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Puppies at Play, Saving the Day!

PUPPY DOG PALS:
PLAYTIME WITH PUPPY DOG PALS

 

Bring Home on Disney DVD January 22nd!

Includes Bonus Episodes and 8 Shorts

 

Synopsis:                      Adorable puppy brothers Bingo and Rolly are back! Join the doggy duo on amazing missions: deep-sea diving in the Great Barrier Reef, fetching a four-leaf clover in Ireland, running all over Down Under, and much more! Then, meet their brand-new puppy pal Keia in two exciting bonus episodes! Packed with action, music and a ton of silly fun, these playtime adventures will leave you howling with laughter!

Voice Cast:                         Issac Ryan Brown as Bingo; Sam Lavagnino as Rolly; Harland Williams as Bob; Jessica DiCicco as Hissy;and Tom Kenny as A.R.F.

Creator/

Consulting Producer:     Harland Williams

Executive Producer:       Sean Coyle

Episodes:                            The Great Pug-scape / Luck of The Pug-ish

                                                Scuba-Doggies / Walking the Bob

                                                Captain Rolly / The Coolest Dogs in Town

                                                The Legend of Ol’ Snapper / Adventures in Puppy-Sitting

                                                Bob’s Boomerang / Fetch That Fish

Bonus:                                  Episodes 1 and 2 from Season 2:

                                                A New Pup in Town / The Last Pup-icorn

                                                Keia’s New Doghouse / The Fang Fairy

                                                8 “Playtime with Puppy Dog Pals” shorts

Release Date:                    January 22, 2019

Ratings:                                TV-G (US); G (CE/CF)

Run Time:                           110 minutes (not including bonus)

Aspect Ratio:                     1.78:1 Widescreen (Enhanced for 16x9 Televisions)

Audio:                                  English, French & Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital

Subtitles:                            English SDH, French & Spanish

Closed Captions:              English

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© 2018 Disney

Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation Wishing You A
 
 Mother's Day is approaching and everyone is scrambling for gifts.  The Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation has so many females that were mama dogs at one point and they want a loving day too!  Won't you consider making a donation and or purchasing your OWN MOMS, their beautiful flowers or last minute gifts through our shopping links through Amazon Smile, Good Shop, or IGive where they have so many beautiful flowers, candies and gifts for your mother, while donating back to the Linda Blair Worldheart rescue dogs! 
 Times are so hard, but the gift of love must be spread, and we wish you and yours, a beautiful Mother's Day weekend! 
Our own rescued, mama dogs, are now spayed, and are asking for donations through our PayPal so they may have treats, good healthy meals,  a $10.00 donation for a baby pool to swim and splash around in, with the oncoming summer heat! 
Maybe, you'd like to join our Crowdrise Fundraiser, so we may supply air conditioners to the four new K-9 cottages! With your donations, we purchased these amazing 8x10, cottage kits on sale, last fall, after the fires and rescued so many dogs in need. They were insulated and comfortable for winter, but now they need the air conditioners for the oncoming, sweltering, summer, desert heat!  Please see our fundraiser below! 
 If you want to make a donation of treats, help us with our cancer prevention food program for the dogs, please make your donation through our Donate button - put in the message bar "for the mama dogs, happy Mother's Day, for cookies, treats and a baby pool! "
 Don't forget to continue to shop on our Amazon Smile site! Every one of your shopping needs will be rushed to your door and the companies will donate back to the charity a small percentage on your behalf! 
 Wishing you a very happy Mother's Day and please see the photos below of so many of our mama dogs after their rescue and so grateful because of your love and support! All of their rescued K9 friends wish you a happy Mother's Day as well! Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation thanks you so much for your support and donations!
I, as a mother to all, ask only for donations and gifts for my rescue dogs at LBWF.
 With Love,
 Linda Blair, 
President and Founder 
The Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation 
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Meet Some of our Adoptable Dogs!
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Give Your Pets' The Gift Of A Long, Healthy, Quality Of Life!
Nzyme Products
 

Nzymes isstaple company in our cancer prevention work and highly recommended pet care for you and all your companion animals. I use it on all our rescue dogs and have seen the most miraculous results. I encourage you to use the 10% gift discount right now by ordering through their phone line (877-816-6500) and requesting a "Linda Blair Special" discount on their Nzymes products. Please visit  https://www.nzymes.com/ to read more about these amazing products!

