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Oakland, CA, November 8, 2013…Halloween has passed, but thousands of leftover pumpkins are now becoming sweet treats for Oakland Zoo’s animals. In the last few days, truckloads of donations from local pumpkin patches have been arriving at the Zoo and zookeepers are making sure to put the orange edibles to good use. Zoo guests can see animals feasting on the orange goodies well beyond October. Besides being edible for many creatures, zookeepers transform the pumpkins into enrichment items such as food containers for geese, carved puzzles for meerkats, and play toys for tigers to tear apart. 

“We are thrilled to receive these pumpkin donations each year,” said Colleen Kinzley, Director of Animal Care, Conservation, and Research. “Animals such as elephants, chimpanzees, baboons, goats, and camels enjoy eating and playing with the pumpkins. In the case of others like the lions, bats, geese, and meerkats, we use the pumpkins as feeding devices by carving holes into the pumpkins and hiding treats inside.”


Oakland Zoo would like to thank Moore’s Pumpkin Patch and Holly Prinz of Pick of the Patch Pumpkins. These generous donations will make it possible for our animals to enjoy pumpkin treats for many months to come.  





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 www.oaklandzoo.org.

For more than 75 years, the East Bay Zoological Society EBZS has managed and operated both the Zoo and surrounding Knowland Park for the City of Oakland since 1982. Under its management, the Oakland Zoo presents an award-winning experience for visitors, fosters knowledge and understanding of animals and the environment through educational programs, and has earned national awards and international acclaim for its animal management and endangered species programs. Over the years, exhibit by exhibit, the Oakland Zoo has been reinvigorated and revitalized, making it a place where animals thrive and visitors enjoy. For more information, please visit our website at www.oaklandzoo.org.

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EVANGER’S INTRODUCES USA MADE MEAT-BASED NUTRITION FOR FERRETS

New premium canned dinners are specifically designed to support health and vitality of carnivorous critters

WHEELING, IL (August 14, 2013) Evanger’s is thrilled to announce the launch of an entirely new line of pet food designed specifically for ferrets. Using the same human-grade, USA-sourced ingredients from its trusted lines of dog and cat foods, Evanger’s for Ferrets features premium meat-based nutrition for a more natural diet.

“We are excited to extend our reach into small animal nutrition,” said Holly Sher, President of Evanger’s. “Because ferrets are obligate carnivores with a notably short digestive tract, our high quality, easily digestible meats are a natural fit for an optimum ferret diet.”

Ferrets often imprint on their first food after weaning, establishing it as the only food it will eat. That trait makes it crucial to provide a food meeting the nutritional requirements a ferret demands. While the average lifespan of a domesticated ferret is five years, they can survive up to 20 years with the correct diet.

Dry ferret foods on the market typically contain less protein and fat than Evanger's for Ferrets. While some of the protein in dry food is derived from vegetable or fruit ingredients, Evanger's protein is entirely meat based with added taurine.

Evanger's for Ferrets meets nutritional demands by using the maximum amount of meat, and completing the diet with egg, vitamins and chelated minerals for a truly natural diet.

MADE IN THE USA in the kitchens of Evanger’s, each complete and balanced ferret dinner is cooked in an individual can to retain its juicy flavor and nutrition. Available in chicken, beef and turkey, these moist, meaty meals offer superior taste and bioavailability, while supporting the unique nutritional needs of these carnivorous critters.

Evanger’s for Ferrets is available in Chicken, Beef and Turkey

About Evanger’s
Founded in 1935, Evanger's Dog & Cat Food Company is the only privately-held, family-owned and operated pet food cannery in the United States. Dedicated to improving the health, length, and quality of life of pets through wholesome, hand-packed nutrition, Evanger’s has NEVER been involved in a recall, voluntary or mandatory, throughout its 78-year history. Made in the USA, in the kitchen of Evanger’s, each farm-fresh food ingredient is not only made and sourced in the United States, but also hand collected daily from human-grade USDA inspected facilities. 90% of ingredients are sourced within 50 miles of the Illinois plant, and are used within 24 hours. Evanger’s is committed to its partnership with independent pet retailers. 
STORE LOCATOR: www.evangersdogfood.com/stores
WEBSITE: www.evangersdogfood.com
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/evangers
TWITTER: www.twitter.com/Evangers

PINTEREST: www.pinterest.com/evangerspet
INSTAGRAM:
http://instagram.com/evangerspetfood

 

Locomotion Pet Treats introduces our arthritis & joint cookies for aging and active dogs in a delicious treat.

