education, but the slumping economy forced some

If humane education interests you, volunteer your time or make a donation to your local shelter. Contact your shelter to learn more about their program. If your shelter doesn’t offer humane education, help start a program. To find a shelter near you, contact www.petfinder.com. For assistance organizing a humane education program, contact the Association of Professional Humane Educators at www.aphe.org

Michelle Meyers Ramos, Director of Humanity at Arizona Animal Welfare League and SPCA

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Fort LauderdaLe, cont. The Doggy Store................................ 954 - 828 - 9229 www.thedoggystore.com See our Ad on page 27

Lake Worth Wet Kisses Pet Company................... 561 - 439 - 0114 www.wetkissespetcompany.com See our Ad on page 19

PomPano Beach Fiesta Pet Deli.................................... 954 - 971 - 2500 www.realfood4pets.com See our Ads on pages 3 & 10

Pet tranSPortation 5 Paw Pets......................................... 954 - 600 - 0131 www.5pawpets.com .................... 888 - 845 - 7297 See our Ad on page 48

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VeterinarianS & animaL cLinicS coraL SPringS Coral Springs Pet Resort and Medical Center www.coralsprings.vetsuite.com .... 954 - 341 - 4123 See our Ad on page 27

deerFieLd Beach Backos Bird Clinic, 447 South Federal Highway 24 Hour Emergency (on call)............ 954 - 427 - 0777

PomPano Beach All Aboard Animal Hospital, 1413 S. Dixie Hwy. www.allaboardanimal.com ............ 954 - 785 - 7780

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Bird reScue Avian Protection Society........................................... www.avianprotectors.homestead.com/Rescue Feline-N-Feathers S. FL Rescue...... 954 - 943 - 5455 Lucky Parrot Sanctuary, Inc...................................... www.luckyparrot.org Safe Haven (Avian Placement Services)................... www.safehavenfl.org .................. 727 - 712 - 8012

cat reScue organizationS Carlowcats....................................... 561 - 667 - 7779 Cats Exclusive................................. 954 - 975 - 8349 Feline-N-Feathers S. FL Rescue...... 954 - 943 - 5455 Stray Aid and Rescue.............................................. www.strayaid.org ......................... 954 - 816 - 0799 The Cat Network...........................305 - 255 - 3482

cat & dog reScue A Second Chance Rescue................. 561 - 333 - 1100 Allen Babcock Rescue Inc............... 954 - 474 - 8198 www.Animal-Aid.com ... animalaidinc@aol.com Animal Rescue Force of South Florida, Inc........ www.animalrescueforce.org Chesed Rescue................................. 561 - 213 - 5773 Grateful Paws Dog & Cat Rescue... 954 - 462 - 8840 Raining Cats and Dogs.................. 561 - 929 - 0759 Rescue Rehab Home...................... 561 - 241 - 3676 Stray Aid & Rescue Inc.................... 954 - 816 - 0799 Tri-County Humane Society........... 561 - 482 - 8110

dog ParkS oF South FLorida (LeaSh required)

Birch State Park, Ft. Lauderdale.... 954 - 564 - 4521 Easterlin Park, Oakland Park........ 954 - 816 - 0799 John Prince Park, Lake Worth, 2700 6th Ave South Markham Park, Sunrise................. 954 - 389 - 2000 Quiet Waters Park, Deerfield........ 954 - 360 - 1315 South County Regional Park, Boca Raton............... 561 - 966 - 6600 Tree Tops Park, Davie..................... 954 - 370 - 3750

oFF LeaSh ~ dog ParkS Bark Park/Snyder Park, Ft. Laud... 954 - 828 - 3647 Boca Raton Dog Park....................... 561 - 393 - 7821 Colohatchee Park, Wilton Manors.... 561 - 393 - 7821 Lake Ida Dog Park, DelRay Beach.... 561 - 966 - 6664