Please Support Our Rescue Dog's Canine Cottages Air Conditioner Crowdrise  Fundraiser!
Crowdrise Fundraiser
We are in desperate need for six, 6000 BTU unit air conditioners, costing approximately $130 a piece, give or take, depending which store, Costco or Walmart that
have them in stock. We need to replace two of the units that have stopped working due to the dirt and high usage in the last few years. 

We know the heat will start by weeks end and we need to go ASAP to find the units, all the electric cords that go with it and get installers to come and put them in. This will take time, but could be done within the week with your help! We are also in need of 40 doggy play pools to service the 100 rescue dogs, who love to frolic in the pools for fun, exercise and to cool off in the hot temperatures. The baby pools cost about $10 each. Please help by making a donation to our fundraiser. Any amount will help and is much appreciated! Thank you! To make a donation to our Crowdrise Fundraiser please click on the picture or you can click here: 
 
Sally Snacks~ A Great Healthy Treat For Your Dog
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Sally Snacks are available to purchase on Amazon. Don't forget to use Amazon Smile and pick LBWF as your charity of choice!
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Palmetto, Fla. (April 13, 2017)—Ruby is an exceptional golden retriever currently living and working with her visually impaired handler Francis “Frank” Goossens of Sarasota. But before she became Frank’s life-changing guide and eyes to the world, Ruby was born in the old puppy kennel at Southeastern Guide Dogs alongside her siblings Nell, Gussie, Ellen, Cody, Cashew, Dove, Ava, Clifford and Pinkie. Every year about 250 tiny superheroes-in-training are born and trained on Southeastern Guide Dogs’ 33-acre campus in Palmetto, Fla. For the first 10 to 12 weeks of life, the Labradors, golden retrievers and goldadors are tenderly cared for along with their mothers, brothers and sisters in a strategically designed program of health, early education and socialization where every paw-step counts on their journey to greatness.

But the puppy kennel that served Ruby and the organization so well for more than three decades eventually became too small and in need of constant repairs. It just plain wore out. Now, with the opening of the Grant & Shirle Herron Puppy Academy, newborns, moms and growing puppies will flourish in a purpose-built home during the first semesters of their Southeastern Guide Dogs experience—from birth to pre-school to kindergarten graduation—before being sent out to the loving homes of their volunteer puppy raisers.

Donor Shirle Herron of Sebring, Fla. provided the lead gift for the $4.7 million structure, which features about 15,000 square feet of climate-controlled interior space and about 5,000 square-feet of covered exterior. Every inch is designed with a focus on functionality, efficiency and sanitation, and is hurricane ready: built to withstand winds up to 150 mph. In addition, Southeastern Guide Dogs is unique in inviting the public to participate in the puppies’ early development via a creative and fun Puppy Kindergarten Adventure curriculum described here.

Noise and stress reduction elements, abundant natural lighting, comfort features and an enclosed outdoor gymnasium demonstrate the careful attention paid to the puppies’ and their moms’ physical environment. Key spaces include: Genetics & Reproduction; Whelping and Neonatal Care (Newborns to six weeks); Preschool (Newborns to six weeks); Clinic (All ages); Kindergarten and Enrichment (six to 10 weeks);and a small outdoor splash park funded by Southeastern Guide Dogs puppy raiser volunteers. The facility also contains a gift shop selling merchandise that supports the free programs Southeastern Guide Dogs provides to visually impaired students and veterans with PTSD.

“From playtime to training time, from specialized medical procedures to whelping and neonatal care, with attention paid to public interaction and educational enrichment, the Puppy Academy anticipates and exceeds the needs of staff and our young puppies,” says CEO Titus Herman. It is a beautiful facility built with "frugal quality" that reflects both our commitment to superb stewardship as well as exceptional care. In this environment enhanced by warm sunlight, privacy and serenity, our staff and volunteers will perform their cutting-edge work, while our future superheroes will learn and grow into their very special destinies.”

 

 
 
 

Southeastern Guide Dogs transforms lives by creating and nurturing extraordinary partnerships between people and dogs. Employing the latest in canine development and behavior research, the national organization trains guide dogs, service dogs and companion dogs for people living with significant challenges including those with visual impairments and veterans with disabilities.

