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WOODROW WEAR MAKES DONATION AFTER CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

West Coast Company Provides Healing Tools To Pets In Need

SAN JOSE, Calif. After the devastation of the Paradise Camp Fire and the other destructive wildfires this season, California-based pet accessory brand Woodrow Wear donated over 500 sets of paw protecting Power Paws to dogs and cats in need of comfort and healing. The brand also implemented a GoFundMe page to help fund further donations to pets statewide.

“Woodrow Wear was started to help people and pets. We’re deeply grateful to be able to keep injured paws safe, to provide comfort, and to help with healing,” says Lorraine Walston, CEO and Founder of Woodrow Wear. “The many organizations that we’ve sent Power Paws to are doing incredible work for the pets and animals who need them now more than ever.”

Power Paws non-slip pet socks help keep wounds clean, while also providing warmth and traction to senior pets and those with mobility issues. Further, Power Paws protect from adverse weather – both extreme cold and hot – and allergens.

The GoFundMe page’s goal is to raise $2,500 to send more Power Paws to pets injured in the Woolsey Fire, Hill Fire and Camp Fire. Veterinarians and shelter workers plan to use the soft, warm socks to help heal burns and wounds, as well as to provide traction on slippery surfaces for older dogs or those who have paw bandages limiting traction. Once the fundraising goal is met, Woodrow Wear will have donated and shipped over 1,000 pairs of Power Paws to California cats and dogs.

ABOUT WOODROW WEAR

Inspired by a senior dog named Woodrow, Walston’s mission was to provide a higher quality of life for pets who need a little extra help. Power Paws pet socks come in 13 sizes, numerous fashionable designs and two foot shapes including a line specifically for greyhounds. For the full story, visit www.woodrowwear.com.

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Emergency Donations Needed
 To My Amazing Animal Loving Friends,
 
 The Southern California fires are out of control! We are in need of Emergency Donations to help rescue and save precious lives. The shelters are overfilled and need room to make space for the strays and victims of the high winds and fires. We have already pulled 11 shelter dogs so far and need your help! To make a much needed donation, please click the Donate button below. Nothing is too small or too large. Please help!
 
This year has gone by so quickly. There was so much hope and promise and then suddenly so many shocking events happened that changed thousands of people's lives without warning. We all stand together as loving people that want the world to be a better, kinder place and yet it has been a rocky road and challenged all of us in so many different ways. 
 The one thing we all hold in common is love for animals and trying to make a difference. The challenge becomes more difficult every year. I haven't given up faith. I can't. I need your support to help me to help the animals through these troubled times. 
 Our financial situation has been challenging all year long no matter how hard I work and reach out. I do this job 24/7. I take nothing for myself but I shepherd the animals every step of the way from morning till night. 
 In lieu of holiday cards this year we are doing emails and using electronic media to reach out to those we love and set a path for the future. 
 We all know spay and neuter is a necessity, due to the crisis of pet overpopulation in our country. Maybe now with all the storms that have changed the course of these animals' and humans' lives, the government will start to understand and we can make headway in 2018. 
 My heart has not stopped thinking about Houston. We have actually saved several animals through friends of ours that live down in Houston. These were pets that once had a home and found themselves as strays out on the street, lost and asking for compassion, food and would love a new home. 
 The environmental impact the storm had caused many skin conditions down there and we've tried to reach out and help those to help the animals that are fighting new issues due to toxins in their bodies from the storms. Florida, Puerto Rico, I don't even know how they could've been left in such a tragic way when they are our brothers and sisters.  I think of them every day. 
 Being in the middle of the fires and California burning is both devastating and shocking, and knowing the thousands of humans and animals that are now homeless is heartbreaking. Caring, loving, compassionate people are losing everything they've ever known in their lives. The animals depend on humans to find them safety and that is our job to help the homeless pets that have lost their families and need rescues to help them find a new loving, forever, home.
 We rescue from shelters every week. We are not sure people realize the hard work we do. We give veterinarian care, training and mend they're broken hearts. We put them back together and find loving people to adopt them and give them everything they deserve! 
 We currently have 11 already rescued and at the veterinarian for spay, neuter and medical care! We are working with the shelters during these tragedies to figure out how to relieve their stress so they can help the strays coming in from the fires. Then the rescuers must step in again. It's time consuming, expensive and exhausting!
Please help me to help them! That's all I can ask from the bottom of my heart! The tragedies are all over the news and for those that don't look at the pets in the shelters it is simply heartbreaking every single day. Their lives are on the line for no reason other than bad humans and the loss of their homes. 
  We've uncovered a lot truths with the backyard breeders being allowed to take their pets back from shelters, to continue to breed them again, without even being slapped on the wrist. We have confirmation of breeders abandoning their dogs to the streets, to fend for themselves, after they've bred them over and over. All of this will be brought to light in 2018. 
 Please, please, please donate today and help me to help them. I must ask for financial aid during this crisis in California. I'm asking from the bottom my heart! Also, don't forget all the hard work we do for cancer prevention - it is working!  Help support me in this hard and expensive work that is proving to give people more time when their pets may be diagnosed with this tragic life-threatening illness. 
 Many thanks!
 With Love and Prayers of safety for your family and your pets!
 Linda Blair 