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Dog Rescue oRganizations

FeRRet Rescue

Adopt-A-Bull Rescue, Inc........................................... www.adoptabullrescue.com ........... 954 - 802 - 1442 Alaskan Malamute..............................561 - 241 - 2347 Australian Shepherd Rescue....................................... www.aussierescue.org ..................... 561 - 945 - 6363 Boston Terrier..................................... 561 - 495 - 4920 Boxer Friends Inc......................................................... www.boxerfriends.org Buddies thru Bullies...........................305 - 666 - 8870 Chihuahua Rescue...................................................... www.chihuahua-rescue.com .......... 954 - 989 - 9766 Cocker Spaniel................................... 954 - 566 - 6634 Dalmation Rescue....................................................... www.dalmationrescue.com ............ 305 - 940 - 3320 Florida Doberman Rescue.................. 954 - 581 - 9198 www.fldobermanrescue.bizland.com English Bulldog Rescue...................... 561 - 964 - 6070 305 - 666 - 8870 Florida Keeshond Rescue................... 904 - 223 - 6591 French Bull Dog.......................................................... www.frenchbulldogrescue.org ....... 305 - 935 - 6106 Friends of Greyhounds Inc.................. 954 - 578 - 0072 Golden Retriever................................ 561 - 715 - 0477 www.goldenrescuesouthflorida.com Great Dane.........................................954 - 389 - 5389 561 - 748 - 4017 Greyhound......................................... 954 - 925 - 7758 Greyhound Adoption League.............561 - 615 - 0818 Greyhound Pets of America...............561 - 737 -1941 K94U Rescue.....................................954 - 349 - 5859 www.k94urescue.com Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida Inc............... www.labradorrescue.net Magnolia Setter Rescue......................352 - 821 - 2155 Old English Sheep Dog.......................954 - 434 - 4970 Pug Club.............................................954 - 785 - 2515 Pug Rescue (CPR - east coast).......... 305 - 653 - 6531 Planet Pugs Rescue............................. 561 - 963 - 4554 Rescue Rehab Home...........................561 - 241 - 3676 Rottweiler Rescue........................................................ www.ggarr.org ................................. 954 - 815 - 6363 Sabbath Memorial Dog Rescue.........305 - 634 - 1212 ShihTzu Rescue................................954 - 680 - 6456 South Florida Siberian Husky Rescue, Inc............... www.sibrescue.com ..........................954 - 540 - 7373 Saint Bernard....................................561 - 689 - 1911 Sunshine Airedalers Club.................561 - 707 - 8028 Sunshine All Breed Rescue Inc.........954 - 612 - 0794 Yorkie Rescue...................................954 - 476 - 5918 Yorkie Friends Rescue....................... 239 - 574 -9253

Broward Ferret Rescue..................... 954 - 977 - 4583 www.browardferretrescue.org Ferrets in the Sun Club and Rescue.......................... Rescue@ferretsinthesun.com

Low cost spay & neuteR A.R.F.F...........................................954 - 615 - 2733 Discount Spay and Neuter.............954 - 989 - 9879 Humane Society of Broward County........................ 954 - 463 - Spay Spay Shuttle...................................561 - 233 - 1200

otheR impoRtant numbeRs A Rescued Pet is Wonderful............954 - 566 - 5069 Abandoned Pet Rescue....................954 - 728 - 9010 Adopt A Pet.....................................305 - 257 - 2275 Adopt A Stray..................................954 - 966 - 8382 Animal Aid Inc................................954 - 730 - 8398 Broward Cnty Lost and Found........954 - 359 - 1318 Broward Ferret Rescue................... 561 - 988 - 2635 Broward Sheriff ’s Office Animal Abuse Unit........... 954 - 321 - 4830 Pets In Distress..............................954 - 472 - 8667 Born Free Pet Shelter..................... 305 - 361 - 5507 Companion Animal Rescue........... 305 - 895 - 8514 Find Lost Pets and Investigate Cruelty...................... 800 - 877 - 8729 Friends Forever Rescue.................. 786 - 229 - 9002 Hobo’s Wish....................................954 - 983 - 4769 Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League........................ 561 - 686 - 3663 Pet Rescue Inc................................ 305 - 621 - 8354 Pets and Animals in Distress.......... 954 - 202 - 9991 Pets at Risk Rescue......................... 305 - 940 - 3320 Pets in Distress of Miami Dade County.................... 305 - 234 - 4536 Report Animal Cruelty................... 954 - 493 - TIPS SAD SAC Inc................................. 561 - 736 - 1313 Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary................................. (Ext. 2) 561 - 747 - 1598 South Florida Partners for Pets... 786 - 263 - 1709 The Florida Humane Society.......954 - 570 - 7678

