Thursday, April 28, 2016
Yorkies rescued from what Gulfport police said was the home of a "backyard breeder."
James G. Wright, 59, has a May court date in Gulfport Municipal Court on multiple animal-cruelty charges, Prosecutor Richard Smith said.
Police said they found the Yorkies, a retriever-chow mix named Buck and a cockatoo packed into his house on Fifth Avenue. Buck was in foster care, but has been returned to the shelter, West said, because he has behavioral problems.
Care for 28 Yorkshire terriers rescued from a Gulfport home was so expensive the Humane Society of South Mississippi decided to increase adoption fees for purebred dogs from a top price of $175 to $350 -- a 100 percent increase.
The fee increase went into effect Friday, Executive Director Lori West said, when adoption of eight Yorkie puppies began. She said some board and staff members discussed the high cost of medical care for the Yorkies -- up to $722 for one dog -- before deciding on the price hike.
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
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Tuesday, February 16, 2016
A therapy dog is trained to provide comfort and affection to people. Therapy dogs are widely used at hospitals, retirement and nursing homes, hospices, schools and even disaster areas. People who have learning disabilities also use therapy dogs as a means of building their self confidence for learning. Research has found that therapy dogs help make people feel better. Interacting with therapy dogs is said to 'temporarily affect the release of some of the brain's neurotransmitters, including dopamine and oxytocin, while cortisol levels decrease.' Therapy dogs are either therapeutic visitation dogs, animal-assisted therapy dogs and facility therapy dogs. However, they also work alongside people who need a companion beside them at all times. Therapy dogs are typically well tempered dog breeds and don't shed excessively, which allows most people to interact with the dog. They're also well socialized with various environments and people. That lets the dog feel comfortable with traveling around and being exposed to different people and environments. In this article, we're going to examine what people should know when flying with therapy dogs.
Flying with therapy dogs in the United States
People are allowed to go flying with therapy dogs in the United States. There are, however, rules and regulations they must follow before boarding a plane with their companion. In order to fly with a therapy dog in the United States, the dog's owner must have appropriate documentation.
This documentation needs to be reported at least 48 hours before the person's scheduled flight departure time. Regulations concerning that matter require that requests to go flying with a therapy dog are reported during that time frame, allowing the airline to verify the documentation with the owner's doctor. In other words, the airline won't allow therapy dog owners who haven't previously contacted the airline in advance to board their flight with their dog in tow.
The therapy dog documentation letter needs to be drafted from the dog owner's mental health doctor and possess a professional letterhead. It also must not be more than a year old. The dog owner also needs to have a mental health disability, meaning their mental illness must physically and mentally impair them from regularly living their life. Other documentation to bring includes the dog's certification records, health certificates and vaccine records.
People who want to go flying with therapy dogs must take care of getting their pet cleared for flight before even boarding the plane. This allows both owner and pet to be prepared for the flight well in advance.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
A South Florida family got their teacup Yorkshire terrier back -- a decade after she ran away.
Ginger was found last week by a couple in Houston. They said the small dog was hiding under a car near a busy road.
The couple took the dog to a veterinarian, who scanned her for a microchip and contacted her original owner.
Yajaira Fuentes, who lives in South Miami, says Ginger escaped from her backyard in 2005.
After getting the good news, Fuentes paid for boarding and a flight for Ginger to return home.
It's not clear how the dog got from south Florida to Texas. Fuentes thinks someone may have taken Ginger from South Miami and moved to Texas. WATCH
Saturday, December 19, 2015
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
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Monday, October 26, 2015
Poor little Mitchell; who could be so cruel?
The ten-year-old blind Yorkshire terrier is so afraid when he was picked up by New York City Animal Care and Control and brought to the Brooklyn shelter this past week.
Some miserable culprit had spray painted little Mitchell green on his face, in his eyes, and on his back soaking right into the skin of his caudal spine. (base of his spine) Mitchell was brought in on October 22, and is due out and ready for rescue on Sunday, October 25.
According to his medical notes, even though he is extremely stressed, Mitchell did allow handling although it is advised to move very slowly as this little guy must have been through more than most animal advocates even want to know. The emaciated, six-pound dog is heavily matted around his legs and face and has extensive dental issues, however no flea infestation or active parasites were noted.
A volunteer writes the following: "Mitchell is a 10 year old Yorkie mix who came in as a stray- matted and emaciated. During Mitchell's medical exam, it was noted that he is also BLIND. This little guy needs some TLC- Can you give him some?" When making inquiries about Mitchell, reference A1055686.
For more information on adopting from the New York City Animal Care and Control, click here. A Facebook page for Mitchell can be found here. To adopt from the General Adoption List, click here. To adopt from the At Risk List, click here. Please share Mitchell's story with friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives, and every life counts.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Friday, August 14, 2015
Larry Yepez, 66, said he startled a 200-pound black bear who was rummaging through his trash outside of his California home near Yosemite National Park.