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Only the Brave

Columbia Pictures, Black Label Media, Di Bonaventura Pictures and Conde Nast Entertainment presents a PG-13, 133 minute, Biography, Drama, directed by Joseph Kosinski, based on the GQ article “No Exit” by Sean Flynn and written by Ken Nolan with a theater release date of October 20, 2017.



Donations to the fund continue as totals climb to $9.3 million

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (December 22, 2016) – In a little more than two weeks after the wildfires that spread across Dolly Parton’s home area of Sevier County, Tennessee, Parton and the Dollywood Foundation launched the distribution of assistance from the My People Fund. During the four day cash distribution, 884 families received their initial support payments.

“It’s a blessing during this holiday season that we are able to help as many families as we have so far,” Parton said. “We know there are more families out there who need our help and we encourage them to be in contact with us before our January distribution.”

The Dollywood Foundation My People Fund provides $1,000 each month to Sevier County families whose homes are uninhabitable or were completely destroyed in the recent Smoky Mountain wildfires. Any family who lost their primary residence (renters and homeowners) due to the wildfires in Sevier County will be eligible. A pre-application for those affected is available at dollywoodfoundation.org.

Millions of people watched Smoky Mountains Rise: A Benefit for the My People Fund telethon on Tuesday, December 13 on Great American Country, AXS-TV, RFD-TV and The Heartland Network and during several rebroadcasts throughout the last week. As a result, donations continued to roll in and thanks to generous people from coast to coast and Parton’s friends, the total amount raised has climbed to $9.3 million.

“As, Dolly said, the response has been overwhelming,” David Dotson, Dollywood Foundation President said. “We will distribute all $9.3 million to the families affected. That will insure all of the money raised will go to where Dolly promised it would go.”

The next distribution is January 26 and 27, 2017 at the LeConte Events Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

About the Dollywood Foundation My People Fund:
More than 1,300 families have been displaced due to the wildfires which spread across Parton’s home area of Sevier County, Tennessee in late November. The entertainment icon established the Dollywood Foundation My People Fund to provide $1,000 each month for six months to every family who lost their primary residence.

About Smoky Mountains Rise:
Smoky Mountains Rise was a three-hour telethon broadcast on Tuesday, Dec. 13 to raise money for the Dollywood Foundation’s My People Fund to benefit those affected by the Sevier County, Tennessee wildfires. Smoky Mountains Rise was executive produced by Dolly Parton, Danny Nozell, Kirt Webster, Pete Owens and Scott Durand. Produced by Edie Hoback, Jeremy Westby, Shanna Strassberg, Suzzane Skinner, Nic Dugger and Shantel Klinger.