All of Southeastern Guide Dogs’ services – which include selective breeding and expert dog training; comprehensive on-campus student instruction; and lifetime graduate follow-up – are provided at no cost to the recipients. The charity relies 100 percent on private donations and receives no government funding. Southeastern Guide Dogs has the distinction of being dually accredited by the two premier, global accreditation bodies: the International Guide Dog Federation and Assistance Dogs International. www.GuideDogs.org

What to Expect When Adopting a Dog
by Diane Rose-Solomon
from SOP3 Publishing
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Many people consider adopting a dog but question: what if they want to save a dog’s life but don’t know where to begin and need expert advice? What must they do to integrate the new pet into their home?
Enter Diane Rose-Solomon. Over the last 20 years, Diane has worked with rescued dogs, helping them re-enter a world where people are kind to them. She has gathered a national network of colleagues who are top pet professionals. Through her volunteerism with rescue organizations, she’s met many prospective pet owners asking questions and voicing concerns about pet adoption.
What to Expect When Adopting a Dog offers expert advice from rescue specialists, veterinarians, dog parents, and pet business owners with links to the best, most relevant articles from pet professionals, making this book a one-stop shop for all dog-related questions, before, during, and after adoption.
The book answers questions like whether dog adoption is right for you, how to adopt a dog from a shelter or rescue group, how to prepare your home for a new member, integrating the dog into your home, family, lifestyle, and more. In five modules, Diane leads the reader through all the steps they should take to decide on a dog, go through the adoption process, bring the new pet home, as well as lifelong care. And, with the shorter lives of animals, she delivers a heartfelt chapter on saying goodbye to a pet.
There are thousands of dogs waiting for a loving home. This book educates a prospective pet parent on what to expect and how to add the joy of dog parenting.
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What to Expect When Adopting a Dog
Author: Diane Rose-Solomon
Publisher: SOP3 Publishing
Release Date: September, 2016
ISBN: 978-0-9857690-4-8 Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-0-9857690-5-5
Page Count: 194 pages
Paperback Retail Price: $14.99
Ebook retail: $4.99
Available in .pdf, .epub, and .mobi ebook formats
Author Bio
After rescuing a puppy 21 years ago,
Diane Rose-Solomon became involved in animal rescue and education,serving for years on the board of directors of a small grassroots organization, the Animal Guardian Society. To give back more to the animal community, she became a Certified Humane Education Specialist through Humane Society University in 2009. She then combined her humane and creative interests by publishing her first two books, award-winning JJ the American Street Dog, and How He Came to Live in Our House and the sequel JJ Goes to Puppy Class.
Diane enjoys reading her stories to children in schools, libraries and at adoption events. Her goal is to educate children and adults about how compassion extends to all beings, human and animal. To this end, she founded Team Kindness, a program where children, families and teachers learn about and engage in kind and humane educational activities.
Diane’s newest nonfiction title, What to Expect When Adopting a Dog was released in September 2016. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two children and two rescued dogs.
PRAISE FOR
What to Expect When Adopting a Dog
“The book is a perfect guide on what to think about, how to prepare for the change, and, most importantly, how to deal with challenges that might arise after adoption. Whenever I hear someone say they are thinking about getting a dog, I will surely recommend them this book as their first step.”
— 4.5/5 Star Review, Seattle Book Review
“It’s important to note that this book leaves nothing left to wonder about: there are over 100 links to these articles and products.”
— D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
“What to Expect When Adopting a Dog is a handbook that every dog lover should have, a book that is written from experience and from the heart.”
— 5 Star Review, San Francisco Book Review
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“This book shows that adopting a dog can reward you with years of companionship, joy, and unconditional love.” — 5 Star Review, Foreword Reviews

Review written by Jon Path with 3 out of 4 paws

A Dog’s Purpose

Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, Reliance Entertainment, Walden Media and Pariah Entertainment Group present a PG, 100 minute, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, directed by Lasse Hallstrom, screenplay by Cathryn Michon and novel by W. Bruce Cameron with a theater release date of January 27 2017.

 

“Our community is involved with the raising and training of exceptional puppies destined to make life better as a service dog for someone with psychiatric disabilities.” – Founder Abby Hill

Newtown, CT, October 28, 2016 – - With The Exceptional Partner Service Dogs’ (TEPSD) pilot program successfully underway since January 2016, the non-profit organization has announced the arrival of Noodle, a 12-week-old Labradoodle. She joins the original five TEPSD – 10-month-old Labrador Retriever puppies -- all being trained to become Psychiatric Service Dogs for those in need throughout the region.

 

The mission of TEPSD is to transform lives by raising and training Psychiatric Service Dogs to match -- at no cost -- with children and adults suffering from psychiatric disabilities, while engaging and educating the community of Newtown in the process. This is done with the help of Newtown schools, teachers, students, and families who are an integral part of raising and socializing the dogs as well as educating their peers about mental illness.