The bear latched onto his arm, and Yepez tried punching him, but the animal wouldn’t let go. Yepez even kicked the bear off of him, but the bear came after him again.
That’s when Yepez’s dog started barking and distracted the bear. Wildlife crews are now looking for the black bear, who fled the scene.
Monday, July 27, 2015
Friday, July 17, 2015
My dog thinks she is tough at the beach when she chases seagulls - but beware.
Roo the Yorkshire Terrier suffered severe head wounds and a brain haemorrhage after a group of gulls attacked him while he was playing in the back garden of his owner’s home in Cornwall last Thursday.
Mother-of-four Emily Vincent, who owned Roo, said the little dog came running into the kitchen before collapsing in a pool of blood resembling a ‘murder scene’.
The family took the animal to the vet but his wounds were deemed too severe and he was put down.
The seagulls – which are herring gulls – had been nesting on the roof of Ms Vincent’s house in St Columb Minor. They are believed to have been trying to protect their nest when they attacked Roo.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Pet charity Blue Cross warns shih-tzus, chihuahuas, Yorkshire terriers, and pugs are now the most dumped dogs in Britain
Designer 'handbag' dogs made popular by celebrities such as Paris Hilton and Simon Cowell are now the most dumped in Britain, charity bosses revealed.
Research has revealed pocket-sized pets are now the most unwanted across the country because owners don't realise they need as much exercise as larger breeds.As a result dogs such as shih-tzus, chihuahuas, Yorkshire terriers, and pugs are now being given up in record numbers, according to the pet charity Blue Cross.
The organisation believes this is because the smaller breeds are seen as more of a fashion accessory and people think they are easier to look after because of their size.But when owners realise how much care, attention and exercise they need they decide they cannot cope and give them away.
The study found the number of "handbag" dogs handed in to the Blue Cross has increased by 120 per cent in the last five years.
The charity is now urging potential owners to do their research properly before buying a dog, rather than following the latest celebrity trend.
More at Telegraph.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
How to Fly with an Emotional Support Animal in the Cabin of an Airplane
Do your nerves bundle up the minute you step into an airport, more so into an airplane? You’re not alone! Millions of people feel the same way you do, and some address their anxiety by bringing along an ESA, otherwise known as an emotional support animal. Your pup may just be the answer to your problems. Here’s what you can do before taking your ESA with you on your next trip. If you’re looking for certification of service dogs, you can find more information at Service Dog Certifications.
Prepare Proper Documents
It is vital that your pet has the necessary registration, emotional support animal doctor letters, and identification to prove that it is a certified emotional support animal, most especially to present to authorities who might question you. Not all disabilities/mental illnesses merit having an ESA, so your particular disability should appear on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM-IV implying that your pet’s immediate presence is necessary due to health matters. You may learn more about how and whether or not you may acquire certification for an emotional support animal by speaking to a psychiatrist. The moment you have all the right documents supporting your ESA, you’re set to go!
Bringing Your ESA on Your Next Flight
The first thing you should do before taking your ESA on a flight is to inform the airline you’re flying that you’ll be bringing your emotional support animal at least 48 hours before departure. They might need you to fax or email letters written by a licensed mental health professional. Don’t forget to bring your pet’s papers to prove its shots, as well as a health certificate issued by a veterinarian, just in case.
To avoid being late for your flight, as you may be questioned about your ESA, you might want to check-in online or leave for the airport extra early. Ideally, you should be checked in at least 90 minutes before your flight. Have the proper equipment that will aid you in holding and/or controlling your pet, such as a leash, harness, cage, or others. Check to see that it’s comfortable enough for your pet to stay in/wear for the duration of the flight as well!
While in the Plane
Is your pet well-trained? A dog that yips on the plane may be bothersome to other passengers, so a quiet, behaved pooch who understands commands is usually mostly appreciated. As for dealing with calls of nature, see to it that your pet urinates and defecates in a suitable place before boarding the plane. You may want to fit a diaper on your pup to lessen the chances of it making a mess while in-flight. Avoid giving your pet food or water during the flight, but keep a bit with you in your carry-on to give to your pet when you land. Remember to keep your animal with you at all times, and position it (or its cage) in an area that doesn’t block emergency exits. You may not be allowed to sit in certain rows of the airplane, but it’s only to make sure of the accessibility, safety, and comfort of you and your pet.
In case you’re still nervous about or during the flight, you may want to speak to a doctor/psychiatrist beforehand, so you can get prescribed medication to alleviate your anxiety. Depending on which airline you’re flying, it also helps to call the airline beforehand and inform them that you’re an “anxious flyer”, as the airline’s flight attendants become more aware about your situation and may check up on you every now and then.