About The Dollywood Company:
A highly-awarded and widely-recognized leader in the amusement industry, The Dollywood Company consists of the 150-acre Dollywood theme park; the 35-acre Dollywood’s Splash Country; Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort; and Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Cabins. As unique as its namesake and owner Dolly Parton, Dollywood is the 2010 Applause Award winner, the theme park industry’s highest accolade; winner of nearly 30 Golden Ticket Awards; and recipient of 25 Brass Ring Awards for Live Entertainment (more than any other theme park in the world). In 2014, Dollywood was named a top three US theme park by USA Today and TripAdvisor recognized Dollywood as a top 20 worldwide theme park in 2015. Dollywood is open nine months a year (late March through early January) and offers rides and attractions, shows, and a dozen crafters authentic to the East Tennessee region. Dollywood’s Splash Country, recognized by the Travel Channel as one of the country’s most beautiful waterparks and named 2009’s Must-See Waterpark by the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions, operates from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The 300-room Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort provides guests spectacular mountain views and family-friendly amenities next door to Dollywood theme park and Dollywood’s Splash Country. Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Cabins offers luxurious cabin accommodations overlooking Dollywood. For more information, call 1-800-DOLLYWOOD or visit dollywood.com. Operating days and hours vary.

 
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Smoky Mountains Rise

Chris Stapleton, Chris Young, Big & Rich, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, LOCASH, Chris Janson, Montgomery Gentry and more added to perform
 
USAToday.com and USA Today National Network to Live Stream Telethon

 

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (December 8, 2016) – Several famous names have been added to the growing list of celebrities set to perform during Smoky Mountains Rise: A Benefit for the My People Fund on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. (EST). Chris Stapleton, Chris Young, Big & Rich, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, LOCASH, Chris Janson and Montgomery Gentry are just a few of the new names added to perform during the event, which also has added three new broadcast partners, AXS TV, RFD and The Heartland Network. In addition, USAToday.com and USA Today National Networks to live stream the telethon on their affiliate newspaper websites, including all Tennessee newspaper sites Tennessean.com, Knoxnews.com, commercialappeal.com, jacksonsun.com, theleafchronicle.com, dnj.com, and others.

The nationally-broadcast, three-hour telethon seeks to raise money for the Dollywood Foundation My People Fund, established by Parton, The Dollywood Company and Parton’s dinner theaters in the wake of last week’s wildfires in the entertainment icon’s home area of Sevier County, Tennessee. Smoky Mountains Rise also will be simulcast across multiple radio chains, including iHeart Media's digital and select on-air platforms, Cumulus Media's NASH Nights LIVE, TuneIn's Country Roads channel, and several other platforms which are set to be announced shortly. All of the artists are donating their performances to help the effort.

“I’m truly honored that these artists are giving their time and energy to help us raise money for everyone affected by the wildfires,” Parton said. “I’ve got so many great friends in the industry, and I’m so proud that they were so ready to step up and help me help my people in the Smoky Mountains through this telethon and the My People Fund.”

The My People Fund will provide $1000 each month to Sevier County families whose homes are uninhabitable or were completely destroyed in the recent Smoky Mountain wildfires. Any family who lost their primary residence (renters and homeowners) due to the wildfires in Sevier County will be eligible. A pre-application for those affected is available at dollywoodfoundation.org.

During the telethon, viewers will be asked to call 1-866-CARE MORE to donate to the My People Fund.
 
Anyone who would like to make a tax-deductible contribution to the My People Fund may visit dollywoodfoundation.org. For those wishing to send donations via mail, those contributions should be sent to: My People Fund, c/o Dollywood Foundation, 111 Dollywood Lane, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863.

Please help the Dollywood Foundation share the word about this effort by using the hashtags #MyPeopleFund and #someplacespecial.

DOLLY PARTON ANNOUNCEMENT VIDEO DOWNLOAD LINK.

About Smoky Mountains Rise:
Smoky Mountains Rise is a three-hour telethon broadcast on Tuesday, Dec. 13 to raise money for the Dollywood Foundation’s My People Fund to benefit those affected by the Sevier County, Tennessee wildfires. Smoky Mountains Rise is executive produced by Dolly Parton, Danny Nozell, Kirt Webster, Pete Owens and Scott Durand. Produced by Edie Hoback, Jeremy Westby, Shanna Strassberg, Nic Dugger and Shantel Klinger.