 

According to Abby Hill, Founder and Executive Director of TEPSD, “What we do has two purposes. First, to properly prepare and train exceptional service dogs who, in two years, will go on to help make someone’s life significantly better. Second, we engage and involve the Newtown community in the program, where they learn about the job of service dogs and about people with mental illness who will depend on the dog to help them live their lives to the fullest. In the process, these kids reap the benefits of having a dog at their school every day – being a part of something truly life-changing. The educational and emotional impact has already been significant.”

 

Noodle was generously donated to TEPSD this month by Blueberry Cottage Labradoodles and, like the original five Labradors, she comes from a well-sourced, highly established service dog breeder who breeds meticulously for temperament, workability, structural soundness, and health. TEPSD puppies are exposed to early neurological stimulation that makes them ideal for this job.

 

“Bringing Noodle to TEPSD is a great opportunity for us because she is a hypoallergenic dog and can go into classrooms during training at schools with our teacher puppy raisers, where there may be students with severe allergies to the fur on the Labradors. We look forward to continuing to add more dogs to the program and help as many people as possible. Each dog costs $25,000 to raise for their first two years before being placed with their handler. With proper funding and support across the country, we want to keep expanding. Lives can be changed for the better with a service dog and there is absolutely no time to waste,” Hill adds.

 

The first five puppies – Bella, Blue, Harry Jake, and Taco - are almost halfway through their two-year service training, while Noodle is just getting started. TEPSD aims to raise enough funding to consistently have dogs at every stage of the process -- some coming in to teachers’ homes and schools to be trained, and others matched with their human handler and well on their way to making someone’s life easier. “And, while all of this is happening, Newtown gets to be an important part of the process. Everyone benefits,” says Hill.

 

About The Exceptional Partner Service Dogs: Founded by Certified Professional Dog Trainer and dog behavior specialist Abby Hill in 2016, the 501(c)(3) non-profit raises Psychiatric Service Dogs in Newtown, CT for civilians struggling with mental illness. While the dogs are being trained and raised in Newtown, they will be equally considered for service to applicants struggling with mental illness throughout the region. The Exceptional Partner solely depends on donations to operate. The cost of adopting, raising, training and providing proper healthcare for service dogs for the first two years of their life prior to placement is approximately $25,000 per dog. Learn more about the program and how to apply for a service dog at www.newtownservicedogs.org.

 

ASPCA asks consumers not to support pet stores, websites that sell puppies

To view the ASPCA video “What not to buy? Pet store puppies!” please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvT6XTMv1ag

NEW YORK–The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), as part of its national "No Pet Stores Puppies" campaign, urges holiday shoppers to help fight puppy mill cruelty by refusing to shop at pet stores and on websites that sell puppies. The holidays are one of the busiest times of the year for pet stores as many families hope to give the gift of a new puppy, but many consumers are unaware they are supporting the inhumane puppy mill industry by shopping for anything at pet stores and websites that sell puppies.

“Many pet buyers don’t realize most pet store puppies come from puppy mills,” said Matt Bershadker, ASPCA president and CEO. “Their purchases keep this cruel industry in business, so we urge anyone looking for a new pet to adopt from a shelter, where plenty of healthy, loving animals are waiting to be saved.”

According to a national poll conducted in 2012 by Edge Research, 37 percent of Americans, roughly 88 million people, planned to buy a gift for a pet during the holiday season. Based on the number of pet gift shoppers and an average spending of $30 per person, Americans could spend more than $2.5 billion on pets during the holiday season. Unfortunately, 59 percent of pet gift shoppers would consider buying gifts at a store that also sells puppies—meaning some of that $2.5 billion in revenue may be supporting the puppy mill industry.

As part of its No Pet Store Puppies campaign, the ASPCA is promoting a holiday video called "What Not to Buy? Pet Store Puppies!” and encouraging viewers to share the video on their social networks, thereby raising awareness about the connection between pet store puppies and puppy mills. Operators of puppy mills breed dogs in unsanitary, overcrowded conditions where profit is given priority over the well-being of the dogs. The ASPCA believes that consumer action is a critical element in the fight against puppy mills, and urging consumers not to shop for anything—including food, supplies, or toys—at stores that sell puppies is an effective way to stop the demand for puppy mill dogs.

The ASPCA recently launched a new database containing more than ten thousand photos of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) licensed commercial dog breeders and links many of them to specific pet stores throughout the country that have sold puppies from the breeder within the last year. Consumers are able to search the database by pet store name, USDA license number, name of the breeding facility, or by zip code and specific breeds. The photos were taken by USDA inspectors during routine inspections of the facilities.