Once you’re on the flight, take 10 deep breaths; each inhaling for the count of 5 heartbeats, keeping it in for 7, and exhaling for 9 to relax yourself. Once you’ve done that, try distracting yourself with your favorite music, book, or video game. Before you know it, the flight will be over, you’ll have reached your destination!
Saturday, May 16, 2015
A Department of Agriculture officer escorted the Yorkshire terriers from Depp’s home – where they had been temporarily quarantined – to the airport on Friday evening, Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce said in a statement. The tiny outlaws promptly boarded a flight to California, just hours before a government-imposed deadline that the dogs leave Australia or be euthanized.
The hastily-arranged departure came after Joyce accused Depp of smuggling the dogs aboard his private jet when he returned to Australia on April 21 to resume filming of the 5th installment in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie series at Gold Coast Studios.
Australia has strict quarantine regulations to prevent diseases such as rabies spreading to its shores. Bringing pets into the country involves applying for a permit and a quarantine on arrival of at least 10 days.
The Agriculture Department told Depp and his wife Amber Heard on Wednesday that they had to send Pistol and Boo back to the United States within 72 hours or the animals would be euthanized. And they did.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
WARNING - DO NOT LET YOUR YORKIE OUT UNATTENDED!
Coyotes and large winged birds CAN GRAB THEM in an instant.
An attacking coyote grabbed a Yorkshire terrier and retreated to the woods of suburban New Jersey with the dog hanging from its jaws on Tuesday night, according to the Randolph Township Police.
With both New Jersey and nearby New York City residents reporting an increased coyote presence this spring, local cops notified the state Division of Fish and Wildlife about the incident, police said.
Animal observers noted the first sighting of a coyote in New Jersey in 1939, but state officials notched only 29 other reports of the critters in the Garden State in the 40 years afterward, according the agency. Now, the “extremely adaptable” animals have popped up in almost 400 municipalities across all 21 of the state’s counties, agency officials say.
Monday, April 20, 2015
- Variable fever
- Clear nasal discharge that progresses to thick, yellowish-green mucus
- Rapid/difficult breathing
- Loss of appetite
People can carry it on their skin for up to 12 hours and on their clothes for 24 hours.
The canine flu outbreak in Chicago has prompted officials to tell dog owners to postpone trips to dog parks and doggy daycare centers until the worst of the outbreak passes. Dogs younger than one year and older than seven are most at risk.
Although it's called a canine influenza, health officials said the virus also infects cats. No evidence exists that the virus is transmissible from dogs to people.
The virus has sickened more than 1,100 dogs in the Midwest, probably spread rapidly when pet owners boarded their dogs while on spring vacations, according to the Associated Press.
Thursday, April 2, 2015
It's haircut day! I don't mind, I have a very sexy male hairdresser, who pampers me and kisses me!
Most Yorkies keep their ears pointed - but my dads like mine to grow out and be "whispy".
I think they call my cut a Westie Cut. The Westie Cut is a great style for active Yorkies! In this style, the entire body is trimmed to leave only a few inches of hair, though you can make it longer or shorter depending on your personal preference. The beard is rounded. The fur around the forehead is often shaved short or pulled into a topknot to allow your Yorkie maximum eyesight.
Here we go................
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Sunday, March 15, 2015
You know how your dog tucks himself in, getting the blanket JUST RIGHT?
In this cute video, while the little tot is sleeping peacefully, Misty (the Yorkie) starts poking around, looking like she's trying to wake the peaceful little bubba up. Curious to see what she was going to do next, the baby's watchful parents pulled out a camera and started recording. What they caught of video is absolutely adorable! Apparently, Misty didn't think her new little human was cozy enough, and proceeds to tuck the baby in nice and secure.
See more HERE
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
It just breaks my heart. How can someone be SO LAZY, to just give up your dog and not even TRY to find a new home for the pet? Just dump it off and not care about the dog's feelings. SICK!
It happens everyday, dogs are given up and their hearts are broken. Some are adopted out and many out there are put to sleep.
That's what happened to Miley, who was devastated when her owners surrendered her at at Los Angeles pound this week. Miley wouldn't raise her head, terrified at where she was she sat in the corner. Marley, who was another owner surrendered did her best to cheer Miley up. Trying to play with Miley and to get her to lift her head. Marley has already been dumped twice at the shelter, but has a big enough heart to try to cheer up her new friend Miley.
Both dogs are currently on a tight timeline to find a home before euthanasia as the shelter has limited space. Please contact North Central Animal Care and Control Center at (888) 452-7381, Miley's ID # is A1530442, and Marley's ID # is A1367215.
YORKIES GET DUMPED OFF TOO. Please consider adopting a Yorkie, that needs a home??
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Saturday, February 7, 2015
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