Horses at No Kill Sanctuary Love Frolicking in the Snow – Middletown, NY

Josie and Foxy, two horses who live at Pets Alive Animal Sanctuary in Middletown, NY, don’t understand why so many people are complaining about the weather. They love the snow and showed their appreciation for the fluffy white flakes by “horsing around” in their pasture this past weekend.  The horses were having a blast running back and forth in the pasture, jumping around and chasing each other.

Executive Director Audrey Lodato says “We’re so happy to be able to provide a safe haven for these beautiful animals while they wait for their forever homes. It’s a wonderful thing to see them so happy.”

The sanctuary staff loves seeing the horses play.  Farm Manager Cindy O’Brien says “Josie and Foxy love to get out and stretch their legs and kick up their heels. These mares really do have a lot of fun playing in the snow!”


Foxy is a 28-year-old an Arabian Mare who was rescued from slaughter by Pets Alive. She gets along well with other horses and even goats and pigs.  Although she can no longer be ridden, she is a sweet and gentle horse who would make a great pasture mate.


Josie is a 15-year-old Thoroughbred Mare who came to Pets Alive after being rescued from the racing industry.  Although she can not be ridden she is a pleasure to have around and will always put a smile on your face.

Both horses are available for adoption. To find out more about adopting Josie or Foxy, or to make a donation, please contact Pets Alive at 845-386-9738, or stop by every day between 10 am and 4 pm at 363 Derby Road, Middletown, NY 10940.

About Pets Alive

Pets Alive Animal Sanctuary is a private, nonprofit organization supported entirely on donations. Our mission is to improve the lives of companion animals everywhere by any means possible, including rescue, adoption, advocacy, intervention, education and collaboration.

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Tuxedo-Clad Dogs Dance the Night Away at Baltimore Humane Society – March 28


Tuxedo-Clad Dogs Dance the Night Away
Baltimore Humane Society Black Tie & Tails Gala – March 28th

Animal lovers, dogs, cats, and other furry friends will be dressed in their finest regalia at Baltimore Humane Society’s Black Tie & Tails Gala on Saturday, March 28th.  This formal affair, uniquely including pets, is all in support of Reisterstown’s no-kill animal shelter. 

The unique event will also be honoring its 2015 Animal Welfare Hero, Mary Swift.  Swift has tirelessly given her time and talent to Baltimore Humane Society and other animal rescues by photographing the pets available for adoption.  She is the owner of Mary Swift Photography.  It’s long been known that the way a homeless pet is presented, strongly impacts the public’s perception and desire to adopt.  Through Mary’s photography, countless animals have found their forever homes.

The evening, hosted by WMAR-TV ABC2 News Anchor Jamie Costello, will feature an elegant seated dinner, open bar, live music, dancing, raffles, and a live auction hosted by A.J. Billig & Co. Auctioneers.  Some of the exclusive items being auctioned include:

  • Behind the scenes tour of the Aquarium plus special animal encounter
  • Behind the scenes tour of the BSO led by Joseph Meyerhoff plus four tickets to an upcoming concert
  • Week long family vacation in Historic Williamsburg
  • Behind the scenes tour of Maryland Zoo

Guests are invited to bring their pets and dance the night away with either their furry or human companions.  All funds raised from Black Tie and Tails support the care of the animals at the no-kill shelter in Reisterstown.

Pets Welcome!  Black tie optional.  Sense of humor required.

Date:    Saturday, March 28th  

Where:  The Grand Lodge, 304 International Circle, Hunt Valley, MD   21030

Time:      6 p.m. -11 p.m.

Well-behaved animals attend for free.  Tickets are $125 per person until March 13 at the Early Bird price.  The price goes up to $149 after that.  They can be purchased at or by calling 410-833-8848 ext. 212.

About The Baltimore Humane Society:

The Baltimore Humane Society, founded in 1927 by Mrs. Elsie Seeger Barton, is an independent, non-profit, no-kill animal shelter, which offers low-cost veterinary care to the public, and a pet cemetery with grief support services. We receive no operational funding from the local or federal governments, or any national animal welfare organizations. For more information about BHS, and how you can contribute, volunteer, adopt, or foster, please visit

Baltimore Humane Society… Your best friend is waiting.