“Consumers need to know that they should not be falsely reassured when a pet store tells them their puppies come from USDA licensed breeders,” said Gina Miller, manager of the ASPCA Puppy Mills Campaign. “Unfortunately, USDA standards alone do not ensure that dogs are raised humanely in an environment in which they can thrive. We hope this new tool will help holiday shoppers make informed decisions and refrain from buying puppies at pet stores.”

To learn more about the ASPCA’s No Pet Store Puppies campaign and to sign the pledge, visit www.NoPetStorePuppies.com.

About the ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first animal welfare organization in North America and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animals. More than two million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. For more information, please visit www.ASPCA.org, and be sure to follow the ASPCA on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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– New Offering Features 11 HD Channels, Available atAPL.TV and on Connected Devices –

Silver Spring, Md. – Whether exhibiting human-like behavior or living an existence so foreign it is fascinating, the animal kingdom has the power to mesmerize. Today, Discovery Communications announces the debut ofAnimal Planet L!VE, featuring unfiltered, round-the-clock access to the compelling worlds of the beautiful, cute and misunderstood. The 24/7 digital experience builds on Discovery Communications’ long-standing success with live animal cams, including Penguin Cam and Shark Cam, and acts as a digital complement to Animal Planet and its on-air programming.

Animal Planet L!VE marries the most popular Internet video category, animals, with the most powerful animal-related media brand in Animal Planet. This exciting new digital video experience advances Discovery Communications' mission of being the #1 nonfiction media company across allscreens,” said JB Perrette, Chief Digital Officer, Discovery Communications. “’Live’ is a key way that we connect with our audiences – on air and online, andAnimal Planet L!VE will feed audiences' passion for the animal world on their computers, tablets, smartphones and connected TVs. We’re delighted to bring this unprecedented breed of 'ambient entertainment’ to our viewers and superfans.”

Available today at APL.TV and on select Samsung Smart TVs tomorrow, Animal Planet L!VElaunches in partnership with Audubon Nature Institute,explore.org, National Aquarium,South MountainCreamery and theWashington Animal RescueLeague – with more cameras planned in the coming months. Starting today visitors can immerse themselves through 11, live HD cameras – powered byUSTREAM:

  • Ant Cam: A childhood ant farm has nothing on this colony of leafcutter ants from Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium in New Orleans.
  • Beluga Cam: In one of several cams from explore.org’s Pearls of the Planet collection, the sleek Beluga whales from Vancouver Aquarium are put in the spotlight, entrancing audiences.
  • Calf Cam: Watch baby calves find their legs and explore a whole new world from the South Mountain Creamery in Middletown, Maryland.
  • Chick Cam: Spring has sprung for these adorable chicks that, along with the calves, call the South Mountain Creamery home.
  • Cockroach Cam:While feelings may be mixed on these creatures that have inhabited our planet since the Cretaceous period, viewers will be mesmerized by their activity and surprise setting inspired by the southern home of Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.
  • Kitten Cam: Launched in November 2012, the adoptable kittens from the Washington Animal Rescue League in the nation’s capital have pawed their way into the hearts of online audiences.
  • Pacific Reef Cam: In partnership with National Aquarium, this cam lets ocean lovers visit a pacific reef habitat without the scuba gear or getting wet.
  • Penguin Cam: Featuring the best-dressed ofAnimal Planet L!VE, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas shares their Rockhopper and African penguins, temperate climate birds who prefer warmer water than their cold water cousins.
  • Puppy Cam: Debuting earlier this year in conjunction with PUPPY BOWL, the puppies featured from Washington Animal Rescue League (as with the kittens) are all available for adoption through Petfinder.
  • Sea Nettle Cam: A living meditation for people who need a break in the day, this explore.org cam features the hypnotic Japanese sea nettles from the Vancouver Aquarium.
  • Wild Bird Cam: Who will come visit theAnimal Planet L!VE birdhouse? Take your perch and see!

“Our success with Animal Planet on TV has been due in large part to listening closely to our audience. Their overwhelming response to PUPPY BOWL and ourPuppy and Kitten Cams led us straight to Animal Planet L!VE,” added Marjorie Kaplan, President and General Manager, Animal Planet. “Animal Planet L!VE is an exciting evolution and expansion of the Animal Planet brand. Whether you want the Pacific Reef Cam on during your house party or you'd rather wake up with the Wild Bird Cam chirping in the background, with this digital destination we’re bringing the cute, the cuddly, the mesmerizing and even the creepy to our fans 24/7 as only AnimalPlanet can."

