2008 Companion Newsl. 1 (2008)

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Fallen Puppy Lifted Up into MSPCA-

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Take  your  pet for a check-up.
lest dogs for hesd,-r   .md rr uni
pets regularly to hec for fleai w'
ticks Ask your veterinarian about
heartworm  and flea preventative
medication for both dogs and cats and
be sure that all your pet's vaccinations
.rr , urent

Identify your  pett Always have your
pet wear a collar and up-to-date ID tag.
Spnngtrme  is an especially busy time for
lost pet calls to adoption centers. If
your pet does not have a collar or ID
tag. the chance of finding him
diminishes greatly. We also recommend
mi rochipping your pet.

Keep  them   cool. Hot weather is
hard on pets as well as people. Try to
exercise pets in the early morning or
late evening when the weather is cool.
Keep  pets safe at home rather than.
talong them in the car. The inside of a
car can heat up to I 10 degrees in 10
minuter o-  i- SO decc-c da- even with


Watch   out! Be aware  of local hazr'
u.h  as po     u 'iuy reptiles, toxic pla,
ii t l  cr''

If you can, keep  them   home!  1
twice before bnnging your dog to the
beach or parli on very hot days When
there is not enough shade or access to
water. they can quickly become
dehydrated. When  taking pets for walks
on hot days. be sure to pack plenty of
water for you and them' And. if you are
planning a tnp with your pet, make sure
to review all travel requierments
including transport limitations based on
weather and temperature.

Remember.preeds   with short noses
like Pugs. Persians and Bulldogs are
more  susceptible to breathing difficulty
in hot weather

For  more  information   on safety
tips for your pets, please  visit
www.mspca.org/tips.


     US a seven week -od Pit Buil puppy was
     own from the third story window of a
     sngfield apartment building dunng a
     mestic dispute. The puppy landed on the
     ed ground below and the extreme impact
     tured his skull and two legs. Spnngfield
     ice officers brought the puppy. later
     red Smitty after one of the responding
     lce officers. to the MSPCA-Westen New
     gland Animal Care and Adoption Center
   Aer beng called to the scene.

   Foliowing his three-story plummet and
   rescue. Smitty was brought to the Angell
   Animal Medical Center in Boston to be
   evaluated by surgeons. Due to his age and
   a bit of luck. Smitty did -ot require
   immediate surgery and returned to tr,
   MSPCA-WNE adoption   renter

   The media exposure and commur I
   oncern regarding the cruelty Smitt,
     * ed him find a perman-r ome
     .e to the impact of the I l Smitly
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   Our Chance to

   Make a Difference

   in   2008: Vote for

   the Dogs


   its 1930 introductior i -as..
   According to state records, 7
   Greyhouinds'have been njurt-
   at the states two dog track s,
   Most of these injuunes were fractui'
   other ryuines included broken legs
   anest and spnal coid arai Th-
   are confined for 2r
   cages that are bari
   to stand or tarn a

   Help us and this fc
04 fnal sigratures ar v
   Greuersnd Protecton Act. much
   ouil dog racing on te Norm-i
   To learn more  about how  y.u
   help protect dogs, pleas- -it
   wwwnmpca org gr Youds


Coiemin  19. was identified and anested
Followng his arraignment, Coleman pled
guilty to animal cruelty in the case of Smitty
and has. fortunately. been sentenced to one
year in jail.

The MSPCA  Law Enforcement department
encourages individuals who suspect animal
cruelty to contact them to request an
investtgation of animal abuse. In fact. without
the assistance of the public our mission to
prevent cruelty to animals, help those
animals in need and prosecute offenders
would be nearly impossible

If you suspect animal cruelty,
please call 800 628-5808 in Boston
or 413 781-3231  in western
New  England.


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