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Daily News Dog of the Week: ‘Ali’

THE Daily News Pet of the Week is Ali, a 2-to-4-year-old shepherd/Lab mix at the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society.

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Ali can be reserved at first, but she’s friendly once she gets to know you. She is working on leash manners, but she is a quick learner. Ali does well with children, but not with dogs or cats.

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Naturally Splendid Launches 100% Owned Pet Care Line

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / February 26, 2015 / Naturally Splendid Enterprises (the “Company”) (NSP – TSX Venture) (NSPDF – OTCQB) (50N – Frankfurt) is pleased to announce the launch of a 100% owned hemp-based pet care line trademarked Pawsitive FX(TM) and the launch of the new Corporate company Website at The new website will go live at 6:30am PST on Feb. 26, 2015.

The initial Pawsitive Fx(TM) product line consists of three formulations for topical applications as well as 3 formulated shampoo products.

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Naturally Splendid Launches 100% Owned Pet Care Line


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Puppy love-struck rescue dogs still looking for permanent home

The sweetheart puppy couple at the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge are still looking for a new home.

In February the shelter began pushing for Roscoe, a 4-and-a-half-year-old Bassett hound, and Clover, a 7-year-old corgi-lab mix — two of the longest tenured dogs at the rescue shelter — to find a home.

But the two pups weren’t ordinary rescue dogs – they had become inseparable despite attempts to acclimate the two puppies to their new environment.

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Essential Cat Care for Healthy, Glossy Coats

Any cat owner wants their cat to be as healthy as possible, and part of their health is their outward appearance. If they’re overweight or too skinny, their coat is dull, or their skin is dry, we can tell if they might not be as healthy as we want them to be. Outward signs of a health problem are the easiest ones to spot, so we can get on top of them and turn things around to make them healthier. If you want to keep your cat’s coat and skin in good health, there are some things you should do to care for them. As well as making sure they get the right diet, you need to protect them from parasites and be careful with bathing them.


Your cat’s nutrition plays a significant role in how healthy her coat is. The vitamins, minerals, protein and fat that they receive from their food helps to keep their skin and coat healthy and shiny. They need quality protein for their fur and fatty acids for their skin and hair. Some of the vitamins they need includes vitamin A and E, and they also need minerals like zinc and copper. Changes in your kitty’s fur may be natural, for example if they’re getting older, pregnant or nursing. But you also need to ensure they’re getting the right diet. If you’re unsure that you’re feeding them correctly, you can ask your vet for advice.


Weight Problems

Another side of your cat’s coat is how much they’re eating. An overweight cat may be unable to clean herself as well as she should be able to. If you notice your cat is getting a bit chubby, it may be time to adjust her diet. If you have more than one cat, it’s better to feed them separately so you can make sure they all get what they need.

Flea and Worm Treatments

One thing that’s not good for your cat’s skin and fur is parasites, such as fleas and ear mites. If your cat is an outdoor kitty, it’s important that you protect her from fleas with regular treatments. Some owners choose to use flea collars while others use spot-on treatments like those available from You can also ask your vet about an injection that stops fleas from breeding if your cat picks up an infestation. Spot-on treatments usually need to be repeated every month, while the injection lasts for 6. If you have a house cat, you probably don’t need to give them flea treatments as often. You can also help to keep ear mites away by cleaning your kitty’s ears regularly.

Cat Bathing

Some cat owners like to wash their furry friend in the bath to help keep them clean. But excessive bathing can have the opposite effect and give them a dull and bedraggled looking coat. You should avoid giving her a bath too often. Most vets recommend only bathing your cat when their fur is particularly dirty, but to otherwise leave the cleaning to them.

Keep your cat’s fur full and shiny with these simple tips. But if you’re worried about changes in her coat, visit your vet for advice.

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