Animal Planet L!VE currently is available across desktop and mobile platforms atAPL.TV and on Samsung Smart TVs this Thursday, and will be coming to Roku and Xbox LIVE in the coming months.


About Animal Planet

Animal Planet Media (APM), a multi-media business unit of Discovery Communications, is the world's only entertainment brand that immerses viewers in the full range of life in the animal kingdom with rich, deep content via multiple platforms and offers animal lovers and pet owners access to a centralized online, television and mobilecommunity for immersive, engaging, high-quality entertainment, information and enrichment. APM consists of the Animal Planet television network, available in more than 96 million homes in the U.S.; www.animalplanet.com, the ultimate online destination for all things animal; the 24/7 broadband channel, Animal Planet Beyond; and other media platforms including a robust Video-on-Demand (VOD) service; mobile content; and merchandising extensions.

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 218 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through 155 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as U.S. joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network. Discovery also is a leadingprovider of educational products and services to schools and owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital media services, including Revision3. Formore information, please visitwww.discoverycommunications.com.

About Audubon Nature Institute
Audubon Nature Institute is a private, not-for-profit member organization with a collection of

world-class family attractions dedicated to “Celebrating the Wonders of Nature.” Based in New Orleans, it operates the Audubon Zoo, Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Audubon Park, Woldenberg Riverfront Park,Entergy IMAX Theatre, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, Wilderness Park, Audubon Louisiana Nature Center and Audubon Insectarium at the U.S. Custom House on Canal Street. More than three million people each yearvisit Audubon Nature Institute’s facilities. Find out more by visiting audubonInstitute.org.

About explore.org

explore.org is a philanthropic media organization and multi-media division of the Annenberg Foundation. Created by filmmaker and philanthropist Charles Annenberg to champion the selfless acts of others, inspire lifelong learning and help people fall in love with the world again, explore.org is home to more than 300 original films and a massive library of world-class photography from all over the globe. In addition, explore.org is home toPearls of the Planet, a growing collection of live HD cameras that provide people with an unprecedented view into the lives of amazing animals and beautiful places around the world. As an advertising-free philanthropic media organization, explore.org prides itself on purity and regularly provides grants to organizations focused on improving the human condition and the planet.

About National Aquarium
National Aquarium is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures. It champions environmental initiatives by engaging with visitors, volunteers, education groups and schools to actively participate in the preservation of the world’s natural resources and living-systems. National Aquarium, in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD, delivers meaningful experiences through its engaging living collections; science-based education programs and hands-on conservation efforts in the field from the Chesapeake Bay to Costa Rica; and partnerships and alliances with like-minded organizations around the world. For more information on National Aquarium, visitwww.aqua.org.

About South Mountain Creamery

South Mountain Creamery is Maryland’s first on-the-farm dairy processing plant that delivers farm fresh and all-naturalproducts door to door. In operation since 2001, South Mountain Creamery is family owned and operated and delivers to over 8,000 home delivery customers in MD, VA, PA, WV, and DC. Products available for delivery include glass-bottled milk, certified humane eggs, meats, cheeses, yogurt, ice cream and much more. Located in Middletown, MD, Karen’s Kountry Farm Store sells the same products available for delivery and allows customers to feed baby calves, watch cowsbeing milked, and to take a guided tour. South Mountain Creamery’s goal is to instill healthy eating habits, educate about the benefits of local agriculture, and provide a sustainable future for our children. If you want your milk straight from the cow, you have to call South Mountain Creamery!

About Washington Animal Rescue League

The Washington Animal Rescue League, a private non-profit organization, was recently named one of the top ten emergency rescue partners in the nation by the Humane Society of the United States. Entering its 99th year, the League has a mission to rescue, rehabilitate, andrehome animals who have nowhere else to go. Its facility is painstakingly designed from the animals’ point of view to make it one of the most humane animal shelters in the world. The League is also home to a full-service Medical Center, serving the companion animals of income-qualified pet guardians, aswell as shelter animals. The League is located at 71 Oglethorpe Street, NW,Washington, DC. Visitwww.warl.org and lend your support atwww.warl.org/Donate.