About The Dollywood Company:
A highly-awarded and widely-recognized leader in the amusement industry, The Dollywood Company consists of the 150-acre Dollywood theme park; the 35-acre Dollywood’s Splash Country; Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort; and Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Cabins. As unique as its namesake and owner Dolly Parton, Dollywood is the 2010 Applause Award winner, the theme park industry’s highest accolade; winner of nearly 30 Golden Ticket Awards; and recipient of 25 Brass Ring Awards for Live Entertainment (more than any other theme park in the world). In 2014, Dollywood was named a top three US theme park by USA Today and TripAdvisor recognized Dollywood as a top 20 worldwide theme park in 2015. Dollywood is open nine months a year (late March through early January) and offers rides and attractions, shows, and a dozen crafters authentic to the East Tennessee region. Dollywood’s Splash Country, recognized by the Travel Channel as one of the country’s most beautiful waterparks and named 2009’s Must-See Waterpark by the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions, operates from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The 300-room Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort provides guests spectacular mountain views and family-friendly amenities next door to Dollywood theme park and Dollywood’s Splash Country. Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Cabins offers luxurious cabin accommodations overlooking Dollywood. For more information, call 1-800-DOLLYWOOD or visit dollywood.com. Operating days and hours vary.

 
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Colorado’s Black Forest fires have died down, but pets in the region are still suffering. LoveAnimals.org, the crowdfunding site linking animal charities with online donors, has offered to help all local groups struggling to care for animals affected by the wildfires - some of these needs include veterinary care, temporary shelters, and of course food.
LoveAnimals.org would like to spread the word that these nonhuman victims, and their human caregivers, are still suffering from the devastation. They would also like to use their national reach and donor base to assist other local rescues that are providing care and services to animals.
Here are some of the neediest organizations, and a success story:
Black Forest Animal Sanctuary
BFAS helped rescue hundreds of animals in fire-affected areas by evacuating, treating, sheltering, and reuniting pets with their families. Animals in their care are suffering from burns and other injuries, and all are stressed from multiple evacuations. They are still looking for financial support so they can care for these animals.
Harley's Hope Foundation
Harley's Hope provides services and assistance to seniors and low-income pet parents who are unable to afford veterinary care or who need to place their pet in foster care temporarily. The dog run at their facility was destroyed in the fire and they are raising funds to rebuild it.
PetAid Colorado
PetAid Disaster Services deployed members of Colorado's Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps to assist with large and small animal care during the fires, including evacuation and emergency sheltering. They estimate at least 2,000 animals were housed in emergency animal shelters or with private individuals in El Paso, Elbert and Douglas counties. This is an ongoing need.
The Circle G Ranch
This horse sanctuary in Black Forest was severely affected by the fires, and although all the animals are safe, they are still raising money for the horses that were displaced and in temporary shelters.
All Breed Rescue and Training
With the help of LoveAnimals.org and donors across the country, this local group raised $1000 to help care for pets of people impacted by the fires.

Oakland, CA, August 17, 2012Oakland Zoo’s horticulture staff collaborates with 10th and 11th graders at Sustainable Urban Design Academy (SUDA), Girl Scouts of Northern California, and the PUEBLO community group to plant more than 200 trees, 100 of which will be native oaks.

“Our partnership with Oakland Zoo and CAL FIRE is a great example of connecting schools, community partners and state resources to provide for authentic, tangible and meaningful projects that benefit all of the individual participants, the community and the planet as a whole,” said Tim Bremner, teacher at Oakland Unified School District. ”

Grant funding of $29,500 was awarded to Oakland Zoo by CAL FIRE, which developed the urban forestry program, Acorns to Oaks.

“The East Bay Zoological Society was selected for funding under our Urban & Community Forestry Program’s “Leafing Out” grant program in 2010,” said James Scheid, CAL FIRE Regional Urban Forester. “The intent of this specific grant type is to fund the creation and implementation of early stage urban forestry projects or programs. The Zoo is accomplishing this by transforming barren or neglected sites along the entryway to its facility and by creating educational programs for area students. Specifically, they are, encouraging the growth of native, fire-adapted, drought-tolerant species while removing dense thickets of unfavorable ones like acacia, eucalyptus and pine. While this project does not fund the removal of said species, it does promote the practice of removing vegetative fuels that can create a fire hazard. Additionally, the zoo can be commended for salvaging larger logs removed from the hillside and utilizing these pieces for various zoo and school garden projects. In tying these concepts in with core elements of youth tree planting and stewardship, the visibility given to urban forestry ecosystem services should provide for a lasting legacy not only with those directly involved with the project but with the many urban residents that visit the zoo for years to come.”