wiLDLiFe emeRgency numbeRs Broward County Health Dept....... 954 - 467 - 4804 Pelican Harbor (all native wildlife) 305 - 751 - 9840 Rascals Wildlife Care.....................954 - 779 - 0364 Wildlife Care Center......................954 - 524 - 4302 Wildlife Research Team ~ WRT (See ad, page 44) www.wildlife-research-team.org www.petplanetmagazine.com 45


central Florida PET PLANET PAGES ADVERTISERS Boarding & doggie day Care Dog Day Afternoon.......Orlando...... 407 - 835 - 9200 www.dogdayafternoon.net (Sanford) 407 - 328 - 9205 See our Ad on page 21 Rangers Pet Outpost & Retreat....... 407 - 894 - 4884 www.rangerspetoutpost.com See our Ad on page 21 Pet Resort of Apopka.................... 407 - 884 - 8924 www.petcarecenterofapopka.com/petresort.html See our Ad on page 21

dog Training

orlando and Surrounding areaS Bark Busters.................................... 877 - 500 - 2275 www.barkbusters.com See our Ad on page 11

naTural & HoliSTiC PeT ProduCTS Pookie’s Pet Nutrition & Bakery..... 407 - 622 - 7387 www.pookiesbowwowbakery.com PeT grooming orlando

Rangers Pet Outpost & Retreat....... 407 - 894 - 4884 www.rangerspetoutpost.com See our Ad on page 21

PeT PHoTograPHy Le Puparazzi & Glamour Puss......... 407 - 898 - 4122 www.lepuparazzi.com See our Ad on page 21 SCHoolS

orlando

Center for Animal Therapies........... 407 - 869 - 1145 www.centerforanimaltherapies.com See our Ad on page 21

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dog ParkS

LAKE COUNTY

Pear Park - Go north on Hwy 27 past Spanish Village, make your first left on University Blvd. Go about one mile; Pear Park is on the left. Proof of current rabies vaccination is required. Fenced in park with one side of the park set aside for larger dogs and another for smaller dogs. Open Daily. Dog Park - Take Highway 27 north to SR 19 north. Go through Howey in the Hills; make a right at the stoplight and continue on SR 19. Proceed four miles to Lake Idamere and turn right (across from the large Boat Storage) Dog Park is on left.

ORLANDO - DOWNTOWN

Take the 408 to the Mills Road exit and turn right to Anderson. First parking area on the right. Park is around back. Urban Wetlands Park is next to a cemetery. Dog Park has a few nice ponds, walking trails and grassy hills.

ORLANDO

Barnett Dog Park, 4801 W Colonial Dr. open 8am to 8pm,, 407-836-6248. Turn off Colonial Dr. where you see the giant 4801 Barnett Park sign at the west end of the Fairgrounds. Head north onto Ferrand Dr., then turn left onto Dolores Dr. and go west until the short road ends. You’ll see a small footbridge just north of the parking. Cross the bridge and you’ll find Barnett Dog Park!

WINTER GARDEN

Go west on Highway 50 toward Winter Garden; turn left on Beulah (street is between Mobil Gas Station and Shirley’s Antiques). Go under the overpass to Beard Street and turn left; Dog Park is on the right, directly behind West Orange High School. Park is fenced in.