About Ustream

Ustream is the leader in live social video streaming technology, powered by the company’s proprietary Ustream Cloud Platform. Ustream’s Pro Broadcasting and Premium services enable broadcasters of any size – from entertainers to consumers, to companies to non-profit organizations – to easily connect, broadcast, and engage in real-time. Founded in 2007, Ustream is a San Francisco-based company that has grown to more than 180 employees within their San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Budapest offices. Company partners include Panasonic, Samsung, Logitech, CBS News, PBS NewsHour, and Viacom. Ustream is a privately owned company. For more information on Ustream, visitUstream.tv, Twitter.com/Ustream, or Facebook.com/Ustream.


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AKC OFFERS TIPS FOR SAFE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH YOUR DOG

New York, NY – The holidays are a fun and happy time, but they are also extremely hectic. One family member that can get lost in the hustle and bustle is the dog. Because of the added stress and frequent travel that the holidays can bring, the American Kennel Club (AKC®) offers safety tips for dog owners, and also reminds those considering adding a dog to their home this holiday season that puppies are not stocking stuffers.

“Nothing tops a holiday wish list more than a cute cuddly puppy, but there are many dangers associated with this season for dogs,” said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. “Because of that, many responsible breeders do not breed litters with a Christmas delivery due date. Bringing a puppy into your life in the “off-season” is a safer alternative than exposing a new puppy to holiday dangers in the home. Consider gift wrapping dog toys or supplies such as a leash or food bowl to symbolize the gift of a puppy to come.”

Puppies are a life-time responsibility and their first few weeks at home are critical – they require a great deal of time, attention, and love. With the disrupted schedules and chaos of the holidays, it would be extremely difficult to set aside the time a puppy needs during this important stage of its life. Moreover, the many holiday hazards that affect adult dogs are often compounded for a new puppy in an unfamiliar setting such as his new home.

With the holidays rapidly approaching, the AKC offers the following tips for dog owners to keep their four-legged friends happy and safe this season. Among them:

- Holiday Dangers Facing Dogs & Puppies -

  • Holiday visitors coming to your home may not be dog owners and can inadvertently leave doors open which let dogs escape and could confuse new puppies who are not familiar with the family yard yet.

  • Avoid using food such as popcorn or cranberry strands when decorating your home or Christmas tree. If eaten, they can cause blockages, which can require surgery to remove. Puppies are notorious chewers when young.

  • Place anything shiny, such as ornaments, tinsel, glass bulbs, and things that sparkle and catch your dog’s eye, higher up on your tree where he can’t reach them. Ingesting ornaments can cause major problems for your dog or puppy.

  • Real Christmas trees, poinsettias, holly, and mistletoe all can be dangerous for your dog. Consider having an artificial tree, but if you do have a natural one, make sure your dog doesn’t swallow the pine needles or drink the tree water which can cause stomach irritation. Poinsettias, holly, and mistletoe should be kept out of your dog’s reach, as they can be poisonous to pets.

  • Exposed wires from holiday lights pose a threat to your inquisitive puppy – if he chews on them, he could be electrocuted. Tape indoor wires to the wall and outdoor wires to the side of the house where your dog can’t reach them.

  • Rambunctious puppies can also knock over lit candles causing house fires and receive serious burns from hot wax. They may also be inclined to investigate a fireplace too closely.

  • Common holiday foods such as chocolate, butter, meat, and candy can make your dog very ill. Don’t let your puppy’s cute adorable eyes convince you that they should be given a treat. Take care to keep these foods out of reach.

Additional holiday pet safety tips can be found at https://www.akc.org/press_center/facts_stats.cfm?page=13.

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The American Kennel Club (AKC), proudly celebrates its 125th Anniversary in 2009. Since 1884 the not-for-profit organization has maintained the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world, and today its rules govern more than 20,000 canine competitions each year. The AKC is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function. Along with its nearly 5,000 licensed and member clubs and its affiliated organizations, the AKC advocates for the purebred dog as a family companion, advances canine health and well-being, works to protect the rights of all dog owners and promotes responsible dog ownership. Affiliate AKC organizations include the AKC Humane Fund, AKC Canine Health Foundation, AKC Companion Animal Recovery and the AKC Museum of the Dog. For more information, visit www.akc.org.

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New program will help thousands of dogs and puppies find loving homes through relocation from overcrowded shelters


NEW YORK—The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced the establishment of The Carroll Petrie Foundation Dog Rescue Project, a new $1 million initiative that will fund much-needed treatments and services for shelter dogs and puppies at municipal animal sheltering organizations, ultimately preparing them for transport from overcrowded shelters to give them the best chance of finding permanent, loving homes. The project is being made possible thanks to a generous donation from Mrs. Carroll Petrie, a respected international philanthropist.