Acorns to Oaks was established to help Oakland Zoo plant a minimum of 200 trees, 100 of them oak trees, and repair and restore urban parkland, create accessible open space experiences that are viable and safe for urban children, peak student interest, and provide hands-on experiences that will impress on children the importance of their role in caring for the environment.

The ultimate goal of this partnership is to create pilot programs designed to educate the community about the importance of urban forests, urban greening, sustainable design, ecosystem land management, and create opportunities through classes and workshops to restore and reforest areas within the Zoo with oak trees. In addition, the project was created to address the gaps in science education faced by all children, but especially the most at risk children.

The trees selected for the Acorns to Oaks project are oak and other species native to the Bay Area. The trees also easily adapt to the open spaces found in Knowland Park. All plants are fire resistant. In addition to purchased plants, acorns were collected by the SUDA students, grown in special tall pot nursery containers, and replanted at the zoo as a part of their school project.

ABOUT OAKLAND ZOO:

The Bay Area's award-winning Oakland Zoo is home to more than 660 native and exotic animals. The Zoo offers many educational programs and kid's activities perfect for science field trips, family day trips and exciting birthday parties. Nestled in the Oakland Hills, in 500-acre Knowland Park, the Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, off Highway 580. The East Bay Zoological Society (Oakland Zoo) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization supported in part by members, contributions, the City of Oakland and the East Bay Regional Parks. For more information please visit our website at http://www.oaklandzoo.org.

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Plan for Your Whole Family

 

(ANNAPOLIS, Maryland) July 13, 2012—Sunday is National Pet Fire Safety Day and to mark it, CATalyst Council, a national initiative comprised of animal health and welfare organizations working on behalf of cats, urges cat owners to have a plan in place to protect their cat in case of a house fire.

The American Red Cross reports that house fires are the most common disaster, and the American Fire Administration estimates that 500,000 pets are affected by a house fire each year.

The first step in protecting your cat from a house fire is to ensure that it doesn’t cause one—especially while you are out of the house. One common source of house fires is overturned candles. If you use candles, switch to flameless candles so that, if your cat inadvertently knocks one over, it doesn’t start a fire.

Another common source of house fires is stove burners. Ensure that the area around your stove is clear of materials that could be knocked over onto a hot burner, and never leave a hot burner-even one that is cooling after you’ve finished cooking-unattended.

The next step in protecting your cat is to ensure that it is always has some form of identification. In a fire, your cat will be frightened and, if possible, it will find a way to get out. To help en sure that you can be reunited with your cat in an emergency, your cat should always wear a cat collar with tags, and you should consider permanent identification such as a microchip or tattoo. With proper, up to date identification, your cat is more likely to be reunited with you.

Having a decal on or near your front door with the number and type of pets in the household noted along with an "In Case of Emergency" contact may save your pet's life.

Finally, make sure your cat is a part of your evacuation plan. Keeping its carrier out and open all the time will help in case of an emergency for two reasons. The first is that your cat will be more accustomed to its carrier if it is out and open. Just as importantly, you will know exactly where the carrier is if you need to find it quickly. Before any emergency, have a list of pet friendly hotels in the area or speak with family and friends about the possibility of providing temporary shelter to your cat(s). Taking the time to put in place a comprehensive evacuation plan prior to an emergency will help to ensure you and your cat remain safe and together.

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The CATalyst Council is a national organization which includes a wide variety of animal health and welfare organizations as well as corporate members of the animal health industry that are working together to improve the health and welfare of America’s favorite pet. It was founded in response to troubling statistics released by the American Veterinary Medical Association that indicate an increase in our nation’s pet cat population coupled with a decline in veterinary care for those cats. More information about the CATalyst Council is available at www.catalystcouncil.org.