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Pratt Institute Student Jenna Chi's Work Chosen as Dog Show Poster
 
New York, N.Y. - The Westminster Kennel Club, partnering for the first time with Pratt Institute for its annual art contest, is pleased to announce that the winning graphic design "German Shepherd" belongs to student Jenna Chi. The contest was open to students and alumni of the Pratt Institute. Entrants were asked to submit a graphic design to commemorate the 142nd Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show held from Feb. 12 - 13, 2018.
 
Chi, of Brooklyn, New York, was born and raised in Taiwan, Taipei. Chi knew since she was 5-years-old that she wanted to be an artist. She made her way to New York City to pursue an art education and is currently a junior at Pratt Institute pursuing a communication design major with a concentration in graphic design. Her winning idea was to re-create the concept of putting main characters on a movie poster. She selected photos from different breeds and sports to represent the diversity of canines that attend the event. Chi's winning graphic design will become the commemorative poster and Official Program cover and will join other finalists' works on a set of notecards. Her work can be found at Jennachidesign.com.
 
PRATT INSTITUTE ART CONTEST FINALISTS
Jason Wallace - "Pointer" and "Photos"
Anna Williams - "Doberman"
Joy Yang - "German Shepherd"
Connie Yuen - "Boxer"
 
CHARITY RECIPIENTS
Each year, Westminster donates to a dog-related charity from the proceeds of its annual art contest's commemorative poster and notecards sales. For 2018, proceeds will create a donation of $15,000 to be awarded equally between three national breed clubs for dog rescue efforts. The inaugural winners of $5,000 each to American Kennel Club (AKC)-recognized national breed clubs engaged in dog rescue activities are the Bearded Collie Club of America, the English Cocker Spaniel Club of America, and the Great Pyrenees Club of America.
 
All events during Westminster Week are presented by Purina Pro Plan®.
 
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About The Westminster Kennel Club - The Westminster Kennel Club is America's oldest organization dedicated to the sport of purebred dogs.  Established in 1877, Westminster's influence has been felt for more than a century through its famous all-Breed, benched dog show held every year at New York City's Madison Square Garden. Today, America's dog show has expanded into Westminster Week which includes the Masters Agility Championship at Westminster and the Masters Obedience Championship at Westminster, both held at Piers 92/94. More than 3,000 dogs from the US and abroad make Westminster Week like no other. Westminster. There's only one. Visit us at: www.westminsterkennelClub.org or follow @WKCDOGS.
 
About Pratt Institute - Founded in 1887, Pratt Institute is a global leader in higher education dedicated to preparing its 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students for successful careers in art, design, architecture, information, and liberal arts and sciences. Located in a cultural hub with historic campuses in Brooklyn and Manhattan, Pratt is a living lab of craft and creativity with an esteemed faculty of accomplished professionals and scholars who challenge their talented students to transform their passion into meaningful expression.
 
About Purina Pro Plan - Purina Pro Plan is proud to be the food of choice for 10 of the past 11 Westminster Best in Show winners and 98 of the top 100 AKC All-Breed Champions.* With more than 400 on staff scientists, veterinarians and nutritionists, it is our goal to provide dogs with the nutrition they need to be their absolute best, to help keep them energetic and resilient, and to maintain an ideal body condition, healthy skin and a stunning coat. Because being the best he can be means something different for every dog, our wide range of dry and wet foods and snacks, sold exclusively at pet specialty stores, can be found in 80+ formulas across four specialized categories, formulated for a dog's unique needs. For more information, visit www.proplan.com or follow @ProPlan on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Vine or Google+. The brand is manufactured by Nestle Purina PetCare, which promotes responsible pet care, humane education, community involvement and the positive bond between people and their pets. A premiere global manufacturer of pet products, Nestle Purina PetCare is part of Swiss-based Nestle S.A., a global leader in nutrition, health and wellness.
*The handler or owner of these champions may have received Pro Plan dog food as Purina ambassadors.
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KATE MARA STARS IN THE INSPIRATIONAL FILM BASED ON A TRUE STORY
 
