We’ve all heard of children being placed in protective custody, but what about pets? When pet owners are arrested, what happens to their animals?This is a real story... The names and locations have been removed... Following a up on a search warrant law enforcement officers arrested a women on multiple drug charges. Members of the Police Department found a number of items inside the home, including pills, mushrooms, digital scales, baggies, numerous syringes, smoking devices, pill crushers, spoons with residue and mirrors. Along with that, the animal control officer seized one dog and six cats from the home, placing them into what the department called “protective custody.”Currently, “protective custody” translates in most places to the city pound. Most facilities will provide short-term care for the animals, food and medical costs could be at the owner’s expense if arrangements are not quickly made. Often friends or family members are urged to inquire about the pets and take them in if possible.
Sometimes no one comes for the pets... sometimes the owner turns them over and they try to get them adopted out...It is not easy helping and dealing with a loved ones or friends legal battles... but if you are ever in that situation... remember to think of the pets... they are the innocent victims all to often.-----------------
A Trump White House Without A Pet Would Break A Long, Weird HistoryThough it’s a move that could land any PR-minded official in the doghouse, there’s a chance the Trump White House might take a paws on presidential pets.So far as anyone knows, the Trump family doesn’t have a history of keeping animals around the house, and there isn’t any indication ? at least, not yet ? one will frolic down the halls of power in D.C. A White House without a four-legged friend would be a rarity.There are only a few administrations that didn’t feature any pets at the White House. Martin Van Buren had a couple of tiger cubs that got sent to the zoo. Other than that, he didn’t have dogs or cats or anything like that.Andrew Johnson also lacked a formal furry companion, though he did make a habit of feeding mice he encountered in the White House, which surely didn’t endear him to many White House staffers.And the third pet-less White House isn’t a clear-cut case ? or at least the argument is a bit (ahem) more hairy: While Harry Truman apparently hated dogs, people nevertheless kept giving him and his daughter puppies. Should Trump opt to really stick his neck out there and, say, bring in a giraffe instead of a more standard animal companion, he’d actually be in pretty good company. The list of past pets includes everything from bear and tiger cubs to alligators, goats and raccoons.Teddy Roosevelt’s family alone had a one-legged rooster, a garter snake named Emily Spinach, and a pet badger with an admittedly short temper but a “fundamentally friendly” disposition. President Obama and family did not have a pet either as they entered the White House eight years ago... But made plans to find one... 4 months into office they got Bo a Portuguese Water Dog. and then in 2012 Sunny - another Portuguese Water Dog.So Trump has a few months to get this figured out...-------------------------
Better Known for Candy, Mars Makes a Big Bet on Pets...The company name Mars Inc. evokes images of M&M’s, Snickers and Dove chocolate, and possibly Wrigley chewing gum.Soon, a majority of its business will be related to pets, thanks to a $7.7 billion acquisition.Mars agreed to buy VCA, a company that owns about 800 animal hospitals, a lab business and dog day care franchises that operate under the name Camp Bow Wow. VCA will be part of Mars Petcare but will operate as a “distinct and separate business unit,” the companies said in a statement.Poul Weihrauch, the president of Mars Petcare, said in an interview that Mars’ “love story” with pets goes back to 1935. That year, Forrest Mars Sr. bought Chappell Brothers, giving the candy company access to Chappie brand canned dog food.Today, Mars has 39 brands in its Petcare portfolio, its second largest division. With this deal, Petcare will become its largest business, as VCA adds about $2 billion in revenue. Together, Petcare, chocolate and Wrigley contribute 90 percent of company sales.-----------------------------
The dog-loving public must mark their calendars to view the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City And Talkin Pets Radio will bring you all the action!Westminster is the oldest, continuous sporting event in America, with the exception of the Kentucky Derby. The Dog Show is the most prestigious of National Dog Shows and has been held every year despite power shortages, hazardous weather conditions, economic depressions and World Wars.This year the One World Trade Center spire will be lit in the club’s iconic colors and the Empire State Building will also be lit as a salute “to the Dog Show’s enduring place in the city’s history.” And if you are looking for a place to stay in New York City... This hotel is recognized as the host hotel for the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, New York's Hotel Pennsylvania is all ready for another successful year of hosting all canine hopefuls taking part in the 141st Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, taking place on February 13th and 14th, 2017. The World's Most 'Pup-ular' Hotel will once again be offering exclusive services and amenities that make it the 'Top Dog' of hotels.Thomas H. Bradley III will be the best in show judge for the 141st annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Mr. Bradley will officiate over the seven group winners, which will come from among the nearly 2,800 dogs, representing 202 breeds. He will select the best in show winner on the evening of Feb. 14 at Madison Square Garden.Mr. Bradley joined the Westminster Kennel Club in 1975 and has held many positions within the club including communications director, but is best known for his 15-year tenure as chairman of the iconic dog show.------------------------
Wine for Cats? Yeah, That’s a Thing...Just when you thought you’ve heard everything, you come across something new while surfing the Interwebs. Apollo Peak is a fairly new company that makes and markets what it calls a wine for cats. Somewhat obviously it’s not actually wine–since it’s not made from grapes and it doesn’t contain alcohol of any kind–but it is liquid. And reddish purple made from all-natural ingredients that include a blend of water, organic catnip, organic beets, sea salt, and ascorbic acid.The offerings include: Pinot Meow, Moscato, White Kittendel, Catbernet and more. There’s even ZinfanTail and Malbark for the canine buddies in your life. The various colors of the varieties come from using different colors of beets, so the “red wine” is made with red beets and the “white wine” is made with yellow beets.While not all cats are attracted to catnip, only about 65 percent of cats are, wine for cats is made with beets to draw more cats in for a yummy drink. And as anyone who has put out catnip for their feline overlords know, when cats smell (or roll around on a pile of) catnip, they can get quite silly and rambunctious. The essential oil in catnip, which is part of the mint family, is what drives cats wild. Researchers aren’t exactly sure how it works, but it does seem to mimic feline “happy” pheromones that stimulate receptors in their tiny evil brains.But beyond rolling around in it, ingesting catnip can make cats super chill and mellow. Very much like what happens when humans drink wine. Cats who ingest catnip just might curl up for a nice cuddle with their favorite humans.The CFO, or Chief Feline Officer, over at Apollo Peak is actually named Apollo. He is a gray Chartreux cat who was rescued from the streets of Kalamazoo, Michigan, in the summer of 2007 by his human Brandon Zavala (the founder of Apollo Peak). Apollo is the head tester in charge and he even has his own blog.Apollo Peak wine for cats is available in pet stores in some states, but it is also available for purchase online. So, the next time you feel like opening a bottle of wine, consider opening one for your feline buddy, too.-------------------