Using 100% USA human grade glucosamine and chondroitin along with 3 other key ingredients, our supplement cookies give your dog multiple benefits. They increase cartilage growth, replenish joints synovial fluid, boost the immune system, improve circulation, & promote healthy muscles and coat. It also has an anti-inflammatory so it reduces pain. No messy powders, liquid or pills to deal with! Your dog will look forward to his daily supplement cookie and increased mobility.

Made is USA.

Give your dog the gift of motion. Give them “LOCOMOTION”

Locomotion Pet Treats

716.630.0884

www.locomotionpettreats.com

https://www.facebook.com/locomotionpettreats

Dan Dietrich - Owner

 

HOUNDED

The Lowdown on Life from Three Dachshunds

A Memoir by Matt Ziselman

HOUNDED
The Lowdown on Life from Three Dachshunds
A Memoir by Matt Ziselman

Dogs can be rewarding, frustrating, humbling, enjoyable, disastrous, consuming, confusing and exciting (sometimes all at once!). With a household of three dachshunds, Matt Ziselman knows all about the highs and lows.

In HOUNDED: The Lowdown on Life from Three Dachshunds (Center Street / Hachette Book Group; May 14, 2013; Hardcover, $20.00), Ziselman relays his life with three furry family members. Living with three dachshunds can be a challenge, an adventure and sometimes a pain in the neck.  But even after all the poop is scooped and dog hair is removed from the couch, Ziselman knows his dogs have given him and his family much more than they have taken. 

Ziselman shares the idiosyncrasies of each dachshund, from Baxter’s obsessive staring, to Maya’s irrational fear of the front door, to Molly’s inexhaustible, wiggling happiness. He sees in each trait not peculiarity (well maybe some) but a unique wisdom. Ziselman shares what each dog has taught him about his own life, lessons we would all benefit from learning.

Some hot-dog sized wisdom from Baxter, Maya, and Molly:
•    If you’re going to be moody, happy is a good choice.
•    Time moves fast enough on its own, don’t rush it.
•    Emotions are complicated; kisses are pretty straightforward.
•    All you need are one or two good friends. Any species will do.
•    If it belongs to you, prove it.
•    Even with a messy past, the present can still be pretty neat.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Matt Ziselman grew up in Long Island, New York. First as a copywriter, and later as a Creative Director, Ziselman has been involved in marketing some of the world’s leading brands. When he’s not busy writing about himself in the third person, Ziselman lives in New Jersey where he tries to keep three Dachshunds, a daughter and a wife blissfully happy, but not necessarily in that order.

HOUNDED: The Lowdown on Life from Three Dachshunds
By Matt Ziselman
Center Street  ∙  Hardcover
Publication date: May 14, 2013
288 pages  ∙  $20.00
ISBN: 978-1-4555-2702-1
E-book ISBN: 978-1-4555-2700-7

 

HOUNDED

The Lowdown on Life from Three Dachshunds

A Memoir by Matt Ziselman

HOUNDED
The Lowdown on Life from Three Dachshunds
A Memoir by Matt Ziselman

Dogs can be rewarding, frustrating, humbling, enjoyable, disastrous, consuming, confusing and exciting (sometimes all at once!). With a household of three dachshunds, Matt Ziselman knows all about the highs and lows.

In HOUNDED: The Lowdown on Life from Three Dachshunds (Center Street / Hachette Book Group; May 14, 2013; Hardcover, $20.00), Ziselman relays his life with three furry family members. Living with three dachshunds can be a challenge, an adventure and sometimes a pain in the neck.  But even after all the poop is scooped and dog hair is removed from the couch, Ziselman knows his dogs have given him and his family much more than they have taken. 

Ziselman shares the idiosyncrasies of each dachshund, from Baxter’s obsessive staring, to Maya’s irrational fear of the front door, to Molly’s inexhaustible, wiggling happiness. He sees in each trait not peculiarity (well maybe some) but a unique wisdom. Ziselman shares what each dog has taught him about his own life, lessons we would all benefit from learning.

Some hot-dog sized wisdom from Baxter, Maya, and Molly:
•    If you’re going to be moody, happy is a good choice.
•    Time moves fast enough on its own, don’t rush it.
•    Emotions are complicated; kisses are pretty straightforward.
•    All you need are one or two good friends. Any species will do.
•    If it belongs to you, prove it.
•    Even with a messy past, the present can still be pretty neat.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Matt Ziselman grew up in Long Island, New York. First as a copywriter, and later as a Creative Director, Ziselman has been involved in marketing some of the world’s leading brands. When he’s not busy writing about himself in the third person, Ziselman lives in New Jersey where he tries to keep three Dachshunds, a daughter and a wife blissfully happy, but not necessarily in that order.