MEGAN LEAVEY
 
AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL HD AUGUST 22, 2017
AND ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD SEPTEMBER 5, 2017
FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
 
Universal City, California, July 13, 2017 - Follow the devotion and partnership in the remarkable film, Megan Leavey, coming to Digital HD on August 22, 2017 and on Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand on September 5, 2017, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Kate Mara ("House of Cards," The Martian) shines in her role as a military officer, beautifully capturing the unbreakable bond between two soldiers and their fight for survival. The film also includes outstanding performances from Common (Selma, John Wick: Chapter 2), Tom Felton (Harry Potter franchise, Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Edie Falco ("The Sopranos," "Nurse Jackie") and Bradley Whitford (Get Out, "The West Wing"). Megan Leavey on Blu-rayTM and DVD and Digital delivers a powerful and moving portrayal of the powerful bond between human and dog.
 
Megan Leavey is based on the life of a young Marine Corporal (Mara) whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq. When she is assigned to clean up the K9 unit after a disciplinary hearing, Leavey identifies with a particularly aggressive dog, Rex, and is given the chance to train him. Over the course of their service, Megan and Rex completed more than 100 missions until an IED explosion injures them, putting their fate in jeopardy.
 
BLU-RAYTM, DVD AND DIGITAL HD BONUS FEATURES:
  • Never Give Up: An inside look at how Megan Leavey learned to trust Rex.  
 
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FILMMAKERS:
Cast: Kate Mara, Ramón Rodríguez, Tom Felton, Bradley Whitford, Will Patton, Sam Keeley, Common, Edie Falco
Directed By: Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Written By: Pamela Gray, Annie Mumolo, Tim Lovestedt
Produced By: Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon, Jennifer Monroe
Executive Produced By: Robert Huberman, Scott Holroyd, Josè Luis Escolar, Nicole Stojkovich
Director of Photography: Lorenzo Senatore
Production Designer: Ed Verreaux
Edited By: Peter McNulty
Music By: Mark Isham
Music Supervised By: Julianne Jordan
Costumes By:  David Tabbert
Casting By: Kerry Barden, Paul Schnee
 
TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY™:
Street Date: September 5, 2017
Copyright: 2017 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 57187474
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 2.40:1
Rating: Rated PG-13 for war violence, language, suggestive material and thematic elements
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Run Time: 1 hour and 56 minutes        
 
TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:
Street Date: September 5, 2017
Copyright: 2017 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 57187470
Layers: Dual Layer
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.40:1
Rating: Rated PG-13 for war violence, language, suggestive material, and thematic elements
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1
Run Time: 1 hour and 56 minutes
 
About Bleecker Street
Bleecker Street (bleeckerstreetmedia.com) is an independently financed U.S. film distribution company founded in 2014 by Andrew Karpen. The company's recent releases include MEGAN LEAVEY starring Kate Mara, Academy Award nominated, CAPTAIN FANTASTIC, Gavin Hood's hit thriller, EYE IN THE SKY, the Academy Award nominated TRUMBO, the Blythe Danner starrer I'LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS, and the Golden Globe nominated DANNY COLLINS with Al Pacino and James Gray's THE LOST CITY OF Z. Upcoming films include Steven Soderbergh's LOGAN LUCKY, BREATHE directed by Andy Serkis, and THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS with Dan Stevens and Christopher Plummer.
 
About Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE- www.uphe.com) is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios. Universal Studios is a part of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
KATE MARA STARS IN THE INSPIRATIONAL FILM BASED ON A TRUE STORY
 
MEGAN LEAVEY
 
AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL HD AUGUST 22, 2017
AND ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD SEPTEMBER 5, 2017
FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
 
Universal City, California, July 13, 2017 - Follow the devotion and partnership in the remarkable film, Megan Leavey, coming to Digital HD on August 22, 2017 and on Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand on September 5, 2017, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Kate Mara ("House of Cards," The Martian) shines in her role as a military officer, beautifully capturing the unbreakable bond between two soldiers and their fight for survival. The film also includes outstanding performances from Common (Selma, John Wick: Chapter 2), Tom Felton (Harry Potter franchise, Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Edie Falco ("The Sopranos," "Nurse Jackie") and Bradley Whitford (Get Out, "The West Wing"). Megan Leavey on Blu-rayTM and DVD and Digital delivers a powerful and moving portrayal of the powerful bond between human and dog.
 