WINTER PARK

VeTerinarianS & animal CliniCS

Take 436 to Aloma, left to Lakemont. Turn left; pass by the hospital on the left. Continue straight through two lights, Dog Park is on the left. Park is fenced in and has a nice lake, grassy area, boat ramp, picnic area with grills and bathrooms.

All Care Animal Hospital...............352 - 394 - 7444

dog reSCue organizaTionS

ClermonT orlando

Hiawassee Veterinary Clinic.............407 - 299 - 3969 www.hiawassee-vet.com See our Ad on page 21

RESOURCES

CaT & dog reSCue

A Better Life Pet Rescue....................407 - 595 - 7720 A New Beginning Pet Care & Rescue, Inc.... 407 - 251 - 5458 ARNI Foundation.............................904 - 267 - 0277 Greyhound Rescue............................407 - 332 - 9209 Guardian Angels Pet Rescue, Inc.....407 - 568- 8168 Houndhaven Dog Adoption.............352 - 243 - 9795 www.houndhaven.org Polk County Animal Control Svcs....863-499-2600 South Lake Animal League.......352 - 409 - 7231 www.slal.org 46 The Pet Planet Magazine FALL 2009

Greyhound Pets of America - Orlando 407-332-4754 Humane Society ~ Central Florida.... 407-836-3111 Humane Society ~ Lake County........ 352-589-7400 Humane Society ~ Leesburg.............. 352-669-3312 Humane Society ~ Marion County.... 352-854-8230 Humane Society ~ Orlando............... 407-351-7722 Humane Society ~ Polk County......... 863-324-5227 Humane Society ~ Seminole County.. 407-323-8685 Humane Society ~ South Brevard...... 321-259-0601 Humane Society ~ West Volusia........ 386-734-2450 Yorkie Friends Rescue........................... 239 - 574 -9253

low CoST SPay & neuTer South Lake Animal League.........352 - 409 - 7231 wildlife emergenCy PHone numBerS Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge........407-836-3111


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Fencing Purr-fect Fence............................888 - 280 - 4066 www.purrfectfence.com nAturAl & Holistic pet products Wellness Pet Food........................800 - 225 - 0904 www.wellnesspetfood.com See our Ad on the inside Back Cover

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pet products Bike-Tow Leash.................. www.biketowleash.com See our Ad on page 35

National

pet trAvel Furry Travelers, Inc...................... 866 - 553 - 8779 www.furrytravelers.com See our Ad on page 35 Pet Travel Store................................... 877 - 241 - 0184 www.pettravelstore.com See our Ad on page 31

The organizations listed in these pages are believed to be no-kill organizations, but please for the sake of the animal, make certain when you call that you ask their specific policy pertaining to the lives of the animals they rescue or shelter. If you find that an organization is not as we believe it to be, please email us at editor@ petplanetmagazine.com so that we may remove that organization from our listing. These numbers are meant to give direction to people wanting to adopt a pet or needing to relocate a pet. In no way is The Pet Planet Magazine offering these numbers as a referral to any of these organizations. Please do your homework, as we are not responsible for the outcome of your contact with them.

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Friendly Dog Leash............................. 888 - 701 - 4083 www.friendlydogleash.com See our Ad on page 31 Golden Paws Online..................... 800 - 672 - 6868 www.goldenpawsonline.com See our Ad on page 31 Go Packs ~ Be Prepared!............ www.aid2gopacks.com Jazzy Tags.................................. www.JazzyTags.com See our Ad on page 31 Pet a Potty.................................. www.PetaPotty.com See our Ad on the inside Front Cover Pet Tree Houses............... www.pettreehouses.com Skamper-Ramp.............................. 877 - 766 - 5738 www.protectspets.net Solo Pet Doors............................... 877 - 766 - 3900 www.solopetdoors.com

pet services The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation www.searchdogfoundation.org.... 888 - 459 - 4376 See our Ad on the Back Cover Pet Life Radio........................ www.petliferadio.com www.petplanetmagazine.com

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