HOUNDED: The Lowdown on Life from Three Dachshunds
By Matt Ziselman
Center Street  ∙  Hardcover
Publication date: May 14, 2013
288 pages  ∙  $20.00
ISBN: 978-1-4555-2702-1
E-book ISBN: 978-1-4555-2700-7

 

Spring Naturals™ Sponsors Adoptable Dog, Names Her “Spring”
All natural line of food and treats announces “Spring Into Action” community initiative
Mitchell, SD – Spring Naturals, the newest line of all natural dinners and treats for dogs, recently
announced they are sponsoring an adoptable dog in honor of their new “Spring Into Action” program.
The 1.5 year-old mixed breed female has a beautiful blonde coat and lots of sweet puppy energy,
making her the perfect namesake for the program. The newly dubbed pup, Spring, was rescued from
Chicago’s Animal Welfare League by Spring Naturals and nonprofit group Project Rescue
Chicago on March 21st. Trio Animal Foundation paid for her spaying, and she is currently being
cared for at Project Rescue Chicago until she finds her forever home.
Spring’s sponsorship was inspired by the “Spring
Into Action” initiative, which officially kicks off this
May. Throughout the program, Spring Naturals
will recognize everyday heroes who help animals in
need. Each month an everyday hero will be selected
and the animal rescue group they support will be
highlighted on the Spring Naturals Facebook page.
Each honoree will receive a 26 lb. bag of Spring
Naturals dog food along with a 6 oz. treat pouch
(estimated retail value over $75.) Next March, the
selected grand prize winner’s favorite animal
rescue organization or shelter will receive $2,000
(retail value) in Spring Naturals dog food plus a
$500 cash donation.
For a full year, Spring Naturals will provide Spring the dog with food and treats. By sponsoring the
pup, Spring Naturals hopes to encourage others to do good deeds for animals in need and support
pet adoption.
Bridgid Nolan, founder of Project Rescue Chicago, says Spring is adjusting well in foster care. As a
dog trainer, she is also working with the pup to teach her basic doggy manners to prepare her for her
new family. Bridgid noted, “Project Rescue Chicago is a proud partner of Spring Naturals. We believe
Spring the dog is a perfect example of all the wonderful, loving animals you can find at your local
shelter. It’s because of dogs like Spring, Project Rescue Chicago works around the clock
to save as many pets as we can in Chicago.”
To learn more about Spring the dog or to adopt her, please visit www.projectrescuechicago.org.
For more info on Spring Naturals and their Spring Into Action program, please visit
www.springnaturals.com or find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SpringNaturals.
About Spring Naturals
Spring Naturals is a fresh, new family of nutritionally balanced dinners and treats for dogs. Each
carefully blended recipe is made with real meat, whole vegetables, whole fruits and whole grains. Real
meat, poultry or fish is the number one ingredient. Then whole chickpeas, green peas and eggs are
added for a unique blend of high-quality proteins. And for every pet parent’s peace of mind, each
recipe is sourced and made by a family-owned company right here in the USA.
This fresh approach to feeding pets hasn’t been ignored. Pet Business, a leading pet products trade
magazine, recently named Spring Naturals the winner in the dog food category of their prestigious
2011 Industry Recognition Award.
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DOG GOGGLES, BOOTS AND TREATS TO K9s IN AFGHANISTAN

Sacramento, Calif. - Weeks ago, the nation's largest grassroots pro-troop organization, Move America Forward began a new program, sending care packages to military dogs working with troops in Afghanistan. Next week they will ship dozens of packages to dog and handler teams all over Afghanistan.

"We wanted to do something to help these highly trained K9's who save lives in Afghanistan by finding IED's. So we did some research and found that dog goggles and protective boots for their paws help the dogs deal with the harsh environment of Afghanistan." said Danny Gonzalez, the group's Director of Communications.

"We wanted to show our appreciation for the dogs and their expert handlers.The bond between the dogs and their handlers is very strong so we're going to send special care packages which include items that the troops can actually share with their dogs." said Gonzalez.

The care packages being sent include coffee, cookies, beef jerky, gatorade, deodorant and other helpful items for the troops, along with one pair of dog goggles, one set of boots and 2 bags of treats for the dogs.
The group plans to make their first shipment of at least 2 dozen boxes this Monday, November 21st.


"Stitch" a dog belonging to a MAF employee volunteers to test out the dog goggles acquired for the packages.



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