Megan Leavey is based on the life of a young Marine Corporal (Mara) whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq. When she is assigned to clean up the K9 unit after a disciplinary hearing, Leavey identifies with a particularly aggressive dog, Rex, and is given the chance to train him. Over the course of their service, Megan and Rex completed more than 100 missions until an IED explosion injures them, putting their fate in jeopardy.
 
BLU-RAYTM, DVD AND DIGITAL HD BONUS FEATURES:
  • Never Give Up: An inside look at how Megan Leavey learned to trust Rex.  
 
FILMMAKERS:
Cast: Kate Mara, Ramón Rodríguez, Tom Felton, Bradley Whitford, Will Patton, Sam Keeley, Common, Edie Falco
Directed By: Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Written By: Pamela Gray, Annie Mumolo, Tim Lovestedt
Produced By: Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon, Jennifer Monroe
Executive Produced By: Robert Huberman, Scott Holroyd, Josè Luis Escolar, Nicole Stojkovich
Director of Photography: Lorenzo Senatore
Production Designer: Ed Verreaux
Edited By: Peter McNulty
Music By: Mark Isham
Music Supervised By: Julianne Jordan
Costumes By:  David Tabbert
Casting By: Kerry Barden, Paul Schnee
 

Review written by Jon Patch with 2.5 out of 4 paws

Megan Leavey

Bleecker Street Media, Calle Cruzada and LD Entertainment present a PG-13, 116 minute, based on a true story, Biography, Drama, War film directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, written by Pamela Gray and Annie Mumolo with a theater release date of June 9, 2017.

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AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces New Research to Tackle Bloat in Dogs

RALEIGH, N.C. (June 1, 2017) Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (GDV, or bloat) is a serious problem for many canine breeds, but little is truly known about the causes of this deadly disease. While any larger dog can be affected, targeted breed-specific research can help advance understanding of potential genetic factors that may predispose dogs to developing bloat.

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) announces a new research grant to Dr. Michael Harkey of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to study the genetics of bloat and its association with specific genes of the immune system and gut bacteria. The research grant is entitled, “The Genetics of Bloat in German Shepherd Dogs: The Roles of Immune System Genes and the Gut Microbiome.” Dr. Harkey’s team recently completed a study in Great Danes in which they showed a significant association of three genes of the dogs’ immune system with bloat. For each of the three genes, one allele (variant) was found at high frequency in dogs with bloat, and the presence of any one of these "risk" alleles tripled the chance the dog would experience bloat during its life. Their findings will be published in an upcoming issue of the American Journal of Veterinary Research. The research team also showed that the bacterial population living in the intestinal tract (the gut microbiome) was altered in dogs with bloat and in dogs that carry these "risk" alleles, possibly predisposing them to bloat.

CHF’s CEO, Dr. Diane Brown, states that, “While we don’t yet know if other dogs show this same association of genetics and the gut microbiome with GDV, this new research will explore whether this association occurs in another breed of dog, the German Shepherd Dog.” According to Dr. Harkey, “Our hope is to define genetic markers for identification of at-risk dogs of all breeds, and ultimately, to design appropriate probiotic or dietary therapies to prevent GDV. This funding will carry us closer to these goals.”

With great concern for the health of their breed and the devastating effects bloat has had on so many dogs, the American German Shepherd Dog Charitable Foundation, Inc. (AGSDCF) has unanimously decided to donate full financial support to CHF for this grant. “This is all about giving back to our dogs through this important research,” says Debra Ann Hokkanen, President of the AGSDCF. “We applaud our Board of Directors and supporters who honor and remember their dogs through this donation. We are very proud to have the opportunity to work with CHF on this project as we give back to our dogs and to the remarkable people who care for them.”

