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PA passes historic animal anti-abuse law: Libre’s Law

I never thought I’d live to see this day. Thanks to a most bipartisan act of the Pennsylvania legislature, we now have stronger laws to protect innocent animals from abuse. Ending what was a near yearlong effort, the PA Senate unanimously passed Pennsylvania HB 1238, better known as ...

Shirley, you can’t be retiring?

Several year’s ago I met Shirley Fonda of Fonda’s Foundlings. This one-woman crusade has been saving the lives of homeless cats in the Center County region for nearly 20 years, rescuing more than 1,600 over this time. I just learned that Shirley is going to retire finally at the age of 81 ...

The life and times of Czar, a senior pup

Czar is a 13 ½ year old pitt bull who rescued his parents (Jackie and Paul) at the tender age of 9 weeks. This gentle giant is the pride and joy of his mom, Jackie, who loves to deck Czar out in holiday duds and showcase his pictures in fundraising calendars, contests and even on his own FB ...

AKC National Championship Winner(s)

If you've never been to an AKC Dog Show/Competition I highly recommend the experience. If you're like me, just trying to give a command for my dog to 'stay' is a feat in itself. To see these dogs at their finest, is well worth the time to attend or watch on TV.... - amyjo PULI ...

Take Action For Pets In Need

We are experiencing arctic-like weather conditions in December and I can't say anyone was quite prepared for this freeze. No pet should be left outside in these weather conditions. If you see an animal outside without adequate protection, housing, warmth (straw, etc), please speak up for those ...

Winners of inkspirations coloring books

Congratulations to our winners of the 3 inkspirations coloring books for adults: Connie (Maine); Rita (Tyrone, PA) and Amber (Hyndman, PA)! Thank you to everyone who entered to win! Watch for more give-a-ways to come!

Senior Pets Rock!

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month! In my world, every month should be Adopt a Senior Pet Month: Senior pets are far and away the best companions I’ve ever had. Having adopted/rescued seniors for the past 16 years, I never understood the whole ‘need’ for a puppy, I guess. My ...

Holiday Coloring Fun Give-Away!

I recently blogged about a new line of pet coloring books designed just for adults – no better way to relieve stress than to pick up a colored pencil or crayon and shade your worries away! Now, thanks to inkspirations, the original publishers of Chicken Soup for the Soul, comes a line of ...

Outside living is no place for dogs

A friend recently posted a question on social media asking, “who all had a dog/dogs chained to a dog box outside right now?” Now, knowing this friend, who is heavily involved in animal rescue and abuse prevention, we got her point immediately. Nobody better have a dog chained outside ...

Pet Lovers, Sharpen Your Crayons!

There is nothing quite like opening a new box of crayons. Something about the smell of the melted wax, the glorious unending rainbow of colors from which to choose, being the first one to use a Crayon… (I get carried away just thinking about it!) Coloring has been a highlight of most ...

Pumpkin – a trick or treat for your pup?

Pumpkin! Pumpkin! Pumpkin! I admit it! I’m now caught up in the craze and find myself addicted to pumpkin everything! Candles, pie, and now… coffee! Perhaps those aren’t the healthiest forms of pumpkin, but pure pumpkin (without additives and sweeteners) can not only offer a few ...