“We are incredibly thankful to Mrs. Petrie for enabling us to establish The Carroll Petrie Foundation Dog Rescue Project – a unique program that will go a long way in helping save the lives of animals across the country,” said ASPCA President & CEO Ed Sayres. “We are hoping the project will be a shining example of the impact generous donors can have on animals, and that it will inspire other organizations to look beyond the walls of their facilities for new collaborations and partnerships.”

Mrs. Petrie stated: “Dogs have always been a joy and comfort to my family. And now through the ASPCA’s efforts, puppies and adult dogs who have been abandoned or deserted due to horrific natural disasters, neglect or owners’ economic choices will be cared for and nurtured, and hopefully more will find compassionate homes.”

The ASPCA, through The Carroll Petrie Foundation Dog Rescue Project, aims to save 16,600 dogs before the end of May 2013, through a per dog or puppy subsidy for each animal transferred out through the following types of programs:

  • Transfer to rescue groups;
  • Transfer to other shelters;
  • Adoptions through foster “Adoption Ambassador” programs; or
  • Adoptions through permanent off-site partner locations.

The subsidy per dog or puppy can be used for anything from crates and gasoline purchases for transport vehicles to “make-ready” veterinary services for the dogs (i.e. spay/neuter, health certificates, vaccines) that will prepare them to leave the shelter. Participating organizations may also choose to give all or part of the money to the rescue groups or destination shelters that take the dogs, helping to offset their costs. The subsidy will only apply to lives saved above and beyond each participating groups previous year's numbers.

The funds for the program will be distributed by the ASPCA to the participating shelters across the country. Participating organizations so far include:

  • Animal Shelter of Pell City, Inc. in Pell City, Ala.
  • Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society, Inc. in Oxford, Miss.
  • Valencia County Animal Control in Los Lunas, N.M.
  • Beaufort County Animal Shelter & Control in Beaufort, S.C.
  • Greenville County Animal Care Services in Greenville, S.C.
  • Animal Care Trust dba/McKamey Animal Center in Chattanooga, Tenn.
  • Central Missouri Humane Society in Columbia, Mo.

“The participating organizations are taking such an important step by joining this project,” said Sandy Monterose, senior director of community initiatives for the ASPCA. “By expanding relationships with shelters and rescue groups in their region and other parts of the country to move these dogs, they’re not only alleviating the burden on their own facilities, but they are giving these animals a much-needed second chance at life.”

The program is already being used to treat dogs. Some of the animals who’ve been helped through The Carroll Petrie Foundation Dog Rescue Project at one of the participating organizations – Oxford Lafayette Humane Society (OLHS) in Oxford, Miss. – include:

  • Thomas, a six-month old, extremely timid pup was surrendered to the shelter by his owner along with his four other siblings in June 2012 because their health was declining and they could not properly care for Thomas. The dog’s littermates were relatively easy to find homes for, but Thomas was overlooked because he was so shy. The shelter staff tried to encourage him to play with other puppies his same age and size, but he’d soon find a corner to curl up in or hide behind a dog house. Every day, staff worked on socializing him to people and other animals, and every day he showed a little improvement. One of OLHS’ rescue partners, Southern Jewel Dog Rescue in Olive Branch, Miss. expressed an interest in him, and after he was transferred to their rescue, they continued to help him along his journey to becoming a happy, friendly pup. Thomas was adopted in a matter of days to a loving family in New England.
  • Bobby, a four-year-old Beagle, came to OLHS as a stray from a neighboring county in May 2012. Despite being relatively overweight – rare for the dogs they typically take in – Bobby appeared to be in good health. After a month at the shelter, he was placed with a foster family where he remained for another month before Southern Jewel Dog Rescue accepted him into their care. Bobby found a permanent home in New England in two days. His new guardians say he is continuing to grow in ease and confidence and is as happy as he could be, greeting every dog and person and winning the hearts of all who cross his path.
  • Buckeye (renamed Haywood) and his five other siblings were surrendered to OLHS by their guardian when they were four or five weeks old. They were quickly placed in a foster home, and while two found permanent homes locally, the other four (including Buckeye) were transferred to Snooty Giggles Dog Rescue in Thompsons Station, Tenn. The litter was a huge hit with adopters and Buckeye – who was adopted shortly after – was renamed Haywood. He’s now in a loving home in the New England area.

About the ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first animal welfare organization in North America and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animals. More than two million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. For more information, please visit www.ASPCA.org, and be sure to follow the ASPCA on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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