Dr. Harkey is seeking samples from German Shepherd Dogs, and will send sample collection kits to those with eligible dogs. He can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 206-667-3369.

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About CHF

Since 1995, the Raleigh, NC-based AKC Canine Health Foundation has leveraged the power of science and research to improve the lives of dogs and their people. The Foundation works to prevent, treat and cure diseases that impact all dogs, while providing professional information and resources for a new breed of dog owner. Take action because you care; find out more online at www.akcchf.org.


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July 19, 2016

Los Angeles – based Country music artist Leslie Cours Mather will join host Jon Patch this Saturday, July 23, live on his Talkin’ Pets radio show.

The songstress is now promoting her newest single, the patriotic rallying cry for unity that is “We Are America.” Leslie explains, “With the increasing violence, terrorism, political unrest and division in our country, it seems more important than ever to remember who we are,” Leslie notes. “This is a great country, and I hope people will remember our amazing foundation and the sacrifice it took to become a nation in the first place.”  

While her first three singles were targeted specifically at the Country market, “We Are America” was released to radio stations of virtually every genre.

The past 18 months have taken singer/songwriter Leslie Cours Mather on an amazing ride, and it’s one she says she will never forget. “My first single was ‘Countrified’ - which went to the Top 40 on the MusicRow CountryBreakout™ Chart. For a debut single and a newbie who hasn’t had experience with the formal music industry, I was very excited about that. Then, we had ‘Hell Hath No Fury,’ which I started performing on a radio tour.”

The high-octane “That Was The Whiskey” followed, and all three tracks made their mark. Add to that a much-buzzed-about performance at the CMA Music Festival, three videos, plus a Christmas single, and Leslie has established herself as a newcomer of extraordinary talent.

LESLIE COURS MATHER's

"We Are America" A Patriotic Rallying

Cry For Unity; New Single At Radio Now

 

Nashville, TN (June 30, 2016) - Rising star Leslie Cours Mather's "We Are America"is a rallying cry for unity.  The new single is at radio now, and is available for free download from Mather's website to fans who join her mailing list.

 

Mathers wrote the compelling song immediately after 9/11.  "I was heartbroken," she recalls.  "But all over Los Angeles, you'd see countless American flags flying from cars.  Our country was unified - briefly."  Leslie, a self-professed Army "brat," admits to feeling a certain level of disappointment when LA Lakers' flags replaced the stars and stripes just a few short months later.  "I think that if people are indifferent we have a problem," Mather states.  "It seems more important than ever that we remember that we are a people united by this country we call home ... united we stand; divided we fall.  That's what 'We Are America' is all about - and why we're releasing it now."

 

The single is already generating an outpouring of accolades from radio personalities, programmers and music reviewers:

 

"Her emotional, high-powered delivery leaves no doubt about how close this song is to her heart ... (with) a bold arrangement and a powerful celebratory chorus ... she puts out the call for everyone to band together as Americans ...This is the right time for this song, period, and it's delivered by a singer who's got the goods." - MUSIC NEWS AUSTIN(Rick Moore)

 

"Perfect song for the times . . . Country listeners will get it." - WKKW Radio (Big John)

"Thank you Leslie for standing up for God, Family, Country and Our Troops! We Love the song and we will always have your back! Stand tall!! You are the real deal!" - COUNTRY THEN AND NOW RADIO (Tommy & Angela Mouser)

"Leslie is inspiring our country with this beautiful patriotic rendition, one note at a time!- ROKU CHANNEL Nashville Country Stars TV (Laura Dodd)

"It's an exceptional song that speaks the words that we all need to hear. Despite all the issues we're dealing with these days, the USA is still the greatest nation on the planet. Thank you for the reminder Leslie."  - WMCI Radio (Bub McCullough) 

"This is a song that needs to be added, and played, not just on the 4th of July, but year round. Thanks Leslie." - COUNTRY GOLD NETWORK (Mike Carlin) 

