Dogs On Deployment. I have been thinking about this organization lately and it gave me the idea to spotlight organizations that are doing exceptional work. Today, I would like to draw attention to Fences For Fido. This 501(c)(3) non-profit is base in Portland, OR and their mission is to create safer improved conditions for chained dogs by providing shelter, a fenced yard instead of a chain, veterinary care, and spay/ neutering services when necessary.
This organization was first started in May of 2009 and since then, they have unchained over 800 dogs!! They do not have any paid staff and rely completely on donations of money, material and labor. Fences For Fido also does not pass judgement on their clients. There are a lot of reasons dogs end up on chains. FFF simply wants to remedy the situation, strengthen the bond between humans and dogs and educate. They even visit families after the initial fence and shelter are built in order to make sure dogs remain unchained, safe and healthy. If for some reason, the dog/ human relationship is not working out, Fences For Fido provides foster care for the dogs until a home is found.
If you would like more information about this organization, please visit their webpage. They also have a wishlist up on Amazon if you would like to donate supplies that are much needed!
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Friday, December 5, 2014
- Campylobacteriosis (symptoms: fever, vomiting and swollen lymphnodes.)
- Salmonellosis (symptoms: fever, shock, lethargy, dehydration and more.)
- Toxocarisis...aka.. roundworms (symptoms: vomiting, diarrhea and worms in feces.)
- Coccidia (symptoms: bloody diarrhea, vomiting and dehydration.)
- Cysticerosis (symptoms: anemia and anorexia.)
- E-coli, Giardia and Parvo (symptoms: diarrhea and vomiting.)
Let's face it, no one likes to pick up dog poop. It's gross. And in the winter, it is easy to just let your dog outside to do business while you stay warm inside. But, then it snows..and freezes... and snows again... and you can't find your dog poop. Then, in the spring you have a big toxic wasteland. That's REALLY gross. My advice, if you are trying to choose a daycare for your four-legged family member, check the cleanliness of their yard and ask about their dog waste policy. If you notice piles of dog poop everywhere or pee all over the floor, they probably or more interested in making money than your dog's well being. Or, they are in over their heads and have too many dogs per staff ratio.
Let's all do our part to keep ourselves, pets and environment healthy!