Pet Talk: What to do if you lose or find a pet this weekend

Posted July 3rd, 2014 by administrator

Pet Talk: What to do if you lose or find a pet this weekend
News from The Oregonian:

Dogs often become frightened during the July 4 festivities and wander off, winding up in area county shelters. The Humane Society for Southwest Washington took in 61 stray dogs and 110 stray cats July 1-8, 2013. Compared with the first week of June 2013, the shelter took in only 34 dogs and 59 cats, according to marketing director Denise Barr. 

For some unhappy pet owners, Independence Day may take on new meaning if their cat or dog has strayed away from home.

The days before and after July 4 are among the busiest each year for local animal shelters, which are already at capacity during the summer months.

At Washington County’s Bonnie L. Hays Small Animal Shelter, for instance, 98 animals arrived between July 1 and July 8, 2013, including 44 cats and kittens and 54 dogs.

Typically, there are 23 cages designated for stray cats and 24 stray dog kennels at the Hillsboro shelter, says animal services manager Deborah Wood.

Pets are also more likely to be injured on the holiday. Last July,

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Investigators on scene of pet funeral home fire
News from KCCI Des Moines:

Investigators from the State Fire Marshal’s Office are looking for a cause Wednesday in the fire at a pet funeral home and cemetery.

They said one building is a total loss and the second building is also likely a total loss.  A damage estimate is not yet available.

Billowing smoke filled the sky Tuesday morning as firefighters from several departments fought the flames in Indianola.

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The fire that damaged LovingRest Pet Funeral Home leaves veterinarians and families with few options to take care of their pet after death.

Temperatures reached more than 1,100 degrees that bent metal, charring and destroying everything else.

“I felt sick, knowing everything that we have is in there,” said owner Eric Martens.

Several vehicles and hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of equipment used to cremate pets and provide burials and funeral for animals is gone.

LovingRest provides cremation, burial and funerals for pets and animals and serves around 70 veterinary clinics in the Des Moines area.

Sarah Doherty manages the Starch Pet Hospital, one of the many animal clinics that depend on LovingRest to…………… continues on KCCI Des Moines

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