"Leslie is back with a song to pull us together in these times of division and indecision.  'We Are America' should tug at the hearts of all Americans. With attacks from outside and inside, "We Are America" IS the song we need to hear."  - KDKD RADIO (Dave Young)

 

 

"We Are America" shows Mather in a new light.  Her previous three MusicRow

 CountryBreakout™ Chart singles ("That Was The Whiskey," "Hell Hath No Fury," "Countrified") were targeted at Country audiences and more focused on the singer's sense of fun and showcasing her amazing vocal versatility.  Appealing to a broader scope of listeners, the new release takes an unapologetic patriotic stand.  "I always try to bring a message of hope and goodness into my music," Leslie says.  "I think anyone from a military family has a heightened sense of patriotism; I certainly do - and my hope is to see people fall in love with America again."

 

Produced by Denny Diante (Elton John, Barbra Streisand, B.B. King) and recorded at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, the single features Country/Rock band Calabama on the powerful repeated chorus.  Leslie recalls, "The atmosphere was a creative person's paradise, and when we started adding the talents of Brent Mason, Bobby Terry and Buddy Hyatt, it just kept getting better and better.  Every layer we added - musicians, lead vocals, background vocals, the mix, the master - the song just got more and more powerful."

 

 

Leslie's music is available for purchase on Amazon, iTunes and Spotify.  

 

 

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ABOUT LESLIE COURS MATHER

As the daughter of a Lt. Colonel in the Army, Leslie Cours Mather has lived all over the world.  She attended Vanderbilt University in Music City and during her time in Tennessee, she enrolled in acting school and worked for Bob Farnsworth at Hummingbird Productions.  From there, Leslie moved to L.A., to hone her craft while starting a family.  A chance business meeting introduced her to legendary producer / record executive Denny Diante who put her back in Nashville with a "Wrecking Crew" of studio players at Blackbird Studios.  The result is the disc, COUNTRIFIED, due for release later this year.  With influences ranging from Linda Ronstadt to Martina McBride and Trisha Yearwood, Mather presents a powerful vocal style that is uniquely her own.

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TPR News
Saturday, May 21, the 142nd day of 2016. There are 224 days left in the year.CREW
Jon Patch - Host
Jillyn Sidlo - Co Host
Lexi Lapp - Producer
Ben Boquist - Network Producer
Bob Page - Executive Producer
Special Guest:  PetStaurant Owner and Founder of The Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation, Marc Ching, will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 5/21/16 at 5pm EST to discuss Japanese herbal and holistic nuitrition for pets as well as his efforts to save animals

 

German shepherd found with his mouth duct-taped shut on Montauk Highway;
$2,000 also being offered by Suffolk County SPCA

NEW YORK—The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced that it will offer a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case of a German shepherd found abandoned with his mouth duct-taped shut on the side of a Long Island, New York highway. This reward is in addition to the $2,000 being offered by the Suffolk County SPCA, which is leading the investigation.    

According to Suffolk County SPCA reports, the German shepherd was discovered on Saturday, April 9, on Montauk Highway in Lindenhurst. The dog’s muzzle had been duct-taped shut, preventing him from breathing, eating or drinking properly. The 2- or 3-year-old male dog is currently being cared for by the Babylon Animal Shelter of West Babylon, New York.

“This is a truly sickening case of animal cruelty, and the heartlessness demonstrated by those responsible is shocking,” said Howard Lawrence, vice president of ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement. “While our ultimate hope is that these types of heinous acts never occur, this reward sends a message that animal cruelty will not be tolerated in our society. We thank the Suffolk County SPCA for its commitment to finding justice for this dog.”  

"To leave this dog unable to eat or drink, abandoned and frightened on a busy road is heartbreaking," said Roy Gross, chief of the Suffolk County SPCA.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Suffolk County SPCA by calling 631-382-7722. All calls will be kept confidential.

The ASPCA encourages the public to be vigilant when it comes to reporting suspected animal abuse, and to contact the appropriate authorities that are responsible for investigating and enforcing the anti-cruelty laws in their area.

About the ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, and celebrating its 150th birthday this year, 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 Instagram.

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